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CULTURE | Sunday, 20 January 2008

What's on


January 26
Wine, art & jazz
Out Of the Box Productions and d.artz present an evening of wine, art and jazz at Café Noto, Level 2, Baystreet Complex, Paceville.


January 25 and 26
Fuq Tlieta
Written and directed in a minimalist style by Kevin Attard, this short piece, playing at St James Cavalier at 11pm, focuses on interesting facets of a normal relationship. Co-directed by Michael Fenech with a cast that includes Kevin Attard, Tanya Scicluna and Diana Cauchi. Book at St James on 21223200.
Tonight and January 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. Book at St James on 21223200.

February 8 - 10; 15 - 17
The comedy Glorious! is the true story of Florence Foster Jenkins, possibly the worst soprano in the world, will be staged at the Manoel Theatre. Florence Foster Jenkins will be played by Marylu Coppini, while Mikhail Basmadjian will be playing her pianist Cosme McMoon. Colin Willis will play her boyfriend St Clair, Nanette Brimmer will be playing Florence’s best friend Dorothy, Paula Fleri Soler will play Maria the Mexican maid and Simone Pavlides will play the part of Florence’s arch-enemy Mrs Johnson.Glorious! is directed by Coryse Borg.
Tickets may be booked or purchased from the Manoel Theatre Booking Office, email:, website: and tel. no: 21 246389.  More information from website:


January 22
Messe Sur Le Monde
A 70-minute presentation of Charles Camilleri's piece of music for organ, Messe Sur Le Monde, will take place at 7.30pm at St John’s Co-Cathedral. Fr Claude Portelli will deliver Messe Sur Le Monde as translated into Maltese by Rev Prof Peter Serracino Inglott. The Missa Mundi will be performed by Kevin Bowyer, a much acclaimed English organist. The two works, which blend into one seamless whole, will be further enhanced by a choreography devised and performed by sacred dance specialist, Francoise Dupriez Flamand. It is open to the general public who are kindly requested to be seated by 7.15pm.

January 25
Losing Sun/Tendency Charge/Item
The British outfit Losing Sun will be playing along with two local metal bands at Poxx Bar. Doors open at 9pm; first band starts at 10pm. Entrance is EUR 8.50/Lm3.50 and includes a free drink.,,

February 1
Gypsy Mambo
Fringe! Productions are bringing Gypsy Mambo over, forefront gypsy-musicians hailing from Macedonia, who will be playing at Liquid Club, San Gwann. Their local appearance at in Malta will feature an added attraction of electronic intervention to their music by Danjeli, as well as an exotic surprise guest who will belly dance her way into the Turkish and Arabic influenced grooves. Audience is invited to join the party in costume. The theme is 'gypsy' based on the theme of the film 'Black and White Cat'. Decoration and props used will ensure an interactive experience for the audience in Balkan gypsy style.
Tickets at €12 on sale from St. James Cavalier Box office (21223200), at the door or from runners. One complimentary with every 10 tickets purchased.


Until 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.

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

Until March 25
The Maria Pisani Bequest
An exhibition of the eleven 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).

Until January 26
The Malta View
Lionel and Narinder Coates will be presenting an exhibition of paintings at the Ghaqda Filantropika Talent Mosti, Ir-Razzett tal-Markiz Mallia Tabone, Wied il-Ghasel Street, Mosta (next to the Lily of the Valley School). Open from 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm on Mondays to Saturdays and 10 am to 12pm on Sundays.

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.

January 25 – March 3
An exhibition of ceramics by Charlot Cassar at the Loggia, National Museum of Fine Arts, Valletta. Open Monday to Sunday from 9.00am - 5.00pm (Last Admission 4.30pm).

January 28 – March 15
American Prints
An exhibition of prints donated to Heritage Malta by Mr Martin Karlin from USA at the Gozo Area Exhibition Hall, Gozo Area Office, The Citadel Gozo. Open Monday to Friday from 8.00am - 4.00pm (Last Admission 4.30pm).


January 29
Wine Pressing and a Possible Maltese Colony in Calabria
An informal discussion by Prof Anthony Bonanno, organised by Heritage Malta at Heritage Malta Head Office, Valletta at 6.30pm.


January 25
Stealing a Nation
Moviment Graffiti will be organizing a film screening of Pilger’s Stealing a Nation - which deals with the American and British governments’ mistreatment of the Chagos islands at 60a, Strait Street, Valletta from 8:30pm. Before the viewing of the documentary, Tom, an activist who has been personally involved in the independence campaign for Chagos is going to provide a brief presentation of the situational context in Chagos. Finger food and music will follow after the film.


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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