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  • Highlights from the Valletta International Baroque Festival

    Highlights from the Valletta International Baroque Festival

    Tomorrow Noon: The SIGNUM Saxophone Quartet performs Bach and Beyond – Music by Bach, Reich, Maslanka and Zarvos at the Grand Salon of the Archaeology Museum, Valletta. The four musicians, Blaž Kemperle, Hayrapet Arakelyan, Alan Lužar and Guerino...

  • This week at the cinema - January 23, 2019

    This week at the cinema - January 23, 2019

    Mary Queen of Scots (2018)Genre: Drama, HistoryDirector: Josie RourkeStarring: Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Jack Lowden, David Tennant, Guy PearceDuration: 112 minutesClass: 15KRS Releasing Ltd Coming hot on the heels of Yorgos Lanthimos’s The...

  • Three film classics at The Cinema Bar

    Three film classics at The Cinema Bar

    Three films will be shown today at The Cinema Bar by Citylights. The Shawshank Redemption, on between 3pm and 5pm, is about two imprisoned men and how they bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common...

  • And the Oscar nominees are...

    And the Oscar nominees are...

    Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma," an ode to his childhood in 1970s Mexico City, and offbeat royal romp "The Favourite" on Tuesday topped the Oscar nominations with 10 each. Popular musical romance "A Star Is Born" and Dick Cheney biopic "Vice" finished...

  • French-German concert

    French-German concert

    To celebrate 56 years of French-German friendship, the embassies of France and Germany are holding a joint concert to be held today at 7pm at the Cathedral Museum in Mdina. Works of Jules Massenet, Franz Schubert, Hector Berlioz, Johannes Brahms,...

  • Watch: Migrant workers turning to farming (ARTE)

    Watch: Migrant workers turning to farming (ARTE)

    Hundreds of thousands of migrant workers from Eastern Europe and Africa work on Italian farms harvesting tomatoes, oranges and olives. Their working conditions are terrible and their salaries are pitifully low. Yvan Sagnet is campaigning against...

  • Cultural talk about Triton Fountain

    Cultural talk about Triton Fountain

    A cultural talk on the untold story behind the restoration of the Triton Fountain by restorer Kenneth Cauchi will be held on Thursday at 6.30pm at the Phoenicia Hotel, Floriana. ‘The Triton Fountain: The Untold Story of its Return to Splendour’,...

  • Tchaikovsky’s The Queen of Spades at Eden

    Tchaikovsky’s The Queen of Spades at Eden

    With Eden Culture comes an extensive cultural programme, including live and recorded broadcasts from the Royal Opera House, as well as exhibitions on Eden Cinemas’ screens. Eden Culture caters to a whole new audience with a thirst and love for...

  • Talk on courtesans in Hospitaller Valletta

    Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar will be holding a talk on ‘Courtesans in Hospitaller Valletta’ tomorrow at 6.30pm at the Phoenicia Hotel, Floriana. In her talk Christine Muscat will share her study about the residential patterns of courtesan women in...

  • Maltese Islands Festival for performance lovers

    Maltese Islands Festival for performance lovers

    The highly-anticipated Maltese Islands Festival of Drama, Music, Singing and Dance (MIF ’19), which is open to the public, is back for its third edition.  The popular event – a performance-based competition for performers aged four to 18+ – will...

  • Watch: The Travellers' new music video tells the horrors of war

    Watch: The Travellers' new music video tells the horrors of war

    A mother nervously smokes a midnight cigarette and fights back the tears, as her husband squeezes her hand.  Hours later, a bomb rips through their apartment block. Local band The Travellers have drawn inspiration from the horrors of war for the...

  • Watch: Celebrating Russian ballet (ARTE)

    Watch: Celebrating Russian ballet (ARTE)

    The Marinsky theatre celebrates the bicentenary of great dancer and choreographer Marius Petipa with one of his last great romantic ballets, Raymonda, created on the same stage 120 years ago. With music by Alexander Glazunov.

  • Highlights from Valletta International Baroque Festival

    Highlights from Valletta International Baroque Festival

    Tomorrow Noon: Isang Enders performs Johann Sebastian Bach’s Cello Suites 3, 1 and 6 at the Our Lady of Porto Salvo Church, Senglea. 6.30pm: The Orchestra of the Age of the Enlightenment, directed by John Butt performs Bach’s Saint Matthew Passion...

  • Meet artist Ċensu Fenech

    Meet artist Ċensu Fenech

    Ċensu Fenech is the guest speaker at the 162nd meeting of the Art Discussion Group (ADG) that will be held tomorrow   at 7.30pm at Balzan parish centre, 36, Idmejda Street, (next to the Good Shepherd Church). During the meeting, Fenech will...

  • Lunchtime concert

    Lunchtime concert

    Soprano Ruth Sammut Casingena will be presenting a selection of her favourite arias during a lunchtime concert at St Augustine Monastery in Valletta tomorrow at noon. She will sing one of the world’s favourite arias, O Mio Babbino Caro, which is...

  • A gritty, glamorous biopic

    A gritty, glamorous biopic

    Paula Fleri-Soler writes about Colette – a 2018 biographical drama film directed by Wash Westmoreland, from a screenplay by Westmoreland and Richard Glatzer, based upon the life of the French novelist Colette. Keira Knightley is earning rave...

  • An amazing, fun-to-watch film

    An amazing, fun-to-watch film

    The Upside3 starsDirector: Neil BurgerStars: Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston, Nicole KidmanDuration: 126 minsClass: 12AKRS Releasing Ltd The true story of paralysed French Corsican businessman Philippe Pozzo di Borgo and his caregiver Abdel Sellou was...

  • A grand performance

    A grand performance

    Albert Storace reviews a concert dedicated to Chopin that was held in celebration of Poland’s first centenary from independence. It was a fine way to celebrate the first centenary of Poland’s achieving independence, exactly two days after that...

  • Young leaders united

    Young leaders united

    Four years ago, a 10-year programme to connect and support inspiring young leaders was launched in Salzburg. Iggy Fenech chats to Shelagh Wright and Peter Jenkinson Obe about Malta’s first participation last year. Imagine a world in which young...

  • Novels that go beyond history

    Novels that go beyond history

    In this second and last part of his feature about Maltese identity, Oliver Friggieri continues to interpret life on this small island through his own literary efforts. The inner aspect of the island resembles an unlocked mystery, whereas the outer...