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The Malta Jazz Festival has become a byword for high-calibre performances which delight jazz aficionados and lay persons alike. Running from Thursday 18 to Saturday 20 July in the open-air setting of Ta’ Liesse, contemporary music comes together with a sense of history for one of the main annual highlights in Malta’s cultural and artistic calendar.
For almost 25 years, the Malta Jazz Festival has been raising the bar for jazz in Malta, keeping its soul alive. Now in its 23rd edition, this year’s line-up promises to be no exception. On Thursday 18, Robert Glasper Experiment – fresh from his Grammy-award victory – will perform at Ta’ Liesse; Glasper’s music boldly stakes out new musical territory, drawing from jazz, hip hop, R&B, and rock, transcending any notion of genre. Also performing on the night is two-time Grammy award nominee Gerald Clayton with his Trio; Clayton’s dynamic sound has been praised by the Jazz Times and Los Angeles Times and he was recently voted first place for “Rising Star – Pianist” in Down Beat Magazine’s 2010 Critics Poll.

Jazz Night at The Silent City

Music World Entertainment, in collaboration with Infinitely Xara will be hosting a Jazz Night at the Silent City on Saturday 20th April at the magnificent Palazzo de Piro in Mdina.

A Gastronomic Experience with Cleland & Souchet

Relais & Châteaux in Collaboration with Cleland & Souchet will be organising A Gastronomic Experience at the de Mondion Restaurant on Friday 19th April 2013

Aperitif & Canapés


Pre-Dinner Drinks will be served in the Xara Palace Atrium at 20.00 hrs

Dinner will commence at 20.30 hrs


2010 Muller Thurgau Dolomiti IGT Selezione, Elena Walch
2011 Pinot Nero DOC, Cantina Terlan
2009 Lagrein DOC, Cantina Terlan
2010 Moscato della Torre Noto DOC, Vini Marabino

Price €70.00 per person
a deposit of 50% will be requested to confirm the reservation

For reservations:
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2011 Pinot Grigio DOC, Cantina Terlan

Fox News lists The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux with the 10 Top Castle Hotels in the World

The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux, was once again this year voted one of the world’s top 10 castle hotels by Fox News, underlining the leap that this Mediterranean hospitality icon has made as a must-visit destination. The hotel has been featured in the world’s leading style and glamour magazines such as Vogue and Vanity Fair, as well as attracting visits by celebrities such as Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Sharon Stone, Orlando Bloom, Jennifer Anniston, Bruce Willis, Simply Red's Mick Hucknall, Josef Calleja, Lucio Dalla, Rupert Everett, and a raft of VIP's, politicians, entrepreneurs, business leaders and other prominent figures.

Gastronomic Experience on Friday 15th March

The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux in collaboration with Farsons Beverage Imports will be holding a Gastronomic Experience at the de Mondion Restaurant on Friday 15th March. In attendance Mr Jerome Abeille, owner of Chateau Mont Redon.

Medieval Puppet Show and Crafts Workshop for Children

Transporting the Silent City and its visitors back in time, the Medieval Mdina Festival on 13th and 14th April 2013 celebrates our distinctive medieval past through re-enactments, pageantry, floral displays, street markets, jousting tournaments, displays of birds of prey, as well as medieval games including medieval football and human chess challenges for everyone. The festival also features an exquisite selection of traditional medieval food and drink and Mdina's various museums, historic palaces and churches will be open throughout the two days with discounted entrance fees to all attractions in Mdina.

7 Lady Artists

To honour International Women’s Day on the 8th March, The Cathedral Chapter will be launching an all-female art exhibition at The Cathedral Museum in Palazzo de Piro.  Entitled ‘7 Lady Artists’ this collection of paintings, sculptures and ceramics by Victoria Agius, Ruth Bianco, Jeni Caruana, Zell Osborne, Elsa Romei, Dorissa Vella and Maris Zammit, will be open to the public from 17th February up till the end of March.

5 days of Carnival

(Reproduced from Malta Guide)

Malta’s carnival is one of the most celebrated events of the year and a fantastic and popular attraction for visitors. 

Full of unique character and flair, Malta’s carnival is a feast of extremes with massive colourful floats, loud music and endless dancing.  The carnival tradition is centuries-old, dating back to the arrival of the Knights of St John in 1535, although there are studies which indicate that the first carnival celebration dates back even further, to the year 1470. But, even though its exact roots may not be known for certain, carnival has completely entrenched itself in Maltese tradition over the years.

A Masked Carnival Ball

Saturday 9th February 2013 at 8:00 pm
Location: The Sala Grande at Palazzo de Piro
Dress Code: Classical Carnival Costume and Mask

Masks will be mandatory, guests will be incognito, and intrigue will be inevitable when Palazzo de Piro hosts a Masked Carnival Ball!

Celebrating at The Xara Lodge

The Directors and Management of Infinitely Xara, held a party for destination management companies (DMC’s) and service-providers on Friday evening, to celebrate the extraordinary support provided to The Xara Lodge since its opening on 14th July this year. DMC’s help local and international clients to organise meetings, events, incentives and business functions, and The Xara Lodge is quickly becoming one of the venues of choice for this important segment.

Prince Edward hosted at The Xara Lodge

During his visit to Malta as a guest of the President’s Award held in Malta this November, His Royal Highness, Prince Edward Earl of Wessex attended a dinner party held at The Xara Lodge; the new multi-functional venue by Infinitely Xara set in one of the island’s most fertile and beautiful spots with the view of Mdina in the background.

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MDN 1050, Malta.
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