Notte Bianca Malta 2011 Programme

Notte Bianca in Malta is happening on Saturday 1st October 2011.

A video from a previous Notte Bianca
Charles Briffa and Carlo Olivari Demanuele Carnival Company:

The following is the programme, which as usual may vary from what you can find below:

1. Lascaris War Rooms
Lascaris war rooms were the Operational Headquarters which were built in order to provide a secure place from where war operations could be conducted. The war rooms are located deep in the rock under St Peter and St Paul Bastion which forms part of the defences of Valletta built by the Knights of St John in 1566.
Viewing of War Rooms

2. Upper Barrakka Gardens
Live Bands
6.00pm StageCraft
6.30pm The Myth
7.30pm 2inJoy
8.30pm Indigo
9:30pm Explicit
10.30pm 2inJoy
11.30pm Mikaela and Band
12.30am The Creepers
1.30am Texana
8.00pm Firing of the Saluting Battery by Fondazzjoni Wirt Artna

3. Castille Place (in front of Malta Stock Exchange)
3D Street Painting by Lewis Zammit
Permaculture on the move -bringing permaculture to people and urban areas by Permaculture Research Foundation Malta

4. St James Bastion (Central Bank Car Park)
Health & Civil Protection Department Control Room

5. Central Bank of Malta – Castille Place
The Central Bank of Malta Numismatic Collection – Currency Exhibition

6. St James Cavalier – Centre for Creativity
Exhibition 1 – Malta Photographic Society Annual exhibition
Exhibition 2 – Ritty Tacsum
Main Hall – Children’s area with storytelling, games and creative sessions
Theatre 7.00pm – The St James Cavalier Summer Club presents its annual play ‘Disorder in Court’
BADMINTON … Try it … Play it … Love it!!!

7. Auberge de Castille
The original Auberge was built by the renowned Maltese architect Girolamo Cassar in 1574. It was extensively re-modelled and virtually rebuilt in 1741, the present plan of the imposing structure attributed to Andrea Belli. State and official rooms will be opened for viewing.
Soc. Fil. Naz. La Valette – Belt Valletta
King’s Own Band Club – Belt Valletta
Spiteri Lucas Entertainment

8. Our Lady of Victory Church – Victory Square
This was the first church built in Valletta to commemorate the victory over the Turks during the so-called ‘Great Siege’ of 1565

9. Hastings Garden – Kids Area
5.30pm onwards.
Entertainment for kids including storytelling, puppets, animation, stag entertainment by
Once Upon a Time
Rita Antoinette Borg
Hip Hip Hurrah!
Nisga Project – a collection of poems which will be read and sung

10. Old Opera House Ruins
Musical performance by Novum Ensemble
Maltese Folk meets pop – Symphonik Choir in concert

11. Palazzo Ferreria (Ministry of Education, Employment & the Family) – Republic Street
The Palazzo Ferreria was built in the late 19th century on the site of the Order of St John’s arsenal or ferreria, as the private residence for a wealthy wheat importer, Giuseppe Buttigieg and his wife Giovanna Camilleri.
Exhibition: by students of the Art & Design Institute of MCAST and a 3D model of the new MCAST Campus
Foyer: Groups from the School of Music performing live

80. Vee Gee Bee – Republic Street
Vee Gee Bee Art in Republic Street
A very large painting on canvas will be created with the participation of Artists & passers by. This will be sold for charity / Istrina

12. Amelia Saint George – 35 Ordinance Street c/w Strait Street
Exhibition – The Sculptor Studio – Sculpture Demonstration & Exhibit

13. Guided Tours – Ordinance Street
7.00pm to 8.30pm every; 15 minute Fuq il-passi ta’ Napuljun u l-Francizi
8.45pm to 10.15pm every; 15 minutes Palazzi u Personaggi
10.30pm to 11.45pm; every 15 minutes Wirt Ingliz fil-Belt Valletta
Midnight to 1.00am; every 15 minutes Lil hinn mit-tkissir tal-Pinna

