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  • Watch: Neneh Cherry at the Paris Trianon (ARTE)

    Neneh Cherry is most famous for global hits in the 1990s such as ‘Woman’ and ‘Seven Seconds’. The Swedish artist came back in the limelight at the end of 2018 with ‘Broken Politics’, a new album produced by Four Tet. As part of a European tour she...

  • Talk on Clara Schumann

    The 13th edition of Gaulitana: A Festival of Music continues tomorrow at 5.30pm with a talk by artist-in-residence Alexander Frey, at the Grand Hotel, Mġarr. As the festival celebrates the 200th anniversary of Clara Schumann’s birth, Frey...

  • Swedish film

    Border, Sweden’s entry for the Oscars and from the writer of Let the Right One In, is a film like no other. Tina (Eva Melander) is a border guard who has the ability to smell human emotions and catch smugglers. When she comes across a mysterious...

  • The Busker celebrates seven-year journey

    The Busker celebrates seven-year journey

    The Busker are set to celebrate their seven-year journey in an intimate and raw gig on Friday at the Valletta Campus Old University at 8pm. The group, which has gained popularity for their vibrant, witty and feel-good music, started off as a folk...

  • Feng Xiwen and Debbie Bonello’s art in the spotlight

    Feng Xiwen and Debbie Bonello’s art in the spotlight

    The Art Discussion Group (ADG) will be holding its 164th meeting on Wednesday at the China Cultural Centre, 173, Melita Street, Valletta (corner with St Paul Street) at 7.30pm. Artists Feng Xiwen and Debbie Bonello will be represented with the...

  • A blast from the past

    A blast from the past

    The Aftermath4 starsDirector: James KentStars: Keira Knightley, Alexander Skarsgård, Jason Clarke, Alexander ScheerDuration: 108 minsClass: 15KRS Releasing Ltd After her acclaimed performance as Colette, Keira Knightley is back on the big screen...

  • Entertainment, with a social statement

    Entertainment, with a social statement

    Malta’s public transport left such a strong impact on French film-maker Maxime Durand that he created an entire web series based around it. Adam Brimmer interviews him about the satiric work. When did your love of film start? Ever since I was a...

  • Not much of a change

    Not much of a change

    With the events of the last few years (actually, maybe decades) it’s easy to see how Maltese politics is the perfect starting point for a playwright. The real-life news splashed across our screens every day is already rife with drama,...

  • New piece in Maltese for young adults

    New piece in Maltese for young adults

    With an original script by Anton Saliba, Ninu tells the story of a Maltese teen dealing with all the issues life throws at today’s generation. Adam Brimmer interviews director Bettina Paris. What attracted you to this script? I was immediately...

  • Becoming herself

    Becoming herself

    I speak to Lucas Dhont on the phone from London. He’s happy and busy, promoting his film Girl, because although he’s not yet 30, he’s already directed his first feature film to critical acclaim, as well as some controversy. Girl has won, among...

  • A celebration of film music by Luqa band

    A celebration of film music by Luqa band

    Following the success of last year’s concert Movies at the Palace, the Unjoni Band Club of Luqa, under the direction of John David Zammit, is holding another spectacular concert focusing on film music at the Republic Hall of the Mediterranean...

  • Big in Japan

    Big in Japan

    Why Bo Ningen – and what is  Bo Ningen? In Japanese, Bo means stick, while Ningen means human, thus ‘Stickman(men)’ it is, like the most minimal version of a drawing of a man. Are we merely a projection on the wall? Maybe. But we strive to become...

  • The writing’s on the church wall

    The writing’s on the church wall

    Contrasting with the dismal news of collapsing Mass attendances and clerical sex abuse scandals, if one wishes to understand some life-giving messages of the Church, joining a Pietre Vive tour of St John’s Co-Cathedral is a good way to start,...

  • Murder calling

    Murder calling

    There’s nothing like a grizzly murder plot to get thriller fans running to the theatre – and An Inspector Calls promises to do exactly that. Jo Caruana dares to find out more, in this interview with director Michael Mangion. With the lively...

  • Artist turns shrapnel into sculptures

    Artist turns shrapnel into sculptures

    There is a violinist, a farmer tilling his field, and a cockerel with a propeller for a head. All were once rockets, artillery shells, or bullets falling on Lebanon's battlefields. Artist Charles Nassar has been transforming their dark, wrangled...

  • When dreams keep you awake

    When dreams keep you awake

    What started as a note scribbled for her parents in her school diary would go on to fuel a lifelong passion for music and performance.  Jessica Magro was only 12 years old when her voice caught the attention of her school’s choir director. Chosen...

  • Examination of everyday traumas

    Examination of everyday traumas

    Shakespeare returned to the Manoel Theatre yesterday after 10 years with Unifaun Theatre Productions’ staging of Macbeth. The classic tragedy is given a unique take by UK-based theatre director Clive Judd, who adapts it for a modern audience.

  • Watch: The Kooks live in Berlin (ARTE)

    Watch: The Kooks live in Berlin (ARTE)

    With their critically acclaimed fifth studio album ‘Let’s Go Sunshine’ released last year, the Brighton band are at the top of their game. For this Berlin leg of their tour they play tracks from the recent album as well as old favourites.

  • Quiz Night ticks all the boxes

    Quiz Night ticks all the boxes

    The second Quiz Night, organised by TimesEvents, on Friday attracted more than 185 participants, who gathered at Il-Fortizza in Sliema for a fun night out. Teams of four to eight member each competed in six written sections of seven minutes each...

  • Concert of sacred music

    A concert of sacred music will be held at St Dominic’s Priory Church, Rabat tomorrow at 5.30pm. The Sorrowful Mysteries from Heinrich Biber’s rare Rosarien Sonatas (strings and continuo organ) will be played by performers Sarah Spiteri, Joanne...