What’s New – July 17



Sam Ryder in concert

Eurovision Song Contest 2022 finalist and TikTok star Sam Ryder will rock Fort Manoel on Manoel Island on July 17. He will be accompanied by local artists Destiny, Kurt Calleja, Red Electrick and Ryan Hili.

The concert starts at 8:30 p.m. For tickets, click here.


MCAST ICA Festival 2022

MCAST’s Institute of Creative Arts has transformed its annual expo into an arts festival, with the goal of reaching out to the community. The festival celebrates creativity and acts as a platform to showcase the hard work of students and their collaboration with relative industry stakeholders.

The event, which runs until July 31 at Spazju Kreattiv in Valletta, includes an art exhibition, interactive media and an art networking event of gaming, photography and graphic design.

For more details, visit https://icafestival.com/the the event’s Facebook page and www.kreattivita.org/en/event/mcast-ica-festival-2022/.


Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

The Manoel Theater presents its first in-house musical theater production of the highly acclaimed dark musical.

With music and lyrics by Stephan Sondheim and a book by Hugh Wheeler, the musical stars Roger Tirazona in the title role. The cast also includes Kateriana Fenech, Ryan Grech, Jasmine Farrugia, Stephen Oliver and Noel Zarb.

The production is directed by Lucienne Camilleri, while Ryan Abela is the musical director.

The musical opens today and will run until July 24. For more information and tickets, visit www.teatrumanoel.com.mt and the the theater’s Facebook page.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Photo: Neil Grech” alt=”Roger Tirazona in the title role of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Photo: Neil Grech”/>Roger Tirazona in the title role of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Photo: Neil Grech

The Merry Women of Windsor (Terrace)

MADC’s summer production of Shakespeare at San Anton Gardens is back with its favorite take on comedy The Merry Women of Windsor. Directed by Chris Gatt, the play stars Edward Thorpe as Falstaff and Antonella Axisa and Kim Dalli as the Merry Wives.

The play is staged until July 24, with performances starting at 8:30 p.m. For more information and tickets, visit the the event’s Facebook page and www.madc.com.mt.


Malta International Food Festival

The five-day celebration of local and international culinary traditions comes to an end today.

The event, which kicks off at 6 p.m. near the Triton Fountain in Valletta, features live cooking shows, exhibitors selling produce, a chill-out area, beer garden and kids’ area.

Geo Debono, Sterjotipi and The Crowns will perform live tonight.

The festival will be followed in a few weeks by a small edition in Gozo. The free street food festival in the parish square of Xewkija will emphasize diversity, with more than seven foreign cuisines, live performances and other entertainment.

For more information, visit the event website www.maltainternationalfoodfestival.com and Facebook page.

The Crowns will perform at the Malta International Food Festival tonight.  Photo: Claire Bonello PhotographyThe Crowns will perform at the Malta International Food Festival tonight. Photo: Claire Bonello Photography

Hope Logos in Grand Port

Hope Logos, the world’s largest floating book fair, is currently moored in Grand Harbour. It offers over 5,000 books covering a wide range of topics including science, sports, hobbies, cooking, arts, medicine, languages ​​and faith.

The ship is open to the public at the Valletta cruise port as follows: Tuesday to Friday and Sunday: 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Saturday: 10am-1pm, 3pm-10pm. It is closed on Mondays.

Admission for 13-64 year olds is €1 per person, while adults aged 65 and over are free. Children under 12 enter free but must be accompanied by an adult.

20th edition of Oħloq Jbissima marathon

The directory Oħloq Tbissima The fundraising marathon organized by the CAM/CPi celebrates its 20th anniversary this weekend.

Funds raised over the years for Maltese missionaries in Peru, Pakistan and the Philippines have helped build schools where poor locals can get an education, clinics where they can get treatment, kitchens where they can have a meal or two a day, centers where to meet and train, and financial assistance to buy their needs, among others.

The marathon is broadcast all weekend on the main local television channels. Anyone wishing to make a donation can do so by calling the following telephone numbers: 5100 2031 for a donation of €20 or 5190 2080 for a donation of €50.

You can also make a donation via the BOV mobile app on 7920 2035 or by sending an SMS worth €11.65 to 5061 9285.

Donations can also be made via ohloqtbissima.com or by sending a check (any amount) to CAM − Oħloq TbissimaSt. Joseph’s House, St. Joseph’s Main Street, Santa Venera, SVR 1010.


strange days

An exhibition of fine art prints and paintings by Australian artist Christian Palmer is on at the new Green Shutters Gallery, 27 St Thomas Street, Floriana, through July 23. For more details, follow the Lily Agius Gallery Facebook Page.

something about you

10-year investigative exhibition by Marinella Senatore at Blitz in Valletta brings together paintings, drawings, videos, powerful project with Russian protest group Pussy Riot showcasing new site-specific organic sculpture and artwork public art on the historic facade of the Casino de La Valette Maltais.

The exhibition ended with the public performance The School of Narrative Dance on June 30, which brought together more than 100 participants from local groups and communities, and a dance movement in Republic Street, Valletta, in memory of the murdered journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.

The exhibition runs until July 23. For more information, visit https://blitzvallette.com/.

Humanity at War: Reflections

A photographic exhibition capturing the human side of war by photojournalists Darrin Zammit Lupi and Heidi Levine is underway at the Malta Enterprise offices in Pietà.

Curated by Pamela Baldacchino, it features photos from conflicts in Ukraine, Gaza, Israel, Libya and Bosnia.

The funds raised will go to Ukrainian refugees in Malta and to the construction of the ‘Becs’ junior secondary school in Ethiopia, in memory of Rebecca Zammit Lupi, 15, who died in 2021 of a rare form of cancer.

The exhibition runs until July 23. It is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Contemporary works of art by Alfred Camilleri are on display at MUŻA, Valletta, until July 24. Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit the museumhis facebook page for more information.

let me be myself

The Anne Frank International Exhibition is presented at Il-Ħaġar Museum, Victoria, until July 25. The museum will be open today from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Visit the the museum’s Facebook page for more information and updates.


An exhibition of works by Debbie Bonello and Andrew Borg is presented at the Il-Ħaġar Museum, Victoria, until July 25. The museum will be open today from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Visit the museumhis facebook page for more information and updates.

the event’s Facebook page for opening hours.

Color blocking

A colorful exhibition of stone sculptures by Antoine Farrugia is open to the public at the Phenicia Hotel Deep Nature Spa.


An exhibition of watercolors by Sarah Calleja inspired by the Grand Port and its stories is open at Il-Kamra ta’ Fuq in Mqabba until August 15.

The gallery is open every week from Monday to Saturday from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. More evening hours are announced each week on Il-Kamra ta’ Fuq Facebook page.

Prehistoric pottery making

An exhibition presenting the results of a scientific investigation into the materials and techniques used in the manufacture of pottery during Maltese prehistory is open at the National Museum of Archaeology. The exhibition lasts until the end of August. Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.


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