EVENTS: APPREZZAXLOKK – Touring the Southeast


The project APPREZZAXLOKK ended up on Sunday 8th October at the St Anne Parish Hall in Marsascala with the closure of the last tour of the photographic exhibition by Ing Charles Mifsud.

This project was aimed at increasing the appreciation in the cultural and natural heritage of Southeast Malta.  During the summer months we have visited the localities of Marsaxlokk, Żejtun, Żabbar and Marsascala.  In every locality all started with a presentation run by Perit Ruben Abela, about the coastal military heritage of the Southeast, followed by the official opening of the photographic exhibition.

The APPREZZAXLOKK project was visited by residents from the respective localities and other visitors.  In the case of Marsaxlokk and Żabbar, the exhibition was held during the week of the village festa to appeal for wider audiences.

This project was financed through the Small Initiatives Support Scheme managed by the Malta Council for Voluntary Sector.

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EVENTS: Mro Carlo Diacono: An appreciation of his music

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During its Annual General Meeting held last January, Wirt iż-Żejtun announced that it would be dedicating 2016 to Mro Carlo Diacono and his music. Born in Żejtun in 1876, Mro Diacono showed, very early on, exceptional musical talent and could … Continue reading

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NEWS: Carlo Diacono’s Bust removed for restoration

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The bronze bust of the Maltese composer Carlo Diacono, located on the facade of what used to be his family’s house at the main square of Żejtun, was this week removed from its place  by the restorer commissioned by Wirt … Continue reading

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EVENTS: Discovering iż-Żejtun

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On Sunday 24th April, Wirt iż-Żejtun held a cultural tour of two old hamlets which originally formed part of medieval Żejtun.   The participants on this tour were given information about the architectural heritage and history of Ħal-Biżbud and Ħal-Ġwann, … Continue reading

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NEWS: Wirt iż-Żejtun Treasurer Elected on MCESD Civil Society Committee

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Mr Jesmond Cutajar, Wirt iż-Żejtun Treasurer, has been nominated for the post of a representative on the Civil Society Committee of the Malta Council for Economic and Social Development. Since more than one nomination was received, elections for the post … Continue reading

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EVENTS: Walk from Munxar to the Lighthouse in Delimara


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The beauty of the natural habitat of the South of Malta is rarely appreciated, even by residents who live in the vicinity. In an attempt to rectify this, Wirt iż-Żejtun, on 31st March, organised walk of discovery around this part of the southern coast of Malta.

The walk started from Munxar in St Thomas Bay and ended at the lighthouse in Delimara where we had an opportunity to visit the saltpans at Tal-Gidien. During this walk those attending learnt more about the area in general as well as about the places of historical interest which are found in the environs.

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EVENT: The Foundation of the first Parish from the Żejtun Parish


On the eve of the feast of St. Gregory, Wirt iż-Żejtun held a talk as part of its commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the foundation of the first parish from the Parish of St. Catherine of Żejtun. Using historical maps, … Continue reading

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EVENTS: Public Interview with Frans Zahra on Holy Week Traditions

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Every year, Wirt iż-Żejtun, together with the Kumitat Festi Ġimgħa l-Kbira of Żejtun, organises a public interview with an individual, who has a direct link to the activities which take place in Zejtun during Holy Week and Good Friday. Mr. … Continue reading

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EVENTS: Valleys within the limits of Żejtun

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Today,  Wirt iż-Żejtun held an interesting talk about the valleys within the limits of Żejtun. This was the latest event in a series of activities intended to raise public awareness of what the south east of Malta has to offer in … Continue reading

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EVENTS: Cultural walk from Żejtun to Żabbar

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Wirt iż-Żejtun organized a cultural walk from Żejtun to Żabbar on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the elevation of the Żejtun parish to “Parroċċa Matriċi” (mother parish), following the establishment of the Żabbar parish. The walk started off … Continue reading