Over the next two weeks in Gozo, many cultural activities are being organized: from a dinner with a difference, fused with theatre, which is being held at Salini tax-Xwejni next week, to evenings dedicated to rock and jazz in the first weekend in September.
For the first time a summer Carnival will also be held in Gozo.
At this time of year, Gozo is going to be bursting with events and happenings which will not only contribute to the economy and social life, but to the culture of the island as well. A varied programme of activities has been prepared leading up to the first week of September, which will include the largest cultural production by the V18 Foundation in Gozo with the collaboration of Teatru Malta.
The innovative production with a difference entitled, l-ikla t-tajba (‘enjoy your meal’) will be held daily between 22 – 26 August at Salini tax-Xwejni, limits of Zebbug and will fuse gastronomy with theatre where typical Maltese food will be served to those present after they have watched a contemporary theatrical performance under the direction of the Romanian director, Nona Ciobanu.
She said, “during the performance there is a real pig cooking and at the end of this festa we invite our audience to celebrate with us and have the majjalata and enjoy together with the whole artistic team, l-ikla t-tajba!”
The show in one of Gozo’s most beautiful natural spots will include the poem, ‘Il-Poeżija’ by Immanuel Mifsud.
Exactly following the production on Saturday 1 September, Gozo will be donning the festive colours of its first summer Carnival with the participation of 10 triumphant floats, six dance companies and three bands. The Chairperson of the National and Regional Celebrations Committee in Gozo, Mons Joe Vella Gauci explained that this will be an intercultural festa with a local dimension.
“We will have Maltese participants and those who really love Carnival who will partner up and collaborate with Gozitans to present this colourful show,” he said.
Gozo Minister Justyne Caruana said, “this requires a lot of commitment by the Gozo Ministry to create a cultural calendar which is varied and which will be attractive for all those who visit us.”
Apart from the Carnival, between Thursday 30 August and Sunday 2 September, a project by the Arts Council and Festivals Malta including a photographic exhibition will be held in the main courtyard of the Ministry about the difficulties which immigrants pass through, while at the Mgarr Harbour there will be the fifth edition of Jazz DO and the concert Rock Legends.