Apr
2
Sun
An opportunity to view both the Hal Milleri Chapel, managed by Din l-Art Helwa, and the Ta’ Mintna Catacombs, managed by Heritage Malta. Further details will be announced.
Apr 2 all-day
Apr
8
Sat
Invitation – Tour 2 Majjistral Park in Splendor
Apr 8 @ 9:15 am – 12:15 pm

Din l-Art Helwa is organising the second tour for 2017 to Heritage sites and properties under its management. This tour will be held at Majjistral Park in Mellieha taking advantage of the park’s splendor at this time of the year, the park becoming a kaleidoscope of colour and regeneration / rebirth. Furthermore, the participants will enjoy the splendid sea views of this Natura 2000 coastline.

Ian Camilleri a volunteer with DLH, will coordinate this tour in collaboration with Darren Saliba, the ranger at Majjistral park.

The tour is set for the Saturday 8th April 2017. Participants will meet at the Visitors centre for a welcoming briefing by the park’s guide.

Please note details as follows:

  • A donation of euro10 paid in advance to secure booking. All proceeds goes towards restoration and conservation projects.
  • Bookings will be on a first come first served basis (maximum 30 participants).
  • Tour starts at 9.15am with a briefing session at the Visitors centre. Parking is available at the entrance to the park.

  • The park’s guide will lead the participants on a one and a half hour walk on the park where the main features of the park’s flora and fauna of the park will be explained.

  • Tour will end with tea or coffee at about 12.15pm

It is suggested that participants wear appropriate walking shoes and bring a bottle of water with them.

To book for this tour, please call Rosanne or Annmarie on 21225952 at DLH to reserve a place. To secure the reservation please forward the donation of euro10 with your booking form. Bookings close on Wednesday 5th March2017


Booking Form

Tour 2 – Majjistral Park in Splendour

on Saturday 8th April 2017

at 9.30am,

Meeting at the Visitors Centre

Please reserve ……. places for the Tour

Name ……………………………………………………………….

Address……………………………………………………………..

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……………………………………………… Tel.No. …………………

Name of Guests : ……………………………………………………..

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I enclose a cheque for €………….. donation for the …….. reservations.

Cheques should be made payable to Din l-Art Helwa.

Apr
20
Thu
Talk by Dr M Agius – The Development of the devotion to Our Lady of Mount Carmel over the centuries, especially in Malta
Apr 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm

The Carmelite Order – The Arch-Confraternity Of Our Lady Of Mount Carmel In Valletta and its Oratory
Din l-Art Ħelwa announces a public talk due on 20th April, 2017, at 18.30, by Dr. Mark Agius, Rector Arch-Confraternity Of Our Lady Of Mount Carmel Valletta and Clare Research Associate , Clare College Cambridge. The talk is entitled ‘The Carmelite Order, The Arch-Confraternity Of Our Lady Of Mount Carmel In Valletta and its Oratory’.
The talk will place the Arch-Confraternity Of Our Lady Of Mount Carmel In Valletta and its Oratory in their Historical and Cultural Context.
Dr Agius will briefly discuss the development of the Carmelite Order in the Middle ages, from its origins the Holy Land to its spread across the Mediterranean and Europe.
He will then discuss the rise of Confraternities in Medieval Times, their relationship with the Carmelites and other Mendicant Orders, and their important social function with particular focus on the Arch-Confraternity Of Our Lady Of Mount Carmel in Valletta, its origins, its development and its achievements. Parallels will be drawn with other Scapular Confraternities linked with the Carmelite Order across Europe. Dr Agius will illustrate the Arch-Confraternity’s present activities and describe a number of the artefacts which the Arch-Confraternity possesses and which have been handed down by previous generations.
The talk shall end with a description of the Confraternity’s Oratory in Theatre Street Valletta, which continues to be in constant use and with an appeal for help in the restauration of the Oratory.
Dr. Mark Agius teaches in the Department of Psychiatry , University of Cambridge, and is a Research Associate at Clare College Cambridge. His other interests are the History of Valletta, the History of the Carmelite Order, and Clare College Choir. He is Rector of the Archconfraternity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Valletta, where he leads on the Rehabilitation of the Confraternity’s Oratory. He has published widely in Psychiatry and also on the History of the Carmelite Order and the Confraternity.
Din l-Art Ħelwa, 133, Melita Street, Valletta. Thursday 20 April at 18.30. Entrance is free but donations to Din l-Art Ħelwa are appreciated.

Jul
28
Fri
San Anton Dinner
Jul 28 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm