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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 …

Flutes en Vacance I – Trio Concert with Duo Aulos and Gisele Grima

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This is the first 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 first concert in the series features Maltese flautists Laura Cioffi and Clara Galea, known as Duo Aulos, performing a selection of works written for 2 flutes and piano with the talented pianist Gisèle Grima, an Napier University alumnus herself. All the three performers are Ian Tomlin Scholars.
Programme P. Gaubert - Divertissement Grec I. Clarke – Maya A.Giacometti - African Birds L. L. Mayeur - Le Nid J.M. Damase - Trio Sonata F. Doppler - Rigoletto Fantasia op. 38
"… for such was the pleasure they took in playing and projecting it to the audience …" (Times of Malta)
Duo Aulos - Laura Cioffi and Clara Galea have been playing together since 2004. Their debut p…

Newly refurbished Eden SuperBowl for the launch of the MTBA Gold Cup Open Tournament

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Parliamentary Secretary for Research, Innovation, Youth and Sport Hon Chris Agius visits the newly refurbished Eden SuperBowl for the launch of the MTBA Gold Cup Open Tournament 

On Saturday the 26th April, the Hon Chris Agius visited the Eden SuperBowl to witness the start of the MTBA Gold Cup Open Tournament. He was greeted by Mr. Simon De Cesare Director of Operations at the Eden Leisure Group and MTBA president Mr. Paul Baldacchino. 

The day marked the start of the Gold Cup Open Tournament, the most popular local tournament which historically sees the largest number of participants. This year’s participation was particularly high with 47 participants. The Tournament is a handicap tournament which means it appeals to a wide cross-section of talent, as it offers a more level playing field, allowing intermediate level bowlers to compete well with those of a higher level.

Mr. De Cesare was also keen to tour the Honourable Mr. Agius around the facilities where the Group has recently inves…

Lunchtime Concerts - Programme 18th May

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Lunchtime Concerts are organised by the Malta Council for Culture and the Arts. These concerts provide a platform for up and coming instrumentalists and singers. Join us in the discovery of new talent.

18th May 2014
Pianists Gisèle Grima and Erika Gialanze` will be joining forces and present us with a challenging programme entirely made up for four-hands and one piano. The programme will include the Fantasie in F Minor by Schubert, Petite Suite L. 65 by Debussy and Slavonic Dance in C Minor by Dvorak.










Programme 18th May 2014   11am


Piano: Gisèle Grima, Erika Gialanze`

F. Schubert: Fantasie in F minor, D.940 (Op. posth. 103) for piano four hands

C. Debussy: Petite Suite L. 65
i. En bateau (Andantino)
ii. Cortege (Moderato)
iii. Menuet (Moderato)
iv. Ballet (Allegro giusto)

A.Dvorak: Slavonic Dance in C minor, Op. 46 No. 7





Gisèle Grima is a graduate from the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester and Napier University, Edinburgh. She has rapidly established herself as a prominent performer app…