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An exhibition of Oil Paintings

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Once upon a time, then more than twice within perception and then again once upon the canvas, the artworks of Seyran Gasparyan embrace testimonies of his life experience, the life he distinguishes or used to. They stage scenes from folk tales, legends and myths, or  rom a peasant's, farmer's or builder's position in everyday life.



What is fixed on the surface in Seyran's works is 'the atmosphere'. Colours and shapes evoke figures suspended in their own right time and their own worlds; you are able to perceive them wandering in their orbit; however, they will not look at you directly in the eyes.

Seyran is an artist, who has a specific point of view, a worldview that is generated from the values he was grown up with, and shaped within the framework of a culture, which have a  lear definition of what is good and what is bad - the Armenian culture.

In his artworks, we do not see a peasant, we see THE peasant. We do not see a mother carrying her son, but rather we see…

Winter Salon 2014

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As part of their ongoing projects and exhibitions, Studio 104 proudly announce their first ‘Salon’ style exhibition entitled ‘Winter Salon 2014’. The idea behind this exhibition is to invite a relatively large number of artists, and invite them to exhibit one or two works each at a fixed price and no gallery commission on sold works. This supports the artists to sell at their normal studio prices while giving them the opportunity to exhibit in a gallery in Valletta during the festive season. 

The artists were given total freedom with regards to subject matter portrayed in their artwork as no theme was set for this exhibition, thus aiming to have an eclectic outcome of styles and subjects from so many different artists.



Participating artists:

Mario Agius, Victor Agius, Arthur Aquilina, Hazel Ashley, Ray Axiaq, Gabriella Azzopardi, Maria Borg, Alex Cachia, Carl Caruana, Emmanuel Caruana, Mariz Cassar, Nathalie Debono,
Arthur Dutton, Henry Falzon, Louise Fenech, Francis Galea, Nicolette Gale…

Sky of Stars New Year's Eve Party

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An amazing countdown in an outstanding venue with full topshelf open bar ALL NIGHT. 

Ticket outlets: 
- Terranova-Malta (The Point, Baystreet, Main Street, Embassy, St. Venera)
- Inspire Malta (Marsascala)
- eCABS 

Supported by eCABS, Stage Line Makeup Malta, Vibe FM




Line up:

★ ALVIN GEE
★ OWENB
★ D-REY
★ MARKO B


This New Year's Eve make it as special as ever - Be part of the exclusive Sky of Stars New Year's Eve Party at the The Xara Lodge. 

VIP tickets: €70 - Topshelf open bar all night in an elevated area, including an indulgent treatment and finger food to make a complete night through.

More info, call or send an sms on +356 99805029

Follow event on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/363756137124963/
Promo video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKouldBeqX4
Tickets: €55 (BUY NOW: http://bit.ly/14KRTOx)

Spectacular Ballet Gala

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After the great success of our musical Jesus Christ Superstar at MCC in April and Opera La Traviata and The Best of Broadway at Pjazza Teatru Rjal in July, Malta Art Events Ltd. now proudly presents a Spectacular Ballet Gala, a night of extravagant talent from Europe’s best ballet theatres.

Thanks to the support of the Austrian Embassy,  The second edition of the Ballet Gala will be featuring international soloists like Prima Ballerina Bianca Viktoria Fota from the Bucharest National Opera and Ballet alomg with her ballet partner Ovidiu Matei Iancu. Other artists including ballet stars Guido Sarno from Teatro aLa Scala Milano, Sophie Benoit from The Royal Swedish Ballet and Martin Dvorak with Irene Bauer from Vienna State Opera, and Prima Ballerina Ekaterina Petina with Adam Zvonar from Bayerische Staatsoper.




Artists will be performing famous pieces, amongst which one can expect the Nutcracker, Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, Romeo and Juliet, and Don Quijote. An irresistible and unforg…

Maurizio Mastrini concert pianist

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Maurizio Mastrini is a concert pianist and composer from Umbria. The concert will be for a small audience and set in an intimate studio setting at M Space in Msida. The space has been chosen because it is not just the right setting for an event like this but because of good acoustics for the enjoyment of the audience.




