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Lecture - Francesco Zahra`s Apotheosis - Mdina Cathedral Contemporary Art Biennale

Francesco Zahra’s Apotheosis. The gloria of St. Paul at the Aula Capitolare, Lecture by Prof. Keith Sciberras

The Mdina Cathedral Contemporary Art Biennale invites you to the lecture ‘Francesco Zahra’s Apotheosis. The gloria of St. Paul at the Aula Capitulare’ by Prof. Keith Sciberras. 

The lecture discusses one of the major artistic productions of Late Baroque Malta, namely Francesco Zahra's paintings representing the Glory of St Paul for the Aula Capitolare at Mdina. Prof. Sciberras will discuss this work within the context of Zahra's oeuvre and will place it within the framework of other works of art being commissioned from major painters, sculptors and silversmiths of the period by the Cathedral Chapter. In many ways, the ceiling of the Chapter Hall can be seen as the most remarkable of the Late Baroque decorative schemes produced by a Maltese artist. The lecture will analyse its complicated iconography and will also discuss elements of style, technique and methods of patron…

Peripheral Alternatives to Rodin in Modern European Sculpture

Peripheral Alternatives to Rodin in Modern European Sculpture:
With particular emphasis on Josef Kalleya’s art and the visual dialogues of an island scene

Peripheral Alternatives to Rodin in Modern European Sculpture: With particular emphasis on Josef Kalleya’s art and the visual dialogues of an island scene. The Department of History of Art, Faculty of Arts, University of Malta is organizing the international conference ‘Peripheral Alternatives to Rodin in Modern European Sculpture: With particular emphasis on Josef Kalleya’s art and the visual dialogues of an island scene’ which will take place on Tuesday December 15 2015.

This conference aims to bring together international scholars and researchers to discuss and debate the role sculpture was playing in the formulation of a new artistic language and to also analyse the various idiomatic alternatives to Rodin co-existing during the first decades of the 20th century and beyond.

The French sculptor Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) is widely cons…

Concert with Tom Armitage - Mdina Cathedral Contemporary Art Biennale

The Mdina Cathedral Contemporary Art Biennale presents a concert with British composer and pianist Tom Armitage.

After studying at Birmingham Conservatoire and the University of Malta, British composer and pianist Tom Armitage has been heavily involved on the new music scene throughout Europe.

He has given over a hundred world premieres of new works and has written for some of the most exciting musicians and ensembles around the globe. Having broadcast for the BBC and performed with ensembles such as the Birmingham Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra, Thallein Ensemble and Zfin Malta National Dance Company, Tom has also released albums of contemporary piano music and has had works performed by Orchestra of the Swan at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre; Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; CHROMA; the Schubert Ensemble; composer/pianist, Michael Finnissy; violin virtuoso, David le Page; Decibel and soprano, Mary Wiegold amongst many others, and has also had piano music published by World Humani…

Christmas at the Priory

Candlelit Carols sung by the VOCA Choir at St Mark’s Church followed by Special Christmas Dinner in the Cloister of the Rabat Priory.

The scintillating VOCA choir will open the evening with a repertoire of Christmas music at St. Mark’s Church, built in 1558 by Girolamo Cassar. Following the concert, guests will be invited to continue the evening in the cloister surrounding the central courtyard of the Priory built by Andrea Belli in 1740.

Welcome drinks and canapes will be served on arrival and a three-course Christmas meal, inclusive of coffee, wine and water, prepared by Osborne Caterers will then be served in the cloister. The evening will be given a Swedish twist in celebration of Santa Lucija.

FAA is undertaking the restoration of a unique late medieval four-panel ‘tempera on board’ altarpiece in order to ensure that this priceless work of art will be enjoyed by future generations. This unique set, found at the Augustinian Priory of St. Mark in Rabat, dates to the late Medieval peri…

The Pianist International Tour of Maurizio Mastrini

The Pianist International Tour at the release of the new album by Maurizio Mastrini "The Pianist".

