Artists will be installing a number of artefacts made in candles in three prime areas of the old city within the Citadel for an evening festival of lights – Lejl Imkebbes (Mediterranean Diwali), next Saturday.
A number of Gozitan and Maltese artists will be challenging themselves by creating large artefacts in candles, as well as light over 30,000 candles in a very limited time. The largest artefact is 15m by 9m. All will be illuminating the narrow streets creating a wonderful magical atmosphere.
Visitors will also be able to take in the breathtaking 360-degree panorama of Gozo’s hills, valleys, villages and churches, as well as the view across to Malta.
There are numerous activities planned during the evening, including historic reenactments, the opening of public venues of interest, live entertainment and children’s activities.
Heritage Malta has said that during this event, its museums, and the Citadel Visitor Centre, will open for free between 6pm and 11pm, last admission at 10.30pm.
The gunpowder magazine, the silos and the newly restored WWII Shelters will also be open for free to the general public.
From 6pm, a number of popular local artists will perform on a main stage at the Citadel ditch, including Michela Pace, the French artists Cherif Mbaw, Klinsmann Coleiro, The Busker and the popular Gozitan DCapitals Band.
Another stage found at St. Michael’s bastions will feature an array of jazz music by Jasmine and the Hot Club of Valletta.
The Malta National Children’s Choir will be also performing from time to time during the evening at the main Citadel square.
ALS Malta will be also having an art exhibition and collecting donations at the entrance area of Citadel.
While you are, why not try some different specialities, with food stalls offering both Maltese and other food, with the emphasis on Indian, there will be something to suit all tastes and ages.
Lejl Imkebbes is taking place on Saturday, the 16th of March, from 6pm onwards. Entrance is free.
This event is organised in collaboration with Ministry for Gozo, Visit Malta and VisitGozo.com