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  • Aida at Pjazza Teatru Rjal

    Aida at Pjazza Teatru Rjal

    Giuseppe Verdi’s charming masterpiece Aida is being performed by the Dutch-based company Opera Spanga in Valletta. Under the direction of Corina van Eijk, this dynamic retelling of the classic opera explores topical themes of conflict between the...

  • Dutch take on Verdi opera at Pjazza Teatru Rjal

    Dutch take on  Verdi opera at Pjazza Teatru Rjal

    It will be a different representation of Aida, Giuseppe Verdi’s opera, that the Dutch Opera Spanga will be staged on Thursday and Saturday at Pjazza Teatru Rjal, in Valletta. The production received rave reviews when it was presented as part of...

  • Photographic exhibition in Gozo

    Photographic exhibition in Gozo

    Abstract Reality, a photographic exhibition by Mary Attard, is currently being held in the Exhibition Halls in St Francis Square, Victoria. This collection is on a theme which fascinates Attard – besides landscapes, she loves the ever-present...

  • The Bubble returns next week

    The Bubble returns next week

    Malta’s most sustainable non-profit festival returns this year, and there won’t be a plastic bottle in sight. The Bubble is a seven-day ecologically-minded festival that celebrates contemporary art and music, with all proceeds donated to...

  • This week at the cinema - September 12, 2018

    This week at the cinema - September 12, 2018

    The Predator (2018)Genre: Action, HorrorDirector: Shane BlackStarring: Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay, Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Munn, Sterling K. Brown Duration: 107 minutesClass: 15KRS Releasing Ltd The thrill of the hunt...

  • International line-up for Notte Bianca

    International line-up for Notte Bianca

    This year’s Notte Bianca programme includes an impressive range of both local and international acts, the organisers promised. Five world-renowned foreign artists are taking part in this year’s edition on Saturday October 6. Notte Special, at St...

  • Future brought into the present

    Future brought into the present

    Remembering the Future: Digital Arts in Malta, an exhibition curated by Vince Briffa (head of department of digital arts, University of Malta) and Toni Sant (artistic director, Spazju Kreattiv), explores digital art created in Malta over the past...

  • Stitching being performed at Manoel

    Stitching being performed at Manoel

    A play controversially banned in Malta 10 years ago will be staged at the Manoel Theatre this week and next. Anthony Neilson’s play Stitching will be performed at the Manuel Theatre studio theatre from Friday. The play will be directed by Chris...

  • Film night in Mdina

    Film night in Mdina

    Malta to Motor City (2018) is an observational documentary short that captures the Maltese migrant experience in Michigan, the US with the help of the Maltese community. Spending time at two Maltese clubs in Michigan in 2017, artist and film...

  • Mountaineering and adventure: talk by Italian Cultural Institute

    Mountaineering and adventure: talk by Italian Cultural Institute

    The Italian Cultural Institute is holding a talk about the Dolomites, a mountain range in northeastern Italy that takes its name from the carbonate rock dolomite. The mountains cover three provinces: Belluno, South Tyrol and Trentino. Declared a...

  • Only five more days for Abba Revival early bird tickets

    Only five more days for Abba Revival early bird tickets

    Early bird tickets for the Abba Tribute night are only available for five more days. The multi award-winning tribute band Abba Revival will take to the stage at Gianpula Village on November 9 in aid of the Save Valletta’s Skyline appeal. St Paul’s...

  • Gozo Youth Wind Band in concert by the sea

    Gozo Youth Wind Band in concert by the sea

    Following the successful production of the 11th edition of Opera vs Pop Under the Stars by the Gozo Youth Orchestra, it is now the sister ensemble’s turn – the Gozo Youth Wind Band – to present a spectacular concert titled Stage and Proms on the...

  • After her personal issues, Lauren’s back with new single

    After her personal issues, Lauren’s back with new single

    Well-known singer and songwriter Lauren Aquilina, who called it quits after her career impacted her mental well-being, has made a comeback – with a London show and a new single. Ms Aquilina told her fans in 2016 that her first album was also going...

  • Series of film screenings to be shown

    Series of film screenings to be shown

    The Society of Christine Doctrine – MUSEUM – is organising Fast Forward, Pause, Play, a series of film screenings, followed by panel discussions at Dar is-Samaritan it-Tajjeb, Santa Venera, between today and Friday at 6.30pm. The following are the...

  • Contemporary music and dance

    Contemporary music and dance

    Modern Music Days, forming part of Evenings on Campus, will be presenting a programme of 20th century and contemporary music featuring dance, video art and electronic music today week at 9pm at the University’s Valletta campus. Modern Music Days...

  • A tad frustrating

    A tad frustrating

    Yardie3 starsDirector: Idris ElbaStars: Stephen Graham, Aml Ameen, Mark Rhino SmithDuration: 101 minsClass: 15KRS Releasing Ltd After witnessing the brutal murder of his brother who was attempting to broker peace in the violent, gang-ruled streets...

  • Brimming with atmosphere

    Brimming with atmosphere

    Alpha4 starsDirector: Albert HughesStars: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Morgan Freeman, Natassia MaltheDuration: 96 minsClass: 12KRS Releasing Ltd That font of knowledge, Wikipedia, tells me that ‘Man’s best friend’ is a common phrase about domestic dogs,...

  • Directing Aida

    Directing Aida

    With the long-awaited international production of Verdi’s Aida taking to the Pjazza Teatru Rjal stage this week, Jo Caruana speaks to director Corina van Eijk about her unique approach to creating truly dynamic opera theatre. Corina van Eijk is a...

  • News from The Ranch

    News from The Ranch

    It has been a busy year for The Ranch – throughout the past months, the band not only released a new album but also played well over a hundred gigs, embarked on three Euro­pean tours (around 40 shows) and got to play with some world-renowned...

  • Remembering our heritage

    Remembering our heritage

    Magna Żmien’s artistic director Andrew Alamango tells Anna Marie Galea what sparked the initiative that puts a spotlight on our cultural history. Set up by a group of like-minded individuals, Magna Żmien is an initiative that aims to preserve the...