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  • Final concerts of organ festival

    The last three concerts of the fifth edition of the Malta International Organ Festival, will be held today, tomorrow and on Friday. The festival, which started on November 15, featured 19 concerts by world-renowned musicians performing some of the...

  • The curtain comes down on the ŻiguŻajg International Arts Festival 2018

    The curtain comes down on the ŻiguŻajg International Arts Festival 2018

    The 2018 edition of the ŻiguŻajg International Arts Festival for Children and Young People came to a close on Sunday. Over 150 performers and theatre practitioners took part. Over its 10-day programme, ŻiguŻajg 2018 welcomed 8,200 children from 45...

  • Politics, passion and power between a famous fated couple

    Politics, passion and power between a famous fated couple

    Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo star in a UK National Theatre production of Shakespeare’s great tragedy of politics, passion and power between a famous fated couple, Antony and Cleopatra. It is being screened live at Spazju Kreattiv Cinema on...

  • Spanish crime drama film

    Spanish crime drama film

    The Spanish language film The Secret in Their Eyes (El secreto de sus ojos), a 2009 crime drama film directed by Juan José Campanella, will be screened tomorrow at 7.30pm at Spazju Kreattiv cinema. Attendance is free, but booking is required. The...

  • From Brussels to Valletta: Maltese writer’s stories in melting pot of art

    From Brussels to Valletta: Maltese writer’s stories in melting pot of art

    A series of interdisciplinary events that were first seen during Brussels’ famed Rue de Flandre’s annual street market is now coming to Valletta, bringing together eight Maltese and foreign artists in a re-interpretation of a collection of short...

  • International artistic performance at Valletta Contemporary

    Blurring boundaries between art and performance, Verbi: mill-bieb ’il ġewwa is an interdisciplinary show devised by eight multinational artists taking place at Valletta Contemporary later this week. Verbi is designed as a promenade performative...

  • When trauma impacts the life of a woman

    When trauma impacts the life of a woman

    On Her Shoulders, a documentary by Alexandria Bombach about Nadia Murad, a 23-year-old Yazidi who survived genocide and sexual slavery by Islamic State fighters in Mosul in 2014, will be screened tomorrow at Spazju Kreattiv Cinema,...

  • Endeavour of great proportions

    Endeavour of great proportions

    A group of individuals with different intellectual needs will come together to present (In)Visi­bility, a double bill of inclusive theatre and music performances, as part of the Valletta 2018 Cultural Programme. The show will take place at the...

  • The reality of relationships

    The reality of relationships

    Walt Disney Animation Studios Ralph Breaks the Internet welcomes back to the big screen the video-game bad guy Ralph and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz, who we first met in 2012’s Wreck-It Ralph. The sequel was created by the original film’s...

  • Bromance, love story and heist

    Bromance, love story and heist

    The legend of Robin Hood is one that has been told time and time again over the centuries; the character first thought to have appeared in a poem in the late 1300s. In the 15th century, Robin and his Merry Men starred in a series of ballads as...

  • Originating from an ache

    Originating from an ache

    Fusing two nouns as a symbolic representation of two strands within an artistic family, V O/E Racity – A Dialogue showcases Paul and Thomas Scerri’s individual, artistic approach to the plight of our environment. Review by Joseph Agius. Families...

  • Vaudeville for the whole family

    Vaudeville for the whole family

    An illusionist from Russia; a family of clowns and a Charlie Chaplin impersonator and plate spinner from Bulgaria; a juggler from the Czech Republic; The Maltese Motion acrobats; Brian Role the illusionist; dancers, comedians and presenters… The...

  • A band of many flavours

    A band of many flavours

    Their story starts, as most bands do, with a jamming session among friends somewhere in Kalkara. “It was just guitarist Owen Grech, drummer Julian Mallia and myself on bass back then,” says Michael Spiteri, the only remaining founder member in the...

  • Rock with a touch of revolt

    Rock with a touch of revolt

    With their new album Regħbus just off to a very positive launch yesterday, the guys behind the band Mistura place the entire political structure under fire. Interview by Ramona Depares. When did work on the new album start? We started working on...

  • International winners at Malta's Golden Knight film festival

    International winners at Malta's Golden Knight film festival

    Short films from Spain, Iran, Germany and France are the top winners of the 56th edition of the Golden Knight Malta International Film Festival. A total of 310 films took part in this year’s festival, out of which five shorts won the Golden Knight...

  • Six ways to spot a 'Malteser' in London

    Six ways to spot a 'Malteser' in London

    Living in London over the last four years I‘ve learnt quite a lot. I’ve learnt the best place to go for cheap curry on a Tuesday afternoon (just behind Warren Street Station), some awesome underground hacks (the Piccadilly to Victoria line switch...

  • Sing it loud

    Malta’s recently launched national choir – KorMalta – is holding its debut concert, Motets & Madrigals: From Sacred to Profane, tomorrow. The concert will be held at the St Paul’s Anglican Pro-Cathedral in Valletta, starting at 6pm. A repeat...

  • Malta International Organ Festival

    The fifth edition of the Malta International Organ Festival, on until December 7, is a true celebration of all that is to be enjoyed in organ improvisation. Programme TodayAll’ Italiana – Organ, flute and celloMariella Mochi (Italy), organ, Luca...

  • Christmas sound

    A Christmas concert is being presented by the Għaqda Musikali Sant’ Andrija, Luqa in the Parliament building, Valletta today at 7pm. The vocal and instrumental concert, entitled The Sound of Christmas, will be followed by the inauguration of two...

  • Etnika to expose Malta’s music history

    Etnika to expose Malta’s music history

    A concert by Etnika is acting as a launch pad for a major local project titled Music in Malta – From Prehistory to Vinyl. An initiative of Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti, the project covers the history of music in Malta through a series of...