Malta’s national repertory dance company ŻfinMalta has featured on the Entertainment front page of The Wallstreet International, complete with front-page image, in a review penned by noted dance essayist and critic Marinella Guatterini.
Tonight’s Carnival activities are cancelled due to the stormy weather that has hit the Maltese islands. The Carnival floats will make their way from Marsa to Valletta under a specially installed protective tent on Saturday morning instead.
Building up on the success of previous years, the 2018 edition of the Malta Carnival has a number of firsts which range from an increase in the diversity of overall activities as well as a larger number of participants. Moreover, this year’s edition will see an increase of around 12% in the allocated budget from the previous edition.
Yet another successful Notte Bianca has been accomplished with visitors flocking Valletta in the thousands for the largest festival in Malta to experience the quality entertainment provided. An estimate of more than 70,000 people visited the capital to attend 90 different events spanning all the arts sectors performed within the settings offered by the capital’s architectural heritage, across the four corners of the City.
Notte Bianca will return to Valletta in spectacular fashion on Saturday the 7th of October with a carefully curated programme put together by the Notte Bianca team together with the Arts Council Malta, which draws from all the myriad facets of the creative sphere
Arts Council Malta is proud to report the success of two of its primary summer festivals held between the end of June and 22 July. Apart from the increase in the number of attendees, the Council is pleased to note the Malta International Arts Festival and the Malta Jazz Festival have continued to develop and reach a wider audience
This year’s edition of Għanafest was launched by Arts Council Malta following the traditional San Girgor mass in Żejtun, just before a group of għannejja and musicians made their way to Marsaxlokk on animal-drawn carts.
Valletta’s favourite Saturday happened with a bang this year. 100 events. Over 1,000 creative participants. More than 70,000 visitors experienced the largest cultural event in Valletta. This year’s Notte Bianca returned bigger and better than ever
“Festivals are about connecting all of us who love music and art. Live performances are exchanges between artists and audiences that help us share vital and essential emotional experiences.” - Peter Manning, Artistic Director
Last preparations are underway for the Malta Jazz Festival, which will be running from 21 till 23 July and will feature some of the top-notch world artists such as Snarky Puppy, Omer Vital and Marcus Roberts.
The 11th edition of the Malta International Arts Festival (MIAF), which will be taking place from the 8th to the 18th July, was launched by the Minister for Justice, Culture and Local Government Hon. Dr Owen Bonnici and Arts Council Malta.
The sound of French troubadour music, eclectic Estonian music and atmospheric Tuareg arrangements will be part of Għanafest’s programme for this year at Argotti Gardens, under the new artistic direction of Renzo Spiteri.
L-Għanja tal-Poplu - Festival Kanzunetta Maltija which, this year, will be held on the 7th and 9th July, is the result of a collective effort meant to highlight the importance of songs in the Maltese language.