Sunday morning
10.30am Fuq il-passi ta’ Napuljun u l-Francizi
10.45am Palazzi u Personaggi
11.00am Wirt Ingliz fil-Belt Valletta
11.15am Lil hinn mit-tkissir tal-Pinna

14. St John’s Cavalier Old Mint Street
Open Air Cinema
A celebration of Maltese “talkies”: maltese contemporary filmmakers in collaboration with The Parliamentary Secretariat for Small Business and Land

15. Centru Servizz Anzjan – 3 Old Mint Street
Exhibition – Mr. Longinus Farrugia hand made wooden musical instruments.
On the hour – talks
On the half hour – line dancing performed by the Elderly Line Dancers who attend the Elderly Day Centres
Live Music & entertainment by Mr Noel Mifsud Matrenza and Clifford
Audio Visual presentations: elderly and community services

16. National Museum of Fine Arts – South Street
Viewing of Museum
Exhibition by Riccardo Licata featuring works on paper
Exhibition by Joe Busuttil – prints in the Loggia
Van Doorn Van Vugt Quartet – Jazz group from Utrecht

17. Ministry of Finance, the Economy and Investment – South Street
Chamber Concert by The Cosmos Wind Quartet

18. Workers’ Memorial Building – South Street
Art Gallery Liberte’ – Exhibition of photography & paintings by Ludvic Attard
La Grande Focacciata – The biggest Focaccia Genovese in Malta
Corazon Mizzi
The Crowns

19. St Andrew’s Scots Church – South Street ‘The Bible – it’s personal and leads to mission’. – Exhibition with audio visual presentations

20. Socjeta` Filarmonika Nazzjonali ‘La Valette’ – Republic Street
The ‘La Valette’ band has been playing in the streets of Valletta since the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in July 1875.

83. St Francis of Assisi Church – Republic Street
The Church was built in 1598 and was completed by 1607. In 1681 it was built anew through the “munificence” of Grand Master Gregorio Carafa, whose coat of arms adorns the façade. The church still hosts precious works of art including paintings by Mattia Preti, Pietro Gagliardi and Filippo Paladini, as well as the titular statue of St Francis.

21. Auberge d’Italie – Merchants Street
Built in 1574. The ornate arms above the entrance were made for Grand Master Gregorio Carafa.
Art Behind Doors – Exhibition of paintings on wood & terracotta statues by Daniel Scerri
Classical Music by Gaudos Duo
Guri lil La Vallette – produzzjoni ta’ David Scicluna Giusti, kitba u direzzjoni ta’ Lino Farrugia

22. Palazzo Parisio (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) – Merchants Street
Built in the late 18th century, the Palazzo became Napoleon’s headquarters during his short visit in Malta. It is named after Chevalier Paolo Parisio Muscati, a Neapolitan Maltese nobleman who played an influential role during the latter years of the Order of St. John’s rule in Malta.
Colours…..from one shade to another by Mosaico

23. Dimitri Café – St Paul Street
Re-enactment – Medieval Soldiers

24. Chinese Cultural Institute – Melita Street
China Cultural Street

25. St James Church & The Missions Office – Merchant Street
Il-knisja ta’ San Gakbu u l-akwati: Esebizzjoni, Quddiesa animata ghaz-zghazagh, parata minn San Gwann Scouts group u kant korali. Ikun hemm ukoll artiggjanat u xogholijiet tal-arti ghall-bejgh mill-artijiet tal-Missjoni

26. Merchant Street
Confiding in Art – Expressionism by Nadia Vella

27. Palazzo Castellania (Ministry for Health, the Elderly and Community Care) – Merchants’ Street
Castellania means the Civil and Criminal Tribunal of the Grandmaster’s Order. Palazzo Castellania was erected during Grandmaster Pinto’s reign (1741-1773).
I Volunteer – Exhibitions by Volserv and Malta Blood Donors Association supporting National Blood Transfusion Service
Fire eaters and jugglers by Fireplay Malta
Mental Health Awareness – Mental Health Professionals to distribute information to visitors regarding various Mental Health conditions.
Guidance in relation to Mediterranean Diet by the Health Promotion Directorate
20:00 – 21:00 – Mediterranean Cooking Session by Ms Karmen Tedesco
20.00 every hour – 4 Guided Tours of Palazzo Castellania including Sir Temi Zammit Laboratory and Dungeons and a re-enactment of a typical 1769 hearing of a court case entitled ‘A Case in Castellania’, written by George Peresso, and directed by Manuel Cassar
20:00 onwards – Popular classical music by the University Junior College ensemble

