Category Archives: Activities

NEWS: A new book has just been launched


Wirt iż-Żejtun has just launched its 11th publication which portrays a researched historical documentation and a critical appreciation of the Parish Church of St Catherine of Alexandria in Żejtun. This research was carried out by Ms Giulia Privitelli as a thesis which she presented for her Bachelor of Arts in the History of Art at the University of Malta. The publication is a translation to Maltese of this thesis done through the indispensable assistance of Ms Georgette Cutajar and was published thanks to the permission granted by the Department of Art and History of Art within the Faculty of Arts.

This book is our organisation’s contribution to commemorate the 300th year anniversary since the completion of this church. The publication was supported through the Small Initiatives Scheme managed by the Malta Council for Voluntary Sector through the project IL-KTIEB STORJA submitted by Wirt iż-Żejtun.

This book was launched on the 29th December at the same parish church and the event was broadcasted live on our Facebook page.

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EVENTS: Tree planting at San Klement


This morning the day started with an early shower which lasted less than an hour. We had everything prepared to start the tree planting event at 9:00, and indeed we did as the rain just stopped in time.

This event was a continuation of last year’s tree planting event which we organised together with The ‘Grow 10 Trees’ Project, after the Żejtun Local Council agreed to our proposal of starting to take care of the landscaped area in front of St Clement’s Church, Wesgħet l-Għajn tal-Bhejjem. The area was well landscaped up to February 2019, but following a wild storm, most of the mature cypress trees were completely uprooted and destroyed. Last year we planted about 150 trees and shrubs which we kept taking care of even during the hot summer months. Thanks to this, the area is taking life again with a nice collection of indigenous trees and shrubs.

This year again, members of The ‘Grow 10 Trees’ Project were not empty-handed when they arrived at Żejtun. They brought with them all types of trees and shrubs – so long as they were indigenous! Assisted by members of Wirt iż-Żejtun, they ploughed and dug holes at each and every empty space which was left after last year’s tree planting, and indeed they managed to fill up the area with more than 100 saplings of trees and shrubs. On behalf of the Żejtun community, we thank them all for their support.

We now overlook our mini-forest growing and making Żejtun greener.

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EVENTS: Siggiewi residents touring iż-Żejtun

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A group of residents from Siggiewi today visited iż-Żejtun for a tour around the serpentine and narrow streets of ir-Raħal t’Isfel. The trail started from the main square where a brief account was given about the urban development of this … Continue reading

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EVENTS: 100 Years from the L’Alpino opera performance

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The dramatic opera L’Alpino composed by Maestro Carlo Diacono had its last performance on the 2nd May 1918.  It was performed nine times at the Royal Theater in Valletta with the first performance held on the 16th April 1918. Wirt … Continue reading

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EVENTS: Wirt iż-Żejtun visits Fort St Elmo

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Today members of Wirt iż-Żejtun and friends visited Fort St Elmo and the National War Museum. A group of more than 40 persons met at the entrance to the fort and were taken around by a Heritage Malta guide.  Those … Continue reading