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Youth & Elderly Brought Together Through Theatre

Youth & Elderly Brought Together Through Theatre
Jul 9 2024 Share

Minister for National Heritage, Arts, and Local Government Owen Bonnici, along with the Parliamentary Secretary for Active Ageing, visited the Timeless Tales: A Theatre Project.

This initiative brings together children aged 8 to 15 and elderly individuals from Active Ageing Centres. Starting on July 1st, the project hosts theatre sessions every Monday from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Central Public Library.

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These sessions, led by theatre experts, cover various topics including scriptwriting, acting, and dancing.

The first session, held on Monday, July 1st, focused on ‘How to brainstorm and write a script’.

The sessions will continue until Monday, August 5th. The project will culminate in a theatrical production featuring all participating children and elderly individuals.

This final performance, open to the public, will take place on Monday, August 5th, at the Central Public Library.

Timeless Tales: A Theatre Project aims to promote diversity and inclusion by allowing children and the elderly to share their thoughts and ideas while working together for the community’s benefit.

The project is organized by Malta Libraries with support from the Directorate for Active Ageing and Community Care, and funded by APS Bank.

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Local Artist Creates Life-Sized Sculpture at Għajn Tuffieħa Bay

Jul 9 2024 Share

Last week, local artist Raphael Mizzi, known on Instagram as @raphael.mizzi.art, dedicated hours to crafting a life-sized sculpture inspired by Greek art and sculptures. Using grass, clay and wood exclusively, Mizzi created a stunning piece that captures nature’s transient beauty.

The artist extended his gratitude to a French visitor and his friends, who served as models and references for the sculpture. Mizzi also expressed his appreciation to visitors from Texas, Paris, and Hungary, who stopped by to admire his sculpture and creative process. Their encouragement provided additional motivation during his artistic process.

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Raphael Mizzi is an alum of the Malta School of Arts; @soa_malta on Instagram. He credits the institution for equipping him with the skills necessary to bring his artistic visions to life. In his social media posts, Mizzi expressed his thanks to the school for the invaluable education he received over the years.

The sculpture, depicting a woman lying down with realism and detail, took Mizzi 11 hours to complete over the course of two days. The dedication and effort invested in this piece have not gone unnoticed, with many Instagram users praising Mizzi’s excellent work in the comments section.
Mizzi described his creation as a reflection of nature’s transient beauty, emphasizing that the sculpture will eventually return to the environment.

The piece stands as a testament to Raphael Mizzi’s talent and dedication, drawing admiration from both locals and visitors alike. His work continues to inspire and captivate those who encounter it, celebrating the fleeting beauty of nature through the timeless lens of Greek artistry.

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Christ Portrayed As “Looney Tunes” Character At Art Contest

Jul 9 2024 Share

The 2023 oil painting “Jesus Speaks to the Daughters of Jerusalem,” created by the Australian artist Philjames, faces backlash as it was submitted to the Blake Art Prize exhibition at the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre. The artist adds a hysterical twist to the sorrowful biblical tale of when Jesus comforted the weeping daughters of Jerusalem, as the melancholy on the faces of his subjects is masked by those of “Looney Tunes” characters.

 

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The piece received heaps of online criticism, with Christian protestors threatening violence, resulting in the removal of the painting from the contest by the mayor of Sydney’s Liverpool district, Ned Mannoun.

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Though Philjames is no stranger to his work sparking controversy—being the creator of the piece depicting The Last Supper with Jesus and his disciples eating KFC—he admits that the reaction received “was actually frightening.”

The artist, however, did not fail to show his disapproval towards the mayor’s decision, “putting politicking before freedom of expression,” he said. “Where does it end?”

 

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1930 Secret Cocktail Bar Takes Over Tora and Manta This Weekend!

1930 Secret Cocktail Bar Takes Over Tora and Manta This Weekend!
Jul 9 2024 Share

Get ready for a weekend of unparalleled mixology as the 1930 Secret Cocktail Bar takes over Malta’s Tora and Manta! Ranked #42 on the World’s 50 Best Bars list, the Milan-based 1930 Secret Cocktail Bar will be collaborating with Lifestyle Group for an exclusive Mixology MasterClass and Bar Takeover.

On Friday, July 12th, the festivities kick off at Tora with a Mixology MasterClass from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. This hands-on session, led by globally acclaimed mixologists Benjamin and Matias, will delve into the history and philosophy of cocktail craft, followed by a live demonstration of world-class cocktails that earned 1930 its top ranking. Attendees will also enjoy a tasting and a Q&A session.

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Following the masterclass, Tora will host a Bar Takeover from 8:00 pm onwards. Guests can savour a curated selection of signature cocktails crafted by the expert bartenders from 1930. The excitement continues on Saturday, July 13th, with another Bar Takeover at Manta starting at 7:00 pm. Both takeovers offer free entry, making it an unmissable opportunity to experience top-tier mixology.

Sponsored by Malfy Gin, Campari, Olmeca Tequila, and London Essence, this event is perfect for cocktail enthusiasts and anyone looking to enjoy an evening of exceptional drinks and expertise. Don’t miss out on this unique mixology event at Tora and Manta!

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