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Gozo and Comino

Art..e Gallery 1, Library Street, Victoria, Gozo, Malta

International artist and cartoonist Richard Cole presents an exhibition of original watercolour and oil paintings capturing the beauty of Gozo and Comino, featured in his book ‘‘Malta & Gozo, An...

Gozo and Comino

Art..e Gallery 1, Library Street, Victoria, Gozo, Malta

International artist and cartoonist Richard Cole presents an exhibition of original watercolour and oil paintings capturing the beauty of Gozo and Comino, featured in his book ‘‘Malta & Gozo, An...

Gozo and Comino

Art..e Gallery 1, Library Street, Victoria, Gozo, Malta

International artist and cartoonist Richard Cole presents an exhibition of original watercolour and oil paintings capturing the beauty of Gozo and Comino, featured in his book ‘‘Malta & Gozo, An...

Gozo and Comino

Art..e Gallery 1, Library Street, Victoria, Gozo, Malta

International artist and cartoonist Richard Cole presents an exhibition of original watercolour and oil paintings capturing the beauty of Gozo and Comino, featured in his book ‘‘Malta & Gozo, An...

Gozo and Comino

Art..e Gallery 1, Library Street, Victoria, Gozo, Malta

International artist and cartoonist Richard Cole presents an exhibition of original watercolour and oil paintings capturing the beauty of Gozo and Comino, featured in his book ‘‘Malta & Gozo, An...

Gozo and Comino

Art..e Gallery 1, Library Street, Victoria, Gozo, Malta

International artist and cartoonist Richard Cole presents an exhibition of original watercolour and oil paintings capturing the beauty of Gozo and Comino, featured in his book ‘‘Malta & Gozo, An...

Cribs &

Exhibitions

Traditional Gozitan Cribs

List of static cribs

Ezechiel Grima
Każin Banda Victory, Triq Maria Bambina, Ix-Xagħra
7956 0608
Dun Nazju Borg
Knisja Ragħaj it-Tajjeb, Triq Sir Pawlu Boffa, Victoria
9983 2376
Julian Refalo
Ċentru tal-Vokazzjonijiet, Triq Ġużeppi Diacono, Ix-Xagħra
7956 5444
Fr Charles Sultana
Ċentru Knisja Ġesù Nazzarenu, Triq Ġnien Xibla, Ix-Xagħra
9987 4317
Mario Buttigieg
51, Triq Grunju, In-Nadur
2755 5319 / 7926 1035
Tonio Caruana
St Joseph, Triq Vestru, Ix-Xagħra
2155 7207 / 7955 7207
Ħbieb tal-Presepju Nadur (Sezzjoni Nadur)
Dar Dun Franġisk Grima, Triq it-Tiġrija, In-Nadur
7928 4419 / 9924 7041
Herman Mifsud
Malverno, Pjazza Madonna ta’ Loreto, Għajnsielem
2156 6850 / 7992 3134
Matthias Mercieca
Man-Gol House, Triq San Blas, In-Nadur
2155 8426 / 9976 0955
Sammy Saliba
2, Pjazza tas-Salvatur, L-Għasri
2701 7432 / 7920 4517

List of mechanical cribs

Joseph Attard
Insieme, Triq is-Sagħtar, Victoria
2155 9126 / 7920 4759

List of cribs behind the window

Andrè Cassar
52, Dar il-Merin, Triq it-Tafla, Ix-Xagħra
2155 2864/ 7900 1005
Josef Debattista
Josef Debattista
2155 5877 / 7970 5708
Paul Bartolo
Marion, Triq Franġisk Camilleri, Ix-Xagħra
2755 7006 / 7947 8154
Charles Portelli
Anthony House, Triq Grunju, In-Nadur
2155 1044 / 7928 4419
Marlon Camilleri
32, Triq San Ġwann, In-Nadur
2155 6524 / 7956 3224
Toni Sammut
59, Triq it-Tiġrija, In-Nadur
2155 7929 / 9924 7041
Christine Zammit
Rembrandt, Ħanaq, In-Nadur
9925 3145

PIRANESI – KLINGER On the Threshold of the Avantgarde

Till Sunday 7 January 2024
Monday to Sunday 9:00am – 5:00pm

Venue: Il-Ħaġar Museum & Cultural Centre, St George’s Square, Victoria

An exhibition showcasing etchings by Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778) and the ‘Paraphrase über den Fund eines Handschuhs’ (‘Glove’) print set by Max Klinger (1857-1920).

