Arts & Culture

Our Lady of Sorrows, Valletta, 2013

Easter in Malta, a photographic prelude

A visiting photographer gives us a fascinating record of the first Easter events in Malta as a prelude to the scenes and mood of the Easter weekend to come.

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Good Friday procession Xaghra Gozo

Easter in Malta: a quick guide to Holy Week

A guide to Easter week in Malta & Gozo. From solemn spectacles and prolonged pageants to traditions, food and family rituals.

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Lace-making in Nadur, Gozo, Maltese Islands

Nadur, Gozo: discover more than its carnival

The carnival party has left town, but what of Nadur, Gozo, the rest of the year? Elaine Gatt discovers a fascinating village in which to while away a day.

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Nadur Carnival, 2013. Photo: Mario George Vella

Carnival in Malta 2014: a light and dark affair

Malta’s carnival, love it or hate it, is here again. Kids love it, but it’s got a thoroughly adult and darker side that goes back centuries.

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Fortifications Centre, Valletta, Malta

The Fortifications Interpretation Centre: a must-visit in Valletta

The Fortifications Centre is a must-see in Valletta. Francesca di Puccio discovered its curiosities and says it’s ideal for all the family.

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Of Artists & Artisans: Stephanie Borg in focus

As the Malta Artisan Christmas Fair gets under way this weekend, 14 & 15 December at the Phoenicia Hotel, we speak to Stephanie Borg, artist and creator

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Christmas in Malta - Merchant Street, Valletta

What’s On in Malta at Christmas

What’s on in Malta at Christmas? Lots, and nothing but sheer entertainment value even if our Christmas trees don’t see a dusting of snow. Browse our What’s On guide for ideas and the best of the events Xmas and NYE.

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Strolling down St Paul’s Street, Valletta

St Paul’s Street: that Francesca di Puccio took 150 photos over three hours in just this one Valletta street is testimony to how St Paul’s can mesmorise us.

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Mdina Grand Prix 2013

Classic Cars take to the road: Mdina Grand Prix 2013

Classic cars take to the road in the 2013 Mdina Grand Prix. Don’t miss this if you’re a car lover or a photographer. All weekend in and around Mdina.

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The Lockerbie Bomber, international debut Malta

The Lockerbie Bomber: ‘terrorist drama’ at St James Cavalier

The Lockerbie bombing, an unending script in itself, now a hard-hitting drama. The play makes its international debut in Malta in November.

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LOL  Stand-up Comedy 2013

Stand-up comedy: 3 great acts from the London circuit

LOL Productions is back with its 21st Stand-up Comedy event. We’ve two pairs of COMP TICKETS to give away! Entry details at end of article. Hurry!

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The Craft of Shoemaking: a Made in Malta story

The craft of the artisan shoemaker is dying out. Giuliana Barbaro-Sant talks to Malta’s Jimmy Choo who plies his trade from a humble garage workshop.

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Fort St Angelo. Micro 'state' within a micro state.

A Knight of Malta in the making

Knight of Malta: When a US anthropologist finds his work drawing the attention of the Grand Master, it’s time to find out why.

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Holes, once homes. A harsh life now all but erased from memory.

The Cave Dweller: visiting troglodyte homes of the past

Caves were once homes for some Maltese Islanders, and within living memory. Marc Buhagiar visits a large complex that evokes the hardships of this troglodyte past.

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