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Maltese Christmas Fairs in Waterlooville on Saturday 26th November and in East London on Saturday 3rd December
November 2018
Dear Members/Friends,
First of all I want to thank all those who attended the Malta Day-UK celebrations in September last. - A great day and it really made you proud to be Maltese!  Heartfelt thanks to the organising committee and the many helpers who volunteered and dedicated their free time to make this day a success.  Sincere thanks to all those who dressed up in Maltese Costumes and flag bearers who added the colours and Maltese authenticity to this event.  Gratitude to all our sponsors and all those who bought tickets for the Grand Draw, without which, these proceedings would not have been funded. Our compliments to Gaulitanus Choir from Gozo who came especially for this occasion and to the St Sebastian Wokingham Brass Band whose excellent performance lifted the profile of the Day and of course to our Malta High Commissioner  H E Mr Joseph Cole under whose auspices these festivities were conducted.
Christmas Fairs: This year we are once again holding two Christmas Fairs one in Waterlooville and another one in our usual place at the Scouts Centre in Stepney Way East London. This should give you the opportunity to stock up with some of your favourite traditional Maltese products for the festive season. The Fair in Waterlooville will be held on Saturday 24th November starting 12.00pm and the Fair at the Scouts Centre will be held a week later on Saturday 1st December also starting 12.00pm. Both fairs are run as an open day affair and you don’t need tickets to enter. Besides stocking up with Maltese products one can also enjoy some Maltese food and a festive drink while socialising with other Maltese people. In both cases Father Christmas will be visiting and should be fun for all the children and adults alike. - For the exact location please see maps>>.

Star of Strait Street: She was a dancer – he was a flier… Starring Polly March and Larissa Bonaci with Geoff Thomas - Written and directed by Philip Glassborow:  Andre Delicata, Times of Malta:  “Definitely one to watch. A highly enjoyable show which traces the human elements of Malta’s wartime past, while showcasing quality talent and a story which is both intriguing and endearing.”

Performances and Bookings:   www.starofstraitstreet.com
Newham, East London – Friday 9 and Saturday 10 November at 7.15pm.
Box Office 020 3475 4280  www.voilafestival.co.uk
Barnes, West London – Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 November at 8.00pm.
Box Office 020 8876 9885  www.osoarts.org.uk
Hampshire – Friday 16 November at 3.00pm and 7.30pm.  www.thenutshellwinchester.com
Learn Maltese: New courses just starting. - All those interested please contact Zoe Alison email: malteseyouthculturemovement@gmail.com or look on our website ‘Learn Maltese’, or on our facebook page.
Funding: The Maltese Culture Movement since its inception has been running as a non-profit organisation. While at one time our main funding came from membership fees and donations, these days most of our funding is generated through the selling of the Maltese products. The committee and the many dedicated helpers do this work on a voluntarily basis. So whenever one purchases any Maltese product through us, not only one enjoys a genuine product but also helps us to generate the required funds to promote and sustain our culture!
Maltese Product: To order look on this website under Maltese Products. Please follow the instructions in how to order.
Restructure and New Committee:  As part of the restructure next year, we would also be holding an Extraordinary General Meeting and everyone would be invited. All those who wish to join our committee or our ever-growing band of helpers and volunteers please get in touch with us by emailing us with your details so that we can put you on our short list.
We now urge you to come and celebrate with us these festivities together with your family and friends and join in the community spirit in a truly Maltese way!
I shall take this opportunity to wish you all a: