E.L. Galizia of the Turkish Cemetery: Architecture, His Life and Times

E.L. Galizia of the Turkish Cemetery: Architecture, His Life and Times

E.L.Galizia of the Turkish Cemetery: Architecture, His Life and Times On Thursday 2nd March 2017 evening, FAA members assembled at Palazzo de la Salle in Valletta to hear a talk on the life and times of Emmanuele Luigi Galizia (1830-1907), delivered by architect and architectural historian, Prof. Conrad Thake. Galizia was one... [...]

Hidden Gems of Valletta

Hidden Gems of Valletta

Hidden Gems of Valletta On Friday, 17th February 2017, FAA members enjoyed an evening guided tour led by lecturer Vincent Zammit, a very knowledgeable and leading tour guide. The tour began by walking up the steps alongside St. John’s Bastion, where Mr. Zammit talked about the location of the foundation stone for the new city... [...]

The Boats of Malta – And The Fishermen Too

Photo by Malta Society of Arts

The Boats of Malta – And The Fishermen Too

Words by Derek Moss. Pictures by Maura Marlow bar the above, credited to the Malta Society of Arts, our gracious hosts. On Thursday 9th February, Prof. Anthony Aquilina of the University of Malta and Fiona Vella both gave fascinating and interesting talks on ‘The Boats of Malta’. Prof. Aquilina’s talk came thanks to the... [...]

Clapham Junction Series – Għar il-Kbir (Great Cave)

Clapham Junction Series – Għar il-Kbir (Great Cave)

The second guided tour led by Gordon E. Weston took place on the Sat 26th November 2016.  A party of 20 FAA members assembled at ‘Clapham Junction’ near Buskett where Gordon took us on a 2-hour guided tour of Ghar il-Kbir (Big Cave), which is in the vicinity of the ‘Clapham Junction’ cart ruts, which FAA members visited... [...]

Clapham Junction Series

Clapham Junction Series

‘Clapham Junction’ Series – Cart-Ruts The Mysterious Inheritance On Sat 12th November 2016, a party of 21 FAA members assembled at ‘Clapham Junction’ near Buskett to meet Gordon E. Weston, author and expert on Malta’s cart ruts, who published “The Maltese Cart-Ruts:  Unravelling an Enigma” (2010), and “3000... [...]

An Evening Under the Stars

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An Evening Under the Stars

Words by Maura Marlow. Pictures by Alexandra Barinova. FAA once again held the increasingly popular event “Cinema under the Stars” on Saturday, September 24.  Villa Bologna’s lush green lawn, part of its stunning C18th century garden with its beautiful fountain and towering trees was the perfect setting to enjoy this special... [...]

Filfla Up Close + Round Malta Cruise

Filfla Up Close + Round Malta Cruise

Report and photos with thanks to Maura Marlow. On Sunday 21st August, FAA members were fortunate once again to set sail, this time on the beautiful sailing ship Hera 2. This summer cruise is now an established event in the calendar, thanks to the magnanimous response from our members and friends every year. This year the... [...]

Unpeeling the Secrets of Art

Unpeeling the Secrets of Art

By Derek Moss On Monday 13th June, Professor Austin Nevin, chemist, conservator and researcher at the Institute of Photonics and Nanotechnologies (IFN), as well as coordinator of various research groups, committee member of various conferences, and co-author of over 40 publications, gave a very interesting technical and illustrated... [...]

Floriana’s Gardens Tour

Floriana’s Gardens Tour

Words & pictures with thanks to FAA members Wiebke Micallef Eynaud (tourist guide – wmeynaud@live.co.uk) and Maura Marlow respectively.  On Saturday 21st May members and supporters of Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar (FAA) were privileged to be given a tour of Floriana’s heritage gardens by Dr Joseph Buhagiar, the... [...]

Discovering Malta’s Pirate Past

Discovering Malta’s Pirate Past

By Derek Moss On Tuesday 12th April, Liam Gauci gave a fascinating and interesting talk on the history of Maltese corsairing in the period 1760-1798.  The event, organized by Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar, under the distinguished patronage of her Excellency Marie-Louise Coleiro, President of Malta, was held at the President’s... [...]