Valletta
Honouring the life of Malta's Carnival icon! Pawlu Curmi ‘Il-Pampalun’ exhibition opens tomorrow
The exhibition will run till the 3rd of March.

Emma Galea

Tomorrow, Thursday 1st February the exhibition ‘Pawlu Curmi ‘Il-Pampalun’: Il-Bniedem, Il-Leġġenda’ is set to open at Spazzju Kreattiv.

The exhibition honours the life of Pawlu Curmi, a man often dubbed as the father of Maltese Carnival who passed away in late 2023.

Born on the 12th December 1930 in Valletta, ‘Il-Pampalun’ was the 12th child out of 13. From a very young age, Pawlu showed an avid interest in carnival by helping out his father Giovanni with the making of carnival floats and grotesque masks.

From that point, his involvement in the carnival sphere continued and evolved as he began to touch upon elements relating to dance, choreography and so much more.

Even though he is mostly known for being involved in Maltese carnival, Pawlu Curmi was so much more than that.

This exhibition goes on to highlight how he was was a person with a variety of interests. He had character who not only left an impact on Malta’s carnival and Valletta’s communities, but he was also a man who left a colourful legacy behind him.

‘Pawlu Curmi ‘Il-Pampalun’: Il-Bniedem, Il-Leġġenda’ is curated by Mario Coleiro and will be open for visitors till the 3rd March.

Entrance is completely free.

31st January 2024


Emma Galea
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Emma Galea
Emma is a Gozitan writer who loves all things related to English literature and history. When not busy studying or writing you will either find her immersed in a fictional book or at the cinema trying to watch as many films as she possibly can!

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