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Diversifying My Repertoire - all about love

Posted by Malta International Music Festival on Monday, April 23, 2018, In : News 

Alan Chircop opened the day’s proceedings by welcoming those present and introducing the artists who were with him on the podium: soprano Ljuba Kazarnovskaya and the members of the» Harmony» quintet who would be accompanying her during the concert the following day as well as pianist Nareh Arghamanyan, who will present present a program, dedicated to Tigran Mansuryan.

 A short video presentation showing the soprano on stage during an open-air gig possibly showed why she ...


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HUSH – a thrilling new musical at the Manoel Theatre

Posted by Teatru Manoel on Thursday, March 8, 2018, In : Culture 

Teatru Manoel’s education programme TOI TOI, in collaboration with the Valletta 2018 Foundation, is presenting an original musical; written and directed by Denise Mulholland, with music and lyrics by Luke Saydon and performed by Teatru Manoel Youth Theatre from the 17th to 19th March 2018 at the Manoel Theatre.

 

HUSH is a story which will appeal to all ages (from 8+). It is a modern fairy tale about finding your voice when nobody seems to be listening.


Gus Nightingale is a little boy from a m...


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Carnival activities in Valletta this Saturday and Sunday

Posted by Festivals Malta on Thursday, February 15, 2018, In : News 

Festivals Malta together with the Organisational Carnival Committee would like to notify the general public that the Carnival activities will be held during next weekend. The Children’s Carnival will take place on Saturday 17 February at 9:30am in St George’s Square, Valletta. The tickets cost €5, with a limited number of VIP tickets costing €10. Soon after, another activity will take place at 3:30pm, which includes dances and a float defile. The tickets cost €7 and...


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Contemporary Inside 2018 | 16 February – 9 March 2018 (Art Exhibition)

Posted by on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, In : Culture 

1.     GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Xrar is an artistic project developed by ĠF Abela Junior College and Troupe 18:45 under the curation of Dr Trevor Borg.  The project is divided in two parts: Contemporary Inside 2018 Exhibition and a Visual Arts Expo for Young Artists at the Junior College campus.  The project is supported by the Premju tal-President għall-Kreattività 2017.

 

Xrar, Maltese for sparks, is the working title of this visual art project. Within the artistic spheres ...


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The Largest Spectacle of the Year in the Grand Harbour on Sette Giungo

Posted by Valletta 2018 Foundation on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, In : News 

Everything is set for the Valletta Pageant of the Seas, the largest spectacle of the year taking place in the Grand Harbour on the 7th June, 2016.

The event forms part of the Valletta 2018 festivities to mark the 450th anniversary since Valletta’s foundation. The Valletta Pageant of the Seas is a unique activity set against the m...


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Tricia Dawn Williams at the Manoel

Posted by Teatru Manoel on Monday, December 28, 2015, In : Culture 

Teatru Manoel opens 2016 with a great recital by contemporary pianist Tricia Dawn Williams on Wednesday 6th January at 8pm. This is part of the “Wednesdays at the Manoel” series which was launched last season and is proving to be a popular midweek cultural break for both locals and tourists.

Tricia Dawn Williams is a concert pianist with an unusual and colourful profile. As a dedicated promoter of music by living composers, she has commissioned, premiered, recorded and b...


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“Hairs stick up at the back of my neck every time I go down Strait Street”

Posted by Valletta 2018 Foundation on Wednesday, October 7, 2015, In : Culture 

“Every time I come to Malta I walk down Strait Street and hairs stick up at the back of my neck when I recall the happy times I spent down the Gut with my mates on Royal Navy ships.

“On the other hand, my wife, Catherine fell in love with Malta so much that we have visited at least 18 times, sometimes twice a year.”

This was how John Finley, 61, a former member of the Royal Navy recently described his feelings about Malta and about Strait Street when he was shown roun...


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New stunning production of Dido and Aeneas at the Manoel

Posted by Teatru Manoel on Tuesday, September 29, 2015, In : Culture 

Featuring one of the most famous operatic arias "When I am laid in earth" (popularly known as "Dido's Lament") along with the rest of the beautiful melodic score, Henry Purcell’s opera Dido and Aeneas is being staged in a stunning new production at Teatru Manoel on the 9th and 11th October 2015. 

The opera is being presented as a joint collaboration with Valletta 2018 Foundation, organisers of the year when Valletta will be designated as capital of culture and will be performed by T...


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Bewildered - A two-day alternative music festival at Pjazza Teatru Rjal

Posted by Valletta 2018 Foundation on Tuesday, August 4, 2015, In : News 

Valletta 2018 in collaboration with Pjazza Teatru Rjal presents Bewildered Music Festival, a two-day celebration of alternative and indie music, on the 28th and 29th August 2015 at Pjazza Teatru Rjal, Valletta.

