Category Archives: Events Happening

Qormi Air-Raid War Shelters

Casal Fornaro is an event that happens in my home town Qormi, on a yearly basis. This is a festival which celebrates bread, and how it represented the town through the years, even during wars. During the time when the island was under attack, bread was made out of rice and tasted horrible, but at least it ensured that the citizens had something to eat. Nowadays the city of Qormi is still renowned for bread and together, we celebrate an event full of bread, pastries and culture.

On this day, the two local war shelters are open for the public, and to me, these deserve a visit every year.

In one of the shelters there is a re-enactment from World War 2, explaining the situation of the poor and the politicians. Then you are allowed to roam around the shelter and imagine for yourself what life was like during that time. The re-enactment happens in Maltese which is a disadvantage for any tourists visiting, however one can still visually appreciate the surroundings.




In the second war shelter, there is a bread exhibition sponsored by the leading bakery ‘MayPole’ – One can find fancy bread available in the shelter just for viewing as can be seen in the images below.


One is able to buy similar bread through the many stalls in the festival as well as from their bakery any other day of the year.

Alternative Gig tonight at Razzett l-Ahmar

If you have no plans for tonight, consider an alternative evening featuring 4 local bands. The headliners are For Strings Inn, who are quite well known on the island especially after their latest album last year.

Bands participating are:

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Doors open at 20:30 and the entrance fee is 5 Euro.
Location: Razzett L-Ahmar (Triq id-Durumblat, Mosta/Attard)

Razzett l-Ahmar Limits of Mosta

Rock the South Malta: Day 2

At the Blue Stage:

  • 07:35PM – 08:05PM – Mistura
  • 08:45PM – 09:15PM – Sempliciment Tat Triq
  • 09:55PM – 10:30PM – Brodu

At the Orange Stage:

  • 07:00PM – 07:30PM – Dull Eyed Lama
  • 08:10PM – 08:40PM – Juno and the Wolf
  • 09:20PM – 09:50PM – Fuzzhoney
  • 10:35PM – 11:10PM – China

Closing the Night: 11:20PM – Bass Culture

Rock the South Malta: Day 1

Join me today to watch the bands below

At the Blue Stage:

  • 06:40PM – 07:10PM – Central Strip
  • 07:50PM – 08:20PM – Jane Doe
  • 09:05PM – 09:35PM – Cosmic Erotic
  • 10:15PM – 10:45PM – Violent Violets

At the Orange Stage:

  • 07:15PM – 07:45PM – The Busker
  • 08:30PM – 09:00PM – Kriz Haze
  • 09:40PM – 10:10PM – Yews
  • 10:50PM – 11:30PM – Berne

Closing the Night: Geddumu

Rock the South MALTA – 9th-12th April

rdsFinally, the day is upon us! Tomorrow is the first day of a four day festival which happens in the South of Malta. The location is Marsascala and this happens in the limits of Zion, right opposite Thomas Bay.

Although this will be the first time I will be attending, I have heard good things about it and it is why I am looking so much forward to it. There will be two stages, merchandise area, indoor and outdoor bar, food stalls as what is known as a silent disco area. During the weekend before the weekend starts,, there’s the chillout area open for those attending!

This looks like it’s going to be the ‘place to  be’ in the next days.

Have a look at the line-up and further below you can have a listen to a couple of bands which will be rocking the stages in the coming days. Do say hi if you make it to this fest 😉

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My very favourite: Massacre House Party


For Strings Inn

Crux (Teaser of Upcoming Video)


Sempliciment tat-Triq

Bass Culture

Siggiewi World War Shelters

So, I have been slightly quiet the last few days, but I guess I needed some me time, as I have been very busy with work. I have made two new friends over the weekend, which was great too.

On Sunday, the Siggiewi World War Shelters opened for the very first time. There were a lot of people so it was difficult to get a lot of pictures. But this will give you a brief idea. For those who have been to Siggiewi, these shelters are right under the main piazza, so they are pretty massive. I used to think that the ones in Qormi are quite big, but it’s nothing compared to these shelters; corridors upon corridors, with small rooms which the families themselves dug to have their own private space.

Great work done by the Siggiewi Local Council who opened this for the public.

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Solar Eclipse

Have you managed to see the solar eclipse?

Are you stuck at work?

Is it too cloudy where you are?

This is what I managed to capture in the not so sunny Malta:

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50% Off on Heritage Malta Museums in Gozo this Sunday

Benefit from a discount of 50% this Sunday 1st of March, when you visit 4 of the museums available in the Citadel Gozo.

The weather is looking promising this weekend so you can take advantage of this and have a day out 🙂

I have been Gozo Museum of Archaeology and also to the Folklore Museum and I can vouch for them.

Prices are ridiculously low as can be seen in the advert below:

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Enjoy! X