Events

Into the Silent City

Join FAA and Vincent Zammit for an evening walk through the Silent City. Mdina, the old medieval capital city of Malta, was once the only fortified place that could offer some kind of refuge to the Maltese population in ages past. The city passed...

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Without Distinction of Creed – Tour of Ta’Braxia

For all intents and purposes – the Ta’Braxia, designed by the famous Emmanuele Luigi Galizia, is the first extra-mural cemetery in Malta. It was a place designed and built to be a place of rest for all “denominations without distinction of...

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Tales of Citta Vittoriosa

Birgu was the maritime city that welcomed the Order of the Knights of St John in 1530. From a small, humble seaside village, it was to become the headquarters of the Order’s fleet till 1798, embellished by buildings like the Knights’ auberges...

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Malta’s Empire in the West

Malta was colonised throughout history, and few realise that for a period in the 17th century, Malta was at the centre of a tiny empire. Malta’s colonial holdings lay in the Caribbean, and the mark of that period is still there today. Prof....

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Return to Fort Manoel

You’ve heard the hype. But maybe you missed the boat. You’re in luck – the saga is not over yet. FAA introduces you to… The Return to Fort Manoel.   When the Knights arrived in Malta in 1530, there were very few defences...

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The Hidden Faces of Valletta

Everybody is familiar with certain parts of Valletta – but with our expert guide Vince Zammit, FAA will take you along to places you may never have seen before. Join us as we descend towards the tip of Valletta, where we will be taking a look...

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Christmas at the Priory 2017

Christmas at the Priory On the evening of Tuesday 12th December 2017, Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar (FAA), our heritage and environment NGO, organised an important and very special ‘Christmas at the Priory’ concert performed by the Malta School of...

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Sliema’s Built Heritage

On the evening of Thursday 16th November a large audience of FAA members and Sliema inhabitants (Slimizi) gathered at the Salesian Theatre in Sliema to hear a talk entitled ‘Sliema’s Built Heritage Celebrated with Faces’ by well-known Sliema...

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FAA Visits Fort Manoel

   On the morning of Sunday 26th November, 24 FAA members assembled for a special visit to Fort Manoel led by tour guide Vincent Zammit.  It provided an opportunity to view the restoration that has taken place, hear about the history of the Fort...

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Ta’Braxia Lecture

On the evening of Friday 10th November 2017, FAA members assembled at the Italian Cultural Institute, Pjazza San Gorg, Valletta to hear a talk delivered by architect and architectural historian, Professor Conrad Thake and Janica Buhagiar MA, based...

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Dark Stories of Valletta

Dark Stories of Valletta. On Friday, 27th October 2017, 53 FAA members and guests enjoyed an evening guided tour of Valletta led by the very knowledgeable Vincent Zammit.  Mr. Zammit gave an introduction outside the Parliament building, during...

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Birgu – The Religious Heritage

Birgu – The Religious Heritage On the evening of Friday 20th October, FAA members gathered just outside Birgu’s Main Advanced Gate entrance for a guided tour led by experienced tour guide Vincent Zammit walking the trail of the Knights of St...

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Floriana Tour and the Capuchin Crypt

Floriana Tour and the Capuchin Crypt   On the evening of Friday 26th September, 43 FAA members gathered outside the Capuchin Friary in Floriana for a guided tour of the Capuchin Friary’s crypt and some of Floriana’s various monuments led by...

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75th Anniversary of the Santa Marija Convoy Art Exhibition

Following the first two 75th Anniversary of the Santa Marija Convoy commemoration events, ‘Son et Lumiere’ (held at Senglea waterfront) and ‘Concert’ (held at St. Paul’s Pro-Cathedral in Valletta), the third and last commemoration event...

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75th Anniversary of SMC: Concert

75th Anniversary of the Santa MarijaConvoy Concert   As part of the unique 75th Anniversary commemoration of the Santa Marija Convoy, FAA held a prestigious concert at St. Paul’s Anglican Pro-Cathedral on the evening of Monday 14th August...

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75th Anniversary of SMC: Son et Lumiere

On the evening of Saturday the 12th August 2017 Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar (FAA) held its biggest and most challenging event ever, attended by VIP’s and their guests, together with FAA members.  The ‘Son et Lumiere’ event held at the...

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Senglea and its Heritage – Città Invicta 12th May

On the evening of Friday 5th May, FAA members gathered at Valletta Customs House for a boat ride by dgħajsa to il Maċina Gate, Senglea, followed by a walking tour of the city led by experienced tour guide Vincent Zammit. Mr. Zammit narrated the...

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Maltese Heritage at Risk Symposium

On the evening of Wednesday 8 th March 2017, Flimkien Ghal Ambjent Ahjar (FAA) and the History of Art Students Association (HoASA) jointly organized a panel discussion at the Orpheum Theatre, Gzira on Maltese Heritage at Risk. The speakers were...

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Great Siege Dinner + Harbour Cruise

On the evening of Saturday 1st July 2017, FAA members assembled at the Sliema Ferries to check-in for the FAA ‘Great Siege Dinner and Harbour Cruise’.  Aboard the ‘Hera 1’ sailing around Marsamxett and Grand Harbour and its creeks, against...

