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Notte Bianca - Programme
From: 1/10/2011 To: 2/10/2011

Upper Barrakka Gardens – Wine Garden

Live Bands


The Myth





The Creepers


Firing of the Saluting Battery by Fondazzjoni Wirt Artna


Lascaris War Rooms

Lascaris war rooms were the Operational Headquarters which were built in order to provide a secure place from where war operations could be conducted. The war rooms are located deep in the rock under St Peter and St Paul Bastion which forms part of the defences of Valletta built by the Knights of St John in 1566.

Viewing of War Rooms


Castille Place (in front of Malta Stock Exchange)

3D Street Painting by Lewis Zammit


Auberge de Castille

The original Auberge was built by the renowned Maltese architect Girolamo Cassar in 1574. It was extensively re-modelled and virtually rebuilt in 1741, the present plan of the imposing structure attributed to Andrea Belli.

State and official rooms will be opened for viewing.


Our Lady of Victory Church – Victory Square

This was the first church built in Valletta to commemorate the victory over the Turks during the so-called ‘Great Siege’ of 1565

Viewing of Church


 St James Cavalier – Centre for Creativity

Think Equal – Photo & Art Exhibition by the National Commission for the Promotion of Equality (NCPE)


St James Bastion (Central Bank Car Park)


Central Bank of Malta – Castille Place

The Central Bank of Malta Numismatic Collection – Currency Exhibition


 Hastings Garden – Kids Area


Cavalier Street

BADMINTON ... Try it ... Play it ... Love it!!!


Ċentru Servizz Anzjan – 3 Old Mint Street

Exhibition - Mr. Longinus Farrugia hand made wooden musical instruments.

On the hour - talks

On the half hour - line dancing performed by the Elderly Line Dancers who attend the Elderly Day Centres

Live Music & entertainment by Mr Noel Mifsud Matrenza and Clifford

Audio Visual presentations: elderly and community services


Parliamentary Secretariat for Small Business and Land – Old Mint Street


National Museum of Fine Arts – South Street

Viewing of Museum

Exhibition by Riccardo Licata featuring works on paper

Exhibition by Joe Busuttil – prints in the Loggia


Ministry of Finance, the Economy and Investment – South Street

Chamber Concert by The Cosmos Wind Quartet


Workers’ Memorial Building – South Street

Art Gallery Liberte’ – Exhibition of photography & paintings by Ludvic Attard

La Grande Focacciata – The biggest Focaccia Genovese in Malta

Corazon Mizzi



Guided Tours - Ordinance Street

Fuq il-passi ta’ Napuljun u l-Francizi

Palazzi u Personaggi

Wirt Ingliz fil-Belt Valletta

Lil hinn mit-tkissir tal-Pinna


Sunday morning

Fuq il-passi ta’ Napuljun u l-Francizi

Palazzi u Personaggi

Wirt Ingliz fil-Belt Valletta

Lil hinn mit-tkissir tal-Pinna


Amelia Saint George - 35 Ordinance Street c/w Strait Street

Exhibition – The Sculptor Studio – Sculpture Demonstration & Exhibit


St Andrew’s Scots Church – South Street

Viewing of Church

‘The Bible – it’s personal and leads to mission’. – Exhibition with audio visual presentations


 Palazzo Ferreria (Ministry of Education, Employment & the Family) – Republic Street

The Palazzo Ferreria was built in the late 19th century on the site of the Order of St John's arsenal or ferreria, as the private residence for a wealthy wheat importer, Giuseppe Buttigieg and his wife Giovanna Camilleri.

Exhibition: by students of the Art & Design Institute of MCAST and a 3D model of the new MCAST Campus  

Foyer: Groups from the School of Music performing live


Soċjeta` Filarmonika Nazzjonali ‘La Valette’ – Republic Street  

The ‘La Valette’ band has been playing in the streets of Valletta since the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in July 1875.


Old Opera House Ruins

Choir Singing by Voca

Musical performance by Novum Ensemble


Chinese Cultural Institute – Melita Street


Dimitri Café – St Paul Street

Re-enactment – Medieval Soldiers


Palazzo Parisio (Ministry of Foreign Affairs)  – Merchants Street  

Built in the late 18th century, the Palazzo became Napoleon's headquarters during his short visit in Malta.  It is named after Chevalier Paolo Parisio Muscati, a Neapolitan Maltese nobleman who played an influential role during the latter years of the Order of St. John’s rule in Malta.

Exhibition & Performing Arts - Ilwien….minn kulur ghal-iehor by


Auberge d’Italie – Merchants Street

Built in 1574. The ornate arms above the entrance were made for Grand Master Gregorio Carafa.

