Failure

Failure Yes, some failures are major. Others are not so very major. Yet, they still sting as though they were major.   Nonetheless, failures- no matter if major, or not so very major, may be our saviour.   Who knows, maybe saviour of our- could have been, Very proud behaviour? Or, maybe saviour of our…

Interview with Ġenn (aka. Cryptic Street)

Interview with Ġenn (aka. Cryptic Street) Ġenn are a 4-piece alternative, post-punk band from Malta, now based in Brighton. They have found success inside and outside of Malta, having toured in several different countries. They released their debut album Titty Monster in March 2018 and are currently touring England with their new drummer Sofia. The following…

The National Arts Awards 2019 P1

The National Arts Awards 2019 – Part 1 Written by Ylenia Callus A great selection of contenders but only one can win the Arts Awards per category. We have an interesting selection of nominees , so let’s break it down. Best Creative Enterprise Stargate Studios Stargate Studios is an international post-production studio with over 150…

Interview with Noah Fabri and Martha Tea

Interview with Noah Fabri and Martha Tea Noah Fabri is a musician who has been writing music ever since he was a young child. He has released three albums on his Bandcamp page in the past two years. His main style of playing is a mix of folk, jazz and rock. He is a multi-instrumentalist…

Home

Home by James Byrne I was sick of home, now i’m Homesick; a serious case of the human condition. Small town suffocation. We held asphyxiation parties: choked our youth in a haze of alcohol, drugs and cigarette smoke. Living for the weekend – but each one weakened us, I couldn’t take it anymore. But now,…

Sodium

Sodium A change is detected, Forcing electric charges Into long, branched canals Where voltage spikes upwards And a threshold is reached. A nerve impulse has been born Surging along the canals’ white walls One wave after another, A flood of electricity, A tsunami of life.   The electric wave spreads infectiously Through the canals’ white…

ACTA The Experience

ACTA The Experience Written by Ylenia Callus      This fourth and final update from Ylenia about the Maltese workshops for Actor Training in a Globalised World, held in April, concludes her review by exploring her personal feelings about the project. Unlike the other articles I wrote about ACTA in this final one I would…

Spreading the (Spoken) Word in Malta

By Amy Borg A couple weeks ago, I sat down with Johan Emerén: Swedish poet, good friend, and organizer of the Spoken Word in Malta open mic events. Along with Palk Ħieles, and various workshop series organized by writers such as myself and Miriam Calleja, Spoken Word in Malta is part of the budding community…