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Runners Crowdfund for First Autism Handbook in Maltese

Thanks to the efforts of four runners, parents of children in Malta diagnosed with Autism can hope to receive a Maltese language handbook to help guide them as they adjust to life with this news. The initiative is spearheaded by a campaign on crowdfunding website ZAAR, in which the brave runners will complete a grueling […]

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Piano is the most popular instrument among music students

Starting this Monday 8 May and going on until the 22 May, the Malta Society of Arts (MSA) will be hosting its bi-annual practical music examinations with the London College of Music (LCM), which is the largest specialist music and performing arts institution in the UK. The MSA has been the representative of the LCM […]


Sustainable tourism conference: EU funding and industry frontrunners

As part of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017, a high-level conference on sustainable tourism will take place on 8 May in Valletta, Malta, bringing together policymakers and travel industry representatives to discuss the potential of the tourism sector to adopt a more sustainable approach, with particular focus on environmental impacts. Hosted […]

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Send Bad Dad Chris Dingli to North America!

Actor, writer and comedian Chris Dingli is taking his one-man comedy Bad Dad on tour to North America. To help cover the cost of the tour, Dingli has launched a crowdfunding campaign throughout the month of April. Anyone backing the project can choose from a multitude of rewards in exchange for their support including tickets […]


Malta: An Investor’s Paradise

In this article, which shall be split into two parts, we shall explore the characteristics of Malta as a highly attractive jurisdiction for inbound investment. In doing so, we shall be analysing the growth of financial services as a key industry in Malta, along with looking at the impact that this industry has within a […]


Local music talent you should definitely check out

Our goal is to shine the spotlight on individuals and brands who take something ordinary, and make it extraordinary. We want to appreciate, celebrate, and open the doors to luxury. And what is art – what is music – if not the transmutation of the ordinary into magic? Malta is itself undergoing a transformation – […]


And the Oscar goes to..

What a night! The 89th Edition of the Oscars will surely be remembered for the years to come, with an unprecedented gaffe when they pulled a Steve Harvey and announced the wrong winner. I’ll be honest here, I was gutted to learn that La La Land, a tell-tale movie of passionate dancing, lost the Best […]


Meet Rebecca Binnendyk, the Australian Jazz/Pop singer currently in Malta

Our goal at Tappintomalta is to put the spotlight on those who take something ordinary, and make it extraordinary. Rebecca Binnendyk embodies this. You may have seen her debut album’s video ‘Some fun out of life’ circulating around facebook. If not, we’re here to tell you a bit more about the rising star. She is a 21st […]

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Valletta 2018 Announces Major Exhibition

Valletta 2018’s largest contemporary art exhibition will be launched at the beginning of the European Capital of Culture year. The exhibition curated by international curator Maren Richter, consisting of an indoor exhibition as well as installations and interventions in public spaces, explores Malta’s relationship with its closest neighbour – the sea. Richter said “I feel […]

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New Year’s Resolutions 2017

I’ve put off making my New Year’s Resolutions till today because I really wanted to have a good think about my priorities for 2017. The two areas I want to focus on most: Take better care of myself and take better care of my home. Take Care of Me There are the obvious ways to […]

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The next restaurant you simply must try – Tully’s Fusion

Malta is definitely not short of great places to eat. I would say that the culinary delights that the islands have to offer are on the increase. For me it’s always a thrill finding a new little gem to satisfy my foodie fixations, and the most recent treasure I discovered is Tully’s Fusion in L’Isla. […]


Taking something ordinary, and making it special at The Thirsty Barber

After an evening of half-baked plans and an unwillingness to hop from one spot to another aimlessly, we were about to call it a night. Then, I remembered I had a card up my sleeve: The Thirsty Barber. I wanted to see the place in action before I conducted the interview with Matthew D’Emanuele, one […]

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What’s the Craic with Victor Calleja?

