News

19 Apr 2024

DIN L-ART ĦELWA LAUNCHES 25TH EDITION OF BIR MIFTUĦ INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL

  Din L-Art Ħelwa has launched the 25th edition of the Bir Miftuħ International Music Festival, once again bringing together a stunning line-up of performers for lovers of classical music. The concerts are held at the charming medieval church of Santa Marija ta’ Bir Miftuђ, located outside the Malta International Airport near the roundabout to Gudja. This year’s concerts will be as follows: May...

07 Mar 2024

Patrick Calleja is the new Executive President of Din l-Art Ħelwa

Architect Patrick Calleja has been appointed the new executive president for Din l-Art Ħelwa – National Trust of Malta, taking over from architect Alex Torpiano who steps down at the end of his term in office.  Mr Calleja is the 8th Executive President of the organisation since it was founded by Judge Maurice Caruana Curran in 1965 to safeguard Malta’s heritage and the natural environment.  Mr Calleja graduated...

26 Feb 2024

Din l-Art Ħelwa concerned about height limitation policy

Din l-Art Ħelwa concerned about height limitation policy Din l-Art Ħelwa has expressed concern about two circulars* issued recently the Planning Authority, worried that its intentions may have unintended consequences for height limitations currently established through Local Plans. Circular 2_24 Circular 3_24 This was expressed as a resolution approved by the AGM of the heritage NGO held on Saturday, which also approved...

22 Feb 2024

DLĦ and BOV announce winners of photography competition

DLĦ and BOV announce winners of photography competition Competition aimed at encouraging environmental awareness  The four winning photographs in the Din l-Art Ħelwa and Bank of Valletta photography competition will be put on display in the Majjistral Park’s Visitors’ Centre as well as on the Bank’s social media channels. The photographic competition – the 7th organized by Din l-Art Ħelwa – was...

16 Feb 2024

DIN L-ART ĦELWA LAUNCHES RED TOWER MULTILINGUAL VIDEOS

  Din l-Art Ħelwa has launched self-guide videos to the Red Tower in Mellieħa in English, Maltese, Italian, Spanish, French and German. The 17th Century tower is the most visited site held under guardianship by DLĦ, with over 40,000 visitors in 2023, an impressive increase of over 29 per cent over the previous year. The site is run by warden James Evans...

10 Feb 2024

DIN L-ART ĦELWA AGM 2024

Dear members,  Thank you to those who have already registered their participation for our forthcoming AGM on February 24th at 11 am. This will be held both by zoom and in person at our headquarters at 133 Melita Street. This year we have to approve important changes to our statute also required by new Voluntary Services regulations. Therefore we need as many...

01 Feb 2024

MALTESE HIGH COMMISSIONER TO AUSTRALIA VISITS DLH PROJECT

H.E. the Maltese High Commissioner to Australia Mario Farrugia Borg used his current trip to Malta to schedule a visit to the ongoing Din l-Art Helwa project to restore the Australian Bungalow. This century-old structure was sent to various Commonwealth countries to help familiarise emigrants with the way of life in Australia – as well as with building methods used. “I was...

15 Dec 2023

NGOs appeal Ġgantija apartment block

Din l-Art Ħelwa and The Archaeological Society Malta have filed an appeal to the Environment and Planning Review Tribunal to overturn the approval of an apartment block which would overlook the Ġgantija Temples in Gozo. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is a megalithic temple complex from the Neolithic era (c. 3600–2500 BC). The NGOs are basing their appeal on the argument that during...

06 Dec 2023

WINNERS ANNOUNCED OF THE XVII DIN L-ART ĦELWA ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE AWARDS COMPETITION

Trident Park and The Brewhouse has won the overall prize in the XVII Din l-Art Ħelwa Architectural Heritage Awards Competition, for its project in Mrieħel. The entry won the ‘Judge Maurice Caruana Curran Award’, named after DLĦ’s founder, which is awarded to the best winner overall in all categories.   Three other awards were announced at the ceremony on Wednesday 5th December...