Through a musical programme of one hour and a half, the Maestro brings the audience in direct connection with his art, performing the compositions that made him famous.

He will play minimalist pieces, he will fuse latin jazz with impressive technical virtuosities, without forgetting his music in reverse. The 2015 tour is following the strong international mark of the previous editions and his stages are cleverly chosen to represent in a magnificient way the extraordinary genius and creative talent of the Maestro.
Full info about the December event:

The concert in Malta is one of the first stops of The Pianist International Tour of Maurizio Mastrini.

Oratorio ‘Dawl Fuq is-Sinaj’

L-Għaqda Mużikali Beland ser terġa’ ittellgħa l-Oratorju 'Dawl fuq is-Sinaj' fl-okkażjoni tal-10 anniversarju mill- ‘Premiere’ uffiċċjali  li sar fl-2005 b’tifkira tal-1700 mill-martirju ta’ Santa Katarina V.M.  L-Oratorio 'Dawl fuq is-Sinaj', li mużikalment jittratta l-ħajja u l-martirju ta' Santa Katarina V.M huwa kompożizzjoni ta' Mro. Ray Sciberras fuq versi tal-kittieb Żejtuni s-sur Trevor Zahra. Jieħdu sehem wkoll is-Sopran Rosabelle Bianchi, t-Tenur Charles Vincenti u l-kor 'Mirabitur' immexxi minn Simone Attard. Il-Banda Beland ser tkun qed teżegwixxi dan l-Oratorju immexxija mis-surmast direttur Mro. Ray Sciberras.

Il-lirika hekk metikolozament mirquma mill-pinna ta' Trevor Zahra, flimkien mal-mużika profonda kompożizzjoni ċelebri oħra mill-pinna ta' Mro. Ray Sciberras jingħaqdu flimkien sabiex isaħħru lill-udjenza preżenti u jgħinuhom jifhmu aħjar l-ħajja u l-martirju li għaddiet minnhom Santa Katarina V.M. Dan l-Oratorju b'ħin ta&#…

Christmas Music and Vocal Concert by the Sliema Band

Christmas Music and Vocal Concert by the Sliema Band organised by the Sliema Philharmonic Society and Sliema Local Council.

Monday 7 December 2015 at 7.30 pm at the Sacro Cuor Parish Church in Sliema. The Sliema Band shall be conducted by its bandmaster Mro Lesley Tabone.

Toby Farrugia collaboration with Brendan Jackson

Following the signing of 8 songs to EMI and a busy Summer European gig schedule, Award Winning Artist/DJ/Producer Toby Farrugia has just collaborated with Brendan Jackson, singer/songwriter/frontman of one the hottest bands out there at the moment, Forty days of rain.

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Forty days of rain

The Last Five Years

The multi award-winning, off-Broadway musical, The Last Five Years, will make its debut on the local theatre stage on Friday 20 November.

Masquerade Theatre Company is proud to announce the staging of Jason Robert Brown’s multi award-winning, off-Broadway musical, The Last Five Years. Directed by anthony bezzina, the musical will star Rachel Fabri in the role of Cathy and Joseph Zammit as Jamie. 

Written by Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown, The Last Five Years details the story of a struggling actress who story is told backwards, while hotspot up-and-coming novelist, Jamie, tells his story chronologically. The unconventional structure of this two-person musical allows the two characters to meet only once throughout.

The Last Five Years premiered at Chicago’s Northlight Theatre in 2001, with multiple US and international productions taking place since then, including in Korea, Japan, the Philippines, Germany, Italy, Canada, Spain, South Africa, the UK and now Malta.

The local…

Oscar Wilde’s De Profundis (Dramatic Monologues)

The Gozo Creative Theatre Club presents Oscar Wilde’s De Profundis (Dramatic Monologues)
In collaboration with the management of the “Teatru Astra” and the Gozo Culture and Information Office, the Gozo Creative Theatre Club will perform De Profundis by the author, playwright and poet Oscar Wilde as part of the 14th edition of Festival Mediterranea.