28. St John’s Square
Concert by the Police Band under the direction of Senior Inspector Anthony Cassar
New Order – a contemporary dance- theatre piece seen from the eyes of the individual surrounded by crumbling walls. Choreographer Olivia Vela Betzalel
Fencing display by Mithras Sword Fighting

29. St John’s Co-Cathedral – St John’s Square
Built between 1573 and 1578, having been commissioned in 1572 by Grand Master Jean de la Cassière as the conventual church of the Order of the Knights Hospitaller of St John.
Viewing of St John’s Co-Cathedral, Oratory and Museum including works by Caravaggio and Mattia Preti

30. King’s Own Band Club – Republic Street
An exhibition of the Band Club’s treasures

31. MEUSAC – 280, Republic Street
Information on the European Union including multimedia displays, children’s cinema and themed areas
Screening of an animated cartoon for children Tommy and Rosy Episode II – Give a Helping Hand, dedicated to the European Year for Volunteering 2011

32. National Museum of Archaeology – Republic Street
Licata Exhibition
Newly opened Bronze Age hall and Children’s room
Hands on activity with real artefacts
Touchy Feely Box – replica of one of the artefacts

33. Strait Street between St John’s and Melita Street
Line Dancing by Gozo Line Dancers
Hip Hop & Break Dance by Urban Echo
Michaela Rabitsch & Robert Pawlik Duo

34. Din l-Art Helwa premises – 133 Melita Street
Marine Photographic Competition

35. St Augustine Parish Church – Old Bakery Street
The foundation stone was laid in 1571 according to the plan of Geralomo Cassar. The church was rebuilt in 1765 according to a plan of Giuseppe Bonnici

79. Il-Bottegin ta’ San Martin Art Studio – Old Bakery Street
Art Alive – art exhibition and hands-on experience, including wood carving

36. Great Siege Square
Albert Callus
Cryptic Street
Michaela Rabitsch & Robert Pawlik Duo
Choir Singing by Voca
Serata Naplitana by the Valletta Dramatic Company
Choir Singing by Voca

37. Valletta Football Club – St Lucy Street
Viewing of the premises & trophies

38. National Library – Republic Square
Built between 1776 and 1796, the National Library was inaugurated by the British Civil Commissioner in 1812. In 1976, the Library was officially designated as the National Library of Malta and became solely a research and reference Library.
Wirja f’gieh Dun Karm to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of his death

81. The Great Siege of Malta – Republic Square
Nothing is better known than the Siege of Malta – Voltaire
The Great Siege is an audio guided walk-through show, which tells the story of the Siege of Malta in 1565.

39. Casino Maltese – Republic Street
Piano concert by Clifford Borg 4 shows x 20 minutes each
10.00pm – Live Gig – by Koi (Errol from Airport Impressions Wayne from Big Band Brothers)
Think Equal – Photo & Art Exhibition by the National Commission for the Promotion of Equality (NCPE)

40. Badass Café’ – Old Theatre Street
The Nick & Jon Show

41. Strait Street c/w Old Theatre
Beatles Mania – Beatles Memorabilia Exhibition by Philip Pace & Live Music by Mark Spiteri

42. Manoel Theatre – Sala Isouard
Piano & vocal recital by Roseanne Busuttil Bellizzi & Bernard Busuttil
Piano & vocal recital by Kimberly Marie Grech & Elizabeth Leonardi

43. Manoel Theatre – Old Theatre Street
Fit-Terrazzin a series of comic sketches in Maltese by Mediteatru
Vocal & Instrumental Concert of popular classics by the University Junior College Orchestra
Classical & Cabaret Vocal Selections by Claire Ghigo
Stabat Mater by EDDance

