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  • Queen meets Coldplay concert

    Queen meets Coldplay concert

    The Gozo Youth Orchestra, under the direction of Mro Joseph Grech, will this evening present Queen meets Coldplay at the Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta. It will feature a range of classic numbers from the vast music catalogues of ...

  • Maltese plays get their act together

    Every Saturday evening More or Less Theatre are staging two new plays in Maltese at different locations around the Maltese islands. Plays are around 50 minutes long and are being staged one after the other in a double bill. The performance spaces...

  • Get Up, Stand Up! UNESCO declares reggae a global cultural treasure

    Get Up, Stand Up! UNESCO declares reggae a global cultural treasure

    UNESCO has declared reggae, the Jamaican music that spread across the world with its calls for social justice, peace and love, to be a global treasure that must be safe-guarded. Born in the poor neighbourhoods of Kingston in the 1960s, reggae...

  • Qarabagħli, a new drama series on YouTube

    Qarabagħli, a new drama series on YouTube

    What are qarabagħli besides courgettes or marrows? Qarabagħli is the nickname given to a group of five friends in a new YouTube drama series, Matthew, Jason, Tyrone and Bjorn and the late Johnny, known as Johnny il-qarabagħl. Johnny il-qarabagħl...

  • U19 create their world

    U19 create their world

    An exhibition showcasing the work of U19 Malta – Create Your World is on at Esplora Interactive Science Centre in Kalkara until tomorrow. The exhibition marks an important achievement resulting from the two-year collaboration between Valletta 2018...

  • This week at the cinema

    This week at the cinema

    Suspiria (2018)Genre: Fantasy, horrorDirector: Luca GuadagninoStarring: Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Doris Hick, Chloë Grace Moretz, Malgorzata Bela Duration: 152 minutesClass: 18KRS Releasing Ltd Italian director Luca Gaudagnino, who made...

  • Etnika to launch a musical journey

    Etnika to launch a musical journey

    Etnika, one of Malta’s leading modern folk bands, will perform a concert to launch ‘Music in Malta – From Prehistory to Vinyl’, a project by Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti, a non-profit making organisation aimed at spreading awareness of the...

  • Malta International Organ Festival

    Malta International Organ Festival

    Some of the world’s most prominent international organists are performing during the Malta International Organ Festival, which  is in its fifth year running. Programme TodayOrgan and guitarKristina Vilotševa (Estonia), organ Neils Pfeffer...

  • The magic of water and light

    The magic of water and light

    An art-world disruptor at the turn of the 20th century whose obsession with capturing light and water broke all convention, Claude Monet revolutionised modern art with his timeless masterpieces. Water Lilies of Monet – the Magic of Water and Light...

  • Acclaimed film to be screened as part of '16 days of activism'

    Acclaimed film to be screened as part of '16 days of activism'

    The acclaimed film The Stoning of Soraya will be screened in Malta as part of the international event '16 days of activism'. Organised by the Malta Philosophy Sharing, the film will be screened at the Valletta Volunteer Centre, Melita Street,...

  • Long, gruesome journey to the top

    Long, gruesome journey to the top

    Based on a true story, One Mile Above (also known as Kora) tells the bicycle journey of a young man at the top of Tibet to settle the last wish of his brother.  It is a journey of more than 1,800 kilometres, during which Shuhao met many people...

  • Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci dies aged 77

    Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci dies aged 77

    Updated at 12.09pm Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci, whose 1972 movie Last Tango in Paris shocked audiences with a notorious sex scene that came back to haunt him in his later years, died on Monday. Bertolucci, 77, died in his home in Rome...

  • Meet artist Ray Piscopo

    Meet artist Ray Piscopo

    The Art Discussion Group will be holding its 160th meeting tomorrow at 7.30pm at Balzan parish centre. Artist Ray Piscopo will be meeting members and friends to discuss his work, vision and concept behind his new creations, themed Social & Modern,...

  • ‘You can be a professional musician and never be on TV’

    ‘You can be a professional musician and never be on TV’

    Finger-playing guitar virtuoso Jon Gomm was the man who showed it’s possible for musicians to win the crowdfunding and digital media game. Now, he is on his way to Malta for a live performance. Interview by Ramona Depares. Finger-playing guitar...

  • A well-made espionage thriller

    A well-made espionage thriller

    The Girl In The Spider’s Web3 starsDirector: Fede AlvarezStars: Claire Foy, Beau Gadsdon, Sverrir GudnasonDuration: 117 minsClass: 15KRS Releasing Ltd She first made an impact on international readers in the best-selling Millennium Trilogy by...

  • Revealing the layers

    Revealing the layers

    Does the ‘kobba’ in the title refer to a knot? What are the metaphorical implications behind your choice of title for this project? Kobba does not refer to a knot, but to the Maltese word for a ball of yarn or cord. In this case, it refers to a...

  • A bombastic operetta

    A bombastic operetta

    Trevor Zahra and Alex Vella Gregory, writer and composer of the upcoming Il-Madonna Tiegħi Aħjar minn Tiegħek production respectiverly, speak to The Sunday Times of Malta about what’s going on behind the scenes of this bombastic operetta. Tell us...

  • Re-interpreting the goddess

    A bunch of stereotypes can be a collective definition of a contemporary society that has morphed from the archetypical, male-dominated example into one in which the female of the species has progressively reclaimed a role predominant in ancient...

  • Doesn’t quite gel

    Doesn’t quite gel

    Overlord3 starsDirector: James GrayStars: Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell, Mathilde OllivierDuration: 110 minsClass: 18KRS Releasing Ltd D-Day is approaching fast. A team of American paratroopers are dropped into Nazi-occupied France to destroy a radio...

  • A more versatile sound

    A more versatile sound

    Following a very busy year gigging, The Busker is back with their second album Ladies and Gentlemen. Adam Brimmer finds out more about the direction the band’s sound has taken. When did work on this second album start? Most ideas for songs were...