Friday, December 19at 8:30pm - 9:30pm

Booking details will soon be available at this fb page
https://www.facebook.com/events/896139300403733/

Tickets will be 12€, 14€ and 16€.

A grand choral and orchestral concert!

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A grand choral and orchestral concert in honour of St Cecilia, patron saint of music and musicians.  Charles Gounod at his best, including the celebrated “Messe Solennelle de Sainte Cécile”.  Make a diary note, feature on Facebook and/or circulate details to friends. In aid of the Richmond Foundation


Strummin` annual live music concert

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Strummin` is an annual live music concert organised by Żgħażagħ Ħaddiema Nsara (ŻĦN). It features a guitar choir which strums along to popular songs in a bid to raise funds for a local charity. 


Strummin` Aims
-To empower young people 
-To help young people develop their talents and potential 
-To promote and raise funds for a good cause






ŻĦN Malta is part of the International Coordination of the Young Christian Workers. This project is in line with its mission to train young workers to give a meaning to their lives and to find responsible and just solutions to issues they face, at local, national and international levels.

Throughout the years, the concert, which is run solely by volunteers, has assisted charities such as Puttinu Cares, Richmond Foundation, Suret il-Bniedem Foundation and the Malta Community Chest Fund, whilst being a launching platform for Maltese talent. The project relies on money received through donations, sponsors and ticket sales. 

The project has become increasingly s…

SELFIE Exhibition - Valletta

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SELFIE Exhibition @ Studio 104 Valletta
STUDIO 104, Fine Art Space, Valletta is pleased to announce a group exhibition of Fine Art works by renowned and uncovered Local Artists.




Exhibition Opening Times:

27 September to 25 October 2014

Tuesdays - Friday 11:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday 11:00am - 2:00pm


An exhibition of contemporary Self-portraits, 'Selfies'

Participating artists:
Victor Agius
Arthur Aquilina 
Daniela Attard
Ray Axiaq
Umberto Buttigieg
Debbie Caruana Dingli
Joseph Chetcuti
Alex Dalli
Patrick Dalli
Antoine Farrugia
Rune Bo Jakobsen
Tonio Mallia
Franco Navarro 
Reuben Pace
Christopher Saliba
Blanche Schembri
Joe P Smith
Darren Tanti
James Vella Clark 
Elisa Von Brockdorff

https://www.facebook.com/events/395339313950632/



Get ready to rock out at `The Shelter` Benefit Concert!

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Famous Maltese duo Chris and Moira performing with their band, a terrific performer and a rising star of alternative rock music Billy Lee, top ten radio charts band The Voyage, and an Exotic belly-dance show by our special guest, a qualified Egyptian Bellydancer Caramella and her students.

Specially for this occasion, you can enjoy an original fruity Shisha on the cosy tables outside, and also get a chance to win the "Thrill me" album by Malta's favourite classic rock band FIRE!




FREE ENTRANCE

Come and support us on Saturday 18th October 2014 at The Black Gold in Sliema. The event is dedicated to generate support for father Adriano's shelter for poor, elderly, and socially excluded people. "The Shelter" is organised by African Development Organisation, a non-governmental organisation based in Malta that promotes and supports development initiatives in the areas of infrastructure, education, agriculture and health. 

For more details visit: www.ado-ngo.com/theshel…

More Albano this December by general request

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CMC Promotions will be presenting, by general request a second concert by
Italy's popular and much loved Artist, Al Bano Carrisi on the 8th of
December 2014, at the Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta. The first
concert which will be held on 7th December, also at the MCC, is sold out.



With much pleasure of the artist himself, another chance will be given
to his fans to attend and watch their favorite singer showcasing some of
his popular songs, such as Felicita', Nel Sole, Sharazan, Nostalgia
Canaglia, Liberta and many other great successes. All those present will
be sharing Al Bano's talent and humbleness which made him popular and a
favorite to many.

Tickets for the first concert were sold out in a short time so many lost
the chance to attend. Tickets for the second concert are available online
from www.mcc.com.mt - Infoline 99821250.

