• Handicrafts for the Christmas season

    Handicrafts for the Christmas season

    The Gozo Agricultural, Industrial and Cultural Society organised the annual handicrafts exhibition for the Christmas season at the Gozo Ministry. As in previous editions, the number of participants and exhibits were quite encouraging. Trophies and...

  • Mario Abela’s art exhibition

    Mario Abela’s art exhibition

    An art exhibition by Mario Abela, entitled Wood Love Some Space, is being held at Art e Gallery, Victoria. Abela’s current work is a contemplative odyssey. It is a journey which strives to recover memories; those of an existentialist trying to...

  • Nativity scene

    Nativity scene

    For the past 19 years Tonio Grech has been displaying his nativity scene made up of various tree barks and branches, stones and jablo to provide a wonderful combination with the latest LED technology. The crib is on show at the Boys’ Museum...

  • New showcase

    New showcase

    Il-Ħaġar (Pjazza San Ġorġ, Victoria) hosts a new showcase in which the Gozo Philatelic Society will be offering different exhibits featuring stamps and postal material. It was inaugurated with a Christmas theme, including errors and items showing...

  • First edition of Presepju Suq u Mexxi

    The Xagħra-based group The Guiding Light, in collaboration with the Gozo Ministry, Christmas in Gozo and Għaqda Milied fix-Xagħra are staging Presepju Suq u Mexxi. Fifteen years ago, the group took on the challenge of organising the first live...

  • Fontana procession

    Fontana procession

    For the first time, more than 350 boys and girls attending the Victoria Primary School participated in a procession with Baby Jesus from the school to Fontana parish church. Parish priest John Muscat led a short celebration, including carol...

  • Educational visit

    Educational visit

    A group of 25 Form 5 students from St Thomas More College, Żejtun Secondary School, spent a day in Gozo. During this educational trip, the students, who were accompanied by several teachers and their respective assistant head in charge, visited...

  • Annual Christmas concert

    Annual Christmas concert

    Gozo College Victoria Primary held its annual Christmas concert at the Don Bosco Oratory. The 370 boys and girls attending school staged the musical Children of the World. Production was in the hands of the school staff.

  • Breakfast with Santa

    Breakfast with Santa

    The Xagħra parish last Sunday organised a Breakfast with Santa at the Youth Centre for all parishioners. For the occasion, Joseph Bajada dressed up as Father Christmas and Eleanor Galea was his elf.

  • Upcoming events

    • The Visitation Band of Għarb will hold its end-of-year concert, Dreams of Vienna, at Kempinski Hotel, San Lawrenz, today at 8pm. The concert will be directed by Mro George Apap. • A pilgrimage to Ta’ Pinu sanctuary and a Mass organised by...

  • Nativity art exhibition

    Nativity art exhibition

    The Nativity – Faith and Art exhibition is being held at the Xagħra altar boys’ group quarters behind the village’s parish church. The exhibits include artistic and antique nativity images in different media and a large crib. It is open from today...

  • Multipurpose cap collection

    Multipurpose cap collection

    Gozo College’s San Lawrenz primary school collected 55 large sacks of plastic bottle caps this year, weighing a total of 820kg, for the Irriċikla għall-Istrina campaign. For each kilo collected, Greenpak offered a donation to the Malta Community...

  • Peter Pan at the oratory

    Peter Pan at the oratory

    Over 100 students of Gozo College Secondary School performed Peter Pan at Don Bosco Oratory theatre, Victoria. It was coordinated by Maria Buttigieg and directed by Rob Ricards.

  • Christmas mini-concerts

    Christmas mini-concerts

    Works by famous composers were performed by the Echo Ensembleof Gozo’s Visual and Performing Arts School music department at the second of the series of four concerts being held this month at Il-Ħaġar museum, St George’s Square, Victoria.

  • Awards for Karl Curmi

    Awards for Karl Curmi

    Karl Curmi, the 10-year-old pupil from Gozo College’s Victoria Primary School who last July saved a baby from drowning at Il-Menqa, Marsalforn, was awarded the Medal for Bravery by President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca on Republic Day. He is the...

  • Research on Gozitan farmers’ perception and attitude towards climate change

    A study on Gozitan farmers’ perception and attitude towards climate change was published in the peer-reviewed publication European Journal of Agronomy. It was conducted by University research­ers Charles Galdies, Alex Said, Liberato Camilleri, and...

  • Cake fundraiser

    Cake fundraiser

    A Christmas cake measuring one by 2.1 metres was baked by David’s Bakery and distributed to shoppers at Arkadia shopping complex in exchange for donations in aid of Puttinu Cares. The sum of €1,650 was collected.

  • Remembering Leah

    Remembering Leah

    Gozitan schoolchildren attended a Mass at Ta’ Pinu sanctuary celebrated by Bishop Mario Grech in memory of Leah Xuereb, the six-year-old girl from Għajnsielem who died last March after a long fight with cancer. Each school presented the donations...

  • Planting peace

    Planting peace

    Over 50 olive trees have been planted to create a ‘Peace Garden’ on Għammar Hill, opposite Ta’ Pinu sanctuary. The garden was inaugurated by Gozo Minister Anton Refalo and blessed by sanctuary rector Fr Gerard Buhagiar. Also present were Għarb...

  • Holy Year of Mercy

    Holy Year of Mercy

    Gozo Bishop Mario Grech inaugurated the Jubilee of Mercy in Gozo by pushing open the main door of the Assumption Cathedral, Victoria, during a ceremony held last Sunday. He held a similar ceremony at Corradino Correctional Facility, Paola.