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  • Watch: More than a pinch of salt…

    Watch: More than a pinch of salt…

    Episodes from the Passion of Our Lord are annually retold through various media but one of the most striking remains salt. The Domus Pius IX  of Cospicua has been setting up a Last Supper display since 1954, annually drawing hundreds to their...

  • Drawings from fashion, pop art

    Drawings from fashion, pop art

    A collection of oil paintings by American artist SJ Fuerst, whose work is both beautiful and funny, will be on display today, tomorrow and on Saturday at the Lily Agius Gallery, Sliema. Entitled Forest Fresh, Fuerst’s paintings feature drawings...

  • Artist reflects on death and eternity

    Artist reflects on death and eternity

    Religious mysticism, decadence and faith in eternity interact in an original Good Friday exhibition executed by a young artist. Yeshua – Fid-Dell tal-Ħarsa Tiegħu (Christ – In the Shadow of His Vision) features Jennings Falzon’s interpretations...

  • This week at the cinema - April 17, 2019

    This week at the cinema - April 17, 2019

    Hellboy (2019)Genre: Action, fantasyDirector: Neil MarshallStarring: David Harbour, Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane, Sasha Lane, Daniel Dae KimDuration: 120 minutesClass: 15KRS Releasing Ltd Director Neil Marshall, famous for gore-heavy titles like...

  • Outdoor films under the stars

    The Sheer Bastion is hosting an open-air cinema week from Friday to Monday, featuring all kinds of films, from cult classics to musicals. Dirty Dancing will be screened on Friday at 9.30pm; Shawshank Redemption on Saturday at 8pm; Pulp Fiction on...

  • The Theory of Everything: discussion and open forum

    The Theory of Everything: discussion and open forum

    Science tells us we should be able to explain and link together all physical aspects of the universe in one single, unified theory: a theory of everything. ĊineXjenza is holding a discussion and open forum, during which participants will be able...

  • Tracing the history of music in Malta

    Tracing the history of music in Malta

    A Greek lyre tombstone dating circa AD200, an 18th-century positive organ, a 19th-century Arab oud and the local ċuqlajta (wooden clapper) are among the many items on display in Mdina as part of a major project tracing the history of Maltese...

  • Soprano in baroque concert

    Soprano in baroque concert

    Soprano Dorothy Baldacchino will feature in a sacred music concert at St Augustine Monastery in Old Bakery Street, Valletta, today at noon. She will be accompanied by Maria-Elena Farrugia. Albert Storace will present the programme. In...

  • Talk, sacred choral music

    Talk, sacred choral music

    A lecture on the musical and liturgical perspective of Tenebrae – Divine Office for the Holy Week will be held tomorrow at 6pm at Palazzo Falson, Mdina. Delivered by choir master Alex Vella Gregory and Fr Charlo Camilleri, O.Carm, the lecture will...

  • Shining star Gianni Morandi energises the crowd

    Shining star Gianni Morandi energises the crowd

    Renowned singer Gianni Morandi sprung a surprise on fans who attended his concert last Friday when he sang the iconic Maltese song Xemx wisq sabiħa. The Italian legend grabbed his guitar and struck the first few notes. Few people recognised the...

  • Another superhero

    Another superhero

    I have some very fond childhood memories of playing games and yelling “Shazam!” at my playmates… though I admit I never knew it stood for Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles and Mercury. You live and learn. Yelling “Shazam!” did not turn me...

  • Lean, loving and engaging

    Lean, loving and engaging

    Limestone Cowboy4 starsDirector: Abigail MalliaStarring: Paul Portelli, Paul Cilia, Davide TucciDuration: 97 minsClass: 15Eden Cinemas Good Maltese films are like buses – you wait for ages for one, then three turn up at the same time… It’s a loose...

  • ‘Music in Malta – from prehistory to vinyl’

    ‘Music in Malta – from prehistory to vinyl’

    Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti has been assiduously working on a large-scale project, entitled Music in Malta – From Prehistory to Vinyl, reaching its highlight in a major exhibition that will be taking place at the Mdina Cathedral Museum. It is...

  • Return of the Maltese falcon

    Return of the Maltese falcon

    Having been absent from the music scene for the past four years or so, Maltese artist Marty Rivers speaks to Michael Bugeja about country music and Maltese Falcon, his ‘comeback’ album, which has practically already reinstated him as a firm...

  • Dream Theater to perform in Malta

    Dream Theater to perform in Malta

    Progressive metal pioneers Dream Theater will be performing live in Malta in July. The concert will be staged at the Mediterranean Conference Centre on July 9. Dream Theater have achieved a startlingly sublime synthesis of soaring and...

  • ‘Spect-actors’ to witness the naked truth

    ‘Spect-actors’  to witness the naked truth

    ‘Spect-actors’ following the Holy Week representation Alla Mneżża (Naked God) in Għargħur on Sunday will be urged to see not only the Son of Man denuded of his divinity but also reflect on humanity. “We aim to contrast physical nakedness with the...

  • Watch: A delusional man intent on becoming Malta's next Prime Minister

    Watch: A delusional man intent on becoming Malta's next Prime Minister

    Karist is an ageing, delusional man intent on becoming Malta’s next Prime Minister. With the nation pushing the button on his mania, his inner demons erupt, violently tearing into Karist and his family. Sounds familiar with the Maltese political...

  • Classic novel put up at Manoel

    Classic novel put up at Manoel

    Malta’s foremost young drama troupe Teatru Manoel Youth Theatre is presenting Lord of the Flies by Nobel Prize winner William Golding at the Manoel Theatre this weekend. The classic novel, a potent allegory about the loss of innocence and the...

  • Pride and Passion

    Pride and Passion

    Over 500 rare and stunning crucifixes from around the world are currently on display at a private residence in Gudja. Jesmond Farrugia has been collecting crucifixes for the past 30 years but his family has been interested in these symbols of...

  • Game of Thrones: The end is here

    Game of Thrones: The end is here

    The final 35 days of Game of Thrones are upon us. Who will live? Who will die? We are about to find out… Season 8 will mark the long-awaited finale of the fantasy epic that has captured viewers worldwide. When Thrones premiered back in 2011, it...