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  • Entertainment, with a social statement

    Entertainment, with a social statement

    Malta’s public transport left such a strong impact on French film-maker Maxime Durand that he created an entire web series based around it. Adam Brimmer interviews him about the satiric work. When did your love of film start? Ever since I was a...

  • Not much of a change

    Not much of a change

    With the events of the last few years (actually, maybe decades) it’s easy to see how Maltese politics is the perfect starting point for a playwright. The real-life news splashed across our screens every day is already rife with drama,...

  • New piece in Maltese for young adults

    New piece in Maltese for young adults

    With an original script by Anton Saliba, Ninu tells the story of a Maltese teen dealing with all the issues life throws at today’s generation. Adam Brimmer interviews director Bettina Paris. What attracted you to this script? I was immediately...

  • Becoming herself

    Becoming herself

    I speak to Lucas Dhont on the phone from London. He’s happy and busy, promoting his film Girl, because although he’s not yet 30, he’s already directed his first feature film to critical acclaim, as well as some controversy. Girl has won, among...

  • A celebration of film music by Luqa band

    A celebration of film music by Luqa band

    Following the success of last year’s concert Movies at the Palace, the Unjoni Band Club of Luqa, under the direction of John David Zammit, is holding another spectacular concert focusing on film music at the Republic Hall of the Mediterranean...

  • Big in Japan

    Big in Japan

    Why Bo Ningen – and what is  Bo Ningen? In Japanese, Bo means stick, while Ningen means human, thus ‘Stickman(men)’ it is, like the most minimal version of a drawing of a man. Are we merely a projection on the wall? Maybe. But we strive to become...

  • The writing’s on the church wall

    The writing’s on the church wall

    Contrasting with the dismal news of collapsing Mass attendances and clerical sex abuse scandals, if one wishes to understand some life-giving messages of the Church, joining a Pietre Vive tour of St John’s Co-Cathedral is a good way to start,...

  • Murder calling

    Murder calling

    There’s nothing like a grizzly murder plot to get thriller fans running to the theatre – and An Inspector Calls promises to do exactly that. Jo Caruana dares to find out more, in this interview with director Michael Mangion. With the lively...

  • Artist turns shrapnel into sculptures

    Artist turns shrapnel into sculptures

    There is a violinist, a farmer tilling his field, and a cockerel with a propeller for a head. All were once rockets, artillery shells, or bullets falling on Lebanon's battlefields. Artist Charles Nassar has been transforming their dark, wrangled...

  • When dreams keep you awake

    When dreams keep you awake

    What started as a note scribbled for her parents in her school diary would go on to fuel a lifelong passion for music and performance.  Jessica Magro was only 12 years old when her voice caught the attention of her school’s choir director. Chosen...

  • Examination of everyday traumas

    Examination of everyday traumas

    Shakespeare returned to the Manoel Theatre yesterday after 10 years with Unifaun Theatre Productions’ staging of Macbeth. The classic tragedy is given a unique take by UK-based theatre director Clive Judd, who adapts it for a modern audience.

  • Concert of sacred music

    A concert of sacred music will be held at St Dominic’s Priory Church, Rabat tomorrow at 5.30pm. The Sorrowful Mysteries from Heinrich Biber’s rare Rosarien Sonatas (strings and continuo organ) will be played by performers Sarah Spiteri, Joanne...

  • Real life events in film

    Boy Erased tells the true coming of age and coming out story of Jared Eamons (Lucas Hedges), the son of a Baptist pastor in a rural, small American town who is viciously outed to his parents (Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe) at age 19.  Fearing a...

  • Will it rain or will the sun shine?

    Kids Dig Science is coordinated by the Science in the City team at the Malta Chamber of Scientists. This season, the team is once again meeting with the scientists to find out the latest in all things science, then cut it down to size for children...

  • Tunnel vision

    Tunnel vision

    In the last few months Wirt Għawdex has been asked by its members and the public about its position with regards to the proposed tunnel linking Gozo to Malta. Before a formal position is taken by the organisation, Wirt Għawdex will be holding an...

  • Private tours of San Anton Palace

    Private tours of San Anton Palace

    Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar is inviting its members and the public to a private tour of San Anton Palace and its beautiful staterooms which are rarely open to the public. This tour is being organised in conjunction with The Sustainable...

  • Gaulitana events for today and tomorrow

    The 13th edition of Gaulitana: A Festival of Music continues with two events.  The first event kicks off at 11.30am with A Musical Journey: 18th to 21st century by Giuseppe Fricelli and Daria Aleshina Piano Duo, Italy/Russia at the Ministry for...

  • Classic thriller sheds light on hypocrisy of Victorian and Edwardian high society

    Classic thriller sheds light on hypocrisy of Victorian and Edwardian high society

    English dramatist J.B. Priestley’s famous thriller An Inspector Calls is an MADC production that features a number of the island’s top performers at the Blue Box Theatre in Msida . As one of Priestley’s best-known plays, An Inspector Calls has...

  • Spontaneous theatre performance

    Spontaneous theatre performance

    Shawn Kinley (right), a top improvisation teacher from Canada, is in Malta to give Maltese actors and improvisers the opportunity to attend two separate workshops on the art of improvisation. The workshops are being held at Ibraġ parish church...

  • Scale model exhibition at the Malta Maritime Museum

    Scale model exhibition at the Malta Maritime Museum

    Scale model enthusiasts are encouraged to visit the 38th Annual Premiere Scale Model Exhibition at the Malta Maritime Museum in Vittoriosa, running until Tuesday. The various high-standard models which will be on display are considered veritable...