Camouflage, Revolution, and Desire with the subtitle ‘drawing from movies’, is a book art project by two visual artists Ruth Bianco (Malta) and Richard Davies (UK), exploring ‘collage upon collage upon collage’ through self-publication.

The project amalgamates art and cinema reinterpreting the collage process through explorations uniting filmic iconography with tactile, spatial and digital media in the graphic fine arts. Memorable stills and frames drawn from a range of cult, new wave and its international influences, and movies notable for revolutionising the cultural boundaries of society and the screen have been freshly reinvented into new visual narratives at the artists’ choice.

Working between Malta and the United Kingdom, Bianco and Davies began working on their project a few years ago, combining their love for film with art, and fusing innovative methods in the contemporary fine arts with new media and digital networks to inspire new prospects in collage and creative ‘post-productions’, as well as enabling ideas to flow and develop between different locations.

The artist-authors have collaborated on previous projects. Ruth Bianco is known on Malta’s art scene both for her independent work and international participation in significant exhibitions, whilst Richard Davies is an internationally travelled artist who has gained recognition through numerous exhibitions and collections.  He is former Director of Fine Art at the University for the Creative Arts in Kent, UK, where the two artists met and worked as artists and academics at the UCA. Ruth Bianco is Senior
Lecturer in the Department of Visual Arts in the Faculty for the Built Environment at the University of Malta.

The outcome of this joint venture emerges as a seventy-two-page highly visual full colour artistic publication. The book is being presented together with a collection of unique editioned collage works titled After the Book - drawing from movies, which emerge as a further step in creative ‘post-production’.

Camouflage, Revolution, and Desire had a premiere launch on the 18 July 2012 at The Horse Hospital, in Bloomsbury, London, reputed venue for cutting-edge new media, film and art. The book is available at the Tate Modern London, at the BFI [British Film Institute] London and the Victoria & Albert Museum London, at the Turner Contemporary, Margate UK, and the BOZAR shop in central Brussels. The book is also available at Palazzo de Piro

Past events at Palazzo de Piro

Don't Forget the Gin

June 23rd, 2016, 19:30

There is nothing like a cool breeze on a summer evening or even better yet a Gin & Tonic on a summer evening. Join us at Palazzo de Piro on Thursday 2th of June 2016 at 7.30pm.

Valentine's Dinner at Palazzo de Piro

Sunday, February 14, 2016

This Valentine's celebrate your love for each other at Palazzo de Piro with a delicious set menu specially crafted by our Chef de Cuisine for the occasion.

Celebrating Burns Night with Celtic Connections

Janaury 23, 20:00 - 23:30

In celebration of the traditional Burns' Night, this January 23rd, Palazzo de Piro presents Celtic Connections, a multinational ensemble of 10 musicians and 6 dancers. In keeping with the theme of the night typical Scottish fare and beverages will be available to order.

Plein Air Painters of Malta Exhibition

December 4th, 2015 - January 4th, 2016

For the first time, this intrepid band of 6 early-morning painters will show their art to the public. In collaboration with Infinitely Xara, the exhibition will be held at Palazzo De Piro, for four weeks from 4th December 2015 to 4th January 2016. Over 30 never-before-exhibited paintings in the plein-air tradition will be...

Pink Magazine Catwalk show at Palazzo de Piro

From The Times of Malta: The fifth edition of Pink magazine’s catwalk show – an established date on the local fashion calendar – was held in Mdina yesterday, bringing together the arts in the elegant ambience of the 17th-century Palazzo de Piro. A Times of Malta event, the Pink Fashion Show was this season organised in collaboration with Infinitely Xara.

Art Exhibition by Andrew Borg

6th to 30th November

Andrew Borg is intrigued by capturing interesting shapes, tonalities and moods from an off-beat angle and any source of these facets would be enough to tempt him towards painting.

Dear Younger Me

October 2nd - 31st, 2015

"Dear Younger Me" is Paul Caruana's 11th solo show which follows on the footsteps of Short Stories exhibition held at the National Museum of Fine Arts in 2011/2012.

Flamenco Performance by dance company Estudio di Danza

August 27th, 2015

Under the artistic direction of Deborah Mc Namara, Estudio di Danza bring Spain to Palazzo de Piro in an unmissable evening dedicated to Iberian traditions - from the music, to the cuisine through the unmissable traditional sangria.