Brandon Thomas` brilliant comedy - Iz-Zija ta` Charlie

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Atturi Salesjani Sliema will open their season with a bang! They will stage Brandon Thomas' brilliant comedy 'Iz-Zija ta' Charlie' 



This is a situation comedy with mistaken identities and comic situations which will render this production a relaxing evening in a nice atmosphere.  Teatru Salesjan is over 100 years old and is the only theatre in Sliema still busy with productions.





Please book on www.teatrusalesjan.com.  For more information you can visit our facebook page under Atturi Salesjani or call 99839640.

Dates:  18/19th October at Teatru Salesjan, Guze' Howard Street, Sliema.

MIND SET - a contemporary dance performance

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MIND SET is an interdisciplinary collaborative project between Moveo Dance Company and the Centre for Biomedical Cybernetics, Department of Systems & Control Engineering, that have created a unique dance that connects the audience and dancers.

MIND SET is a contemporary dance performance that allows the audience's thought to influence the dance. This interaction makes every dance unique. Some audience members will have Brain to Computer Interface technology that can read their brain activity. This activity is read by a computer that will influence the visual and audio effects of the performance. The dancers will react and interact with the space's continuously changing atmosphere. In this space all actions, being physical or neurological, can be detected and influence 
each other.




Third edition of 8km Road Race at SmartCity Malta

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SmartCity Malta is hosting the third edition of the 8km Road 

Race, organised by St Patrick’s Athletic Club for another consecutive year. 

The race will start from Laguna Walk at SmartCity Malta at 8:30am, where runners will then proceed to Bighi Bay and then onto Triq il-Missjoni Taljana. From Kalkara, athletes will head to Xghajra through the track around the Kalkara Naval Cemetry. Athletes will then descend to Xghajra Promenade and return to Laguna Walk at SmartCity Malta. 

An 8km walkathon and a 2km junior race will also be held on the day, making it a fun-filled event for the entire family. 

Commenting on SmartCity Malta’s support for the race, CEO of SmartCity Malta, Anthony P. Tabone said: “We are proud to associate ourselves with this race for the third consecutive year, especially after the success of the two previous events.”

“Such initiatives, such as SmartCity Malta’s support for St Patrick’s Athletic Club, reflect the commitment of the project to promote a healthy work-life ba…

American Ceramic Artist - Open Evening, Presentations, Workshops

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American Ceramic Artist - Open Evening, Presentations, Workshops and Demonstration 19th to 28th September 2014

American Ceramic Artist Coreen Abbott’s involvement with clay spans four decades, she has taught extensively in her home country and also in Italy, India and China and is no stranger to Malta. During her visit to Ceramika Maltija she will be giving three presentations aimed at people with a general interest in art, design and ceramics and two weekend courses aimed at those with hands on experience of the medium.

20th and 21st September - Hand building workshop

27th and 28th September - Throwing demonstrations

19th September – Presentation – ‘California Ceramics Sculpture: Transition to a Medium of Integrity

25th September – Open evening with sale of works and presentation – ‘Talking About Ceramics: What gets your attention?’

26th September – Presentation – ‘From China to Italy: Aesthetic and Technical Preference’






For further information and enquiries please contact Ceramika Maltija:

Jazz Nights at Bistro Ten-O-One, SmartCity Malta

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Throughout the summer months, Bistro Ten-O-One is hosting a series of Jazz Nights that are being held every Thursday at 9pm on the Bistro Ten-O-One Terrace at SmartCity Malta, Kalkara. 



The Jazz Nights include entertainment by local well-known musician George Curmi, better known as “Il-Puse”, who performs alongside a four-piece band. These sessions create a great atmosphere for all guests who are able to enjoy the music along with the bistro’s varied food menu. Bistro Ten-O-One’s menu items also include a variety of platters and a wide selection of mouth-watering pizzas. 

