• Annual symphonic concert by Għarb band

    Annual symphonic concert by Għarb band

    The Visitation Band of Għarb recently presented the annual symphonic concert on the occasion of the feast of Our Lady of the Visitation, celebrated in Għarb. The band, under the baton of George Apap, performed works by Schmidt, Strauss,...

  • Photographers’ work exhibited in Italy

    Photographers’ work exhibited in Italy

    Four Gozitan photographers set up a collective exhibition in Tolfa, Italy, during the annual festival named TolfArte. Anthony Grech, Justin Caruana, Paul Stellini and Victor Mercieca – all members of the Gozo Photography Association – exhibited...

  • Public garden at Victoria bus terminus

    Public garden at Victoria bus terminus

    The welcoming green area at the Victoria Bus Terminus is now open as a public garden, with trees for shade and benches for seating. The garden is already becoming a popular spot.

  • Art exhibition by Italian artists

    Art exhibition by Italian artists

    An art exhibition, Father and Daughter, by renowned Italian artists Mario and Adriana Caffaro, is currently on show at the the Banca Giuratale foyer, Independence Square, Victoria, and will remain open until Wednesday. Opening hours are from 8am...

  • Għajnsielem fountain restored

    Għajnsielem fountain restored

    The John Gaspard Le Marchant street fountain at Mġarr Road, Għajnsielem, was recently restored by the restoration section of the Gozo Ministry.

  • Coming up

    Coming up

    • The feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel is celebrated today at Xlendi Bay. Bishop Mario Grech leads a Pontifical Mass at 10am at Xlendi church. Acquatic sport activities will be held from 3.30pm to 6.30pm, with the popular traditional game...

  • Art Club 2000 exhibition

    Art Club 2000 exhibition

    An exhibition organised by Art Club 2000, including paintings in different media, sculpture and photography by over 50 participants, is being held at the Gozo Ministry, Victoria. For the past 14 years the club, based in Mellieħa, has been...

  • Centenary of Archbishop Pietro Pace’s death

    Centenary of Archbishop Pietro Pace’s death

    The centenary of the death of Archbishop Pietro Pace was commemorated on July 29 in Victoria where he was born on April 9, 1831. Pace was instrumental in the establishment of the Gozo diocese on September 16, 1864. In 1877 he was chosen as the...

  • Lifting of Xagħra plague quarantine commemorated

    Lifting of Xagħra plague quarantine commemorated

    The 200th anniversary of the day when suspected victims of the plague in Xagħra were allowed to return home after 40 days of strict and rigorous quarantine was commemorated by the Xagħra Victory Philharmonic Society. The symbolic ceremony, led by...

  • Santa Marija in Gozo

    Santa Marija in Gozo

    Gozo has started bracing itself for the longest week of the year. As from tomorrow, Victoria becomes the centre of festivities for the feast of Santa Marija. Between tomorrow and Friday, the city dons its very best for the celebration, the...

  • Villa Rundle exhibition

    Villa Rundle exhibition

    The traditional agricultural show, Il-Wirja ta’ Santa Marija, takes place on Thursday and Friday at Villa Rundle Gardens, Victoria. The exhibition of animals, agricultural products and crafts, organised by the Agrarian, Industrial and Cultural...

  • Special card and cancellation

    Special card and cancellation

    The Gozo Cathedral in collaboration with Maltapost will tomorrow issue 300 special limited edition cards and a special postal cancellation from the Victoria Post Office. The card commemorates the 150th anniversary since the matrice of Santa Marija...

  • Cathedral annual

    The 49th edition of the Cathedral annual, Il-Għid tal-Assunta, has just been published. First issued in 1966, it features researched articles on a number of major anniversaries occuring this year, including the foundation of the Cathedral 150...

  • Coming up

    • San Lawrenz today celebrates the feast of its patron saint with a pontifical Mass led by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech at 9am. Solemn vespers in Maltese will be said by Can. Eddie Zammit at 6.30pm, followed by marches by the La Stella Band from Triq...

  • Reliquary of saint brought to Gozo

    Reliquary of saint brought to Gozo

    San Lawrenz residents gathered at Mġarr harbour last week to welcome the reliquary containing the blood of St Lawrence. The transfer of the reliquary to San Lawrenz parish church was led by parish priest Charles Sultana, deputy parish priest...

  • New Nadur cemetery inaugurated

    New Nadur cemetery inaugurated

    The first phase of the new Nadur cemetery was opened and blessed by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech during a simple but poignant ceremony attended by a sizeable crowd of Nadur parishioners. The outline permit for this long-awaited project was applied for...

  • Humble priest’s house to be open for visitors

    Humble priest’s house to be open for visitors

    The house where Fr Ġużepp Cauchi was born, lived and died will be open for visitors during the feast of San Lawrenz next weekend. Cauchi was a humble and deeply spiritual village priest who suffered the humiliation of not being allowed to preach...

  • Cathedral facade restored

    Cathedral facade restored

    The baroque façade of the Gozo Cathedral has been restored to its former glory. After years of restoration work, the scaffolding was finally dismantled to reveal the grandeur of the cathedral designed by Lorenzo Cafà in the late 17th century. It...

  • Opera vs Pop Under the Stars

    Opera vs Pop Under the Stars

    The concert Opera vs Pop Under the Stars was held last Monday for the seventh year running in the Gozo Ministry’s central courtyard, Victoria. The concert of operatic arias and pop arrangements featured the Gozo Youth Wind Band and Orchestra,...

  • Comino trip

    Comino trip

    Students and youths attending the Don Bosco Oratory, Victoria, went on a day trip to Comino, which included a Mass celebrated by Fr Effie Masini and a barbecue. Many of the youths are involved in the running of a summer club for children aged...