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Our Lady of Sorrows, Valletta, 2013

Easter in Malta, a photographic prelude

A visiting photographer gives us a fascinating record of the first Easter events in Malta as a prelude to the scenes and mood of the Easter weekend to come.

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Nadur Carnival, 2013. Photo: Mario George Vella

Carnival in Malta 2014: a light and dark affair

Malta’s carnival, love it or hate it, is here again. Kids love it, but it’s got a thoroughly adult and darker side that goes back centuries.

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Fortifications Centre, Valletta, Malta

The Fortifications Interpretation Centre: a must-visit in Valletta

The Fortifications Centre is a must-see in Valletta. Francesca di Puccio discovered its curiosities and says it’s ideal for all the family.

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water taxi fort copy

‘Venice of the South': ferry & water taxis across Malta’s harbours

Malta’s water taxi ferry services make the journey not the destination the reason for crossing to Valletta & the Three Cities by water from Sliema.

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Strolling down St Paul’s Street, Valletta

St Paul’s Street: that Francesca di Puccio took 150 photos over three hours in just this one Valletta street is testimony to how St Paul’s can mesmorise us.

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We may need to do more than just imagine

Imagine Valletta, European Capital of Cuture, 2018

From candidate to European Capital of Culture for real? Valletta’s bid to host the EU’s most prestigious cultural title in 2018 is up for final grabs today and tomorrow. Wish it luck!

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It's not carnival, it's Notte Bianca: one night in Valletta.

A hard day’s night: Notte Bianca & Malta Airshow

To celebrate the start of autumn, look to the skies and the streets this weekend. A white night of culture in Valletta and white vapour trails over the airport.

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Malta Jazz Festival 2012

Ten reasons to go to the Malta Jazz Festival 2012

In 21 years, we’ve only missed one Malta Jazz Festival. Kicking off on 19 July, the next three nights sees us happily there again. Here’s why…

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V.18 teaser still - film: Rebecca Cremona

Valletta 2018, European Capital of Culture – teaser film

Valletta 2018 European Capital of Culture. A teaser film to move us from our bid to belief in getting the title.

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Valletta City Gate demolition. Still from film by Bettina Hutschek

City Gate: an attempt at demolishing history

The new City Gate and parliament building represent our uneasy relationship with the past perhaps more than our hopes for the future.

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Costa Concordia in Valletta. Photo: Robert G. Henderson

Costa Concordia: saluting the passing of a ship

Costa Concordia: a case of the local going global with tragic consequences. Thoughts on the interplay between the international cruise business and small islands.

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Victory Day regatta, Malta. Photo: Ian Oakhill

Rivalry at the Regatta

Regatta Day, ‘Victory Day’ , a public holiday on 8 September is about living history. Because some people are victors on the day each year.

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Strada food and wine festival

Take to the Streets: Strada wine & food festival

We don’t usually take to Valletta streets for a Mediterranean passeggiata. Strada Wine & Food Festival encourages us out though.

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Imagine 18: Valletta, candidate European Capital of Culture 2018. Valletta Photo: Leslie Vella

Imagine Valletta in 2018: a European Capital of Culture

‘Imagine 18′ conference & workshops, 20-21 June, are our chance to shape Valletta’s bid to be a European Capital of Culture in 2018. Have your say. Participate!

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