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  • Augmented reality turns up scare factor

    Augmented reality turns up scare factor

    This Halloween, Dar il-Waħx is set to return with bigger, bolder and better frights thanks to a horror house-first: the use of augmented reality. Iggy Fenech finds out more from artistic director Patrick Vella. For the past seven years, Dar...

  • Monster mash-up

    Monster mash-up

    The 2015 Goosebumps movie was a hit that opened at Number 1 and took in more than $150 million worldwide. So, here is the eagerly awaited, delightfully frightful sequel. The films are based on the series of books by the same name which have...

  • Watch: The queen of crime (ARTE)

    Watch: The queen of crime (ARTE)

    A pioneer of crime fiction, Agatha Christie is the world’s best-selling and most-translated novelist. The creator of much loved characters such as Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot was an independent and adventurous woman with an eventful life.

  • Gozitan, German ensembles take part in joint concert

    Following its tour in Germany as part of an Erasmus+ programme last year, the Gozo Youth Orchestra welcomes the Eurode Jugendorchester Herzogenrath for the second part of this EU-funded programme. Both ensembles, comprising 70 musicians, will be...

  • Animal puppets brought to life

    Animal puppets brought to life

    Drawing on the timeless themes of forsaken love, loss and longing, Orfeo & Majnun – an interdisciplinary project in two parts connecting the Middle Eastern legend of Layla and Majnun and the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice – will be shown today...

  • A peek inside dancers’ lives in Valletta

    The public will have a rare chance to get an inside peek into the life of a professional dancer as ŻfinMalta  joins Pjazza Teatru Rjal to hold its first open day to reach out to new audiences. This novel event by artistic director Paolo Mangiola...

  • Watch: Muslim marriages in England (ARTE)

    Watch: Muslim marriages in England (ARTE)

    Many young Muslims in Europe get married quickly as, without this union, Islamic law forbids them to be together. In Britain, Muslim marriages have to be registered in order to be legally valid but 60% remain unregistered and unrecognised by law.

  • Amadeus at Manoel Theatre to celebrate Masquerade's 20th anniversary

    Amadeus at Manoel Theatre to celebrate Masquerade's 20th anniversary

    Sixteen years after it first graced the Manoel Theatre’s stage, Peter Shaffer’s award-winning drama Amadeus returns as part of celebrations marking Masquerade’s 20th anniversary. The play, which tells a highly-fictionalised account of the lives of...

  • Poetry on the end of a string in Għarb kite festival

    Poetry on the end of a string in Għarb kite festival

    Enthusiasts from all over the world will converge on Għarb over the weekend for the International Kite and Wind Festival. The event, being held for the first time here, will include workshops, competitions and kite-flying spectacles by experts...

  • Five stories, two contrasting views

    Five stories, two contrasting views

    The controversial issue  of abortion will take centre stage in a new play, which exposes a reality often played out behind the scenes. De-terminated is gleaned from a series of interviews carried out in 2017 with women and men (all Maltese...

  • Watch: Two love stories unite as one

    Watch: Two love stories unite as one

    Two love stories will be combined as one in the play Orfeo & Manjun, which brings two myths together on stage. The play, which will take place October 19 (Friday) and 20 (Saturday) at the Mediterrranean Conference Centre, will amalgamate the Greek...

  • Domestic violence portrayed in original art creations

    Domestic violence portrayed in original art creations

    The Commission on Domestic Violence has joined forces with artist Raymond Darmanin – a venture which introduces an innovative approach towards this complex social problem. Darmanin has the courage to take up the challenging theme of domestic...

  • Watch: Cold war in warm waters (ARTE)

    Watch: Cold war in warm waters (ARTE)

    Since the Suez Canal opened in 1869 the Red Sea has connected three continents, Europe, Asia and Africa. As a crucial world shipping route from East to West, regional and world powers are keen to keep a presence on its coasts

  • Fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm

    Fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm

    Folk tales have been preserved for future generations through a collection of stories by the German Brothers Grimm which have been passed from generation to generation. When you think of fairy tales, you most likely think of sweet stories heard...

  • Territory by Cyril Sancereau

    Territory by Cyril Sancereau

    The Malta Postal Museum will be hosting an exhibition of large-scale photographic prints, entitled Territory, by French photographer Cyril Sancereau.  Sancereau specialises in architectural and landscape photography focusing (in this particular...

  • Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus comes to the Manoel

    Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus comes to the Manoel

    Peter Shaffer’s internationally-acclaimed 1979 play Amadeus is being staged at the Manoel Theatre by Masquerade Theatre Company, starting tomorrow. Amadeus is a fictionalised historical account of the lives of two great 18th century composers –...

  • Exhibition tries to change perceptions of migration

    Exhibition tries to change perceptions of migration

    An exhibition at St James Cavalier in Valletta, forming part of the RIMA Project, is trying to change perceptions on migration. "To be [defined]" articulates two main concepts about migration and exile: definition and construction on one side and...

  • Between dystopia and hope

    Between dystopia and hope

    Cabinet of Futures, Valletta 2018’s latest exhibition being held at St Joseph the Worker Centre in Birkirkara is an art installation by Austrian group Time’s Up. It explores how changes in our world – environmental, social and economic – impact...

  • Watch: Gay in Russia (ARTE)

    Watch: Gay in Russia (ARTE)

    Being gay in parts of the Russian federation means living in fear of your life. A reportage about the volunteers who aid gay people, mostly from the Caucasus, to flee to less dangerous countries.  

  • This week at the cinema - October 17, 2018

    This week at the cinema - October 17, 2018

    First Man (2018)Genre: Biography, drama Director: Damien ChazelleStarring: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler, Corey Stoll, Ciarán Hinds Duration: 138 minutesClass: 12AKRS Releasing Ltd Damien Chazelle (La La Land) breathes...