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  • Children's theatre season opens at Teatru Salesjan

    Children's theatre season opens at Teatru Salesjan

    Teatru Salesjan, Sliema’s community theatre, has launched a new performance season for families and young people. From March to May 2018 three productions for young audiences will be presented in a special theatre season calledNuna Palk, a...

  • When art meets science

    When art meets science

    As songstress Nadine Axisa gets ready to serenade audiences with Frank Sinatra classics in aid of the University of Malta’s Research, Innovation and Development Trust, Iggy Fenech has a chat with Wilfred Kenely, the CEO of the trust, about the...

  • Exhibition focuses on Gozitan realities

    Exhibition focuses on Gozitan realities

    Four contemporary Gozitan artists will unveil 24 exhibits at the main hall of the European Parliament between March 6 and 9. The exhibition, titled Embracing Change in Gozo, focuses on Gozitan realities and aspirations. Rachel Galea, Kris Saliba,...

  • Cinema attendance keeps level in 2017

    Cinema attendance keeps level in 2017

    In line with the high levels observed in the previous two years, the European Audiovisual Observatory estimates that total admissions in the European Union decreased only slightly by 0.7% to 985 million tickets sold in 2017. While this is 6.6...

  • Children's cinema day returns

    Children's cinema day returns

    KRS Releasing is holding the first of the twice-yearly Children Cinema Day events on March 10, when 15 specially-selected films for children will be screened. The list on offer comprises a variety of genres that range from animation to adventure...

  • ‘A real ride of a performance’

    ‘A real ride of a performance’

    Artistic projects are often held close to the heart but, for American actor Bryan Jennings, returning to Malta to take part in a local production after a 10-year hiatus from the island really does mean the world. “I am so excited to be back,”...

  • This week at the cinema - February 14, 2018

    This week at the cinema - February 14, 2018

    Phantom thread (2018)Genre: DramaDirector: Paul Thomas AndersonStarring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Vicky Krieps, Lesley ManvilleDuration: 130 minutesClass: 15KRS Releasing Ltd Daniel Day-Lewis returns to the big screen for one last time as the...

  • Models voice support as Gigi Hadid speaks about weight loss

    Models voice support as Gigi Hadid speaks about weight loss

    Models have rushed to support Gigi Hadid after she was forced to defend herself from body shamers. The catwalk star had posted a lengthy explanation about why she has lost weight over recent years, saying that when she started modelling she had...

  • Angelic voices and composer performing in aid of charity

    Angelic voices and composer performing in aid of charity

    Angelic voices and music from the heart will feature prominently in two concerts being held next month in aid of the Community Chest Fund. The renowned Vienna Boys Choir will perform on March 20 and pianist, composer and conductor Ezio Bosso...

  • The fuss continues

    The fuss continues

    It started life in 2011: a romantic, erotically tinged novel by British author E. L. James. Fifty Shades of Grey was the first instalment in the Fifty Shades trilogy tracing the relationship between young, inexperienced college graduate Anastasia...

  • A rollicking adventure

    A rollicking adventure

    Paula Fleri-Soler finds out more about the Spanish animated hit Tad the Lost Explorer, as the second instalment in the franchise hits the big screen. Released in 2012, Tad the Lost Explorer was a Spanish animated movie about a Spanish bricklayer...

  • Guinness World Record holder Billy Nasty at Liquid

    Guinness World Record holder for the first commercially-released DJ mix, Billy Nasty will be headlining Electroniché on February 17 at Liquid, San Ġwann, with Mr Nasty himself at the helm. Billy Nasty has never been considered just a deejay; he...

  • National theatre production puts spotlight on boxing

    Raymond ‘Fight’ Beck, penned by Andre Mangion,  is Teatru Malta’s upcoming production, which will premiere at St James Cavalier theatre on March 10. The recently-founded national theatre is producing the play in association with Spazju Kreattiv,...

  • Storytelling, the funny kind

    Storytelling, the funny kind

    Conor Drum will soon be bringing his notorious quips to the Maltese stage for the next Eden Comedy Club event. Interview by Ramona Depares. How do you describe your type of humour? My type of humour is observational and involves storytelling. I...

  • Mothers and daughters

    Mothers and daughters

    What attracted you to Memory of Water? I love a good black comedy so that was the first thing. I only realised later that mine is the least funny character of the lot – oops. There is witty dialogue, interesting characters and a lot of energy in...

  • Don’t go outside

    Don’t go outside

    Is Adrian Buckle’s latest play really so controversial that only an American cast could tackle it? Jo Caruana speaks to director Dave Barton to find out. Anyone who has been following Adrian Buckle’s career since he first launched Unifaun Theatre...

  • Bursting with ideas

    Bursting with ideas

    Antigone is an important play. It is the play that sets out the great democratic plan for Western civilisation – the tension between the old, capricious antics of the Olympian Gods and the new, emergent law of man. The play revolves around the...

  • Iconographic compositions

    Iconographic compositions

    Part of what made Italian TV series Gomorra such a cult hit is its soundtrack, composed by Italian post-rock outfit Mokadelic. Ramona Depares interviews the band ahead of their performance in Malta. How was Mokadelic born? Mokadelic wase born in...

  • Joseph Calleja soars to the top of the UK classical charts

    Joseph Calleja soars to the top of the UK classical charts

    Joseph Calleja's latest album has soared to the top of the classical charts in the UK. Verdi entered the Specialist Classical Chart at Number 1, and was also the highest new entry on the Classic FM chart.  Compiled by the Official Charts Company,...

  • Kill Bill stunt coordinator: I wasn't called to set on day of Uma Thurman crash

    Kill Bill stunt coordinator: I wasn't called to set on day of Uma Thurman crash

    The stunt co-ordinator for the Kill Bill movies has said his team were not called on set on the day of Uma Thurman's car crash. Thurman, 47, was injured when her car hit a tree on the set of Kill Bill, the movie directed by Quentin...