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  • Watch: More than a pinch of salt…

    Watch: More than a pinch of salt…

    Episodes from the Passion of Our Lord are annually retold through various media but one of the most striking remains salt. The Domus Pius IX  of Cospicua has been setting up a Last Supper display since 1954, annually drawing hundreds to their...

  • Drawings from fashion, pop art

    Drawings from fashion, pop art

    A collection of oil paintings by American artist SJ Fuerst, whose work is both beautiful and funny, will be on display today, tomorrow and on Saturday at the Lily Agius Gallery, Sliema. Entitled Forest Fresh, Fuerst’s paintings feature drawings...

  • Artist reflects on death and eternity

    Artist reflects on death and eternity

    Religious mysticism, decadence and faith in eternity interact in an original Good Friday exhibition executed by a young artist. Yeshua – Fid-Dell tal-Ħarsa Tiegħu (Christ – In the Shadow of His Vision) features Jennings Falzon’s interpretations...

  • WATCH: An Anti-Trump Bastion in Texas (ARTE)

    WATCH: An Anti-Trump Bastion in Texas (ARTE)

    Since Trump's inauguration, pockets of resistance are being organised throughout the United States in "sanctuary" cities. Austin, Texas, is one of them. Renowned for its open-mindedness despite being the capital of a very conservative state, the...

  • This week at the cinema - April 17, 2019

    This week at the cinema - April 17, 2019

    Hellboy (2019)Genre: Action, fantasyDirector: Neil MarshallStarring: David Harbour, Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane, Sasha Lane, Daniel Dae KimDuration: 120 minutesClass: 15KRS Releasing Ltd Director Neil Marshall, famous for gore-heavy titles like...

  • Outdoor films under the stars

    The Sheer Bastion is hosting an open-air cinema week from Friday to Monday, featuring all kinds of films, from cult classics to musicals. Dirty Dancing will be screened on Friday at 9.30pm; Shawshank Redemption on Saturday at 8pm; Pulp Fiction on...

  • The Theory of Everything: discussion and open forum

    The Theory of Everything: discussion and open forum

    Science tells us we should be able to explain and link together all physical aspects of the universe in one single, unified theory: a theory of everything. ĊineXjenza is holding a discussion and open forum, during which participants will be able...

  • Yobetit teams up with brand ambassador Ben Camille for international campaign

    Yobetit teams up with brand ambassador Ben Camille for international campaign

    Maltese iGaming company Yobetit signed Maltese celebrity Ben Camille and kickstarted their new international campaign #BeLikeBen. You may have seen it pop up over the past month, and if you haven’t or want to learn more, we’re here to fill you...

  • Tracing the history of music in Malta

    Tracing the history of music in Malta

    A Greek lyre tombstone dating circa AD200, an 18th-century positive organ, a 19th-century Arab oud and the local ċuqlajta (wooden clapper) are among the many items on display in Mdina as part of a major project tracing the history of Maltese...

  • Soprano in baroque concert

    Soprano in baroque concert

    Soprano Dorothy Baldacchino will feature in a sacred music concert at St Augustine Monastery in Old Bakery Street, Valletta, today at noon. She will be accompanied by Maria-Elena Farrugia. Albert Storace will present the programme. In...

  • Talk, sacred choral music

    Talk, sacred choral music

    A lecture on the musical and liturgical perspective of Tenebrae – Divine Office for the Holy Week will be held tomorrow at 6pm at Palazzo Falson, Mdina. Delivered by choir master Alex Vella Gregory and Fr Charlo Camilleri, O.Carm, the lecture will...

  • Shining star Gianni Morandi energises the crowd

    Shining star Gianni Morandi energises the crowd

    Renowned singer Gianni Morandi sprung a surprise on fans who attended his concert last Friday when he sang the iconic Maltese song Xemx wisq sabiħa. The Italian legend grabbed his guitar and struck the first few notes. Few people recognised the...

  • Another superhero

    Another superhero

    I have some very fond childhood memories of playing games and yelling “Shazam!” at my playmates… though I admit I never knew it stood for Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles and Mercury. You live and learn. Yelling “Shazam!” did not turn me...

  • Watch: Iraq's War of Fire (ARTE)

    Watch: Iraq's War of Fire (ARTE)

    Oil wells were set on fire by jihadists in the Islamic State to slow down the advance of Iraqi forces during the Battle of Mosul. Though the battle was won, only 10 wells could be totally extinguished. Iraqi firefighters fight daily to control the...

  • Lean, loving and engaging

    Lean, loving and engaging

    Limestone Cowboy4 starsDirector: Abigail MalliaStarring: Paul Portelli, Paul Cilia, Davide TucciDuration: 97 minsClass: 15Eden Cinemas Good Maltese films are like buses – you wait for ages for one, then three turn up at the same time… It’s a loose...

  • ‘Music in Malta – from prehistory to vinyl’

    ‘Music in Malta – from prehistory to vinyl’

    Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti has been assiduously working on a large-scale project, entitled Music in Malta – From Prehistory to Vinyl, reaching its highlight in a major exhibition that will be taking place at the Mdina Cathedral Museum. It is...

  • Return of the Maltese falcon

    Return of the Maltese falcon

    Having been absent from the music scene for the past four years or so, Maltese artist Marty Rivers speaks to Michael Bugeja about country music and Maltese Falcon, his ‘comeback’ album, which has practically already reinstated him as a firm...

  • Watch: Chios, An Island Under Pressure (ARTE)

    Watch: Chios, An Island Under Pressure (ARTE)

    On March 20, 2016, the agreement between the European Union and Turkey entered into force. Overnight, the island of Chios transformed from a transit zone into a vast refugee camp. Refugees are no longer allowed to leave the island. But social...

  • Watch: The Car Clashers of Trinidad (ARTE)

    Watch: The Car Clashers of Trinidad (ARTE)

    'Clashers', from the Indian community in Trinidad, compete to play the loudest and best of Bollywood music to impress judges and win trophies. Here, sound clashing is an institution. So crank it up!

  • Dream Theater to perform in Malta

    Dream Theater to perform in Malta

    Progressive metal pioneers Dream Theater will be performing live in Malta in July. The concert will be staged at the Mediterranean Conference Centre on July 9. Dream Theater have achieved a startlingly sublime synthesis of soaring and...