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Bringing Modern Opera to Malta

We love culture here at LivingInMalta – and what better way to enjoy it than under the stars, in an open-air theatre in Valletta this September? So, to celebrate that, we got in touch with local Soprano, Francesca Aquilina, who forms part of Dutch-based Opera Spanga’s latest production, AIDA – and which will be performed in Malta on 13 and 15 September at Pjazza Teatru Rjal. Francesca has lived and worked both in Malta and abroad, has sung in venues all around Europe, and will be performing at a festival in Japan next year, alongside a number of her...

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Are You a Female Entrepreneur in Malta?

A few weeks ago, a group of intelligent, creative and driven women were welcomed into the very stylish quarters of Camilleri Paris Mode, Rabat, for the latest SHE Networking event. Both homegrown female entrepreneurs and expats from all over the world came together in a space that is specifically designed for mutual inspiration. Could you be the next locally-based female entrepreneur to join them? A Network for Women in Business SHE: Social Hub Entrepreneurs is the brainchild of co-founders Sarah Woods (creator of health and fitness blog FitMaltaMums) and Julia Perry (founding director of You & Media marketing). These...

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Shakespeare’s “As You Like It”

Scotsman Jonathan Dunn will be joining the cast of ‘As You Like It’ this July on the outdoor stage at San Anton Gardens in Attard, continuing a tradition for local theatre club MADC that has now spanned 80 years. Here he shares his experiences of living and acting in Malta. Why did you move to Malta, and how long have you been living here? In early 2014 I found myself in desperate need of a new adventure. I’d spent a couple of years working as a jobbing actor around the UK, arriving and departing from many a cattle-market type...

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International Contemporary Exhibition in Valletta

The fusion of the organic and inorganic elements of modern living is the focus of Linocut pieces exhibited at Spazju Kreattiv’s Found ă Mentalism II exhibition, which is on-going until 29 July in Valletta. German artist Stephanie Marx’s stunning pieces fuse together things that seem opposite; the natural and the mechanical, into interesting new creatures. “It is the combination of being alive and being functional that I am interested in,” Marx says, describing some of her most popular pieces. She explains that, Robonaut, one of her most popular works, (pictured) depicts a creature that looks part man, part machine and part scorpion. Other works include the...

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Of Music, Migration and Malta

Expat Tom Armitage will be taking place in the POW Ensemble’s concert and poetry recital from 20-22 June, at Maori in Valletta. Here is shares his experiences of moving to Malta. How did you get into music? My career started quite early at the age of 11 – delivering newspapers every morning on my bicycle for £14 a week in Hull, in England. Thankfully, my first meaningful musical experiences happened at the same time. I gave my first piano recital at 11 and, at age 13, I conducted my first compositions for orchestra. Looking back, they were terrible compositions...

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