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  • 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...

  • Victoria’s top-notch performances

    Victoria’s top-notch performances

    The Victoria International Arts Festival, which came to an end last week, is the brainchild of the late and much lamented Joseph Vella and his highly dedicated, motivated collaborators. I cannot but express how very missed he is. Fortunately, his...

  • Malta Jazz Festival to open with concert and exhibition

    Malta Jazz Festival to open with concert and exhibition

    This year's edition of the Malta Jazz Festival will open on Monday with a performance by the Stjepko Gut Quintet and the launch of a photographic exhibition by Joe P. Smith.  Events will kick off at The Phoenicia, the festival's main partner, at...

  • The wonderlust king

    The wonderlust king

    Legendary gypsy punk band Gogol Bordello is set to hit Malta later this month. Lead singer Eugene Hütz turns out to be as uncompromising in interview as he is in his music. Interview by Ramona Depares. How do you describe your music? I don’t... I...

  • VIAF – Another weekend of excellence

    VIAF – Another weekend of excellence

    The first recital, held within the intimacy of the Aula Mgr Ġużeppi Farrugia, featured works for piano quartet with in between something else for violin and viola. Oddly enough, the four musicians involved did not perform as members of an ensemble...

  • The Neon Culture project

    The Neon Culture project

    Best known as the lead singer of Tribali, Eliza Borg Rizzo is recognised for her haunting almost mystical chanting. Vibrantly unique in her stage presence, she has a reputation for putting her audiences under a spell and thanks to a new project...

  • Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

    Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

    Archbishop Charles Scicluna, together with a group of youths, arrived back in Malta after an eight-day pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The young pilgrims and Mgr Scicluna visited the Jordan river where some of them renewed their baptismal promises,...