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  • Nico Darmanin sings

    Nico Darmanin sings

    The Three Palaces Festival continues tomorrow with a concert by Maltese tenor Nico Darmanin. Based in London, Darmanin has studied with Gillian Zammit at the Royal College of Music, the National Opera Studio and the Accademia Rossiniana in...

  • Brass and winds concert

    A musical concert titled Essential Sounds of Brass and Winds will be held this evening in Nadur. The concert forms part of the November Music Festival organised by the Mnarja Philharmonic Society under the Ministry for Gozo NGO Assistance...

  • Fashion show in aid of charity

    Fashion show in aid of charity

    A fashion show held today will collect donations in aid of Dar Ġużeppa Debono in Gozo. Professional dressmaker VickyAnn Xuereb is presenting her couture collection Still I Rise, which aims to empower women to move through life with passion and...

  • Pharmacies open tomorrow

    Chemimart Pharmacy, 14, St Anne Street, Floriana (2123 9310);Vivien Pharmacy, Patri Magri Street, Marsa (2122 1701);Lantern Pharmacy, 46, Regional Road, Santa Venera (2144 4648);Remedies Pharmacy, Tumas Fenech Street, Birkirkara (2144 1589);St...

  • Fiddler on the Roof to be staged in Gozo

    Fiddler on the Roof  to be staged in Gozo

    One of the best-loved musicals, Fiddler on the Roof, is being staged this weekend and the next in Gozo. With music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, the production is based on the book Tevye and his Daughters (or Tevye the Dairyman) and...

  • The Malta International Choir Festival

    The Malta International Choir Festival

    The Malta International Choir Festival continues today with a programme full of activities. This morning, there will be secular music competitions at the Catholic Institute in Floriana from 9am to 12.30pm and from 2 to 5.30pm and more choirs will...

  • Cello concert

    Cello concert

    An ensemble of four violoncellos from the Vienna Philharmonic will be performing tomorrow as part of The Three Palaces festival. They will be playing well-known works by Corelli, Mozart, Schubert and Offenbach as well as others which are less...

  • Talk on ex-voto art pieces

    Talk on ex-voto art pieces

    The Għaqda Talent Mosti is hosting a talk entitled Il-Pitturi Ex-Voto: Dettalji Storiċi Kif Ukoll mill-Ħajja ta’ Kuljum this evening in Mosta. Michael Buhagiar will talk about ex-voto pictures found in various churches – art pieces which tell...

  • Valletta Boat Show

    Valletta Boat Show

    The Valletta Boat Show is this week celebrating its 10th anniversary at Haywharf, Pietà. Over 70 exhibitors from around the world, including the most prestigious names in the boating and yachting industry, will display luxurious sailing boats,...

  • An intense monologue

    An intense monologue

    Actress Sarah Camilleri is performing in a one-woman show this weekend at St James Cavalier. Qaħba Jien? tells the story of a beautiful woman with a  bad reputation. Rumours swirl around her personal affairs, while the women of the town despise...

  • Storytelling workshops

    Storytelling workshops

    Spazju Kreattiv is hosting a series of workshops, entitled Of Fairy Tales and You, to encourage children to tell stories. Everyone may be able to tell meaningful stories but not everyone does. Experts say that discovering the power to tell stories...

  • Malta International Choir Festival

    Malta International Choir Festival

    The Malta International Choir Festival kicks off this morning with a sacred music competition at St Publius church in Floriana between 9am and noon. A series of concerts by the participating choirs will take place also this morning at City Gate,...

  • Piano concert to open Three Palaces Festival

    Piano concert to open Three Palaces Festival

    US pianist Andrew von Oeyen will open this year’s edition of the Three Palaces Festival on Friday. The philosophy of the festival is that all people should have access to heritage sites and also the right to participate in the expression of music,...

  • Retracing the birth of Spanish democracy

    Retracing the birth  of Spanish democracy

    Spazju Kreattiv is showing 23-F: La película, a film that retraces the birth of Spanish democracy as it uncovers the story behind the country’s failed coup d’etat. On February 23, 1981, one Antonio Tejero (played by Paco Tous) notoriously drove...

  • Applications for arts festival

    Applications for arts festival

    Applications for entry into the second edition of the Maltese Islands Festival will close on Monday, November 6. The festival is open to anyone aged four-plus with a love for drama, dance, singing or playing a musical instrument. Applicants can...

  • Shakespeare for children

    Shakespeare for children

    Chris Dingli returns with his popular children’s show Shakeshorts Presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a laugh-out-loud, interactive journey through one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays. Shortened and adapted to suit young audiences, the play...

  • Shining a light on Raphael

    Shining a light on Raphael

    As part of its arts on screen series, Eden Cinemas is today presenting Raphael – the Lord of the Arts, the first-ever film adaptation of Raphael Sanzio and his art (1483-1520). The commentary from experts takes viewers on a journey starting from...

  • The Malta International Choir Festival

    The Malta International Choir Festival

    Thirty-six choirs from 19 countries are participating in the 23rd edition of the Malta International Choir Festival being held between Thursday and Sunday. Some of the highlights of the festival are: • Singing and Praying for Peace, the opening...

  • Coming to terms with grief

    Coming to terms with grief

    Salesian Theatre is restaging Dear Pete, a theatre production that explores how children handle grief and loss.  Combining puppetry, live music and storytelling, the plot follows Little Pete and his unique pet Splint who live a simple life with a...

  • Thought experiments

    Philosophy Sharing Malta is hosting a talk entitled ‘Esperimenti bil-ħsieb’ (experiments with thought). Alfred Zammit will investigate the benefits of experimenting with thought and how it may help us on different levels. Everyone is welcome. The...