Clowntifics Interactive Show

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The combination of science and comedy has never been so exciting, from explosions to fire and rockets, come and witness it all! Clowntifics will use comedy and entertainment to explain the scientific concepts behind everything around us in a new and original way.

Clowntifics, brought to you by the minds behind Science in the City, is an interactive science show where members of the audience get to take part in the experiments themselves whilst learning about science and how it affects our day to day lives.

The Big Van Theory, a group of Spanish scientists who are also trained in theatre, will be performing this comedy show for children on Saturday 11 March between 5-6pm at the Palazzo de La Salle.

This interactive show, for children of ages 4 to 11 combines clowns, comedy and experiments to help kids explore the wonders of science. Entrance is against a donation of €5 per person at the door.

This event is organised by the Science in the City festival team and the Malta Chamber of Scientists. Supported by the Valletta 2018 foundation and Get Your Act Together. 

To register your interest, avoid disappointment and save time on the day please contact

Come join the Big Van as we delve into the secrets of the universe!

Date: Saturday 11 March, 5-6pm

Place: Palazzo de La Salle, Malta Society of Arts, 219 Republic Street, Valletta

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Littlebot Film Labs at MSA

Starting from the 7 March and for three weeks, the MSA will be hosting a series of fun hands-on workshops that aim to educate eleven to fifteen-year olds on how to make a film on their phone in a total of sixteen hours.

The project seeks to educate and inspire Malta’s youth on the art of film making through screenwriting, sound, filming and editing. It comprises a series of four hands-on workshops in which participants will be producing their own film from scratch, using nothing but a smartphone and open-source software.

They’ll be taken through the creative process step by step, starting with the basics of storytelling from screenwriter Cassi Camilleri, capturing and effectively using sound with sound designer and musician Yasmin Kuymizakis, as well as getting to grips with directing and editing with director Keith Tedesco and editor Franny Schembri.

With the support of Arts Council Malta and Creative Europe Desk Malta, the films produced at the Littlebot Film Labs will be shown at the EFA’s Young Audience Film Awards.

The workshops are scheduled as follows:

Screenwriting: 7th, 8th, 9th March from 4pm till 8pm
Sound: 14th, 15th, 16th March from 4pm till 8pm
Filming: 21st, 22nd, 23rd March from 4pm till 8pm
Editing: 28th, 29th, 30th March from 4pm till 8pm

All workshops will be held at the Malta Society of Arts at Palazzo de La Salle, 219 Republic Street in Valletta. Click here for more information. 

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MSA’s Annual General Meeting 2017








Election of 3 Members during AGM 

During the Malta Society of Arts’ Annual General Meeting to be held on Monday 27 March 2017 at 6pm, there will be an election of three (3) Members for the Committee of the Malta Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce for the period 1st April 2017 – 31st March 2020.

Nominations are to be made on the prescribed form and they will be received by not later than noon of Tuesday 28 February 2017.

For more details, please see the Notification that was sent to the Members.


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Update on works at Palazzo de La Salle


For a few months now, we have been working intensely on upgrading the seat of the Malta Society of Arts – the magnificent 18th century Palazzo de La Salle. Works include the following:

  • The Chapel is undergoing conservation works
  • The Sala dei Cavalieri will also be undergoing conservation works soon
  • Four Halls situated on the Upper Floor are being refurbished to be used as gallery/exhibition spaces, among other things
  • Another hall is being transformed into a fully-equipped space for performances, including concerts, theatre, events and much more


These changes that are being implemented mostly to the first floor of the Palazzo include infrastructural changes – entrances and exits are being modified to accommodate the modern needs of the Malta Society of Arts, and some of the spaces will be larger, thanks to intelligent use of space.


Works will continue throughout the coming months. We are very excited to be working on such a huge but greatly satisfying project for our Society that will provide more modern and adequate spaces for the MSA’s activities and those of the growing artistic and cultural community around us.

We will keep you updated with more developments in the coming months.

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‘The Boats of Malta’ Talk by Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar


Recently, FAA told you about the study about Malta’s boats by Desmond Morris, the world famous anthropologist. This week, they are going to think about the people in those boats. Fiona Vella is the author of Disappearing Malta, a book on culture, crafts and traditional ways of life. She will be joining the talk on the 9th of February, for what was already an incredible talk, to present some of the stories of fishermen from her book.

The questions about Malta’s traditional boats remain, and will be answered in the first half of the talk about the study by Desmond Morris. Did you know that the colours on Malta’s traditional boats are associated with different harbours? Or that the death of a member of a fishing family is marked on their boat?

All these facts and much more will be revealed in Professor Aquilina’s talk for Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar. This special talk comes thanks to the research of world-famous anthropologist Desmond Morris, who lived in Malta for six years in the 70s. 

This long-hidden study has finally been published after being lost for decades. Come along and enjoy learning the fascinating stories behind some of Malta’s most iconic cultural icons.

The talk will be held on Thursday 9th February at the Palazzo de la Salle with an entrance fee of 5 euros.

FAA is teaming up with Faraxa Publishing to bring this study to light. FAA and Faraxa Publishing carried out an interview on TVM to discuss the study which you can watch here.

Book your tickets here: On our ticket engine

Visit our website for more information using this link.

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MSA’s Annual General Meeting 2017


This year, the Malta Society of Arts’ Annual General Meeting will take place at 6pm on Monday the 27 February 2017 at the Palazzo de La Salle.

More details will follow soon.

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New courses starting in February!

Places are filling up fast on our courses starting at the end of January/beginning of February, so hurry up and book your places. Here’s the schedule of all of our courses (click on or save the image below to enlarge for better readability). For more information, kindly contact us on 21244339 or 21244400. 

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from MSA!

On behalf of everyone here at the Malta Society of Arts, we’d like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Great New 2017! May you all have a peaceful and serene time with your close ones. In the meantime, Les Gavroches seem to be delighted by our Christmas tree.


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NOTICE: Closing dates at MSA over Christmas

The MSA will be closed for the Christmas holidays between the 23 December and the 2 January (both days inclusive). If you’d like to apply for our courses starting in February, we urge you to do so before we close to secure your place. 


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New schedule of courses starting in February!

Applications are now open for the courses starting in February. For more details of each course, please visit our ‘Courses‘ section on this website.


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