12 December 2017 No Comments

Marsascala was once a sleepy fishing hamlet – practically a remote outpost of the town of Zabbar a couple of miles up the road. Its idyllic location – nestled at the end of a valley and opening on to

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20 August 2017 No Comments

It is probably one of the tiniest walled cities in the world but that doesn’t mean Birgu doesn’t make merry in a very big way. Despite its minuscule size Birgu celebrates

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11 July 2017 3 Comments

Sue Mifsud is a familiar name on the Maltese ceramics scene. Except that in spite of her very Maltese surname she still holds a British passport. Sue – originally from the West Midlands –

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13 June 2017 No Comments

Books highlighting Malta’s rich artistic legacy in art and architecture have flourished in recent years and there is a wide choice of such publications available in bookshops all over the islands. The art scene in Malta is also a

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07 December 2016 No Comments

It’s not for me to say whether Stephanie Borg has led a colourful life… but it’s probably quite accurate to say that colour does play a central role in her life and work. Add

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04 July 2016 No Comments

The islands came out of the blue – literally.

Malta and Gozo are composed of five layers of sedimentary rocks – rocks that were formed in the sea over millions of years and made up of the skeletal

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17 May 2016 1 Comment

Mosta’s parish church – the renowned Rotunda – is the reason most visitors to the islands make the obligatory stop in this busy commercial locality. The sheer size of this domed structure never fails to impress – it is

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27 April 2016 No Comments

Edwin John Victor Pasmore (1908-1988) was one of the major figures in the British art world of the second half of the 20th century. He is credited as one of the pioneers

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16 February 2016 No Comments

Valletta’s Strait Street seems to have been planned with a purpose – central enough right next and running parallel to the city’s main Republic Street but discreet and sufficiently narrow in places as to be easily overlooked. One could

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20 January 2016 1 Comment

Carnival, as all other celebrations in the Maltese islands, is quite a big thing. As with other Christian cultures it is held in the week leading up and falling short of Ash Wednesday – a sort of last hedonistic

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