The jazz music adds to dynamic environment of the newly inaugurated Laguna Walk hub at SmartCity Malta. With a spacious terrace overlooking Malta’s first lagoon district, Bistro Ten-O-One is the perfect location for an enjoyable evening in a lush setting. Guests are able to savour a delicious meal in a unique atmosphere while enjoying stunning views of the infinity lagoon, fountain and the Mediterranean Sea. 

No entranc…

Crafterdark at SmartCity Malta

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The Crafterdark - Arts and Crafts Festival will be held on the 9th of August, from 6pm until midnight, at the stunning Laguna Walk in SmartCity Malta. The event is aimed at bringing together artists and individuals involved in crafts from all over the island to sell handmade wares of mixed media. 

The not-for-profit event is the first of many upcoming Crafterdark festivals, with another two events already planned for later this year. The fresh concept of events aims to introduce the talent of local artists, artisans and craftspeople to the general public by providing a unique setting to showcase and sell their handmade products, created by using various mastered mediums. 



The festival will exclusively showcase locally made products from genuine local artisans. Youngsters will also have the opportunity to create their own works of art for free at the ‘Kids’ Area’. At the festival, shoppers can find the most memorable and original gifts for everyone on their list, whether it’s a whimsical…

Al Bano Carrisi live in concert

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CMC Promotions presents Al Bano Carrisi live in concert, where moments are
to come alive on the 7th of December 2014 at the Mediterranean Conference
Centre Valletta. A spectacular live concert showcasing Al Bano’s greatest
hits we all love and enjoy listening to, such as Felicita`, Nel Sole,
Sharazan, Nostalgia Canaglia, Liberta and much much more.

After Al Bano’s success concert in Moscow, everything is now set for this
humble star to share his vibe with us here in Malta, this coming December
at the MCC Valletta. Tickets are on sale online from www.mcc.com.mt or at
the Manoel Theatre booking office Valletta. For more information kindly
call on 99821250




CMC Promotions tipprezenta kuncert indimentikabbli mal kantant tant mahbub
u popolari… Al Bano Carrisi! Kuncert ta saghtejn fejn wiehed jista jighx
dak il moment specjali fis-7 ta Dicembru 2014, fis-Sala tal Meditteran
ghal-Konferenzi u wiehed jista jgawdi fost l’aqwa successi: Felicita`, Nel
Sole, Sharazan, Nostalgia Canaglia, Liberta u hafna aktar…

Malta Arts Festival - Valletta

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14/07/2014 - 02/08/2014


Running from 14 July to 2 August, artists from Croatia, the UK, Spain, the Netherlands, Czech Republic, South Africa and Russia will join some of the best Maltese artists in a festival with 18 performances and a separate programme of workshops and master classes. Most of these events will be held in some of the island's most prestigious historical venues, such as the Mediterranean Conference Centre, Pjazza Teatru Rjal and the newly-restored Fort St Elmo, bringing a layer of history to the festival's already rich narrative.








There will be a video opera where film and reality mirror each other mysteriously, a circus which brings together poetry and humour and a film festival under the stars. The Malta Council for Culture and the Arts (MCCA) has unveiled its programme for the ninth edition of the Malta Arts Festival 2014, Malta's largest arts festival.



Following the previous artistic director's resignation last December, the programme was put together …

World Cup Village at Laguna Walk, SmartCity Malta

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SmartCity Malta is hosting its first ever World Cup Village at its vibrant new hub in the South of Malta, the Laguna Walk. The venue is currently showing all World Cup games on a large LED screen from 6pm onwards, until the 13th of July, giving people the opportunity to watch their favourite teams play while enjoying a refreshing beverage on a relaxing, Maltese summer night.  

The World Cup Village is located next to the stunning lagoon which boasts spectacularly choreographed fountains, creating a dynamic venue to watch the matches. The World Cup games are shown on a big LED screen that can also be viewed in direct sunlight, perfect for the early evening matches. The Laguna Walk also offers a wide selection of both indoor and outdoor dining experiences with food and beverages outlets including Wejla by Tartarun, Chocafé, The Londoner Pub, Melita Steakhouse, Da Vinci, Bistro Ten-O-One and Incredible Asia who offer a variety of cuisines to tempt every palate. 