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Malta and Water: Visit to Cisterns

On the evening of 23rd June, as a follow up to the previous evening’s talk entitled ‘Malta and Water: Irrigating a Semi-Arid Landscape’, Dr. Keith Buhagiar took FAA members on a guided tour of the underground cisterns beneath the...

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Malta and Water: Irrigating a semi-arid landscape

On the evening of 22nd June the FAA organized a talk entitled ‘Malta and Water: Irrigating a Semi-Arid Landscape’ given by Dr. Keith Buhagiar at the Catholic Institute, Floriana.  Dr. Keith Buhagiar is a visiting lecturer in Palaeochristian,...

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‘Scenes of a City’ Final Exhibition, Talk, and Awards

On the evening of Friday 16th June 2017, Flimkien Ghal Ambjent Ahjar (FAA) organized a talk entitled ‘Sustainable Development’ given by Dr. Ruben Paul Borg at the Floriana Local Council offices.  The event was introduced by Tara Cassar (FAA...

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The Comino Walk

Comino – A World Unto Itself. On the morning of Sunday 28th May, FAA members gathered at Cirkewwa to cross by boat ride to Santa Marija Bay in Comino, followed by a walking tour of the island led by experienced tour guide Vincent Zammit....

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Birgu and the Great Siege

Birgu and the ‘Great Siege’ On the evening of Friday 19th May, FAA members gathered at the Birgu War Museum entrance for a guided tour of the city of Birgu led by experienced tour guide, Vincent Zammit, to relive the history of one of the...

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Maltese Women in WW2

Mabel Strickland is perhaps the most famous female personage in Malta during. However, there were a lot of other personalities large and small who played an important...

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FAA Gardening Course

FAA is proud to present its Spring Gardening Course. This is a repeat of our successful courses from last year which drew so many enthusiastic participants. For those of you who missed them last year, now's your...

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The Beauty of the Addolorata – Walking Tour

On Saturday 29th April, FAA members assembled inside the entrance to the Addolorata Cemetery in Marsa for a two-hour guided tour explaining the history and design of the cemetery and the artistry of its private funerary chapels.  The tour was led...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Scenes of a City Launch

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...

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FAA Visit to the Turkish Cemetery

FAA Visit to the Turkish Cemetery. On Saturday 4th March, FAA members assembled inside the entrance to the Turkish Muslim Cemetery in Marsa for a guided tour around the grounds led by Prof. Conrad Thake, author and expert in Maltese architectural...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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27th January SPECIAL Dark Tour of Valletta

Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar invites you to take a walk around the capital, seeing it as you have never seen it before and discovering its dark secrets. Hear stories of murder, robberies from churches, executions and fraud carried out by important...

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20th January Dark Tour of Valletta

Take a walk around the capital, seeing it as you have never seen it before and discover its dark secrets. Hear stories of murder, robberies from churches, executions and fraud carried out by important people. The Royal Opera House seems to have been...

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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...

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Ghar il-Kbir Talk at Hilltop Gardens

Clapham Junction Series The Mysterious Inheritance Ghar il-Kbir:  Its Place in Maltese History   As part of the ‘Clapham Junction’ Series of events, FAA members assembled at Hilltop Gardens, Naxxar on Tuesday 22nd November 2016 to hear an...

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Clapham Junction Series

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...

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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...

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Filfla Up Close + Round Malta Cruise

Report and photos with thanks to Maura Marlow. On Sunday 21st August, FAA members were fortunate once again to set sail, this time on the beautiful sailing ship Hera 2. This summer cruise is now an established event in the calendar, thanks to the...

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Unpeeling the Secrets of Art

By Derek Moss On Monday 13th June, Professor Austin Nevin, chemist, conservator and researcher at the Institute of Photonics and Nanotechnologies (IFN), as well as coordinator of various research groups, committee member of various conferences, and...

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Floriana’s Gardens Tour

Words & pictures with thanks to FAA members Wiebke Micallef Eynaud (tourist guide – wmeynaud@live.co.uk) and Maura Marlow respectively.  On Saturday 21st May members and supporters of Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar (FAA) were privileged...

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Discovering Malta’s Pirate Past

By Derek Moss On Tuesday 12th April, Liam Gauci gave a fascinating and interesting talk on the history of Maltese corsairing in the period 1760-1798.  The event, organized by Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar, under the distinguished patronage of her...

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Gozo Off The Beaten Track

Words by Derek Moss On Sat 12th March 2016, FAA members assembled at Ċirkewwa for the 09:00 ferry to Mġarr, Gozo where they were joined by some Gozo FAA members, so a group of 50 led by Astrid Vella headed off by bus to Xagħra to...

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The Four Curiosities of Rabat

by Fr. Eugene Paul Teuma – Sat 13 February 2016 Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar’s second event for 2016 is a heritage walk by Fr. Eugene Teuma on Rabat and the Roman Melita – which extended from Mdina to Rabat – Malta’s richest area in terms...

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