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Do we want the only green spaces left to be our roundabouts?

Din l-Art Ħelwa has recently launched a campaign which aims to show the relevance of biodiversity and the countryside to our daily lives in Malta and for future generations. It aims to build public awareness of the importance of conserving the countryside and avoiding its loss, especially due to over-development.

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RESTORATION OF ALTAR AT OUR LADY OF VICTORY CHURCH

arch over altar

This is the arch over the St John of God Altar which is being brought back to light, after the removal of layers of paint and grime, by Giuseppe Mantella Restauri, at Our Lady of Victory Church, Valletta.  DLĦ Is grateful to The Alfred Mizzi Foundation for their generous support.

To celebrate 100 years in business Alf. Mizzi and Sons Ltd. through The Alfred Mizzi Foundation will be extending its sponsorship to Din l-Art Ħelwa’s project of the restoration of the altars at Our Lady of Victory Church and of their elaborate carved stone niches. Read the whole story here

Letter to the Prime Minister about Monti Stalls

9 February 2015

To the Hon Prime Minister, Dr Joseph Muscat

To the Hon Minister of Justice, Culture and Local Government, Dr Owen Bonnici

To the Hon Minister of the Economy, Investment and Small Businesses, Dr Chris Cardona

Dear Prime Minister and Ministers,

Over the weekend the media has reported statements by government, that contrary to what was said last week, it is still considering relocating the Monti stalls to Ordinance Street and will include the area that spills over from Republic Street to the stretch that runs down from Castille between the Old Theatre ruins and the new Parliament Building.

While the decision to relocate has already been taken by government, and although we find the location in Ordinance Street to be inappropriate for a street market,  may I, on behalf of Din l-Art Ħelwa and its members, appeal to you most sincerely to avoid the spill over into what in essence, is, the ‘most noble brow’ of our capital city, as this will endanger the experience of grandeur and admiration when you enter Valletta as you savor the sightlines between the restored theatre ruins and the iconic Parliament building with Castille as a backdrop.  The City Gate area has always been the victim of political debate and now risks remaining so if the decision is politicized.  We believe your government has the maturity to stand above the political pressures that have been brought to it and urge you to heed the advice of so many experts, many appointed by government, the Board of V18, the Valletta and Floriana Local Councils and so many other leading exponents in the cultural field who have all spoken against the choice of location.

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Din l-Art Ħelwa organises monthly public lectures on cultural, historical and environmental topics. The lectures are held every second Thursday of the month, between October and June at the DLĦ centre in Valletta at 6.30 pm.



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