What’s New in Malta and Gozo – November 1


Chopin: I am not afraid of darkness

Spazju Kreattiv is now screening an unusual documentary film taking the viewer on a cinematic journey through unique and grim landscapes while wondering if classical music can heal places affected by war and suffering.

The documentary weaves the stories of three exceptional pianists, a Pole, a Korean and a Syrian immigrant, who prepare special concerts where no one would expect to hear live music: in the former German Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz -Birkenau, on the border with dictatorial North Korea and in the center of Beirut, Lebanon, just after the explosion in the port there.

Chopin: I am not afraid of darkness was awarded at the 59th Golden Prague International Festival and will be screened worldwide.

Following the screening at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, there will be a Q&A session with the film’s producer, Maciej Pawelczyk. The Q&A session will be moderated by Polish actress Monika Jarosinska.

Another screening will take place on November 11 at 6 p.m. For tickets, log on to www.kreattivita.org.

anime festival

The Eden Cinemas in St Julian’s is once again hosting an anime festival.

One Piece: Stampede currently broadcasts in both English dubbed and Japanese with English subtitles.

For tickets and more information, click here.

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Festivals Malta is running a program of opera and music from today until November 12.

Today, a chamber music concert will take place at the Archeology Museum in Valletta at 7:30 p.m. It will present works by Debussy, a work by Maltese composer Alex Vella Gregory, as well as a Complaint for the Ukrainian people by Canadian composer David Jaeger.

The program continues with a recital by British mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly, with a pre-concert by soprano Nicola Said, at the Museum of Archaeology, Valletta, tomorrow at 6.30pm; a concert by the ORA Singers at the Saint-Jean co-cathedral on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.; the performance of the oratorio Rewwixta by Joseph Vella at Mdina Cathedral on Friday at 7:30 p.m.; and Handel’s opera Partenope at the Manoel Theater on Saturday and Sunday.

For more information and tickets, visit festivals.mt/ttp.

Precious Sacred Airs

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Soprano Charlene Portelli will be accompanied by pianist Lydia Buttigieg during a concert at Our Lady of Victory Church, Valletta, today at 12:30 p.m.

The event is part of the series of midday concerts organized by the Barocco Foundation in collaboration with Din l-Art Ħelwa.

Title Precious Sacred Airs, today’s program includes works by Fauré, Gounod, Handel, Franck, Weber and Frisina. Buttigieg will perform two piano solos by Jenkins and Gabriel.

After the concert, patrons are invited to visit the basement cellar of the church to view a 10-minute film about the Grand Master of Valletta and his first church in Valletta.

Entry is subject to a suggested donation of €10. Tickets can be obtained before the concert on site or by emailing [email protected] or calling 7968 0952.


Annual Model Show

The Association of Model Engineers organizes the annual model exhibition in the main hall of Kulleġġ San Ġorg Preca (ex-Maria Regina Grammar School) until Sunday, November 6.

The exhibition is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. except on closing day when it closes at 5 p.m.


early light

A personal exhibition of oils on canvas by Tonio Mallia is open at Galerie 23 in Balzan until November 13.

The gallery is open Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, visit the Gallery 23 Facebook page.

Some works by Tonio Mallia exhibited at Galerie 23. Photo: Facebook/Gallery 23Some works by Tonio Mallia exhibited at Galerie 23. Photo: Facebook/Gallery 23

white on black

Richard England, one of Malta’s foremost architects, is currently exhibiting some of his works on paper at the ART..e Gallery of 1, Library Street, Victoria.

Title white on blackthe exhibition explores the artistic aspect of an architect who has become synonymous with modernism.

The exhibition continues until November 11. Consult the the gallery’s Facebook page for opening hours.

shadows and light The Wilfrid Flores Archive

The Christine X Art Gallery at 17 Tignè Street, Sliema is hosting the first exhibition dedicated to the work of this important photographer, who died in 1981.

Organized by photographer David Pisani, shadows and light The Wilfrid Flores Archive explores the different themes of this pioneer of Maltese photography.

The exhibition runs until November 22. For more information, visit https://www.christinexart.com/ or the the gallery’s Facebook page.


Inaction is a weapon of mass destruction

Artist Darren Tanti presents an art project intended to shed light on the media processes used to disseminate information about war and its effects on the viewer.

The work reflects the artist’s preoccupation with fabricating, editing and distorting information that people outside the conflict zone might be subjected to.

The project aims to provoke viewers through a number of analytical, ironic and sometimes cynical works based on factual, fictional images and theoretical works. Different experts from journalism, film, art, education and military fields will also contribute to the project through a number of lectures and workshops.

Inaction is a weapon of mass destructioncurated by Melanie Erixon is open at Espace C, Spazju KreattivValletta and Il-Kamra ta’ FuqMqabba, until December 4.

Consult the the project’s Facebook page for more information.


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