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  • Never rises beyond the obvious

    Never rises beyond the obvious

    The Nun3 starsDirector: Corin HardyStars: Demián Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, Jonas BloquetDuration: 96 minsClass: 15KRS Releasing Ltd There’s a meme that has been doing the rounds for ages that goes: “You can’t scare me – I was taught by Nuns”. Well...

  • All tension no tenderness

    All tension no tenderness

    Stitiching’s place in Malta’s cultural canon has been assured ever since it was banned back in 2009, a ban which eventually paved the way for the change in Malta’s censorship laws. And yet through it all I couldn’t help but wonder; what originally...

  • Fishing in the pond of childhood

    Fishing in the pond of childhood

    There are few Maltese authors as prolific as Trevor Zahra. Children have grown into adults with his immensely beautiful and memorable tales as companions. And, now, the author will be bringing his very special brand of magic to Xagħret Mewwija the...

  • Nature-inspired, atmospheric metal

    Nature-inspired, atmospheric metal

    From screen printing to music – how did that happen? Actually, my screen printing career and business started because my first band needed shirts (of course. I was in high school photography class, and they happened to have a screen printing shop...

  • Optimism, with a touch of darkness

    Optimism, with a touch of darkness

    British band Yndi Halda will be performing this month during the first edition of Rock the City. Ramona Depares catches up with guitarist James Vella. How did Yndi Halda get together? We’ve been playing music together since we were 11 years old;...

  • Celebration of the Chinese Moon Festival

    Celebration of the Chinese Moon Festival

    To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the China Cultural Centre in Malta, the Fujian Art and Culture Troupe will be staging a multidisciplinary performance entitled Melodious Fujian Moon Festival. The Chinese Moon Festival, also known as...

  • Busking festival in Vittoriosa

    Busking festival in Vittoriosa

    Cultural Events Brand Malta (CEB) is today hosting Electrifying Birgu at the War Museum in Vittoriosa. Local and foreign buskers, musicians and other entertainers will be performing throughout the evening. Red Electrick will be rocking the main...

  • Systematised stereotyping

    Systematised stereotyping

    TheatreSystemSt James Cavalier There is nothing more relatable than realising that you share experiences and cultural eccentricities with others. Whether good or bad, we all like to nod in acknowledgement of certain attitudes which we’ve seen...

  • Music at The Bubble

    The Bubble – A Festival of Life continues today with a number of activities and live acts. At 8pm The PlaKard Project will take to the stage with their set inspired by contemporary jazz, hip hop and experimental music. In January, the band...

  • Exhibition of seascapes

    Exhibition of seascapes

    Artist Alexia Coppini is debuting her new collection of oil paintings titled The Great Ocean. Marking 10 years of the artist’s personal relationship with the sea, a common thread in her work, the representations of big skies and vast seas portray...

  • Interactive theatre and music performance

    Interactive theatre and music performance

    Studio18 will today be kicking off their new production System. Cast members, together with song writing sister-duo, The New Victorians, explore what it means to be a young Maltese person, constantly navigating society’s expectations of you and...

  • Homegrown hero on the stage

    Homegrown hero on the stage

    The Teatru Manoel Youth Opera is today staging the opera Corto Maltese: The Ballad of the Salty Seas. This contemporary production is based on the cult 1967 graphic novel, Corto Maltese: Una Ballata del Mare Salato by Hugo Pratt, where avid...

  • A stitch in time

    A stitch in time

    TheatreStitchingManoel Studio Theatre The devastation of psychological trauma is the theme which relentlessly underpins the development of Anthony Neilson’s Stitching, produced by Unifaun and currently running at the Manoel Studio...

  • Piano recital in Valletta

    Piano recital in Valletta

    Clara Galdies will be presenting an evening of solo piano music at Palazzo de la Salle in Valletta. The programme includes works by Bach, Mozart, Chopin and Ginastera. Ms Galdies, 22, has been taking piano lessons since the age of nine, gaining...

  • Intimate portrait of a sculptor

    Intimate  portrait of  a sculptor

    Sixteen years after their first collaboration on the ground-breaking Rivers and Tides, filmmaker Thomas Riedelsheimer teams up with Andy Goldsworth in a documentary portrait of the influential British sculptor and environmentalist. An...

  • 800 events during 15 years of Chinese cultural centre

    800 events during 15 years of Chinese cultural centre

    Nearly half a million people took part in more than 800 cultural events and 125 training programmes since the setting up of the China Cultural Centre in Malta 15 years ago. Some of the events have made their way into the local diary and are now...

  • Koor A58 and Enkor in concert

    Koor A58 and Enkor in concert

    Local gospel choir Enkor is giving a joint concert with visiting Dutch choir Koor A58. The set list includes pop classics and catchy gospel tunes. The concert is being held on Saturday at Robert Sammut Hall, Floriana. Seating is on a first come,...

  • Art networking event

    This evening My Events will be hosting Blu Tack, a pop-up art meet-up that combines networking with an impromptu exhibition. To participate, attendees are encouraged to bring a piece of original artwork, which may range from a painting or photo to...

  • Maltese spelling bee

    Maltese spelling bee

    Għaqda tal-Malti, in collaboration with the Representative of the European Commission in Malta, is organising Żanżan Kelma, its annual Maltese spelling bee, for the second year running. Children between eight to 13 years old are encouraged to...

  • Examining family trauma

    Examining family trauma

    St James Cavalier is today screening the film Pin Cushion, written and directed by Deborah Haywood. Super close mother Lyn (Joanna Scanlan) and daughter Iona (Lily Newmark) are excited for their new life in a new town. Determined to make a success...