When I went to meet Victor Calleja to interview him about his new book, I figured it would be like most of the interviews I have conducted before. Informative, interesting, but quite formal. On the contrary…it was a series of giggles, inspiration and anecdotes from beginning to end.  The tone of the entire conversation was […]

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Vivendo Group feasts the senses of suppliers, clients, and partners

Vivendo Group hosted a Feast of the Senses at their Ideacasa showroom in Birkirkara on the 24th November 2016, while hosting dignitaries from the Buoninfante brand, as a means of introducing the brand in Malta.  Ideacasa also celebrated its first year anniversary from the launch of the Calligaris store in Malta. Guests at this invite-only […]


Time Management doesn’t matter, here is what does

The first move almost anyone new to a highly managerial position makes? A list of tasks, followed by a neatly organised, colour-coded schedule on their calendar. Others go a step further and download the latest time management software. Three unplanned meetings later, an unforeseen problem with the server, and a project thrown at you out […]


Recap: Malta Design Week 2016

As part of the V18 European Capital of Culture Programme, November’s first weekend saw the launch of the 2016 edition of the Malta Design Week, co-sponsored by DEX Workspaces. It is an annual event that bridges the world of design, art, and architecture to the public, and offers a space for discussion through a network […]

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Stephen Cordina Aroma&Therapy at Kwalita Malta this weekend at MFCC

This weekend, entrepreneur and aroma therapist Stephen Cordina will, exhibit his popular range of natural, locally-produced cosmetics, home and office fragrances, and hand-balm candles at the highly-anticipated Kwalita Malta event at the Malta Fairs and Conventions Centre, Ta Qali. Mr Cordina, who qualified in aromatherapy, clinical medicine and reflexology in the UK and Switzerland, is […]

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Divergent Thinkers: Winner of Japan Residency Announced

The winning artist of the Divergent Thinkers exhibition and competition, Sarah Maria Scicluna was announced recently at the Malta Maritime Museum. The exhibition, which is organised by Aġenzija Żgħażagħ in collaboration with the Valletta 2018 Foundation, features the works of nine young local artists and one Japanese artist. The artists taking part in the exhibition […]

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Trees, art and the power of creativity

From my first couple of exchanges, I could already feel the passion that English born artist Jeni Caruana has for her craft. Our path at tappintomalta had already crossed a couple of times with Jeni, so her work isn’t new to me. However, I did feel that her latest collection, Arbor Vitae, has a new […]


Careers Convention at the Summit of iGaming Malta (SiGMA)

The Summit of iGaming Malta has created a space at this year’s edition, dedicated to careers within the iGaming industry. The Careers Convention is a direct result of the growing need to employ the best talent in the field.  The convention will take place on day two of the summit and will be open to […]

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Steve Hili’s five-star rated fringe show Burning Love. To the ground. is coming to Malta!

This comedy, dubbed ‘an interactive show with lasagne’ was called ‘Perfect’, ‘hilarious and eye-opening’ by review website Arts Awards Voice.  In the show, the London-based Maltese stand-up comedian takes on the notion of ‘love’ in his unique high-energy style with a frantic mix of real-life experience, naughty observations, dodgy science and his favourite food. Steve, who has been described by world-famous VICE magazine as having “The energy of a dog […]


Unquestionably Fino

I am a firm believer in tradition and longevity as a true indicator of quality.  One of the Maltese names that is synonymous with tradition is C. Fino + Sons Ltd. The Fino name has been intrinsically tied to the home furnishing sector for over 80 years. Fino’s Core Values are Product Excellence, Quality, Style […]

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Taking Malta to the West End – An interview with Ben Darmanin

I’ve spent many a night sat in the rows of London’s theatre district imagining how much excitement there must be back stage. I have definitely harboured my own secret (till now) fantasies about treading the boards in some way.  When I walked in to the Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa to interview Ben Darmanin, I […]

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Innovative Venues Launched by Innovent

Launch event of unique venues The Club House and The Vault.  Perfect for corporate events with a difference. A 16th Century Hunting Lodge has been beautifully converted into a one of a kind event venue retaining its unquestionable soul. The traditional building, located in the midst of beautiful Maltese countryside maintains its authenticity. The living […]

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Fresh, Positive, Upbeat Tunes: Meet Canvas Wall

In anticipation of the launch of their new EP Mannekind, I caught up with Simon Dounis from Canvas Wall to find out a little bit more about this band I’ve been hearing so much about.  So if you haven’t heard about them before, here’s your chance to find out just what’s behind the Canvas Wall. […]

