Sfilata taking over Valletta as part of V18 creative programme

A parade, Sfilata fil-Kapitali, will be the ubiquitous festivity in Valletta this Saturday as 3,000 animal puppets, 18 local band clubs, 360 dancers and hundreds of others will take over the capital's streets

As part of the Valletta 2018 programme 'Sfilata fil-Kapitali' will employ 3,000 animal puppets, 18 local band clubs, 360 dancers and hundreds of other participants this Saturday for a show that includes music, dance, storytelling events. The Sfilata is an initiative by Orfeo u Majnun, an interdisciplinary project consisting of workshops and collaborations for Valletta 2018 and co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the EU.

The show will start at 2pm and will run until late, culminating in a party event at Triton Square from 9.30pm onwards. The shows will include the participation of known personalities including those from Min Imissu, Klassi Ghalina and the Kinetic Dance Academy.

Over the past few months, workshops were held in several communities across Malta and Gozo for the creation of thousands of puppets of all sizes. These take the shape, mostly, of mythic animals and will be used as part of the animation in Valletta this evening.

The Sfilata fil-Kapitali is also sponsoring alternative means of transport as special rates for Nextbike and Tallinja Bikes will be applicable for commuters using these services to join the event.

Programme of Events

2-6pm: Animal Building Workshops (Pjazza San Ġorġ)

3-7.30pm: Raconteurs (Spazju Kreattiv, Upper Barrakka Gardens, Triton Square, Pjazza Teatru Rjal, Castille Square, Malta School of Art)

3-9pm: Various dance interventions in front of the Law Courts

5pm, 7pm and 9pm: Min Imissu and Klassi Għalina O&M Parody (Pjazza Teatru Rjal)

4.30pm to 5.30pm and 7pm to 8pm – Parade with band marches, animals, dances and performances around Valletta (starting from St Paul’s Street, Merchant Street and Old Bakery Street, making its way down Valletta and going back up through Republic Street, meeting at Pjazza Tritoni). The parade will be folllowed by band performances at Triton Square

7.30pm and 9.30pm: Valletta Love, Loss and Longing (Pjazza Tritoni)

10pm: Valletta Love Parade by Neo-X (Pjazza Tritoni)

The Orfeo & Majnun information booklet can be found here.

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