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CULTURE | Wednesday, 16 January 2008



January 18 - 20, 25 - 27; February 1 - 3
Laughing Wild
MADC presents Christopher Durang’s celebrated satire of contemporary life at St James Cavalier, with Denise Mullholland as the emotionally disturbed ‘Woman’, and Alan Montanaro as the spiritually confused ‘Man’. This black comedy touches on the Catholic Church, talk-shows, sexuality, homosexuality, mental illness, the new age movement, AIDS, and tuna fish - in no particular order. Directed by Polly March. Performances start at 8pm.

This Saturday
Deep & Jackin House Musik
By Owen Jay and Dave Brown, at Juuls, St Julian’s, from 10pm onwards

January 19
Big Band Concert
The Sliema Youth Band of the Società Filarmonica Sliema will once again start the New Year with a big band concert. The concert will be held at the new auditorium of the Convent of the Sacred Heart, St. Julian’s. Under the music direction of Mro Sigmund Mifsud the Sliema Youth Big Band’s programme will feature pop music, selected numbers from well known musicals and film soundtracks as well as swing standard numbers. The line-up of singers will include Ludwig Galea, Martina Borg, Gloriana Arpa, Ritienne Azzopardi and Vittorio Gauci. Compères for this concert will be TV personalities Xandru Grech and Nirvana. Tickets can be obtained against a donation of €10 from Società Filarmonica Sliema, 34, St Trophimus Street, Sliema or by calling ticket hotline 9944 7434. Show starts at 8pm.

January 19
Thy Legion
Black metal band Thy Legion will be performing live at Remedy Rock Club, Paceville. Their album, Proclaimer of Chaos, will also be on sale at €4. Entrance fee is €10, but free on purchase of the CD. Doors open at 9pm.

January 25
Losing Sun/Tendency Charge/Item
The British outfit Losing Sun will be playing along with two local metal bands at Poxx Bar. Doors open at 9pm; first band starts at 10pm. Entrance is EUR 8.50/Lm3.50 and includes a free drink.,,

January 26
Reggae Night
Warm-up for the long anticipated One Love, serving free Jamaican food and playing the best reggae in town, at Juuls, St Julian’s.

January 25
Stealing a Nation
Organised by Moviment Graffitti, John Pilger tells a story that ‘hidden from history’ when in the 1960s and 70s, British governments, conspiring with American officials, tricked into leaving, then expelled the entire population of the Chagos islands in the Indian Ocean, with the ultimate intention of giving the principal island of this Crown Colony, Diego Garcia, to the Americans to use it as a major military base.
At 8:30pm, at Place 60a, Strait Street, Valletta
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Until February 17
The Gentle Kiss of Existence
An exhibition of paintings by Daniel Spiteri at Heritage Malta Head Office, Valletta. Open Monday to Friday from 8.00am to 4.00pm.

Until February 17
An exhibition of abstract paintings by Lewis Zammit at the St James Cavalier Main Hall.

January 15 – March 25
The Maria Pisani Bequest
An exhibition of the eleven paintings by the renowned Maltese artist Lazzaro Pisani donated to Heritage Malta by his daughter Maria Pisani at the Contemporary Room, National Museum of Fine Arts, Valletta. Open Monday to Sunday from 9.00am to 5.00pm (Last Admission 4.30pm).

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 26
The Malta View
Lionel and Narinder Coates will be presenting an exhibition of paintings at the Ghaqda Filantropika Talent Mosti, Ir-Razzett tal-Markiz Mallia Tabone, Wied il-Ghasel Street, Mosta (next to the Lily of the Valley School). Open from 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm on Mondays to Saturdays and 10 am to 12pm on Sundays.

January 24 - February 24
Ode to Joy - works by Ljupco Samardziski
Macedonian-born painter Ljupco Samardziski will be showing his works at the St James Cavalier Upper Galleries. His varied artistic and academic career has juggled visual art and music. Samardziski blends the two artforms in his paintings to create striking collages.

January 25 – March 3
An exhibition of ceramics by Charlot Cassar at the Loggia, National Museum of Fine Arts, Valletta. Open Monday to Sunday from 9.00am - 5.00pm (Last Admission 4.30pm).

January 28 – March 15
American Prints
An exhibition of prints donated to Heritage Malta by Mr Martin Karlin from USA at the Gozo Area Exhibition Hall, Gozo Area Office, The Citadel Gozo. Open Monday to Friday from 8.00am - 4.00pm (Last Admission 4.30pm).

January 29
Wine Pressing and a Possible Maltese Colony in Calabria
An informal discussion by Prof Anthony Bonanno, organised by Heritage Malta at Heritage Malta Head Office, Valletta at 6.30pm.

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 €22.50 discount off their bill and a bottle of bubbly (both winners and runners-up). Participation fee €2.30. Reservations call: 99458567.


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