21 Jun Malta in the summer
Recognized as the new cultural hub of Europe, Malta is in splendid form for the upcoming summer season. In fact, we must not forget that this is the year of Valletta 2018 European Capital of Culture, an opportunity that the entire Mediterranean archipelago has grasped and invested in with a rich array of activities and events.
With the arrival of summer, Malta will be a very popular destination, thanks to the beautiful beaches, many of which Blue Flag, and a rich calendar of events.
The most interesting part of the events calendar is that it’s a work in progress: a laboratory of ideas that will continue to be fully productive throughout the year. The Valletta 2018 Foundation has, in fact, offered artistic residence to dozens of international artists and performers, allowing them to meet in Malta to deliberate and unitedly give life to new creative productions, which will be narrated, staged and performed throughout 2018.
An example of these artistic productions are the great exhibitions, such as the Dal-Baħar Madwarha, a collective exhibition which will be held until July 1st and curated by Maren Richter. The 25 artists involved come from 15 different countries and have created works that have been placed in locations, more or less traditionally dedicated to art, all throughout the city of Valletta. The central theme of the operation is that of “borders”, a topic around which the artists have unitedly elaborated the idea of the “sea”, intended as both as a formable fluid and as a barrier able to impose itself among people, places and cultures.
Among the numerous festivals that permeate the summer there is the Malta Jazz Festival, considered one of the main ones in Europe for music lovers: now in its 27th edition, it will take place in different historical locations of the capital from July 16th to the 21st and will host large jazz names like Chick Corea, Christian McBride and Karim Ziad.
There are also projects that, through a playful proposal, want to raise awareness on the themes of environment and environmental sustainability, such as the Solar Cinema: an original solar-powered video projection system that will be installed in different spots throughout the archipelago so as to offer a rich program of shorts, videos and animated films dedicated to the environment.