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CULTURE | Wednesday, 21 May 2008

What's on

THEATRE

May 23 - 25
Seascape
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; bookings@sjcav.org.

May 31, June 1
Lacuna at Warehouse No. 8

Du’ Theatre, hot off the heels of Medea, will be performing their loose adaptation of Trevor Zahra’s short story collection Sepja at the brand new performance space in Marsa. The cast of Lacuna includes Magda van Kuilenburg, Franica Pulis, Kristjana Casha and Simone Spiteri, with musical accompaniment by Tim Ellis on piano, Chris Cini on violin and Michael Galea on percussion. Performances start at 21:00 and tickets are €11 (€8 for Warehouse no.8 membership holders). They can be purchased from Maestro e fresco (South Street, Valletta), Juuls Bar, (St.Julians), and from Warehouse No.8 runners. For directions to Warehouse No.8 park at BOV Marsa and follow the signs. For info call 7940 4134 / 79057676 or email jimmygrima@ilmahzen.com
MUSIC

May 23
Knockturn Alley + Kthnodia
The metal bands will be performing at Remedy Rock Bar, Paceville from 21:00. Entrance is at €5.

EXHIBITIONS

May 23 - June 8
Silence
A photographic exhibition by Lia Sálie at the Loggia, National Museum of Fine Arts, Valletta. Free Entrance. Open Monday to Sunday from 9:00-17:00 (Last Admission 16:30).
Until May 24
Manuel Felix Quintanilla at MCC
Manuel Felix Quintanilla’s (1961-2008) first retrospective exhibition is currently on display at the Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta. It is the sixth event taking place within the 2008 Tempra Academy Agenda - which comprises of eight nations from three different continents. Quintanilla, born in Burgos, Spain in 1924 is the President of the Essentialist Movement and author of its Manifesto and moved to London in 1972. As an artist he holds works in 32 Museums worldwide, as author he published over 100 books on subjects as varied as history, art, philosophy, mythology and poetry. As a journalist he was the London correspondent for the Spanish national daily ABC and various art publications in Madrid, and as editor and publisher he established the London-based publications ‘Essentialism’ and ‘Mundo Espanol’.

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.

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, lily@exposedart.com

Until 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.

June 8 - July 13
Bla Rima
Exhibition of abstract work on canvas by Jolene Cini and Sarah Spiteri at the GWU Hall, Valletta. Open Monday to Friday from 08:30 to 19:00

Until June 9
Mikrokosmos
Series of paintings by Helga Portanier at the National Museum of Fine Arts in Valletta. The works, whose media are tempera, ink and watercolour on paper, draw on textural inspiration from natural elements that surround us: bark, shells, fossils, shrubs.

Until 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 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).



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