Valletta
5 things to do in Valletta this May
World renowned art, musical shows, vintage cars, and environmental consciousness... it's all happening this month in Valletta!

Lisa Borain
Picasso & Miro' Exhibition
Now - 30th June 
Art lovers are in for a treat with this remarkable collection of works by Pablo Picasso and Joan Miró at the Grand Master's Palace. The exhibition consists of a selection of 100 etchings from the Collection Suite Vollard and 40 paintings of Miró. What's more, it's set inside the magnificent Grand Master's Palace on the Palace Square - a site well worth seeing in its own right. Ticket information here.
Joan Miró.  Le Chant de l’oiseau à la rosée de la lune [The Bird's Song in the Dew of the Moon]. 1955. Oil on cardboard. 27 x 37cm. Private Collection on temporary loan. ©Successió Miró 2018.
Valletta Green Festival
4th-6th May 
Free to the public, the Valletta Green Festival will transform St George’s Square into a huge floral carpet composed of some 80,000 potted plants. The yearly programme of family-friendly activities aims to promote environmental consciousness on the Maltese Islands. The festival also offers visitors rare glimpses into some of the capital city’s little-known historical treasures, including the four-hundred-year-old gardens of the Archbishop’s Palace and the Convent of St Catherine.
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Vernacular
10th-27th May
This art exhibition by Karen Caruana taking place at Malta Society of Arts, Palazzo de la Salle illustrates a nostalgic walk through the current evidence of Malta's development. These surreal oil paintings characterise the desire to live in a better past and a direct sensitivity towards a questionable future - all the while, exploring emotional links between the self, architecture and nostalgia.
Traditional Struggles, Karen Caruana
Star of Strait Street
15th May, 7pm/9pm
Staged at the recently renovated Phoenicia Hotel (the daily view that greeted the story's heroine from her apartment in Floriana) this show promises to be a feast for theatre and music lovers, as well as Maltese history enthusiasts. Based on a true-life love story from World War II, this new musical by Philip Glassborow takes us back to the wild days of Valletta’s most famous street. The play stars Polly March, Larissa Bonaci and Geoff Thomas, and features wartime standards like I’ll Be Seeing You alongside original songs such as Welcome to Valletta.
Valletta Concours d'Elegance
20th May, 8-10am
Calling all classic car lovers! Set up in St George's Square, the Valletta Concours d'Elegance will host a selection of Malta's finest and international automobiles. The backdrop of Valletta's artistic design complements the fine engineering of these elegant cars. The concours will be judged by internationally renowned experts in the field.

Lisa Borain
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Lisa Borain
Lisa is a copywriter/editor with an adventurous interest and penchant for all things Malta.

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