The Secret Garden
Gardens are full of secrets and stories. Up among the highest branches of the tallest tree something glitters and shines. Deep down in the dark stone well a creature wriggles and whines.
What has happened to Muxu, the tail-less cat, and how will he solve the mystery of the disappearing water?
Everything in the garden is dying and Muxu must act fast. Will he manage to save his beloved friends and home?
Join us on this whimsical adventure called The Secret Garden, a performance for five to ten-year-old children and their families.
Experience the thrill of watching characters from old Maltese folklore come to life and take on one of the biggest challenges of their lives.
A live performance in Laparelli Gardens is already exciting enough but to treat your little ones even further we have Included the gift of a limited edition, handmade book in your family ticket price. This book features aspects of the storyworld that will take adults right back to the joy of their childhood and inspire children to find the magic in everything that is around them.
Showing for one weekend only, between the 16th and 18th July, at Laparelli Gardens, Valletta (City Gate Ditch), The Secret Garden is a co-production brought to you by the Valletta Cultural Agency and Lignin stories
As per Health Authority regulations, those over 12 years of age must present their vaccination certificate at the entrance, while all children between 5 and 11 must present a negative COVID-19 test. PCR tests must be taken no more than 72 hours before the event and Rapid Tests must be taken no more than 24 hours before the event.
Malta Fashion Week – Exclusive Edition
Malta’s fashion event of the year is back with an Exclusive Edition of The Malta Fashion Week being held in Valletta this July.
Several designers, fashion artists and stylists will be exhibiting their work as models parade the catwalk in celebration of fashion and style. The Malta Fashion Awards wraps up the week as models, photographers, fashion designers, make up artists and influencers leave their mark.
Further updates and ticket details on fashionweek.com.mt/
fuse, the art exhibition consisting of eight public art installations outside the Valletta Design Cluster, comes to a close this month. Fuse celebrates the traditions, identities and stories of those who lived in the Old Abattoir which is over 400 years old.
The preparation process for this exhibition which took over 18 months, was led by curator Elyse Tonna. Influenced by community stories and through discussions that mirrored subjects related to their work, the exhibition is one-of-a-kind.
Don’t miss this final opportunity to view the works by 8 artists and collectives including Aaron Bezzina, Victor Agius, Tom van Malderen, Laura Besancon, Noah Fabri, Fatima AM and Chakib Zidi, Text Catalogue and Andrea Zerafa, Samuel Ciantar, Giola Cassar and Aprille Zammit.
Check out the VCA website and Facebook page for events and updates during the final two weeks.
‘Strada Stretta Occupy’ by Students
The second part of ‘Strada Stretta Occupy’ by Students, which forms part of The Strada Stretta Concept programme under the artistic direction of Giuseppe Schembri Bonaci, will be open from 2nd to 22nd July 2021.
The July instalment showcases the dissertation projects by final year Fine Arts students from the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Malta. The students have been researching individual themes that engage with topics of contemporary relevance, such as with current environmental issues. Furthermore, the exhibition will be curated by the students themselves, providing them with the opportunity to present their work to the public and engage with the local artistic scene.
Entrance to the exhibition is free. Please note that due to the current situation, all visitors are to wear a mask and maintain social distancing throughout. For more information on the event and for updates on visiting regulations please visit The Strada Stretta Concept and the Valletta Cultural Agency Facebook pages.
The July photo as part of the photography project TNAX is Henri Mattock’s shot titled ‘Metropolitan’ of 2016.
This photo is a collage of a shop window in Republic street, corner with Archbishop Street, with a reflection of people and activity in St George’s Square and the Main Guard as backdrop. People are a primary subject in Mattock’s photography who specialises in street photography.
TNAX is created and produced by the Valletta Cultural Agency in collaboration with the Valletta Local Council and is curated by Therese Debono.
Battibekki Kontra Dante
Dante Alighieri’s 700th centenary will once again be celebrated by the Strada Stretta Concept, this time through an interplay between the Maltese għana and Dante’s La Divina Commedia. Battibekki Kontra Dante aims to bridge the two cultures into one holistic vision at The Splendid, Strait Street, Valletta on the 22nd July at 8:30pm – 9:30pm
The cross-disciplinary approach connecting folk music with one of the most important pieces of literature ever written presents a juxtaposition of different artistic worlds, an approach that is integral to the vision of artistic director, Giuseppe Schembri Bonaci.
For more information on the event and for updates on event regulations please visit The Strada Stretta Concept and the Valletta Cultural Agency Facebook pages.