Saz Mifsud - 'Scene from an Island'

August 6th - September 30th, 2015

Saz Mifsud’s first solo exhibition is a young artist’s take on the vivid colour and movement of Maltese scenery, from luzzijiet (traditional brightly painted fishing boats) to the ubiquitous gallariji (enclosed wooden balconies) found all over the island.

Jazz on the Fringe at Palazzo de Piro

July 15th, 2015

As part of the Jazz on the Fringe Programme in conjunction with the 25th edition of the Malta Jazz Festival, Sandro Zerafa, Fred Pasqua, Matyas Szandai and Joe Debono will perform at Palazzo de Piro on Wednesday 15th of July at 8.30pm.

United States Air Forces in Europe Band – Live at Palazzo de Piro

June 30th, 2015 at 20:30

The United States Air Forces in Europe Band, ‘The Ambassadors’, in collaboration with the United States Embassy in Malta will be performing live during a jazz evening on 30th June at Palazzo de Piro at 8:30pm.

Mondovino Master Classes

June 13th, 2015

On the 13th June at Palazzo de Piro wine enthusiasts will have the opportunity to attend these sessions delivered in a classroom style set up covering in detail a variety of themes.

Mondovino Wine & Dine

June 12th, 2015

A bespoke gastronomic wine dinner complete with a pre-dinner aperitivo, featuring wines from our special guest winery for the evening - Benanti, a boutique winery which has a lot to tell about the efforts and determination to craft wines that speak the dialect of the Mount Etna region in Sicily, or so says Agatino Failla from...

Mondovino International Wine Festival

June 12th - 13th, 2015

Mondovino is an International Wine Festival and first of its kind to be held at Palazzo de Piro. 

For the price of €25 patrons can avail themselves of free flowing wines from bars spread throughout Palazzo de Piro each serving a selection of Foreign and Local premium wines. Tickets for this event...

Art Exhibition by Lyn Walters

1st June to 30th July at Palazzo de Piro

Lyn began painting after an accident in 1996 which left her unable to walk for 3 months. At that time she was living in a fairly isolated cottage half way up a hill on Paros, Greece

Her first attempts were in watercolour from a box she found in the...

Malta Artisan Market on Sunday 31st May

May 31, 2015 - 10:00 - 18:00

The Malta Artisan Market, often described as Malta’s authentic local market, enjoys a tremendous reputation for offering the opportunity to buy locally produced, high quality, affordable products direct from carefully selected artists, craftspeople and food producers while positioning the fairs in beautiful historic or architecturally interesting locations around the island.

Summer Shores - Art Exhibition by Philip Briel

May 1- 31, 2015

Philip Briel was raised on a sugar farm in a remote area of Northern KwaZulu Natal and graduated in architecture from the University of Cape Town. He holds an M.Sc. in Sustainable Urban Development from the University of Oxford.

Histoire du Tango

April 30, 2015

Histoire du Tango will take us through the story of Tango from its beginnings.

Medieval Mdina Festival at Infinitely Xara

Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th April 2015

Mouth-watering offerings at Trattoria AD1530 and Palazzo de Piro for the 2015 Medieval Mdina Festival.  April 18 & 19, 2015

Exhibition by Rune Jacobsen

April 6th - 28th, 2015

Danish artist Rune Bo Jakobsen (B. 1975) has studied, worked and tutored workshops in Denmark, Arizona, Italy, Finland, Greece, Mexico and Malta.  In his paintings Jakobsen expresses the colours hidden within the shadows, and portrays the emotions embedded within a space.

Santa Maria Dinner at Palazzo de Piro

  This August 14 and 15, join us to celebrate Santa Maria festivities with a delicious set menu and spectactular fireworks displays from the Upper Terrace and the Bastion terrace at Palazzo de Piro.    

Jazz On the Fringe – Sandro Zerafa and Jiji at Palazzo de Piro

  As part of the 24th edition of the Malta Jazz Festival, from the 17th to the 19th of July in the open-air setting of Ta’ Liesse, Jiji and Sandro Zerafa, both residing in France, will perform at Jazz On The Fringe Programme at Palazzo de Piro on Monday 14th of July at 8.30pm. Sandro and Jiji, who both reside in Paris...

Exhibition by Jeni Caruana

  5th June 2014 to 14th August 2014 - There's nothing more exhilarating than painting really fast from something that's happening right in front of me.  

