What’s New – July 18



Malta Summer Festival

The festival continues today with An evening with Donizetti at Fort St Elmo, with soprano Tatiana Lisnic and tenor Celso Albelo and the Orquesta Sinfonica of Navarre of Spain under the direction of Iván López-Reynoso.

The concert includes some of the most beloved arias from Donizetti’s operas Anna Bolena, Lucrezia Borgia and The Elisir of Love. Tribute will also be paid to the Maltese composer Nicolò Isuard with the interpretation of his Mona Lisa Opening.

The festival is presented by the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, in collaboration with Arts Council Malta and Malta Tourism Authority, with support from Hilton Malta and the Ministry of Gozo.

The concert begins at 8:15 p.m. For more information and tickets, visit www.maltaorchestra.com. You can also visit the MPO’s Facebook page for updates.

Soprano Tatiana Lisnic. Picture: Facebook

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 runs until July 24. For more information and tickets, visit www.teatrumanoel.com.mt and the the theater’s Facebook page.

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 runs 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.


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.

The Logos Hope entered Grand Harbor last week.  Photo: Jonathan BorgThe Logos Hope entered Grand Harbor last week. Photo: Jonathan Borg


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 is closed today but reopens tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 5 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 is closed today but reopens tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit the museumhis facebook page for more information and updates.

City Lights – A Charles Gatt Retrospective

Best known as a jazz musician and percussionist, the late Charles “City” Gatt also enjoyed painting. The Phenicia, in Floriana, is hosting a retrospective exhibition of his colorful and abstract works at the hotel’s Palm Court Lounge until July 31. The exhibition is curated by Charlene Vella.

One of the works of the late Charles 'City' Gatt showing at the Phenicia in Floriana.One of the works of art by the late Charles ‘City’ Gatt on display at the Phenicia in Floriana.


An exhibition of photography and art by Silvana Camilleri and Charles Vassallo is taking place at Ċentru Pastorali SgħajtarTriq il-Lanġas, Naxxar, until July 31. Consult the 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 presented 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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