Is-Sagra ta’ San Girgor – 3-day cultural festival in Kercem

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'Is-Sagra ta' San Girgor' - 3-day cultural festival in KercemThe Kercem Local Council is organising the second edition of a three day cultural festival "Is-Sagra ta’ San Girgor." The festival is going to be held in Kercem, between Friday, the 12th and Sunday, the 14th of March 2010 and the activities are aimed for all the family.

On Friday night, the Kercem Parish Church is going to host a "Notte Gregoriana," which includes a concert of Gregorian Chants by a choir led by Maestro John Galea. During the same activity, the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage is going to make the official presentation on the prehistoric tombs of Kercem which were found recently. An exhibition of this founding is going to be inaugurated afterwards by the Minister for Gozo, Giovanna Debono, in the church annexe. An on site visit of the prehistoric site will be possible.

Saturday morning is going to be dedicated to a cultural tour of the Parochial Sanctuary of Kercem. Those attending may book this free tour by calling the Kercem Local Council offices or by email.

The main highlight on Saturday night will be a "Festa Familja," held open air at Pjazza San Girgor. The activity will include the best of two dance shows held in Gozo in the last months, named "Unforgettable Dance Show" by Centre Stage and "Dance Flair ’09" by Annette Mystic Dancers. Local artists and the Aurora Folk Group will also participate, while Pamela and Glenn Vella will host the night. Local cuisine will be prepared by the ITS students.

The activities on Sunday morning will start at 10.00am and include the "Festival tad-Djaletti u Ghana," hosted by Charles Coleiro and a "Classical Motor Show" by the Old Motors Club.

These events will be held in the main streets of Kercem. A particular "Gozitan Traditional Lunch" will be served on Sunday noon, during which Gozitan folk group "Tar-Rahal" will also participate.

Those interested are urged to call the Kercem Local Council office on 21563666 / 79299095 or by email kercem.lc@gov.mt to book their seat. Tickets are selling at the price of €15.

For more information and detailed program please visit www.kercem.gozo.com.

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