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  • Kenneth Calleja launches first solo EP

    Kenneth Calleja launches first solo EP

    Kenneth Calleja launched his first solo EP, Living in a Song, earlier this month. The Maltese artist, previously front man of the band Fire and regular guest singer for a number of prestigious local shows such as Rockestra, The Farsons Beer...

  • Barack and Michelle Obama to produce content for Netflix

    Barack and Michelle Obama to produce content for Netflix

    Former US President Barack Obama and wife Michelle Obama will produce films and series for Netflix Inc, the streaming service said on Monday, giving the former first family a powerful media platform to shape their post-White House legacy. Under...

  • Watch: Not without my car? (ARTE)

    Watch: Not without my car? (ARTE)

    The human population is growing and becoming more metropolitan: By 2050 two thirds of the world population will live in cities. How can we stay mobile and avoid congestion in the mega-cities of tomorrow?

  • Call for artists to present work at the 2019 Ostrale Biennale

    Call for artists to present work at the 2019 Ostrale Biennale

    Spazju Kreattiv, in collaboration with Ostrale, Dresden, invites proposals for the 2019 Ostrale Biennale, taking place between June 28 and September 29 in Chemnitz, Germany. The 2019 Ostrale Biennale offers an opportunity for established or...

  • UK’s Peter Greenaway to attend film festival

    UK’s Peter Greenaway to attend film festival

    Acclaimed British director Peter Greenaway will be the special guest of the Valletta Film Festival 2018, to be held from June 8 to 17. Mr Greenaway will be present for the opening ceremony of the festival on June 8 and for the special screening of...

  • Youth Theatre Festival a success

    Youth Theatre Festival a success

    As part of its newly-launched annual programme, Teatru Malta, Malta’s national theatre company, commissioned a children’s festival, baptising it Trikki Trakki Youth Theatre Festival. The festival, held on May 12 at The Malta Visual And Performing...

  • City, lights, action: 4th edition of film festival just weeks away

    City, lights, action: 4th edition of film festival just weeks away

    Over 120 screenings will be held during the 10-day Valletta Film Festival, which opens on June 8. Organised by the Film Grain Foundation, the fourth edition of the festival will be held in four venues around the city: Pjazza Teatru Rjal, the...

  • The black sheep strikes again

    The black sheep strikes again

    Deadpool 23 starsDirector: David LeitchStars: Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Zazie BeetzDuration: 119 minsClass: 15KRS Releasing Ltd If there were any danger any time soon that Marvel fatigue would set in – although given the mammoth success...

  • The great switcheroo

    The great switcheroo

    No-holds-barred actor, writer, stand-up comic and producer Amy Schumer is back on the big screen as Renee Bennett in I Feel Pretty. Renee is a woman who struggles with feelings of deep insecurity and low self-esteem that hold her back every...

  • In appreciation of Charles Thake

    In appreciation of Charles Thake

    Charles Thake was famous for his improvisations on stage, some of which beautifully covered his ‘dries’, which is how the theatre community refers to forgetting lines.  He and Joe Izzo made a fine comic team in the 1970s and 1980s.  This photo,...

  • The spirit of summer

    The spirit of summer

    TuaTara, the debut album by Manatapu, is set to bring the right vibe to the alternative scene this season. Ramona Depares interviews the band ahead of the album launch party. It’s been a while since we heard from you guys – what has Manatapu been...

  • On existential freedom and the launch of a new gallery

    On existential freedom and the launch of a new gallery

    Maltese contemporary art seems to be reinventing itself by diluting the shock factor and tackling contemporary arguments from a philosophical viewpoint. Maltese conceptual art and its associated manifestations of installations, video art and...

  • Watch: Colombia's guerrilla movements (ARTE)

    Watch: Colombia's guerrilla movements (ARTE)

    In Colombia, there is a guerrilla movement as old as FARC, but still in action: the National Liberation Army or ELN.

  • Vincent Kraft’s debut show in Malta

    Vincent Kraft’s debut show in Malta

    A photographic exhibition, entitled Street: People and Places, featuring some 21 works by Vincent Kraft, will be showing at the upper galleries of the Malta Society of Arts, Palazzo de la Salle, Valletta, between May 31 and June 16. Residing and...

  • ŻfinMalta’s dance festival for the masses

    ŻfinMalta’s dance festival for the masses

    Malta’s national dance company will be dipping its toes into new waters this summer when it throws a party, complete with top DJs, as part of its mission to make dance accessible to all. Malta Calls, which forms part of the Valletta 2018...

  • New trance outfit on the block

    New trance outfit on the block

    Maltese electronic producers Rene and Ernest recently launched a new trance project called New Even, with a debut album in the works. Interview by Ramona Depares. How was the project New Even born and what is the aim behind it? Rene: As a duo, we...

  • Dreaming up Joan

    Dreaming up Joan

    As Joan prepares to fly into Malta next weekend, Jo Caruana interviews writer and director Lucy Skilbeck ahead of the show’s eagerly-awaited local premiere. Creative inspiration can come from anywhere. For Lucy Skilbeck, the writer and director...

  • Dancing to higher education

    Dancing to higher education

    The Academy of Dance Arts has successfully completed the process for the renewal of the licence issued by the National Commission for Further and Higher Education (NCFHE) as a Further and Higher Education Institution offering courses from MQF...

  • Meetings kick off to discuss the future of culture in Malta

    Meetings kick off to discuss the future of culture in Malta

    The Culture Directorate within the Culture Ministry has launched a series of meetings with the public with the aim of discussing, analysing and evaluating how the culture sector is to develop in Malta in the first half of the coming...

  • New film celebrating Van Gogh hits big screen

    New film celebrating Van Gogh hits big screen

    Van Gogh, Of Wheat Fields and Clouded Skies will be premiering exclusively at the Eden on May 25 and will be showing for a limited time. A new look at Van Gogh, through the legacy of the largest private collector of artworks by the Dutch painter:...