Something Gozitan

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

79. The Lost Months

It’s well over thirty degrees today, a Gozo temperature in an Oxfordshire June, and we are pining for the cool of Xlendi bay, a Rangers pizza and an evening stroll home through the streets of Gharb to a cicada backdrop... Continue Reading →

78. Divine Comedy in Gozo’s Teatru Astra

As dancing nuns take over Gozo’s Teatru Astra with humour and high heels, The Sunday Times goes behind the scenes to find out more about their latest production, Sister Act: a divine musical comedy (runs from Thursday 19th-Sun 22nd March).... Continue Reading →

77. The secrets of the citadel (1)

I love Gozo’s citadel: its vast solidity as a hilltop fortress reflects it impressive history of swords and scimitars, and yet, glowing soft yellow amber, with green-carpet views rolling away to the deep blue sea in every direction, it has... Continue Reading →

76. Dancin’ in the rain

I've always loved the phrase "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass; it's about learning to dance in the rain." In the UK where water buckets from the sky and sloshes down roofs regularly, it's a great mantra... Continue Reading →

75. Through the Keyhole

Say ‘farmhouse’ across Europe, and in the mind’s eye you conjure a picture of a detached foursquare building resting alongside a scattering of barns in the middle of green fields. It would be likely to have windows scattered over two... Continue Reading →

74: Echoes by Lou Drofenik

As we approach the new year and we all promise ourselves fresh starts and the courage to chase our dreams, Esther Lafferty reviews the latest book by award-winning Maltese novelist Lou Drofenik, Echoes: distant voices; distant lives in which characters... Continue Reading →

73. Away in a Manger

Taking the ferry to Gozo from the modern metropolis of Malta is like stepping back in time. Instead of tall tower blocks and bustle, the buildings nestle close to the land, an unassuming stripe along the skyline where traces of... Continue Reading →

72. Red is the Colour – Christopher Saliba

Red is the Colour is a new exhibition running at the Ta’ Mena Experience in Xewkija, Gozo until 31st December. Art writer Esther Lafferty talks to artist Christopher Saliba, about the works hanging in this intimate space and discovers that... Continue Reading →

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 →

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