Gozo and Comino

Till Monday 8 January 2024
Monday to Sunday 9:30am – 12:30pm

Venue: Art…e Gallery, 1, Library Street, Victoria

International artist and cartoonist Richard Cole presents an exhibition of original watercolour and oil paintings capturing the beauty of Gozo and Comino, featured in his book ‘‘Malta & Gozo, An Artist’s View’’.

Yuletide Philately

Wednesday 29 November 2023 till Sunday 7 January 2024
Monday to Sunday 9:00am – 5:00pm

Venue: Level –1, Il-Ħaġar Museum & Cultural Centre, St George’s Square, Victoria

The Gozo Philatelic Society again presents an interestingly varied philatelic exhibition with the Christmas theme.

Il-Pasturi tad-Disma

Friday 1 December 2023 till Saturday 6 January 2024
Monday to Sunday: 8:30am – 8:00pm

Venue: Tat-Tmien Kantunieri Windmill, Mġarr Road, Ix-Xewkija

Explore the Maltese tradition of “pasturi” at our exhibition featuring Nazzareno Gauci’s exquisite creations. Experience the charm of these clay statuettes dressed in 18th-century attire.

Presepju tal-Milied

Friday 1 December 2023 till Sunday 7 January 2024
Monday to Sunday: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Venue: Il-Ħaġar Museum & Cultural Centre, St George’s Square, Victoria

An artisanal Nativity crib set against the backdrop of Saint George’s Square, crafted by George J. Cassar, with clay figurines by Saviour Farrugia.

Bird Breeders Society Annual Show 2023

Saturday 2nd Dec 9:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday 3rd Dec 8:30am – 2:00pm

Venue: Munxar Parish Hall, Il-Munxar

A bird show featuring various breeds raised by members of the Gozo Birds Breeders Society, including European Finches, Exotic Finches, Parrots, Quails and Doves, Type Canaries, and Colour Canaries.

Artisanal Crib (on the 8th centenary of the first crib)

Saturday 2 December 2023 till Sunday 7 January 2024
Monday to Sunday 9:00am – 5:00pm

Venue: Il-Ħaġar Museum & Cultural Centre, St George’s Square, Victoria

An artisanal Nativity crib, crafted by Paul Cassar and adorned with terracotta figurines by George Farrugia.

Wirja tal-Milied

Thursday 7 December 2023 till Sunday 7 January 2024
Thursday 7th & Friday 8th Dec 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Wednesday 13th Dec 9:00am – 12:00pm, 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Friday 15th Dec 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Saturday 16th – Sunday 7th Jan 9:00am – 12:00pm, 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Venue: St Augustine Convent, St Augustine Square, Victoria

An exhibition featuring cribs created by both local and Italian artists.
On Sunday 17 December, a 5:00pm mass will be followed by a concert performed by the Gaulitanus Choir.

Xena tan-Natività

Friday 8 December 2023 till Saturday 6 January 2024
Monday to Sunday 5:00pm – 11:00pm

Venue: Anthony House, Grunju Street, In-Nadur

This Nativity crib, crafted by Jean Paul Portelli, faithfully represents the first nativity scene as originally created by St Francis.

Festo Christi Natalicio

Friday 8 December 2023 till Sunday 7 January 2024
Friday 8th – Sunday 10th Dec 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th Dec 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Saturday 23rd Dec 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Christmas Day 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Tuesday 26th Dec 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Saturday 30th – New Year’s Day 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th Jan 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Venue: Dar Dun Franġisk Grima, Racecourse Street, In-Nadur

An exhibition of cribs crafted with great skill and dedication.

