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St James' Cavalier Centre for Creativity

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Address: Castille Place | Valletta, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1060, Malta
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Hidden in the Wall of the city

Hidden in the will of Valletta, the centre is a group of rooms to explore , showing exhibitions and providing creative space for its people. We went to the cinema there , where... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2016
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London, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great space for the arts design and performance. The space is extremely creative a nice cafe and restaurant. Great events taking place in the heart of Malta

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Thank Anastasios M
Island of Malta, Malta
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

The concealed tunnel entrance is intriguing but first impressions are false, inside are soulless rooms with pretentious twaddle photo art, junk and 'installations' that are just depressing if this is all the creativity Malta can muster. Do yourself a favour don't go.

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Thank markbyng
mansfield
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42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Came across it by accident and the initial stone steps looked intriguing, the building itself built into the wall is a lovely site but once inside there's really not a lot of anything and the art exhibits are few and far between and starts to become a maze that you can't get out of

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Thank jbramley87
Athens, Greece
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178 reviews
124 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

When we visited Malta in Feb-March 2017, St James' Cavalier Centre seemed to be the only place where we could see contemporary art. The building is actually rather hidden in the city walls - plus we didn't see any posters anywhere, so if we hadn't had local advice it would have been impossible to find it. The building itself is... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We went here with the expectation of enjoying the art... what a shame that the building outshines the exhibits! If this is a centre for creativity then the future is bleak. The art work on display was on the theme of "We lost the war". It looked as if it was done by a low grade GCSE student which is... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Hidden in the will of Valletta, the centre is a group of rooms to explore , showing exhibitions and providing creative space for its people. We went to the cinema there , where they show a wide variety of films that likely don't get large theatrical release. There is an annual children's theatre festival. Looking at the program for it,... More 

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Thank KTS46
Malta
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

My partner and I attended the MET HD LIVE Don Giovanni at St.James Cavalier yesterday evening. While their website clearly states that the opera is being transmitted in Italian with English subtitles, astonishingly the subtitles were in German which meant that the opera was incomprehensible to most of the audience. This, coupled with the freezing temperatures in the auditorium due... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Local experts told us about this place. What a gem it is. It was housing a photographic exhibition and the venue added to the overall experience. Free entry and nicely air conditioned it was a lovely visit. The Inspirations cafe is worth a visit for sure.

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Thank Garrysdad
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43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

The website didn't really give much information, but we were passing so we wandered in, up a covered staircase and into the galleries. What a surprise - this is a lovely old building sympathetically restored, with a real contemporary feel. There was a really interesting exhibition of travel photos, which we really enjoyed. Best of all, it was really quiet... More 

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Thank MimiatWi
Sliema, Malta
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190 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

I love the building,it could be much more interesting with more offers. Yesterday I attend the N°1 of the Tarkowsky movies series. It was suppose to start at 8 pm till 9,30PM, but they have started 30 minutes late,I do not know why. The movie was full of poesie,worth the trip,but for us coming by bus from Sliema,asap the movie... More 

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