Date Last Updated: 8th July 2021
During this time of the year the activities in Malta for November brings you many kinds of indoor activities, plays, concerts. Christmas activities will flourish by the end of this month.
The Malta Book Festival is the foremost book celebration in the country's cultural calendar. Annually, the MBF boasts an attendance rate of 40,000 visitors, the participation of more than 40 exhibitors, and offers extensive networking opportunities for industry professionals.
The international guest of the 2021 Malta Book Festival is world-renowned writer Irvine Welsh. The master author of dark, gritty, seedy no-nonsense 'say it like it is' Scottish culture novels, Welsh has been an influence on contemporary literature and an icon of the 1990s. Welsh shot to fame when he published the novel 'Trainspotting' in 1993, which was subsequently adapted into a film in 1996 by director Danny Boyle.
This year the Festival will be making use of an expanded exhibition space for publishers, booksellers and NGOs, and activity areas for the numerous book presentations and discussions.
Weekday mornings are dedicated to schoolchildren, introducing them to the magical and adventurous worlds of Malta's best children's authors, and ensuring a memorable experience with age-appropriate performances based on Terramaxka Prize winning works streamed straight to the classroom.
A €5 voucher redeemable at any of our exhibitors' online and MBF shops will be sent to each and every student that is registering to participate in this year's Festival, providing an opportunity for students to develop the skills to appreciate stories, encourage reading, and acquaint them with local publications.
While preparations for this year's Malta Book Festival are well underway, the National Book Council will be adhering to the national health authorities' directives on public gatherings to ensure the safest possible experience.
For the latest updates, please follow the NBC website, and the NBC Facebook page and Malta Book Festival 2021 Facebook event page
A festival of joy for thousands of children and their families who have the opportunity to attend the ŻiguŻajg International Arts Festival with performances in Valletta and Gozo. The acts which are presented by Maltese and foreign artists include circus acts, puppet shows, music theatre shows, high quality films including outdoor activities.
The ŻiguŻajg Festival succeeds to integrated the audience during the performances by asking them
to participate through their debating and sharing ideas while enjoying themselves.
The Three Palaces Festival has established itself into incorporating the greatness of music equated with the beauty of the setting chosen for that specific performance. There are many matches for this attribute across Malta’s heritage and culture especially due to the four centuries of the Knights of St. John presence on the islands left behind them many historically important and magnificent buildings.
This week long festival has proudly succeeded to incorporate classical and contemporary musical performances to appeal to the varied audience wishing to participate in this festival doing recognition to Malta’s cultural calendar.
The Maltese islands are blessed with numerous organs installed in various churches, basilicas and cathedrals. The purpose of the Malta International Organ Festival is to promote the art of classical music to the vast heritage accumulated through centuries by our forefathers.
For a period of two weeks locals have the opportunity to listen to these organs played by Maltese who are very talented internationally known organists. Also world-renowned international top-notch performers from across Europe take part in the elaborate programme, featuring the organ as a single instrument, vocalists and instruments play together with the organ and finally as part of an orchestra.
The Valletta Christmas lights are switched on ceremonially by the minister of culture and the Valletta Cultural agency every year for the most prominent streets at the capital city namely Republic Street and Merchants Street. They attract large amounts of people for shopping and dining. The lights ornate the streets which make them more attractive and bring more people to the capital. They remain on till the beginning of January.
The Malta Darts Association organizes the Malta International Darts Open to Maltese including attracting a high number of international participants. Held since 1972 if has gained popularity and the sports has spread wider on the Maltese islands consolidated by the various competitions held during the year. The highlight of the year is the international competition. It is always held in prominent cultural outdoor locations which always promised to be a strong well challenged competition.
A fair devoted to whiskey, to those who yearn for this drink. You can book your place earliest possible as this fair tickets are grasped very quickly. The Franks Malta Whisky Fair organized in the ballroom of the Phoenicia Hotel an ideal for this kind of prestigious fair. Local importers participate by presenting high quality brands. The fair succeeds to offer over 200 types of whiskies.
Master classes are offered as first come first served as they are popular with whisky lovers. Book early for your fair ticket through which you can have access to 200 different whiskies, free flowing water and nibbles.
The annual President’s Solidarity Fun Run is organized by the Malta Community Chest Fund to raise funds for persons who require medical care especially with chronic illness such as cancer and for those who require treatment abroad and are helped financially to achieve this aim.
Thousands of participants pay a nominal fee to participate and it is open for people of all ages. There are four routes from where the fun run starts. This is done on purpose to cater for the health of the individuals where one can choose which one is best for him. At the end of all routes they all meet at the main entrance of Valletta where they proceed to St. George’s Square in front of the president’s palace.
The race will end in Valletta.
San Anton school at Imselliet Mġarr, organize their Christmas market as early as November. It is a fundraising activity for the school. It is an opportunity for students and families to collaborate in the organisation and brings together student families to participate and take the opportunity to start their Christmas shopping.
Entrance is free, you find several small stalls with a variety of things to buy line Christmas decorations, toys, gift wrappers, cards, home accessories, creative gifts including snap and food stalls.
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