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Author: Melisande Aquilina

The Farsons Great Beer Festival

It’s that time of the year again! No, I’m not referring to the heat of summer, or to the days spent on the beach – ‘tis the time of the Farsons Great Beer Festival! Organised by the well-known Farsons brewers, this annual festival is spread over 10 days, beginning on the 22nd of July up to the 31st. Offering more than 20 different beers served in 30 bars, not to mention no less than 50 local and international artists who will be performing live on 3 stages, the 36th edition of this even promises to be an amazing celebration. The...

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Sunscape Festival, Gozo

Are you in the mood to party? Then, the Sunscape Festival is surely the place for you! The 3rd edition of this amazing holistic event will be starting off on Friday 22nd July and this year promises to be truly memorable. This year’s overall theme for the festival will be ‘Sustainability’ and the focus will be on the different ways we, as individuals, can make a difference. Taking place on the largest beach in Gozo, that is, Ramla Beach in Xaghra, this musical event will be infused with creativity, live performances and lifestyle activities. Featuring more than 50 local...

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The Malta Jazz Festival

The Malta Jazz Festival is kicking off on Thursday 21st July. This music event has surely become one of Malta’s most eagerly awaited summer milestones, not only because of its role as a showcase of local talent, but most importantly for the huge number of both local and international artists in attendance each year. Sandro Zerafa, the Festival’s artistic director, emphasises the importance of presenting the Malta Jazz Festival as a way of encouraging the creative collaboration between local musicians and foreign artists and outlooks. This year in particular promises to be a very innovative one, in that apart...

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The Sliema Arts Festival

Friday 15th July marks the beginning of the 4th edition of the Sliema Arts Festival. This inspirational event replete with art and music, showcased in one of Malta’s most well-known social hubs, will take place for a whole weekend, ending on Sunday 17th. Food stalls, Maltese artists and craftsmen, local talent, games, entertainment and much more will be the order of the day. Coupled with Sliema’s unique promenade, not to mention its relaxing beaches, this promises to make the event a memorable one. This weekend is being organised by the Sliema Local Council, in collaboration with the Parliamentary Secretariat...

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Maltese Parish Festa in Hal Qormi

One of the things Malta is very well-known for, are its typical and traditional Parish Feasts. Malta is a very religious country; its official religion being mainly Catholic, and since the middle ages (if not before) each town and village has had a particularly close and defining link with its own parish patron saint. Most Parish feasts in Malta take place during the months of summer. Almost every weekend brings forth generally not one but two or even three different parish feasts in different localities of Malta and Gozo. Not only that – some towns or villages even go...

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