De Profundis was written during the last months of Wilde’s imprisonment for “unnatural practices,” or homosexuality. It takes the form of a 50,000 word open letter written to Lord Alfred Douglas, his erstwhile lover. It was first published in 1905, by an arrangement between Oscar Wilde and Robert Ross, who visited Wilde during his sentence and later became his literary executor.
De Profundis is an autobiographical attempt to understand the nature of Wilde’s own life and work. It reflects brilliantly on art, love, forgiveness, the significance of Christ and Wilde’s own character and failings. It details the history of a tumultuous relationship …

Discotech - every Saturday

Things really start kicking off this season at ELP!

An all night affair, lavished by top notch mixology and a wider selection of premium spirits than anywhere else on the island. Featuring Julian Drury as our resident DJ and special guests

Dale, Louie G, Swillmot & Golly P taking turns bringing their infectious sounds, heating up the crowd as soon as the stars come out.
Make your saturday a better day by booking one of our 5 Sofa Packages and enjoy the luxury of a relaxed sofa area to call your own, bottle service and a selection of temptingly tasty fingerfood.
To make your reservations, get in touch on 27357357, or send us a PM on Facebook!

Friday Night Project

Come and celebrate our late night license and experience our mantra “Eat, Listen, Play.”

Our Friday Night Project is a weekly event that features Malta’s finest DJ’s as residents and special guests!
Duncan F and Alex Thomson will be headlining the nights, supported by Golly P, Swillmot, Louie G and Dale.
Expect the unexpected. Impromptu performances, unannounced appearances and surprises that create a truly one of a kind experience every Friday night!

Dance into the early hours, while our exquisite cocktails, premium spirits and appetising plates & platters fuel the party.
Be a VIP on the night by reserving one of our 5 Sofa Packages and experience the splendour of private sofa seating, bottle service and a selection of mouthwatering finger food.
Are you looking for some privacy? Book your table at our restaurant and watch the action unfold from high above!
To book your place on our guest list, get in touch! 27357357,, or send us a PM on Facebook.
Don’t forge…

Tikber u Tinsa

His first play after last year’s smash hit Jiena Nħobb, Inti Tħobb Simon Bartolo’s explosive new script is the story of an extraordinary boy with a brilliant mind, a heart of gold, and a tortured soul. 

WHEN ALBERT Chetcuti goes to a local theatre, he thinks he is up for a night of entertainment and fun. Little does he expect a life-shattering experience that will turn his whole existence upside down and make him question everything ... From who he is to what he is doing there. 

Both funny and poignant, Tikber u Tinsa is the unforgettable journey of a man who moves not in space but time, in search of a memory lost and not wanting to be found, of good times and difficult ones. But most of all, it is about a son who never really understood his place in the big plan of life that he designed for himself.

Directed by Roderick Vassallo and featuring Clive Piscopo. fifteen-year-old Jamie Cardona, and Alison Abela, this new play is a beautiful yet unsparing depiction of what it means to be a hum…

MUL+IPLICI+Y : Multiples in the City - by the MOSAICO Group of Artists

This paintings exhibition by the MOSAICO group of artists within the City of Valletta has been thought out as a representation of 14 artists' perspectives on the islands of Malta and Gozo and the cultural changes presently going on. Multiples in the City refers to the different people that walk, work and come into Valletta everyday, bringing in a new language tied in with the multiple cultural layers of what is Valletta.

The Exhibition will be open to the public, free entrance, at the German Maltese Circle, everyday excepting Sunday, during the month of October. The Opening hours are Mondays to Fridays from 9:00 - 12:30/ 16:30 - 20:00 and Saturdays Mornings only.
There shall be a special late opening for the Notte Bianca, Saturday 3rd October till Midnight, with the artists present for discussions with visitors.
We look forward to seeing you there!

Malta Doom Metal Festival

Venom Inc., Tysondog, Nomad Son, Doomed, and Alunah  are among the bands that will perform at the festival.

