• 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...

  • Children’s procession

    Children’s procession

    A children’s procession representing the Passion of Jesus Christ was organised last Sunday by Xagħra Vocational Group.

  • Xagħra’s Easter bazaar

    Xagħra’s Easter bazaar

    For two consecutive weeks before Easter, Xagħra parish organises an Easter bazaar selling local, traditional products such as Easter cheese pastries (qassatat tal-Għid), honey rings (qagħaq tal-għasel) and the typical Easter sweet pastry (figolla).

  • Coming up

    • Easter Sunday manifestations with the statue of the Risen Christ will be held today as follows:  at 8.45am at St George’s basilica, Victoria, with the participation of La Stella Band; at 9.15am in Nadur with the participation of the Mnarja Band,...

  • Erasmus Plus project

    Erasmus Plus project

    Anton Verwey (second from left) from Holland recently visited Gozo College’s Rabat Primary School, Victoria, to hold discussions with the school’s senior management team regarding a project supported by the Erasmus Plus programme that the school...

  • Preparing for Easter

    Preparing for Easter

    The Catholic Action group Jesus the Redeemer community at Xagħra recently held a prayer activity to prepare for Easter. Mgr Gregory Grech was the main speaker and celebrated Mass during the event, which was led by Carmen Borg.

  • Blood donation

    Blood donation

    Over 40 people took part in a mobile blood donation session held recently at the Youth Circle in Xagħra. Many of the donors gave blood for the first time.

  • Lenten exhibition

    Lenten exhibition

    A exhibition of artworks on the theme of Lent using various media created by students and teachers from Gozo College Boys’ Secondary School is currently being held in the school foyer.

  • New President’s first Gozo visit

    New President’s first Gozo visit

    President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca paid her first official visit to Gozo last Saturday. She visited the Banca Giuratale in Victoria and laid a wreath at the monument dedicated to the victims of World War II in Independence Square. She paid...

  • The Last Supper at Ta’ Passi, Għajnsielem

    Għaqda Drammatika Għajnsielem is organising a live re-enactment of The Lord’s Supper at Ta’ Passi fields, the same venue where Betlehem f’Għajnsielem is held. The grotto area will be transformed into the room where actors will portray Jesus...

  • Passion exhibition

    Passion exhibition

    A Passion exhibition was inaugurated last Thursday in the hall next to St Francis church, Victoria, by Fr Joe Xerri, OFM Conv. It will remain open until Easter Sunday from 8am to noon and 3 to 8pm.