Current Affairs
Entertaining evenings organized at historical sites to create more awareness

According to research carried out among more than a thousand Maltese men and women, it was found that many people do not know about historical and cultural sites and only a few who know about them, have actually visited them.

A local company is trying to create more awareness and appreciation for these places by organizing entertaining and cultural evenings at these sites. The next one will take place near the War Museum in Vittoriosa later this month.

Despite its small size, Malta has an abundance of gardens and historical, natural and recreational sites which are not appreciated by the public, including the Serenity Garden, or as it is better known, the Chinese Garden at Santa Lucia, the Għarusa tal-Mosta Garden, Hastings Garden, and others.

Of the 1,200 people interviewed, 58% had never heard of the Għarusa tal-Mosta garden, and out of those who know about it, the majority have never visited it.

15% have never heard of Hastings Garden and four out of ten interviewed had never heard of the Serenity Garden.  The most well-known are the San Anton gardens, with only 5% saying they don’t know about them.

Organizer Kevin Naudi told TVM that they are trying to give life to these public places by organizing different evenings once or twice a year, with the participation of musicians, acrobats, caricaturists, dancers and other entertainers.

“Busking, it’s all about busking like magicians, jugglers, musicians who wish a better platform as overall we believe these places deserve this.”

On Saturday 22 September, Couvre Porte and the Vittoriosa ditch will host a musical, cultural and recreational activity called, ‘Electrifying Birgu’ with the participation of UK artist Tony Roberts and local group Red Electrick.

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