CULTURE| Sunday, 04 November 2007

What's on


7 November

In Malta on the Grand Tour

The Gukulari Ensemble will be performing at the Malta Chamber of Commerce at 7:45pm. Donations at the door will go in aid of the Malta Cancer Foundation. The performance evokes the atmosphere of the Grand Tour through short readings from travel diaries and music and costumes of the period.

9 November

The Myth

The Myth will be performing live at Rookies, Bugibba. Doors open at 10pm.

17 November

Indigo & Co.

Indigo will be launching a new video, ‘Scarecrow’ and performing live at The Alley, Paceville. Doors open at 9pm and entrance is Lm1.50.


Tonight, 9 - 11 November


Unifaun Theatre will be presenting Equus by Peter Shaffer at St James Cavalier. Direction is by Marcelle Teuma and cast includes Alan Paris, Pia Zammit, Sean Buhagiar, Jo Caruana, Colin Willis, Lilian Pace, Jean Pierre Agius, Valerie Blow, Jan Zammit, Jovan Pisani, Clayton Camilleri. Booking at [email protected], 21223200, 21223216

Last performance tonight

Bla Kondixin 2007

Bla Kondixin satirises the elections this year. The cast includes Hector Bruno, Mario ‘Snits’ Spiteri returning to the stage as the unlucky Ciklist and Paul Portelli playing a range of characters – the most recognisable of which is the Lajburist. Dominic Said plays the agony aunt Angela Parnajs, and P. J. Xerxen transforms himself into a Sheik from Dubai. There will also be a few new faces. A new feature this year includes an interview with a well-known personality live each night. The audience will vote on how well the personality fared during the interview, and a failure will cost the guest dearly.

Bla Kondixin 2007 will be held at the Sir Temi Zammit, University of Malta. Performances start at 7.30p.m. Booking from St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity on 21 223216, or [email protected]

9, 10, 11 November

Il-Qaddej taz-Zewg Sidien

To celebrate Goldoni’s 300th anniversary, Maleth presents A Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni at the Manoel Theatre. This play is filled with broad humour and mistaken identity. While Truffaldino tries to be a personal servant to two masters, these two masters fall in love and complications sprout. Tickets are at Lm6, Lm5, Lm4. Book on 21 46 389. Booking open Monday to Friday from 9am to 1pm, 5pm to 7pm and Saturdays from 9pm to 1pm.

17, 18 November

The Emperor’s New Clothes

The Riverside Theatre Company from South Africa will be performing The Emperor’s New Clothes - adapted by Leslie Ehrhardt - at the Manoel Theatre.

17 November performance will be at 7:30pm and there will be two performances on the following day: one at 4pm and one at 6pm.

Tickets are at Lm 4, Lm 6, family Package Lm 15. Book on 21 46 389. Booking open Monday to Friday from 9am to 1pm, 5pm to 7pm and Saturdays fropm 9pm to 1pm.


7 November - 6 December


Art exhibition organised by Warti at Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Merchant’s Street, Valletta. Works by 14 different artists will be on display, the mediums used a variety of printing techniques; Xylography, dry point, etching, relief lithography, serigraphy and monotype transfer. The exhibition will be inaugurated on 6 November and will be open Mondays to Fridays from 9am to 5pm.

Until 2 December


An exhibition of pioneering video art from UK, Canada and Poland from 1968 to 1988, at the Upper Galleries of St James Cavalier, Valletta.

Through a series of exhibitions, screenings, performances and discussions Analogue, aims to illuminate the early histories of artists’ video, linking the work of artists in the UK, Canada and Poland in order to broaden an understanding of how, in the course of thirty years, a versatile and politically charged medium made the transition from the margins to the mainstream of contemporary practice.

Until 18 November

Work in 20th Century Maltese art

An exhibition of paintings representing manual labour on the island over the century, curated by Dennis Vella at the Main Hall of St James Cavalier. In Vella’s words: “The main occupations that have interested Maltese artists working in the twentieth century are stone masonry and building, fishing and harbour-work and agriculture. On the other hand, due to their lack of obvious pictorial appeal, trades and jobs that have hardly ever been treated are industrial ship repair and construction, besides mass-manufacture in factory environments. As can be imagined, hardly anyone has bothered with office workers.”

Until 16 December

Caravaggio and Paintings of Realism in Malta

The long-awaited exhibition will be held at the St John’s Co-Cathedral Annex, Valletta as part of the Caravaggio 400 celebrations, marking Caravaggio’s presence in Malta.

Caravaggio’s ‘Portrait of a Knight’, which the Baroque master painted while on the island, will be the highlight of this showcase.

Until 7 November

Lust for Colours of Life

An exhibition of oil paintings by Ljupco Samardziski will open on Wednesday 17 October at 7:30pm at the Artitude Gallery, Tigne Street, Sliema. Born in Macedonia and beginning his artistic career as a soloist on double-bass, he went to hold exhibitions in a number of European galleries. He has won several awards, including ‘Foreign artist of the year’ in Mexico, the Grand Prix International in Arles ‘92, Special Malta International Biennale President’s Award and others. He lives in Paris and Malta.

Until 2 December

A white chapel for a white dance

An exhibition of paintings by Giuseppe Schembri Bonaci at the Contemporary Hall of the National Museum of Fine Arts, Valletta. Open Monday to Sunday from 9.00am to 5.00pm (Last Admission 4.30pm).

Ends today

Etcetera, perche la minesstra si fredda

An exhibition of paintings by Franco Navarro at the Heritage Malta Head Office, Valletta.

Until 30 November

Caravaggio: l’Immagine del Divino

An exhibition of original masterpieces of Caravaggio, organised by Heritage Malta and Romartificio Eventi d’Arte. At the Salon in the National Museum of Archaeology, Valletta. Open Monday to Sunday from 9.00am - 7.00pm (last admission at 6.30pm).

30 December

Malta’s Mediterranean Trilogy: Bread, Oil and Wine

An exhibition organised by Heritage Malta as part of the EU programme Trimed. At the Ta’ Kola Windmill, Xaghra Gozo. Open Monday to Sunday from 9.00am - 5.00pm (last admission at 4.30pm).



Quiz Nights

Quiz Nights held at Ciao Frà, Xemxija. Entrance next to Beachaven. Every Thursday at 9.00pm, tables team up to fill in a self-completion quiz pack of 40 general knowledge and current affairs questions. Winners receive Lm10 discount off their bill and a bottle of bubbly (both winners and runners-up). Participation fee Lm1. Reservations call: 99458567.


14 - 18 November

Malta Book Fair

The 23rd edition of the Malta Book Fair will be held at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta. Entrance is free of charge. Buses from City Gate will take commuters to the MCC at a nominal price. Anyone visiting the fair will be given a ticket entitling them to participate in a lottery for books donated by the exhibitors. A variety of other activities will be held, including a poetry festival.

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