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 →

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 →

56. The Chef is not my wife

Well, what d’ya know? For nearly three years  The Significant Other and I have enjoyed the Gharb Rangers Bar’s hospitality,  whether that’s on the upstairs terrace with fresh fish whilst gazing across open countryside to the Ta Pinu Basilica or... Continue Reading →

43: Looking West with photographer Daniel Cilia

Published  in The Times of Malta 21st October 2018 Daniel Cilia is a Gozitan photographer who records contemporary landscapes using not only a hand-held camera but also a flying camera and other aerial techniques, and his images encapsulate the spirit of Gozo... Continue Reading →

42: A Sense of Place – meet Lou Drofenik

Published  in The Times of Malta 21st October 2018 Esther Lafferty talks to award-winning Maltese novelist Dr Lou Drofenik about her life, her latest book, The Reluctant Healer (Horizons; 2018), and some magical spots that inspired her to set this... Continue Reading →

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