Jazz Jam

  JAZZ JAM SURPRISE at Palazzo de Piro on Monday 26th May featuring Charles (City) Gatt, Paul Abela, Adrian (Ir-Russu) Brincat, Ryan Abela AND?....We won't be telling you.  

Legends from The Middle Ages – A Storytelling Event for Children

  This year The Medieval Mdina Festival is being held on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th May.  As part of this Festival, Infinitely Xara is proud to present ‘Legends from the Middle Ages’, a Storytelling Event for Children.

Game of Thrones: Books vs TV series: Does the series do justice to the books?

The Writers Club and Euro Media Forum present Game of Thrones: Books vs TV series - Does the TV series do justice to the books? Presentation and Discussion at Palazzo de Piro, Mdina on Sunday 30th March at 2 p.m.

Impressions of the Silent City

  Louis Mifsud will be showcasing his late work Mdina: Impressions of the Silent City at Palazzo De Piro, a unique cross-cultural venue from the 21st March till the 25th May 2014.

Journalism in Film: Frost vs Nixon – special discussion on David Frost’s timeless legacy

  Euro Media Forum, Institute for Maltese Journalists, Palazzo de Piro present ‘Journalism in Film: Presentation and Discussion on David Frost’s timeless legacy event at Palazzo de Piro on Sunday March 9th at 2 p.m.
Former Newspaper publisher and media consultant Tom Welch will delve into how David Frost became the most distinguished TV inquisitor of his generation, interviewing the...

Muse - Art Exhbition by Carmel Bonello

  Carmel Bonello was  born in Siggiewi, Malta in 1960. He is an ardent expressionist of great strength and bold impact. His dynamic energy, which is constantly seeking new vents, could be the basis of his individuality, his personal art and style. Carmel Bonello believes in mood, his spontaneity captures the fleeting moment and galvanizes each instance into permanent and concrete...

Sherlock Holmes – The evolution of Conan Doyle’s creation presentation and discussion

Euro Media Forum and Palazzo de Piro present the Sherlock Holmes presentation and discussion on Sunday 2nd February at 2.00 p.m. at Palazzo de Piro, Mdina.

Documentary – Exhibition by Ray Pitre

    Documentary is a collection of ten three dimensional works in thick water colour paper cut outs. Originally conceived in the mid sixties, this was one of many projects which have been abandoned for a lapse of over four decades

Art Exhibition and Christmas Crib by Mariorick Mifsud

Like most artists, Mariorick Mifsud feels a need to communicate pictorially rather than with words. Although he tries to push the limits of realism in a black and white medium, his primary goal is more than imitating reality. He uses the technical skills he has developed to tell a story or evoke an emotion.

Christmas Carols at The Palazzo

  Every Sunday in December between 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Malta Artisan Fair

The Malta Artisans Fair, often described as Malta’s authentic local market, comes to Palazzo de Piro this Saturday 2nd November & Sunday 3rd November 

Thor: Myth or Science ? - Film presentation and discussion

Euro Media Forum, Palazzo de Piro present a Thor Film Presentation and discussion at Palazzo de Piro, Mdina on Sunday October 27th at 2.30 p.m. This event coincides with the special screening of Thor: The Dark World at Eden Cinemas on Wednesday 30th October.

Live Jazz Wednesdays at Palazzo de Piro – October 2013

Due to popular demand, Palazzo de Piro's acclaimed Live Jazz Wednesdays will carry on in October featuring renowned jazz players Charles ‘City’ Gatt, Adrian ‘ir-Russu’ Brincat, Dominic Galea, Doreen Galea, Mario Galea, Nadine Axisa and Harry Eddleston amongst others.

Grand Prix Mdina – Exhibition by David Pisani

8th October 2013 till end November 2013 - Photographic Exhbition by David Pisani in the exhibition rooms of the Palazzo

It’s all about the Beauty! Exhibition by James Bianchi

7th October 2013 – 3rd November 2013 - Photographic Exhbition, coinciding with the start of the 2013 Mdina Grand Prix

Filmed in Malta - Troy Film Presentation and Discussion

Euro Media Forum and Palazzo Depiro present Filmed in Malta - Troy Film Presentation and discussion at Palazzo Depiro, Mdina on Monday September 30th at 7 p.m.

