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  • Royal wedding ceremony to be recorded live

    Royal wedding ceremony to be recorded live

    When Prince Harry marries Meghan Markle next month, the Royal Wedding Ceremony will be recorded live and released on Decca Records/Universal Music Group within hours of the service ending. Decca, one of Britain’s most historic record labels, will...

  • This week at the cinema - April 25, 2018

    This week at the cinema - April 25, 2018

    Avengers: Infinity War (2018)Genre: FantasyDirectors: Anthony Russo, Joe RussoStarring: Karen Gillan, Elizabeth Olsen, Josh Brolin, Tom Holland, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Pratt, Linda Cardellini, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr, Zoe...

  • A larger than life scenario

    A larger than life scenario

    With genetic experiments and raging mutants aplenty, Paula Fleri-Soler takes a behind-the-scenes look at Rampage. In 1993, a breakthrough new technology, known as CRISPR, gave scientists a path to treat incurable diseases through genetic editing.

  • An accurate portrayal of angst

    An accurate portrayal of angst

    Love, Simon4 starsDirector: Greg BerlantiStars: Nick Robinson, Jennifer Garner, Josh DuhamelDuration: 75 minsClass: 12KRS Releasing Ltd Teen coming-of-age movies are a dime a dozen these days. And, like their hormonal teenage characters, it is...

  • Exploring gender identity through theatre

    Exploring gender identity through theatre

    The Beau Belles will be producing Stella, a theatre production exploring gender and identity that has been adapted by Neil Bartlett. The piece will be directed by Polly March. The story is based on the true-life story of Ernest Boulton, who in...

  • Celebrating diversity through art

    Celebrating diversity through art

    APS Bank has launched a book and exhibition titled Diversity – Recognising Individuality. Project curator Kevin Casha shares some words about the concept in this excerpt from his introduction to the book. The Diversity – Recognising Individuality...

  • The Pub does Shakespeare

    The Pub does Shakespeare

    It’s that time of year again, when The Bard gets a beered up makeover by director Philip Leone Ganado. Interview by Ramona Depares. This is the third edition of Shakespeare at The Pub – how was the idea born? I was, for no particular reason,...

  • Mike Myers leads tributes for 'Mini-Me' Verne Troyer, dead at 49

    Mike Myers leads tributes for 'Mini-Me' Verne Troyer, dead at 49

    Mike Myers has led tributes to his Austin Powers co-star Verne Troyer, who has died aged 49. The 2ft 8ins tall actor known for playing Mini-Me in the spoof spy movies died on Friday, according to a statement on his social media accounts. Troyer...

  • Austin Powers' Mini-Me dies, aged 49

    Austin Powers' Mini-Me dies, aged 49

    Austin Powers star Verne Troyer has died aged 49, his official social media accounts have confirmed. The diminutive US actor, best known for playing Mini-Me in the spy comedy films, had openly struggled with alcoholism. Earlier this month the...

  • Ariana Grande debuts first track since terror attack

    Ariana Grande debuts first track since terror attack

    Ariana Grande made a surprise appearance at Coachella to debut her first track since the terror attack at her Manchester Arena show. The singer, 24, performed No Tears Left To Cry at the California festival on Friday night. The song comes less...

  • Swedish DJ Avicii dead at 28

    Swedish DJ Avicii dead at 28

    Updated 8pm Swedish DJ Avicii has died in Oman aged 28, his publicist has confirmed.  "It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii," a representative for the DJ said in a statement.  "He was found...

  • Watch: Malta's hardcore trio Bila drop new single

    Watch: Malta's hardcore trio Bila drop new single

    Bila, possibly Malta's most hardcore noise and punk band, have just released a new single, Do What I Want.  The track is accompanied by a video shot in black and white, on location at what appears to be one of Malta's iconic, abandoned...

  • Malta's newest space for contemporary art to open this month

    Malta's newest space for contemporary art to open this month

    The META Foundation announces the official opening of Valletta Contemporary (VC) – Malta’s newest space for contemporary art. The gallery, which is located on East Street in Valletta, opened its doors to the public on April 13. Under the artistic...

  • Watch: The Areola Treat to play at this year's Rock the South

    Watch: The Areola Treat to play at this year's Rock the South

    Areola Treat have been catalysts for their genre on the local front, a rousing brand of indie punk. Sibbi, the first track I heard from the band, remains one of my favourite local offerings with Lisa Micallef Grimaud’s somehow husky, somehow...

  • Eating words for love

    Eating words for love

    The first season of Nuna Palk performances for children at Teatru Salesjan will come to a close in May with Land of the big word factory by Theatre Anon. Hailed as one of Malta’s most innovative theatre companies, Theatre Anon has devised an...

  • Celebrating Claude Debussy

    Celebrating Claude Debussy

    To celebrate the 100th year anniversary of Claude Debussy's death in 1918 the Manoel Theatre is presenting a recital on April 25 at 8pm at the Manoel Theatre. The evening highlights some of the composer's most evocative and iconic piano solo and...

  • Cultural Policy Designers unite in new European network

    Cultural Policy Designers unite in new European network

    Independent cultural policy designers, known in the field for their policy work across Europe and beyond, have launched a new network. The eight founders of the Cultural Policy Designers Network (CPDN) have joined forces to provide alternative and...

  • Watch: New single and video by Marilena

    Watch: New single and video by Marilena

    Singer Marilena launched her new single, Higher, together with a video, to coincide with International World Voice Day. "This song is very close to my heart as it talks about the power of self-belief and striving towards one's utmost potential. I...

  • Dutch Capital of Culture poet honours Daphne Caruana Galizia

    Dutch Capital of Culture poet honours Daphne Caruana Galizia

    Artists should use Valletta’s European Capital of Culture status to take a stand on issues such as the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia, according to Dutch poet Eeltsje Hettinga, who has used his work to honour the slain journalist. Mr...

  • This week at the cinema - April 18, 2018

    This week at the cinema - April 18, 2018

    Love, Simon (2018)Genre: DramaDirector: Greg BerlantiStarring: Nick Robinson, Jennifer Garner, Josh Duhamel, Katherine Langford, Alexandra Shipp, Logan MillerDuration: 110 minutesClass: 12AKRS Releasing Ltd The romantic comedy-drama by...