Showing posts from October, 2013

Innocent Flesh - It could be your daughter, niece, sister or grand daughter..

TAC Theatre presents Innocent Flesh

Kenyetta Lethridge’s heart-wrenching play, Innocent Flesh, hits the Maltese stage asking: are we doing enough to combat sex trafficking on our shores? The play was inspired by what she witnessed while working with young runaways on the streets, and tells of four girls who get offered everything in return for their innocence. The story takes the audience into the secret world of sex trafficking and a life of sex with strangers, rape, abortion, molestation and cries for help.

“It’s a must see for anyone who has a sister, a niece, a daughter or granddaughter,’  says Wesley Ellul, co-founder of TAC Theatre. “It is one of those stories that opens  your eyes wide, dispelling the belief that young girls get involved in this industry  because they want to.

“Innocent Flesh highlights the fact that the people who run human and sex trafficking operations prey on the weak and naïve, right when the victims have no other options. In Malta we are less likely to se…

Alternate Realities - Contemporary Dance

Contemporary dance production

26/27 October 2013 at MITP theatre 

All Saints Day concert by the St Paul Choral Society

The fifty-strong polyphonic choir will sing various short pieces of sacred music, including revivals of Maltese music from the 18th century by Zerafa and Azopardi, as well as works by Viadana, Handel, Mendelssohn, Saint-Saens, Elgar, Rachmaninoff and Benjamin Britten.  The concert will include three
solos by up-and-coming young soprano Anne-Marie Agius, as well as three organ solos played by Hugo Agius Muscat and Elisabeth Conrad.

On Friday 1st November 2013, the St Paul Choral Society will present an All Saints Day concert at St Paul's Anglican Pro-Cathedral, Valletta, on the anniversary of the Cathedral's consecration which took place in 1844. The concert will start at 7.30pm.  Admission is free; there will be a collection in aid of the Chaplaincy.

A Concert of Sacred Music for choir, solo voice, and organ.  Homepage:

Les Vêpres Siciliennes live from the Royal Opera House – also featuring Maltese Tenor

Showing for one night only at the Eden Cinemas is Giuseppe Verdi’s magnificent opera, Les Vêpres Siciliennes. Live and direct from London’s Royal Opera House on the 4th November at 18:45, this spectacular production will be shown for the very first time in an imaginative new staging by Stefan Herheim.  Conducted by Antonio Pappano, the opera features a stellar cast; including Bryan Hymel, Marina Polavskaya, Erwin Schrott and Michael Volle. Also making his International Royal Opera House debut is Malta’s very own tenor, Nico Darmanin, in the role of Daniéli. With a promising and exciting career ahead, Nico first started his training with soprano Gillian Zammit, after which he then moved to London to study at the Royal College of Music.

Just one of the many incredible productions from the Royal Opera House, Les Vêpres Siciliennes is set to impassioned and dramatic music, rich in showpiece arias and ensembles, as well as striking choruses. Through this operatic work, Herheim takes us ove…

Light in Dark - The collection of artworks by Jenny AK

Jenny Asta Katarina Darmanin (nee Malmberg) was born in Ostersund, a city in the north of Sweden in 1983. She works predominantly in acrylic on canvas and is inspired by nature - in particular human anatomy as well as animal forms. Her grandfather painted Swedish landscapes in oil while her mother, Lena, followed in her father's footsteps and has been painting in watercolor for several decades. This led Jenny and her two brothers to be encouraged to paint from their early childhood - and ultimately for her to choose to study Art at Racklöfska college in Järpen for 3 years. JennyAK has been painting portraits and landscapes for family and friends for the last 11 years. During this time she has developed a passion for strong and vibrant colors as well as bold contrast. She lives most of the year in Malta but works on her art during her travels around the world.

JennyAK has entitled her exhibition 'Light in Dark' - a hommage to Caravaggio's chiaroscuro technique that insp…

Vampires - Chris & Moira's latest single

Flight 170 was a most appropriate name for Chris & Moira to pick for their last single. Released last May, the song marked the band’s return after a 5-year hiatus and, while the title is actually never mentioned in the lyrics, the song itself did play a pivotal role in the way the band’s presence within the local scene has taken off once again. That however, was last May, and Chris & Moira are now back with a brand new single, Vampires, as well as a rather interesting music video to accompany it.

And just as Flight 170 wasn’t really about flying, Vampires has nothing to do with blood-sucking creatures; it also never shows up in the song’s lyrics so, you may be asking, what’s it all about exactly?  “It’s really all wrapped up in the expression of the song”  Moira explains. “There’s an intensity in the ‘story’ that the verses are portraying and the meaning lies between the lines, its very imaginative…..its also the way that the vocals are projected. It is all about the good side…