December is upon us, a time where winter has transformed the landscape of the islands, and the social and cultural calendar steadily picks up momentum. Peruse our top picks for this month's diary.
Extract taken from December's 2022 Il-Bizzilla Magazine | Read more here
A kick in the baubles
Venue: MADC Playhouse - Santa Venera
Date: 1st December - 4th December 2022
It’s another peaceful Christmas in the Bauble household, but chestnuts aren’t roasting on an open fire. And although a Silent Night would be welcome, all is not calm, and all is certainly not bright. Frank is dreading the arrival of his snobbish in-laws who only ever bring a single bottle of wine for the entire festivities. Throw in a couple of larger-than-life neighbours, let the drink flow merrily, and everything is set for a car-crash Christmas! Written by Gordon Steel and directed by Steve Casaletto, this farcical Christmas comedy for adults sees John Montanaro, Maxine Aquilina, Stephen Oliver and Francesca Briffa leading an eclectic cast. This production is supported by Arts Council Malta.
Christmas memories at esplora
Venue: Esplora Interactive Science Centre, Dawret Fra Giovanni Bichi, Kalkara
Date: 17th December 2022 - 8th January 2023
Contact: [email protected]
Create magical memories this festive season at Esplora! Malta’s Science Centre will be organising various fun activities and interactive science shows to ignite your scientific curiosity whilst delving deeper in the use of technology around us. Benefit from 1 free child entry ticket with every paying adult. Tickets can be bought from showshappening.com or at the door on a first come, first served basis. Kindly visit our website for more information on the opening hours. Give the gift of experience this Christmas and invest in memories which will last a lifetime!
57th national competition and exhibition of photography
Venue: Art Galleries, Malta Society of Arts, Palazzo de La Salle, Valletta
Date: 2nd December - 22nd December 2022
The Malta Photographic Society is organising its 57th Annual Photographic Competition and Exhibition of Photography, exhibiting over 100 printed and framed photographs, and over 110 digital photographs. Winning photos in the various categories will be displayed alongside chosen photos in the portrait, still life, street photography, landscape, architecture and creative styles.
Carols at Christmas
Venue: Teatru Manoel Studio Theatre, Valletta
Date: 8th December - 11th December 2022
A theatrical romp with Carols: three Carols to be precise! Meet Carol Kanzunetta, Carol Żfin & Carol Drammatiku. All three Carols are competing for the solo in the TOI TOI sell-out Christmas show for young audiences. Carols at Christmas forms part of Teatru Manoel's TOI TOI Learning & Participation Programme.
Jack and the Beanstalk
Venue: Teatru Astra, Victoria, Gozo
Date: 26th December - 30th December 2022
Jack and The Beanstalk is Malta’s first Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto, featuring the adventures of Jack and his mum, Dame Fazola Bigilla, played by Edward Mercieca. It is produced by FM Theatre Productions and Teatru Astra, written by Peter Rowe and directed by Chris Gatt.