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  • A ballet revisited, 100 years on

    A ballet revisited, 100 years on

    ­ A show celebrating the 100th anniversary of the ballet Parade, which premiered in Paris during World War I, left an audience at the Manoel Theatre in Valletta in awe. This 20th-century masterpiece features music by Erik Satie, scored to a...

  • Solar Cinema short films focus on migration

    Solar Cinema short films focus on migration

    Solar Cinema Malta will be holding a series of short films tomorrow at the University of Malta, Msida campus (car park 4). The event, part of Evenings on Campus, which runs until September 15, will be a casual evening under the stars, starting off...

  • Ballet classic Giselle at Teatru Rjal

    Ballet classic Giselle at Teatru Rjal

    Giselle, a compelling story of love, betrayal and salvation, one of the most romantic works of the classical ballet repertoire, will be performed on Saturday in Valletta. This iconic romantic ballet has stood the test of time, not just because of...

  • Howard Gardens to be transformed into campsite for Utopian Nights

    Howard Gardens to be transformed into campsite for Utopian Nights

    Howard Gardens in Mdina will be transformed into a campsite for Utopian Nights: Inside the Border – an event inviting the public to engage with art in unique and creative ways while spending a night, or more, in their tents. Forming part of the...

  • No franchise fatigue

    No franchise fatigue

    Mission: Impossible – Fallout5 starsDirector: Christopher McQuarrieStars: Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Ving RhamesDuration: 147 minsClass: 12KRS Releasing Ltd At the beginning of Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Impossible Missions Force (IMF) agent...

  • A fun trip for all

    A fun trip for all

    Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation3 starsDirector: Genndy TartakovskyStars: Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena GomezDuration: 97 minsClass: UKRS Releasing Ltd I may have mentioned on occasion that I am really not a fan of comedian Adam Sandler.

  • Italy’s jazz sensation talks music... and more

    Italy’s jazz sensation talks music... and more

    Jazz lovers are surely looking forward to Mario Biondi’s concert, set for August 8 at Piazza d’Armi, Fort St Elmo. Ronald Cassar dropped the Italian musician some questions ahead of his performance. Let us start from the beginning of your career.

  • The sweet spot of the absurd

    The sweet spot of the absurd

    Following a successful debut in Amsterdam, actress Ruth Borg will be performing her solo, original mime script, Ġina, in Malta. Interview by Ramona Depares. Who is Ġina? Ġina is a woman with a desire for something to happen. Something more than...

  • Shoving skeletons into the limelight

    Shoving skeletons into  the limelight

    July saw the launch of 111 Art Gallery, which took place concurrently with the inauguration of Mark Mallia’s solo exhibition Open Closet on July 13 – an inauspicious date in the books of the superstitious. Provocation and Mallia is a tautology...

  • Over 70,000 visitors at the Picasso and Miró exhibition

    Over 70,000 visitors at the Picasso and Miró exhibition

    The exhibition titled Picasso and Miró: The Flesh and the Spirit held recently at the Grandmaster’s Palace in Valletta was a huge success for Malta with over 70,000 visitors. This exhibition offered the first international presentation of 144...

  • ‘Art is what I am’

    ‘Art is what I am’

    How did your interest in art start? I was always drawing and painting ever since I could hold a pencil or a paint brush. I still have a few artworks from my childhood which mum has lovingly kept all these years! I remember her being proud of them...

  • Simply a collective moment

    Simply a collective moment

    The second edition of Utopian Nights takes place over the coming week and will culminate in a temporary museum put together by the public. Ramona Depares interviews Elise Pisani about the focus of this edition – borders. What is the idea behind...

  • A bacchanalia with soul

    Capitol K is back with a fresh recording, Goatherder, a sonic marriage between the Malta of primordial times and the London rave scene. Review by Ramona Depares. We have waited long and hard, but finally it’s happened. Kristian Craig Robinson –...

  • A story on faith, family and duty

    A story on faith, family and duty

    Apostasy will be screened at the St James Cavalier cinema, Valletta, tomorrow at 8.30pm. As devout Jehovah’s Witnesses, sisters Alex and Luisa and their mother, Ivanna, are united in ‘The Truth’. Alex looks up to her confident older sister, while...

  • Piano duo recital at the Manoel 

    Piano duo recital at the Manoel 

    Gabi Sultana and Mirek Coutigny are presenting an all-American piano-duo programme inspired by the American contemporary repertoire. From Massachusetts (Frederic Rzewski and John Adams) to California (John Cage and David Lang), Maryland (Philip...

  • Down memory lane

    Those who remember the ongoing outpour of Italian and English songs coming through their Rediffusion sets will also likely remember Gaetano Kanta, who had the ability to adapt that music to Maltese. His lyrics were not a direct translation of the...

  • Summer encore of Turandot

    Summer encore of Turandot

    An encore of Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot will be shown at St James Cavalier today at 7pm, as part of the Met Opera in Cinema series. Puccini’s final opera of the epic fairy tale is readapted by Franco Zeffirelli. The Metropolitan stage is...

  • Evenings on Campus is back

    Evenings on Campus is back

    The 26th edition of Evenings on Campus, which starts today and runs until September 15, includes an eclectic mixture of literature and song, comedy, dance, music and video art, science and a solar cinema under the stars. One of the very first...

  • Dominican order’s history in Valletta

    An exhibition tracing the Dominicans’ history in the capital is on display at the Dominican Priory, St Dominic Street, Valletta. Valletta and the Dominicans: A Common Journey brings together items provided by Heritage Malta and religious artefacts...

  • Etruscan urns at the Museum of Archaeology

    An exhibition titled Etruscan Urns in the National Collection is on display at the National Museum of Archaeology, Valletta. On display are four urns, one lid and one front piece that were stored together with a typewritten plaque with the donor’s...