That moment in time when a person or a place can be no better – when a peak of achievement has been realised. This is the ancient concept of beauty, known as The Beautiful Hour and that hour is upon Malta.
Fifteen years after joining the European Union, Valletta will be the 2018 premier European Capital of Culture and it is time for a new definition of Malta’s place on the world stage.
Karen Elizabeth Steed will take you behind the scenes to meet the creative forces behind the astonishingly rich cultural scene in Malta today. From street festivals to international opera, from folk to jazz and Baroque music, from priceless sixteenth and seventeenth century wall painting to contemporary art, she’ll guide you through the people and productions with an eye for detail and a strong, personal voice.
It’s not enough today to simply report on performance; she plays the music, speaks the language, dances and draws alongside Maltese artists to tell you how they see this time and space.