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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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NEWS: Launch of the third book in the series “Għamlulna Ġieħ”

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This morning at the Żejtun Parish Museum, Wirt iż-Żejtun launched the third book in the series “Għamlulna Ġieħ”. The aim behind this series of publications is to gather researched information about persons from Żejtun who during their life made name … Continue reading

NEWS: A declaration to safeguard our heritage


We spend most of our lives within the built environment, be it at home, at a place of work, or whilst participating in education, business or relaxation. The state of the built environment has a major impact on the quality of life of all the citizens of these islands.

Rapid changes are taking place, dramatically and irreversibly transforming the distinctive architectural character, streetscape, and skyline of our towns and villages, which have evolved harmoniously over several generations, and which are now being severely compromised and even at risk of being lost. We are now witnessing indiscriminate demolition of built and other cultural assets, and a general impoverishment of the quality of our urban areas.

We must stand up to this onslaught. Today, a group of 22 entities have come together to sign a declaration calling for the preservation of our built heritage.
We chose today as it is the International Day for Monuments and Sites, and the theme for this year is “Heritage for Generations.” The Declaration we are signing is titled: Our Legacy – Wirtna. Our fundamental message is that how we treat our heritage is the legacy we leave for future generations.

Wirt iż-Żejtun is one of the entities supporting this declaration.

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NEWS: Buleben saved for ever

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It has just been confirmed at the Parliament’s Environment and Planning Committee that the area which was zoned for industrial development, pending detailed studies, in the 2006 South Malta Local Plan is being reversed to an area Outside Development Zone. … Continue reading

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NEWS: Proposal for a new Fuel Station in Żejtun

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Few weeks after the closure of the successful campaign by Wirt iż-Żejtun on the proposed extension of the Bulebel Industrial Estate, we are again being faced with further development proposals which if approved will take up further green open space … Continue reading