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  • Unmasking the penitent

    Unmasking the penitent

    TheatreĦarsa ta’ Kristu St James Cavalier This was not the first time that Carlos Farrugia and Joseph Galea have teamed up to produce a play for Easter. The inspiration for this year’s work, Ħarsa ta’ Kristu, was the figure of the fratell, the...

  • Ryan Falzon in solo exhibition

    Ryan Falzon in solo exhibition

    Ryan Falzon's upcoming exhibition, We Can’t Be Lovers, is personal as much as political – it goes beyond depictions of intimate interiors, suggestive scenes and bold statements. Dynamics of relationships are changing so fast that on one barely has...

  • Macbeth live at the cinema

    Macbeth live at the cinema

     The Royal Opera presents Macbeth, Verdi’s opera on Shakespeare’s tragedy, which will be screened live at Eden Cinemas on Wednesday at 8.15pm, followed by an encore next Sunday  at 3pm. Verdi considered Macbeth to be "one of the greatest creations...

  • Calls for artists' residency programme

    Calls for artists' residency programme

    Fondazzjoni Kreattività Artists’ Residency welcomes proposals from artists and creatives for its Artists’ Residency Programme 2019. The call invites creatives from all fields to apply for participation in an immersive and community-based...

  • Royal Opera's Macbeth on the big screen

    Royal Opera's Macbeth on the big screen

    The Royal Opera presents Macbeth – Verdi’s opera on Shakespeare’s tragedy, which will be screened live at Eden Cinemas Wednesday April 4 at 8.15pm, followed by an encore on Sunday April 8 at 3pm. Verdi considered Macbeth to be ‘one of the greatest...

  • St Gregory Day programme launched

    St Gregory Day programme launched

    Festivals Malta has lauched the programme for the feast of St Gregory to be held on Wednesday in Żejtun and on the Marsaxlokk promenade. Like last year, the rich programme starts early in the morning and continues late into the afternoon. The...

  • Watercolour paintings exhibition

    Watercolour paintings exhibition

    Tonio Mallia's love for the as yet unspoilt beauty of the Gozitan landscape becomes tangible as one views his latest body of work at art..e gallery in Victoria, Gozo. His recent decision to spend more time living in Gozo has deepened the intimate...

  • An immersive universe

    An immersive universe

    Acclaimed film-maker Steven Spielberg follows up his account of a real-world event in The Post with a story set in 2045 in the imaginary, digital world called Oasis, an immersive virtual universe where most of humanity spend their days.  This is...

  • Very little dramatic interest

    Very little dramatic interest

    Birth of the Dragon4 starsDirector: George NolfiStars: Billy Magnussen, Yu Xia, Philip NgDuration: 95 minsClass: 12KRS Releasing Ltd In San Francisco in the 1960s, a legendary fight took place between Bruce Lee – then an aspiring actor and kung fu...

  • Camo pop at Rock the South

    Camo pop at Rock the South

    Ramona Depares interviews Ema Drei, the singer-songwriter behind the solo project Giungla, ahead of her performance at this year’s Rock the South festival. Your solo career as Giungla has been going strong for over a year – how has the experience...

  • Merging classic and contemporary

    Merging classic and contemporary

    The first appointment in Modern Music Days’ Regional Concert Series will see Pietru Caxaro’s 15 th-century poem, Il-Kantilena, come to life in a new composition by Luc Houtkamp. The Dutch composer chats to Iggy Fenech about what audiences can...

  • A universal theme

    A universal theme

    Mouly Surya made her directorial debut with Fiski in 2008, which earned her four awards at the Indonesian Film Festival that same year including best director and best screenplay. Her second film, titled What They Don’t Talk About When They Talk...

  • Malta Philharmonic Orchestra turns 50

    Malta Philharmonic Orchestra turns 50

    The Malta Philharmonic Orchestra is celebrating half a century of music as it marks the 50th anniversary of its foundation today. The orchestra began life as the Manoel Theatre Orchestra on April 1, 1968, from the ashes of the ‘C-in-C’ orchestra...

  • A formidable offering by young performers

    A formidable offering by young performers

    Often remaining the domain of student theatre and the more experimental fringes, devised theatre is finding more of a foothold on the Maltese scene via youth troupes such as the Teatru Manoel Youth Theatre. Sitting down to watch Masquerade’s...

  • Join the darkwave

    Join the darkwave

    Adrian Hates, lead singer and founding member of German darkwave band Diary of Dreams, chats to Iggy Fenech about the band’s beginnings, the inspiration behind their latest album and their upcoming concert in Malta. A lot can change in 29 years.

  • International Spring Orchestra Festival returns

    International Spring Orchestra Festival returns

    For its 12th edition, the International Spring Orchestra Festival has joined forces with Festivals Malta and the Valletta 2018 Foundation. The much lauded ISOFestival will kick off on April 6, raising the curtain on nine days of high-quality...

  • Watch: Ira Losco releases new single and video

    Watch: Ira Losco releases new single and video

    One In A Million is Ira Losco’s new single from her upcoming double album. A first listen to the new single was exclusive to those who attended her sold out concert last December, but has been kept under wraps until now. The music video, which has...

  • Malta-based and Polish artist in culture exchange

    Malta-based and Polish artist in culture exchange

    In a collaboration between Blitz, Valletta and Culture Zone Wrocław, an exciting artist residency exchange is about to take place. Following an open call for applications in both countries, Blitz will be sending Malta-based artist Letta Shtohryn...

  • Record number of applications for Blitz artist residencies this year

    Record number of applications for Blitz artist residencies this year

    Blitz has announced the four incoming artist residents for 2018. Now in its third year, the open call for the 2018 Blitz Residency Programme received a record 200 applications, from all over the globe. This year's first resident was UK artist Anna...

  • This week at the cinema - March 28, 2018

    This week at the cinema - March 28, 2018

    Ready Player One (2018)Genre: AdventureDirector: Steven SpielbergStarring: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, T.J. Miller, Lena Waithe, Simon Pegg, Mark RylanceDuration: 140 minutesClass: 12AKRS Releasing Ltd Steven Spielberg returns to...