Jaws Returns : special presentation and discussion

  Speaker Peter Mann, along with moderator Justin Camilleri, will be exploring the legacy and impact of Steven Spielberg’s 1970s’ timeless thriller. From that classic tagline: Just when you thought it was safe to get back into the water, to that mysterious fin, Jaws devoured his way into movie history, not only sweeping away others that were ruling the box office...

Chillout Tuesdays

Close your eyes and embrace the chilled sounds of summer with our Chill Out Tuesdays sessions at Palazzo de Piro.

Sandro Zerafa, Charles City Gatt and Oliver Degabriele in Concert

This August 15th, Palazzo de Piro proudly presents Sandro Zerafa, Charles City Gatt and Oliver Degabriele in Concert - their last gig together before Sandro and Oliver head back up to the sun-bereft skies of northern Europe.

Flamenco – una Forma de Vivir!

  EVENT FULLY SOLD OUT.  Spanish Flamenco is a passionate and emotional dance – a dance characterized by clapping, stamping feet, a dance inspired by gypsies’ dances and which is highly associated with the Southern Spain. An event featuring flamenco dance - Flamenco – Una Forma de Vivir! will take place on Tuesday 30th July 2013 at 8:30pm at Palazzo de...

Concert by The Veipo Flute Choir and Vocal Ensemble

The “Veipo Flute Choir” originated from director Verio Sirignano’s passion for chamber music. The idea became reality in 2007 with the project  “L’Orchestra di flauti” which he developed in the  Conservatoire of Vibo Valentia, Italy, where he has been professor of flute for over 30 years. The flute choir was initially made up of present and former students of the...

Nadine Axisa and Band – Malta Fringe Jazz Festival

As part of the Malta Fringe Jazz Festival, Nadine Axisa and band will be playing at Palazzo de Piro on Wednesday 17th July which is the eve of the Malta Jazz Festival. The event will follow the opening of Sergio Muscat’s jazz photography exhibition on the same evening.

Fringe – Capturing the Malta Jazz Festival (Art Photography by Sergio Muscat)

 
Sergio Muscat is an award winning artist working mostly within the photographic medium. His work is instinctive, sensitive and contemplative, focusing on a reality that is continuously changing through the evolution of nature and the intervention of mankind.

Live Music with Alex Bezzina and Friends

 
Maltese born trumpet player and composer Alex Bezzina is inviting pianist Jonathan Spiteri, double bass player Eric Wedge and vocalist/percusionist Daniel Cauchi to join him for a 'reunion' concert  in the courtyard of the 17th century Palazzo on July 16th at 20:00.

A Hungarian Evening at Palazzo de Piro

  Event is Fully Booked.

Journalism and Politics in Film: Presentation and Discussion

  Euro Media Forum, in collaboration with Institute for Maltese Journalists, present ‘Journalism and politics in Films: Presentation and Discussion on All the President’s Men’s Timeless Legacy’ event at Palazzo Depiro on Monday July 1st at 7 p.m.

Celebrating Vivaldi

  Barocco Foundation is organizing a concert to celebrate the magnificent musical works of the Italian Baroque composer Antonio Vivaldi. The Kalypso String Quartet will be performing some of the exuberant and sparkling music of the celebrated composer on the 25 of June at 8pm at the splendid Palazzo de Piro in Mdina.  

Is there a strategy of emotion? – Lecture by Mme Anne St Dreux

  The Alliance Francaise de Malte in collaboration with Palazzo de Piro will be organizing a lecture on publicity by Mme Anne St Dreux entitled “Is there a strategy of emotion?”  

Father’s Day Lunch at Palazzo de Piro

  Celebrate Father's day in the stunning setting of the outdoor terrace at Palazzo de Piro, where, in addition to our standard a la carte menu, our Chef de Cuisine has crafted an optional set menu especially for the day!

Coastal Fragments

A Photographic Exhibition by Jean Pierre Gatt, curated by Joe P. Smith.

An Evening with Alfred Hitchcock special discussion – Back by Popular demand

Euro Media Forum, in collaboration with Palazzo Depiro, present ‘An Evening With Hitchcock’ event at Palazzo Depiro on Wednesday May 29th at 7 p.m. Alfred Hitchcock, known as the ‘Master of Suspense’, is deemed by many as the most renowned English film director of the 20th century. In a career spanning six decades, Hitchcock has directed more than fifty feature...

