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  • Ta’ Liesse titular painting restored to its full grandeur

    Ta’ Liesse titular painting restored to its full grandeur

    The 18th century titular painting of Ta’ Liesse church, Valletta, is considered one of the finest works by Maltese artist Enrico Arnaudi (also known as Regnaud or Arnaux, 1692-1764), who was influenced predominantly by Stefano Erardi and, to a...

  • Malta's Eurovision mania dominates top entertainment stories

    Malta's Eurovision mania dominates top entertainment stories

    Four of the year's top 10 entertainment stories uploaded on Times of Malta focus on the yearly Eurovision Song Contest, confirming Malta's infatuation with the yearly kitsch fest. These are the most read stories of 2018: 1. Christabelle will...

  • Award-winning lyricist who wrote 'Killing Me Softly' dead at 91

    Award-winning lyricist who wrote 'Killing Me Softly' dead at 91

    Norman Gimbel, the Oscar and Grammy-winning lyricist behind Killing Me Softly With His Song, The Girl From Ipanema and the theme from iconic sitcom Happy Days, has died aged 91. His death was announced on Friday by BMI, which described him as "a...

  • Watch: Digital stress (ARTE)

    Watch: Digital stress (ARTE)

    In a world of ever increasing stimulus, where being permanently online is becoming the norm, how can we manage stress? Xenius looks at solutions to stress in the digital age.

  • Met Opera in Cinema – Marnie

    Met Opera in Cinema – Marnie

    Composer Nico Muhly unveils his second new opera for the Met with this gripping reimagining of Winston Graham’s novel, Marnie, set in the 1950s, about a beautiful, mysterious young woman who assumes multiple identities.  Director Michael Mayer and...

  • Reindeer run full of colours

    A Reindeer Run, hosted by Colour My Run Malta, will be held tomorrow from 8.45am to noon, with plenty of live music and entertainment to complete the atmosphere. The event will take participants from Pjazza Tigne to Exiles and back. The route will...

  • 'Beyond sorry' Ariana Grande cancels concert due to health issues

    'Beyond sorry' Ariana Grande cancels concert due to health issues

    Ariana Grande has cancelled a Las Vegas concert due to "health issues," the singer said on Friday. The 25-year-old singer, one of the most popular in the United States, was set to perform at The Cosmopolitan hotel on Saturday. "Vegas, I’m...

  • The antiporta: a disappearing Maltese architectural characteristic

    The antiporta: a disappearing Maltese architectural characteristic

    Antiporta: A Fading Negotiation – an installation by Chris Briffa Architects – is on display at Spazju Kreattiv, St James Cavalier until February 3. The antiporta is an inner door prevalent in Maltese homes – which simultaneously provides privacy...

  • East meets West as Chinese dance group comes to Malta

    East meets West as Chinese dance group comes to Malta

    A Chinese ballet company will be showcasing various performances of popular ballets next Sunday, merging Eastern and Western culture through dance. The Guangzhou ballet was founded in 1993 and has always centred around combining Western and...

  • Forty years young: MADC pantos span the decades

    Forty years young: MADC pantos span the decades

    It was 40 years ago, in 1978, that the MADC produced the first of what would become an annual appointment with audiences: the Christmas pantomime, an event chock-full of music, dance, humour and spectacle. The tradition continues this year with...

  • Watch: Between two worlds (ARTE)

    Watch: Between two worlds (ARTE)

    Douglas is a small town in Arizona on the border with Mexico. Locals cross the frontier all the time and the mayor of Douglas talks of ‘one community’ straddling the two countries. How is this balance affected by president Trump’s hard-line...

  • Art exhibition by Samson Leguesse

    Samson Leguesse is a Maltese national of Ethiopian origin best known as an actor, magician, musician and entertainer taking part also in international and local films as well as TV programmes. His latest discovery is that of painting. He found out...

  • Mrs Claus steals the show

    Mrs Claus steals the show

    A performance for all the family based on the book by Clare Azzopardi, Illustrated by Lisa Falzon and published by Merlin Publishers, Is-Sinjura Klaws is a Christmas tale with a difference, an illustrated storybook which is a must-have in every...

  • The Magic Flute – sublime fairy tale

    The Magic Flute – sublime fairy tale

    A sublime fairy tale that moves freely between earthy comedy and noble mysticism, The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte in the original German) was written for a theatre located just outside Vienna with the clear intention of appealing to audiences...

  • Facebook reaches the jungle in Teatru Rjal panto

    Facebook reaches the jungle in Teatru Rjal panto

    Bears, tigers, wolves, mice, penguins and an intrepid child are among the amusing characters that inhabit the colourful world of Kumpanija Teatru Rjal’s panto this year.  Based on Rudyard Kipling’s classic tale, Junglebook tells how Mowgli, who...

  • Watch: Arctic Monkeys live in Lyon (ARTE)

    Watch: Arctic Monkeys live in Lyon (ARTE)

    We’ve seen them progress from fresh-faced wunderkinds to giants of the rock scene: The British four-piece led by Alex Turner play in the majestic surroundings of the open air Ancient Theatre of Fourvière in Lyon, recorded in July 2018.

  • Feature film portrays contemporary life

    Feature film portrays contemporary life

    Peter Sant’s debut feature film, Baħar Żmien (Of Time and the Sea) is an allegorical film about a stasis and slow change that explores the usefulness and pain of memory, and attends to the contemporary situation of a life – a life where...

  • Religious art takes centre stage at Valletta exhibition

    Religious art takes centre stage at Valletta exhibition

    An abstract painting on which an image of the Madonna and a Cruficix allegedly appeared have led Ukrainian artist Eleńa Ryzhykh to turn to religious art. “In 2008, a miracle happened on one of my abstract works. Scenes of the Madonna with a baby...

  • Of still lifes and floral watercolours

    Of still lifes and floral watercolours

    Maltese artist Anna Galea is exhibiting a number of works in a solo exhibition titled Stills. Galea, who is currently based in Dubai, is best known for her abnormally large floral watercolours, though she is also very keen on life figure painting...

  • A baroque New Year

    A baroque New Year

    A baroque New Year concert with the Valletta International Baroque Ensemble will take place today at 8pm at St Gregory church, Żejtun. This is an excellent chance to celebrate the holidays with a unique performance of Italian and German baroque...