The 220th anniversary of the French arrival in Malta is being marked with by series of cultural and spectacular events being organised by HRGM and Reġjun Tramuntana as part of the first edition of Reġjun Tramuntana Military Festival ,which also includes massive historical re-enactments being held in the same region on 5, 6, & 8 June.
The events include a series of very interesting lectures relating to the period of the French Blockade (1798-1800). The five lectures are being held at the respective locality’s Local Council premises:
“Military matters during the French Blockade”
by Mr Neville Ebejer, at Mtarfa LC on 23rd May at 7.00pm.
“From the Knights’ downfall to British Malta”
by Mr Stephen Degiorgio, at Mellieha LC on 28th May at 7.00pm.
“Maltese corsairs during the Blockade”
by Mr Liam Gauci, at Rabat LC on 29th May at 7.00pm.
“Gio. Nicolo Muscata nd the surrender of Malta in 1798”
by Prof William Zammit, at Naxxar LC on 30th May at 7.30pm.
“L-ewwel xhur tal-ħakma Franċiża u l-qawmien tal-Maltin”
by Prof George Cassar, at Mosta LC on 4th June at 7.00pm
Entrance is free.