Events
5 exciting events to look out for this January in Malta
The best sights, sounds and experiences this month.

Kristina Cassar Dowling

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After a December that was jam-packed with great events, there really is no reason to slow down this month! We kick off the year in style with a bundle of top events to keep you occupied after the festive period. 2019 is looking to be a super eventful year on the islands, so stick with us, and we'll always ensure your weekends are occupied and your mood is never tampered with. Here are a few events to enjoy during the coming month of January.

Winter Serenades

11th January, 19:30 - 22:00; The Grand Ballroom, Phoenicia Hotel

Head to the Phoenicia, just outside Valletta’s City Gate, for a super event that will keep your musical cup fulfilled. This lover’s calling is set in the classical era, where a suitor would serenade a love interest in their honour. Get ready for an evening of sensory wonder with the instrumental ensembles set up for Winter Serenades organised by the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Valletta Baroque Festival

11th - 26th January; various locations

The Valletta Baroque Festival will primarily be taking place in the capital city of Valletta, within historic points such as the Manoel Theatre, St John’s co-Cathedral, the Pro-Cathedral and other gorgeously baroque buildings. And with additional shows taking place in Mdina, Rabat, the Three Cities, Ghaxaq and Zurrieq, an island-wide celebration of baroque wonder awaits Malta’s culture vultures.  

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Antiporta: A Fading Negotiation

19th December - 3rd February; Spazju Kreattiv, St James Cavalier

Antiporta is an architectural display that is currently up for public viewing in St James’ Spazju Kreattiv, and will continue to be open throughout the month. The antiporta is a traditional Maltese feature that provides both accessibility and privacy - old Maltese townhouses are generally equipped with these beautiful doors that deserve a good looking at during this unique exhibition.

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Comedy Knights: Let’s Talk about Six

26th December - 13th January; Teatru Salesjan, Sliema

Comedy Knights, well, if you’re interested in a good laugh, a couple of cheeky giggles and a few ‘did they just say that’ moments - this is probably the event for you. The Lords and Ladies of comedy have returned to give Teatru Salesjan a good shaking, and this weekend is your last chance to see the show. With Jo Caruana, Pia Zammit, Colin Fitz and Steve Hili on the cast list, you’re sure to have a great time.

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Vanishing Valletta

21st December - 27th January; Castille Palace, Valletta

This is where photographer David Pisani is presenting a magnificent project: Vanishing Valletta, a collection of 192 images that have made their way to the Biennale of Photography in Paris. This photography exhibition combines a personal journey, embarked upon in 1982, through the streets of Valletta. View our marvellous capital through the eyes of a photographer extraordinaire.

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These are but a handful of the events that will fill the cold month of January with an artistic renaissance. Check back here every Monday for our top events of the week, every week!

8th January 2019


Kristina Cassar Dowling
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Kristina Cassar Dowling
A local writer in love with the Maltese islands, Kristina is a hunter for all things cultural both in Malta and outside its shores. A curious foodie, music fanatic, art lover and keen traveller with an open mind and a passion for writing.

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