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The Eastern Region is proud to be recognized as the Region of Culture for 2024. This initiative aims to showcase the region’s unique cultural heritage through a yearlong program of community outreach programs, events, and activities in collaboration with local councils, organizations, artists, and stakeholders. The extensive program throughout the year will provide numerous opportunities to actively engage with and appreciate the arts, local culture, and heritage, both in person and virtually. Join us as we prepare for a yearlong celebration of our rich cultural heritage.


Embark on a cultural journey with our upcoming events. This curated lineup of activities truly highlights the Eastern Region’s identity. Be part of the 2024 Region of Culture celebrations and join us at the upcoming events featured below.

Upcoming Events

Swieqi World Fair

Join us for the Swieqi World Fair – ‘Together in Diversity’ on May 24th at the Swieqi Civic Centre at 7pm!


Join lVANt! Ready to hit the road and spread joy across the 12 locations in our region?

Expo 2024

We are excited to announce that we will be at the Expo24, at the MFCC in Ta’ Qali on Thursday, 16th May from 12:00 pm until 3:00 pm. See you there!

Tango Milongita

8th, 15th and 22nd May 2024

Experience the passion of Argentine Tango at ‘Tango Milongita’! Join us on the 8th, 15th, and 22nd of May for 3 nights of dance led by international tutors and music, in collaboration with Teatru Salesjan. Open class at 8 PM, the event kicks off at 9 PM till 11 PM.

Bocci Tournament

Sunday 19th May

Prepare yourselves for a fun educational morning into the traditional game of Boċċi! Join us on Sunday 19th May from 09:30 am until 11:30 am at Msida Boċċi Club for an engaging tournament and an educational session about Boċċi. The perfect opportunity for you to learn a new sport! Don’t miss out on the fun apply here!

Memorial Benches: Faces of Resilience

On Monday May 20th at 18:00 the Eastern Regional Council will officially be launching the ‘Memorial Benches – Faces of Resilience’ project.

Past Events

Xenografija Workshops 10th March (Children)

Dive into a world of imagination with our Set Design Workshop for Kids, where young minds collaborate to bring stories to life on stage. From brainstorming ideas to designing fantastic worlds, let the magic unfold in this hands-on adventure! 

Xenografija – Set Painting Workshop

This hands-on workshop is targeting skilled individuals experienced in painting (artistic scenery/painting on different materials) who are interested in developing their skills further, particularly those who want to learn more about the art of set painting in performing arts productions.


Il-Qarcilla is a Maltese theatrical tradition that is used as social and political satire during the Carnival. The author Alex Vella Gregory together with the director Joseph Galea and the whole cast are creating a new production for Qarcilla 2024, where we discover the marriage story between Korradino, a known criminal, and Rużannina. Join us on February 12th to enjoy this rich traditional Maltese culture.

Grand Grooves

Grand Grooves, an activity for grandparents and grandchildren!

Join us on Sunday, February 18, 2024, in Iklin at 11am for an engaging session focused on movement and music to foster bonding, connection, play, physical activity and fun.

A perfect way to create cherished memories that both grandparents and their grandchildren can look back on with joy.

Workshop tal-Platti tas-Smid (Semolina Plates Workshop)

Date: Monday, March 25
Location: Birkirkara

Join us for a unique experience! In connection with Holy Week, we are organizing a special workshop on handcrafted semolina plates, led by Mr. Pawlu Muscat.

Għaqda u Arazzi (Collective Tapestry)

Join us on Sunday 17th March, between 10am till 12pm for Għaqda u Arazzi (Collective Tapestry) at Ġnien l-Istazzjon, Birkirkara. 

Let’s revive traditional street games and create beautiful tapestry together!

Programm tal-Ġimgħa Mqaddsa

Skopri x’attivitajiet qed isiru matul il-Ġimgħa Mqaddsa fil-lokalitajiet tar-reġjun tagħna! Sabiex jitnaqqas l-iskart u jigi salvagwardjat l-ambjent, id-dettalji kollha huma inklużi fil-PDF tal-kalendarju tal-Ġimgħa Mqaddsa tagħna mehmuż hawn. Ingħaqad f’dawn l-attivitajiet tal-komunità.


21st of April at 10 am

Dive into the rhythm of Brazil with Michael De Camargo at “Batucada”! Join us on the 21st of April at 10 am at BMX Warehouse Pembroke for an interactive percussion workshop. Learn traditional Samba Enredo beats and arrangements in this energetic session. Secure your spot now!

Transient Variations

April 29th to May 3rd 2024

Dive into an alternate reality within reality itself with Transient Variations—an immersive Installation project by Patrick Mifsud set to redefine your perception of space and art. Experience the fusion of visual aesthetics as you engage with these dynamic creations. Witness the magic unfold from April 29th to May 3rd, as Patrick unveils a new masterpiece each day in diverse locations.

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Artistic Collaborators

Ryan Galea

Through freelance work and collaborations with prestigious production houses, Ryan has built a rich portfolio in media production. His passion for storytelling shines in filmmaking, where his visual arts background adds depth to his creations. Alongside his performing talents, Ryan is a skilled visual artist, proficient in drawing and painting, with a knack for abstract compositions.

Patrick Mifsud

Patrick Mifsud is a Maltese artist based in London, UK, known for his site-specific installations and sculptures. His work explores minimal forms and materials, aiming to redefine architectural space and engage viewers' spatial awareness. Mifsud's drawings and paintings also reflect his exploration of space through simple compositions and geometric elements. He holds a BA (Hons) in Fine Art from the University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury, and an MA in Fine Art from Wimbledon College of Art, London.

Robert Spiteri

Robert is a professional drummer and drum tutor from Malta, immersed in the local music scene for two decades. Drumming for Clockwork Wolf & Co, Big Band Brothers, and Tribali, Robert graces stages both locally and internationally. As a drum tutor at 'The Box - a creative arts space,' he mentors aspiring musicians. His versatile beat extends to recording sessions, collaborations with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, and impactful contributions to local musical productions.

James Micallef Grimaud AKA Twitch

James Micallef Grimaud, also known as Twitch, is an award-winning artist recognized for his pioneering graffiti and large-scale murals in Malta. Starting his journey in the mid-nineties, Twitch earned the title of the pioneer of street art in Malta, utilizing walls and public spaces to express his creativity when canvases were beyond his reach.

Paul Muscat

The Good Friday exhibit began in 1984 with rice plates, later experimenting with salt in 1991. In 1994, he displayed salt plates in St. Helen's Parish Centre. In 2003, he created large squares, including the dome of St. Helen's Basilica and the largest semolina square featuring the last supper. In 2010, a memorable exhibit was held at San Anton Palace, featuring Caravaggio's famous painting of the Beheading of St. John.

Michael De Camargo

Michael is a seasoned Brazilian musician skilled in percussion, singing, and cavaquinho. With extensive experience in top bands in Rome and Madrid, he has been a pivotal figure in Malta's Brazilian music scene since 2015. Leading workshops and performances, including the renowned Samba Enredo "Batucada" ensemble, Michael brings energy and expertise to enrich participants' musical journeys. Join us for an immersive workshop experience led by this dynamic musician.

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