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  • Drawing life out of the darkest of places

    Drawing life out of the darkest of places

    TheatreThe AcrobatSpazju Kreattiv, St James Cavalier The vampire has been a cult figure in fantasy thriller and horror genres for years. Its recent revival over the past 20 years or so in popular culture – both in fiction and in television...

  • Rossella Biscotti solo exhibition

    Three Works and a Script, a solo exhibition by internationally acclaimed artist Rossella Biscotti and curated by Sara Dolfi Agostini, is currently on display at Blitz, 68, Santa Luċija Street, Valletta. The exhibition portrays the artist’s...

  • Watch: Adolf Hitler and the art of defeat (ARTE)

    Watch: Adolf Hitler and the art of defeat (ARTE)

      Adolf Hitler has gone down in history as an outstanding military tactician. But was this really true? This programme looks closer at the past and challenges received ideas.

  • Form and meaning for the abstract

    Form and meaning for the abstract

    James Vella Clark is currently exhibiting a collection of paintings painted over the past 10 years, including some latest works that portray a retrospective account of his exploration and gradual move towards abstraction. Convergence is where all...

  • Liverpool Cathedral Choir in concert

    Liverpool Cathedral Choir in concert

    The Liverpool Cathedral Choir will be visiting Malta for the first time to give a series of concerts. The choir has a world-class reputation for musical excellence. The cathedral choir leads music at the Eucharist and Evensong services and also...

  • Photographic showcase

    Photographic showcase

    The Ten Beyond is a photographic project which brings together the outstanding work of 10 of the Malta Institute of Professional Photography’s (and Malta’s) top photographers. They are 10 artists who excel in a particular genre. The exhibition, an...

  • Dark and challenging story of hunt for revenge

    Dark and challenging story of hunt for revenge

    Destroyer4 starsDirector: Karyn KusamaStars: Nicole Kidman, Sebastian Stan, Toby Kebbell, Tatiana MaslanyDuration: 121 minsClass: 15KRS Releasing Ltd When Nicole Kidman won her Oscar for her performance as Virginia Woolf in the sublime The Hours...

  • On the wrong side of the law

    On the wrong side of the law

    The MuleDirector: Clint EastwoodStars: Bradley Cooper, Clint Eastwood, Manny Montana, Andy GarciaDuration: 116minsClass: 15KRS Releasing Ltd Film not reviewed Venerable and veteran actor/ director/producer (to name but a few) Clint Eastwood goes...

  • A bit of a bloodsucker

    Like a lot of people out there (more than I thought, it seems), I went through a vampire phase. OK, now that that’s published on a national newspaper for posterity, I’d like to justify it by saying that it was a long time before vampires turned...

  • Making waves on the big screen

    Making waves on  the big screen

    As The Boat sails towards its Malta red-carpet premiere and release on a wave of international critical acclaim, Laura Bonnici chats with actor Joe Azzopardi to find out more about the man behind the thrilling feature film’s sea-faring hero. “Just...

  • Portraiture in the Age of the Ego

    Portraiture in the Age of the Ego

    Art and design writer Ann Dingli meets Skye Ferrante at his New York studio to discuss contemporary portraiture, working in Malta, and a desire to make real connections. We all know Malta is obsessed with social media, but let’s go ahead and throw...

  • Brush strokes into the unknown

    Brush strokes into the unknown

    “Destiny always seems to carry an unknown plan that continuously eludes us.” Those words by Damian Ebejer appear to reflect the process of his art, some of which has gone on display in his 17th solo exhibition – called When Destiny Lingers – until...

  • Intimacy without the chemistry

    Intimacy without the chemistry

    Patrick Marber’s exquisite script for Closer first hit London’s West End in 1997. The play went on to win the 1998 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play, and reached new audiences when it was adapted by Marber himself for the screen in 2004,...

  • Swiss actor who played Hitler in Downfall, dies

    Swiss actor who played Hitler in Downfall, dies

    Bruno Ganz, the Swiss actor who  gave a masterful performance as Adolf Hitler in "Downfall", has died aged 77, his agent said Saturday. Ganz, who died at his home in Zurich, had a distinguished career on screen and stage before his 2004 appearance...

  • Watch: Being a female truck driver in Russia (ARTE)

      Nastka is 34 and one of just a handful of women lorry drivers in Russia. A law prohibits women from taking jobs in certain professions in Russia meaning Nastja is working in a man’s world.

  • A Roman’s last journey

    The ‘body’ of a deceased Roman aristocrat has been put on display for public viewing in a prominent part of the Domus Romana in Rabat. The funeral will take place tomorrow, leaving the Domus towards St Paul’s Catacombs, where he will be laid to rest.

  • High standard of international photography on show

    High standard of international photography on show

    The Malta Postal Museum and Arts Hub, together with MIPA, will be hosting the Malta International Photo Award exhibition, an exciting collection of the top 15 submissions in each category. A total of 140 prints representing a high standard of...

  • Malta Cultural Institute celebrates 70 years

    Malta Cultural Institute celebrates 70 years

    The Malta Cultural Institute, set up in 1949 by a group of University professors, under the leadership of Gaston Tonna Barthet, will celebrate its 70th anniversary with a concert at the G. F. Abela Junior College, Msida, tomorrow at 6pm. It was...

  • 'Small Island' novelist Andrea Levy dies aged 62

    'Small Island' novelist Andrea Levy dies aged 62

    British author Andrea Levy, who drew on her Jamaican heritage for novels such as "Small Island", has died at the age of 62, her publishers said Friday. Levy had been suffering from cancer, Headline Publishing Group added. Her novels "have perhaps...

  • Watch: Sudan is open for business (ARTE)

    Watch: Sudan is open for business (ARTE)

    In Sudan, scarred by civil war and corruption, starting a business is difficult: 60% of Sudanese are under 30 years old and many do not have stable work. They have no choice but to survive by doing odd jobs. A reality show is trying to change...