NEWS: Wirt iż-Żejtun Exhibition 2014

On Friday 19th September, the Hon Minister for Justice, Culture and Local Councils opened this year’s exhibition being organised by Wirt iż-Żejtun at the APS bank, Żejtun.

DSC_3266The theme of this exhibition is the “Last Turkish Raid of 1614″ and gathers highlights from presentations made during last July’s Symposium.  These are accompanied by a number of artefacts coming from the National Collection, thanks for the co-operation of Heritage Malta and the National Library.  The exhibition also includes a documentary prepared and presented by Dr Stephen C. Spiteri.

The exhibition will be open for the public during the bank office hours and during the Żejt iż-Żejtun festival to be organised on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th September.

This exhibition is being financially supported through a grant from the Local Cultural Initiatives Fund managed by the Ministry for Justice, Culture and Local Councils.

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EVENTS: Symposium 2014 – The Turkish Raid of 1614

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It was a very interesting morning at the Old Parish Church of iż-Żejtun, when on the 5th July a sizeable audience met to listen to eight different historians presenting their researched work on this particular event in Maltese history. The … Continue reading


NEWS: The Executive Committee meets Minister Bonnici

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On the 25th June, the Executive Committee of Wirt iż-Żejtun met the Hon Dr Owen Bonnici, Minister for Justice, Culture and Local Government.  The meeting was held at the Ministry’s Office in Valletta. During the meeting, the committee presented its … Continue reading


EVENTS: The South East Malta Coastal Defence

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On Sunday 18th May, Wirt iż-Żejtun held another event as part of its activities to commemorate the 400th Year Anniversary from the Turkish Razzia of 1614.  This was consisted of a visit to a number of coastal fortifications found along … Continue reading


EVENTS: On the Turks’ Trail – 1614

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On Thursday 1st May, Wirt iż-Żejtun organised again the heritage trail “On the Turks’ Trail – 1614″, this time intended for children.  This is one of a series of events which Wirt iż-Żejtun is holding throughout this year to commemorate … Continue reading


NEWS: Official Inauguration of St Gregory’s Restoration

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In a windy and a rather cold evening, on Tuesday 22nd April, H.E. Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, President of Malta, unveiled the restored statue of St. Gregory, situated in the square right in front of the Old Parish Church of St … Continue reading


EVENTS: The Trade and Art of the Silversmith

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On Wednesday 9th April, Wirt iz-Zejtun organized the fourth public interview in conjunction with Good Friday. This year it was Mr. Joseph Aquilina’s turn who is a well known silversmith from Zejtun. He was interviewed by Mrs. Fiona Vella, author … Continue reading


NEWS: Official launch of the BELTNA project

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On Monday 7th April, at Primary School B, Zejtun, which forms part of St. Thomas More College, the project BELTNA was launched, in the presence of the Education Minister, the Hon. Dr. Evarist Bartolo. BELTNA is an educational game that … Continue reading