With Malta’s events calendar always jam-packed with everything from cultural treats to memorable music concerts, and unique theatre productions to traditional festivals, it can be tricky to choose which to experience during your holiday on the islands.
To help you make the most of your visit, here’s Reveal’s pick of the most unmissable events happening across Malta this March.
7 – 10, 13 – 17 March
Spazju Kreattiv, Valletta
Penned by John Baraldi and directed by Marc Cabourdin, Apotheosis features Angele Galea in a new one-woman play about a fictional Maltese female Prime Minister and the tragedy of her life, performed in English. Exploring contemporary Maltese political and social themes, Apotheosis is an innovative and thought-provoking collaboration between theatre, film, and music. To celebrate Women’s Day, a series of fringe events are also planned which tackle the many controversial and topical themes explored in the play.
An Inspector Calls
15 – 17, 22 – 24 March
Blue Box Theatre, MSpace, Msida
JB Priestley’s classic thriller An Inspector Calls is brought to the stage in Malta, starring a stellar local cast, directed by Michael Mangion, and produced by the island’s longest-running theatre company, MADC. Performed in English, the play is a prime example of mid-20th century ‘drawing room’ theatre, as the mysterious Inspector Goole questions the well-to-do Birling family about the death of a working-class woman named Eva Smith.
Filigree Masks Exhibition by Kevin Attard
21 February – 5 March
Courtyard, Palazzo de La Salle, Valletta
Championing the unique local art form that is Maltese Filigree, Master Filigree artist Kevin Attard presents the exhibition of masks that he has hand-crafted entirely from delicately beautiful Maltese Filigree. Entrance is free of charge to view the exhibition inside Malta’s oldest art institution, the Malta Society of Arts, within the courtyard of the equally historic Palazzo de La Salle in Valletta.
Where I Lay Down – Visual Arts Exhibition by Ritty Tacsum
8 – 28 March
Art Galleries, Palazzo de La Salle, Valletta
Also taking place within the Malta Society of Arts at Palazzo de La Salle is this exhibition by artist Ritty Tacsum, which focuses on the glaringly contrasting ‘spaces’ and places of the sea and the bed. Although they are seemingly unrelated and lie at opposite ends of a spectrum, these two contexts have been constants in the artist’s life, dominating much of her previous work and inspiring this intimate and personal body of work. Entrance to the exhibition is free of charge.
Women’s Day Concert by Vox Dulcis Chorale
Concert Hall, Palazzo de La Salle, Valletta
Celebrating International Women’s Day, the popular young ladies’ choir Vox Dulcis Chorale will perform an eclectic selection of jazz standards, ethnic songs and light classical music within the beautiful Palazzo de La Salle in Valletta. John Anthony Fsadni will conduct the choir while Petra Magri Gatt will accompany them on the piano.
Lecture by James Holland: Malta – An Island Under Siege (1940-1942)
The Ballroom, Phoenicia Hotel, Valletta
In a one-off event in aid of the Save Valletta’s Skyline appeal, celebrated author and BBC broadcaster James Holland will give a fascinating talk in the beautiful Ballroom of the Phoenicia Hotel in Valletta. Sharing the human drama experienced in Malta during the Second World War, James will use his long-standing passion for Malta’s history to tell the island’s incredible story of defiance, bloody-mindedness and bare-faced courage in the face of tremendous adversity. The talk will be followed by a short meet-and-greet with guests. Tickets are limited, so please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve yours.