The Orlando Singers, United Kingdom Perform at Palazzo de Piro

  Established nearly 20 years ago, The Orlando Singers enjoy a well-deserved reputation for the excellence of its singing which stretches from Westminster Abbey to the Kasbah Museum in Tangiers.
In addition to giving classical concerts across the south west of England in cathedrals, churches and concert halls, the choir has broadcast twice on BBC Radio 2 and appeared in 2...

Mother's Day Lunch

We get to celebrate Mother's dedication, work and affection only once a year - and we can help you make sure the occassion is truly special.  This Mother's Day, our award-winning kitchen team presents a specially-crafted set menu or you may indulge in our regular a la carte menu and sumptuous cakes.

Exposition - French Touch - Au Palazzo de Piro

Born in 1964, Véronique Volle spent an idyllic childhood close to nature amidst the regions of the Loire, the Rhône and L’Ain. With crayons at hand she often wandered through the countryside imbibing the colours of different seasons as they came along. After meeting L’Bohème, a painter from Luberon, who introduced her to oil painting and became her mentor, she...

Medieval Mdina Celebrations 2014 at Palazzo de Piro

  In conjunction with the Medieval Mdina celebrations this April, our award winning kitchen team has crafted a special menu just for the occasion.  While you're enjoying this year's festival, crown your weekend by visiting Palazzo de Piro Roof Terrace or Upstairs Dining Rooms  

Libertango!

One of Malta’s foremost classical guitarist Evan Plumpton and flautist Fiorella Camilleri are presenting a programme of exciting rhythms and sensual Latin inspired music. The exciting flute and guitar performance in the Sala Grande of Palazzo de Piro will highlight the fabulous works of the Argentinean tango composer Astor Piazzolla.

Jazz Night at The Silent City

FULLY SOLD OUT.

Music World Entertainment, in collaboration with Infinitely Xara will be hosting a Jazz Night at the Silent City on Saturday 20th April at the magnificent Palazzo de Piro in Mdina.

Eucharistic Treasures of Malta

  To celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the 24th International Eucharistic Congress held in Malta, the Cathedral Chapter will be hosting a unique exhibition of articles associated with the administration and veneration of the Holy Eucharist at Palazzo de Piro

Commedia dell’ arte at the Medieval Mdina Festival 2013

What happens when a maidservant falls in love with her master? Surely nothing much, particularly in the class-dominated eighteenth century. But Giovanni Battista Pergolesi finds that the subject matter can be charming and above all funnily entertaining.
La Serva Padrona, a comic opera recounts how Umberto, the impatient master realises that he is falling head over heels for Serpina, his...

Medieval Puppet Show and Crafts Workshop for Children

This event is fully booked, but do check out our other activities for Medieval Mdina 2013

Camouflage, Revolution, and Desire

Camouflage, Revolution, and Desire with the subtitle ‘drawing from movies’, is a book art project by two visual artists Ruth Bianco (Malta) and Richard Davies (UK), exploring ‘collage upon collage upon collage’ through self-publication.

A Quintet of Flutes

Maltese and British Flautists join forces to form a unique quintet of flutes. Lead by the international and distinguished flautist Andrea Kuypers and Maltese foremost flautist Silvio Zammit, the Quintet of flutes will be giving a sparkling performance at Palazzo de Piro, Mdina on Tuesday, 2 April 2013 at 8pm.

Mozart’s Requiem at Mdina Cathedral followed by a Reception at Palazzo de Piro

Malta Art Events in collaboration with The Metropolitan Chapter and Infinitely Xara and under the patronage of the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Malta present Mozart's Requiem in the impressive Mdina Cathedral on Wednesday 13th March, followed by a reception will be held after at Palazzo de Piro in Mdina with an ensemble playing more of Mozart’s music.

7 Lady Artists

To honour International Women’s Day on the 8th March, The Cathedral Chapter will be launching an all-female art exhibition at The Cathedral Museum in Palazzo de Piro.  Entitled ‘7 Lady Artists’ this collection of paintings, sculptures and ceramics by Victoria Agius, Ruth Bianco, Jeni Caruana, Zell Osborne, Elsa Romei, Dorissa Vella and Maris Zammit, will be open to the public...

