And now for my next trick… Photographer Jacob Sammut and I have been working on this project for almost a year now. Our ideas have evolved over time, and so has the city we’re focusing on – Birgu.

Birgu, or Cittá Vittoriosa is one of the oldest city on the Island, and it played an important role in the Siege of Malta in 1565. 2,633 people inhabit the 0.5 km2 city located on the south side of the Grand Harbour. Birgu was once a main city and has a long history of military and maritime activities. *source


The aim of this project is to preserve a vision and feel of how Birgu is right now, with sets of street photography and a poem to encompass this feeling. Have a look at more information here and get the chance to obtain perks in our indiegogo campaign!

The exhibition will be launched on Monday 20th July in the foyer at Auberge de France in Hilda Tabone Street Birgu and may be viewed thereafter during the Birgu local council’s opening hours until the 3rd of August 2015. The local council’s opening hours are from Monday to Friday from 8am – 12:30pm, 1:15pm-4:45pm and Saturday from 8am-12pm. (Telephone numbers 21662166 / 21807008 / 79662166)



Sometimes despite the chaos
There is a silence in you
That begs attention
A ghost ship, sailing in place
Majestic, distinguished
Holder of history
– Vittoriosa

(Miriam C)

The exhibition is being brought to you in collaboration with the Birgu Local Council and Ede Books.

Read some of my poetry here and here

My book Pomegranate Heart <3

I have a confession to make first – I’m not usually a huge fan of panto. Last year I decided to give Summer Panto a go – some friends were over on holiday and despite suspecting that they might not understand all the jokes (local politics, comments in Maltese) we decided to start our night there. We didn’t regret it, there was much laughter and even some gasping!

This year is no different – with a strong cast of actors who aren’t afraid to dare, bare and make fun of everything and themselves, Jack and His Beanstalk offers a night of laughter and pearl-clutching moments.

In my books the winning formula is the easy mix of toilet humour, politics and current affairs, in a way that it didn’t feel like too much of one and not the other. Despite the temptation for many local productions of the kind to rely on cheap tricks, this was not a recycling of puns and crass words that some of us are getting tired of. Instead, Antsinpants productions offers you an evening of fun and laughter that will leave you chuckling for days to come. There are some things that you can never un-see…!

Take yourself and your sense of humour out tonight – but watch out for that golden egg!

Tickets here.

Photo by Sergio Morana

Photo by Sergio Morana

Today I decided to post a little treat for my blog followers. I’ve recently started a facebook group for my poetry / writing persona as ‘Miriam C‘ and I have been posting news and more poetry there, as well as other things that I find interesting and inspiring.
So just for today, put that wooden spoon down and try not to over-cook your food while you read these short poems. Or else, save the page for a little treat during lunch. It is a much better thing to do than watching tv while you eat 🙂 Smile, breath deeply, slow down and read…11140763_10152681783206371_6420192540236091732_o11001558_10152810185888655_1544599211799112539_o WP_20140602_001 (1) (1) IMG_20150610_231837

If you like what you see (or don’t) please leave me a comment, pin, share, send love. Click here if you want TO HOLD THEM IN YOUR HAND<3