There will be an official warmup gig at Remedy, Paceville on the 22nd October 2015 featuring the following bands:- Cult of the Fox, Hooded 

Malta Doom Metal Festival will take place in Chateau Buskett limits of Rabat, Malta on 23-24th October 2015.

Timeless favourites under the stars

Enjoy evergreen favourites along with more recent hits to be sung by the Trio Bellagio along with Christine Dalli and Deborah Attard in the beautiful setting of Villa Bologna.

Regular guest stars on Spanish national TV, the acclaimed Spanish tenors Trio Bellagio has a wide following in Europe and the Americas, and will be singing a wide variety of music, from rock to opera, in Italian, English and French, including popular songs such as Caruso, Il Mondo, Con Tè Partiro, I Will Always Love You, Feelin’ Good, Love, la Vie en Rose Funiculì Funiculà, and many other old and new favourites.

In view of FAA's strong following in Gozo, our organisation is subsidising transport to the Trio Bellagio concert at Villa Bologna on Saturday 26th September, for anyone who wishes to come over for it.

The event will also feature local artisans displaying beautiful handmade crafts including jewellery, ceramics, art, and filigree as well as stands selling Spanish food and wine. Bring your friends and mak…

A concert of French and Maltese Sacred Music

A concert of French and Maltese Sacred Music

in aid of Richmond Foundation

St John's Co-Cathedral, Valletta 

Friday 2nd October 2015 at 7:30pm

Science in the City

A line-up of surprises, exciting research, and science-related experiments, exhibitions, talks, debates, films and performing arts is set to further brighten the 4th edition of Science in the City—European Researchers’ Night, the annual science and arts festival.  The city streets will come to life as visitors explore innovative activities ranging from flying drones to space rockets, DNA extractions to dissections, health and dental checks to lots of child-friendly experiments and games.

The Science Fair at City Gate will be bursting with spectacular experiments, exhibitions, music, theatre and performing arts. These will include revving racing cars, Quakes and Shakes, street labs by Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST) and the Institute of Applied Science Student Organisation (IASSO), an interactive exhibition by the National Student Travel Foundation (NSTF), underwater projections, Giant bubbles & Fonzu l-fenek by Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST), …

Ugly Beauty: Sandro Zerafa plays the music of Thelonious Monk

The Strada Stretta Concept presents 'Ugly Beauty: Sandro Zerafa plays the music of Thelonious Monk', in collaboration with Valletta 2018 Foundation and under the artistic direction of Giuseppe Schembri Bonaci.

Thelonious Monk was one of the pioneers of be-bop and one of the most influential figures in the 20th century. Together with Bud Powell, Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, he helped reshape modern jazz. An iconoclast, an eccentric and an innovator, Monk and his angular compositions epitomize the sound of modern jazz. Sandro Zerafa, a Maltese guitarist residing in Paris will team up with local bass player Oliver Degabriele and French drummer Lionel Boccara in an homage to this unique figure in 20th century music.

Date: 2nd October 2015

Time: 2030hrs

Venue: Strait Street, between Old Theatre and Archbishop Str. (Near Splendid)

Event is FREE of charge.

A Night with the Stars

The Strada Stretta Concept presents A Night with the Stars, in collaboration with Valletta 2018 Foundation and under the artistic direction of Giuseppe Schembri Bonaci.

An evening of unforgettable classics, as part of Stretta Festival, with:

Singer: Joe Cutajar
Keyboards: Mro Paul Abela
Drums/Percussion: Charlie City Gatt
Base Player: Ryan Abela
Saxophone: Sammy Murgo

Some of the songs in the repertoire for the evening include,

As time goes by , That old black magic, South of the border,
The more I see you, New York New York, My Way,
You made me love you, The Great Pretender
...... & many more......

Date: 18th September 2015
Time: 2030hrs
Location: Strada Stretta, corner with Old Theatre Street

The event is FREE of charge.

Poster attached designed by Jessica Muscat

The much loved Hospice Midnight Walk

Last year’s walk was a great success thanks to all of you that supported us.

