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  • Game of Thrones quiz night

    Game of Thrones quiz night

    Flora’s in Naxxar is hosting a Game of Thrones quiz night today. Participants, made up of teams of three to eight people, will be tested on their knowledge of the popular TV series and stand a chance of winning a number of prizes. They are also...

  • Beer fest acts

    The Farsons Beer Festival continues today with performances by Firelight and Manatapu on the main stage; Mikaela, X-Vandals and Bound to Prevail on the rock stage; and Nick & Leona (from No Snow/No Alps) and Sam Christie on the Blues n Brews stage...

  • Spaces and bodies trapped in borders

    Spaces and bodies  trapped in borders

    Utopian Nights: Inside the Border is today presenting Geography of Lives,a performance and series of photos by Alberto Favaro. Favaro’s aim is to confute the idea that national borders are linear limits surrounding nations and that contemporary...

  • Photographs of an ideal home

    Photographs of an ideal home

    Visitors or campers at Utopian Nights: Inside the Border taking place this week at Howard Gardens in Mdina can have their portrait taken by visiting Congolese photographer André Désiré Loutsono, known as Kinzenguélé. Images of a wartorn and...

  • A sensory exhibition

    A sensory exhibition

    More than 30 members of the Malta Society of Arts (MSA), under the guidance of curator Roderick Camilleri, are participating in the official members’ exhibition entitled Perception. The show is being relaunched by the MSA after a short hiatus and...

  • This week at the cinema - August 1, 2018

    This week at the cinema - August 1, 2018

    Ant-man and the Wasp (2018)Genre: AdventureDirector: Peyton ReedStarring: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Pena, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Duration: 118 minutesClass: N/AKRS Releasing Ltd The superhero movie, based on the Marvel Comics...

  • Free concert in Valletta to raise funds for a new Dar Bjorn

    Free concert in Valletta to raise funds for a new Dar Bjorn

    ALS Malta is organising a free convert in of of Valletta's most iconic squares in a drive to raise funds for a new, bigger residence for people living with the motor neuron disease. The NGO, which is led by Bjorn Formosa and his wife Maria, has...

  • Helen O'Grady Academy opens in Vienna under Malta wing

    Helen O'Grady Academy opens in Vienna under Malta wing

    The Helen O’Grady Drama Academy will be welcoming its first students in Vienna from September under the mentorship of Alan Montanaro and the Malta branch of the academy.The aim of the acclaimed international academy is to provide children with a...

  • A nightmare vision of a domestic breakdown

    A nightmare vision of a domestic breakdown

    Spazju Kreattiv is today showing the horror film Hereditary by writer-director Ari Aster. When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter’s family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their...

  • Cave sessions

    Cave sessions

    Less than a week after the Kinemastik International Short Film Festival, Kinemastik is hosting Capitol K and John Johanna at San Brincat Cave, just outside Għargħur (also known as San Brinkau). John Johanna’s eclectic output uses psychedelia and...

  • Understanding cultural policy

    Karsten Xuereb is tomorrow delivering a talk on cultural policy organised by Philosophy Sharing Malta. Dr Xuereb will be analysing culture and cultural policy and how these are practised today in Malta. He will explore the relationship between...

  • A ballet revisited, 100 years on

    A ballet revisited, 100 years on

    ­ A show celebrating the 100th anniversary of the ballet Parade, which premiered in Paris during World War I, left an audience at the Manoel Theatre in Valletta in awe. This 20th-century masterpiece features music by Erik Satie, scored to a...

  • Solar Cinema short films focus on migration

    Solar Cinema short films focus on migration

    Solar Cinema Malta will be holding a series of short films tomorrow at the University of Malta, Msida campus (car park 4). The event, part of Evenings on Campus, which runs until September 15, will be a casual evening under the stars, starting off...

  • Ballet classic Giselle at Teatru Rjal

    Ballet classic Giselle at Teatru Rjal

    Giselle, a compelling story of love, betrayal and salvation, one of the most romantic works of the classical ballet repertoire, will be performed on Saturday in Valletta. This iconic romantic ballet has stood the test of time, not just because of...

  • Howard Gardens to be transformed into campsite for Utopian Nights

    Howard Gardens to be transformed into campsite for Utopian Nights

    Howard Gardens in Mdina will be transformed into a campsite for Utopian Nights: Inside the Border – an event inviting the public to engage with art in unique and creative ways while spending a night, or more, in their tents. Forming part of the...

  • No franchise fatigue

    No franchise fatigue

    Mission: Impossible – Fallout5 starsDirector: Christopher McQuarrieStars: Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Ving RhamesDuration: 147 minsClass: 12KRS Releasing Ltd At the beginning of Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Impossible Missions Force (IMF) agent...

  • A fun trip for all

    A fun trip for all

    Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation3 starsDirector: Genndy TartakovskyStars: Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena GomezDuration: 97 minsClass: UKRS Releasing Ltd I may have mentioned on occasion that I am really not a fan of comedian Adam Sandler.

  • Italy’s jazz sensation talks music... and more

    Italy’s jazz sensation talks music... and more

    Jazz lovers are surely looking forward to Mario Biondi’s concert, set for August 8 at Piazza d’Armi, Fort St Elmo. Ronald Cassar dropped the Italian musician some questions ahead of his performance. Let us start from the beginning of your career.

  • The sweet spot of the absurd

    The sweet spot of the absurd

    Following a successful debut in Amsterdam, actress Ruth Borg will be performing her solo, original mime script, Ġina, in Malta. Interview by Ramona Depares. Who is Ġina? Ġina is a woman with a desire for something to happen. Something more than...

  • Shoving skeletons into the limelight

    Shoving skeletons into  the limelight

    July saw the launch of 111 Art Gallery, which took place concurrently with the inauguration of Mark Mallia’s solo exhibition Open Closet on July 13 – an inauspicious date in the books of the superstitious. Provocation and Mallia is a tautology...