What's On | Sunday, 28 September 2008


Opens today until October 11
The BPC Collection
BPC International will be opening up part of its collection of Maltese art to the general public, as part of its 50th Anniversary celebration activities in a purposely-arranged minimalist gallery in Spartans Street, Hamrun (adjacent to the Agency building). Curated by Anton Grech, it features the work of Harry Alden, Gabriel Caruana, Joseph Casha, Philip Chircop, Emvin Cremona, Victor Diacono, George Fenech and Luciano Micallef and others. Opening hours are 15:30 - 19:00 on weekdays and 09:30 – 13:00 on Saturdays.

Until September 30
Pictures in my mind
Part of the Five Senses project held at the upper galleries of St James Cavalier, Valletta. The project is bringing together 12 young people from Malta and the Maltese-Arab and Maltese-Indian communities together with youths from China, Eritrea, and Sudan currently living in Malta as trained by photographer Patrick Fenech over the past months. The youths will present their photographic work in a collective exhibition based on how they view the Maltese culture. Based on the principal of silhouettes and montage, the exhibition is emphasing the diversity in the human figure with strong features portraying the various races working in a team to show 'pictures in their minds'.

Until October 2
Sensitivity vs. Passion
Exhibition of paintings by Albert Caruana and Doranne Alden at Gallery G, Gourgion, 4 Sir Ugo Mifsud St., Lija. Open between 09:00 and 17:00 on weekdays and 09:30 and 12:30 on Saturdays. Contact details: 21421984/5,

Until October 26
Instant People – Just add water!
Exhibition of watercolour paintings by Debbie Caruana Dingli at the Main Hall of St James Cavalier, Valletta.

Until October 26
Evolution of Form
Exhibition of ceramics by Herman Ciappara, held at the Atrium of St James Cavalier, Valletta.

November 1 - November 30
Anna Nightingale
The artist's latest works will be on display at Tal-Pillar Chapel (Near Anglican Church), West Street, Valletta. The exhibition will be curated by Christine Xuereb. More info:


October 3
Autokat + The Areola Treat + Airport Impressions
Autokat, whose debut album (Late Night Shopping) got staggering reviews on practically all the important UK music magazines including NME and Uncut will be platying at Sky Club, Paceville alongside The Areola Treat and Airport Impressions. Their latest single, Innocence was BBC's single of the week and only recently Mike Joyce from The Smiths (amongst others) has joined forces with the band. Tickets will be available soon from Muddy Waters, Juuls, Coconut Groove and Anthony D'Amato. More info at

October 10
Malta Calling Warm-Up gig
Niki Gravino & The Vile Bodies, Carrie and BNI will be performing at a warm up gig for The Malta Calling Event in London at Poxx Bar, Paceville. An after party with music by DJ Estranjer will follow. Entrance at €8.50 includes a free drink.

Unplugged Wednesdays
Acoustic music at Townhouse 5, Republic Street, Rabat. Starts at 21:00 and entrance is free. To get to Townhouse 5, drive into Rabatís main street, passing the petrol station, and make a second turning on the right. Reservations: 27500055.


October 4, 5, 11, 12
Il-Manifest Tal-Killer
Lemonhead Theatre presents a rendition of Karl Schembri's novel - as adapted by Bryan Muscat - at the MITP, St Christopher's Street, Valletta. Shows start at 20:30. The cast includes Chrysander Agius and Daniel Chircop (of Zoo fame), Bryan Muscat, Neville Refalo and Sandro Vella. Bookings: 79478726.

October 3 – 5, 10 – 12
Ippermettili nitlaq
A controversial play by Alfred Buttigieg (Ir-Rewwixta tal-Qassisin), directed by Immanuel Mifsud and taking place at St James Cavalier. The cast includes Angele Galea, Joe Cortis, Stefan Cachia Zammit, Liliana Portelli, Malcolm Galea, Monica Attard. Mikhail Basmadjian and Sharon Bezzina. Book from or 21223200.

October 31, November 1 - 2, 7 - 9
Vilified by the Daily Mail as a 'disgusting feast of filth' and revered by other critics as a masterpiece, Sarah Kane's Blasted finally comes to St James Cavalier courtesy of Unifaun Theatre. Directed by maverick Californian Director Dave Barton and featuring American pro Bryan Jennings in the main role, together with locals Jo Caruana and Andrew Galea. Booking is open from or 21223200, 21223216.

The XFM stand-up comedy show
Three international stand-up comedians (Pete Johansson, Ian Stone and Silky) will be performing at the Dolmen Resort Hotel, Bugibba. Doors open at 19:30. Tickets are at €20, and can be booked from


October 4
80s Club +
An 80s night held at The Molecule Club, Gianpula, limits of Rabat. A tribute to 80s New Romantics, New Wave, Synthpop, Post-Punk, Ska, Alternative Rock and Goth with DJ Mozzer. Ticket hotline: 99448080


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