11th Anniversary Celebratory Luncheon

Il-Ħaġar Museum wishes to invite you on Sunday 25 February 2024 at 12:30 for its Anniversary Luncheon at Ta’ Frenċ restaurant which concludes our weekend of celebratory events commemorating the 11th anniversary of the inauguration of the Museum and the 6th anniversary of Mro Joseph Vella’s passing.

Booking is now open until Friday 23 February.  Please make your reservations by contacting Il-Ħaġar Museum Front Desk or events@heartofgozo.org.mt or +356 79561540. 

Full details in the poster below. 

A Celebratory Weekend at Il-Ħaġar Museum

On 23rd February 2013 Il-Ħaġar – Heart of Gozo Museum was ceremoniously inaugurated as a Cultural Centre and a Community Space to spur intellectual inquiry in the region of Gozo.  In order to mark the 11th anniversary since its inception, a weekend of cultural and celebratory events has been prepared.  These events also commemorate the life and legacy of Joseph Vella on the 6th anniversary of his passing.

Anniversary Celebrations

Il-Ħaġar Museum and Cultural Centre is proud to announce the programme of events marking its eighth anniversary and celebrating Mro Joseph Vella’s life and legacy on the third anniversary of his demise.

Friday the 26th sees the opening of an exhibition highlighting connections between Joseph Vella and Oliver Friggieri, another genius who left us recently.


Saturday the 27th offers three events, beginning with the Third Joseph Vella Memorial Lecture by Rev. Professor Saviour Caruana, about St Augustine’s De Musica. This is followed by the opening of an exhibition of Sacred Art by Aaron Formosa. St George’s Basilica hosts a choral recital of works by Mro Vella, by the Laudate Pueri choir in the evening.

The Basilica again features on Sunday the 28th with Holy Mass in suffrage of Il‐Ħaġar’s benefactors with the partcipation of the same choir.

These events are being held with the support of the Culture Directorate within the Ministry for Gozo

Participation is, as always, free of charge. However, booking on events@heartofgozo.org.mt is essential in order to ensure maximum safety for all patrons.