As we approach the last few months of the capital’s year as European Capital of Culture, the V18 cultural calendar continues to be full of unmissable events.

Here’s just a few events you should make sure not to miss this September.

The Majlis – Cultures in Dialogue

15 September – 28 October

Grandmaster’s Palace, Valletta

Recreating the atmosphere of a ‘majlis’, the space of hospitality and dialogue present in homes throughout the Arabian Gulf, this cross-cultural exhibition offers guests the opportunity to exchange ideas about how much common ground exists between different cultures, and how this has affected technology, art and culture.

Rwandan Future Vision Acrobats

15 – 22 September

Malta and Gozo

The Rwandan circus and acrobatic group ‘Future Vision Acrobat’ are coming to Malta and Gozo to captivate audiences with their high-energy, emotive and entertaining performances, and to run a 5-day ‘Circus4Life’ acrobatic and circus skills workshop for youths and teens. The FVA acrobats are survivors of the genocide and founded FVA to help youths living on the street in Rwanda into school and safe housing. FVA performances and circus schools are used to help fund their programmes.


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Corto Maltese: The Ballad of the Salty Sea

20 – 22 September

Teatru Manoel, Valletta

Based on the cult 1967 graphic novel, ‘Corto Maltese: Una Ballata del Mare Salato’ by Hugo Pratt, this contemporary production follows the daring adventures of Corto Maltese, a sea captain and occasional pirate with a passion for travel, treasure and adventure. The Teatru Manoel Youth Opera offers this swash-buckling adaptation in which Corto Maltese meets the enigmatic Rasputin.


20 September

Casa Pereira, Valletta

A dance project aimed at tackling the issue of cultural discrimination, Inter-Identity seeks to demonstrate the benefits of integrating diverse cultures into Maltese identity and society, using an innovative merge between dance and materials linked to a variety of different cultural and ethnic groups.

The Malta Military Tattoo 2018

21 – 23 September

St George’s Square, Valletta

The Malta Military Tattoo provides a platform for local Military bands to display their talents in an entertaining performance for all to enjoy, as well as welcoming international guests who contribute their military music traditions to the event. The 15th edition, organised by MFCC with the support and collaboration of the Valletta 2018 Foundation and the Malta Tourism Authority, will also feature The Emerald Isle Dance Team from Ireland and a display by The Band of the Armed Forces of Malta, amongst many other contributors.


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Science in the City

28 September


Malta’s science and arts festival returns to the capital city, for an evening full of free activities, installations and exhibitions all linked to science. Featuring street art, science busking, music, children’s puppet shows, live experiments, talks, theatre and much more, Science in the City is sure to delight visitors of all ages.