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  • Feast of San Dimitri

    Feast of San Dimitri

    The feast of San Dimitri was celebrated at the chapel dedicated to this saint on the outskirts of Għarb. The feast was led by Għarb archpriest Joseph Sultana and Mgr Joseph Bezzina said the principal Mass. A village fair was held in fields...

  • Leone Band in concert

    The annual symphonic concert by the Leone Band of Victoria will be held at the Aurora Theatre on Saturday at 8.30pm, under the direction of Mro Colin Attard. The classical music concert will feature a programme comprising selections from operas...

  • Seminar on rheumatology

    Prof. Andrew Borg was the speaker at a seminar for doctors and pharmacists held on the theme ‘Case studies in rheumatology’ at Kempinski Hotel, Għarb. It was organised by Serolf Trading Agency Ltd in collaboration with the Gozo Medical Association.

  • Commemorating Saint Ursula

    Commemorating Saint Ursula

    The arrival of the miraculous statue of St Ursula in Gozo 400 years ago was commemorated with a solemn Mass at the cathedral in Victoria. A special hand stamp cancellation with an image of the saint designed by Paul Falzon was issued by Maltapost...

  • Rotary Club Gozo vocational fund to support youths’ career aspirations

    Rotary Club Gozo vocational fund to support youths’ career aspirations

    A vocational fund to support Gozitan youths’ career aspirations has been set up by Rotary Club Gozo. Rotary president Guy Kurkjian said: “Young people all need finance to progress in their studies towards a career: for materials, tools, books,...

  • Doubt at the Astra

    Doubt at the Astra

    Doubt will be performed on November 22 and 23 at the Astra Theatre, Victoria, as part of the Festival Mediterranea . Written in 2004 by US playwright John Patrick Shanley, this intense play, set in a Catholic school in New York, won the Pulitzer...

  • Exhibition on Gozo diocese

    Exhibition on Gozo diocese

    The papal bull Singulari Amore, which established a separate diocese for Gozo and Comino in 1864, is the main attraction at an exhibition to mark its first 150 years. The exhibition is open until Friday at the Gozo Ministry exhibition hall,...

  • Wirt Għawdex public lecture on Sir Harry Luke

    Wirt Għawdex public lecture on Sir Harry Luke

    Sir Harry Luke – a little-known personality with strong connections to Gozo – was the subject of the first in a new series of free public lectures organised annually by Wirt Għawdex at the Santa Cecilia mediaeval chapel, Għajnsielem. Paul Pisani...

  • Knights’ defences revealed

    Knights’ defences revealed

    Ongoing excavation works in front of the Citadel bastions in Victoria have revealed stone structures which have been buried since the second half of the 19th century. The discovery will shed new light on the original plans for the layout of...

  • Dance workshop

    Dance workshop

    A dance workshop was held for children at Gozo College’s Rabat primary, led by Francesco Mariottini, a former participant in Italian TV programme Amici. Mariottini was in Malta to take part in Divina, a contemporary dance adaptation based on La...

  • Coming up

    • People who wish to enrol as organ donors may do so at the Order of Malta Volunteers stand in Gozo at the car boot sale being held by the Friends of the Sick and Elderly at Victoria football ground today. Children need their parents’ consent to...

  • Grandparents Day

    Grandparents Day

    Grandparents Day was celebrated in Victoria last Sunday at an event organised by Grandparents Malta Foundation. The foundation’s Gozo branch, led by president Marisa Scicluna and vice-president Elizabeth Bugeja, organised a 12-hour programme of...

  • St Ursula statue’s 400th anniversary

    St Ursula statue’s 400th anniversary

    Next Tuesday marks the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the statue of St Ursula in Gozo. St Ursula, reputed to be a missionary princess from Roman Brittania, was martyred by the Huns near Cologne. Devotion to the saint in Gozo began in 1614,...

  • Blessing of pets

    Blessing of pets

    Animal lovers were at the franciscan convent in Ghajnsielem last Sunday to have their pets and animals blessed by Fr Alfred Sciberras.

  • Traditional weaving at Ta’ Kola

    Traditional weaving at Ta’ Kola

    An activity focused on weaving and related traditions was organised by Heritage Malta in collaboration with local weaver Alda Bugeja (top left photo, first from left) at Ta’ Kola Windmill, Xagħra. Bugeja provided hands-on demonstrations of weaving...

  • Gozo diocese new appointments

    Gozo diocese new appointments

    Gozo Bishop Mario Grech has made three new appointments in the Gozo diocese. Fr Michael Curmi was appointed parish associate at St Margaret parish, Sannat. He was born on May 9, 1982, and ordained priest on June 30, 2007, after which he continued...

  • Broken Life

    Broken Life

    An exhibition by Hermine Anna Sammut entitled Broken Life is currently taking place at Il-Ħaġar Heart of Gozo, St George’s Square, Victoria. It includes a series of 13 copper etchings and eight matching ceramic sculptures. The exhibition is open...

  • Santa Luċija fjakkolata

    Santa Luċija fjakkolata

    The annual traditional fjakkolata organised by Kerċem’s Santa Luċija administrative committee was held last Sunday on Għar Ilma hillock. The fjakkolata initiative started some decades ago when the Santa Luċija community lacked electricity supply...

  • Coming up

    • Għarb celebrates the feast of St Demetrius today. A chapel dedicated to the saint is built on the edge of a promontory that can be reached by a country road from Għarb. A traditional fair will be held near the chapel starting from 11am.

  • Santa Luċija – Symphony of Lights concert

    The Gozo Youth Wind Band will present a concert entitled Santa Luċija – Symphony of Lights on Friday. It will perform a wide range of musical styles including operatic, pop arrangements of classical masterpieces, pop music and songs from musical...

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