A week of history, culture and community events

Series of events organised by FAA for the end of May.

FAA is holding a series of events between today and May 30. The annual Plants and Clothes Sale, takes place in St Anne’s Square, Sliema starting at 9am, and is supported by the Sliema Local Council.

Visitors can explore a wide variety of locally-grown plants perfect for your home and garden, and update your wardrobe with high-quality, preloved clothing items. This event not only supports local growers and promotes sustainable fashion but also aims to strengthen community bonds.

May 25 also sees the Remarkable Women of Early Modern Birgu Tour taking place at 6.00pm. The meeting point is the Vittoriosa Main Gate – Couvre Porte, and tour takes around one and a half hours. The immersive historical tour is led by a costumed guide, Roberta Briffa, who delves into women’s histories in Vittoriosa, Malta’s oldest maritime city.

Through court and inquisition records, Roberta will reveal how women managed their lives, businesses, and spirituality during the time of the Knights, often coping with challenges like poverty, adultery, and ill health by resorting to witchcraft or crime. This event promises to merge history and drama, offering thought-provoking female narratives that bring the past vividly to life.

May 30 sees the ‘Childhood Under Siege’ Illustrated Talk taking place at 6.30pm at the Chamber of Commerce in Valletta. The talk focuses on the wartime memories of Maltese and English childhoods during World War II. Author Linda Peel will share stories from her book A Childhood Under Siege, which draws from family memories, historical accounts, and her grandfather’s diary. The talk, focusing on the experiences of her mother’s family in Malta from 1939 to 1945, will be followed by a reception with wine and light refreshments.

Tickets are available via ticketengine.faa.org.mt.

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