New areas of Ta Qali National Park open up for the public

New areas of Ta Qali National Park open up for the public
Feb 22 2023 Share

New spaces and refurbishments at the Ta’ Qali National Park have just opened up for public access.

Minister for Public Works and Planning Stefan Zrinzo Azzopardi inaugurated a new area for art and exhibitions at Ta’ Qali National Park whereby cultural productions will be held, including exhibitions and theatrical performances. 

It will also serve as a space for artists where they can exhibit their creations to the public.

This new area will be complementing the existing Greek Amphitheatre which has also undergone a renovation process with new and accessible facilities for artistic needs such as rehearsal rooms, changing rooms and showers among others. 

Underneath the same theatre, that accommodates around 850 people, a hall that can be used for various functions has also been completed.

In his speech, Minister Zrinzo Azzopardi explained how this area will give another dimension to Malta’s National Park project which will now not only be an open space where one can go and spend some quality time with their family, but will also serve as a platform for local and international artists to exhibit their talents.

The Architect in charge of the project, Perit Nadia Curmi explained how extensive service works has been carried out in these rooms with the installation of a new ventilation and air conditioning system. 

The completion of this area is another phase of the Malta’s National Park project at Ta’ Qali which is being coordinated by the Department of Public Works and is one of the biggest environmental projects in our country. 

While thanking all those who worked in this project, Minister Zrinzo Azzopardi concluded by saying that “in its totality, the National Park project will be another certificate of quality that continues to show the Government’s work towards creating wonderful open spaces with an emphasis on the environmental aspect and on improving the quality of people’s lives.”

In this new area, the Department of Public Works in collaboration with the Aviation Museum, is currently organising an exhibition of historical plans and photos that show the history of the development of the area of Ta’ Qali throughout the years. The public can also see another exhibition of original graphic illustrations from the books of Trevor Zahra, the renowned author whose name is synonymous with children’s books.


Sex Education’s Emma Mackey leaving after season 4

Sex Education's Emma Mackey leaving after season 4
Feb 22 2023 Share

As reported by Deadline, Emma Mackey, who plays one of the main characters on Netflix show Sex Education, will be leaving after the 4th season of the show. 

When asked about what is in store for her character Maeve in future seasons, the actor told RadioTimes that she is ready to bid farewell to her character. 

‘Season 5? I’ve just finished the fourth one last week! No, I don’t think I’ll be in season 5. I’ve said goodbye to Maeve’ she said. 

With Mackey having a less prominent role in the fourth season, she will be following in the footsteps off Ncuti Gatwa, who plays Otis’ best friend Eric.

Ncuti will also be leaving after season 4 as he Weill make history as the 15th Doctor in the 60th anniversary season of BBC’s Doctor Who, whilst also appearing in the Barbie movie. 


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Prior to season 4, Tanya Richards (Lily) and Patricia Allison (Ola) also left the series, accompanied by Bridgerton star Simone Ashley who played Olivia. 

Despite this seeming as a massive lost, it is quite common with big ensemble casts set in high school settings. This could open the door to fresh new arrivals for the show, as was already hinted by casting news. 


More dancers will share their story on Brillanti episode 2 this Friday!

More dancers will share their story on Brillanti episode 2 this Friday!
Feb 21 2023 Share

After the very exciting launch of Brillanti Dance episode 1 last Friday, the second episode of the second season of the TV show promises to bring in all the emotion as dancers fight for a chance to make it through the audition phase. 

Joseph Chetcuti will once again reunite with Andrea Attila, Brenda Lee Grech and Patrick Odametey as they meet new faces – all hoping to impress with their style and skill. 

The first episode saw the first group pass through to the quarter final stage. These included Cheryl Lofreda, Elisa Morguello, Federica Nicastro, Rafael Pimienta and Kristina Maggi. 

The judges also revealed that a special prize for promising young dancers will also be introduced to give the younger dancers a shot at proving what they are capable of. 

As for who will pass through to the next round, you will have to tune in to Brillanti next Friday on ONE TV at 2030hrs to find out! 


4 day work week to remain in place after success in UK companies

4 day work week to remain in place after success in UK companies
Feb 21 2023 Share

Around 3,000 workers are set to continue working under the four day work week after a six month trial of the work schedule proved successful in the UK. 

The organisations involved included recruitment firms, a brewery, a fish and chip shop and a software developers’ business. 

They were all guided by the non-profit 4 Day Week Global, the UK’s 4 Day Week Campaign and think tank Autonomy. The workers had their days reduced from June to December with no loss off pay to see whether this would prove a better way of working. 

Taking to Twitter, 4 Day Week Campaign wrote how the new format works, saying that 92% of companies will keep it. 

Burn out reportedly decreased by 71%, sick days down by 65% and revenue up 1.4% on average. ‘No question about it – the UK’s 4 day week trial was a huge success.’ 

Only 4% off participants decided that they will definitely not continue the 4 day work week, with companies involved in the trial rating the overall experience an average of 8.5 out of 10.