So yesterday I, together with the majority of the island, thought Joseph Muscat had finally woken up to the reality that no-one wants him there anymore. Boy were we wrong. They've got us good my friends. Not only he hasn't yet stepped down. But, unless I'm really getting paranoid here - and who would blame me? - I am actually seeing the roadmap towards how they're all … [Read more...] about Here’s how they plan to get away with it
Undoubtedly, one of the largest events during this time of the year for lovers of art and classical music is the Malta International Organ Festival. This year, the festival kicked off on November 22 and runs till December 6, offering a total of 15 concerts by world-renowned musicians in the beautiful cathedrals, basilicas and churches that showcase … [Read more...] about Malta International Organ Festival moving to a gran finale
For years, a personal crisis of faith had caused pianist and composer Alex Vella Gregory to approach religion with "anger, bordering on self-destructive disdain". Today, instead, he creates beautiful sonatas, replete with symbolism, and described as a "catalyst for personal reflection". Now, he will be performing his Sonata No. 5 Litany and No. 6 Visions, at Palazzo … [Read more...] about ‘Stemming from a crisis of faith’
Malta's theatre history - a state of play We are all in agreement that Simone Spiteri's seminal work Appuntamenti was a game-changer for Malta's theatre history Only... was it, really? It certainly opened up the gates for potential change. It gave Maltese theatre practitioners a hint of a new direction that could be taken by homegrown productions. And it offered … [Read more...] about Malta’s theatre history – did Appuntamenti affect the landscape?
A game-changer for Maltese theatre, Simone Spiteri's work is once again being produced by Du Theatre. Ten years ago, Appuntamenti was staged by Du Theatre. The script, penned by Simone Spiteri, went on to win the National Francis Ebejer playwriting competition that year. It turned out to be a seminal moment for Malta's theatre scene. Appuntamenti was … [Read more...] about So this week Appuntamenti returns to our stages