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  • Mediterranean routes through intercultural dialogue

    Mediterranean routes through intercultural dialogue

    Inizjamed is tomorrow hosting ‘Rotot: Mediterranean Routes through Intercultural Dialogue’, a seminar aiming to address how different local realities meet to reflect wider, more common Mediterranean reality, that interrelate with each...

  • Poetry in translation

    Metaphors, images, figurative language and rhyme play essential roles in the writing of poetry – yet how are they to be translated into another language?  Is the translation of a poem necessarily to be thought of as an inferior work to the...

  • Sale of plots and buildings in 16th century Valletta

    Sale of plots and buildings in 16th century Valletta

    The National Library of Malta is today holding its fifth public lecture on ‘Early Buildings on the Xiberras Peninsula and the sale of Plots in Valletta’.  The lecture will be delivered by Stanley Fiorini, Professor Emeritus and Senior Fellow of...

  • Art therapy gives rise to exhibition

    Art therapy gives rise to exhibition

    APS Bank has launched an exhibition of works from art therapy sessions held for survivors of domestic violence, which was inaugurated by President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca. The initiative is the result of a partnership with St Jeanne Antide...

  • In search of refuge, solace and peace

    In search of refuge,  solace and peace

    Two seemingly contrasting spaces, those pertaining to the sea and the bed, are the main motifs of Ritty Tacsum’s latest solo exhibition. Where I Lay Down, currently on at Palazzo de la Salle in Valletta, features a series of photographs of various...

  • Art in times of disquiet

    Art in times of disquiet

    On an orange and blue screen, figures turn and run. Some look as if they’re throwing something – but the figures are overlaid over each other, so it’s difficult to make them out. They are running, but at the same time, they are floating on a lunar...

  • Solo watercolour exhibition in Balzan

    Solo watercolour exhibition in Balzan

    A Painted Narrative is the title of Sarah Calleja’s debut exhibition, which will be showing at a private space in Balzan. The exhibition will be open until April 28. Calleja is displaying a series of 40 watercolour works on paper, which have all...

  • The Maltese Cinderella exhibition in Victoria

    A socio-literary exhibition entitled The Maltese Cinderella and the Women’s Storytelling Tradition is taking place until April 11 at Il-Ħaġar Museum, Victoria. Cultural anthropologist and art historian/archaeologist Veronica Veen discovered the...

  • Iconic singer Scott Walker dies aged 76

    Iconic singer Scott Walker dies aged 76

    Singer-songwriter Scott Walker has died aged 76, his record label said on Monday, after a career that took him from 1960s pop icon to 21st-century avant-garde musician. US-born Walker, who acquired British citizenship, was the lead singer of the...

  • The struggle on growing up transgender

    The feature filmmaking debut from writer-director Lukas Dhont, Girl, is an extraordinarily moving coming-of-age tale about identity and the journey to becoming who you’re meant to be. Determined 15-year-old Lara – an astonishing performance from...

  • Mediterranean routes through intercultural dialogue

    Mediterranean routes through intercultural dialogue

    A seminar organised by cultural association Inizjamed, entitled ‘Rotot – Mediterranean routes through intercultural dialogue’, aims to address how different local realities can be brought together to reflect a wider, more common Mediterranean...

  • When a woman needs a man

    When a woman needs a man

    What Men Want3 starsDirector: Adam ShankmanStars: Taraji P. Henson, Kristen Ledlow, Josh BrenerDuration: 117 minsClass: 15KRS Releasing Ltd What Women Want was a middling Mel Gibson romantic comedy released in 2000, whose premise had Gibson...

  • José González live in Malta

    José González live in Malta

    José González, described a one of the most brilliant songwriters of our time, will perform a solo concert on July 5 at the City Theatre, Valletta. The trademark sound of this Swedish-Argentinian indie folk singer-songwriter and guitarist from...

  • Thinking out of the box

    Thinking out of the box

    In Baħar Żmien, an old man (Narcy Calamatta) suffering from dementia dreams he was once a king. He lives a frugal and solitary life with his two daughters (Ruth Borg and Mandy Mifsud) after surviving a bizarre malady of mysterious origin on an...

  • An eclectic sound

    An eclectic sound

    Four countries, one band, destination Malta. Ramona Depares catches up with Neon Islands ahead of their participation in Rock the South Festival. How do you describe your music? We have a very eclectic sound, and we feel we are creating something...

  • The sins of privilege

    The sins of privilege

    Are the poor truly responsible for their own wretchedness and misfortune? Are their tragedies completely their own making? These are just two of the main questions that J. B. Priestley’s An Inspector Calls puts to its audience by way of a biting...

  • Interpreting The Beheading

    Interpreting The Beheading

    Standing in front of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio’s epic 1608 masterpiece of The Beheading of John the Baptist can be an experience all on its own – one that can send chills down one’s spine and make one’s arm hair stand on end. The painting...

  • Exploring LGBTI scenarios through drama

    Exploring LGBTI scenarios through drama

    Augusto Boal’s Forum Theatre techniques have just been used in a new local workshop aimed at engaging both spectators and actors. It was a unique, socially-oriented theatrical event. Jo Caruana finds out more. Theatre is known to be a connector –...

  • US artist works on display in Sliema

    US artist works on display in Sliema

    A solo exhibition by US realist painter S. J. Fuerst opened yesterday at Lily Agius Gallery in Sliema. Entitled Forest Fresh, the exhibition comprises 11 variously scaled oil paintings, along with sketches executed in the same medium on floppy...

  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat at Astra

    Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat at Astra

    Following a significant demand for tickets – underlining the local audience’s keen interest in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s acclaimed musical – the Astra Theatre in Victoria has an­nounced an extra show on Friday, March 29 at 8pm. This musical is the...