This year, during Holy Week and Easter, Bir Mula Heritage hosted an exhibition of miniature chapels by Angelo Fenech.
On Monday the 15th of April 2013, NET TV (a Maltese TV station) showed two feature films that included an interview with Angelo and with John Vella (Bir Mula’s curator) during which footage from Bir Mula Heritage was also shown.

A short version of the feature, which is a combination of the two interviews can be watched by clicking on the image below.

The entire feature about Angelo’s exhibition, about his work with the miniature chapels and about Maltese chapels in general can be watched by clicking on the image below.

On Saturday the 13th of April 2013, Bir Mula Heritage hosted a book launch by Alan Markland. His book ‘The Reel of the Hanged One’ can be ordered by clicking here to download the order form.

On Sunday 20th of January 2013, Bir Mula Heritage House was visited by Hbieb il-Kappelli Maltin (Friends of the Maltese Chapels) who organised a tour of chapels in Bormla (Cospicua) and Isla (Senglea).

The above photograph shows some members of Hbieb il-Kappelli Maltin during their visit at Bir Mula Heritage House. More pictures from the visit and from the whole tour are available here.

Cospicua has three specialised guides

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Three licensed guides were given a certificate as specialised guides for guiding tourists around Cospicua. The guides – Claudine Gauci, Adrian Gauci and Phyllis Chamberlain – successfully completed an intensive course organised by the Bir Mula Heritage museum of Cospicua. The course dealt with various aspects of history and heritage sites in Cospicua.

Museum curator John Vella, who presented the certificates, said that although Cospicua had a great number of unique heritage sites, such as medieval streets, narrow alleys, palazzos, religious sites and baroque fortifications, very few tour operators promoted this heritage.
While most local and foreign visitors appreciate these historical treasures found in Cospicua, local authorities such as MEPA still issued permits for development leading to the demolishment and destruction of important historic buildings.

Mr Vella also said Bir Mula Heritage looked forward to repeating such courses and hoped tour operators would show an interest.

(Note: This is an article that was published in the Sunday Times of Malta of the 30th of December 2012.)

December 2012: Art Exhibition

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Between the 1st of December and the 22nd of December 2012, a number of original paintings (landscapes and abstracts) by artists Emma and Matthew Pace were on exhibition at Bir Mula Heritage House. These paintings were for sale and 25% from each sale was donated to the Cystics Fibrosis Trust in Malta.

The above picture depicts one of the paintings by Matthew Pace.

December 13: Italian Film Week 2012

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On the 13th of December 2012, Bir Mula Heritage House together with the ‘Assessorato al Turismo, Sport e Spettacolo’ of Sicily hosted the ‘Italian Film Week 2012′. This year’s emphasis was on cinema from south-eastern Sicily. The famous Italian film actor and director Giuliano Montaldo and the director Marco Spagnoli were the guests of honour who visited this event. The programme also included the projection of the documentary film Quattro, Tre, Due Volte Vent’ Anni about the life of Giuliano Montaldo and his cinematic experiences. Also present was Dott Arturo Mingardi, the director of the ‘Cinema Nuovo Italiano’.

Giuliano Montaldo can be seen in the picture above.

Courses in 2012

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During 2012, a number of courses were deliverd at Bir Multa Heritage like for instance the ‘Japanese Language and Culture’ course in January, the ‘Tourists Guide’ course in February and the calligraphy courses in February and September.

More courses will be delivered in 2013 so keep on checking this website for more information about courses in 2013.

6 October 2012: Dock Fest 2012

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On Saturday 6th of October 2012, the Bormla Local Council organised ‘Dock Fest 2012’ in Santa Margerita Square (just next to Bir Mula Heritage House).

The above picture depicts the re-enactment of the Victory Kitchen during the British rule of Malta.

On Friday the 31st of August 2012, Christopher Grech delivered a talk at Bir Mula Heritage about the semitic component of the Maltese Language. Among other related topics, the speaker discussed geographical names and family surnames with Hebrew roots in Malta.

Holy Week 2012 at Bir Mula Heritage

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From Thursday 5 April to Sunday 8 April, everyone who visited Bir Mula Heritage could see the Traditional Passover Table. This has now become a yearly exhibition during Holy Week, so anyone who could not pay a visit this year, is invited to do so in 2013.