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  • Painting spiritual experiences

    A sacred art exhibition entitled Intimations, by Gozitan artist Aaron Formosa, is being held at the Banca Giuratale, Victoria. The main theme behind the exhibition is human existence in the light of faith or Christ – the spiritual light that...

  • Wider selection at book festival

    Wider selection at book festival

    The National Book Festival is returning with five days of activities and a larger selection of titles than ever before. National Book Council chairman Mark Camilleri said the festival, being held at the Mediterranean Conference Centre between...

  • This week at the cinema - November 7, 2018

    This week at the cinema - November 7, 2018

    Widows (2018)Genre: Crime, Drama, ThrillerDirector: Steve McQueenStarring: Viola Davis, Liam Neeson, Jon Bernthal, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Robert Duvall, Colin Farrel, Brian Tyree Henry, Daniel...

  • The Order of St Michael and St George in Malta

    An exhibition celebrating the association of the Order of St Michael and St George with Malta highlights the contribution made by Maltese and British subjects employed in the Mediterranean – a service that was rewarded with honours, pageant and...

  • When Lennon became symbol of freedom

    When Lennon became symbol of freedom

    The film Living is Easy with Eyes Closed will be screened at St James Cavalier Cinema, Valletta, tomorrow at 7.30pm. Based on a true story, the film is set in Almería, Spain, in 1966, where John Lennon, suffering an existential crisis, decides to...

  • Collective exhibition at Palazzo de Piro

    Collective exhibition at Palazzo de Piro

    Four artists – John Mayl, Eva Fekete, Kaissa Traore and Matthew Micallef – are staging a group exhibition of photograms, photography and paintings entitled House of Dreams at Palazzo de Piro, Bastion Street, Mdina, until November 30. For more...

  • Spice Girls to reunite, minus 'Posh' Victoria Beckham

    Spice Girls to reunite, minus 'Posh' Victoria Beckham

    British pop band the Spice Girls said on Monday they would reunite for a British tour next June although there was no mention of whether Victoria Beckham would take part. "Breaking Spice news," the band said on Twitter. "Tickets on sale Saturday...

  • ABBA Revival tribute event at Gianpula

    ABBA Revival tribute event at Gianpula

    Tribute band ABBA Revival from the UK will perform the Swedish pop group’s greatest hits at Gianpula, limits of Rabat, on Friday at 8pm. During the 90-minute show the multi award-winning ABBA revival tribute band will transport ABBA fans back to...

  • Three Palaces Festival programme update

    Three Palaces Festival programme update

    The Three Palaces Festival continues this week with a series of concerts to be held at the Archaeology Museum, Valletta. Mezzo soprano Clare Ghigo, accompanied by pianist Maria Elena Farrugia, will be performing today at 12.30pm. Violinist Ian...

  • Comedy show on books and reading at Malta Book Fair

    Comedy show on books and reading at Malta Book Fair

    Duo Danusan will perform a 90-minute comedy show in Maltese for all the family entitled Il-Kotba Jieħdu l-Ħajja (‘Books take on a life of their own’) this weekend at the end of the Malta Book Festival 2018 at the Mediterranean Conference Centre,...

  • Accompanying a young soldier on a fearful wartime journey

    Accompanying a young soldier on a fearful wartime journey

    A 50-minute drama/dance performance entitled Lest We Forget, set to music by Claude Debussy and poetry by Rudyard Kipling, Wilfred Owen and other ‘war poets’, will be performed at the Manoel Theatre on Saturday and Sunday. During the piece, which...

  • Analysing Brikkuni’s song lyrics

    Sephora Francalanza will give a public talk in Maltese entitled L-Idjoma Brikkuna fil-Lirika ta’ Mario Vella tomorrow at 6pm at the University of Malta’s Faculty of Arts Library, Msida.  The song lyrics of the well-established Maltese band...

  • Style over substance

    Style over substance

    The Nutcracker and the Four Realms3 starsDirectors: Lasse Hallström, Joe JohnstonStars: Mackenzie Foy, Keira Knightley, Morgan FreemanDuration: 99 minsClass: 12KRS Releasing Ltd German Romantic author E.T.A. Hoffmann’s short story The Nutcracker...

  • Twisting the American Dream

    Twisting the American Dream

    Bad Times at the El Royale4 starsDirector: Drew GoddardStars: Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota JohnsonDuration: 141 minsClass: 15KRS Releasing Ltd A travelling salesman, a priest, a singer and a hippie walk into a motel… no, this isn’t the...

  • Sun, sea and Abba

    Abba has the most remarkable effect on people. Regardless of generation, sex or even music tastes, an Abba song has the ability to get almost anyone up dancing – or will at least shift their mood and make them smile. It’s with that in mind that I...

  • Queen musical to be staged in Malta

    Queen musical to be staged in Malta

    FM Theatre Productions has acquired the rights to produce the award-winning smash-hit musical at the Mediterranean Conference Centre next year. Following the sell-out performance runs of both My Fair Lady and Mamma Mia in 2018, FM Theatre...

  • Everybody loves a superhero

    Esplora Science Centre is set to be transformed into a hub of activity as the most popular superheroes and villains from the cinematic universe take over. Adam Brimmer catches up with organiser Justin Camilleri to find out more. How was the idea...

  • A ground-breaking Tosca

    A ground-breaking Tosca

    The Aurora Opera House wanted to celebrate its 50th anniversary very much alla grande and succeeded in putting on one of the most, if not the most, lavish Toscas I have seen anywhere in the past 63 years. The peak in pomp and splendour was the Act...

  • String quartets and church crypts

    String quartets and church crypts

    The end of October and the beginning of November have always been considered a darker time than most: Catholicism marks All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day; while the social calendar gets ready to feast for Halloween – traditionally believed to be...

  • A celebration of arts and more

    A celebration of arts and more

    Preparations for the eighth edition of the ŻiguŻajg International Arts Festival for Children and Young People are in full swing as the opening date approaches. This year’s festival offers audiences young and old myriad productions celebrating many...