A Masked Carnival Ball

  Masks will be mandatory, guests will be incognito, and intrigue will be inevitable when Palazzo de Piro hosts a Masked Carnival Ball. A thrilling and extravagant Carnival atmosphere will be guaranteed :  a string quartet will perform classical dance music such as waltzes and polkas, as well as baroque music by Vivaldi and other surprises!  

An Early Christmas Breakfast

Treat yourself to a Lavish Grand Buffet at Palazzo de Piro after the Christmas Eve High Mass at the Mdina Cathedral Church.
Mulled Wine, Juices, a large selection of Charcuteries, Smoked Fish, Seasonal Fruits, Cheeses, Omelettes, Pastries and much more will be available for all.

An Evening with Simon Schembri

 Simon Schembri, internationally acclaimed Maltese musician now based in France, returns to Malta for a unique solo recital of classical guitar followed by a cocktail reception at Palazzo de Piro on Saturday 8th December at 8pm.

A Christmas Concert at the Palazzo

  A concert welcomes the festive and much-beloved season of Christmas at Palazzo de Piro Cultural Centre for a first Christmas Concert at the magnificent Palazzo. The Christmas Concert will feature a wonderful trio: Marita Bezzina (soprano), Gilmour Peplow (cello) and Anne Marie Camilleri Podesta` (harp).

Landscapes of Malta Revisited in Contrasting Styles

Palazzo de Piro will be presenting a selection of paintings by Anna Nightingale, Andrew Micallef, Antoine P.Camilleri and Svetlana Dragojevic. Part of a collection SO Galerie has put together over the years, these works all depict in their own fashion, the Mediterranean landscape of our islands.

Celebrating Mozart

On Wednesday 14th November 2012 at 8pm, Animae String Quartet will be celebrating one of the greatest composers in the world, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, for a fantastic recital at Palazzo de Piro Cultural Centre in Mdina.

Argentine Tango FIESTA DE QUINCE

Looking for a beautiful and different evening out? Join us for a gorgeous evening of tango at the Fiesta de Quince on Saturday 27th October 2012, a fabulous and elegant celebration of Argentine Tango.

A dinner & a concert with Mark Rapa and Arda Baykurt

  Maltese guitarist Mark Rapa and Turkish percussionist Arda Baykurt bring their own unique attributes to this duo, creating expressive melodies and intricate, captivating rhythms. Their performance will consist of an almost equal mixture of original songs and cover versions from varying genres.

Book Launch - Sekonda Qabel Tqum

Claudia Gauci's first collection of poems, Sekonda Qabel Tqum is a bilingual (Maltese and English) set of poems which will be launched on 17th October 2012. The book can be purchased both at the event and after in the main bookshops.

A Few Seconds of Light

Following the success of the fine art photography exhibition 'A Few Seconds of Light' by Maltese photographer Alex Attard, Palazzo de Piro is inviting the artist to present a selection of the acclaimed collection in its premises. The collection of limited edition, fine art prints forms part of an ongoing project inspired by, and in recognition of, architects, architecture and the...

El Camino del Flamenco!

Santiago Castrogiovanni ,  Spanish Flamenco guitarist and three brilliant dancers of Alegria Dance Company (namely Ingrid Sciberras, AnaMaria Espinosa and Estelle Sant) will perform and dance to flamenco music – a journey of passion, joy and stamping feet synonymous to the southern part of Spain!The performance will take the audience across the exiting world of this Gypsy dance as they...

Jazz Under the Stars featuring Alex Bezzina (trumpet), Joe Debono (piano) and Lawrie Simpson (double bass)

Acclaimed Maltese trumpet player and composer Alex Bezzina is inviting pianist Joe Debono and double bass player Lawrie Simpson to join him on a jazz session in the courtyard of the 17th century Palazzo.

"THE ART & HISTORY OF COUNTING PRAYERS" - An Anecdotal Inquisition

Marquis Nicholas de Piro delivers, from an insider's point of view, a wealth of anecdotal and detailed historical information surrounding the long and fabulous tradition of counting prayers and rosaries on these Maltese islands.

Hamam, an eclectic mix of Turkish music

  Andrew Alamango (oud) and Michael Galea (percussion) and versatile singer Maria Pia Meli, three Maltese musicians from the band Hamam, will perform an eclectic mix of Turkish music with a mediterranean flavour on Monday 23rd July 2012 at 8pm.  

