Revised Social Programme


Thursday, 12th July 2018

Visit to Medieval Vittoriosa

Ferry from Valletta to Vittoriosa (Birgu), where a guided tour of the old Medieval city will take place, followed by dinner. Transport will then be provided back to the hotel. Price €40 (inc. dinner)

Those who wish to participate, please contact Ms Shirley Gilson on

Friday 13th July 2018

Burhan Öçal’s Bosphorus Quartet, Musical Melange, Mellieha

A colourful musical melange delivered by Burhan Öçal’s Bosphorus Quartet. Öçal is a multi-instrumentalist of international repute – a regular guest at leading jazz festivals who has given numerous concerts around the world. His roots in Anatolian, Thracian and Balkan music are at the core of his mission to combine different genres and cultural traditions, which he set out to do upon discovering Western music. Together with the Bosphorus Quartet, Öçal delivers music with a distinctly Mediterranean flavour. For Valletta 2018, Burhan Öçal’s Bosphorus Quartet bring contemporary Turkish compositions and a mix of international pieces specially adapted for the occasion to the scenic village of Mellieħa.

The concert will be held in the open square in Mellieha and entrance is free of charge

We are organising transport for those who would like to attend this concert. Should you be interested please contact Shirley Gilson at

Other free cultural events you may wish to attend on a personal basis (no arrangements are made by the conference organisation for these activities; for further details please contact the event organisers directly):

Pope Joan: Musical Theatre by Actinghouse Productions with Irene Christ


For more information click here.


Inspired in China – Fine Art Exhibition by Maltese Artists

Cavalieri Art Hotel, St. Julians

For more information click here.

Oca Dome Mandala, Art Installation by Cosmic Culture

Sliema Promenade

For more information click here.

Island of Enchantment, Musical by Gozo Live

Citadella, Victoria, Gozo

For more information click here.

Malta International Arts Festival


For more information click here.