What’s New – July 20

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ARTISTIC FESTIVALS

APS Summer Festival

The third edition of the APS Summer Festival kicks off today at the University of Malta campus in Msida.

Local alternative rock band Beangrowers will perform tonight, while Puerto Flamenco will present the show Between Nosotros tomorrow.

The New Victorians will perform on Friday, supported by a number of other female artists, namely Hannah, Jolen Samhan and Ceci&Kris.

The event Qamar/Qabar Poetry in Sight and Sound, with visual interventions by Austin Camilleri, music by Alex Vella Gregory and soprano Miriam Cauchi, takes place on Saturday, while Gozitan band Kantera perform on Sunday.

The festival runs until July 31. For more information and tickets, visit www.apsbank.com.mt/aps-summer-festival-2022 and the the event’s Facebook page.

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/.


THEATER

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 Sunday, 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)

Shakespearian shenanigans are currently taking place in San Anton Gardens, with the hilarious spectacle of the Malta Amateur Dramatic Club (MADC) The Merry Women of Windsor (Terrace).

Directed by Chris Gatt and set in the eponymous street in Sliema in the late 1970s – early 1980s, The Merry Women of Windsor (Terrace) follows the pathetic attempts of Sir John Falstaff (Edward Thorpe), a fallen Knight of the Garter, to woo housewives Margaret Ford and Alice Page (Kim Dalli and Antonella Axisa).

The play is staged in San Anton Gardens until Sunday, July 24, with performances starting at 8:30 p.m. This production is supported by Arts Council Malta and is suitable for audiences aged 8 and over. For more information and tickets, visit the the event’s Facebook page and www.madc.com.mt.

The Merry Wives of Windsor Terrace. Photo: Justin Mamo Photography” alt=”Alex Weenink and Nicole Sciberras in The Merry Wives of Windsor Terrace. Photo: Justin Mamo Photography”/>Alex Weenink and Nicole Sciberras in The Terrace of the Merry Wives of Windsor. Photo: Justin Mamo Photography

Projection of At first glance

English actress Jodie Comer (Kill Eve and Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker) makes its West End debut in the UK premiere of playwright Suzie Miller’s award-winning play At first glance.

The play, directed by Justin Martin, is shown live to cinemas around the world via National Theater Live from the Harold Pinter Theater in London’s West End.

It follows a young lawyer, Tessa (Comer), who has climbed the social ladder from her working-class background to rise to the top of her game. However, an unexpected event forces him to confront the lines where the patriarchal power of law, the burden of proof, and morality diverge.

At first glancecertified 15, will be screened at Spazju Kreattiv cinema in Valletta today at 7:30 p.m. For tickets, click here.

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Models walking the catwalk at a previous edition of Malta Fashion Week.  Photo: Justin CiapparaModels walking the catwalk at a previous edition of Malta Fashion Week. Photo: Justin Ciappara

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.


EXHIBITIONS

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 Saturday 23 July. 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 Saturday 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 Saturday 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.

Connections

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

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let me be myself

The Anne Frank International Exhibition is presented at Il-Ħaġar Museum, Victoria, until July 25. The museum is open every day from Monday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit the the museum’s 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.

Ritrarti

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.

Bathers and Sails

An exhibition of works by Norwegian artist Olaug Vethal, who lived in Malta between 1996 until his death in 2007, is on at the Christine X Art Gallery in Sliema until August 5. The gallery on rue Tigné, in Sliema, is open Monday to Friday from 10am. from 1 p.m. to 1 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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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