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  • Watch: Opioid drugs biggest cause of death in US (ARTE)

    Watch: Opioid drugs biggest cause of death in US (ARTE)

    Opioid drugs are now the biggest cause of death for the under 50s in the US, ahead of traffic accidents and firearms. The highly addictive OxyContin, prescribed as a painkiller has led to addiction and contributed to the nation’s opioid epidemic.

  • Malta and La Commedia dell’Arte

    Malta and La Commedia dell’Arte

    As Australia passes the baton on to Malta for this year’s World Commedia dell’Arte Day under the auspices of the Malta Commission of Unesco, Narcy Calamatta tells Iggy Fenech all about the history of the genre, Malta’s place within its narrative...

  • Of national politics and social problems

    Alfred Buttigieg: The collected playsSelf-published, 2017 Alfred Buttigieg is one of a handful of Maltese authors who have established themselves as playwrights on the Maltese stage in the past half-century. A co-founder, with Michael Fenech, of...

  • Going vinyl

    Going vinyl

    When did you start working on the new EP? Around three months ago. I decided to go out of my comfort zone and go a step further using different techniques and equipment which I wasn’t used to. I approached a good friend of mine, who is the...

  • Temptasian retains its WRMC top restaurant status

    Temptasian retains its WRMC top restaurant status

    Temptasian restaurant at The Palace hotel in Sliema was confirmed one of Malta’s top restaurants at this year’s edition of the WRMC (Wines and Restaurants of Malta.com) Restaurants Quality Recognition Awards gala dinner and ceremony in St...

  • Delicata releases first 2017 vintage Medina wines

    Delicata releases first 2017 vintage Medina wines

    The latest 2017 vintage of the Medina range of award-winning, boutique Malta-grown wines by the Delicata winery has been bottled for distribution on the domestic market in Malta and Gozo. Medina is a collection of ten unoaked, fruity wines made...

  • Hidden details unveiled in Picasso oil painting

    Hidden details unveiled in Picasso oil painting

    Scientists have uncovered hidden details beneath one of Pablo Picasso's oil paintings that give an insight into how the famous painter created his work of art. Using state-of-the-art imaging techniques, a team of researchers in the US and Canada...

  • Watch: The transport of the future (ARTE)

    Watch: The transport of the future (ARTE)

    How will we travel tomorrow? In Los Angeles the hyperloop project is researching high-speed rail modelled on pneumatic tube networks or will the driverless car be the next transport revolution?

  • Exhibition to mark artist Ebba von Fersen Balzan

    Exhibition to mark artist Ebba von Fersen Balzan

    Iniala5 Galleries are holding an exhibition to mark the years since the demise of Maltese German artist Ebba von Fersen Balzan. This is the first in a series of exhibitions that will showcase Ebba’s extensive and varied collection of art from her...

  • A story of freedom and love

    A story of freedom and love

    A studio tucked away in Valletta has been a hive of activity as 11 dancers each day stepped into the world of Bizet’s femme fatale ahead of ŻfinMalta Dance Ensemble’s premiere ofCarmen yesterday. “As a firm believer that dance not only entertains...

  • Legendary actress Helen Mirren: I have experiences insecurity all my life

    Oscar-winning actress Dame Helen Mirren has confessed to feeling insecure on a daily basis and says she has never "felt beautiful". The 72-year-old, who won the Best Actress Oscar for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in 2006 film The Queen,...

  • 51 winners of Man Booker vie for 50th anniversary prize

    51 winners of Man Booker vie for 50th anniversary prize

    All 51 winners of the Man Booker will be pitted against each other for a special award to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the prize. The Golden Man Booker will crown the best work of fiction from the last five decades. It will span from the...

  • Historic walk through the Silent City

    Historic walk through the Silent City

    An evening walk is being held through Mdina, the old medieval capital city of Malta. The walk will be led by historian Vincent Zammit and is being organised by Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar. The walk takes place on February 23 at 7pm, starting from...

  • Watch: Who defends Europe? (ARTE)

    Watch: Who defends Europe? (ARTE)

    For the last 67 years no EU member has declared war on another. However, international conflicts, terrorism, the refugee crisis and cyberwarfare threatens its stability. Does Europe want to build an independent defence force?

  • New environment course launched

    Institute for Education and BirdLife Malta have launched a new course aimed at primary school teachers in delivering outdoor learning through nature. The course for the MQF Level 6 Award in Teaching Outdoor Learning through Nature will be...

  • Children's theatre season opens at Teatru Salesjan

    Children's theatre season opens at Teatru Salesjan

    Teatru Salesjan, Sliema’s community theatre, has launched a new performance season for families and young people. From March to May 2018 three productions for young audiences will be presented in a special theatre season calledNuna Palk, a...

  • When art meets science

    When art meets science

    As songstress Nadine Axisa gets ready to serenade audiences with Frank Sinatra classics in aid of the University of Malta’s Research, Innovation and Development Trust, Iggy Fenech has a chat with Wilfred Kenely, the CEO of the trust, about the...

  • Exhibition focuses on Gozitan realities

    Exhibition focuses on Gozitan realities

    Four contemporary Gozitan artists will unveil 24 exhibits at the main hall of the European Parliament between March 6 and 9. The exhibition, titled Embracing Change in Gozo, focuses on Gozitan realities and aspirations. Rachel Galea, Kris Saliba,...

  • Cinema attendance keeps level in 2017

    Cinema attendance keeps level in 2017

    In line with the high levels observed in the previous two years, the European Audiovisual Observatory estimates that total admissions in the European Union decreased only slightly by 0.7% to 985 million tickets sold in 2017. While this is 6.6...

  • Watch: Return of the Plague (ARTE)

    Watch: Return of the Plague (ARTE)

    For the first time the plague has reached urban areas on the island including the capital Antananarivo and in its most contagious and deadly form. Left undiagnosed and untreated it can kill very quickly. The race is on to stop the spread of the...