Morning Light

Saturday 9 till Sunday 31 December
Monday to Sunday 9:30am – 12:30pm

Venue: Art…e Gallery, 1, Library Street, Victoria

Artist Richard Saliba presents an exhibition featuring a collection of recent paintings portraying various aspects of the Maltese landscape, with a particular focus on Gozo. The island’s topography has served as a continuous source of inspiration throughout his illustrious artistic career.

Il-Qala Tissaħħar bil-Presepji

Sunday 10 December 2023 till Sunday 7 January 2024
Monday to Saturday 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Sunday, Christmas Day & New Year’s Day 9:00am – 12:00pm, 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Tuesday 26th Dec 9:00am – 8:00pm

Venue: Church of St Joseph, St Joseph Square, Il-Qala

An exhibition featuring traditional cribs organised by The Għaqda Armar San Ġużepp-Qala, in collaboration with the Qala Parish. These cribs are crafted with exceptional dedication by talented locals, including children.

Presepju Naplitan

Wednesday 13 December 2023 till Saturday 6 January 2024
Monday to Friday 5:00pm – 8:30pm

Venue: 8, Ta’ Said Street, In-Nadur

Explore a Neapolitan-style crib skillfully created by Peter Portelli. Every statuette is handcrafted and attired in authentic period costumes, most of which have been meticulously sewn by the artist.

While the exhibition is open on public holidays, for visits in the morning and weekends call: 9928 8695.

Presepju Mekkanizzat

Wednesday 13 December 2023 till Sunday 7 January 2024
Monday to Sunday 9:00am – 12:00pm, 4:00pm – 8:00pm

Venue: Culture Centre, St Francis Square, Victoria

This mechanical Nativity scene portrays the story of salvation in the Grecio Scene, where St Francis established the first living Nativity in Italy. Inside the grotto, the Virgin Mary presents Baby Jesus, while St Joseph gazes upon Him in reverence. Throughout the exhibit, various dynamic scenarios unfold, showcasing continuous activity that unveils the captivating movements of the figures.

Il-Milied: Benna ta’ Arti Tradizzjonali

Wednesday 13 December 2023 till Sunday 7 January 2024
Monday to Saturday 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Sunday 9:00am – 11:00am, 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Christmas Day & New Year’s 8:30am – 11:00am, 3:30pm – 10:00pm

Venue: Pupu’s Hall, Diċembru 13 Street, In-Nadur

Explore an exhibition featuring a diverse collection of Christmas cribs and statuettes, all meticulously handcrafted by various talented artists. For further information, please contact 9910 1957.

Wirja tal-Milied

Friday 15 December till Sunday 17 December
Friday 15th Dec 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Saturday 16th Dec 9:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday 17th Dec 9:00am – 1:00pm

Venue: Convent of St Francis of Assisi, St Francis Square, Victoria

A Christmas exhibition organized by the Gozo Agricultural, Industrial, and Cultural Society will feature a wide range of Christmas-related crafts, pictures, and floral arrangements.

Presepju

Friday 15 December 2023 till Saturday 6 January 2024
Monday to Saturday 7:00am – 10:00am, 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Sunday & Public Holidays 7:00am – 12:00pm, 4:00pm – 7:00pm

Venue: Basilica of St Peter & St Paul, In-Nadur

An exhibition of various cribs crafted by local artists.

Presepju

Friday 15 December 2023 till Saturday 6 January 2024
Monday to Sunday 8:30am – 12:00pm, 2:00pm – 7:00pm

Venue: Cittadella Exhibition Hall, Victoria

An exhibition consisting of several cribs made from various schools around Gozo.

Presepju Xenografiku

Friday 15 December 2023 till Sunday 7 January 2024
Monday to Friday 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Sunday & Public Holidays 9:00am – 12:00pm, 4:00pm – 8:00pm

Venue: Temple Street, Il-Qala

A multi-scene crib set in ancient Palestine, depicting the life of Jesus Christ, crafted by Clayton Buttigieg.