SmartCity Malta’s World Cup…

Xtreme Metal Assault 2014

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At the Corradino Old Military Prison

on Saturday, July 12

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Official music video of the new debut single release #LETTER 25

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This is it !

We are so excited to finally announce that we will be releasing the official music video of the new debut single release #LETTER 25 (an acoustic duo collaboration) this Summer on Wednesday evening 9th July at GLOW - The Villa, Balluta Bay in St. Julian's followed by FREE + signed CD give aways on the night.

We will be performing a live acoustic session to celebrate this success and we also have a very special performance planned of our most awaited promising track so make sure you don't miss it and turn up those radios !





Many thanks to the following for making this project possible:

- Lyndsay Pace – Main Vox/Recording Artist/Songwriter/Performer
-Luke Agius – Concept & Lyrics/Guitarist & Pianist/Sound Engineering
-Boris Cezek – Audio Production & Recording/Studio Engineering
-Kenny D’Ugo – Studio Mixing & Mastering
-Simon Spiteri – Official Photography/Artwork & Video Production/Direction/Editing
-Daphne Sammut - Official Lyric Video Production/Design/E…

Music From Elsewhere - A great live event also showcasing Malta`s top alternative acts

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MUSIC FROM ELSEWHERE is intended to offer a platform to Maltese bands specialising in non-mainstream music - from to indie/alternative to rap to different genres of rock.

A joint project between the Fondazzjonijiet Celebrazzjonijiet Nazzjonali and “Hard Rock Rising On The Road 2014”, the Festival will take place at St. George’s Bay, St Julians on 9 July, 2014, between 16:30 and 22:00. Entrance will be free.





For this project, the Fondazzjoni Celebrazzjonijiet Nazzjonali has entered Malta in Hard Rock International’s “On The Road” tour which kicked off in May in the UK.

Hard Rock has customized a massive transport truck to open up and become a large, mobile performance stage. The 10-week tour will take it to 25 European cities and Malta will be its second to last destination. Rome will be the final destination where a free concert is expected to attract 40,000 people to Piazza del Popolo.

The 8-band line up on 9th July will be as follows: Different Strings, Bark Bark Disco, Jane Doe, Fastid…

Wednesdays at Exiles Beach Club - Sunset Live Sessions

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Featuring Charlie and Gianni - Live Acoustic Session


Free Entrance




Entertainment event in aid of Typhoon Yolanda victims

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A team of volunteers who will be going to the Philippines this summer to provide aid to the many survivors still needing help following the aftermath of the Typhoon Haiyan and the Bohol earthquake of 15th October, last year. Bohol was the epicenter of this adverse happening, being directly in the path of Typhoon Yolanda. Millions of people were and are still affected by the typhoon in nine regions across the Philippines, and thousands have been displaced from their homes and communities.

For the above reason, this group of volunteers will be going to physically help these communities affected by the storms and support them towards the recovery and rebuilding of their needs by providing food, education and improvement of their living conditions.

This BBQ Dinner Buffet will be organised to raise the much needed funds in support of the expenses involved to make this venture possible and therefore proceeds from this event will go towards this charitable purpose. Information about the event …

The Russian Standard Vodka Day Time Boat Party

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Ladies and gentlemen with great pleasure Tex Mex in cahoots with WhySoSerious bring you this summer's hottest boat party.....by day!



The Russian Standard Vodka Day Time Boat Party!

Continuing in the tradition since the hay days of the original Chequers at The Strand we bring you the only boat party you need to attend to this summer! 

Find the unique Tex Mex and WhySoSerious vibe on a boat this year with all the Tex Mex resident DJs back to back!

The excellent drinks as served at Tex Mex and some snacks too!
Refreshed but Russia's number one award winning Russian Standard Vodka! 

MykillL / El Gringo / Dazz Finn / Joc / DJ Noel.

