• Visitation Band concert

    Visitation Band concert

    Visitation Band of Għarb held the third edition of its end-of-year concert Dreams of Vienna at Grand Hotel, Mġarr. The band, directed by Mro George Apap, performed Viennese waltzes, marches and polkas composed by Strauss, Ziehrer, Schrammel and...

  • Gaulitanus Choir concert

    Gaulitanus Choir concert

    Gaulitanus Choir kicked off events marking its 25th anniversary with the third edition of its A New Year’s Toast concert on January 1 at Kempinski Hotel, San Lawrenz. The choir was directed by the evening’s artistic director Colin Attard.

  • Fountain restored

    Fountain restored

    Wirt Għawdex has completed the restoration of the 1881 fountain and adjacent cross at the crossroad of Republic Street and Marsalforn Road, Victoria. The works included the installation of a new carved face according to the fountain’s original...

  • Understanding teenagers

    Tindaħallix! Kif nifhem lil uliedi adolexxenti (Don’t bug me! Understanding my teenage children) is the theme of the Gozo Diocese Family Commission’s annual conference to be held at Villa Fiorita, Marsalforn, on Saturday from 5.30 to 8.30pm. The...

  • Lord of the Flies at Astra Theatre

    Lord of the Flies at Astra Theatre

    A stage production of Lord of the Flies will be performed by the Gozo Creative Theatre Club at Astra Teatre, Victoria, on Saturday and next Sunday at 8pm. The cast comprises 20 actors and includes Matthias Mercieca as Ralph, André Refalo as Jack,...

  • Lunchtime concerts

    Lunchtime concerts

    Gozo Visual & Performing Arts Centre school of music held the second edition of lunchtime concerts in collaboration with Il-Ħaġar Heart of Gozo museum, Victoria. This year the school’s strings department presented two concerts featuring solos,...

  • Academy dancers at the Proms

    Academy dancers at the Proms

    A group of 30 dancers from Centre Stage Dance Academy, Victoria, under the direction of Natalie Sciortino, participated in Dance Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, London, watched by a 6,000-member audience. Twenty-four other dance schools took part.

  • Coming up

    • The feast of St Anthony the Abbot will be celebrated today in Xagħra. Gozo Bishop Mario Grech will celebrate Mass at 8.30am. Victory Band will play marches at 9.30am. The saint’s statue will be taken out of the church at 10am to St Anthony...

  • Bicycle fun run

    Bicycle fun run

    A bicycle fun run was organised by the Victoria Scout Group in aid of Ability for Disability Association (Afda). Cubs, scouts, ventures, leaders, parents and supporters took part in the bicycle hike. The bikers were accompanied by police on...

  • First Gozitan criminology graduates

    First Gozitan criminology graduates

    Seven Gozitan students have graduated with a BA (Hons) in Criminology from the University of Malta’s Gozo Campus after having successfully completed a five-year course. The graduates are (from left) Deborah Grech, Maria Grech, Joseph Xerri, Miriam...

  • Choir’s Christmas soirée

    Choir’s Christmas soirée

    St Cecilia choir organised a Christmas soirée entitled Venite Adoremus at St Francis conventual church, Victoria. The choir, directed by Mro Antoine Mercieca and accompanied by a five-piece orchestra, performed works by Howard Black, Pietro Yon,...

  • Stamp collectors’ AGM

    Stamp collectors’ AGM

    The Gozo Philatelic Society held its annual general meeting at Il-Ħaġar museum, Victoria. The society’s long-standing president Anton Said, who is retiring, was made honorary life president and given a silver memento. Certificates and prizes were...

  • Parishoners’ anniversary lunch

    Parishoners’ anniversary lunch

    A lunch was held at Cornucopia Hotel, Xagħra, to mark the 16th anniversary of the setting up of the Gozo Cathedral Senior Parishioners’ Group. Its monthly events are organised by George and Grace Debono.

  • Visit concludes Betlehem f’Għajnsielem

    Visit concludes Betlehem f’Għajnsielem

    The sixth edition of the Betlehem f’Għajnsielem nativity village came to a close last Sunday with the arrival of the Three Magi. Their voyage to Gozo started from Cologne Cathedral, Germany, where Archbishop of Cologne Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki...

  • La Cavalcata dei Re Magi in Xagħra

    La Cavalcata dei Re Magi in Xagħra

    The feast of the Epiphany was celebrated at Victory Square, Xagħra, with a reenactment of the arrival of the Three Wise Men (La Cavalcata dei Re Magi in Italian). The event started with a couple depicting Mary and Joseph carrying Baby Jesus making...

  • New book on artist’s life and works

    New book on artist’s life and works

    The Academic Colorista – Paul Camilleri Cauchi is a new Salesian publication on the life and works of this Maltese artist. Written by researcher Aaron Attard-Hili and edited by Fr Charles Cini, it is an in-depth analysis of the 60-year career of...

  • Talk on hidden aspects of Gozo

    Talk on hidden aspects of Gozo

    A talk entitled ‘Hidden aspects of Gozo’ will be given by Fr Joseph Bezzina on Thursday at 6.30pm at Din l-Art Ħelwa’s head office, 133, Melita Street, Valletta. Bezzina, assistant na­tio­nal archivist and head of its Gozo section, will talk about...

  • Coming up

    • Masses at Ta’ Pinu sanctuary will be said today at 6.15, 8.30, 10 and 11.15am and 5pm, followed by the recital of the rosary and Eucharistic benediction. • Masses at Our Lady of Mount Carmel church, Ta’ Ħamet, will be said today at 9.30am and at...

  • Christmas concert by Chorus Urbanus

    Christmas concert by Chorus Urbanus

    Chorus Urbanus presented its 17th Christmas concert at St George’s Basilica in Victoroa kicking the 40th anniversary celebrations since its foundation. The theme of the concert was A Celebration of International Carols. Chorus Urbanus and soloists...

  • Take a photo with Santa underwater

    The Emergency Response and Rescue Corps of Gozo is organising ‘Take a Photo with Santa Underwater’ to collect funds for L-Istrina on January 10 from 9am at either Xwejni or Hondoq bay, depending on weather conditions. Divers will be able to take a...