44. Sanctuary Basilica of Our Lady of Mount Carmel – Old Theatre Street
The Carmelite priests moved to the new city of Valletta in 1570. The first church dedicated to our Lady of Mount Carmel was designed by the famous Maltese architect Gilormu Cassar. This Church served as the fist parish of the new capital between 1570 and 1582.
Exhibition – Fl-Oratorju tal-Arcikonfraternita` ta` San Guzepp – it-tubru li kien jintrama f`Novembru fil-knejjes sa qabel ir-riforma tal-Koncilju Vatikan it-Tieni.

45. Christ the Nazarene oratory – Old Theatre Street
Exhibition of precious antique filigree works

46. Independence Square
In the centre of Independence Square stands the monument entitled ‘Dun Mikiel Xerri u Shabu’. Dun Mikiel Xerri was one of the leaders of the Maltese uprising against the French occupation in 1798 and for which the patriot was executed.
Maltese Folk Singing
Ta’ Verna Folk Band
Joseph & the amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Tal-Fuklar Folk Group performing ‘live’ several traditional maltese songs and instrumental folklore music together with local crafts (artigjanat)

47. Auberge d’Aragon (Ministry for Justice and Home Affairs) – Independence Square
Situated in Independence Square, this is the oldest of the seven Auberges built by Girolamo Cassar in 1571, and one of only two which have survived in their original condition.

48. Malta School of Art – Old Bakery Street
Exhibition from School of Art Collection – paintings, sculpture & etching
Exhibition of sculptures & ceramics by Tony Ellul
School Art collection by local artists from 1920’s onwards

49. Auberge de Baviere – St Sebastian Street
Auberge de Bavière (1696) was originally built as a private palace, which from 1784 was used for the accommodation of Bavarian and English knights.
A night of Magic, Illusions & Allied Arts by The Magicians’ Society
Fireplay Malta
Carnival Exhibition including mini floats, photos and costumes by Henry Caruana
Layali Al Qahira – Oriental Dance and Egyptian Folk by Ya Habibi School of Middle Eastern Dance
Exhibition – photos of Old Valletta Gates by Daniel John Bugeja
Re-enactment of the Great Siege show 1565

50. National War Museum
The museum mainly represents Malta’s important military role in the post-1800 period under British colonial rule, especially during World War II, when the island became one of the most bombed countries in Europe.
Viewing of Museum

51. Fort St. Elmo Granaries
Drago – Street Art by Street Art Malta
Display of vintage and classic cars from the Old Motors Club (Malta)

52. Gallery 91 – 91 Republic Street c/w St Nicholas
Exhibition – Art in Action – Painting & Sculpture

53. Palazzo De La Salle – Malta Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce – 129 Republic Street
The seat of the Society from June 1923.
Basement: Demonstration of Lace and Filigree Making
Courtyard: 10th National Art Competition (Sculpture & Ceramic Category)
Gallery: 10th National Art Competition (Painting Category)
Sala de Cavalieri: Open for viewing

54. 59 St Domnic Street
GROWTH – Exhibition by the Society of Architecture and Civil Engineering Students (SACES)

55. Casa Rocca Piccola – Republic Street
Bomb Shelters
Ceramika Maltija – Maltese heritage pottery exhibition

56. AZAD – Republic Street
Filigree work by Gaetano Saliba
Pottery by Meditteranean ceramics
Art Exhibition by Mark England
Wine Tasting
Yanika & Dylan

57. Messina Palace (German Maltese Circle) – 141 St Christopher Street
The Astral Room – a journey through the stars in art and photography
Exhibition by PHOS art collective: Martin Galea de Giovanni, Rita Dabrowicz, Matt Griffiths, Malicia Dabrowicz

