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  • ‘Star Of Strait Street’ to be performed in London

    ‘Star Of Strait Street’ to be performed in London

    The musical Star Of Strait Street has already wowed overseas audiences in Australia and theatregoers in London will next week also get a chance to watch this wartime show. Following its success as part of Valletta 2018 European Capital of...

  • How youths overcome challenges

    How youths overcome challenges

    Updated at 12pm Dear Future Me, a theatre piece about how children and youths overcome their daily struggles to achieve their goals, is being staged at the Valletta Campus Theatre on Saturday and Sunday. This original, creative and...

  • This week at the cinema - October 31, 2018

    This week at the cinema - October 31, 2018

    Bad Times At The El Royale (2018)Genre: Crime, dramaDirector: Drew GoddardStarring: Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Lewis Pullman, Chris HemsworthDuration: 140 minutesClass: 15KRS Releasing Ltd Drew Goddard’s newest offering...

  • All Saints All Souls Concert

    All Saints All Souls Concert

    The Valletta International Baroque Ensemble is performing a concert of baroque sacred vocal and instrumental music to commemorate All Saints and All Souls Day. It will be held at St Dominic’s Church, Valletta, tomorrow at 8pm. For tickets, visit...

  • Zombies ‘take over’ St Julian’s once again

    Zombies ‘take over’ St Julian’s once again

    Pedestrians enjoying a leisurely stroll on the St Julian’s promenade late last week got more eye-candy than they bargained for as the typically serene landscape temporarily took on an apocalyptic hue thanks to the unexpected appearance of a...

  • Concert of music by Rossini and Isouard

    Concert of music by Rossini and Isouard

    A concert of music by Italian composer Gioacchino Rossini and Maltese composer Nicolò Isouard will be performed by soprano Andriana Yordanova, accompanied by pianist Julia Miller, at The Splendid, Valletta, today at 8.30pm. The repetoire of the...

  • The Within… five years in the making

    The Within… five years in the making

    The Carmelite Priory in Mdina is the fitting venue for artist Damian Ebejer’s 16th solo exhibition, in which he revisits the writings of St Teresa of Avila, the Spanish Carmelite nun and mystic. The Within, Paintings and Divergencies features...

  • Dare to visit a haunted dungeon?

    Dare to visit a haunted dungeon?

    This Halloween, how about being spooked in a dark, underground dungeon? The war shelter beneath Il-Barri Restaurant in Mġarr’s main square is currently hosting The Haunted Dungeon, an augmented reality show organised by the theatre production...

  • Soprano to perform debut concert today

    Soprano to perform debut  concert today

    Soprano Marisa Galea will perform her debut concert today at noon at St Augustine church, Valletta. During the concert, entitled Charming Songs, Galea will sing a varied repertoire of operatic and eclectic arias ranging from the Baroque to the Bel...

  • Heritage Malta exhibition sheds light on Malta’s medieval history

    Heritage Malta exhibition sheds light on Malta’s medieval history

    A new exhibition entitled Core and Periphery: Mdina and Safi in the 9th and 10th centuries focuses on Medieval times in Malta and is the first of a series, which will be shedding further light on this fascinating epoch.In collaboration with the...

  • Of animals and dark traditions

    A Halloween-themed exhibition entitled ‘Animals and dark traditions’ will be on display at the National Museum of Natural History in Mdina from Wednesday to November 30. A display of animals and plants associated with death, witchcraft and other...

  • Three Palaces Festival: strengthening the youth factor

    Three Palaces Festival: strengthening the youth factor

    This November, Festivals Malta will be presenting the sixth edition of the Three Palaces Festival, a festival which has been growing and engaging new audiences. This year’s edition will be focusing on attracting a younger generation of audiences,...

  • Malta Comic Con returns

    The 10th edition of the Malta Comic Con will be held on Saturday between 10am and 6pm at the Malta Fairs and Convention Centre, Ta’ Qali. Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, the Malta Comic Con is supported by Valletta 2018. During this...

  • Takes itself too seriously

    Takes itself too seriously

    Hunter Killer3 starsDirector: Donovan MarshStars: Ethan Baird, Jacob Scipio, Dempsey BovellDuration: 121 minsClass: 15KRS Releasing Ltd Gerard Butler has a penchant for appearing in middling action movies, in which he plays the same square-jawed,...

  • It will rock you

    It will rock you

    It’s hard to believe that it has been 27 years since the death of Freddy Mercury, the iconic lead singer of the band Queen. Even harder to fathom is that the band’s extraordinary performance at the Live Aid charity concert in 1985 was 33 years...

  • Mapping Malta’s heritage

    For Daniel Bugeja, cartography is not just a hobby; it is a major passion which has driven him from a young age. Anna Marie Galea caught up with him to find out more. What got you into this very particular kind of art form? The art of cartography...

  • The absurdity of life

    The absurdity of life

    You kick-started your career in comedy almost by chance. How did you manage to find humour when you ‘hit rock-bottom’? Perhaps, hitting rock bottom makes you look for the ‘funny’ in life. Certainly, watching comedy made me feel better so I took it...

  • Comic inspirations

    Comic inspirations

    When did you decide you wanted to be a comedian? Probably when I started getting paid. Before that, it was a hobby while I was at University. But by the time I finished University I was getting paid a little bit of cash for being on stage, so, why...

  • Fantasy and fiction

    Michael Cini:L-Ewwel Preżenza: L-Imħabba tal-Ħares ma Tmut Qatt!Horizons, Malta, 2018 L-Ewwel Preżenza: L-Imħabba tal-Ħares ma Tmut Qatt! (2018, The First Presence: A Ghost’s Love Never Dies!) is the fifth novel by Michael Cini. In it, he gives us...

  • Follow the trail

    Follow the trail

    Since the days of 19th century Paris and the informal gatherings of avant-garde intellectuals in the Montmartre district, artists have enjoyed opening their studios and sharing their practice. Today, contemporary artist trails are gaining...