CULTURE | Sunday, 26 August 2007



Ends today
A collective exhibition of paintings and sculpture at the Heritage Malta Head Office, Merchants Street, Valletta including artists Dominic Dimech, Astrid Zammit, Nadege Cassar, Josephine Cachia, Noel Petroni and Kevin Attard. Free Entrance. Open from 8am to 4pm.

August 29 till mid-September
Steve + Denise Scicluna
The brother-sister duo will be exhibiting urban-themed photographs and paintings at the 2_22 wine bar at Marsamxett, Valletta. The exhibition will be the first in a series organised by 2_22 in collaboration with Earth Garden. The exhibition will also feature an array of experimental, post rock and electronica music by Stanley. Camilleri Wines will also be endorsing the exhibition by providing Blush Rose wine as well as the premium Laurenti wine.,

Until 31 August
Gallery G will be hosting an exhibition of Julian Calabrese’s paintings.
The exhibition halls and the gallery shop (no 4, Sir Ugo Mifsud Street, Lija) are open to the public between 9am and 5pm on weekdays and 9:30am and 12:30pm on Saturdays.
Until 9 September
Chinese Musical Instruments
Exhibited at the St James Cavalier Main Hall, the items on display are carefully-selected distinctive instruments of both ancient and modern China, which will provide visitors with a comprehensive view of Chinese instrumental culture.

Until 16 September
Voyage & Voir: Travellers of the Grand Tour
Exhibition organised by Heritage Malta and the Comune Palazzolo Acreide as part of EU programme Interreg IIIA Italia – Malta, at the St Angelo Hall, Malta Maritime Museum, Vittoriosa. Open Monday to Sunday from 9am to 5pm (last admission 4.30pm).


2 September
Pete Molinari and The Burning Leaves
Alternative Malta Promotions will b presenting an intimate music night on campus, featuring two up-and-coming acts from the UK. The Burning Leaves are a gentle, melancholic folk/gothic outfit, while Pete Molinari has been compared to Hank Williams, Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan and was lavishly praised by magazines like NME and Mojo and The Guardian newspaper. The two acts will be joined by local chanteuse Carrie.The event is being sponsored by BrandMalta and Radio 101. The first act will begin at 8.30 p.m. Tickets are on sale at Lm3.50 (€8.15) from Anthony D’Amato (Valletta ), Muddy Waters (St. Julian’s) and PrintXPress (University). Tickets at the door will cost Lm4.50 (€10.48).

2, 5 September
Concerts by Maestro Riccardo Muti
The Ministry for Tourism and Culture is organizing two concerts conducted by Maestro Riccardo Muti at the Mediterranean Conference Centre and at St. John’s Co-Cathedral, respectively. Both concerts start at 8:30pm.


Final performance tonight
With friends like these
Three young local performers - Matthew Anastasi, Jean Marc Agius Cafà and Rachel Fabri - will be presenting a showcase of song and dance at St James Cavalier. The trio - joined by Edward Mercieca, Coryse Borg, Elaine Camilleri, Alan Paris and Faye Paris, with Geoffrey Tanti on piano and Jason Fabri on percussion - will perform their way through tunes from a number of musicals, including ‘Avenue Q’, ‘Mamma Mia’, ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’, ‘The Lion King’, ‘We Will Rock You’ and ‘Wicked’.
The script for ‘With Friends Like These’ was written by Coryse Borg and will be directed by Wesley Ellul, with choreography by Emma Loftus.
Tickets for ‘With Friends Like These’ may be purchased from the St James Cavalier Booking Office in Valletta, tel. no: 21 223200 and email: More information on

Final performance tonight
Bla Kondixin Lite
Bla Kondixin Lite, a summer version of the popular satirical stage show, will take place at the Old Opera House, Valletta at 9 p.m. Paul Portelli, Herbert Mugliett, Ray Calleja, Mario Snits Spiteri, Malcolm Galea and Mark Spiteri will take on familiar local figures.
Tickets are available from St James Cavalier, Tel. 21223216, or Email: For more information visit the website


Reach for the sky
PoezijaPlus will be hosting its next event at Café Deux Baronnes in Valletta, in collaboration with the Malta Astronomical Society. The event will span many themes but there will be a special focus on stars and the cosmos, centering on the eternal question of our place in the universe. Specialised telescopes will be installed on the premises for the occasion. Works by Marlene Saliba, Oliver Friggieri, Maria Grazzia Grech, Charles Mifsud, Therese Pace, Annalise Falzon, Maria Grech Ganado, Simone Inguanez, Joe Friggieri, Immanuel Mifsud, Mary Meilak, Charles Colerio, Dun Karm, Anton Buttigieg, Gorg Pisani, Patrick Sammut, and Mary Anne Zammit will be read and astronomical experts Edwin Camilleri, Tony Tanti and others will be present.
Vince Fabri, Walter Micallef, Mark Galea and Steve Delia will be providing music for the evening. The event starts at 7:30pm.


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