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  • 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...

  • The sun sets on the St Monica Choir

    The sun sets on the St Monica Choir

    One cannot speak of the St Monica Choir without mentioning its founder and director for over half a century, Sr Beniamina Portelli. The diminutive Augustinian sister had started learning the piano at the age of five, and continued furthering her...

  • Denuding humanity

    Denuding humanity

    Saudade is going to be your fourth personal exhibition. It there an underlying concept that binds your four exhibitions together? There is a common existential concept regarding humanity which might link the four exhibitions.  The first two...

  • An empowering delivery

    An empowering delivery

    They are each known for their raw and honest approach to their art, and now they are uniting for two evenings of what they term a ‘revival’. Mouth to Mouth: Night of Revival brings together singer and song-writer Claire Tonna and wordsmith Fatima...

  • Funny Girl at Eden Cinemas

    The critically-acclaimed 1963 musical Funny Girl will be screened at the Eden Cinemas, Paceville, tomorrow at 4.10pm. The semi-biographical musical starring Sheridan Smith is based on the life and career of real-life Broadway star, film actress...

  • Time machine lands in Kalkara

    Time machine lands in Kalkara

    Magna Żmien is tomorrow presenting its fifth event in the Magnificent Memories Machine series, this time in Kalkara. Landing #5 – Kalkara  will feature a ‘time-machine performance’ by ‘Armchair Voyager Wistin and  Banda ta’ Memorji Meraviljużi’, a...

  • Walking tour of artists’ studios

    Walking tour of artists’ studios

    Fifty artists at 20 pop-up open studios across Sliema and St Julian’s are inviting the public to visit them today and tomorrow from noon to 7pm as part of a walking tour entitled Allura – The Trail. The artists are involved in digital and...

  • Paulene Attard mosaics exhibition

    Paulene Attard mosaics exhibition

    A solo mosaics exhibition by Paulene Attard entitled A Shattering Presentation of Colours and Textures is on display at the Casino Notabile, Rabat, today and tomorrow. On display are the artist’s latest creations, including wall hangings, mirrors,...

  • Maltese choir to perform at international premiere of The Great War Symphony

    Maltese choir to perform at international premiere  of The Great War Symphony

    To mark the centenary of the end of World War I, the New Choral Singers will perform during an evening of remembrance and choral music at St Paul’s Pro-Cathedral, Valletta, tomorrow. The event is dedicated to those who sacrificed their lives in...

  • Black Sails actor attending Malta comic convention

    Black Sails actor attending Malta comic convention

    Mark Ryan, who played the character of Gates on hit TV series Black Sails, will be among the guests at this year’s Malta Comic Convention this weekend. Mr Ryan’s extensive career in the film and theatre industry includes roles on titles like...

  • Tifkiriet, nostalgic Maltese song launched

    Tifkiriet, nostalgic Maltese song launched

    A new song has been launched by Amber and Mary Rose Mallia. The song, Tifkiriet, is an original in Maltese written by Elton Zarb, Amber and Simon Bartolo. It is intended to renew the memories of those who love Maltese music since it brings...

  • Snapshots of life - exhibition captures life in Kalkara

    Snapshots of life - exhibition captures life in Kalkara

    Life in Kalkara from the 1940s to the early 1980s is the focus of a week-long photographic exhibition opening on Saturday. Shot by the late Emanuel Borg, the collection captures dramatic to intimate, catastrophic to mundane scenes taken in the...

  • One-hour comedy show on Malta’s history

    One-hour comedy show on Malta’s history

    The Complete History of Malta (More or Less) is a comedy show for all the family that runs through highlights of Malta’s history in a fun, action-packed hour. The next show will be held tomorrow at Sannat primary school at 11am. The play is...

  • New plays in Maltese

    New plays in Maltese

    Two new plays in Maltese – Għajn ma tara by Simone Ellul and Friefet bojod by Lizzie Eldridge – will be performed at Sannat primary school tomorrow by More or Less Theatre. Għajn ma tara is about two elderly unmarried sisters who live alone and...

  • Annual Leone Band concert

    Annual Leone Band concert

    Leone Band will perform its annual concert tomorrow at 8pm at the Gozo Cathedral at the Citadel. The concert commemorates the proclamation by Pope Pius XII of the dogma of the Assumption on November 1, 1950. This 68th edition will be directed by...