2 July 2014
Just as Malta Music Week has come to it's conclusion it is time to get ready for the Malta Arts Festival 2014 the Malta Council for Culture and the Arts taking place between the 14th July 2014 to 2nd August 2014. Now in it's 9th edition it is a showcase of top quality events and sees numerous talented individuals from both locally and overseas participate. The entire programme is focused on diversity to ensure the Arts Festival is accessible to all. Held in the peak tourist season, the festival attracts a significant overseas audience as well.
Most of the events are held in the open summer air. Expect solo, joint performances and workshops held to help enhance local artistic development and provide cultural innovation on the Maltese Islands. For the crowds who attend, the Malta Arts Festival is a plethora of performances, music, theatre, dance and offers something from almost all artistic forms.
The first live performance is on Monday 14th July 2014 by 2 Cellos. "...Go and see them live, because it really is astonishing! I can’t remember seeing anything as exciting as them since I saw Jimi Hendrix live back in the sixties…
” - Elton John
Various other performers such as Kelma Kelma, Hide and Seek, Fecha de Caducidad, Windstreken & Ruben Zahra as well as emerging artists such as violinist Nadine Galea, Luke Baldacchino accompanied by pianist Riyad Nicolas.
Tickets for the various events can be booked online and tickets for the emerging artists series are free of charge and can be booked from the official website.
The Malta Arts Festival has also over the years opened up little used and special venues, such as the Old Opera House ruins in Valletta and Argotti Gardens, and been an impetus for the Maltese Islands to set about providing a greater diversity of art and performance spaces.
Author: Adam Claffey