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 – Price is €10 inc. concert and transport

Exile Voices

Photographic Exhibition by Reza Daghati

Grand Master’s Palace, Valletta

1st-15th July 2018

09.00 -16.30

Entrance free

Choir of Clare College

St Paul’s Anglican Cathedral, Valletta

12th July 20.00

Entrance ticket: 20euros

More information at:

Other Valletta 18 events:

Malta International Arts Festival: