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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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NEWSLETTER: Issue No 12, March 2014

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The Newsletter, Issue No 12 for March 2014 has just been published.   The editorial of this issue, as expected, focuses on the 400th year anniversary of the Ottoman attack on Zejtun which took place on the 6th July 1614. … Continue reading