Presepju Artistiku fil-MUSEUM

Friday 15 December 2023 till Sunday 7 January 2024
Monday to Saturday 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Sunday 4:00pm – 7:00pm

Venue: Society of Christian Doctrine MUSEUM, Dun Ġorġ Preca Street, In-Nadur

An artistic crib crafted by James Azzopardi.

Bethlehem f’Għajnsielem

Saturday 16 December 2023 till Sunday 7 January 2024

Venue: Ta’ Passi, Għajnsielem

The 14th edition of ‘Bethlehem f’Għajnsielem’ continues to bring to life the timeless story of the Nativity, offering a captivating experience across 20,000 square meters of land. This event seamlessly weaves Maltese folklore and traditions with the Maltese crib, creating a unique and immersive experience. For opening hours, please visit ghajnsielem.com/bethlehem.

Il-Presepju Malti - Arti, Fidi u Tradizzjoni

Saturday 16 December 2023 till Sunday 7 January 2024
Monday to Saturday 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Sunday & Public Holidays 10:00am – 12:00pm, 5:00pm – 9:00pm

Venue: Sala Istitut ta’ San Ġużepp, Mġarr Road, Għajnsielem

An exhibition of artistic cribs, dioramas, and nativity figurines organized by the ‘Għimmanu-El’ Għaqda Presepisti Għajnsielem, Għawdex – Malta (VO1081). In 2022, this exhibition was held in Bergamo, Italy, in collaboration with the Italian Association Friends of the Crib – Ponte San Pietro Section.

Il-Presepju – Ikona tal-Inkarnazzjoni

Saturday 16 December 2023 till Sunday 7 January 2024
Monday to Saturday 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Sunday & Public Holidays 10:00am – 12:00pm, 5:00pm – 9:00pm

Venue: Beneath Church of Our Lady of Loreto, Għajnsielem

An exhibition of artistic cribs, Spanish and Italian dioramas, and nativity figurines organized by the ‘Għimmanu-El’ Għaqda Presepisti Għajnsielem, Għawdex – Malta (VO1081). Additionally, view an artistic crib created by artist Paul Stellini, featuring original terracotta figures sculpted by Gozitan artist Manuel Farrugia.

Bambini

Sunday 17 December 2023 till Sunday 7 January 2024
Monday to Sunday 10:00am – 12:30pm, 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Venue: Teatru Astra, Republic Street, Victoria

An exhibition showcasing a collection of antique statues representing Baby Jesus, all locally crafted from clay, wax, or papier-mâché. The exhibition also includes paintings and traditional Maltese crib figures.

The exhibition will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

In Praesepio: The Living Nativity in Nadur

Saturday 23 December 2023 till Monday 1 January 2024
Saturday 23rd Dec 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Monday 25th Dec 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Tuesday 26th Dec 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Saturday 30th Dec – Monday 1st Jan 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Venue: Dar Dun Franġisk Grima, Tiġrija Street, In-Nadur

A live reenactment of the Nativity story set in a traditional Maltese atmosphere.

Presepju Ħaj

Saturday 23 December till Saturday 30 December
Saturday 23rd Dec 7:00pm
Tuesday 26th Dec – Saturday 30th Dec 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Venue: Parish Centre, Church Square, Il-Munxar

A live nativity scene commemorating 800 years since the first nativity scene by St Francis of Assisi.

Presepji u Wirjiet tal-Milied fix-Xagħra

Saturday 16 December 2023 till Sunday 7 January 2024
Monday to Saturday 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Sunday & Public Holidays 10:00am – 12:00pm, 4:00pm – 8:00pm

Venue: Ix-Xagħra

During December, Xagħra is transformed in a crib village due to the considerable number of cribs and exhibitions on display around the village. More information can be found on social media through the Facebook page: Għaqda ‘Il-Milied Fix-Xagħra’.

