Dark Tour of Valletta

Dark Tour of Valletta

Dark Tour of Valletta On Friday, 24th March 2017, FAA members enjoyed an evening guided tour of Valletta led by the very knowledgeable Vincent Zammit.  Mr. Zammit gave an introduction outside the Parliament building, during which he said that he would recount some of the many stories associated with Valletta’s historic buildings,... [...]

Crime, Torture and Punishment under the Knights

Crime, Torture and Punishment under the Knights

Crime, Torture and Punishment under the Knights On the evening of Thursday 23rd March, Dr William Zammit’s gave a talk on his book ‘Kissing the Gallows’, which covers crimes committed in Malta during the period 1600 – 1798, how the justice system actually worked, how criminals were tortured, and role of the public... [...]

Scenes of a City

Scenes of a City

Scenes of a City On the evening of Thursday 16 th March 2017, Flimkien Ghal Ambjent Ahjar (FAA) organized a talk entitled ‘Scenes of a City’ at the Orpheum Theatre, Gzira. The event was introduced by Tara Cassar (FAA architect). The main speaker was Prof. Maria Attard (Dept of Geography, Faculty of Arts, University of Malta,... [...]

To be a Knight of Malta – Identity, Then and Now

To be a Knight of Malta – Identity, Then and Now

To be a Knight of Malta – Identity, Then and Now. Guided Tour of St. John’s Co-Cathedral. On Saturday morning, 18th March 2017, FAA members assembled at St. John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta for a guided tour led by Dr. Dane Munro, an independent scholar, lecturer, cultural interpreter and tour guide.  His academic work... [...]

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... [...]