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Little Rock, Big Dreams

Malta has the highest concentration of talent and potential I have ever seen in such a small geographical area: be it musical, artistic, culinary, entrepreneurial, IT related, etc.  The beauty of this is that it makes Malta a strong and diverse country to live in both from a business and leisure perspective.  With such potential […]


WDM International’s DR. Jonathan De Giovanni wins at the Best Entrepreneur of the Year awards 2016

WDM International’s Legal & International Tax Partner, Dr. Jonathan De Giovanni, won the Award for Excellence at this year’s Best Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. The ceremony was hosted by the Malta Business Review at Smart City, Malta, were the nominees and their guests were treated to a gala dinner. The exclusive red carpet event attracted […]

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Cliff Zammit Stevens: A true passion for his art

Cliff Zammit Stevens: A name already known to regular tappintomalta readers following Isabel Tapp’s interview with him in September 2015. I had the absolute pleasure of meeting Cliff this week during a press conference to announce the dates for his 8th annual solo concert in Malta. I had done some research about Cliff before heading […]


The Three Palaces Festival 2016 Edition

Peter Manning, a leading figure in the classical music world, has been appointed as the new artistic director for the Three Palaces Festival which will be held from the 4th to the 13th November of this year.  Manning, a violinist, concert master and conductor, has toured some of the world’s major concert halls and led […]


5 Painters to look out for in the Maltese Art Scene

It is through the appreciation, enjoyment, and dedication to innovation, luxury, and culture that one gets to truly enjoy the finer things of life. Annual festivals celebrating the arts such as the Sliema Arts Festival and Earth Garden; The renovation of Valletta as the European Capital of Culture 2018; and flourishing art centres such as […]

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Stress-free summer nights at Madliena Lodge

I had heard some great reviews about the newly refurbished Madliena Lodge from friends but I have to admit, I still had ideas of a venue stuck in the 80s. So I can’t tell you how pleasantly surprised I was when I drove into the graveled car park and first caught site of the crisp white […]

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Reaching for the skies, with two feet firmly on the ground

This week I caught up with Andrea Trapani, Founder and owner of Executive Aviation Malta. I had met Andrea on a few occasions before but never experienced such a candid insight into what makes this young entrepreneur tick. Andrea put his passion for the aviation industry into action 6 years ago when he started his […]


Technogym equips new gym at Radisson Blu Resort

Vivendo Group has recently completed work on the newly-equipped gym facilities at the Radisson Blu Resort Malta. Guests at the resort can now stay in shape, using the latest gym and fitness equipment by Technogym. The new gym combines the best new technology with the latest equipment, enabling users to improve their workouts and exercise […]

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Dr. Jean Paul Demajo discusses some of the aspects of the relationship between dentist and patient

Treating patients is a professional affair, but there is still a very big personal touch, which is not taught in textbooks. When patients are about to embark on a big dental job, they tend to go down one of two roads. One road may lead the patient to the internet, forcing them to go on […]

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SOAR – Anatomy in Motion

SOAR – Anatomy in Motion is a project of excellence, a body of work featuring 43 photographic prints culminating a 5-year project by physician & professional photographer Charles Paul Azzopardi. This project brings together a definitive array of Azzopardi’s pioneering work and encompasses incomparable images of the precision and power of the human body & […]

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Instrumental – a photographic exhibition by Jean Pierre Gatt

This April, Palazzo de Piro plays host to a photographic exhibition by local artist Jean Pierre Gatt. Instrumental will be open to the public from 1st until 30th April 2016. Jean Pierre Gatt was born in May 1973 and has been working in the film & TV industry since 1993. His passion for cinematography has […]

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VELVET in concert by Nadine Axisa

Nadine Axisa’s album ‘Velvet’ was released in 2014 featuring twelve original tracks in the smooth jazz style.Since the launch of the album in 2014, Nadine kept herself busy both locally and overseas. She performed in ‘A night of modern jazz’ (May 2014), Perugia (July 2014), the Italian Jazz Festival in Berlin (December 2014), ‘SONGS’ (January […]

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Forming a legacy that stands the test of time

I’ve always been very drawn in by the values of tradition and legacy.  The Maltese are well known for their entrepreneurial spirit and family businesses still have a strong foothold in the local economy. Family business does not necessarily mean small or part-time businesses. To me it has come to mean tradition, personal service, flexibility […]

