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  • Raw, real, relevant

    Raw, real, relevant

    The Hate U Give4 starsDirector: George Tillman Jr.Stars: Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Russell HornsbyDuration: 133 minsClass: 12KRS Releasing Ltd An initial scene in The Hate U Give skilfully sets the scene for what is to come. Starr Carter...

  • In the Fade to open ninth edition of German film festival

    In the Fade to open ninth edition of German film festival

    The German Film Festival, organised by the German-Maltese Circle in collaboration with the Goethe Institute, is by now firmly cemented in Malta’s cultural calendar. Now in its ninth edition, the festival has for years offered Maltese and...

  • Aflame with flamenco

    Aflame with flamenco

    As Malta heads into winter, a troupe of professional flamenco dancers and musicians is bringing Malta some Andalusian fire. The Seville-based Compañia Maria ‘la Serrana’ dances out the themes of struggle, perseverance and attaining excellence...

  • The power of performing arts for children

    The power of performing arts for children

    With applications now open for the third edition of the Maltese Islands Festival, organiser Luke Mercieca highlights the benefits of the performing arts for a child’s development. It’s no secret that the performing arts can have a lasting,...

  • A festival that keeps growing

    A festival that keeps growing

    As this year’s edition of the Malta International Organ Festival got off to a rousing start last week, Adam Brimmer interviews artistic director Joseph Lia. How was your love for the organ born? My love for organs was born when I used to sing in...

  • The New Victorians to host interactive songwriting show at ŻiguŻajg

    The New Victorians to host interactive songwriting show at ŻiguŻajg

    The New Victorians are giving budding musicians and songwriters the opportunity to learn more about creating their own material in an interactive jamming session this November called Rave and Behave. In the show, there’s a competition coming up...

  • 35 years of X-Vandals

    35 years of X-Vandals

    The band that was instrumental in spawning a healthy metal scene in Malta is still going strong and, 35 years down the line, is getting ready to deliver a unique concert to long-term fans. Adam Brimmer interviews band guitarist Ray ‘il-Baħri’. Ray...

  • No Limits solo comedy performance, live at MCC

    No Limits solo comedy performance, live at MCC

    Never one to shy away from a challenge, Kevin Naudi is back with his third solo stand-up comedy performance at the Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta. The show, entitled No Limits is guaranteed to bring the house down, as the comedian...

  • Open Mic tomorrow

    Inizjamed’s 30th Open Mic will tomorrow not meet in a bar but in a palazzo – Palazzo Żabbar, Sanctuary Street, Żabbar at 3pm An exhibition, part of the Mahalla Festival, with the participation of artists from Malta, Turkey, France and Belgium,...

  • Dogman crime thriller

    Dogman crime thriller

    Matteo Garrone, the master film-maker behind Gomorrah returns to the crime thriller genre with the tension-filled and relentlessly captivating Dogman.  Marcello (Marcello Fonte) is a small and gentle dog groomer who wants two things, to look after...

  • MCI concert

    MCI concert

    The Malta Cultural Institute is presenting its second concert for the 2018/2019 season at the G. F. Abela Junior College Theatre, Msida, tomorrow at 7pm. During this concert the MCI will be welcoming back the Malta University Junior College...

  • Percussion evening in Gozo

    An exciting programme of 20th century and contemporary percussion works by Nebojsa Zivkovic, Ivan Trevino, Ian McClafin, Benjamin Finley, Pulse Percussion Trio, Iannis Xenakis and Gene Koshinski will feature in a concert organised by the Manoel...

  • David Hockney painting soars to $90m - a record for living artists

    David Hockney painting soars to $90m - a record for living artists

    An iconic 1972 painting by British artist David Hockney soared to $90.3 million at Christie's on Thursday, smashing the record for the highest price ever paid at auction for a work by a living artist. With Christie's commission, "Portrait of an...

  • ŻiguŻajg 2018 is finally here!

    ŻiguŻajg 2018 is finally here!

    After months of preparation involving hundreds of people behind the scenes and in front, the 2018 edition of the ŻiguŻajg International Arts Festival for Children and Young People opens today. This year’s festival offers audiences young and old a...

  • The Lover in Maltese

    The Lover in Maltese

    Il-Maħbub tal-Mara (Harold Pinter’s ‘The Lover’) is being held at the Black Studio, Malta School of Drama and Dance in Ħamrun on Saturday and Sunday at 8pm. From Upstart Productions Drama Company, director Jane Zammit has translated into Maltese,...

  • Multimedia exhibition

    Multimedia exhibition

    The works presented in the multimedia exhibition Dis, stem from the role and use of creative practice in research and its contribution to knowledge in the visual arts. They are mainly inspired by John Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost and hence the...

  • Singers wanted

    The New Choral Singers is looking out for singers aged 16 and over who would like to join the choir for its 25th season in 2019. The choir has just presented an International Premiere of ‘The Great War Symphony’ during a commemoration of the end...

  • The best of German cinema

    The best of German  cinema

    Award-winning films featuring performances by some of Germany’s best actors are the protagonists of the ninth German Film Festival being held in Valletta next week. Organised by the German-Maltese Circle in collaboration with the Goethe Institute,...

  • Concert of winds instruments

    Concert of winds instruments

    Best of Winds is a musical concert by the Mnarja band soloists at the MBC Theatre in Nadur on Friday at 7.30pm. The concert is part of the November Music Festival being organised by the Mnarja Philharmonic Society. Best of Winds will feature...

  • Different faces

    Different faces

    Wiċċna, an at once intimate and collective compendium of lith-printed photographic portraits, by Zvezdan Reljic. The quiet celebration of the immeasurable variety of faces that inhabit or pass through the Maltese Islands, kicks off at Blitz, St...