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maltatoday, Sunday, 19 OctOber 2014 this week 31 WHAT'S ON storytelling and presenting a body of work that is to be understood simultaneously, not chronologically. Opening hours: 10:00 to 15:00 (Tuesday to Thursday); 15:00 to 19:00 (Friday and Saturday). UNTIL NOVEMBER 9 CONSTRUCT An exhibition of paintings by Celia Borg Cardona at St James Cavalier, Valletta. The work on display shows that the painter's steadfast interest in streetscapes and bird's eye views of gatherings of people has now turned into a focus on sweeping, soaring architectural views of Maltese towns, sometimes on correspondingly oversize canvases. COMICS CONVENTION OCTOBER 31, NOVEMBER 2 Malta Comics and Pop Culture Expo Comic book and pop culture convention taking place at the Malta Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta. During the Expo, visitors will be able to attend panels or even meet up with known TV and film personalities. The guest line-up includes Dirk Benedict ('Faceman' from The A-Team), Robert Picardo (The Doctor from Star Trek: Voyager) and Sylvester McCoy (the 7th Dr Who and Radagast the Brown from The Hobbit). Maltese-British actor Joseph Gatt will also be joining the fray. BOOKS OCTOBER 30 Jutta Heim by Immanuel Mifsud – book launch Book launch for the latest novel by celebrated author Immanuel Mifsud at Cettina Café, Merchants Street, Valletta at 19:00. NOVEMBER 3-7 DESA's annual book sale Book sale by the Department of English Students Association (DESA) at the University of Malta quadrangle, 09:00 to 14:00. Should you wish to sell books at the sale, contact desa.uom@ NOVEMBER 12-16 National Book Festival Annual book festival (formerly Book Fair) at the Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta. Opening hours: Wednesday, 09:00 - 13:00 and 17:30 - 21.30; Thursday, 09:00 - 13:00 and 17:30 - 21.30; Friday, 09:00 - 13:00 and 17:30 - 22.30; Saturday, 09:30 - 14:00 and 17:00 – 22.30; Sunday, 09:30 - 22:00. HALLOWEEN PARTIES OCTOBER 31 Monsters Ball Party at Zion's Reggae Bar, M'Scala. Featuring DJs Gorgobot (Gordon Calleja), Incmode (Carl Schembri) and Laavemuax. All those wearing a scary costume will get a free drink. Doors open at 20:00. Entrance is at €3, and all proceeds go to Puttinu Cares. OCTOBER 31 Wicked Halloween Party Party at W.A.R.S., 13, Lion Street, Floriana – in conjunction with the National Cosplay Competition at Malta Comic Con 2014. Doors open at 21:00. More information and to book attendance: fabioagius@gmail. com. Luis Royo will be one of the participating artists at the Malta Comics and Pop Culture Expo Immanuel Mifsud's latest novel Jutta Heim – launched on October 30

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