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Experience the Romanticised Realism of Maria Froman

Having recently returned home to Malta after extensive travels, Maria Froman is once again exhibiting on the island. The Artist explains that she takes a lot of care in executing her work, paying attention to details and working with multiple layers and glazes to produce artworks that seamlessly combine a photo realistic edge with painterly […]

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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall stay at The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux during their State Visit to Malta

The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux, Malta’s only 5-star boutique heritage hotel, was honoured to welcome Their Royal Highnesses, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall as guests at the hotel in November. The Prince and Duchess were in Malta as part of an official State Visit from 26th to 28th November 2015 […]


See how to find the right Christmas gift for your business partner

Christmas is coming and the idea of Christmas and gift giving normally go hand-in-hand. Sending or giving a Christmas gift can be a great ‘thank you’ for being a partner, supplier or client or just a nice gesture to wish them a merry Christmas and a happy new year. Whether it’s your boss, a partner […]


Trend Talk: “Making it personal” with Aster Cucine

An informal Trend Talk was recently organised at the Brands International showroom in San Gwann, with the aim of bringing innovative products and solutions at the forefront of the industry. Throughout the evening, the spotlight was on Aster Cucine. Export Sales Director Pietro De Riso, presented Aster’s unique approach to kitchen design, with particular emphasis […]

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Award-winning Interior Design:

Winner of the Malta Best in Business – Design Company award 2015 The Malta Best in Business awards under patronage of Her Excellency, Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, President of Malta, were held on Friday the 13 of November, at the Verdala Palace. The President referred to the awards “as a mark of her support to Malta’s elite businesses […]


Two Major Exhibitions by Local Artist Ray Piscopo in December

Engineer-come-artist Ray Piscopo, who found fame on the local and international art scenes through his distinctive representation of the world around him, has recently announced two new exhibitions. The two-part series will take place at the Banca Giuratale in Gozo between 7 and 28 December, and at the Cavalieri Art Hotel in St Julian’s between […]

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Alan Montanaro: Four More Than Just A Play

I meet with Alan Montanaro; Actor; Director; Celebrity; Philanthropist and Owner of the Malta branch of the hugely successful Helen O’Grady Drama Academy.  He is on his way to rehearsals in Valletta for his latest theatrical creation: FourPlay Four. What led up to this Fourth Edition of the FourPlay productions? “I tend to create a […]

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It’s been four years, but it’s certainly been worth the wait because the FourPlay team is back and they’re four times SASSIER, BRASSIER and SEXIER than before! For this edition, Alan Montanaro, Louiselle Vassallo and Isabel Warrington are joined by Edward Mercieca and the team is preparing to rock the rafters at the Teatru Manoel […]

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Golden Bay Sprint Triathlon in aid of The Malta Community Chest Fund

The first Golden Bay Sprint Triathlon took place on Saturday 17th October at the Radisson Blu Resort Golden Sands.  The event was initially conceived by Davide Cachia, Owner and Managing Director of Colours of Malta in collaboration with Island Caterers Ltd. and JUGSMalta as the main sponsors and co-sponsored by tappintomalta.  Proceeds were donated to […]

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Notte Bianca Inaugurated by The President of Malta

Tomorrow 3rd October, Her Excellency Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca,  President of Malta,  will be officially opening this year’s 10th anniversary edition of Notte Bianca. Malta’s largest cultural event will kick off at 7pm from St Elmo’s Square next to the Mediterranean Conference Centre with DUĦĦAN MIS-SOQFA a unique, colourful atmospheric project accompanied by the In Guardia […]

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An Interview with Azure Ultra’s Luxury Yacht Crew

It’s a blazing hot Friday morning at the end of August and I’m driving down to the Grand Harbour Marina at the Birgu Waterfront. The one thought that keeps running through my mind is “I must have the best job in the world, surely.” You see, my first meeting today is on board a beautiful […]

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San Blas Gozo – an art Exhibition by Alison Zammit Endrich

On Saturday, 5th September, an Exhibition of Paintings by Alison Zammit Endrich, titled “San Blas, Gozo,” will open to the Public at the Il-Hagar, Heart of Gozo Museum in Victoria, Gozo. I caught up with Alison at her home in San Blas, prior to the start of the Exhibition, and asked her to tell us […]


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