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November 2019

Blind Wine Tasting

28 November 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us for our inaugural blind wine tasting for the (not so) serious wine connoisseurs among us. This is a social activity where we will taste a number of wines and discover our preferences, without seeing a label! We will also be tested on our knowledge of the different wines. For more information please refer to the November newsletter.  

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December 2019

December MMM

11 December 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Our December monthly meeting is 'An Afternoon at The Residence'. One of our lovely members is opening her home for a special member’s only afternoon tea  to celebrate the Christmas season together. We will enjoy savoury and sweet finger bites, provided by The Thirsty Caterers, along with cakes specially made by three AIWM members. In addition, Birgitta is providing her own special German coffee and tea for this special occasion. Sipping on a mulled wine, we will be led by a…

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January 2020

January MMM 2020

21 January @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Please join us to welcome in 2020 at the first of our monthly meetings.  One of our members has kindly agreed to host this for us in Madliena. Punch, waters and finger food included. Catering by Ciliegia Catering, San Gwann. Guests are welcome. RSVP: No need to book in advance. We look forward to seeing you on the day

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Lecture : Casting Stones – Clerics and Working Girls in the Convent

23 January @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

When asked at her trial on 19 October 1701, what she did for a living, Catherina Mifsud responded “I am a public woman and that is how I battle through life”. The straightforward quality of her statement belies the overall consensus that early modern prostitutes were victims or disorderly women. Wage-dependent persons from all walks of life were socially perceived to be actively battling with life’s struggles. Religious sanctions were essential to sustain basic social norms. Prostitutes were wage-dependent persons…

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Walking Tour Victtoriosa (Birgu)

27 January @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

One of our members has kindly offered to host a walking tour of Vittoriosa (Birgu), so please put on your comfortable walking shoes and join us as she shows us around this beautiful city. We will start by walking through the three gates into Vittoriosa. We’ll cover the Collachio, which is the old part of Birgu, with its narrow, winding streets, going past the Old Armoury and the Bishop’s Palace. If the weather is good, we may walk along the…

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February 2020

Golden Harvest Bakery Tour

4 February @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

If you missed our last visit to the Golden Harvest Bakery or would like to visit again, this is your chance to take this popular and interesting tour! From a traditional family bakery in Floriana back in 1946, to the state-of- the-art facility the company currently operates from in San Gwann, Golden Harvest has always been at the forefront of the Maltese bread industry. Since its inception over 70 years ago, the company has always strived to achieve the best…

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February Monthly Meeting

12 February @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us in February at an evening get-together to celebrate our Association’s 51st Anniversary at The Thirsty Lawyer in Valletta. Cost includes a delicious array of canapés and a glass of wine /cocktail. Guests, partners and friends of members are all welcome.

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February Lecture : The Emancipation of Women in Malta WW11 – 1970s

18 February @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The ‘Emancipation’ of Maltese Women WWII to 1970’s – Liberation at last... or not?  Presented by Mr Simon Cusens. Mr Cusens’s thesis “The Role of Women in WWII – The case of Malta” revealed the huge contribution made by women at every strata of society and the military, which was largely omitted from record. This newly found liberation for women ended abruptly after the war and the next few decades saw a return to the old attitudes and expectations. Mr…

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March 2020

March Lecture : Museum or Mausoleum? The secularisation of sacred space and the loss of meaning

26 March @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

What happens to the inherent iconological meaning of artefacts, sculptures and paintings within sacred spaces, once removed from their original location? What happens to their ability to transmit their message, their view, to the observer? Is not the continuation of a religious and spiritual legacy a value in itself? To conserve an experience or, paradoxically, a “possibility of experience”, is not quite like merely conserving an oil or wall painting, or the architectural fabric of the space. There are other…

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October 2020

2020 Annual General Meeting

13 October @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Unfortunately, due to Covid19 the March AGM had to be cancelled.  We are now planning to hold the AGM on Tuesday 13 October at the Intercontinental Hotel, St Julian's. Full details will be provided in the October newsletter

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