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  • 39th Gozo half marathon held

    39th Gozo half marathon held

    Atse Herrera Johnson and Josann Attard Pulis won the 39th edition of the Gozo half marathon held last Sunday by the Gozo Amateur Atheletic Club. More than 440 athletes from 16 countries took part. The first Gozitan to complete the 13.1...

  • World Book Day commemorated

    World Book Day commemorated

    Gozo College primary school in Victoria recently celebrated World Book Day with storytelling sessions, a reading and writing workshop and health and safety education through storytelling. Activities also included music and singing, with Adam...

  • Art exhibition

    Art exhibition

    A exhibition of oil paintings entitled Khaos 2014 by painter, poet and a novelist Claudio Fiorentini of Rome is taking place at Art e Gallery, Victoria. He has taken part in several exhibitions in Italy, Turkey, France and Luxembourg. The gallery...

  • Coming up

    • A morning procession with the statue of St George will be held in Victoria today at 10am to mark the 175th anniversary of the titular statue sculpted in 1839 by Pietru Pawl Azzopardi. • A pre-Mother’s Day market is being held today from 8am...

  • Easter Sunday manifestations

    Easter Sunday manifestations

    Easter Sunday manifestations were held all over Gozo last Sunday. Picture shows the statue of the Risen Christ coming out of the Xewkija Rotunda, with the participation of the Precursor Band and the Vox Clamantis choir. The celebration began with...

  • Pigeon race

    Pigeon race

    Nadur Pigeon Club recently transferred 155 of its members’ pigeons to Sant’Eufemia d’Aspromonte, a comune in the province of Reggio Calabria, about 90 kilometres southwest of Catanzaro and about 25km northeast of Reggio Calabria, which is the...

  • Sports day

    Sports day

    Students at the Sacred Heart Minor Seminary, Victoria, recently took part in a sports day at the school grounds. Activities included tug-of-war, five-a-side football matches, sack races and bicycle races.

  • 175th anniversary of St George titular statue

    175th anniversary of St George titular statue

    Last Wednesday, St George’s Day, various initiatives were held to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the creation of the statue of St George by P. P. Azzopardi. It was the first processional titular statue of Gozo’s patron saint and is...

  • Production of The Jeweler’s Shop by Karol Wojtyia

    Gozo Creative Theatre Club is next weekend staging a performance of The Jeweler’s Shop (A Meditation on the Sacrament of Matrimony, Passing on Occasion into a Drama) by Karol Wojtyia, who later became Pope John Paul II. It is being held to...

  • Ekoskola cleans up Citadel area

    Ekoskola cleans up Citadel area

    Year 3 and year 4 classes at St Francis School, Victoria, recently took part in a clean-up around the Citadel as part of their Ekoskola activities. The Gozo Ministry provided gloves and plastic bags and the children collected paper, glass, plastic...

  • Easter fun fair

    Easter fun fair

    Three thousand chocolate eggs were up for grabs during an Easter egg hunt for children held in Għajnsielem last Sunday as part of an Easter fun fair organised by Buzzy Kids Entertainment in collaboration with the village council. Other activities...

  • Vanishing Gozo

    Vanishing Gozo

    Vanishing Gozo is the title of an exhibition of photographs by Jorg Bottcher, a German-born artist who is now settled in Gozo. The exhibition casts a nostalgic look at the island’s lost characteristics. It is open today from 9am to 5.30pm in the...

  • Coming up

    • The 30th edition of the annual Fiera ta’ l-Għadira is being held today, starting at noon, in the picturesque Għadira ta’ San Raflu in Kerċem. There will be games and activities for all the family with priżes to be won, a children’s area, food...

  • Living Last Supper

    Living Last Supper

    A re-enactment of the Last Supper was organised at Dar Dun Franġisk Grima, Nadur, during Holy Week. The quaint old building provided the ideal setting for the attraction, entitled The Living Last Supper. An exhibition of sacred items connected...

  • Franciscan centenary

    Franciscan centenary

    Members of the Franciscan friary in Għajnsielem last Monday celebrated the centenary of the Maltese Franciscan province with a concelebrated Mass and Te Deum led by Fr Raymond Camilleri. The Franciscans have been present in Malta since the 15th...

  • Spiritual reflections

  • Sacred art exhibition

    Sacred art exhibition

    Humanitas is the title of a sacred art exhibition being held at the Seminary in Victoria during Holy Week. The exhibition was set up by Manuel Farrugia of Victoria and opened by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech. The exhibition is open until today from 9am...

  • Art exhibition

    Art exhibition

    A small collection of works of art by some of Malta’s leading 20th century artists is being exhibited at Il-Ħaġar Heart of Gozo museum in St George’s Square, Victoria. They include works by Josef Kalleya (1898-1998), Giuseppe Briffa (1901-1987),...

  • A week in France

    A week in France

    Six students from Gozo College’s Girls’ Secondary recently spent a week in a school in Poitiers, France, as part of the Comenius project Robotics and the Industrial World, funded by an EU grant. During the week at Lycée Pilote Innovant, the girls...

  • Step Ahead group holds Catania visit

    Step Ahead group holds Catania visit

    Eleven people with mental health issues and members of the Step Ahead support group recently went for a six-day educational, social and cultural visit to Catania. It was the group’s third such tour, the other visits taking them to Leeds and...

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