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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.

Events

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

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.

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! 

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.

Past Events

Creative Beats and Rhythms

Date: 21st January 2024
Time: 10:30am

Dive into hands-on experiences making and designing your own instruments, playing lively beats and rhythms, and wrapping it all up with creative dance moves. Don’t miss this enjoyable celebration of music, art, and community!

Il-Qarċilla

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.

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Artistic Collaborators

Sarah Vella

Sarah is a dance artist & dance/movement therapist from Malta. After 12 years based in Berlin, Sarah moved back home continuing her artistic practice spanning from initiating, leading & supporting performing arts projects to taking on various roles as a performer, choreographer, collaborator, producer & educator. Sarah is also an active community artist, bringing movement to various age groups, settings, & communities.

Benji Cachia

A musician by profession, Benji Cachia, otherwise known as ‘Banjo Rancho’, has been in the field performing for over 20 years.
As band leader and also collaborator Benji has been touring extensively since 2014 playing more than 100+ international shows.
He also plays a significant role as a music assistant and leader with Opening Doors (A performing arts establishment for adults with disabilities) since 2015, supporting those with mental or physical boundaries and challenges to express themselves freely through the language of music.

Justin Mamo

Justin is a photographer from Malta with a passion for capturing moments. From Mozart to Disney, he enjoys a diverse music palette and is known for his witty, sarcastic comments. With a background in theatre, he specializes in headshot photography, skillfully capturing the uniqueness of each client. Justin collaborates closely to create lasting memories that exceed expectations.

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.

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.

Ryan Galea

Ryan Galea is a multifaceted artist whose journey in the entertainment industry began at 17 with roles in Maltese TV series. Since then, he's flourished in acting, teaching drama, and directing productions for children. 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. His collaborative nature and dedication to excellence make him a valuable asset in any artistic endeavour, ensuring captivating experiences for different audiences.

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