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  • Exhibition of classical paintings

    Exhibition of classical paintings

    The Lily Agius Gallery is currently exhibiting paintings by Italian artist Claudio Chiariotti. Chiariotti’s early years were influenced by Greek mythology and ancient Greek paintings, with their vigorous and instinctive lines. Following his...

  • Victoria International Arts Festival

    Victoria International Arts Festival

    The Victoria International Arts Festival continues this week. This evening, violinist Andrea Gajic will give a performance with pianist Sinae Lee at the Aula Mgr G. Farrugia. They will present a number of sonatas by Beethoven and Grieg, and...

  • Chinese artefacts on display

    Chinese artefacts on display

    The Chinese Cultural Centre is hosting The Long Voyage – an exhibition of images and artefacts from China’s long history and tradition in establishing trade routes and sharing its culture. The Maritime Silk Road connected the ancient civilisations...

  • Italian artist's work in Sliema exhibition

    Italian artist's work in Sliema exhibition

    An exhibition of paintings by an Italian artist called Claudio Chiariotti was recently opened at the Lily Agius Gallery in Sliema. The exhibition is open daily from Monday to Friday from 10am to 1pm and from 2pm to 7pm and on Saturday from 10am to...

  • Sacred Heart concert

    Sacred Heart concert

    The Sliema Philharmonic Society will be holding a vocal and musical concert for the titular feast of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and to commemorate the 100th anniversary since the founding of the Sacred Heart parish in Sliema. The...

  • An interesting debut

    An interesting debut

    Actor Rupert Everett makes his directorial debut in The Happy Prince, in which he also stars as Irish poet and playwright Oscar Wilde who, in his dying moments, looks back on his colourful and oftentimes dark life. Once the most famous man in...

  • To be or not to be... a man

    To be or not to be... a man

    Drachma LGBTI, a local NGO that focuses on integrating spirituality with sexual orientation, together with the UK theatrical company Milk Presents, were behind the wonderful production titled Joan that was recently performed at Spazju...

  • Victoria hosts arts festival once again

    Victoria hosts arts festival once again

    This year, the Victoria International Arts Festival will be missing one beloved and respected name, that of maestro Joseph Vella, who passed away earlier this year. Anna Marie Galea finds out more about how this year’s edition pays tribute to one...

  • The raw underbelly of Maltese creativity

    The raw underbelly of Maltese creativity

    After an absence of four years, director Nicole Cuschieri returned with her troupe of madcap performers for the 11th contribution to Creative Island’s burlesque legacy, entitled Apocalesque. Hosted at City Lights in Valletta, formerly a notorious...

  • Taking the arts to TV

    Taking the arts to TV

    Sarah-Lee Zammit and Caroline Tonna, co-producers of Maltarti, tell Ramona Depares all about the challenges of putting together a weekly cultural show. What is the aim behind Maltarti? Firstly to celebrate our home-grown artists and the relevance...

  • Ticks all the right boxes

    Ticks all the right boxes

    Ocean’s 84 starsDirector: Gary RossStars: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne HathawayDuration: 110 minsClass: 12KRS Releasing Ltd There has been a bit of a kerfuffle over the mixed reviews earned by Ocean’s 8, the heist movie based on the...

  • A classic for the whole family

    A classic for the whole family

    Iggy Fenech speaks to Claire Debono, who will be taking on the part of Cendrillon in the Manoel Theatre’s staging of the Nicolas Isouard classic. Few stories have been told and retold as often as the age-old tale of Cinderella: With its triumph...

  • Hofesh Schechter’s Political Mother for Malta International Arts Festival

    Hofesh Schechter’s Political Mother for Malta International Arts Festival

    This year’s Malta International Arts Festival is dominated by a mix of edgy, contemporary artists and more classical performers as the island gets ready to welcome over 30 Maltese and international acts who will be taking part in this year’s...

  • A worthy festival on the sister island

    A worthy festival on the sister island

    Bless Gozo, our little sister, and all those who with their enthusiasm put together so many worthy cultural activities. Colin Attard is one such and his Gaulitana Music Festival is one of Gozo’s main festivals. In the past few years this festival...

  • Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul dies, aged 54

    Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul dies, aged 54

    Music stars have paid tribute following the death of Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul. The death of the co-founder and drummer of the heavy metal band, aged 54, was announced on Facebook and Twitter. The US heavy metal band said: "Vincent Paul Abbott...

  • Adventures of a French girl

    Adventures of a French girl

    Spazju Kreattiv is today screening the film Jeune Femme, also known as Montparnasse Bienvenue, a French drama film directed by Léonor Sérraille. Following in the footsteps of Frances Ha and Fleabag, the film is a sometimes heart-breaking, often...

  • Anthropological and artistic exhibition

    Anthropological and artistic exhibition

    An art exhibition titled Exiled Homes is exploring the stories of Filipino caretakers living in Malta and highlights the possible collaboration in private spaces between Maltese and exiled individuals. The interactive visual arts exhibition is an...

  • Observing the art of perception

    Observing the art of perception

    Yardsticks: Subjective Tools of Measurement, a new exhibition by Blitz artist-in-residence Zahra Al-Mahdi, explores perception in liminal spaces. Measuring an object depends on the size of the measuring instrument. With different-sized instruments...

  • Ira Losco releases her seventh studio album

    Ira Losco releases her seventh studio album

    Ira Losco has released her latest studio album, her seventh in a music career spanning 15 years. Double album 'No Sinner No Saint' features 24 songs, with half reflecting the pop idol’s good side, and the other half her bad. 'No Sinner No Saint’...

  • Folk music returns to Argotti

    Folk music returns to Argotti

    Għanafest returns for another edition at the recently-renovated Argotti Botanical Gardens, the festival’s original location. The festival will see a number of Maltese folk singers performing different kinds of għana and international...