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Something Gozitan

Take a ride to the golden glow of Gozo in random nuggets.

71. Esprit Barthet: a colourful life

Next weekend, on 16 and 17th November, an exhibition at the Cavalieri Art Hotel in St Julian’s, Esprit Barthet, 1919-1999, A Critical Appraisal, marks the centenary of the artist’s birth and offers visitors a rare opportunity to see a large... Continue Reading →

70. A feast of femininity

This month, the contemporary Victoria gallery Arthall Gozo presents Sophistikós, a vibrant and thought-provoking exhibition of colourful women underpinned with wit, wisdom and wow-factor. The exhibition includes the work of three artists, Fox Daniels, SJ Fuerst, and Tomas Hed, who... Continue Reading →

69. A Halloween recipe

It’s Halloween and, on Gozo, it’s no surprise that Nadur, famed for its February carnival madness, takes the lead with costumes and crazy behaviour. As ever on this island, however, family is foremost and so the party kicks off with... Continue Reading →

68. The Last Blacksmith

Tucked away on the western edge of the archipelago, the Ta Dbiegi craft village is a honey-pot for visitors to the island. For an insight into the island’s artisan heritage in situ, however, walk three hundred metres further west along... Continue Reading →

67. The weather paints a rainbow

Gozo is a tiny place, and the uninitiated might be surprised by the vast and vigorous weather that wraps this mere drop of rock: dwarved by a giant sky, this Mediterranean island is buffeted by weather systems that sweep over... Continue Reading →

66. Prickly pears and pomegranates en route to The Redeemer

On a cloudy day the other week, The Significant Other and I climbed Tal Marzuq Hill on the top of which stands a giant statue of Tas Salvatur (Christ the Redeemer; as replicated by The Significant Other in the picture... Continue Reading →

65. A smidgeon of Gozo gossip

Today I commuted to the office in Victoria for the first time. Admittedly ‘the office’ isn’t mine and I was merely scheduled in for a one-off meeting there. It gave me  however a lovely taste of things to come one... Continue Reading →

64: A jewel of a jellyfish

Seas, sometimes, are speckled with jellyfish and the Med around Gozo is no exception. The vagaries of the wind can sweep them onto one coast or another. However because Gozo is so small it’s no hardship to head to the... Continue Reading →

63. Dahlet Qorrot – a secret spot

Ask me today for my top five places on the island and I can’t guarantee I’ll give you the same five as I would have done yesterday or might tomorrow. What I can be sure of, though, is that the... Continue Reading →

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