02 Mar 2017
6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Malta Society of Arts, Palazzo de la Salle,

TURKISH CEMETERY – TALK BY CONRAD THAKE

Malta is not only special for its Baroque buildings. Emmanuele Luigi Galizia remains one of Malta’s most distinguished architects. As Superintendent of Public Works, he was responsible for the Turkish Cemetery in Marsa, the Addolorata and Ta’ Braxia Cemetery, as well as the Valletta Market and Victoria Gate, along with a number of other important monuments and works.

 

Victoria Gate: Victorian style, architect: E.L. Galizia

His style ranged from Neo-Classical, Neo-Gothic to Orientalist in inspiration. FAA has invited Prof Conrad Thake – author and expert in Maltese architectural history – to deliver an illustrated talk and guide walks around the Turkish Cemetery in Marsa which will open your eyes to the beauty of E.L. Galizia’s architectural gems which surround us. Galizia had also designed police stations, monuments, public fountains and much more, including the Moorish summer residences in Sliema’s Rudolph Street.

“Turkish Cemetery” – A Talk by Conrad Thake for Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar.

When: 2nd March 2017 at 7pm till 8pm. The public is requested to be seated by 6.45pm.

Where: Courtyard – Palazzo de La Salle, Malta Society of Arts, 219 Republic Street, Valletta

Booking details: Tickets can be booked directly here. Book early to avoid disappointment. As a follow-up to the talk, there will also be tours at 10am and 11am on the 4th March, meeting at the Turkish Cemetery in Marsa.

For more information, contact FAA at culture@faa.org.mt or call 20106428 during office hours.

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