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  • Aurora Theatre crib

    A life-size crib depicting the Nativity scene has been set up in a rustic ambience in the subterranean arched cellar of the Leone Philharmonic Society’s Aurora Theatre, Victoria. The crib, ably crafted by Gozitan artist Manwel Grech, depicts the...

  • Astra Theatre crib

    An artistic crib set up in the foyer of the Astra Theatre in Victoria will be open to the public until tomorrow. The crib is the creation of artist Adonai Camilleri Cauchi, who was helped by some members of the La Stella Philharmonic Society.

  • Christmas concert

    A musico-literary Christmas concert, entitled Christus Natus Est, was held at St Francis conventual church in Victoria last Sunday. The concert featured the Santa Cecilia Choir and Brass Ensemble under the baton of Mro Antoine Mercieca and the...

  • First live crib held in Nadur

    During the festive season, the first edition of In Praesepio – Fil-Maxtura, a live Christmas crib at Dar Dun Franġisk Grima, 37, Racecourse Street, Nadur, was organised by the Għaqda Ħbieb tal-Presepju fin-Nadur with the participation of various...

  • Coming up

    • The 12 Days of Christmas is a 90-minute musical fantasy of colourful costumes, song and dance being staged at the Don Bosco Oratory Theatre in Victoria. Today’s matinée show starting at 2.30pm is the last chance to see the performance of the show.

  • Seminar held to mark local councils’ 20th anniversary

    A seminar entitled Local Councils’ 20th Anniversary – Their Role and Relevance Today was recently held at the Grand Hotel, Għajnsielem, to commemorate the anniversary. The seminar was addressed by a number of speakers, including Għajnsielem mayor...

  • A tasteful way to raise funds

    A fundraising activity in aid of Inspire was recently held at Arkadia commercial centre in Victoria during which a large fruit cake in the shape of a Christmas tree prepared by David’s Bakery of Kerċem was put on display at the centre and shoppers...

  • Fundraising walk

    Gozo General Hospital’s organisational committee recently held a fundraising fun walk in aid of L-Istrina. The walk was organised with the support of the Malta Community Chest Fund and Banif Bank. All participants contributed a €10 donation.

  • Figurines treasure trove

    Christmas means a lot to Mgr George Tabone and his sister, Luigia. His residence in Lib­rary Street, Vic­toria, is a treasure trove of figurines of Baby Jesus that are part of a collection of about 500 figu­rines, cribs and grottos of various...

  • Student doctors test shoppers at Arkadia

    Gozitan student members of the Malta Medical Students Association (MMSA) in collaboration with Arkadia of Victoria recently held an activity at the shopping complex whereby they offered to check shoppers’ blood pressure, blood glucose and Body...

  • Winter Light exhibition

    Artist Chris Ebejer is currently holding an exhibition of sacred art at the Banca Giuratale, Independence Square (It-Tokk), Victoria. It is his seventh exhibition and takes place seven years after his last exhibition in Gozo. The exhibition’s...

  • Time for a Christmas story

    Christabel Attard reading a Christmas story to children during one of the storytelling sessions held at Bethlehem f’Ghajnsielem, last Sunday. The sessions are taking place every Sunday at 4pm and 4.30pm.

  • Coming up

    • Masses at Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary will be said today at 6.15, 8.30, 10 and 11.15am and 5pm. • Masses in English will be held at the Sacred Heart Seminary, Victoria, today, the feast of the Holy Family, at 10am, and on Wednesday, the Solemnity of Mary...

  • Għajnsielem’s Nativity village inaugurated

    The fifth edition of the live Nativity village Betleħem f’Għajnsielem was inaugurated by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and blessed by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech on December 14 at Ta’ Passi, Għajnsielem. Animators entered the Nativity village in a...

  • Ta’ Pinu children’s Mass

    A Christmas Mass was recently held at Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary for all schoolchildren of the Gozo College. Photos shows Elenia Jo Sciberras delivering the traditional child’s Christmas sermon (top) and children taking part in the offertry. The Mass was...

  • Sacred art exhibition

    A sacred art exhibition entitled Festo Christi Natalizio was inaugurated last Sunday by Nadur mayor Charles Said at the local council and blessed by Archpriest Mgr Jimmy Xerri. On display are antique and modern Christmas-related works of art...

  • Artisan Christmas village

    The annual Artisan Christmas Village was held between December 13 and 15 at St George’s Square, Victoria, by the local council. During the event, the square was transformed into a Yuletide scene with wooden huts selling Christmas-related items and...

  • Coming up

    • Masses at Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary will be said today at 6.15, 8.30, 10 and 11.15am and 5pm. • Victoria Scout Group is holding a car treasure hunt today from 2 to 5pm. For more information contact David Grech on 7905 5058. • The Smurfs 2 will be...

  • Pilgrimage on wheels

    Last Sunday, to mark the feast of the Immaculate Conception, the annual traditional pilgrimage by motorcycles, bicycles and cars was held from Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary square to the national shrine dedicated to the Immaculate Conception in Qala. On...

  • Christmas crafts exhibition held

    The Gozo Christmas Crafts Exhibition at the Gozo Ministry hall in Victoria ended last Sunday with the chief of staff Grezzju Mercieca, on behalf of the Gozo Minister, presenting trophies to the winners. Dr Mercieca said he was amazed at...

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