Behind Enemy Lines - A thematic musical concert

The Maria Mater Gratiæ Philharmonic Society of Zabbar will this year be presenting the musical concert ‘Behind Enemy Lines’; a concert related to the famous wars and battles fought throughout the ages, particularly highlighting the 450th anniversary from the Great Siege of Malta and the 70th anniversary from the end of World War II. Imagery and spectacle will be part of the show which will include various renowned musical pieces including: ‘Parade of the Charioteers’ from the film ‘Ben Hur’, the main theme from ‘Braveheart’, the brand new composition by Mro. Ray Sciberras; ‘The Fall of Fort St. Elmo’ and ‘The Blue and the Gray’; a musical potpourri of popular songs from the American Civil War era.

The Singer Ritienne Azzopardi will accompany the band during the interpretation of the songs, ‘It’s a Long Way to Tipperary’ and ‘Lili Marleen’, while violinist Dr. Jurgen Abela will be the solo for the theme from ‘Schindler’s List’. Other musical pieces will include the main themes from the films ‘Pearl Harbor’, ‘Saving Private Ryan’, ’Ride of the Valkyries’ and the ‘Imperial March’ from the Star Wars Saga.
The band will be under the direction of Mro. Kevin Mizzi B.Sc.(Hons.), M.Sc., LLCM, with the comperes being Mr. Mario Micallef and Mrs. Graziella Mizzi.

The concert  will be held on Saturday 16th May 2015 at the Notre Dame Theatre in Zabbar

We would like to invite you for this audio visual show which will start at 7:30pm. The entrance is free of charge whilst donations are very much appreciated. 

Reservations can be booked on , by email on or on 7967 8309.

Battle of Malta 2015 - The island’s largest poker event

Battle of Malta 2015 is the island’s largest poker event ...

The first Battle of Malta was held in late November 2012, with a 150.000 Euro Guarantee.  On its first edition, the event had 349 entries coming from all over the world. In the following year, 2013, almost 900 players took part smashing the 200.000 Euro Guarantee. 

By 2014, BOM is now considered a mini festival for poker players, who appreciated how the event combined poker together with cultural tourism and other entertainment aspects.  The 2014 edition broke the record as the biggest poker tournament ever held in Malta with 1,447 entries during the main event and a massive prize pool guarantee - 500.000 Euros.  

Players flew from all over Europe and other locations to spend five to seven days in Malta.  A combination of leisure, holiday and visits of the surrounding beautiful landscapes that the gorgeous Mediterranean island has to offer, paired with its architectural peculiarity.

Acting in complete respect of local law, and being proud of the records that Battle of Malta achieved along 2012, 2013 and 2014, the BOM 2015 has set expectations high.   It will be an amazing event hosting people from different countries and cultures set up in an ambience of friendly competition for the coveted BOM trophies.

Battle of Malta 2015 will take place in Portomaso Casino during 4th November till 9th November.

Hard Rock Rising Malta Winner announced

The Global Battle of the Bands Competition that Gives Malta Winner a
Chance to Take the Stage in Barcelona

St. Julian`s, Malta, April 29, 2015–Hard Rock Cafe Malta has just announced this year`s Winner – Cinnamon War. Earlier this year, Hard Rock Cafe called on emerging local talent to rock out for the opportunity to take the stage in Barcelona with Hard Rock Rising, the world’s largest and most far-reaching battle of the bands competition! This April, Malta hosted a series of live battle events where the undiscovered talents of Malta vied for the top spot to represent Malta in Hard Rock Rising’s global battle of the bands competition and to take the chance for a lucky Grand Prize– an all-expenses paid trip to Barcelona, Spain to perform at the Hard Rock Live Barcelona music festival this summer!

In the FINAL, Cinnamon War prevailed and took the crown to be nominated Malta`s representative for Hard Rock Rising, by Hard Rock Cafe panel of judges; Michael Bugeja, Wayne Camilleri, Toni Sant and Colin Fitz. Cinnamon War is a Rock band and the present members consists of Michael Portelli on vocals, Robert Tabone Valletta on guitar, Samuel Attard on drums and Andre Zammit on bass.

Rising to the Occasion – the Road to Barcelona
A panel of international music industry professionals will review the city winners to determine regional winners. Each of the regional winners will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Barcelona, Spain to perform at Hard Rock Cafe Barcelona for the final live battle event. The overall winner will perform on the main-stage at Hard Rock Rising Barcelona!Hard Rock Rising Barcelona will take place on Friday, July 24 and Saturday, July 25, 2015, in Barcelona, Spain in front of 60,000 fans, featuring a lineup of international talent performing against the backdrop of the beach at El Forum. This unique and cultural music event gives music lovers the opportunity to witness the first-ever Hard Rock Rising Barcelona music festival and enjoy some of the hottest and most recognized names in music.

Hard Rock Rising Malta is supported by Budweiser, Reverbnation and Pepsi

Backbench - long awaited new album by Footprints band

Footprints band would like to invite you for their long awaited and highly anticipated album - "Backbench"

Admission to the concert is free, however a donation to ‘Ohloq Tbissima’ would be requested at the door. All proceeds will help the Kabataan Orchestra of MSSP in the Philippines. The album ‘Backbench’ will also be on sale at the concert and a reception will follow after the concert.

To book your seat kindly send your details by email to: or by SMS on: 99439866.  Seats are available on a first come fist served basis.

This event is being sponsored by CPI, Transient light & sound, iCreatemotion Photography & Emotion Signworks.

Venue: St. Joseph’s Home, Courtyard in St. Venera on Saturday 9th May 2015. Doors open at 8:00pm and show starts at 8.30pm

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FLUX - exhibition of Artworks by Maltese Contemporary Artists

FLUX is a collective exhibition  of Artworks by  Young Maltese Contemporary Artists -  Part of the ongoing Studio 104 Collection

Victor Agius
Darren Tanti
Elisa Von Brockdorff

YMCAs are setting the standards for Maltese Contemporary Art

Exhibition Opening Hours:
..... (Phase One)
Thursdays 1630hrs - 1900hrs
Fridays 1100hrs  - 1400hrs; 1630hrs - 1900hrs
Saturdays 1030hrs - 1400hrs

Presented by Studio 104, Fine Art Space, Valletta
Mobile : 9928 2806

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