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  • The Jew of Malta

    MADC and the Manoel Theatre bring Christopher Marlowe’s classic play The Jew of Malta to the Maltese stage. The play tells the story of a man seeking revenge, which cascades into a series of ever more murderous events. It is set in a Malta...

  • Hilarious haunted hill

    Hilarious haunted hill

    TheatreXagħret MewwijaSt James Cavalier Xagħret Mewwija is back and is still a great crowd-pleaser in its shorter, revamped format. Trevor Zahra’s ribald look at events happening throughout the centuries brought together by their location – the...

  • Recollection of the Beslan school massacre

    Belgian playwright Carly Wijs’ thought-provoking play Us/Them is being produced by The Shrinking Violets at The Splendid, Valletta. Maria Buckle and Jacob Piccinino represent child-witnesses of the Beslan school massacre that claimed the lives of...

  • Vengeance and religious hypocrisy in renaissance Malta

    Vengeance and religious hypocrisy in renaissance Malta

    TheatreThe Jew of MaltaManoel Theatre It strikes me as incredible that it has taken this long to stage a production of Christopher Marlowe’s The Jew of Malta at the Manoel Theatre and yet, here it is – finally doing a much-needed run thanks to...

  • Dance theatre production

    Dance theatre production

    Artistic director and choreographer Irina Pauls performs It’s Schiller! a unique and gripping dance-theatre version of Friedrich Schiller’s fragments Die Maltheser at Teatru Salesjan, Sliema tomorrow and on Saturday. The show features on stage the...

  • Stories of exile and migration

    Stories of exile and migration

    The Rima Film Festival returns for the third edition with a showcase of films that reveal the diverse and subjective experience of exile and migration. While many of the cinematic and media portrayals on migration primarily focus on the negative...

  • Unique perspective of trapping

    Nassaba – Song of a Bird, written by Jimmy Grima, Joachim Robbrecht and Michael Grima, closely follows a theatre director/graphic artist and his father who is a bird trapper, and their relationship with nature. It is Teatru Malta’s collaboration...

  • Catholic Action assembly in Gozo

    The English More House School Choir will be singing during Mass led by Bishop Mario Grech during the Assembly of the Catholic Action Movement at Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary on Saturday at 6.30pm. Proceedings will be in Maltese, as will the meditated Rosary...

  • Contemporary art

    Contemporary art

    Nisġa: Storja Kontemporanja is an exhibition which seeks to feature dialogues between artists of different generations. The selection of works is put together in meaningful dialogues, each standing for a given narrative or facet. These works are...

  • At the shattered edges of the divide

    At the shattered edges of the divide

    TheatreUs/ThemThe Splendid The world as seen through the eyes of a child is a wondrous, hopeful place. Their view is coloured by their immediate surroundings, their family life, their childish rivalries and their intense friendships. Even in the...

  • Jeweller for the stars to give public lecture

    The Decorative and Fine Arts Society in Malta is presenting its first lecture of the season, From Downton to Gatsby – Jewellery and Fashion from 1890 to 1929, tomorrow.  The lecture will be held at the Salini Resort, St Paul’s Bay at 6.30pm.  The...

  • Learning more about Phoenician wrecks

    Learning more about Phoenician wrecks

    Exploring the Phoenician Shipwreck off Xlendi is the latest Heritage Malta exhibition. The exhibition focuses on the discovery of a Phoenician shipwreck which dates back to 700BC. Discovered off Xlendi in 2007, at a depth of 110 metres, this...

  • Romance and remorse

    Romance and remorse

    Redemption is first on stage in Giuseppe Verdi’s operas, but the composer never explored the theme as deeply or as personally as he did in La Traviata. Perhaps his most daring opera of all, La Traviata survived a notoriously unsuccessful opening...

  • Lunchtime concert at St Augustine Monastery

    Tenor Alan Sciberras and pianist Sofia Narmania take the stage at St Augustine’s Monastery in Old Bakery Street, Valletta, today for a lunchtime concert in another performance highlighting the works of operatic composers, including Giacomo Puccini...

  • Charles ‘City’ Gatt art exhibition

    Charles ‘City’ Gatt art exhibition

    Inspired by the title of a musical piece by minimalist composer Steve Reich, Drumming is a collection of recent works by Charles ‘City’ Gatt.  The paintings oscillate between transitional minimalist concepts and aleatoric music. Akin to musical...

  • Multi-country exhibition – a first of its kind

    Multi-country exhibition – a first of its kind

    A multi-country set of art exhibitions has been held over the last two months, in August and September,  in aid of Beating Hearts Malta. The exhibitions took place simultaneously in Malta, London, Brussels and Australia, and consisted of...

  • Subtle power of community

    Subtle power of community

    Marking her long-awaited return to film-making, Faces Places sees iconic, 90-year-old auteur Agnès Varda forging an unlikely partnership with enigmatic photographer JR as they embark on a road trip unlike any other. Varda and JR share a lifelong...

  • Tosca returns to the Aurora

    Tosca returns to the Aurora

    Giacomo Puccini’s opera Tosca will be staged at the Aurora Theatre, Victoria, on Saturday evening. The work, based on Victorien Sardou’s 1887 French-language dramatic play, La Tosca, is a melodramatic piece set in Rome in June 1800, with the...

  • Opera presentation at Cittadella

    Opera presentation at Cittadella

    Vivien Hewitt, the world-renowned stage director for this year’s production of Tosca at the Aurora Theatre, will give an in-depth presentation of the opera at the Cittadella, Victoria, on Friday at 7.30pm. The presentation will be complemented by...

  • The return of the prodigal spy

    The return of the prodigal spy

    The UK is in peril. Five days before the Prime Minister is to host her first G12 summit, MI7’s security is breached and every agent in the field identified and exposed. The only hope of finding the perpetrator is to bring an agent out of retirement.