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  • Arabian nights transforms Grandmaster's palace

    Arabian nights transforms Grandmaster's palace

    ­­The Grandmaster’s Palace in Valletta has been transformed into a majlis – a traditional Arabian space of dialogue, as part of a touring cultural concept that made a stop in Malta.   Based on the concept of the traditional space of learning and...

  • Malta Design Week

    Malta Design Week

    A curated series of lectures, presentations and discussions is being held as part of Malta Design Week (MDW) which kicked off yesterday. Design Dialogues 2018 is showcasing some of the best and international design practitioners, promoting good...

  • Watch: What does transparency hide? (ARTE)

    Watch: What does transparency hide? (ARTE)

    Transparency is needed to build trust, but where does transparency end and voyeurism begin? Raphaël Enthoven discusses the issues with the investigative journalist Fabrice Arfi and Denis Olivennes, President of the French media group Lagardère...

  • A cappella concert

    A cappella concert

    A cappella group The Swingles will be giving a concert this evening at Pjazza Tejatru Rjal in Valletta. Orginally based in France and founded by American Ward Swingle, the group traditonally sings a cappella with two sopranos, two altos, two...

  • Screenings in the city

    The Cinema Bar by Citylights continues with its evening film screenings today. At 6pm the venue will be showing High Fidelity. Rob Gordon (John Cusack) is the owner of a failing record store in Chicago, where he sells music the old-fashioned way –...

  • Jazz at The Gut

    The Hot Club of Valletta will today perform at The Gut’s outside stage. George Curmi (Il-Pusé), together with Joshua Bray, Anthony Saliba, Steve Delia and Yuri, will be animating The Gut with their unique  style of Jazz Manouche.  Hot Club of...

  • Watch: After Boko Haram (ARTE)

    Watch: After Boko Haram (ARTE)

    Boko Haram has targeted Chad since 2015 with attacks and suicide bombings but the country, in alliance with its neighbours, waged war on the terrorist organisation, seriously weakening it. Many Boko Haram fighters have put down their arms and wish...

  • Pioneering video art

    Pioneering video art

    Since the latter half of the 20th century, the moving image has perhaps unavoidably become a pivotal conveyor of creative expression in contemporary art, predominantly due to artists’ reaction to present times, and also more importantly, due to...

  • Profound connections

    Profound connections

    From Afar, an exhibition being held at Malta Contemporary Art in Valletta, presents the work of five artists and film-makers whose use of narrative, storytelling and diaristic interrogation, evoke powerful and profound connections between...

  • Seminal comic

    Seminal comic

    Valletta 2018’s opera season continues, this time with a contemporary opera production of Corto Maltese: The Ballad of the Salty Sea. Two performances will be held at the Manoel Theatre this week. The production is an adaptation of Hugo Pratt’s...

  • No sesame, all street

    No sesame, all street

    The Happytime Murders2 starsDirector: Brian HensonStars: Melissa McCarthy, Elizabeth Banks, Maya RudolphDuration: 91 minsClass: 15KRS Releasing Ltd The premise behind The Happytime Murders is genius. It is set in a world where humans and puppets...

  • A disparate crew

    A disparate crew

    The Predator4 starsDirector: Shane BlackStars: Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Jacob TremblayDuration: 107 minsClass: 15KRS Releasing Ltd It’s been a while since the first Predator film hit the screens – 31 years, in fact, when Arnold...

  • Watch: Dream women (ARTE)

    Watch: Dream women (ARTE)

    Disconcertingly real, life-size silicon dolls are becoming more popular. Originally conceived as sex toys, for some single men they are now full-time companions

  • Working hand in hand

    Working hand in hand

    Pushing the Mouse will see a giant mouse taking over the Tritons Fountain area during Science in the City. Adam Brimmer interviews artists Michael Bachhofer and Stefan Resch to find out more about the artistic aspect of this virtual and augmented...

  • The fabulous Edfringe round-up

    The fabulous Edfringe round-up

    Fresh from her 17th consecutive trip to the Edinburgh Fringe, Jo Caruana picks her round-up of favourites from this year’s festival – which includes a medley of Maltese must-sees. Yes, you read that right: this was my 17th consecutive trip to the...

  • Unticking all the boxes

    Unticking all the boxes

    How did your collaboration with Studio 18 come about? When Studio 18 got in touch with us, Philippa was finishing off a Master’s at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow, while I was working as a music technician in the studios at...

  • Food for salt

    Food for salt

    Although she found it visually impressive, Veronica Stivala struggled with the content of the site-specific performance L-Ikla t-Tajba. The imposingly beautiful Xwejni salt pans in Żebbuġ, Gozo, took on a new life during Teatru Malta’s...

  • Jumping for hope

    Jumping for hope

    After Elisée Niyonsenga lost his mother and siblings in the Rwandan genocide of 1994 he found new hope by setting up an acrobatic troupe. He speaks to Veronica Stivala ahead of his visit to Malta this week. “It was like a very dark nightmare and...

  • Watch: God save Russia (ARTE)

    Watch: God save Russia (ARTE)

    Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, head of the rapidly expanding Russian Orthodox Church is one of the most influential men in Russia. Allied with Vladamir Putin, the ambitious Patriarch is working for a Russia of conservative values. This documentary...

  • Rockestra is back

    Rockestra is back

    Rockestra, the concert that takes pop, rock and classical music and spins them on their tails to create an entertaining evening for all, is being held today. The event is organised by the Malta Community Chest Fund with the aim of raising funds...