Featuring some of the top local musicians and international acts including London-based bands BIG DEAL and Leave the Planet, Berlin-based Maltese musician Jim Hickey, as well as local acts Plato’s Dream Machine, Fastidju and CHIN∆, the two-day festival will please t...


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The second edition of the Valletta Green Festival opens

Posted by Valletta 2018 Foundation on Friday, May 29, 2015, In : News 

The Valletta 2018 Foundation this morning opened the second edition of the Valletta Green Festival, at Pjazza San Ġorġ, Valletta.

Addressing a press conference, Mr Micallef said “Valletta 2018 is working on sustainable, long-term projects such as the Valletta Green Festival as part of the Cultural Programme in preparation for ...


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Valletta 2018 unveils first cultural hotspot mobile unit

Posted by Valletta 2018 Foundation on Thursday, May 28, 2015, In : News 

Valletta 2018 would not be successful without people’s participation. The public is encourgaed to join in during the Valletta Green Festival and be part of this unique experience.


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Malta Showcase Portfolio 2015 now out

Posted by Valletta 2018 Foundation on Friday, May 1, 2015, In : News 
Local artists hailing from different sectors of the Maltese arts scene will once again be given the opportunity to showcase their work and talent to an international audience thanks to Malta Showcase, a joint initiative by the Valletta 2018 Foundation in collaboration with Arts Council Malta, ŻiguŻajg International Arts Festival for Children & Young People and St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity.  

Valletta 2018 Foundation Chairman Jason Micallef said “By means of Malta Showcase, the V...
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Music from Naples

Posted by Teatru Manoel on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, In : Culture 

Teatru Manoel is presenting an exciting and fun evening of music from Naples with the renowned Italian folk singer Lucilla Galeazzi on Wednesday 18th February 2015 at 8pm.

The vastness of the Neapolitan repertoire extends in time over five centuries. Its great variety of forms from instrumental music to vocal music, from serious opera to opera buffa, from villanelle to sacred music, and the important contribution by composers from around the world make the city of Naples “...


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Valletta 2018 announces a number of capital projects in run up to 2018

Posted by Valletta 2018 Foundation on Thursday, January 29, 2015, In : News 

The Valletta 2018 Foundation gave details on a number of capital projects it is working on including the regeneration and conservation of the covered market (is-Suq l-Antik tal-Belt) and the old civil abattoir (il-Biċċerija), where the Valletta Design Cluster will be established. 

Addressing a press conference in which highlights of 2014 and upcoming projects were presented, Valletta 2018 Foundation Chairman Jason Micallef said “A visit to Valletta should be a unique experience: T...


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Brian Schembri and hornist Etienne Cutajar at the Manoel

Posted by Teatru Manoel on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, In : Culture 

Teatru Manoel and the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra present the next concert in the MPO at the Manoel series on Friday 28th November 2014 at 8pm (with a pre-concert talk at 7.15pm). The concert will be conducted by Brian Schembri and will feature soloist Etienne Cutajar on the horn.

 

Etienne has been associate principal horn of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra since 2006. He was appointed 3rd Horn of the National Orchestra of Malta at the age of 18. He then pursued a two-year full-...


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Valletta 2018 launches next phase of its journey

Posted by Valletta 2018 on Thursday, October 23, 2014, In : News 

The Valletta 2018 Foundation has launched the next phase of its journey through a new corporate identity. This development enforces the shift from Valletta being a candidate city to one that is developing a strong Cultural Programme leading to 2018 and beyond.

  

Valletta 2018 Foundation Chairman Jason Micallef said: “Valletta is indeed a unique city where change is visible. This can be felt in the cultural sector in relation to infrastructural investment and capacit...


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The Gershwin Quartet at the Manoel

Posted by Teatru Manoel on Wednesday, October 15, 2014, In : Culture 
Teatru Manoel is starting this season’s new series of “Wednesdays at the Manoel” with a fantastic evening of eclectic music ranging from classical to modern by The Gershwin Quartet and clarinettist Roman Kuperschmidt on 22 October 2014 at 8pm.
 
The quartet is made up of violinists Michel Gershwin and Natalija Raithel, violist Juri Gilbo, and cellist Dmitrij Gornowskij. They have been performing as an ensemble since 1990. Their repertoire covers a variety of music genres including classic...
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MODERN MUSIC DAYS

Posted by Teatru Manoel on Friday, September 26, 2014, In : Culture 
Avant-Garde Expression in a Baroque Setting
 
Valletta: a Baroque masterpiece; the fortress city; UNESCO World Heritage site; city of the knights. Valletta has many titles, all recalling its rich historical past which lures you into sepia-tinted postcard experience. Yet Modern Music Days is an avant-garde concert series which is about to splash vibrant colours over the historical snapshot.
 
