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  • Notte Bianca in Valletta

    Notte Bianca in Valletta

    Notte Bianca, Malta’s biggest annual arts and culture festival, will be held tomorrow evening in Valletta. All the city’s streets and squares from City Gate to Fort St Elmo will host free open-air events and concerts featuring music, dance,...

  • Learn and laugh at Malta’s history

    Actor/writer Malcolm Galea (pictured) will deliver the first in a series of educational and comical shows entitled L-Istorja Kollha ta’ Malta (Bejn Wieħed u Ieħor) tomorrow morning at Kerċem primary school. The show, in which Galea gives a...

  • Talks on varied aspects of Malta’s military history

    Talks on varied aspects of Malta’s military history

    Three talks on varying aspects of Malta’s military history are being held during the Notre Dame Gate Book Fair being organised by Fondazzjoni Wirt Artna between today and Sunday at Bieb is-Sultan, Vittoriosa. Tomorrow at 6.30pm George Cini will...

  • Art exhibition by Anthony Lucian Cauchi

    Anthony Lucian Cauchi (b. 1948) is organising a ceramic art and oil painting exhibition entitled Brain Storm at Palazzo De Piro, Mdina, from tomorrow to October 28. Most of Cauchi’s paintings are interpretations of life around him, while his...

  • Terrorist attack on school recalled through children's eyes

    Terrorist attack on school recalled through children's eyes

    The Beslan siege, on September 1, 2004, was one of those world-changing episodes that most people still remember. Even now, 14 years later, many recall staring at news screens as events unfolded – children and their families were held hostage by...

  • Peggy Sue, made famous by Buddy Holly's rock classic, dies aged 78

    Peggy Sue, made famous by Buddy Holly's rock classic, dies aged 78

    Peggy Sue Gerron, whose name has echoed in the annals of rock 'n' roll history for six decades as the crush in the Buddy Holly classic song Peggy Sue, has died at the age of 78 in Lubbock, Texas, where she and Holly went to high school, officials...

  • Military history book fair and exhibition

    Military history book fair and exhibition

    A wide selection of military history, general history, maritime, aviation, children’s, WWI and WWII books will be on sale at discounted prices at the Notre Dame Gate book fair being organised by Fondazzjoni Wirt Artna, the Malta heritage trust, ...

  • Relive Valletta’s past and present as seen by Dragut

    Relive Valletta’s past and present as seen by Dragut

    Xagħret Mewwija, a play that offers a fast-paced tour of the founding, building and development of Valletta up to the present day, will be performed at St James Cavalier this weekend and next. Narrated by the Ottoman general Dragut, the play...

  • Historical political power game staged in Malta

    Historical political power game staged in Malta

    Christopher Marlowe’s classic play The Jew of Malta will be staged by the MADC at the Manoel Theatre this weekend and next. The play is a story about a man seeking revenge, which cascades into a series of ever more murderous events, with...

  • This week at the cinema - October 3, 2018

    This week at the cinema - October 3, 2018

    A Simple Favour (2018)Genre: ThrillerDirector: Paul FeigStarring: Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, Henry Golding, Eric Johnson, Jean SmartDuration: 117 minutesClass: 15KRS Releasing Ltd Paul Feig (Spy, Ghostbusters) directs this mystery thriller based...

  • When brutal terrorism meets child-like innocence

    When brutal terrorism meets child-like innocence

    Brutal terrorism and child-like innocence are combined in the award-winning play Us/Them by Carly Wijs, which is being staged by Shrinking Violets this week and next at the Splendid, Valletta. The play is based on the horrific events of September...

  • Pianist Clifford Borg to perform at Berlin's Philharmonic Hall

    Pianist Clifford Borg to perform at Berlin's Philharmonic Hall

    Pianist Clifford Borg will be performing at the Enlightened Piano Radio Awards in Berlin, following his nomination for an award in the Best Holiday Album category. Mr Borg’s album ‘Eco-Harmony’ has given the Maltese pianist two chart-toppers on...

  • An act of political sin at Eden Cinemas

    An act of political sin at Eden Cinemas

    The Eden Cinemas will screen An Ideal Husband, a 1999 film based on the play by Oscar Wilde, tomorrow at 8.15pm . The plot revolves around Sir Robert Chiltern, a successful government minister, who is well off and with a loving wife. But all this...

  • Mourning for Charles Aznavour, beloved French crooner, dead at 94

    Mourning for Charles Aznavour, beloved French crooner, dead at 94

    French singer Charles Aznavour, who stole the hearts of millions with decades of haunting love songs, has died aged 94, his spokeswoman said on Monday. Aznavour passed away overnight at one of his homes, in the village of Mouries north of the...

  • Cliff Zammit Stevens’ 10th Anniversary Concert

    Cliff Zammit Stevens’ 10th Anniversary Concert

    Renowned Maltese tenor Cliff Zammit Stevens will celebrate the 10th anniversary of his career by giving his largest annual concert to date at the Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta, tomorrow at 8pm. Zammit Stevens will be sharing the stage...

  • Music+ mini-festival events

    Music+ mini-festival events

    A series of events will be held this week as part of the Music+ mini-festival currently being organised by the Classique Foundation, a non-profitable cultural organisation that aims to promote music culture in the Maltese islands by organising...

  • Last Solar Cinema screening

    Last Solar Cinema screening

    After touring the Maltese islands in summer, Solar Cinema is showing its last screening tomorrow in Paola. Entitled the ‘Best of our Fest’, the event will feature a selection of short films that have gone down well with the audience over the past...

  • Flute and piano performance

    Flute and piano performance

    Duo Silvio Zammit and Ramona Zammit Formosa will open the season of lunchtime concerts with a flute and piano performance at St Augustine Monastery tomorrow. The flute and piano duo will perform the 19th-century English prolific composer John...

  • Swing Nuages at The Gut

    Swing Nuages at The Gut

    Swing Nuages are today playing at The Gut in Valletta. The fun-loving gypsy swing and manouche jazz band currently features an eclectic five-piece group of musicians from different backgrounds, with Angela Vella Zarb on vocals, Karl Galea and...

  • A life-saving journey

    A life-saving journey

    MOAS, the NGO dedicated to assisting refugees and migrants, is presenting its documentary Fishers of Men at St James Cavalier. The film follows the Catrambone family as they embark on the MOAS (Migrant Offshore Aid Station) journey and gives an...