58. Exchange Building – Republic Street
VALLETTA 2018 – hosted by the Inter-Ministerial Commission for the European Capital of Culture 2018
Concert by the Malta Youth Orchestra: 5 centuries – 5 countries
30-minute performances starting at 8.00pm, 9.00pm, 10.00pm and 11.00pm Featuring works by Charpentier, Albinoni, Nicolo Isouard, W.A. Mozart, Adam, Hans Zimmer
Exhibition: Valletta 2018 – Malta as Capital of Culture in 2018

82. Margo’s Pizzeria – Republic Street
Exhibition of Jazz Paintings by Jeni Caruana

59. Italian Cultural Institute – St Georges Square
Versolarte: From drawing… to volume, to sculpture by Rachele Bianchi’s Exhibition (25 canvas and 5 statues)
Rachele Bianchi (85 y. o. Italian artist) recently received “A Carreer Award” on the occasion of the XIVth edition of the Italian Art and Culture Prize.
8.30pm – Valletta Living History screening in Italian
9.00pm – Valletta Living History screening in English
9.30pm – Discussion about the making of Valletta Living History

60. St Georges Square
Perkussjoni u hsejjes ohra – Sultans of the City
Dance Installations Project by Elements
Police Precision Drill

61. The President’s Palace – St George’s Square
The Palace of the Grandmasters, currently known as the Presidential Palace, was built in the 16th century to the design of the Maltese architect Girolamo Cassar. This Palace continues to serve as a vibrant centre of political and administrative activity since it houses the Office of the President, the House of Representatives and several important Government offices.
Free entrance to the Palace Armoury and Palace State Rooms
Leone Goes Pop – 4th edition with Leone Band Club, Gozo
Photographic Exhibition by members from the Malta Institute for Professional Photography

62. House of Representatives, the Parliament of Malta
The Hon. Speaker, together with Members of Parliament, will meet the general public visiting the Parliamentary Chamber and Committee Rooms.
The Paladini Chapel, now used for holding meetings of the parliamentary committees, will also be amongst the rooms that could be viewed by the public.

64. Market Square
Indian’s & Co

65. Old Market Place
The Film Experience
Komiks tas-Sikkina: Comics in Maltese, meant for adults who are willing to consider graphic story-telling as a branch of literature

66. Dar l-Ewropa – St Paul Street

84 Domus Pauli Museum – St Paul’s Street
Sacred Art Exhibits of the Collegiate Church of St Paul Shipwrecked

68. San Paolo Naufrago – St Lucia Street
Pawlu Bibbi Jazz Band

69. Jesuits Church
The Jesuits’ Church is one of the oldest churches in Valletta, and one of the largest in the diocese. The site, comprising a college and a church is bounded by four streets occupying the whole area. St Ignatius of Loyola founded the Society of Jesus in 1534.

70. Old University Building – Merchants’ Street
Malta Design Week 1st to 8th October

Foundation in Design Studies – Exhibition by the Foundation in Design Studies students and their tutor, Artist Anton Grech, Faculty for the Built Environment, University of Malta

MCAST Institute of Art & Design Exhibition by the MCAST Institute of Art & Design CONJUGAL – Exhibition of architecture & interior work curated by Matthew James Mercieca Design Architects & architecture student Alex Manche

Stand behind the yellow line – Audio/Visual exhibition by Malcolm Bonello

If This Is a Man – Illustration and graphics by Christiane Stelberg

CityWise – Launch of CityWise city guide by Projects in Motion Ltd

24/7 – Interactive installation by Boryana Chaneva and Alberto Favaro

MOSHOW – Exhibition by Violet Kulewska & Adrian Abela


SIMILARITIES – Exhibition by Alexia Medici

A THESIS FOR THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT – An exhibition of BE&A (Hons) Thesis Projects from the University of Malta 2011

cloud[S]cape – Installation by Steve DeMicoli

DISTORTION – Textile printing exhibition by Carla Grima

SULLUZZU – Conceptual Installation by Julian Mallia

RED BLUE SHELF – Furniture by Chris Briffa Architects

LACESCRAFITTO – Exhibition by Ceramika Maltija


BE&A Thesis Projects by University Students and the Faculty for the Built Environment

