Valletta FC Champions 2016

For the 23rd time Valletta FC were crowned Champions 2016 and as every one knows, no one throws a street party as good as Valletta’s supporters! Malta’s capital city turns into a sea of red and white flags and quite a few ‘sailor’ costumes. This sailor custom refers to Valletta’s rivals Floriana.

Short videos of the event can be seen on my Valletta Champions 2016 Video page or directly on my YouTube channel.

You can also search #wediditagain on social media.

Hope you enjoy them!!

PORTRAITS – Keltika Live in Concert, Irish and Celtic Music

 *Photos from these two days of Irish music can be found on my FaceBook, Alan Falzon.

PORTRAITS – Keltika Live in Concert

 15th &16th March 2014

The Grand Ballroom – Phoenicia Hotel

 Now in its sixth year, Keltika, will be bringing you two evenings of LIVE Irish and Celtic music by our very own talented choir and orchestra under the Musical Direction of Michelle K. Paris.

The group is made up of passionate singers and musicians, both from Malta and beyond, who share a love for Celtic music and who love to come together to share their talents whilst fundraising for a good cause.

Proceeds from the Keltika annual concerts (which always take place around St. Patrick’s Day weekend) have supported a number of charitable institutions and projects over the past years. This year, we have chosen to support Inspire, “a non-profit organisation that leads the way in providing therapeutic, education and leisure services to persons with disabilities in Malta and Gozo”.

This year’s concert, Portraits, will feature all time favourites such as Black Velvet Band and Star of County Down, traditional folk tunes as well as songs by Enya and Celtic Woman. It will be an evening jam packed with great music and good cheer!

The concert will commence at 7.30pm with doors open at 6.45pm. Duration: approximately 2 hours with an intermission of 15/20 minutes. This is a free seating event.

Tickets cost €10.00 (the proceeds of this event will go to Inspire).

Tickets can be booked in advance by emailing Michelle K. Paris.

*Tickets available at the door subject to availability.

For more information please visit Keltika’s FaceBook Page.

Please also visit Inspire’s site.

We look forward to seeing you at the concert!

 

Michelle K Paris

Musical Director

Keltika, Malta

 

Photos from their previous concerts can be found on Keltika Choir and Orchestra.

Keltika Choir and Orchestra, Phoenicia Hotel

Keltika Choir and Orchestra LIVE, 15 and 16 March, Phoenicia Hotel

Keltika Choir and Orchestra LIVE, 15 and 16 March

Keltika Choir and Orchestra are back  this year, two evenings of great LIVE Irish and Celtic music. Both evening concerts will be held at the Grand Ballroom, Phoenicia Hotel in Floriana.

Tickets and more information can be found on their Keltika Choir and Orchestra FaceBook page or by emailing keltikamusic[at]gmail.com.

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Carnival 2014, 4 March

The last day of a wet Carnival. Rain stopped for a couple of hours but not enough time to convince many people to come down to Valletta on the last day of Carnival 2014. Most who made it came dressed in warm clothing but i manages to find a few interesting subjects to shoot. I will head to Floriana this evening for the last night. Last night of Carnival in Floriana was canceled due to heavy rain.

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Bendy Bus grave yard

This post entitled Bendy Bus grave yard came about after reading an article in The Times of Malta that said the Arriva owned bendy buses had been sold by Transport Malta and will soon head to Sudan. I was a happy man after reading this because this meant these hell on wheels will never be on our roads again. With a smile on my face i headed off to Horns Ditch in Floriana to shoot the Bendy Bus grave yard.

*Click here to view more photography about Arriva and the Maltese Bus.

 

Construction of the right side of City Gate, August 2013

Construction of the right side of City Gate (when viewed from Floriana side), August 2013.

These photographs of the Old Theatre and Freedom Square were taken when work just started on the new parliament as part of the Renzo Piano Project for the entrance to Valletta.

Architect Renzo Piano unveiled the  designs for the entrance to Valletta on Saturday 27th June 2009. This extensive project is expected to be completed by 2014. Piano’s plan include the new parliament that will be built  in Freedom Square, restoring City gate to its original design of 1633, re building the Old theatre for out door performances, re furbish Valletta bus terminus, a new lift from City Gate down to Valletta ditch that will be turned into public gardens and other over all restorations. Continue reading

Mintoff State Funeral, Valletta 25 August 2012

The state funeral for Mintoff was held this morning. The funeral cortege left the President’s Palace and proceeded to St.John’s Co Cathedral for a mass attended by family, Maltese politicians and friends. The celebrants were  the Archbishop Paul Cremona, Bishop Mario Grech as well as Archbishop Joseph Mercieca. After Mass the cortege passed from Merchants street on its way to the War Memorial in Floriana. From here the state funeral ended and continued privately.

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Valletta FC Champions Celebration 2012 – 11 May

Valletta FC supporters are well known for their celebrations after winning a trophy or a league and this year was no exception. Valletta was packed with supporters of all ages, dressed in white and red waving flags, dancing and singing along. Some wore costumes of sailors, an old tradition in reference to their disliking of Floriana.

These are a few photos from the 11th May. For the whole collection please go to Valletta FC Champions. Continue reading