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  • Not quite family friendly

    Not quite family friendly

    Any mention of Baywatch conjures up images of 1980s TV icons David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson running in slow motion in their tight red bathing suits, on golden sands against an impossibly blue sky as they went about their day saving...

  • Du Maurier for a new generation

    Du Maurier for a new generation

    Daphne du Maurier’s 1951 novel tells the story of Philip Ashley, a young Englishman who plots revenge against his mysterious and beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. His feelings become complicated as he finds himself...

  • A unique British-Maltese collaboration

    A unique British-Maltese collaboration

    Annie Mac Presents: Lost and Found recently got partygoers from Malta and beyond raving yet again, albeit not without some controversy. Johnathan Cilia reviews this year’s eclectic offering. Castle raves, boat parties, pool parties and four days...

  • 50 years of Fra Mudest

    50 years of Fra Mudest

    Melisande Aquilina speaks to Charles Casha in the run-up to the release of the sixth book centering around that most iconic of Maltese fictional characters, Fra Mudest. How many of you remember Fra Mudest? The kind-hearted, clum­sy, often...

  • TV's campy Batman in 1960s series, dies

    TV's campy Batman in 1960s series, dies

    Adam West, who earned a place in American pop culture history with his campy portrayal of the title character in the classic 1960s TV series Batman, has died at age 88, his family said. West, who was so closely identified with Batman for the rest...

  • Maltese magicians receive highest international award for Magic

    Maltese magicians receive highest international award for Magic

    Renowned international magician and illusionist Brian Role, together with his partner Lola Palmer, were awarded the Merlin Award 2017 for the "Best Magic Dinner Show" by the International Magicians Society (IMS) on Tuesday. Previous recipients of...

  • This week at the cinema

    This week at the cinema

    Baywatch (2017)Genre: ComedyDirector: Seth GordonStarring: Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Priyanka Chopra, Alexandra Daddario, Ilfenesh Hadera, Kelly Rohrbach, Jon Bass, David Hasselhoff, Pamela Anderson Duration: 116 minutesClass: 15KRS Releasing...

  • An immersive sound performance by Renzo Spiteri

    An immersive sound performance by Renzo Spiteri

    Popular artist Renzo Spiteri will be staging an 'immersive sound performance' at St James Cavalier on Thursday. The sound textures will be based on artist Victor Agius's works, currently being exhibited in Space C4. The audience will be invited to...

  • From nature, to nature

    From nature, to nature

    From artefacts dating back to the 1850s to modern objets trouvé, Consume is an exhibition that takes a long, hard look at the cyclical life of everyday objects made from natural materials, and what they say about us and our daily rituals. Here,...

  • Too old hat

    Too old hat

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid – The Long Haul2 starsDirector: David BowersStars: Jason Drucker, Alicia Silverstone, Tom Everett ScottDuration: 91 minsClass: UKRS Releasing Ltd The Diary of a Wimpy Kid movies are based on the bestselling series of...

  • A most inspiring superhero

    A most inspiring superhero

    Critics and audiences alike seemed to agree on one aspect of the rather poorly received Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice last year – that Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman stole the show away from her more fancied co-stars (and colleagues in the Justice...

  • Consiglia’s lace collection

    Consiglia’s lace collection

    There is no souvenir shop in Gozo’s towns or the seaside resorts of Marsalforn and Xlendi that does not advertise handmade Gozo lace. The Gozitan love affair with lace started over a century ago and, in a short time, Gozo and lace became synonymous.

  • Malta’s stunning landscapes

    Malta’s stunning landscapes

    Love Malta, by Fritz Grimm, is a two-month showcase featuring a series of 16 ultra-HD photos – most of which will later be donated to museums and art galleries. German-born photographer Fritz Grimm, who has lived in Malta for the past five years,...

  • Take a break from politics…

    Take a break from politics…

    By the end of today, half of us will be celebrating and half of us will be crying, but one thing’s for certain: we’ll all be laughing at this year’s panto in summer for adults – Little Red Riding Hood. The show will have a wonderful cast – Steve...

  • Thirteen pieces, four artists

    Thirteen pieces, four artists

    Collective exhibitions are held for myriad reasons, and there are also many reasons why collective exhibitions often look like bazaars. One of the key elements to a successful exhibition that showcases the work of more than one artist is the...

  • A high note indeed

    The Pope’s choir will be performing at St John’s Co-Cathedral next week in a rare outing from Vatican City. The Cappella Musical Pontificia Sistina choir, commonly referred to as the Pope’s personal choir, will perform a concert entitled Exultate...

  • Watch: Emotional Robbie Williams dedicates Angels to Manchester victims

    Watch: Emotional Robbie Williams dedicates Angels to Manchester victims

    Robbie Williams became emotional on stage as he paid tribute to the victims of the Manchester attack during his concert in the city. The singer dedicated his song Angels to those who were killed by suicide bomber Salman Abedi nearly two weeks ago,...

  • Soundgarden singer had anxiety drugs, sedatives in system before suicide

    Soundgarden singer had anxiety drugs, sedatives in system before suicide

    Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell had several prescription drugs in his system when he committed suicide last month in a Detroit hotel, according to the results of an autopsy released. Cornell, 52, had anti-anxiety drugs, sedatives, barbiturates...

  • Sergio Castellitto's 'Fortunata' to open Valletta Film Festival

    Sergio Castellitto's 'Fortunata' to open Valletta Film Festival

    ‘Fortunata’, the new film by established Italian actor and director Sergio Castellitto will be opening the third edition of the Valletta Film Festival. The 10-day festival, organised by Film Grain Foundation will take place between June 16 and 25.

  • Production promises fresh take on disability arts

    Production promises fresh take on disability arts

    Opening Doors will be staging Aħdar id-Deżert, a production which promises a fresh take on disability arts. The show will be staged at the Salesians' theatre in Sliema between June 9 and 11. Opening Doors focuses on promoting and actively...

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