News

25 Jul

TA’ XUTU TOWER IN WIED IŻ-ZURRIEQ IS RESTORED AND OPEN FOR VISITORS

  Din l-Art Ħelwa is pleased to announce that the historic Ta’ Xutu Tower at Wied iż-Żurrieq in Qrendi is now open for visitors.  Seen here  illuminated for the night of its inauguration, the Xutu Tower is the 10th coastal watch tower saved for the nation by Din l-Art Ħelwa since its foundation in 1965.   The restoration project, which included important...

14 Jul

UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO JOIN AN ERASMUS HERITAGE EXPERIENCE:

Dear Members, we hope you are enjoying the summer.     We bring you news of a: UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO JOIN A ERASMUS HERITAGE EXPERIENCE: There are 2 places left for youths from 18 – 30 years to experience hands-on restoration, in Villognon, France. All travel and living costs paid. Interested persons to call Ghislaine Calleja on 79054271 or email : ghisycalleja@gmailcom Do spread the word and let your...

05 Jul

DIN L-ART HELWA PRESS RELEASE 4 JULY 2019

  Crowdfunding Initiative to appeal against further development in Dwejratage Area, and a designated Special Protection Area under the Wild Birds Directive. The Environment and Planning Review Tribunal (EPRT) recently overturned the Planning Authority’s refusal for further development at this site Din l-Art Ħelwa is most concerned about the recent decision to allow further development of a catering establishment at Dwejra on Gozo,...

04 Jul

Crowdfunding Initiative to appeal against further development in Dwejra

PRESS RELEASE Din l-Art Helwa is most concerned about the recent decision to allow further development of a catering establishment at Dwejra on Gozo, which is a Natura 2000 site, a Dark Sky Heritage area, and also a Designated Special Protection Area under the Wild Birds Directive. Following the decision by the Environment and Planning...

17 Jun

Thumbs down to proposed Floriana Observation Wheel

PRESS RELEASE Din l-Art Ħelwa gives a thumbs down to proposed Floriana Observation Wheel Planned to stand 45 metres high, and located off St Publius Street near the Granaries, the construction of an Observation ‘Wheel’ at Floriana has been found totally unacceptable to Din l-Art Ħelwa, National Trust of Malta.  The heritage NGO has made its objections known to the Planning Authority...

13 May

Interview with Din l-Art Helwa president Alex Torpiano

In his first interview since his appointment as Din l-Art Ħelwa president, Prof. Alex Torpiano points his finger squarely at the Planning Authority and at politicians as the biggest culprits of the mess the country is in. Interview in the Sunday Times of Malta by Fiona Galea Debono on 28 April 2019 Malta’s heritage and environment are in an abysmal state and architects...