71. MITP – St Christopher Street
Nofsinnhar by Faces Drama Group
Olivia – Musical based on the story of Oliver Twist by Maleth

72. Aula Magna, University of Malta, Valletta Campus, Old University Building – St. Paul’s Street
Dun Karm Il-bniedem wara l-poeta -documentary in Maltese by the Department of Information (DOI)

73. Malta Experience
20.00pm, 21.00pm; 22.00pm; 23.00pm – View Malta’s most important historical events in an educational, informative and entertaining way

74. Lower Barrakka Gardens
6.30pm 12th Ode
7.30pm X-Vandals
8.30pm Cable 35
9.30pm The Areola Treat
10.30pm NoSnow/NoAlps
11.30pm Frenzy Mono
12.30am Skimmed
1.30am Dolls for Idols Malta Institute of Management Stand

75. St. Barbara Bastions
‘Notte Bianca Artisan Market’ – a market for artists
Fireplay Malta

76. St Mary of Jesus (Ta’ Giezu) Church
The church of the Friars Minor, is dedicated to St Mary of Jesus, known as Ta’ Giezu. In 1571 the Friars Minor were granted a piece of land in Valletta (Malta) on which to build a church. Work began shortly afterwards, following the design of Gerolamo Cassar. The facade was replaced in 1680 by Mederico Blondel. The main attraction is undoubtedly the impressive Miraculous Crucifix (in Maltese: Il-Kurcifiss Mirakuluz), by the Sicilian friar Umile Pintorno around 1630.

77. Bridge Bar Area & Victoria Gate
Pop & Jazz sessions by Christabelle Curmi
In Beat

78. Santa Croce private Chapel – 96 St. Ursola Street
Private Chapel dating back to the 19th century

85. Omerta` Trattoria & Wine Bar – Old Bakery Street
The Weegz live band
Fire Jugglers
Photographic Exhibition by Reuben Chircop
Painting on canvas Exhibition by Le Makoo,Therese Briffa & Reuben Chircop

86. Tal-Pilar Church – West Street
Exhibition on the Order and on the Church
Choral concerts on the hour by the Choir of Marie Therese Vassallo
In collaboration with The Military and Hospitalier Order of St Lazarus

Notte Bianca Tour

Cora Turner & Artemocion: Belly Dancing, Burlesque, Jazz and more!
Amaira Zumba
JungleSpirit Fitness Zumba 20 minute
Argentine Tango by The Malta Argentine Tango
Beyond Cairo – Arabic rhythms, dance & fire performance by Fringe Benefits International

Acoustic Bands
12th Ode Y
anika & Dylan
Martin McNeil & The Dissidents

Festa Traditional Bands
Marches in various streets by traditional Maltese festa bands –
King’s Own Band Club – Belt Valletta
Soc. Fil. Naz. La Valette – Belt Valletta
Ghaqda Muzikali Madonna ta’ Lourdes – San Gwann
La Stella Levantina – Attard
Ghaqda Muzikali Vittorja – Naxxar

Festa Street Decorations
Various streets will be decorated for Notte Bianca by the four main feasts of Valletta – St. Augustine, St. Dominic, St. Paul and Our Lady of Mount Carmel

First Aid Points
4. Control Room near Central Bank
13. Ex-DSS in Ordinance
27. Ministry for Health Merchant,
66. MCCA office in Republic Street

Information & Merchandise Stands
28. St John’s Square
63. Outside City Gate
66. Malta Council for Culture & Arts Office, Republic Street

Sunday 2nd October 2011
In Guardia
9.30am In Guardia parade leaves Fort St Elmo and marches through Merchants’ Street, St John’s Street and Republic Street. In Great Siege Square the entourage will present the display of the colours ceremony where the 8 flags of the different languages of the order will be honoured by high officials.
Guided Tours – Ordinance Street
10.30am Fuq il-passi ta’ Napuljun u l-Francizi
10.45am Palazzi u Personaggi
11.00am Wirt Ingliz fil-Belt Valletta
11.15am Lil hinn mit-tkissir tal-Pinna