We will be having 2  routes: starting both from  Bugibba square

4 km (1 hour walk) – Starting 11 pm @ Bugibba Square – circular route to Qawra – Finish @ Bugibba Square

9 Km (2 hour walk) – Starting 11 pm @ Bugibba Square – Finish  @ Mosta Square (Transport  will be provided from Mosta Square to Bugibba Square leaving at 9 pm sharp – you can leave the car at Mosta buses will be available to take you to Bugibba.  Kindly book your place by the 9th September)

Both walks will start at Bugibba Square to the Aquaruim, Sunny coast, near Bella Vista. Close to Pioneer Road ring road, the 9 km walk will diverge to Mosta whilst the 4 km will continue to Bugibba Square.


The Registration fee is against a donation of €10 per person (children up to 8 yrs – Free). This include…

IL LUMINATI ko me di xo!

IL LUMINATI will make history by performing comedy for the first time ever in Malta!

You heard right - comedy! With these IL LUMINATI you're in for a real treat and a bellyful of laughs!

Wait a minute ... WHY are they meeting in the sunny isle of Malta? Hmmm ... why indeed?

With brand new hilarious characters ranging from Gregorja Garrone who, at her ripe old age, is finding life a tad peculiar, to Lee Tas Srum who is struggling to open a new business at any cost, but will the cost be too much, getting herself involved with dodgy investors? Maybe she will need help from Klunku Tal-Pitrol who has found an unusual and wacky way to stay alive! Not to mention Robert and his students of Klassi Ghalina who have plunged to new depths of depravity of being up to no good! What will they do next? 

Sooooo … how will our humble hero Roger il-Lodger survive these and other mentalists who come knocking on his door? Will he survive? Or become institutionalised?

To find out the answers and more, come …

Air Supply Concert by CMC Promotions

Air Supply Concert - another initiative by CMC Promotions in aid of Caritas Malta

Last May, CMC Promotions, was instrumental in appealing to all those present for the Marco Masini concert at the Mediterranean Conference Centre, in Valletta, to give a donation by means of an SMS in aid to Caritas Malta. This initiative was undertaken during a fund raising marathon transmission on Malta's national television station.

CMC Promotions is proud to announce that it has embarked on another fund raising initiative, this time on the occasion of concert by the Australian duo of international fame AIR SUPPLY at the MFCC, Ta' Qali, on August 28.

CMC Promotions has decided to offer free of charge parking on the day of the concert, but a donation in aid of Caritas Malta would be much appreciated. Irrespective of the amount of money donated, this would be considered of great importance to Caritas Malta, an organisation synonymous with the rehabilitation of drug abusers and also for other service…

The Marsovin Grape Harvest Feast - Marnisi Under The Stars

Marsovin - Malta’s largest producer of premium wine; will be holding an event called The Marsovin Grape Harvest Feast at their Marnisi Estate in Marsaxlokk. As the event name suggests the winery will be celebrating the start of the grape harvest for vintage 2015, whilst also giving patrons the opportunity to taste the wines produced from the Marnisi Estate in the idyllic setting of the vineyard.

The event gives all patrons the opportunity to admire the vineyard at the peak of its annual lifecycle. For those who wish to have a closer look, a guided vineyard tour will also be held at 7pm by Marsovin’s wine specialists. 

Music & Cuisine
Malta’s leading band – Winter Moods has been engaged to keep patrons entertained all night. Scrumptious food will be supplied by Chukkas, renowned as one of the best steakhouses on the island; and Zammeats who will be present with a selection premium cold cuts & cheeses.

Ticket Sales
A limited amount of tickets have been released and will be sold on a …

Antonin Under The Stars

Marsovin - Malta’s largest producer of premium wine; will be holding for the very first time, a wine event  in their picturesque wine estate- Ramla Valley Estate. The event will bear the name of Antonin Under The Stars, a name which takes after award winning wine Antonin Blanc, made from grapes grown from the very same estate.

Marsovin will be celebrating the start of the grape harvest for vintage 2015, whilst also giving patrons the opportunity to taste the wines produced from this Estate including the newest addition to their premium range, Blanc de Cheval. All this in the idyllic setting of their Gozitan vineyard, just a stone throw away from Ramla Bay.

