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What’s on – July 29 events taking place in Malta and Gozo today

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July 29 events taking place in Malta and Gozo today

FILM

Kinemastik International Short Film Festival

The 18th edition of the short film festival is taking place between today and Sunday, July 31, at the Msida Bastion Cemetery and Historic Garden.

This evening's programme will open with a sunset deejay and cocktail session at 6.30pm. Two short film programmes will be screened between 8.30 and 11pm, to be followed by a live gig by Double Standard and later, a set by the Kinemastik resident deejays.

Tomorrow, there will be a sunset DJ session with Joon at 6.30pm to be followed by another two short film programmes and Les Nuits Comiques, featuring Dean Weangrow, Nigel Baldacchino and Campbell Reid on the decks.

MUSIC

The 80s & 90s Music Festival, featuring Typically Tina

The fifth edition of the 80s & 90s Music Festival in aid of Inspire Malta is featuring a tribute act to Tina Turner, Typically Tina.

The event, taking place today in St Benedict Street, Kirkop, will also feature local band Lighthouse and deejays Alex ‘Reflex’ Grech, Sue Mifsud and Renato Vella.

Entrance is free. For more information, look up the event’s Facebook page.

Queen tribute band in San Ġwann

The Best Ever Queen Tribute Band will be performing songs from the legendary band's repertoire in Chapel Street, San Ġwann, this evening from 8.30pm onwards.

Hayley Azzopardi, finalist of Mużika Mużika, and musician Kristy Spiteri, finalist of the popular show Brillanti, will be supporting the band.

Entrance is free.

Muses at Eventide

Two Gozitan artists are today joining forces for an hour-long evening of music and poetry at Savina church, Victoria.

Volinist Pierre Louis Attard will perform works by Telemann, Vella, Piazzolla, King, Orff and Bacewicz, which will alternate with poetic interludes by poet Matthew Sultana. The latter invite the audience to think critically, reflect and opine on a number of current social phenomena such as education, the environment, xenophobia and the ego.

The event starts at 8pm and entrance is free of charge. The poetry will be delivered in Maltese but the presentation and running commentary will be bilingual.

Night Across the Meadows

The first edition of the summer music festival is being held this evening near the picturesque Għadira ta’ San Raflu, limits of Kerċem. 

Alternative rock band ManaTapu are the headlining act. Gozitan band Stranded will warm up the crowd, while DJ Carlo Gerada will play a closing set.

Ron Briffa is the host for the evening, which starts at 8.30pm.

The event is organised by the Għaqda Nar Kerċem, with the support of Kerċem local council and the Cultural Heritage Directorate, Ministry for Gozo. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.

Summerfest ’22

Daħlet Qorrot Bay in Gozo is hosting Summerfest ’22 between today and Sunday, July 31.

This evening will feature a live performance by Denise, followed by a beach party with guest deejays Mykill and Carlo Gerada.

Tomorrow, there will be a warm-up set by DJ Danyel, to be followed by a gig by alternative rock band ManaTapu. A beach party with guest deejays Husko and Junior B will take place afterwards.

On Sunday, there will be live deejay sessions all afternoon. Partygoers may also enjoy various water sports and water slides throughout the day.

This event is being organised in collaboration with J. Portelli Projects, Nadur local council and the Cultural Heritage Directorate, Ministry for Gozo. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.

ARTS FESTIVALS

MCAST ICA Festival 2022

MCAST’s Institute for the Creative Arts has turned its annual exhibition into an arts festival, with the aim of reaching out to the community.

The festival is celebrating creativity and is acting as a platform to showcase the students’ hard work and collaboration with relative stakeholders in the industry.

The event, which runs until Sunday, July 31 at Spazju Kreattiv in Valletta, includes a fine art exhibition, interactive media and a game art networking event, photography and graphic design.

For more details, visit https://icafestival.com/, the event’s Facebook page and www.kreattivita.org/en/event/mcast-ica-festival-2022/.

OTHER EVENTS

The Farsons Beer Festival

The Farsons Beer Festival features a huge line-up of local artists performing on the main stage and the alternative stage, a wide variety of food stalls and, of course, various beers.

The festival also hosts an electronica stage, a night edition of the Eco Market, a cider garden and a children’s area.

Performing tonight are Ceci & Kriss, Destiny and The New Victorians on the main stage and Memphis Mac, Checkmate and Upper Lip on the alternative stage. Casa Eletronica will host Dj Ruby.

The event, which runs until August 6, is this year being held at the Ta’ Qali picnic area. Entrance is free.

For more information, including the full line-up of performing artists and a site map, visit farsonsbeerfestival.com/ and the event’s Facebook page.

Lunchtime tours at Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum

A series of guided lunchtime tours at Palazzo Falzon in Mdina, highlighting objects linked to the Order of St John, continue until Sunday, July 31.

During the tour, one may also admire the museum's significant collection specifically displayed to capture and reflect the life and taste of Captain Olof Gollcher.

Bookings at a suggested donation of €10 can be made by e-mail on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling on 2145 4512. One may also arrive at the museum 10 minutes prior to the lunchtime tour, which starts at noon.

Logos Hope in Grand Harbour

Logos Hope, the world’s largest floating book fair, is currently docked in Grand Harbour. It offers over 5,000 books covering a wide range of subjects, including science, sports, hobbies, cookery, arts, medicine, languages and faith.

The ship is open to the public at the Valletta Cruise Port as follows: Tuesday through Friday and Sunday: 3pm-10pm; Saturdays: 10am-1pm, 3-10pm. It is closed on Mondays.

Entrance fee for 13- to 64-year-olds is €1 per person, while adults 65 and over enter for free. Children under 12 years enter for free but must be accompanied by an adult.

Landforms

Patrick Dalli is exhibiting a collection of large-scale oil paintings exploring Maltese landscapes in abstract form.

Curated by Roderick Camilleri, the exhibition is open until August 11 at the Art Galleries of the Malta Society of Arts at Palazzo de la Salle, Valletta.

Opening hours: Mondays and Fridays: 8am to 7pm; Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays: 8am to noon and 4pm to 7pm; Saturdays: 8am to 1pm.

For more information, visit www.patrickdalli.com and www.artsmalta.org/events.

Prehistoric pottery making

An exhibition presenting the results of a scientific investigation of materials and techniques used in pottery making during Maltese prehistory is open at the National Museum of Archaeology. The exhibition runs until the end of August. Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 9am to 4.30pm.

 



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