Pjazza - Celebrating Malta's Urban Squares

The Maltese pjazza; this is where distant traders sold their goods, where laws where 'cried' out and where troops rallied for the defence of the island. It's heritage is inextricably linked to open markets and military processions, to protest gathering and public executions, as well as to fireworks and regal pageantry. It can be said that the history of the...

The Beckett Project – Four Short Plays

The Malta Arts Festival 2012, organised by the Malta Council for Culture and the Arts, has an extensive programme of excellent artistic events including music, theatre, dance and a visual arts exhibition. This year again, top performers of international repute are invited to present events of the highest quality.
 
On Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th July 2012, Palazzo de...

Bernstein and More

Dedicated to the brilliant music of the American composer Leonard Bernstein, this concert will be celebrating the 55th year since the composition of his most famous musical “The West Side Story”.  The concert which will be accompanied by a dinner will be held in the Palazzo’s delightful open-air courtyard which overlooks the bastions of Mdina and is set to be...

Exquisite Limited Edition Prints by Anna Runefelt

Exploring human form and distinctive environments with verve and curiosity, Swedish photographer Anna Runefelt has just relocated to Malta after six years living in London. After an assignment introduced her to these shores, Anna decided to upend her busy life in the UK in favour of the small island’s inspiring aesthetic qualities. The collection is the result of a spontaneous...

Jazz Under The Stars

  Trumpet player Effie Azzopardi along with Ryan Portelli on drums and Yuri Charyguine on electric accordion and bass guitar, will gather on Friday 22nd June 2012 at 8pm for an informal open air gig which will take place in the picturesque courtyard of the 17th century Palazzo de Piro. .

Trania - CD Launch

On Wednesday 6th of June at 8pm, contemporary Maltese ethnic music group Trania will play a selection of their music from the album along with other original tunes ‘live’ in the courtyard, marking the launch of their debut CD.

The Greatest Female Jazz Singers Of The Century

  In May, Palazzo de Piro Cultural Centre in Mdina will be paying tribute to mothers and women around the world. The Palazzo, already a landmark in its own right, is inviting established Maltese singer Nadine Axisa to launch a series of open air concerts performed in the picturesque courtyard.

Flower Arrangement Demonstration

  Throughout history people have used flowers to express their feelings of love and friendship, enhance their surroundings, and engage in various rituals. Maltese Master Florist Ms Therese Sullivan, Honoree Member of the Malta Floral Club, has more than 40 year experience in Flower Arrangements. Her beautiful and innovative designs have won her a solid reputation within the Maltese society.

Mother's Day Luncheon at Palazzo de Piro

 
We truly believe mothers' special day shouldn't be celebrated just once a year - all the more the reason to not resort to the usual last second "I Love You" card, perfume and flowers. Palazzo de Piro can help you plan ahead with a gift she’ll really love - Infinitely Xara's  Mother’s Day Celebratory Lunch where we're making sure...

Romancing Beethoven

“Romancing Beethoven” features chamber music in Beethoven’s uniquely romantic style. The Cordia String Quartet will be performing “Romance in F major Op.50”, “Romance in G major Op.40”, ”12 German Dances Op. 8” and “Quartet in C minor Op.18”.  The selected repertoire showcases some of Beethoven’s light and sparkling music evoking a romantic and effervescent atmosphere.

Gregorian Chant Concert

  For one exceptional night, the Cathedral Museum makes available an original Gregorian Chant book from its unique collection. The Cappella Gregoriana Jubilate Deo, directed by renowned Maltese conductor Christopher Muscat, will perform live plainchant bringing new life to the centuries-old manuscript. Immerse yourself in the tradition of Western plainchant which originated back in the 10th Century and let you treat with...

History and Techniques of Sword Fighting

  As part of the Medieval Mdina Festival, Show of Arms will be performing live sword battles around the city of Mdina on April 14 and 15, 2012. On Saturday, April 14, Sword fighting expert, Maestro Daniel Sammut will be holding an introduction talk about the history and the techniques of sword fighting in Malta at Palazzo de Piro.

Happy Guests make Good Ambassadors

This seminar about Customer Care and improving your Communication Skills will increase your self-confidence and give you new skills and tools to enhance your guest experience.
Featured Speaker: Miriam Ciantar, Image Consultant.
Facilitator: David Bullock, National Director of Malta BNI and International Speaker.