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  • 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...

  • Brave and packed with strong performances

    Brave and packed with strong performances

    The debate rages on at Spazju Kreattiv with De-terminated: The Abortion Diaries, written and directed by Herman Grech. In tackling such a heavy and divisive topic, Grech has set himself no easy task, but his production charges at the issue head-on...

  • Definitely worth revisiting

    Definitely worth revisiting

    Peter Schaffer’s masterwork Amadeus was once again brought to life on stage  at the Manoel Theatre by Masquerade. Following the company’s acclaimed previous staging in 2002, this iteration, directed by Stephen Oliver, had some big shoes to fill in...

  • Achieving catharsis

    As an established ceramic artist now at the height of his maturity, Joseph Agius has given rise to an overwhelmingly monochromatic oeuvre. Since his early days as a budding student, he has delved into the properties of a medium whose possibilities...

  • Youth taking centre stage

    Youth taking centre stage

    Ronald Cassar interviews Ian Ellul, violinist and member of the Malta Youth Orchestra, and soprano Michaela Agius – two emerging youth exponents who are performing together at this year’s Three Palaces Festival. The sixth edition of The Three...

  • Photography exhibition on medieval Maltese towns, villages

    An exhibition entitled Cartography of Medieval Maltese towns and villages – by Daniel Bugeja – will be opening on Saturday at the Inquisitor’s Palace, Vittoriosa. Malta is dotted with picturesque villages and majestic cities that trace their...

  • Dress up for an evening of frights and delights

    A children’s ghost hunt is being held on Tuesday between 6.30 and 7.30pm or from 7.30 to 8.30pm at Palazzo Falson, Mdina. Pre-booking is essential. To secure a place, e-mail bookings@palazzofalson.com or call 2145 4512. Children should be aged...

  • French film

    French film

    Le Contes de la Nuit (Tales of the Night) will be shown on Sunday at 3pm, also at Spazju Kreattiv, St James Cavalier, Valletta. From the inexhaustible imagination of an eloquent writer, a creative costume designer and an inspired graphic artist...

  • Flute and piano recital

    The festival Music+, which came to an end recently with a series of recitals, master classes by international tutors, workshops and talks, resumes on Sunday at 7.30pm at the Exhibition Hall, Ministry for Gozo, with a flute and piano recital – Bach...

  • Cinema nights at St James

    Secret Society of Souptown, a story of a 10-year-old smart and brave girl Mari, who lives in Tartu, an area called Souptown, is being screened on Saturday at 3pm at the Spazju Kreattiv cinema, St James Cavalier, Valletta. Her parents are obsessed...

  • Fashion show inspired by opera in Gozo

    Fashion show inspired by opera in Gozo

    Inspired by the opera venue and the literary, dramatic and musical masterpieces it hosts, Luke Azzopardi will be presenting On the Opera’s Ruins, an original fashion parade that celebrates female protagonists in opera titles put up in Gozo over...

  • Award-winning US comedian makes debut in Malta

    Award-winning US comedian makes debut in Malta

    TV’s Comedy Central writer and stand-up comedian Sid Singh will headline Maltese Funny Business’s comedy show – as part of Spazju Kreattiv’s programme – on Saturday at 8.30pm in Studio B. Supported by local comedians Sandra Gauci, Tanya Malta and...

  • Exhibition of Greek icons captures process behind the detailed artworks

    Exhibition of Greek icons captures process behind the detailed artworks

    Images can help one approach the divine in a certain manner and an exhibition of Greek icons in Birkirkara seeks to do just that. “An icon is special because it is the fruit of prayer, fasting and meditation on the subject,” Fr Paul Darmanin,...

  • Antiques and fine arts fair

    Antiques and fine arts fair

    An antiques and fine arts fair is being held at The Oratory, 10, Triq l-Oratorju, Naxxar (opposite Brass & Knuckle) on November 2, 3 and 4. Opening times are on November 2 from 5pm to 10pm, on November 3 from 10am to 10pm and on November 4 from...

  • Discover architecture, hidden treasures in Valletta’s east end

    Discover architecture, hidden treasures in Valletta’s east end

    Did you know that back in the time of the knights the easiest way of getting into Valletta was through Porta Marina? This single arch gate was in the time of the British replaced by what we know as Victoria Gate.  At the time, this area of...

  • Vox Dulcis Chorale in aid of Alive Charity Foundation

    Vox Dulcis Chorale in aid  of Alive Charity Foundation

    The Vox Dulcis Chorale will perform in concert today on behalf of the Alive Charity Foundation, an NGO that raises funds for cancer research in Malta. The choir will be presenting a variety of music genres, including ethnic songs and jazz...