The grapes grown in Ramla Valley are still maturing on the vine and are planned to be harvested very close to the time of the event; this will give all patrons the opportunity to admire the vineyard at the peak of its annual lifecycle. For those who wish to have a closer look, a guided vineyard tour will also be held at 7pm by Marsovi…

Strada Stretta Events: Ghannejja Fil-Belt Valletta

Strada Stretta Events in collaboration with Valletta 2018 Foundation presents an evening of Folklore Music in Strada Stretta, Valletta.

Participating ghannejja & kitarri who will be entertaining us during the evening are:

Kitarri: John Saliba , Frans Casha & Victor Grech
Ghannejja: Anglu Theuma , Joe Grech , Joe Zerafa , Grezzju Dalli , Micheal Cumbo & Yvette Buhagiar

Date: 20th August 2015
Time: 8pm
Venue: Strait Street, Valletta

The event is free of charge.

Charlie my true love u kliem iehor ghal taht il-hmura


STRADA STRETTA EVENTS b'kollaborazzjoni ma' Valletta 2018 Foundation, jippreżentaw CHARLIE MY TRUE LOVE U KLIEM IEĦOR GĦAL TAĦT IL-ĦMURA Lejla ta' qari intimu dwar il-ħajja notturna u dak kollu li jaħbi l-lejl, ma' Immanuel Mifsud.

Għal dawn l-aħħar sentejn Immanuel Mifsud żamm appuntament mal-qarrejja tiegħu b'lejliet ta' qari live f'lokalitajiet differenti. Il-postijiet varjaw minn knejjes qodma, night clubs, il-kampus tal-Università u anki f'xelter tal-gwerra. 

CHARLIE MY TRUE LOVE U KLIEM IEĦOR GĦAL TAĦT IL-ĦMURA tkompli din is-sensiela, did-darba fl-Isplendid fi Strada Stretta, nhar il-Ġimgħa 7 ta' Awwissu, fid-9pm. Dakinhar Mifsud se jaqra xogħlijiet relatati ma' Strada Stretta u ma' bliet u nħawi oħrajn li fihom toħroġ l-intimità tal-ħajja notturna u dak kollu li jaħbi l-lejl. 

CHARLIE MY TRUE LOVE U KLIEM IEĦOR GĦAL TAĦT IL-ĦMURA se tieħu lill-udjenza fi ljieli differenti b'sett t…

German - Maltese Circle Summer Event 2015


Flux - art exhibition currently happening in Valletta

Art exhibition currently happening in Valletta

FLUX: Is Contemporary Art in Motion
The Young Maltese Contemporary Artists (YMCAs) are a group of Maltese Artists who are ready to visualize their creative freedom and individual point of view. Fine Art is the path they have taken.

Venue: Studio 104, Fine Art Space

Event End: 31.07.15

Address is : 
104, St. Lucia Street, Valletta.

Karmen Azzopardi back on stage - Faith Hope u Charity

After the SELL OUT success of last year’s production of KAPPILLAN TA’ MALTA, Stagun Teatru Malti returns to the MALTA ARTS FESTIVAL at  Fort St. ELMO with another new original play in Maltese by Immanuel Mifsud and directed by Josette Ciappara. Maestro Dominic Galea has written an original score and will also be playing live at the Fort. 

“The success of Kappillan revealed there is a market for Maltese nostalgia. That is why we opted to bring it back in this years outdoor production for the Malta Arts Festival” says producer Mario Philip Azzopardi.  “We’ve learned a lot regarding logistics and working outside at Fort St Elmo. This time around, all actors will have hidden microphones to boost dialogue guarantying perfect sound, whatever the wind conditions are.”

Perhaps the biggest coup for this lavish production is the return to the Maltese stage, after an absence of almost ten years,  of Karmen Azzopardi. “I am so glad i was offered. I was starting to doubt whether I’d ever get back on…