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  • Subtle power of community

    Subtle power of community

    Marking her long-awaited return to film-making, Faces Places sees iconic, 90-year-old auteur Agnès Varda forging an unlikely partnership with enigmatic photographer JR as they embark on a road trip unlike any other. Varda and JR share a lifelong...

  • Tosca returns to the Aurora

    Tosca returns to the Aurora

    Giacomo Puccini’s opera Tosca will be staged at the Aurora Theatre, Victoria, on Saturday evening. The work, based on Victorien Sardou’s 1887 French-language dramatic play, La Tosca, is a melodramatic piece set in Rome in June 1800, with the...

  • Opera presentation at Cittadella

    Opera presentation at Cittadella

    Vivien Hewitt, the world-renowned stage director for this year’s production of Tosca at the Aurora Theatre, will give an in-depth presentation of the opera at the Cittadella, Victoria, on Friday at 7.30pm. The presentation will be complemented by...

  • The return of the prodigal spy

    The return of the prodigal spy

    The UK is in peril. Five days before the Prime Minister is to host her first G12 summit, MI7’s security is breached and every agent in the field identified and exposed. The only hope of finding the perpetrator is to bring an agent out of retirement.

  • Not quite a success

    Not quite a success

    A Simple Favour4 starsDirector: Paul FeigStars: Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, Henry GoldingDuration: 127 minsClass: 15KRS Releasing Ltd A Simple Favour’s poster states that this film is from “the darker side of Paul Feig, director of Bridesmaids”. ...

  • Like The Beatles in concert

    Like The Beatles in concert

    Beatlemania is hitting Malta.  It’s the magical 1960s again, when four young lads took the world by storm. Back then, millions around the world followed The Beatles through Radio Shows and TV appearences. The band sold millions of records and...

  • Too close to home?

    Too close to home?

    Playwright and author Clare Azzopardi is taking the fight against gentrification and over-development to the stage. She tells Iggy Fenech all about her upcoming play, Tebut Isfar. In an age when cranes have become as much a part of our skylines as...

  • Snapshots in time

    Alex Attard was born into a family of photographers but it was only a few years ago that he restarted his passion for photography from ‘casual’ to something more serious. The result? After a hiatus of over 25 years, he quickly became sought after,...

  • A parade of puppets

    A parade of puppets

    As the capital readies itself for an invasion of puppetry thanks to the opera Orfeo & Majnun, Adam Brimmer interviews Vero Schürr, experiential designer who led some of the animal-building and movement workshops in the run-up to the...

  • Well worth watching

    Well worth watching

    It is indeed a rarity for shows to go on tour across the Maltese islands, hopping from one village to the next over the space of almost 10 weeks, but that is exactly what More or Less Theatre plan to do with their double-bill production of two...

  • Żigużajg 2018 programme announced

    Żigużajg 2018 programme announced

    With the official programme set to be launched this week and tickets soon to go on sale, Jo Caruana goes behind the scenes of what is gearing up to be one of the best and most diverse Żigużajg line-ups to date. I vividly remember when Żigużajg,...

  • The Manoel Theatre’s Toi Toi education programme for 2018-2019 launched

    The Manoel Theatre’s Toi Toi education programme for 2018-2019 launched

    Toi Toi, the Manoel Theatre’s education programme recently launched its 2018-2019 season, featuring varied performances and workshops of all genres for young children, teenagers and adults, as well as training for aspiring actors and opera...

  • A personal journey with the Pope

    A personal journey with the Pope

    The new film Pope Francis – A Man of His Word will be screened at Don Bosco Oratory, Victoria, today at 8pm. Rather than creating a biographical documentary about the Pope, award-winning German film-maker Wim Wenders in­ten­ded it to be a personal...

  • Opera star Monserrat Caballé dies

    Opera star Monserrat Caballé dies

    Spanish opera singer Monserrat Caballé, has died, aged 85. Caballé's duet with Queen frontman Freddie Mercury became the signature song of the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, and propelled her onto the world stage. She had been suffering from health...

  • The Bard’s greatest tragedy

    A National Theatre production of Shake­speare’s tragic play King Lear, staged in London’s West End, will be screened at St James Cavalier Cinema tomorrow at 6pm. Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing...

  • Opera explores conflict between public duty and private emotion

    A production of Aida by the Metropolitan Opera in New York will be screened live at the St James Cavalier Cinema tomorrow at 6.55pm. An intimate love story set in an epic backdrop of ancient Egypt and packed with magnificent choruses, complex...

  • Malta's first master plan for Valletta

    Malta's first master plan for Valletta

    Details about Malta’s first master plan for the Valletta area will be laid bare at the Notre Dame Gate in Vittoriosa this weekend where Fondazzjoni Wirt Artna is hosting its second Heritage and History Fair. Giving a lecture from the most...

  • Photography exhibition on ‘lost’ documents

    Alex Attard is holding a photography exhibition entitled Parallel Existences at the Valletta Contemporary art gallery, and a satellite exhibition entitled Artists-as-Archivists at the Notarial Archives, both highlighting historical manuscripts...

  • The Jew of Malta takes up residence at the Manoel

    The Jew of Malta takes up residence at the Manoel

    As one of the few international plays to be set in Malta, The Jew of Malta has been a rarity on the Maltese stage and it has only been performed once before and never at the national theatre. That changes on Friday evening, with Christopher...

  • Notte Bianca in Valletta

    Notte Bianca in Valletta

    Notte Bianca, Malta’s biggest annual arts and culture festival, will be held tomorrow evening in Valletta. All the city’s streets and squares from City Gate to Fort St Elmo will host free open-air events and concerts featuring music, dance,...