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  • Comedian to make Maltese debut

    Comedian to make Maltese debut

    UK professional comedian, musician and presenter Tom Houghton is marking his debut on the island in Maltese Funny Business’ latest Comedy Nights at Talbot and Bons in Luqa. Producer Paul Pennington commented: “We are absolutely over the moon that...

  • Watch: North Korea - Kim's Men (ARTE)

    Watch: North Korea - Kim's Men (ARTE)

    How is it possible for one of the world’s poorest countries to develop nuclear weapons?

  • This week at the cinema - June 20, 2018

    This week at the cinema - June 20, 2018

    Ocean’s 8 (2018)Genre: Action comedyDirector: Gary RossStarring: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Griffin Dunne, Sarah Paulson, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling, AwkwafinaDuration: 110 minutesClass: 12AKRS Releasing...

  • The dark side of the game

    The dark side of the game

    TheatreGameNational Stadium, Ta’ Qali Loss is an inevitable human emotion which must be endured, often for survival or as a forced, unwanted rite of passage. Whether the negativity that it creates can be used to channel a better final outcome, or...

  • Concert analyses migration in the Mediterranean

    Concert analyses migration in the Mediterranean

    A timely, migration-themed concert, inspired by Antoine Cassar’s poetry, opens in Valletta today. Being held on World Refugee Day,  The Map of the Mediterranean will focus on the theme of migration, how it has shaped the region, as well as the...

  • Watch: Beer and its myths (ARTE)

    Watch: Beer and its myths (ARTE)

    Beer is one of the most popular drinks worldwide and many myths surround it. Does it really make hair shiny, help to recover after a marathon and keep winter colds at bay? Xenius provides the answers and challenges our preconceptions.

  • Watch: Tribali back to their roots

    Watch: Tribali back to their roots

    The year was 2004 and a few friends were casually jamming on a beach, just enjoying each other’s company while translating all the sensory experiences gained while travelling into music. At that point, if anyone were to tell them that this jamming...

  • Short films for sustainable living

    Short films for sustainable living

    Solar Cinema will be presenting an hour-long short film programme titled Go Greener Shorts. The evening will feature quirky and inspirational environmental films that explore the relationship with nature and the inventive ways of dealing with the...

  • Flute and piano celebration

    Flute and piano celebration

    Flutist Silvio Zammit and pianist Ramona Zammit Formosa will celebrate the closing of the lunchtime concert season with a flute and piano performance. The performance will present a delightful programme celebrating life and love. The performance...

  • Watch: Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic (ARTE)

    Watch: Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic (ARTE)

    The end of an era. Simon Rattle leaves the Berlin Philharmonic to become music director of the London Symphony Orchestra. In this documentary by Eric Schulz, both conductor and musicians of the orchestra take stock: What has 16 years of...

  • German string quartet concert

    German string quartet concert

    The Minguet Quartet from Germany will perform a concert of works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Gustav Mahler and Johannes Brahms at St George’s Basilica, Victoria, tomorrow at 8pm. The concert forms part of the Victoria International Arts festival,...

  • Traditional Croatian ‘Klapa’ music concerts

    Traditional Croatian ‘Klapa’ music concerts

    The Croatian group Klapa Saint Mihovil will give two performances today in Valletta, at St George’s Square at 6pm and at The Gut in Strait Street at 8pm. The 45-minute concerts, entitled Faith, Love and Homeland, will consist of 15 traditional...

  • New YA novel by Antoinette Borg

    New YA novel by Antoinette Borg

    “Truth or dare?” What would you choose? A group of six teenagers huddled together one evening in a public garden are playing Spin the Bottle (without a bottle), but not one of them opts for ‘truth’. They all would rather face ‘dares’, even if it...

  • Football-themed play at Ta’ Qali stadium

    Football-themed play at Ta’ Qali stadium

    Game, a play about football, family, secrets and skeletons in the dressing rooms, will be performed at Ta’ Qali National Stadium today and later this week after the live screenings of the 8pm World Cup matches. The play, written by award-winning...

  • Irredeemably obnoxious

    Irredeemably obnoxious

    Super Troopers 21 starDirector: Jay ChandrasekharStars: Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve LemmeDuration: 99 minsClass: 12KRS Releasing Ltd Super Troopers 2 is the sequel to, you guessed it, Super Troopers, a comedy released in 2001 which I...

  • Justice on four legs

    Justice on four legs

    The family comedy Show Dogs introduces us to NYPD K9 Unit officer Max (an alpha male Rottweiler, voiced by Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges) who must team up with human FBI Agent Frank Mosley (Will Arnett) following a failed attempt to recover a stolen...

  • Watch: World Cup foul play? (ARTE)

    Watch: World Cup foul play? (ARTE)

    Rumours abound of foul play during the selection process for the FIFA World Cup 2018. But what role did corruption and intelligence services play in the English and Russian rival bids? A documentary that plays out like a political thriller.

  • The lesser seen side of Rome

    The lesser seen side of Rome

    Writer, directors and twin brothers Damiano and Fabio D’Innocenzo are taking part in this year’s Valletta Film Festival with their debut film Boys Cry (La Terra dell’Abbastanza) in the Competition – Feature Films section. Mirko (Matteo Olivetti)...

  • Ancient instruments at Mnajdra Temples

    Ancient instruments at Mnajdra Temples

    It feels quite ironic to use adjectives like ‘new’ and ‘contemporary’ when talking about a concert that is going to explore the history of the trombone. And, yet, here we are, less than a week away from Ritual, a recital that will take the...

  • A map of poetry and music

    A map of poetry and music

    Antoine Cassar’s poetry is a platform for his passion as an activist for universal freedom of movement. After a period of experimentation with multilingual verse, which culminated in the long poem Merħba (winner of the 2009 United Planet Prize),...