• Xagħra parish summer club

    Xagħra parish summer club

    About 30 children aged seven to 10 are attending a summer club organised by Xagħra parish. Photo shows mosaic artist Mary Portelli teaching the youngsters how to make a mosaic picture combining the prehistoric temple of Ġgantija and the parish...

  • Dwejra Tower to be open for meteor shower observation

    Dwejra Tower to be open for meteor shower observation

    The coastal watch tower at Dwejra, Gozo, will be open to the public on August 14 from 9pm to 1am to enable people to observe the phenomenon of the Perseids Meteor Shower (also known as the Tears of St Lawrence). The tower is situated in one of the...

  • Campaign to boost youths’ participation in feasts

    Campaign to boost youths’ participation in feasts

    A campaign aimed at increasing youth participation in musical clubs and other organisations involved in village feasts was launched at a seminar entitled ‘Youths, the heart of Gozitan musical societies’. It was organised by Leone Philharmonic...

  • History dance, drama show at Xagħra

    History dance, drama show at Xagħra

    Xagħra Tale, a dance and drama show about the history of the village since prehistory, is being held every Wednesday at 9pm in Victory Square, Xagħra. Attendance is free. This second edition of the event is centred on an episode of Homer’s epic...

  • School visit to Paris

    School visit to Paris

    A group of 30 students who study French at the Sacred Heart Minor Seminary, Victoria, went for a trip to Paris. Among the places they visited were the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame cathedral, Sacre Coeur basilica, the Arc de Triomphe, the national...

  • New tombstone for bishop

    New tombstone for bishop

    A new tombstone to mark the burial site of Gozo Bishop Nicholas Cauchi at the Gozo Cathedral in Victoria is being made by marble craftsman Raymond Bonello on a design by Fr Roberto Gauci. The inlaid marble work will feature the late prelate’s...

  • Upcoming events

    • The feast of St Joseph will be held in Qala today. A pontifical concelebrated Mass led by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech will be said at 9am. Mgr Lawrenz Sciberras will deliver the panegyric. Precursur Band of Xewkija will perform marches at 11.30am.

  • American girl choir

    American girl choir

    A concert by the Northwest Girlchoir from Seattle in the US, was held at the parish church of Xewkija. The Northwest Girlchoir is an independent community music education and performance organisation for girls and young women. Now in its 42nd...

  • Scouts’ summer camp

    Scouts’ summer camp

    Xagħra scout group held their annual summer camp (between July 10 and 16) at Ramla. Venture scouts, scouts, cub scouts and beaver scouts attended the camp. Activities included an obstacle course, archery, a hike, crafts, beach games and pioneering...

  • ‘Farm to Fork’ Food Fair

    ‘Farm to Fork’ Food Fair

    The Gozo Confederation for Agriculture and Fisheries organised the first ‘Farm to Fork’ Food Fair, a weekend of activities, including food, free tastings, exclusive Maltese delicacies, entertainment by Astra, Aurora, Tal-Fuklar and Ta’ Saguna folk...

  • Summer sports activites for children by Otters Club and Xagħra Nursery

    Summer sports activites for children by Otters Club and Xagħra Nursery

    Minister for Gozo Anton Refalo has called for more awareness about physical activity aimed at improving physical fitness, mental well-being and fighting obesity. He was speaking at the Gozo College Boys’ Secondary School. In the past weeks Otters...

  • Cinzsali art exhibition

    Cinzsali art exhibition

    Cynthia Saliba - a local artist from Victoria, is featuring 24 of her latest artworks in her new exhibition Cinzali. Some of the artworks feature original characters taken from comic strips she frequently posts on her facebook page. The exhibition...

  • Business breakfast on Family Business Act

    Business breakfast on Family Business Act

    The Gozo Business Chamber has organised a business breakfast on the proposed Family Business Act, at the Grand Hotel, Mġarr, in onjunction with the Ministry for the Economy, Investment and Small Businesses and Bank of Valletta. The gathering was...

  • Daniel Cilia’s 100th book

    Daniel Cilia’s 100th book

    An exhibition entitled 100th Book of Daniel Cilia is open at the Gozo Public Library in Victoria. The exhibiton brings together all the books containing photographs by Daniel Cilia.

  • Pupils graduate

    Pupils graduate

    A graduation ceremony for Year 6 students was organised recently at the Bishops’ Conservatory Primary School as part of the End of Scholastic Year Concert held at the school grounds. Students were presented with the school-leaving certificates by...

  • Upcoming events

    • Sannat celebrates the feast of St Margarita today. Gozo Bishop Mario Grech will lead a pontifical concelebrated Mass at 9am. Mgr Paul Vella will deliver the panegyric. The Missa in honorem S. Margaritae by Mro Charles Camilleri, under the...

  • Għarb infiorata

    Għarb infiorata

    An infiorata (flower carpet) was laid out on the parvis of Għarb parish church as part of celebrations marking the feast of the Visitation of Our Lady to St Elizabeth. A team of volunteers, ranging from young children to adults, started work on...

  • Vatican appointment

    Vatican appointment

    Pope Francis has nominated Fr Maximillian Grech of Victoria as a diplomatic attaché of the Vatican and assigned him to serve at the apostolic nuncio in Tehran, Iran, with effect from August. For the past three years, Fr Grech has attended the...

  • Colour mystery

    Colour mystery

    An exhibition of paintings by Italian artist Sergio Favotto, entit­led The Mystery of Colour, is being held at the Karmni Grima Museum, 2, Għarb Street, Għarb, from Tuesday to Saturday bet­ween 9am and 4pm, and on Sundays from 9am to 12.30pm,...

  • Xewkija cultural festival

    Xewkija cultural festival

    Fiori d’Argenta, a two-day festival of culture, history, drama and traditions, was held by Xew­kija council in St John the Baptist Square. It included games, a light show, singing, dancing and craftwork for children. Historical sites in the...