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  • Sawl at the Astra

    Sawl at the Astra

    Actor Mario Micallef will interpret excerpts from St Paul’s turbulent life in an original, thought-provoking, one-hour monologue play entitled Sawl, at the Astra Theatre, Victoria, on Saturday at 7.30pm. The production, scripted by Alfred Palma...

  • Nadur carnival activities start

    Nadur carnival activities start

    Nadur launched its carnival activities last Sunday in the village’s St Peter and St Paul Square, with several dancing competitions for adults and children in colourful costumes, and marches by Mnarja Band under the direction of Joseph Grech. Nadur...

  • Coming up

    • L-Għaġina tan-Nanna, a hands-on educational event for children aged nine to 13, will be held by Heritage Malta tomorrow and on Tuesday from 9.30am to noon at Ta’ Kola Windmill, Xagħra. Participants, who may come in fancy dress and traditional...

  • Sixth form holds memorial evening on Nazi Holocaust

    Sixth form holds memorial evening on Nazi Holocaust

    Sir Michelangelo Refalo Sixth Form, Victoria, organised a memorial evening at the Gozo Ministry exhibition hall to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Nazi Holocaust. During the event, students staged an excerpt from The Diary of Anne Frank,...

  • Creative writing competition

    Gozo Live, in collaboration with Gozo College, has lauched a creative writing contest for students. The first category is for written entries such as short stories, poems or essays on any subject. Participants will be required to read their...

  • Nadur, Victoria carnivals

    Nadur’s organised carnival will be held today and the spontaneous carnival will be held from Friday to February 17. Victoria’s spontaneous carnival starts on Friday in St George’s Square. On Saturday morning the children’s carnival will be held in...

  • Statues near Capuchin church restored

    Statues near Capuchin church restored

    Wirt Għawdex has completed the restoration of two statues near the Capuchin church in Victoria. One statueopposite the church depicts Christ the Saviour, standing and holding a large cross. The sculptor is unknown but the relief of Our Lady of...

  • Capuchin superiors’ live-in

    Capuchin superiors’ live-in

    A live-in for eight Maltese Capuchin superiors was held at the Capuchin friary in Victoria. Together with the provincial council the superiors discussed their roles in their respective fraternities. Provincial minister Martin Micallef gave a talk...

  • Renovation of Gozo court facade

    Renovation of Gozo court facade

    The facade of the old Gozo court building is undergoing extensive stone consolidation and cleaning as part of the Citadel conservation and restoration project. The work also includes substituting eroded stones, cleaning the window iron grids and...

  • Promoting Gozo as a film location

    Promoting Gozo as a film location

    The Film Commission is launching a marketing campaign to promote Gozo worldwide as a film location. This was announced at a public consultation meeting held in Victoria about the film industry in Gozo and about training and working opportunities...

  • Feast of St John Bosco celebrated

    Feast of St John Bosco celebrated

    The feast of St John Bosco was celebrated in Victoria last Sunday. In the morning, Gozo Bishop Mario Grech concelebrated Mass animated by Chorus Urbanus at the Don Bosco Oratory chapel. This was followed by a parade of horses and ponies that left...

  • Appeal for Peru mission

    Appeal for Peru mission

    Raymond Portelli, a priest and doctor from Nadur, is appealing for donations to support missionary work in Peru that includes the running of an AIDS clinic, a rehabilitation centre for drug addicts and hospices for old, abandoned people. The money...

  • A healthy school breakfast

    A healthy school breakfast

    A healthy breakfast was served to 335 school children at the Gozo College primary school, Victoria. The event was organised on the initiative of Gozo General Hospital staff members Roseanne Buttigieg and Eileen Vella with the support of David’s...

  • Coming up

    • The Friends of the Sick and Elderly in Gozo is holding a charity fair at Victoria football ground today from 7.30am to 12.30pm. Each car space costs €10 payable on the day. • Don Bosco Oratory, Victoria, will screen Paddington today at 5.30pm. •...

  • Ecumenical service held in Victoria

    Ecumenical service held in Victoria

    As part of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Gozo bishop Mario Grech, Rev. Kim Hurst of St Andrew’s Scots church and Fr Paul Muscat of the St Augustine community concelebrated an annual ecumenical service at St Augustine’s church,...

  • Gozo bishop thanks blood donor for his generosity

    Gozo bishop thanks blood donor for his generosity

    Mgr Salv Grima donated blood for the 128th time at the Gozo General Hospital’s Outpatients Department during an event organised by National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) staff. Gozo bishop Mario Grech presented Grima with a memento to thank him...

  • Journalists’ Mass to mark feast of their patron saint

    Journalists’ Mass to mark feast of their patron saint

    The Gozo Journalists Association marked the feast of St Francis of Sales, patron saint of journalists, with a Mass led by Gozo bishop Mario Grech, assisted by Mgrs Carmelo Scicluna and Saviour Grima, at the Franciscan Sisters’ church, Victoria.

  • Exhibition of nativity scene statuettes

    Exhibition of nativity scene statuettes

    A collection of statuettes of the nativity scene at Mgr George Tabone’s home in Library Street, Victoria, is open until tomorrow, the feast of the presentation of Jesus, which marks the end of Epiphany, when many Gozitans pack their cribs away. On...

  • Theatre club performs Lord of the Flies

    Theatre club performs Lord of the Flies

    Gozo Creative Theatre Club’s production of William Golding’s classic story of lost innocence, Lord of the Flies, was performed at the Astra Theatre, Victoria. The play, based on Nigel William’s stage adaptation, was directed by George Mizzi and...

  • Open evening held at Bishop’s Conservatory

    Open evening held at Bishop’s Conservatory

    An open evening was held at the Bishop’s Conservatory secondary school, Victoria, for prospective students and their parents to see the school’s learning environment. It served as an opportunity for Year 6 pupils to meet the teaching staff and for...

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