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CULTURE | Wednesday, 14 November 2007

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World Fusion
A selection of electronic music with ethnic instruments at Juuls, St Joseph’s Street, St Julian’s. Doors open at 10pm and entrance is free.


Starts today until 18 November
Malta Book Fair
The 23rd edition of the Malta Book Fair will be held at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta. Entrance is free of charge. Buses from City Gate will take commuters to the MCC at a nominal price. Anyone visiting the fair will be given a ticket entitling them to participate in a lottery for books donated by the exhibitors. A variety of other activities will be held, including a poetry festival.


16 November
Norm Rejection and X-Vandals
Metal bands Norm Rejection and X-Vandals will be playing live at Remedy.
Doors open at 10pm and tickets cost Lm2.

17 November
Indigo & Co.
Indigo will be launching a new video, ‘Scarecrow’ and performing live at The Alley, Paceville. Doors open at 9pm and entrance is Lm1.50.

November 23
Operetta and musical
The Malta Union Club in Tigne Street, Sliema, will be presenting an evening of operetta and modern musicals. Participants will include sopranos Karen Camilleri and Claire Caruana, mezzo soprano Connie Francis Zerafa, tenor George Saliba, and baritones Joe Huber and Joe Fenech; Cynthia Genovese will be accompanying the singers at the piano, whilst Claude Gaffiero will compere. Tickets at Lm3.50 can be purchased from the Malta Union Club’s Secretariat in Tigne Street, Sliema, or by phoning 21332011/2.
Parking facilities for non-members will be made available at the near-by CCCP multi-storey car park at 131 High Street, Sliema, at a preferential fee for concert-ticket holders.


16, 17, 18 November
Unifaun Theatre will be presenting Equus by Peter Shaffer at St James Cavalier. Direction is by Marcelle Teuma and cast includes Alan Paris, Pia Zammit, Sean Buhagiar, Jo Caruana, Colin Willis, Lilian Pace, Jean Pierre Agius, Valerie Blow, Jan Zammit, Jovan Pisani, Clayton Camilleri. Booking at, 21223200, 21223216

17, 18 November
The Emperor’s New Clothes
The Riverside Theatre Company from South Africa will be performing The Emperor’s New Clothes - adapted by Leslie Ehrhardt - at the Manoel Theatre.
17 November performance will be at 7:30pm and there will be two performances on the following day: one at 4pm and one at 6pm.
Tickets are at Lm 4, Lm 6, family package at Lm15. Book on 21 46 389. Booking open Monday to Friday from 9am to 1pm, 5pm to 7pm and Saturdays fropm 9pm to 1pm.


The Dancing Actor
Lecture-demonstration and workshop by Enrico Masseroli at MITP. Masseroli will outline the fundamental principles of Balinese dance theatre. He will also show the basic steps, defining gestures and main postures of the masked characters of Topeng, a traditional and sacred masked dance-drama. It will be followed by a short 2-hour workshop in the basic steps and principles of Topeng dance theatre. The event starts at 7pm. Entrance for lecture and demonstration is Lm2, Lm5 also includes participation in workshop. Held in collaboration with Koperattiva Kulturali Universitarja, the Theatre Studies Division and the University of Malta.
For further information contact:, tel: 99236238


16 November
Literature and Comparison Seminar
The second lecture in the ‘Literature and Comparison’ Research Seminar Series for 2007-2008 will be held at 6pm at University, Lecture Theatre 2. He will deliver a paper entitled ‘Film, Television, and Narrative in the Era of Digitalization.’
Professor Zagarrio’s seminar will focus on the relationship between cinema and television within the context of the “digital revolution.” It will concentrate on the hybridization between film, television, video, digital works, and web products, and will explore the way in which the digital era has influenced shooting techniques, editing, script writing, and the conceptualization of narrative structures. Professor Zagarrio will also discuss his own experience in the film, tv, and video industry. After the seminar, a 30-minute film, Movida, written and directed by Professor Zagarrio will be screened.


17 November 9 December
Art exhibition by Victor Agius held at the exhibition hall, Nadur Local Council, North Str, Nadur, Gozo.

Until 18 November
Work in 20th Century Maltese art
An exhibition of paintings representing manual labour on the island over the century, curated by Dennis Vella at the Main Hall of St James Cavalier. In Vella’s words: “The main occupations that have interested Maltese artists working in the twentieth century are stone masonry and building, fishing and harbour-work and agriculture. On the other hand, due to their lack of obvious pictorial appeal, trades and jobs that have hardly ever been treated are industrial ship repair and construction, besides mass-manufacture in factory environments. As can be imagined, hardly anyone has bothered with office workers.”

Until 23 November
Artworks, an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Alfred Briffa and Lawrence Buttigieg will be on display until November 23 at Gallery G, Lija. The works on display will include portraits, nudes and landscapes.
Both artists are drawn towards the human form, a quality clearly discernible in their nudes and the urge to grasp on canvas the local milieu, noticeable in their landscapes.
Gallery G’s exhibition halls and Gallery shop (No 4, Sir Ugo Mifsud Street, Lija) are open to the public between 9:00am and 5:00pm weekdays and 9:30am hrs and 12:30pm on Saturdays.

25 November
Untitled Exhibition
A one-day exhibition by architect Chris Briffa at 157, Old Theatre Street, Valletta will put on display an array of original objects which he has designed over the past two years, fusing furniture with art. The exhibition is an attempt to augment a connection between beauty and function, and uses sketches and their frames as the tools to create this relationship. The exhibition will be on display from 10am to 7pm.

Until 30 November
Caravaggio: l’Immagine del Divino
An exhibition of original masterpieces of Caravaggio, organised by Heritage Malta and Romartificio Eventi d’Arte. At the Salon in the National Museum of Archaeology, Valletta. Open Monday to Sunday from 9.00am - 7.00pm.

Until 2 December
A white chapel for a white dance
An exhibition of paintings by Giuseppe Schembri Bonaci at the Contemporary Hall of the National Museum of Fine Arts, Valletta. Open Monday to Sunday from 9.00am to 5.00pm .

Until 2 December
An exhibition of pioneering video art from UK, Canada and Poland from 1968 to 1988, at the Upper Galleries of St James Cavalier, Valletta.
Through a series of exhibitions, screenings, performances and discussions Analogue, aims to illuminate the early histories of artists’ video, linking the work of artists in the UK, Canada and Poland in order to broaden an understanding of how, in the course of thirty years, a versatile and politically charged medium made the transition from the margins to the mainstream of contemporary practice.

Until 6 December
Art exhibition organised by Warti at Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Merchant’s Street, Valletta. Works by 14 different artists will be on display, the mediums used a variety of printing techniques; Xylography, dry point, etching, relief lithography, serigraphy and monotype transfer. Open Mondays to Fridays from 9am to 5pm.

Until 16 December
Caravaggio and Paintings of Realism in Malta
The long-awaited exhibition will be held at the St John’s Co-Cathedral Annex, Valletta as part of the Caravaggio 400 celebrations, marking Caravaggio’s presence in Malta.
Caravaggio’s ‘Portrait of a Knight’, which the Baroque master painted while on the island, will be the highlight of this showcase.

30 December
Malta’s Mediterranean Trilogy: Bread, Oil and Wine
An exhibition organised by Heritage Malta as part of the EU programme Trimed. At the Ta’ Kola Windmill, Xaghra Gozo. Open Monday to Sunday from 9.00am - 5.00pm (last admission at 4.30pm).


Quiz Nights
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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