A warm welcome awaited all those who on the 14th and 21st of February visited Bir Mula Heritage. All those who joined us during these two dates could discover the origins, varieties and true flavours of delicious chocolate with friends old and new. All our guests had the possibility to be enticed by the quality of Gran Cru, cuvée and organic chocolate varieties. Moreover, they could also discover the origins, varieties and true flavours of all available chocolate.
On the 22nd of January, John Vella, curator of Bir Mula Heritage House delivered a presentation with the title ‘Thalassic Imaginaries’ at the Malta Maritime Museum in Vittoriosa. Mr Vella presented his research on toponyms with a maritime connection in Bormla (Cospicua), one of The Three Cities.
The photo below shows the concluding event of the 2015 Italia Film Festival. Two documentaries about the town of Vittoria, showed how this baroque Sicilian town of the 16th century featured in various films for the big screen and for TV as the internationally famous series ‘Il Commissario Montalbano’. The photo shows Dott. Mingardi Director of the Italia Film Festival for the last 12 years, while he was explaining to the attendees about the sites, actors and people behind the scenes of these documentaries, films and TV series. At the end, the participants were entertained with Sicilian nibbles and sweets from the Ragusan province.
The photo below was taken during the Sunday Matinee (held on the 14th December 2014) as part of the final day of the 11th edition of the Italia Film Festival in Malta. This year the festival featured four films from the collection ‘Il Commissario Montalbano’ (Detective Montalbano) who tries to solve crimes taking place in Sicily. The actor Peppino Mazzotta (who attended the festival) plays the role of Inspector Fazio in the films. The film that was shown at Birmula Heritage House was ‘Una Voce di Notte’ based on the novel by Andrea Camilleri (with actors Luca Zingaretti, Peppino Mazzotta and Cesare Bocci among others).
The photo shows part of the participants and Director Arturo Mingardi explaining about the series ‘Il Commissario Montalbano’, about the actors, about the novels of Andrea Camilleri and the locations of the film in the Ragusa province of southern Sicily. Mingardi explained that the producers and Camilleri, noticing the popularity of the Italian Film Festival in Malta (especially with the collaboration and support of Bir Mula Heritage and the Cottonera Resource Centre – University of Malta) have also shown interest to film one of the next films in locations in both Sicily and Malta.
On the 22nd of July 2013, Bir Mula Heritage hosted its second paranormal evening. The following is a message from Ramon Miles, the famous British ghost hunter:
“I would like to thank everyone who turned up for the event and their participation throughout the evening. It was a pleasure to meet you all and I look forward very much to meeting you all again at another ghost hunt.
There was so much activity it is hard to know were to start. The most interesting activity for me was when a male spirit took fancy to Iris and let his presence be known by various methods. There were hot and clod spots, guests were being touched on there shoulders, arms, neck and legs. Different smells, shadows, orbs … the list goes on.
Many thanks to John Vella for his very useful input into the background of the museum, which in some cases confirmed what some of us were feeling, sensing and seeing. Thanks also to the organisation of the event via Charlie and of course the lovely Daniela who brought along John for security who as we know had a very interesting experience himself and of course young Joseph who was also experiencing activity.
But most of all thank you to the guests who came along.
Happy Ghost Hunting,
The photo above shows a moment from the event.