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  • Win free tickets to the Malta Jazz Festival

    Win free tickets to the Malta Jazz Festival

    Twelve tickets are being given out for one of the year's most anticipated music events - the Malta Jazz Festival.  The Blue Tangerine, Christian McBride’s New Jawn and world music supergroup Bokanté will be performing on stage on Friday. João...

  • Triq Cinemoon Festival delves into the mind

    Triq Cinemoon Festival delves into the mind

    The second night of the Triq Cinemoon Festival tomorrow focuses on the theme of being ‘In Mind’. This unusual festival, in its sixth year, asks its prospective audience to choose the films that are to be screened. The films proposed for this week...

  • This week at the cinema - July 18, 2018

    This week at the cinema - July 18, 2018

    Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018)Genre: MusicalDirector: Ol ParkerStarring: Lily James, Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep, Dominic Cooper, Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgård, Colin Firth, Cher, Julie Walters, Andy Garcia,Jeremy Irvine, Celia...

  • Zooming in on three decades of jazz

    Zooming in on three decades of jazz

    Those who don’t know master photographer Joe Smith’s work have the opportunity to correct that with a retrospective exhibition entitled Jazz Island at the Hotel Phoenicia’s Palm Court Lounge, which is running until Saturday to coincide with the...

  • Groove with the greats

    Groove with the greats

    Free jazz masterclasses are being held throughout this week as part of the Malta Jazz Festival. Participants in tomorrow’s masterclass will be learning from internationally-acclaimed Yotam Silberstein. The Israeli guitarist has earned his place...

  • Maltese musical tells story of the Magdalene Sisters

    Maltese musical tells story of the Magdalene Sisters

    Il-Ħanina Maddalena, a new Maltese musical telling the story of the Magdalene Sisters of Valletta, premieres tomorrow as part of this year’s edition of the Malta International Arts Festival. The musical, inspired by true events, tells the story of...

  • Watch: Man behind Borat gets US lawmakers to promote giving guns to pre-schoolers

    Watch: Man behind Borat gets US lawmakers to promote giving guns to pre-schoolers

    In Sacha Baron Cohen's provocative new comedy show, American politicians are filmed backing a fictitious program to teach kindergartners how to use guns to defend themselves in school shootings. In a seven-episode series which launched on cable...

  • Satirical show draws on Malta’s traffic congestion

    Satirical show draws on Malta’s traffic congestion

    The producers of Kelma Kelma Nota Nota are staging another satirical show, starring Ray Calleja and Daniel Cauchi. Entitled Klaċċ u Brejk, this year’s show is inspired by Malta’s traffic problem and tree-less environment and features comic...

  • Spanish nights in Strait Street

    The Strada Stretta Concept, under the artistic direction of Giuseppe Schembri Bonaci, is presenting two Spanish nights featuring works by Gracia Lorca, Pablo Neruda and Victor Hara. On Thursday, the Gozo Creative Theatre Club will be staging a...

  • A modern take on Romeo and Juliet

    A modern take on Romeo and Juliet

    Spazju Kreattiv is broadcasting a modern take on Romeo and Juliet by the Royal Shakespeare Company. This Romeo and Juliet is about a generation of young people born into violence and ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents. Directed...

  • Children coming together through art

    Children coming together through art

    The Maltese NGO Kopin, in collaboration with the Qormi Leap Centre, is holding the Little Book Makers Art Exhibition, showcasing the artworks of a group of Maltese and migrant children. Kopin offered free art sessions to a group of 20 children...

  • Drum and bass masterclass

    Drum and bass masterclass

    A free drum and bass masterclass is being held tomorrow by percussionist Philippe Soirat and double bassist Philippe Aerts, in the run-up to the Malta Jazz Festival. Soirat was born in Menton in 1961. After self-taught beginnings, he studied at...

  • An evening of music and literature

    A music and literary event by three emerging artists is being staged in Mdina on Thursday. André Mangion, guitarist and composer Franco Tartaglia and poetess Giulia Privitelli will present their works in the medieval courtyard of Palazzo Falson,...

  • Just enjoy it for what it is

    Just enjoy it for what it is

    Skyscraper2 starsDirector: Rawson Marshall ThurberStars: Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell, Pablo SchreiberDuration: 102 minsClass: 15KRS Releasing Ltd The skyscraper of the title is the Pearl, a 30-storey-high building, the world’s tallest skyscraper...

  • An incredible family

    An incredible family

    Described by the late, great film critic Roger Ebert at the time as “another example of Pixar’s mastery of popular animation, 2004’s The Incredibles continued the animation’s giant’s unsurpassed critical run of successes. And, 14 years later, that...

  • Channelling the city

    Channelling the city

    Young, up-and-coming designers were recently given the opportunity to compete for the design of a new bag for one of the most iconic brands around – Levi’s. Leanne Lewis’s creation, featuring more than a little bit of Valletta, was announced winner.

  • Making pop culture history

    Making pop culture history

    Iggy Fenech chats to local singing legend Chiara Siracusa, who will soon be taking to the theatrical stage for the very first time in her career in Dominic Galea’s original Maltese musical Il-Ħanina Maddalena. Wearing a leopard-print dress and...

  • Giselle at Pjazza Teatru Rjal

    Giselle at Pjazza Teatru Rjal

    Three ballet dancers from renowned ballet companies will be coming to Malta to perform in a full length ballet of Giselle, on August 4 at Pjazza Teatru Rjal at 9pm. Prima ballerina Luiza Lopes ( Royal Swedish Ballet) will be dancing the main role...

  • Party like it’s 2018

    Party like it’s 2018

    Part of the Valletta 2018 programme, Malta Calls, sees ŻfinMalta coming together with house DJ Per QX to create what is being described as a 360-degree experience of music, dance and visual projections. Ramona Depares interviews the Swedish...

  • Delivering and then some more

    Delivering and then some more

    The Maltese spring saw one of the biggest electronic music festivals hit Malta once again. Johnathan Cilia tells us what went down at this year’s edition of Annie Mac Presents: Lost and Found. Bodies covered in glitter, hands in the air all around...