Art Behind Doors - Exhibition of paintings on wood & terracotta statues by Daniel Scerri

Classical Music by Gaudos Duo


St James Church – Merchant Street


The Missions Office – 7 Merchants’ Street

Faith Hope & Charity - The Missions Gift Shop: open all night

Stand - missionary artefacts

Animation by San Gwann Scouts Pipe Band


Merchant Street YES

Confiding in Art - Expressionism by Nadia Vella


Palazzo Castellania (Ministry for Health, the Elderly and Community Care) – Merchants’ Street

Exhibition – Volunteer – Make a Difference by the Malta Council for the Voluntary Sector

Fireplay Malta


National Museum of Archaeology – Republic Street

Licata Exhibition

Newly opened Bronze Age hall and Children’s room

Hands on activity with real artefacts

Touchy Feely Box – replica of one of the artefacts     


Strait Street between St John’s and Melita Street

Line Dancing by Gozo Line Dancers

Hip Hop & Break Dance by Urban Echo

Michaela Rabitsch & Robert Pawlik Duo


Din l-Art Ħelwa premises – 133 Melita Street

Marine Photographic Competition


St Augustine Parish Church – Old Bakery Street

The foundation stone was laid in 1571 according to the plan of Geralomo Cassar. The church was rebuilt in 1765 according to a plan of Giuseppe Bonnici

Viewing of Church


Merchant between St John and Old Theatre


Great Siege Square

Albert Callus

Symphonic Choir

Serata Naplitana by the Valletta Dramatic Company

Symphonic Choir


King’s Own Band Club – Republic Street

An exhibition of the Band Club’s treasures


MEUSAC – 280, Republic Street

Information on the European Union including multimedia displays, children’s cinema and themed areas

Screening of an animated cartoon for children Tommy and Rosy Episode II - Give a Helping Hand, dedicated to the European Year for Volunteering 2011


St John’s Square

Concert by the Police Band under the direction of Senior Inspector Anthony Cassar


 St John’s Co-Cathedral – St John’s Square

Built between 1573 and 1578, having been commissioned in 1572 by Grand Master Jean de la Cassière as the conventual church of the Order of the Knights Hospitaller of St John.

Viewing of St John’s Co-Cathedral, Oratory and Museum including works by Caravaggio and Mattia Preti.


Bridge Bar Area & Victoria Gate

Jazz sessions by Christabelle Curmi


St Mary of Jesus (Ta’ Giezu) Church

Sine Macula Choir

Viewing of Church


St. Barbara Bastions

‘Art in the City’ – a market for artists

Fireplay Malta


 Old Market Place


Natural and Neutral Change photographic exhibition by Kurt Vella Petroni


Dar l-Ewropa – St Paul Street


Market Square


National Library – Republic Square

Built between 1776 and 1796, the National Library was inaugurated by the British Civil Commissioner in 1812.  In 1976, the Library was officially designated as the National Library of Malta and became solely a research and reference Library.

6.00pm to 1.00am - Wirja f’gieh Dun Karm to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of his death


Badass Café’ – Old Theatre Street

The Nick & Jon Show


St Georges Square

The Percussion Project

New Order - a contemporary dance- theatre piece seen from the eyes of the individual surrounded by crumbling walls. ChoreographerOlivia Vela Betzalel

Dance Installations Project by Elements

Police Precision Drill


Italian Cultural Institute – St Georges Square

Versolarte: From drawing... to volume, to sculpture by Rachele Bianchi's Exhibition (25 canvas and 5 statues)

Rachele Bianchi (85 y. o. Italian artist) recently received "A Carreer Award" on the occasion of the XIVth edition of the Italian Art and Culture Prize.


 The President’s Palace - St George’s Square

The Palace of the Grandmasters, currently known as the Presidential Palace, was built in the 16th century to the design of the Maltese architect Girolamo Cassar. This Palace continues to serve as a vibrant centre of political and administrative activity since it houses the Office of the President, the House of Representatives and several important Government offices.

6pm to 1 am There will be a free entrance to the Palace Armoury and Palace State Rooms.

Leone Goes Pop – 4th edition with Leone Band Club, Gozo

Photographic Exhibition by members from the Malta Institute for Professional Photography


House of Representatives, the Parliament of Malta


60A Strait Street c/w Old Theatre

Beatles Exhibition (Memorabilia)


Strait Street c/w Archbishop Street

The Beatles Stage


Casino Maltese – Republic Street

Piano & vocal recital by Roseanne Bellizzi & Bernard Busuttil


Valletta Football Club – St Lucy Street

Viewing of the premises & trophies


 Manoel Theatre – Old Theatre Street

Fit-Terrazzin a series of comic sketches in Maltese by Mediteatru

Vocal & Instrumental Concert of popular classics by the University Junior College Orchestra

Classical & Cabaret Vocal Selections by Claire Ghigho

Piano concert by Clifford Borg

Stabat Mater by EDDance or mitp


 Sanctuary Basilica of Our Lady of Mount Carmel – Old Theatre Street

Viewing of Church


Independence Square

In the centre of Independence Square stands the monument entitled ‘Dun Mikiel Xerri u Shabu’.  Dun Mikiel Xerri was one of the leaders of the Maltese uprising against the French occupation in 1798 and for which the patriot was executed.

Permaculture on the move –bringing permaculture to people and urban areas

by Permaculture Research Foundation Malta or lower barrakka

Ghana Malti

Fireplay Malta

Ta’ Verna Folk Band


Auberge d’Aragon (Ministry for Justice and Home Affairs) – Independence Square

Situated in Independence Square, this is the oldest of the seven Auberges built by Girolamo Cassar in 1571, and one of only two which have survived in their original condition.


