Sunday, 20th May 2018

Activities 2012

13th January: German Film Evening: “Fassbinder’s Classics” – “Fontane Effi Briest”
27th January: Music Appreciation Evening led by Lawrence Grech on “Robert Schumann: the Piano Quintet and other works”
31st January: Annual General Meeting

17th February: German Film Evening: “Fassbinder’s Classics” – “The Marriage of Maria Braun”
24th February: Music Appreciation Evening led by Aldo Fenech on “Franz Schubert: The Ninth Symphony”

7th March: Illustrated Lecture by Dr Francis Jarman, Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Intercultural Communication at the University of Hildesheim: “Setting out for Ithaca: Travel in the ancient world – The different concepts of Travel”
9th March: German Film Evening: “Fassbinder’s Classics” -“Veronika Voss”
23rd March: Music Appreciation Evening led by Martin Spiteri: “Hans Rott: Symphony No.1”

4th April: Rote Rosen für Hilde und Rilke – Special Evening with songs by Hildegard Knef and poems by Rainer Maria Rilke
Performed by the duet Holger Becker and Oliver Schöndube
13th April: German Film Evening: “Fassbinder’s Classics” – “Lola”
26th April: Talk “Modern Tendencies in Autobiographical Writing” by Apl. Prof. Dr. Carola Hilmes from the Goethe Universität of Frankfurt.  Organised in collaboration with the Department of German – University of Malta
27th April: Music Appreciation Evening led by Aldo Fenech on “Franz Schubert: The Ninth Symphony” (Repeat)

11th May: German Film Evening: “Fassbinder’s Classics” – “Satansbraten”
25th May: Music Appreciation Evening led by Martin Spiteri: “Gustav Mahler: Sixth Symphony”

14th June: Concert by the Zwickau Youth Brass Band at the Great Siege Square, Valletta

19th September: Opening of an Exhibition with works by Gozitan artist Anthony Caruana
An exhibition of oil on canvas consists of landscapes of Gozo and is entitled “The Calm before the Storm”
29th September: Notte Bianca Event

10th October: Lecture “Mother Tongue, Father Land” by Dr. Arndt Kremer, Lecturer at the Department of German at the University of Malta
18th – 19th – 20th October: Dance Performance “Open Waters” Choreographer: Irina Pauls at St. George’s Square, Valletta.
18th October: 50th Anniversary Reception
19th October: Ecumenical Service with the participation of the Catholic Sankt Barbara Gemeinde and the Evangelic Andreas Gemeinde
24th October: Illustrated Lecture “The Adventures, pranks & tribulations of a young German Prince in Malta (1598 – 1599)”by Dr. Albert Friggieri, Honorary President of the German-Maltese Circle
27th October: 50th Anniversary Concert by the Kölner Mandolinorchester “Harmonie” directed by Sergei Kurdiaschow at the Sir Temi Zammit Theatre, University of Malta, Tal-Qroqq

2nd November: Music Appreciation Evening led by Michael Spiteri: “Alexander von Zemlinsky 1871 – 1942”
14th November: Literary Evening: Austrian actor Martin Waltz read excerpts from books by author Arthur Schnitzler.  In collaboration with the German and the Austrian Embassies
19th November: Book Launch: Glossarju Malti – Germaniz / Germaniz – Malti
Co-authored by Alfred Scalpello, Tony Aquilina and Ritienne Stanyer
21st – 25th November: Fourth German Film Festival – at St James Cavalier, Valletta and Messina Palace, Valletta – Download Programme

7th December: Music Appreciation Evening led by Aldo Fenech: “George Friedrich Handel – Israel in Eygpt”
14th – 18th December: Christmas Market Stall

Contact Us

Messina Palace, 141 Triq San Kristofru,
Valletta VLT1465, Malta
(+356) 2124 6967

Membership

Permanent and temporary residents in Malta of German or Maltese nationality, not below the age of 18 years of age are eligible for membership to the German-Maltese Circle. Bona fide students between the ages of 14 and 18 are accepted as Junior Members.

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Activities

Dance Performance "Open Waters"

The German-Maltese Circle organises various activities such as exhibitions, film shows, cultural tours, forums, lectures, seminars, concerts, choral performances by visiting German choirs, chanson evenings, social and sports events and in fact, anything which helps to make especially the Maltese public more conscious of German culture and the German way of life.

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Library

Section of the Dorothea von Wendland Library

The Library at the German-Maltese Circle is named after Dorothea von Wendland, the wife of a former German Ambassador, who in the early 1970’s was instrumental in the setting up of a lending and reference library in the former premises of the Circle in Floriana.

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Restaurant & Coffee Shop

Image of Coffee and Croissant

Entering through the elegant entrance hall of Messina Palace and situated in a converted arched inner yard is the Circle’s Restaurant & Coffee Shop where patrons gather in informal and cosy surroundings for a coffee break, a lunch or just a quick snack.

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