What's On | Sunday, 18 January 2009


February 7
Club Sandwich

Second edition of the indie party at Chiaroscuro cellars, Strait Street, Valletta. Music by DJs Bob, Vinc and G. Doors open at 22:00. Entrance is at €2.


Until January 30
Vanishing Landscapes

Exhibition of landscape paintings by Richard Saliba at the Ministry of Tourism, Auberge d’Italie, Merchants Street, Valletta. Open to the public daily from Monday to Friday between 09:00 - 17:00.

Until January 28
Moon under water

New project by British artist Rupert Ackroyd at Malta Contemporary Art, 8, Off Racecourse Road, Marsa. Open on Wednesday - Friday from 16:00 to 20:00 and weekends from 11:00 to 13:00; 15:00 to 18:00.

Until January 16
The Naked Spirit

Photographic exhibition by John Grech at the St James Cavalier Main Hall.

Until January 23
Batik, Mosaic, Photography and Paintings

A small collection of works from the National Collection, recently acquired by the National Museum of Fine Arts. All works are by foreign artists who have exhibited at the National Museum of Fine Arts, and include a silk batik work by internationally-renowned batik artist Sarkasi Said. The exhibition may be viewed at the Gozo Area Exhibition Hall of Heritage Malta, The Citadel, Monday to Friday, 08:00 – 16:00.

Until January 25
Contemporary Icons

Exhibition of paintings by Joseph Farrugia at the St James Cavalier Upper Galleries.

Until January 30
Strange Cargo

An exhibition of paintings by Isabelle Borg at the Loggia, National Museum of Fine Arts, Valletta. Free Entrance. Open Monday to Sunday from 09:00 - 17:00 (last admission 16:30).

Until February 1
From Within 2008

A collective exhibition by Heritage Malta's members of staff at Heritage Malta's Head Office, Valletta. Open Monday to Friday from 08:00 - 16:45 (last admission 16:30).


January 24
Bach and Beethoven concert

Concert at the Manoel Theatre using the new Harpsicord donated to the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra by Bank of Valletta. Featuring Michael Laus as soloist at the Harpsichord and conducting the MPO. Starts at 20:00. Tickets are at €10, €20, €25 and €35. Bookings: 21246389, 50% reduction on tickets for students and senior citizens.

January 24 - February 27
Modernist Malta: the architectural legacy

Photographic exhibition organized Kamra tal-Periti and Din l-Art Helwa at St James Cavalier, featuring Patrick Fenech, Matthew Mirabelli, Sergio Muscat, Alexandra Pace and Darrin Zammit Lupi.

January 31
No Snow No Alps/Cable 35/The Imagery

The rock bands will be playing at Liquid! Club, San Gwann. Doors open at 22:00. Entrance is at €8.50. Free No Snow No Alps EP ‘Just Rock’ will be distributed until stocks last.

February 7
Norm Rejection and 26 Other Worlds

The metal bands will be performing at Remedy Rock Bar, Paceville. Entrance is at €5 and doors open at 22:00.


Communicating Doors

Maleth Theatre Company production of Alan Ayckbourn’s play, held at the Manoel Theatre at 19:30. Directed by Salvu Mallia. Featuring Irene Christ, Barry Calvert, Lilian Pace, Isabel Jakobsen, Stefan Farrugia and Ray Mangion.
Bookings: 21246389,

January 24 and 25
The Story of Babar the Elephant

Children's musical at the St James Cavalier Music Room starting from 16:00. Directed by Sarah Spiteri (The Magic Flute, Peter and the Wolf, Teddy Bear Concert series). Including music from pianist Alex Vella Gregory, clarinettist Godfrey Mifsud and Renzo Spiteri on percussion. Tickets are at €7 for adults and €5 for children. A family ticket (two adults and two children) is at €20.

January 30, 31; February 1 and 6 - 8

Theatre Anon. production of Neil Monaghan, Diene Petterle and Christopher Heimann play, held at MITP, St Christopher Street, Valletta at 20:30. Five people have to choose a moment from their life to relive for eternity. Featuring Charlotte Grech, Denise Mulholland, Liliana Portelli, Paul Portelli and Pierre Stafrace. Bookings: 21223200,

February 6, 7, 8
The Alchemis
Unifaun Theatre presents Ben Jonson's classic comedy, directed by Polly March (Royal Shakespeare Company) at the Manoel Theater. Featuring Edward Mercieca, Alan Paris, Nanette Brimmer, Manuel Cauchi, Stefan Cachia Zammit, Philip Stilon, Narcy Calamatta, Snits, Malcolm Galea, Andrew Galea, Ruth Zammit, Marie-Claire Pisani, Clive Piscopo, Joe Pace, Jimi Grima and Michael Zammit Maempel. Also joining the cast is Complicite' veteran pro Matthew Scurfield (Raiders of the Lost Ark). Performances start at 19:30.

February 13 - 15; 20 - 22 and 28; March 1

Unifaun Theatre production of Anthony Neilson's play. In the light of a pregnancy, a faithless couple pick apart their relationship. The two-hander is directed by Chris Gatt and features Pia Zammit and Mikhail Basmadjan. Performances start at 20:00. Bookings: 21223200,


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