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Calling all bookworms: Malta Book Festival starts tomorrow
Books 08-11

This year’s edition of the Malta Book Festival will be open to the public as of tomorrow and will run until 13 November, catering to different readers

Sensational cellist returns to Malta | Narek Hakhnazaryan
Music 08-11

Denise Azzopardi speaks to Armenian cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan prior to his solo performance of Antonin Dvorak’s Cello Concerto in B minor at the Manoel Theatre later this month. She learns how he fell in love with Malta, its people and its food during his first visit to Malta last year, and is delighted to hear his heartwarming messages for his audience-to-be this time around

Film review | The Unknown Girl: All about the girl(s)
Film 08-11

Your friendly neighbourhood film critic is currently in Rome, sampling the cinematic delights of the Eternal City – here’s hoping some of these gems make their way down to our shores • 3/5

Navigating through the seas of time
Art 04-11

Justine Navarro and Roderick Camilleri are the latest emerging artists participating in Divergent Thinkers to speak to Teodor Reljic about the competition, art and the art scene in Malta

Delineating boundaries, objectifying memories
Art 04-11

Having opened on October 21, the annual Divergent Thinkers exhibition brings together a group of emerging artists to create work to a brief, with this edition taking ‘NAVIGATE’ as its curatorial springboard. As part of an ongoing series of interviews with the participating artists, Teodor Reljic speaks to Chiara Cassar and David Falzon, who will be competing with his counterparts at the exhibition for a month-long scholarship at the Youkobo Art Space in Tokyo, Japan in August, 2017

Oscar-winning film director Gabriele Salvatores filming in Malta
Film 04-11

Italian film director Gabriele Salvatores’ work makes four international productions concurrently being prepped or filmed in Malta

Is the spirit of revolution still alive?
Books 04-11

Basma Abdel Aziz is one of the rising stars in Arab literature and her latest work, The Queue, explores the political and social fallout of the chaotic Arab Spring. Deputy editor Jurgen Balzan spoke to her ahead of her appearance at the Malta Book Festival next month

Don’t ignore what truly matters | Director Ryan Gatt on the spark that initiated Il-Komplici
Film 02-11

Ahead of the screening of his short film adaptation of Walid Nabhan’s short story ‘Il-Komplici’ – produced by Simshar director Rebecca Cremona – first-time director Ryan Gatt speaks to Teodor Reljic about the spark that initiated the project, and the deeply-felt message of the original work, which Gatt hopes will survive in the transition to another art form, as he prepares to show the film at this year’s edition of the National Book Festival in Valletta

Here’s looking at hue(s) | Father and daughter artists Giuseppe Cassar and Maria Rossella Dalmas
Art 01-11

Warm reds, rich browns, deep greens. Colour plays a central role in the art of father and daughter Giuseppe Cassar and Maria Rossella Dalmas. And it was only thanks to art that father and daughter would communicate, as Veronica Stivala discovers

Film review | Crossed lines from the front line
Film 01-11

Your friendly neighbourhood film critic is currently in Rome, sampling the cinematic delights of the Eternal City – here’s hoping some of these gems make their way down to our shores • 4/5

Haunted houses: Spooked out in Mdina
Entertainment 31-10

Paul Cocks went on a ghost tour of Mdina to try and discover why these tours were gaining such a following, although he could not bring himself to go alone.

Five Maltese ghost stories to spook you out this Halloween
Entertainment 31-10

MaltaToday revisits some of Malta's favourite haunted sites, hoping the ghosts that haunt these places would still be getting ready for tonight

Egyptian writer Basma Abdel Aziz to participate at the Malta Book Festival 2016
Books 27-10

Basma Abdel Aziz will be appearing both as a guest speaker and at an event in her honour

Gunning for ‘arts tourism’ through classical music | Peter Manning
Music 27-10

Teodor Reljic speaks to the internationally acclaimed violinist, concertmaster and conductor Peter Manning, who will now be taking the reins of the Three Palaces Festival – a classical music event taking place in various historically significant buildings across the island, from November 4 to 13

Of love, lasagna and stinky fingers | Steve Hili
Entertainment 26-10

After amassing some great reviews for his energetic and unapologetically dirty stand-up comedy act in the UK from the likes of VICE and Arts Award Voice, Malta-born comic and DJ Steve Hili speaks to Teodor Reljic about his upcoming show ‘Burning Love. To the Ground’ which he’ll be performing at Palazzo Pereira, Valletta from November 3 to 6

Learning not to die on your arse | Jeremy O’Donnell
Entertainment 26-10

British stand-up comedian Jeremy O’Donnell speaks to Teodor Reljic about struggling through that crucial first year in a comedy career and the continuing struggle against funny online videos of kittens ahead of his performance at the 15th edition of the Eden Comedy Club on October 28

Fort St Angelo to open its doors to the public next week
Cultural Diary 25-10

Fort St Angelo to open its doors to the public between 9am and 5pm everyday as of 1 November 

Cutting through the comfort zone | Lara Manara
Crafts 25-10

Opening on October 21, the annual Divergent Thinkers exhibition brings together a group of emerging artists to create work to a brief, with this edition taking ‘NAVIGATE’ as its curatorial springboard. In the second of an ongoing series of interviews with the participating artists, Teodor Reljic speaks to Lara Manara, who will be competing with her counterparts at the exhibition for a month-long scholarship at the Youkobo Art Space in Tokyo, Japan in August, 2017

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