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CULTURE | Wednesday, 19 December 2007


December 24
Four AM
Alternative Malta will once again be organizing a Christmas Eve party at Naafi, Valletta, starting from 9:30pm. Featured DJs include Zickler, Noel Aguis, Bob and Alison (DJ Ice). Tickets at Lm4 are available from: D’Amato (Valletta), Miss Sixty (Sliema), PrintXpress (University), or direct from Alternative Malta at: [email protected]
99459555 (Luigi) / 99848199(Tim). Tickets at the door at Lm5 and subject to availability.


December 21, 22
The Characters
The Characters, having broken a nine-year hiatus this year, will be playing two final gigs before going on a break from live performing to record their new album. They will be playing at Poxx Bar on Friday, December 21 at 9pm and at the KU Club in Gozo on the following day.


December 20
Madeleine Gera at Artitude Gallery
As part of Emmanuel Delicata’s sponsorship of cultural evenings at Artitude Gallery, the latest event will be a display of Madeleine Gera’s paintings, which will be held after 7pm, where anyone could meet with the artist in person and buy any of her works on the night. Artitude Gallery is situated on Tigne Street, Sliema. For more information, please call 21316708 or 9984 4653.

December 21
Gender in Art and the Media
An exhibition of works by students at Rafiki’s Café, Msida (outside campus) who participated in the seminar of the same name, organized by KSU and Insite as part of Human Rights Week.

Until December 28
John Martin Borg at Gallery G
The exhibition, which consists of over sixty pieces, includes the artist’s ever popular maritime works together with his distinctive ethereal landscapes. Included also is a selection of religious works and a number of concept studies for a large work which was commissioned for the President’s palace at San Anton. 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 and 12:30pm on Saturdays. Contact details: 21421984/5, e-mail Address: [email protected]

Until January 6
Transcendence: materia, colori e rilievi
An exhibition of paintings by Anthony P. Vella at Heritage Malta Head Office, Valletta. Open Monday to Friday from 8.30am - 4.00pm.

Until January 13
Reportage photography by Gilbert Calleja
The exhibition, showing at the Upper Galleries of St James Cavalier, includes a selection of Calleja’s best images from reportage work which he has taken both locally and abroad for the past seven years. The exhibition brings together a selection of, mainly unpublished, photo-essays exploring subjects as varied as ‘Boxing’ and ‘Priests’ pastoral work’.

Until January 15
Vanishing Valletta
Exhibition of photographs by David Pisani at the Hilton, St Julian’s. The exhibition showcases the product of an 18 year long project that was entered into the Bibliotheque Nationale de France. A book of photographs will also be released to coincide with the exhibition.

Until January 22
Roots of an Island
An exhibition of paintings by Christopher Saliba at the Loggia, National Museum of Fine Arts, Valletta. Open Monday to Sunday from 9.00am - 5.00pm (Last Admission 4.30pm).

Until January 13
Miniature Nativity Scenes: A Multicultural Christmas
An exhibition of unique nativity scenes from the five continents at the Inquisitor’s Palace, Vittoriosa. Open Monday to Sunday from 9.00am - 5.00pm (Last Admission 4.30pm) at Lm2 (4.66 Euros).

Until December 30
Moment in Time
A huge group of Maltese artists will be exhibiting at the Manoel Theatre Coutryard in aid of Flimkien Ghal Ambjent Ahjar. Open from 10am to 8.30pm.

Until December 30
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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