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CULTURE | Sunday, 30 December 2007

What's on


Tonight and January
2 - January 13

Pirates of the Mediterranean
This year’s MADC panto will have a pirate flavour written by Edward Mercieca and Nanette Brimmer. Cast includes Edward Mercieca as Dame Kalafrana, Chiara Hyzler as Jim, Jo Caruana as the mermaid Ariel, Pia Zammit as the baddie Skoda Octavia, John Marinelli as Long John Silver, David Ellul Mercer as Poppa, Rachel Darmanin Demajo as Pruwa, Coryse Borg as Fairy Frumpet, Elaine Camilleri as Fairy Guppy, Renato Dimech as Neptune, Katherine Brown as Bog Roll and Ralph Mangion as Doctor Klinikk, as well as a full chorus. Musical director is Mro Paul Abela and choreographer is Kristina Schranz. The spectacular set is by Harry Borg and the over-the-top costumes were designed by Louie Noir. Performance run in January excludes January 7.
Tickets may be booked or purchased from the Manoel Theatre Booking Office, email:, website: and tel. no: 21 246389.  More information from website:

January 18 - 20, 25 - 27; February 1 - 3
Laughing Wild
MADC presents Christopher Durang's celebrated satire of contemporary life at St James Cavalier, with Denise Mullholland as the emotionally disturbed 'Woman', and Alan Montanaro as the spiritually confused 'Man'. This black comedy touches on the Catholic Church, talk-shows, sexuality, homosexuality, mental illness, the new age movement, AIDS, and tuna fish - in no particular order. Directed by Polly March. Performances start at 8pm.


Ends today
Moment in Time
A huge group of Maltese artists will be exhibiting at the Manoel Theatre Coutryard in aid of Flimkien Ghal Ambjent Ahjar. Open from 10am to 8.30pm.

Ends today
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).

Until January 4
American Prints
An exhibition of prints donated by Martin Karlin from the USA, held at the Contemporary Room of the National Museum of Fine Arts, Valletta. Open Monday to Sunday from 9.00am to 5.00pm (Last Admission 4:30pm).

Until January 6
Transcendence: materia, colori e rilievi
An exhibition of paintings by Anthony P. Vella at Heritage Malta Head Office, Valletta. Open Monday to Friday from 8.30am - 4.00pm.

January 11 – February 17
The Gentle Kiss of Existence
An exhibition of paintings by Daniel Spiteri at Heritage Malta Head Office, Valletta. Open Monday to Friday from 8.00am to 4.00pm.

January 11 - February 17
An exhibition of abstract paintings by Lewis Zammit at the St James Cavalier Main Hall.

Until January 13
Reportage photography by Gilbert Calleja
The exhibition, showing at the Upper Galleries of St James Cavalier, includes a selection of Calleja’s best images from reportage work which he has taken both locally and abroad for the past seven years. The exhibition brings together a selection of, mainly unpublished, photo-essays exploring subjects as varied as ‘Boxing’ and ‘Priests’ pastoral work’.

Until January 13
Miniature Nativity Scenes: A Multicultural Christmas
An exhibition of unique nativity scenes from the five continents at the Inquisitor's Palace, Vittoriosa. Open Monday to Sunday from 9.00am - 5.00pm (Last Admission 4.30pm) at Lm2 (4.66 Euros).

Until January 15
Vanishing Valletta
Exhibition of photographs by David Pisani at the Hilton, St Julian’s. The exhibition showcases the product of an 18-year project that was entered into the Bibliotheque Nationale de France. A book of photographs will also be released to coincide with the exhibition.

January 15 – March 25
The Maria Pisani Bequest
An exhibition of the 11 paintings by the renowned Maltese artist Lazzaro Pisani donated to Heritage Malta by his daughter Maria Pisani at the Contemporary Room, National Museum of Fine Arts, Valletta. Open Monday to Sunday from 9.00am to 5.00pm (Last Admission 4.30pm).

Until January 22
Roots of an Island
An exhibition of paintings by Christopher Saliba at the Loggia, National Museum of Fine Arts, Valletta. Open Monday to Sunday from 9.00am - 5.00pm (Last Admission 4.30pm).

January 24 - February 24
Ode to Joy - works by Ljupco Samardziski
Macedonian-born painter Ljupco Samardziski will be showing his works at the St James Cavalier Upper Galleries. His varied artistic and academic career has juggled visual art and music. Samardziski blends the two artforms in his paintings to create striking collages.


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.


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