Special Olympics Malta holds Tournament at the Eden SuperBowl

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On Tuesday 13th May, the Malta Special Olympics held a 3 game tournament at the Eden SuperBowl in St. Julians. The Honorary President of the Special Olympics, Mrs Michelle Muscat showed her support towards the organization by also attending the event. Upon arrival Mrs. Muscat greeted all the athletes whilst giving words of encouragement to the many who were eagerly waiting to meet with her. After the tournament, Mrs Muscat handed out medals to all the bowlers in order to commemorate their participation.


Airport Impressions Launch New Album - Mariette

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Airport Impressions have just released their much awaited second album ‘Mariette’ at Casablanca. The album which was on pre-order for the last 2 weeks is now available for order on iTunes which is currently no.1 in the charts.

This album is the follow up to Airport Impressions’ first EP ‘Seeing with Eyes Closed’ released in 2009 and the album release of ‘Minutes of a Lifetime’ late in 2010. Whilst Minutes of Lifetime had undoubtedly raised the profile of Airport Impressions through popular single releases such as ‘Walk With Me’ and ’Elusive’, the band had continued to venture into new musical experiments to develop their sound.




Mariette includes a collection of versatile twelve songs featuring a variety of rock, pop, country and indie folk elements which all seem to find their own place and time in this record. Whilst the band has experimented well enough to grasp the listener with some surprises, the sound of Airport Impressions is maintained with the melodic vocal lines synonymous wit…

Eden Leisure Group and Bay Kids Donate Eur 2940 to Rotary Malta for Uganda Kids School

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Just under Eur 3,000 was recently raised through the charity screening of the documentary ‘The Triumph’ at the Eden Cinemas. This initiative was possible thanks to the involvement of Mr. Mark Rizzo and David and Ursula West who sourced the Documentary, and Eden Cinemas who made cinema 16 available. The proceeds were donated to Rotary Malta, whom Bay Kids is partnering with this year, and will go towards the funding of a children’s school in Uganda. 

The Triumph is a powerful new documentary film set in a tiny village in Bosnia-Herzegovina and based on the Medjugorje apparitions that is filling theaters throughout the world. On the 27th March, over 630 people attended the Charity Screening at the Eden Cinemas, no admission fee was charged but all offered a donation which was collected. 
Mr Simon De Cesare, Director of Operations of Eden Leisure Group, passed on all the proceeds to Rotary Club Malta. Mr. De Cesare stated, ‘We are extremely happy that we have been able to raise this money …

Miss World Malta 2014

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Twenty Contestants will shortly be vying for the title of Miss World Malta, with the winner flying to London for the Miss World contest, where Malta has been represented throughout these past years.

The lucky girl will be spending a month together with 130 other girls from all over the World who are expected for this year’s finals in November.


The organizers Sue Rossi & Claudia Calleja are very satisfied with this year turn out and good standard of education from the contestants who have participated in various events and activities which were organized throughout these past months, ‘Miss World Malta TV program was the highlights of their participation where each girl could be interviewed and is being featured in this program and gave them all good exposure and different experience during these months.
Saturday 3rd May is the date for the new winner to be announced and crowned with a new Crown sponsored by Tresor Paris thanks to 202 Jewellery by Donna Borg Leyland the reigning Miss W…

Flutes en Vacance II – Edinburgh Napier Flute Ensemble

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This is the second concert of the Flûtes en Vacance series which will take place between 28th May and 1st June. 

The series features Maltese and Scottish flautists studying at Edinburgh Napier University performing in various flute ensembles. The series is funded by the Napier Student Initiative Grant and the Malta Arts Fund.The second concert in the series features the Napier Flute Ensemble which consists of 6 flautists: Rebekah Donn, Holly Thomson, Michael Ready, Kinga Zaborowska, and Maltese flautists Laura Cioffi and Clara Galea.
They are all reading towards a BMus (Hons) at Edinburgh Napier University with Andrea Kuypers. They present a concert featuring different types of flutes with a special focus on Scottish and Maltese composers.
This concert features a number of Maltese premieres of compositions written for flutes. There will be a pre-concert discussion at 6:45 with the performers and the Maltese composers whose works will be performed on writing contemporary music for flutes …