• Iċ-Ċittadella paintings

    Iċ-Ċittadella paintings

    Paintings by Vince Caruana, Aaron Formosa, Dennis Mompalao and George Scicluna are on display at a collective exhibition entitled Iċ-Ċittadella set up by the Gozo Cultural Council at Il-Ħaġar Heart of Gozo museum, St George’s Square, Victoria.

  • Feast of St Clare celebrated

    Feast of St Clare celebrated

    The Poor Clare community in Victoria celebrated the feast of their foundress, St Clare of Assisi, with a Mass celebrated by Coadjutor Bishop of Tripoli George Bugeja, assisted by Vicar General of the Gozo diocese Tarcisio Camilleri and chaplain to...

  • Art Club 2000 exhibition

    Art Club 2000 exhibition

    Eighty works of art by 41 artists and 40 photos by four photographers are being exhi­bited at the eighth edition of the annual Art Club 2000 exhibition at the Gozo Ministry, Victoria. It is open every day except Sundays from 9am to 12.30pm up to...

  • Summer reflections festival

    Summer reflections festival

    The 24th edition of the annual Riflessi Sajfin open-air festival was held in Marsalforn by Oasi Foundation’s Primary Prevention Team. The three-hour event featured established singers and dancers and new performers, including Yada Dance Academy...

  • Victoria Scout Group summer camp

    Victoria Scout Group summer camp

    Victoria Scout Group’s summer camp at Dwejra this year attracted various distinguished visitors, including President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca Gozo, Minister Anton Refalo and Archbishop Emeritus Paul Cremona. Four scout groups from Bulgaria,...

  • Songs, poems under a blue moon

    Songs, poems under a blue moon

    The University’s Gozo campus held a cultural evening coinciding with last month’s blue moon. Corazón, Walter Micallef, and Ruth Portelli accompanied by Tal-Fuklar folk band (pictured) sang Maltese songs, Manwel Mifsud and Mario Debono interpreted...

  • Upcoming events

    • The following activities are being held at Don Bosco Oratory, Victoria, to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of St John Bosco, patron saint of children: A parade by the Salesian Boys Brigade will be held today at 9am from Republic Street,...

  • Summer Skolasport launched

    Summer Skolasport launched

    Seventy-five boys and girls aged between five and 12 are taking part in the first edition of Summer Skolasport. The programme consists of three half-day sessions every week till the first week of September during which participants are being...

  • Visit by Swedish youths

    Visit by Swedish youths

    Fifteen Swedish youths from the Sweden parish of Stora Hoga, near Gothenburg, spent 10 days in Gozo and took part in various activities with children and youths at Don Bosco oratory, Victoria. The group was led by their vicar and two youth leaders...

  • Xagħra plague victims commemorated

    Xagħra plague victims commemorated

    Victims of the plague that struck Xagħra in 1814 were remembered at a ceremony held by the village’s Victory Philarmonic Society. Aaron Attard-Hili delivered a speech and Christian Magrin played the reveille at the Xagħra plague cemetery. Society...

  • Cruise liner in Gozo

    Cruise liner in Gozo

    The cruise liner Seabourn Sojourn anchored off Mġarr to allow over 400 passengers to come ashore for tours in Gozo. It was the vessel’s fourth visit to the island this year.

  • Santa Marija celebration in Gozo

    Santa Marija celebration in Gozo

    The feast of Santa Marija will be celebrated at the cathedral in the Citadel in Victoria next Saturday. This morning, after Mass for Victoria football players, there will be a band march from the cathedral to Leone Band Club, where a bust will be...

  • 50th edition of Il-Ghid tal-Asssunta issued

    50th edition of Il-Ghid tal-Asssunta issued

    The 50th anniversary issue of the Gozo cathedral annual Il-Għid tal-Assunta has been published. It features historic and cultural Marian articles and poems and a chronicle of important events that took place at the cathedral over the past...

  • Icon donated to Victoria museum

    Icon donated to Victoria museum

    A Roman icon inspired by the upcoming Jubilee of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis has been donated to Il-Ħaġar Heart of Gozo Museum, Victoria. The icon, which depicts Christ Pantocrator – Christ as ruler of the world – was made using egg tempera...

  • New Sannat archpriest installed

    New Sannat archpriest installed

    A programme of activities was held to mark the installation of Sannat’s new archpriest Michael Curmi. He proceeded to the parish church in a processional march accompanied by St Margaret Band of Sannat and Victory Band of Xagħra. This was followed...

  • Upcoming events

    • San Lawrenz today celebrates the feast of its patron saint with a pontifical Mass led by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech at 9am. Fr Richard Farrugia will deliver the panegyric. Solemn vespers will be said by Fr Joe Borg at 7pm, followed by marches by La...

  • Book on historical contract to create statue of St George

    A book by Anthony Farrugia entitled Il-Kuntratt tal-Istatwa Titulari ta’ San Ġorġ tar-Rabat, Għawdex, 2 ta’ April 1838, was launched at Mgr Giuseppe Farrugia hall at St George’s Basilica, Victoria. The book is an analytical account of the...

  • Mita voluntary work at Arka

    Mita voluntary work at Arka

    A group of employees from the Malta Information Technology Agency (Mita) conducted voluntary work at Arka Foundation, Għajnsielem, as part of a teambuilding programme the agency is organising to mark its 25th anniversary. The staff cleaned the...

  • Feast of Our Lady of Mt Carmel

    Feast of Our Lady of Mt Carmel

    Xagħra archpriest Carmelo Refalo led a concelebrated Mass marking the feast of Our Lady of Mt Carmel at Ta’ Hamet chapel, Victoria, animated by the Voci Angeliche choir. This was followed by a procession with the statue of Our Lady.

  • Children’s craft classes in Victoria

    Children’s craft classes in Victoria

    Weekly children’s craft classes are being held at the Bejta artisan gallery in Victoria on Mondays and Thursdays throughout summer for kinder and primary school- age children. For further information look up ‘Sunshine arts and crafts’ on Facebook.