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CULTURE | Sunday, 04 May 2008

What's on

Final performance tonight
Du' Theatre Group present an all-female, Maltese rendition - using Oliver Friggieri's translation - of the classic Euripides play at the MITP, St Christopherís Street, Valletta. The cast includes Simone Spiteri, Franica Pulis, Kristjana Casha, Magda van Kuilenburg, Victoria Vella with Domenic Dimech as Jason. The actors are also accompanied by a live musical ensemble led by Tim Ellis, who is also the composer, along with Chris Cini Antoine Zammit and Gilbert Micallef. Performances start at 20:00. Tickets are at Ä10, with a special offer for students on premiere night (€8). Bookings from St James Cavalier: 21223216, 21223200, [email protected]
May 9 - 11, 16 - 18, 23 - 25
FM Theatre productions present the Pulitzer-winning play by Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf author Edward Albee at St James Cavalier. Directed by Chris Gatt, the cast features Edward Mercieca, Denise Mulholland, Pia Zammit and Paul Portelli. Book at St James Cavalier: 21223200; [email protected]

May 10, 11
Spirtu Cefai f'missjoni impossibili
All For One Productions presents its second production at the Catholic Institute, Floriana. Featuring Fredrick Camilleri, Fabian Scerri De Carlo, Ronald Briffa, Dorian Micallef, Stephanie Sacco, Jean Pierre Grech and Jesmond Cauchi. Directed by John Dimech. Performances will take place on Saturday May 10 at 18:30 and on Sunday May 11 at 14:30 and 18:30 at the Catholic Institute Floriana. Bookings at Catholic Institute Floriana 21238429, 21242551, Carmen Azzopardi (21454836), Tereza Bazaar Haz-Zabbar (21892730) or from the Hotline 79555514 or

May 6
Gordon Giltrap at Manoel Theatre
Veteran guitarist Gordon Giltrap, who has worked and collaborated with many great names from rock musicians including Brian May, Rick Wakeman, Midge Ure, Martin Taylor, Raymond Burley and Cliff Richard will be performing at the Manoel Theatre, 20:00, courtesy of Masquerade Theatre Company. Ticket prices range from Ä10 to Ä25. Book at 21246389, [email protected]

Until May 31
Ben Maile
Ben Maile (b. 1922) exhibits in Malta for the first time. The exhibit will be on display round the clock in the lobby. Brought to you by Exposed Art: 99292488, [email protected]

May 3 - June 15
Art From Within
Traveling collective exhibition of Art Brut paintings at the St James Cavalier Upper Galleries. The project originated at the Haus der Kunstler in Gugging, Austria, as part of the 'Kunst Von Innen' (Art from within) project. The exhibition is commissioned by the Ministry of European and International Affairs.

Until May 7
Ivan Saliba at 2_22
An exhibition of digital artwork by Ivan Saliba at 2_22, Valletta, entitled +=-. Saliba showcases seven detailed illustrations portraying momentary snapshots of magical actions. Glowing stardust, simulated texture and the power of light all form part of this abstract interaction.
Until May 18
An exhibition of paintings by Jeni Caruana at Heritage Malta Head Office, Valletta. Free Entrance. Open Monday to Friday from 08.00 - 17.00 (Last Admission 16.30).

Until May 28
Ix- u jien
Exhibition of paintings by Dustin Cauchi at the Loggia, National Museum of Fine Arts, Valletta. Open from 09:00 until 17:00 (last admission at 16:30). The opening will also serve as a launch for Francesca Mangion's book, which will feature illustrations by the artist.

Ends today
An exhibition of drawings, etchings, oils and sculpture by Jesmond Vassallo and Francesco Astiaso Garcia at the Contemporary Room, National Museum of Fine Arts, Valletta. Open Monday to Sunday from 09.00 - 17.00 (Last admission 16.30.)

Until May 11
The Human Figure
Exhibition of paintings and drawings by Patrick Dalli at the Main Hall, St James Cavalier. The exhibition showcases work executed over the past 16 months and centers on the artistís concern with the human figure as a subject.

May 12 - June 1
ArtLinks 2008
Exhibition by student from 11 participating secondary schools, held at Lorenzo Gafaí Secondary School, Vittoriosa. Open from 08:30 to 14:00 between May 12 -29; open all day on May 30, 31 and until noon on June 1.
May 16 - June 22
Sea Dreaming
Derek Nice returns to St James Cavalier with new works, often made from recycled, regenerated found objects and materials. In collaboration with Vince Briffa (installation artist) Renzo Spiteri (percussionist) and Digby Atkinson (painter and printmaker).

Quiz Nights held at Ciao Fra, Xemxija. Entrance next to Beachaven. Every Thursday at 21:00, 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.

May 10 and 11
Earth Garden Festival
A festival of music and art at the National Park, Ta Qali from 14:00 onwards. Featuring reggae, tribal music and more. Entrance to the 'Open Village' is free. Tickets to the GO Concert featuring Sigmund Mifsud are at Ä24 and can be purchased from and ticket hotline 2149 4297. Discounted Ä15 tickets per concert are available for all registered GO Mobile customers as from 4 April 2008 (Each GO Mobile customer is entitled up to two discounted tickets). Ticket available from all outlets of: Victoria Gozo, Baystreet, Sliema, Embassy Valletta, Pavi and MIA The GO Music Concert starts at 20.30.

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