1-5 Basilica of the Nativity of Our Lady

A collective artistic Nativity crib exhibition featuring works by Rev. Anton Refalo, Elvin Borg, Manuel Micallef, Jack Micallef, Euchar Bajada, Jason Joe Farrugia, Francesco Bonello, and Aaron Agius. The Basilica will be open every day from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. For more information, please call 2155 7881.

6-10 Vocational Centre, L-Arċipriet Ġużepp Diacono Street

An exhibition featuring cribs crafted by the Xagħra Parish altar boys, as well as cribs by Elvin Borg, Joshua Vella, Carl Mercieca, and children from the Parish. For further details, please contact 9984 7100.

11 Euchar Bajada: L-Għar ta’ Ninu Street

A window display featuring a traditionally crafted crib made from chalk, jablo, and expanding foam. For additional information, please call 9965 3998.

12-14 Francesco Bonello: Sunset Court, It-Tmienja ta’ Settembru Avenue

An exhibition featuring three cribs crafted in Biblical and Neapolitan styles by Francesco Bonello, Raymond Bonello, and Fabio Azzopardi. Additionally, explore an exhibition showcasing statuettes and paintings. For more details, please contact 7909 4078 or 9945 0523.

15 Paul Bartolo: Marion, Franġisk Camilleri Street

A window display featuring a crib created from jablo, chalk, and expanding foam, adorned with figurines crafted by Joe Camilleri. For additional details, please contact 7947 8154.

16 Victory Band Club: Marija Bambina Street

A stationary crib crafted in stone, by Ezekiel Grima, adorned with figurines meticulously sculpted by Joe Camilleri. For additional information, please reach out to 2156 0608 or 7956 0608.

17 Victor Said: Franvic, Parisot Street

Discover a stationary crib crafted from chalk and jablo, adorned with figurines sculpted by Joe Camilleri. For further details, please contact 9942 0095.

18 Charlon Said: Franvic, Parisot Street

A stationary traditional-style crib crafted from stone, beautifully adorned with figurines sculpted by Montserrat Ribes. For additional information, please call 7906 0857.

19 Francesco Caruana: Franvic, Parisot Street

A stationary crib skillfully crafted from chalk and jablo, featuring figurines sculpted by Landi Maranduzzo. For further details, please contact 9901 2103.

20 Christian Magrin: Franvic, Parisot Street

A stationary crib expertly crafted from chalk and jablo, adorned with figurines sculpted by Joe Camilleri. For additional information, please contact 7955 7860.

21-33 Society of Christine Doctrine MUSEUM, Dun Ġorġ Preca Street

A large mechanical crib and an exhibition featuring various cribs, dioramas, silhouettes, and grottos crafted by Ġanni Attard, Beatrice Cini, Ivan Refalo, Marvic Muscat, and children who attend the MUSEUM. For further details, please contact 7953 8337.

34 Fabio Azzopardi: 50, Tiġrija Street

A window displayed static crib crafted in jablo and chalk with figurines by the Landi brand. For more information: 9925 8629.

35 Teddy u Tonio Caruana: St Joseph, Vestru Street

A stationary crib skillfully crafted from jablo and chalk, adorned with figurines created by Jesmond Micallef. For additional information, please contact 7955 7207.

36-37 Raymond Bonello: Plot 24, Qasam ta’ Dun Anton Street

A stationary crib crafted from jablo and chalk, featuring figurines by Joe Galea. Additionally, discover another crib in the Neapolitan style. For further details, please contact 9945 0523.

38-41 Ċentru Ġesù Nazzarenu, Ġnien Xibla Street

An exhibition showcasing various cribs, including one crafted from stone adorned with figurines by the Landi brand. Explore additional cribs created by Andre Cassar, Donald Camilleri, and Warren Dingli. For further information, please contact 2156 0813.

42 Wirja De Lorenzo: Soleil, Mannar Street

A stationary crib meticulously crafted by Carmelo De Lorenzo. For additional details, please contact 7708 0871.

43 Maria Grech: Dar il-Merin, 52, It-Tafla Street

A window display featuring a stationary crib skilfully crafted from jablo, chalk, and expanding foam. For additional information, please contact 7900 1005.

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