NEWSLETTER – March 2021

NEWS: Being pro-active: 12 sites + 32 properties proposed for Scheduling

Wirt iż-Żejtun objective has always been to promote and protect our cultural heritage in a pro-active way. With this in mind, after submitting a list of twelve sites located within or close to the Buleben feudal estate, recommending their scheduling to the Planning Authority and the Superintendent for Cultural Heritage in November 2019, we have just submitted another list of thirty two properties, located within the urban area of Żejtun, with a similar recommendation to these respective authorities.

The properties being proposed for scheduling include nine palazzini and their gardens, eight public buildings, eight churches and seven houses.

We expect that both the Superintendent for Cultural Heritage and the Planning Authority react positively to our approach and endorse our recommendations.


Let’s grow cotton!

In the past, even up to the first half of the 20th century, the cultivation of cotton was very popular in Malta and contributed to a very active industry. Unfortunately with the diminishing of agricultural activity and the introduction of … Continue reading

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.

NEWSLETTER: December 2020