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  • Watch: Discovering Père-Lachaise (ARTE)

    Watch: Discovering Père-Lachaise (ARTE)

    The Père-Lachaise cemetery in Paris is famous as being the final resting place of great figures such as Oscar Wilde, Marcel Proust and Jim Morrison. But it is also a surprisingly diverse natural habitat, a hidden biosphere in the heart of Paris.

  • David Hockney painting soars to $90m - a record for living artists

    David Hockney painting soars to $90m - a record for living artists

    An iconic 1972 painting by British artist David Hockney soared to $90.3 million at Christie's on Thursday, smashing the record for the highest price ever paid at auction for a work by a living artist. With Christie's commission, "Portrait of an...

  • ŻiguŻajg 2018 is finally here!

    ŻiguŻajg 2018 is finally here!

    After months of preparation involving hundreds of people behind the scenes and in front, the 2018 edition of the ŻiguŻajg International Arts Festival for Children and Young People opens today. This year’s festival offers audiences young and old a...

  • The Lover in Maltese

    The Lover in Maltese

    Il-Maħbub tal-Mara (Harold Pinter’s ‘The Lover’) is being held at the Black Studio, Malta School of Drama and Dance in Ħamrun on Saturday and Sunday at 8pm. From Upstart Productions Drama Company, director Jane Zammit has translated into Maltese,...

  • Multimedia exhibition

    Multimedia exhibition

    The works presented in the multimedia exhibition Dis, stem from the role and use of creative practice in research and its contribution to knowledge in the visual arts. They are mainly inspired by John Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost and hence the...

  • Singers wanted

    The New Choral Singers is looking out for singers aged 16 and over who would like to join the choir for its 25th season in 2019. The choir has just presented an International Premiere of ‘The Great War Symphony’ during a commemoration of the end...

  • The best of German cinema

    The best of German  cinema

    Award-winning films featuring performances by some of Germany’s best actors are the protagonists of the ninth German Film Festival being held in Valletta next week. Organised by the German-Maltese Circle in collaboration with the Goethe Institute,...

  • Concert of winds instruments

    Concert of winds instruments

    Best of Winds is a musical concert by the Mnarja band soloists at the MBC Theatre in Nadur on Friday at 7.30pm. The concert is part of the November Music Festival being organised by the Mnarja Philharmonic Society. Best of Winds will feature...

  • Different faces

    Different faces

    Wiċċna, an at once intimate and collective compendium of lith-printed photographic portraits, by Zvezdan Reljic. The quiet celebration of the immeasurable variety of faces that inhabit or pass through the Maltese Islands, kicks off at Blitz, St...

  • Pack of ideas

    Pack of ideas

    Five mentors – women with families and careers in science, technology, engineering, art, and maths – joined 20 young people in a series of storytelling workshops. Throughout, they shared their journeys in life and work, discussing the...

  • This week at the cinema - November 14, 2018

    This week at the cinema - November 14, 2018

    The Hate U Give (2018)Genre: DramaDirector: George Tillman JrStarring: Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, Anthony Mackie, Issa Rae, CommonDuration: 133 minutesClass: 12AKRS Releasing Ltd The 2018 drama is based on the bestseller novel...

  • Emotions in art

    Emotions in art

    An art exhibition, entitled Emotions, which includes the participation of Fabiola Agius Anastasi, Joanne Azzopardi, Graziella Calleja, Marika Camilleri, Yvette Carabell, Maria Cauchi, Marita Fenech, Josephine Hili, Elena Toncheva and Audrey Vella,...

  • A festival for the king of instruments

    A festival for the king of instruments

    The Malta International Organ Festival, now in its fifth edition, is being held from Thursday to December 7. It is made up of 16 concerts to be held in cathedrals, churches, basilicas and chapels in Malta, another three in Gozo and two masterclasses.

  • Chopin recital

    Chopin recital

    A piano recital of works by Poland’s most famous composer Frédéric Chopin is being held at the Manoel Theatre tonight at 8pm. The recital will be given by Maria Ludwika Gabryś, a pianist distinguished by her broad musical interests and ability to...

  • How safe is your data?

    How safe is your data?

    With blockchain and quantum mechanics improving cryptography to a point where they are ‘secure by design’, practically guaranteeing the safety of our sensitive data, experts talk of a world where we will no longer have to worry about information...

  • Observations on human behaviour

    Love Letter, a new collection of paintings by Alfie Gatt, is intended to capture the intimacy of solitude and silence. The scenes create a dreamlike atmosphere, allowing the viewer to escape into a trance of peace, delving into nature where one...

  • A superb ensemble

    A superb ensemble

    Widows4 starsDirector: Steve McQueenStars: Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth DebickiDuration: 129 minsClass: 18KRS Releasing Ltd I have strong memories of the British crime drama Widows, which aired in the mid-1980s. I remember being...

  • Award-winning films at this year’s edition of ŻiguŻajg

    Award-winning films at this year’s edition of ŻiguŻajg

    As it has in previous years, this year’s edition of ŻiguŻajg International Arts Festival for Children & Young People is also featuring films in its repertoire. This year’s festival is bringing two French films to its audience – Wallay and The Big...

  • Percussion extravaganza

    Percussion extravaganza

    Iggy Fenech speaks to percussionist Daniel Cauchi about the Regional Concert Series’ final appointment: Percussion Ensemble at the Citadel Cultural Centre in Victoria. Seven months ago, Modern Music Days (MMD) set out to introduce audiences to...

  • Performing arts for children

    It’s no secret that the performing arts can have a lasting, positive impact on a child’s life. The stage is a creative escape to an imaginative world that initiates the development of invaluable life skills and cherished memories. Thus, with the...