Take a journey and explore the history of one street in Nadur
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Tomorrow evening visitors to Nadur, Gozo, will be able to experience: Xandriku fest – Nghixu Xandriku fl-Imghoddi – taking place in Xandriku Street, Nadur, starting at 7.00pm.
This spectacular evening will embark those present on a journey through the years, where they can relive the rich history that this street possesses.
A grand BBQ will be the main event of the evening,held in the centre of this street, but it will be with a twist. A French setting will dominate this banquet reminding everyone of the years under the French rule and also of the presence of Napoleon the Great.
A glimpse into more recent history predominates the rest of the street, with exhibitions from the years under the Royal British Monarch, including a number of military vehicles which will be on display
Several exhibitions will be on display from various local groups who had once emerged from this street. The Kelinu Grima Maritime Museum will be open to the public, free of charge.
Art is also present within this street’s history. Renowned sculptors and artists such as Lazzru Pisani and Frangisk Saver Sciortino are known to have frequented this street.
The Gozitan poetess Mary Meilak, was so enraptured by the street’s beauty, that she dedicated one of her own poems to it. Her poem bears the street’s name, Xandriku.
Apart from exhibitions, historic personages, food, and beverages, there will also be a variety of entertainment, including music, and dance. The popular game of Tombola will take place, along with various traditional games for children.
Xandriku Fest is an event is organised by Ghaqda Armar Triq Xandriku, in collaboration with the Nadur Local Council.
The general public is invited to this interesting and educational evening which is surely not to be missed.