THIS WEEK | Sunday, 18 November 2007

What's on

Monday and Wednesday
Sarah Manguso on campus
Award winning American poet and short story writer will be giving a lecture and reading on campus on Monday and Wednesday, respectively. Her lecture, titled ‘Influence and Innovation’, will be held tomorrow at Gateway Hall D2, 6pm. Manguso will then hold a poetry reading on Wednesday at the KSU Common Room at 8pm. Her visit is generously sponsored by the US Embassy in Malta. The event is organized in collaboration with the Department of English Students Association (DESA) and KSU.

Ends today
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.

November 20
Philosophy Café
The first edition of the philosophy café will be held at 2 22 Wine Bar, Valletta and will feature a screening of United States of Leland followed by and informal chat on the philosophical underpinnings of the touching and unsettling film starring Ryan Gosling. The event starts at 8pm and is organised by Earth Garden. Film is provided by Movie World.

November 23, 24
Groovin’ High
Four local performers will team up to interpret a selection of well known numbers which will appeal especially to jazz music lovers. Featuring Marc Galea on guitar, Joe Vella on double bass, Adrian Galea on drums and Nadine Axisa on vocals. Concerts start at 8.30pm and tickets are at Lm4. For bookings contact St James Cavalier on 21223200.

November 23
Operetta and musical
The Malta Union Club in Tigne Street, Sliema, will be presenting an evening of operetta and modern musicals. Participants will include sopranos Karen Camilleri and Claire Caruana, mezzo soprano Connie Francis Zerafa, tenor George Saliba, and baritones Joe Huber and Joe Fenech; Cynthia Genovese will be accompanying the singers at the piano, whilst Claude Gaffiero will compere. Tickets at Lm3.50 can be purchased from the Malta Union Club’s Secretariat in Tigne Street, Sliema, or by phoning 21332011/2.
Parking facilities for non-members will be made available at the near-by CCCP multi-storey car park at 131 High Street, Sliema, at a preferential fee for concert-ticket holders.

November 24
Former Dripht guitarist Patrick will be launching the first album from his solo project, ‘Reclaiming Space’ at Rookies Bar Bugibba. The tunes for the night will be provided by DJ Noel Agius. Doors open at 9pm.
Final performance tonight
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, 21223200, 21223216

Final performance tonight
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 at Lm15. Book on 21 46 389. Booking open Monday to Friday from 9am to 1pm, 5pm to 7pm and Saturdays fropm 9pm to 1pm.

Until November 30
Goran Cejkov at Artitude
Goran Cejkov, a Macedonian painter and sculptor, will be exhibiting his latest works at Artitude Gallery until the end of November. The exhibition will feature a series of paintings depicting Maltese architecture, particularly churches and other heritage buildings. Cejkov uses a very stylized form of abstraction when preparing his works, which is later complimented with a very photographic image of the subject portrayed.
Opening hours are Tuesdays-Saturdays 10am-1pm, 4pm-7pm. For more info, please call Artitude on (+356) 21316708/ 99844653.

Until December 9
Art exhibition by Victor Agius held at the exhibition hall, Nadur Local Council, North Str, Nadur, Gozo.

Ends today
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 November 23
Artworks, an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Alfred Briffa and Lawrence Buttigieg will be on display until November 23 at Gallery G, Lija. The works on display will include portraits, nudes and landscapes.
Both artists are drawn towards the human form, a quality clearly discernible in their nudes and the urge to grasp on canvas the local milieu, noticeable in their landscapes.
Gallery G’s exhibition halls and Gallery shop (No 4, Sir Ugo Mifsud Street, Lija) are open to the public between 9:00am and 5:00pm weekdays and 9:30am hrs and 12:30pm on Saturdays.

November 25
Untitled Exhibition
A one-day exhibition by architect Chris Briffa at 157, Old Theatre Street, Valletta will put on display an array of original objects which he has designed over the past two years, fusing furniture with art. The exhibition is an attempt to augment a connection between beauty and function, and uses sketches and their frames as the tools to create this relationship. The exhibition will be on display from 10am to 7pm.

Until November 30
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).

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).

Until December 2
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 December 6
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. Open Mondays to Fridays from 9am to 5pm.

Until December 16
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.


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