Modern Music Days (MMD) is a brand new international concert series committed to promote 20th century repe...
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Malta Arts Festival 2014 ready to go

Posted by Arts Council Malta on Monday, July 7, 2014, In : Culture 

Whether you want to be charmed by contemporary duets in an open-air theatre, weep at Lear’s agony or be moved by a circus which blends poetry and humour, this year’s Malta Arts Festival promises to bring all that and more. And now it’s only a few days away.

 

Preparations for Malta’s largest arts festival, now in its ninth edition, have been ongoing for months now. From stage hands to promotion and from artistic direction to performers, the festival mobilises la...


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Qatt ma Ninsa attracts crowds, young and old

Posted by Valletta 2018 Foundation on Friday, June 20, 2014, In : Culture 

An estimated 600 people from various towns and villages flocked to the Malta Maritime Museum on Sunday 15th June, to participate in the first edition of Qatt ma Ninsa, organised by the Valletta 2018 Foundation in collaboration with Heritage Malta.  Many of them brought artefacts and objects that were associated with a fascinating story related to the sea.  All objects and stories were recorded in a data base of collective memory.

The activity was an encouraging success w...


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Literary evening with Russian Poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Posted by Malta Arts Council on Thursday, June 19, 2014, In : Culture 

Russian Poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko – best-known for his poem Babi Yar and the eponymous symphony made in collaboration with composer Dmitri Shostakovich – will visit Malta at the end of June.

 

The distinguished Russian poet, writer, actor and film director will attend a literary evening with readings of a few of his poems, translated into Maltese, on 28 June at the Russian Chapel in San Anton Palace, Attard. The event will start at 7.30pm and will be moderated by awar...


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Qatt ma Ninsa – discovering the individuals behind history

Posted by Valletta 2018 on Saturday, June 14, 2014, In : Culture 

During Qatt ma Ninsa, people will have the opportunity to take centre-stage, and tell their story.  “Through Qatt ma Ninsa, the public will become the protagonist while we will take a step back and become the audience” said Jason Micallef Chairman of the Valletta 2018 Foundation while addressing a press conference, opening the first edition of Qatt ma Ninsa on Friday evening.  Qatt ma Ninsa is being organised by the Valletta 2018 Foundation in collaboration with Herita...


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Qatt ma Ninsa – Everything has a story to tell

Posted by Valletta 18 Foundation on Thursday, June 5, 2014, In : Culture 

The Valletta 2018 Foundation, in collaboration with Heritage Malta, have launched the first edition of Qatt ma Ninsa a collective memory project, aimed at collecting stories about objects related to the sea.  Qatt ma Ninsa shall take place all day on Sunday 15th June at the Malta Maritime Museum in Birgu.

Addressing a press conference overlooking the Grand Harbour, Valletta 2018 Foundation Chairman Jason Micallef, said Qatt ma Ninsa invites the public to the Maritime Mus...


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PORTRAIT

Posted by Italian Cultural Institute, Malta on Thursday, May 29, 2014, In : Culture 

“Excuse me, may I take a photo?”  The woman with the shy but curious air, always in white and with camera in hand, comes up to the great producer, the famous actor, the severe artist, the stylist who has been photographed a thousand times. They barely look at her, just long enough to be taken by something that possesses her and her spirit, a gentle hidden strength, a serene determination, something mysterious that you can’t get away from, They all say “yes”, subd...


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“Gypsy Devils” open Teatru Manoel’s Performance Season.

Posted by Teatru Manoel on Tuesday, September 17, 2013, In : Culture 

The 2013-2014 performance season at Teatru Manoel starts on Tuesday 24th September with an exciting show by the “Gypsy Devils”. This is a departure from the traditional opening season classical concerts and in the words of Teatru Manoel’s CEO, Ray Attard, “The cocktail of different genres of music which the Gypsy Devils perform in their distinctive style reflects the eclectic programme in place for the rest of this season.”

The “Gypsy Devils” is one of the ...


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Talk on 19th Century Maltese Filigree Jewellery

Posted by IMPACT PR on Monday, November 12, 2012, In : News 
A very interesting talk on 19th Century Maltese Filigree Jewellery is being delivered by Marika Azzopardi BA (Hons), AJP at the Malta Society of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce. Mrs Azzopardi will delve into the different aspects of filigree jewellery, Malta in the 19th Century and what led to Maltese Filigree acquiring such a strong placing amongst other Mediterranean and European jewellery forms.

Marika Azzopardi is a well-known and prolific journalist, writer, art reviewer and blogger ...
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