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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Death becomes them

    Death becomes them

    TheatreTebut IsfarValletta Campus Theatre However much we attempt to resist it, change launches its inevitable and often ravaging onslaught on all of us. The way in which an overlying environmental theme can reveal so much more about human foibles...

  • Man Booker Prize 2018: when writers speak we glimpse the human behind the story

    Man Booker Prize 2018: when writers speak we glimpse the human behind the story

    Novelists are used to staring out of windows, not out at audiences. We write in solitude, and expect our readers to read in solitude. And then, for a few, the phone rings. A publicist has struck lucky with your book. It’s been shortlisted for a...

  • Ceri Dupree charity night

    Ceri Dupree charity night

    The Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa will this week be alive with the talents of world-famous female impersonator Ceri Dupree, when he flies into Malta to perform at the Beyond the Moon Fundraising Gala Dinner on Friday. Impersonating everyone, from...

  • Willie Apap’s revelations

    The evolution of Willie Apap’s (1918-1970) choice of subject matter, form and colour palette reveals a certain kind of purification, a move from the exterior to the interior, from the visible realm to that of the inner human condition, and...

  • Small is beautiful: scale model exhibition marks 35th year

    Small is beautiful: scale model exhibition marks 35th year

    A mammoth exhibition, featuring between 800 and 1,000 scale models, is currently on display in Naxxar. It has been set up by the Association of Model Engineers Malta (AME), which is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year. The association...

  • Landscapes exhibition draws inspiration from map making

    Landscapes exhibition draws inspiration from map making

    Artist, designer and researcher JP Migneco is showing a collection of works Iniala 5 Gallery, Valletta. The exhibition, Chroma Terra Art Project, showcases a reinterpretation of landscape topographies using bright, stereoscopic colours. Migneco...

  • Contemporary art exhibition

    Contemporary art exhibition

    Nisġa: Storja Kontemporanja is an exhibition that seeks to feature dialogues between artists of different generations. A collaboration between Spazju Kreattiv and the Valletta 2018 Foundation, the project’s works are put together in meaningful...