Omertà Trattoria & Wine Bar – Triq l-Ifran



Chamber of Commerce


Malta Youth Orchestra


Messina Palace (German Maltese Circle) – St Christopher Street

Visual Art Exhibition – Astral Room by PHOS 


Casa Rocca Piccola – Republic Street

Bomb Shelters

Ceramika Maltija - Maltese heritage pottery exhibition


59 St Domnic Street

GROWTH - Exhibition by the Society of Architecture and Civil Engineering Students (SACES) 


 Old University Building – Merchants’ Street

Design Week 1st to 8th October

Foundation in Design Studies – Exhibition by the Foundation in Design Studies students and their tutor, Artist Anton Grech, Faculty for the Built Environment, University of Malta

MCAST Institute of Art & Design Exhibition by the MCAST Institute of Art & Design

CONJUGAL – Exhibition of architecture & interior work curated by Matthew James Mercieca Design Architects & architecture student Alex Manche

Stand behind the yellow line – Audio/Visual exhibition by Malcolm Bonello

If This Is a Man – Illustration and graphics by Christiane Stelberg

CityWise – Launch of CityWise city guide by Projects in Motion Ltd

24/7 – Interactive installation by Boryana Chaneva and Alberto Favaro


BE&A Thesis Projects by University Students and the Faculty for the Built Environment


Jesuits Church

The Jesuits' Church is one of the oldest churches in Valletta, and one of the largest in the diocese. The site, comprising a college and a church is bounded by four streets occupying the whole area.  St Ignatius of Loyola founded the Society of Jesus in 1534.

Viewing of Church


MITP – St Christopher Street

Stabat Mater by EDDance or Manoel

Olivia - Musical based on the story of Oliver Twist by Maleth


Aula Magna Old University Building – St. Paul’s Street

Dun Karm Il-bniedem wara l-poeta – audio/visual documentary by the Department of Information (DOI)


Santa Croce private Chapel – 96 St. Ursola Street

Viewing of private Chapel dating back to the 19th century


 Lower Barrakka Gardens

Mikaela Attard


Cable 35

The Areola Treat



Frenzy Mono

Dolls for Idols

Malta Institute of Management Stand

Permaculture on the move –bringing permaculture to people and urban areas

by Permaculture Research Foundation Malta or independence sq


AZAD – Republic Street

Filigree work by Gaetano Saliba

Pottery by Meditteranean ceramics

Mdina Glass

Wine Tasting by Marsovin

Art Exhibition by Mark England


Palazzo De La Salle – Malta Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce – 129 Republic Street

The seat of the Society from June 1923.

Basement: Demonstration of Lace and Filigree Making

Courtyard: 10th National Art Competition (Sculpture & Ceramic Category)

Gallery: 10th National Art Competition (Painting Category)

Sala de Cavalieri: Open for viewing  


Gallery 91 – 91 Republic Street c/w St Nicholas

Exhibition – Art in Action – Painting & Sculpture


Malta School of Art – Old Bakery Street  

Exhibition from School of Art Collection – paintings, sculpture & etching

Exhibition of sculptures & ceramics by Tony Ellul

School Art collection by local artists from 1920’s onwards


 Auberge de Baviere – St Sebastian Street

Auberge de Bavière (1696) was originally built as a private palace, which from 1784 was used for the accommodation of Bavarian and English knights.

A night of Magic, Illusions & Applied Arts by The Magicians’ Society

Fireplay Malta

Carnival Exhibition including mini floats by Henry Caruana

Layali Al Qahira - Oriental Dance and Egyptian Folk by Ya Habibi School of Middle Eastern Dance

Beyond Cairo – Arabic rhythms, dance & fire performance by Fringe Benefits International

National War Museum

The museum mainly represents Malta’s important military role in the post-1800 period under British colonial rule, especially during World War II, when the island became one of the most bombed countries in Europe.

Viewing of Museum

Light Re-enactment of military life by Malta Command Living History Group (to confirm)


Fort St. Elmo Granaries

Display of vintage and classic cars from the Old Motors Club (Malta)

Street Art by Street Art Malta


 Malta Experience

View Malta’s most important historical events in an educational, informative and entertaining way





Notte Bianca around the city



Cora Turner & Artemocion: Belly Dancing, Burlesque , Jazz and more!

Amaira Zumba

JungleSpirit Fitness Zumba

Argentine Tango by The Malta Argentine Tango Association

Tal-Fuklar Folk Group


Acoustic Bands



12th Ode

Yanica & Nicholas acoustic set

Martin McNeil & The Dissidents





Baned Maltin

King’s Own Band Club – Belt Valletta

Soc. Fil. Naz. La Valette – Belt Valletta

Banda San Ġwann - San Ġwann
La Stella Levantina - Attard
Għaqda Mużikali Vittorja – Naxxar


Fencing display by Mithras Sword Fighting


Art in the City



Colour Codes


Musical Events



Dance & other performing arts


Parades & Reenactments




Programme subject to change.

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