Howard Gardens becomes a camp-site for Utopian Nights

Howard Gardens in Mdina will be transformed into a camp-site for Utopian Nights: Inside the Border between July 30, and August 5, 2018. This week–long event invites the public to engage with art in unique and creative ways while spending a night, or more, in their tents.
Utopian Nights: Inside the Border, which is part of the Valletta 2018 Cultural Programme, invites artists, thinkers, and the public to participate in discussions, storytelling, photography, poetry, music, to watch films screened on an open air 100% solar powered cinema, and to immerse themselves in original moving performances, among other unique activities.

All sessions will include an open debate with experts and an invitation for public feedback, followed by the opportunity to continue discussion during a social mixer event.
Inside the Border is the first of a series of events in the Utopian Nights series; a two-part series of public events which provides a platform for people to discuss important social issues related to exile and conflict, and to collectively re-imagine four contemporary themes: displacement, borders, encampment and the rise of global commons.

The catalyst of the series is the notion of Utopia, which is envisaged as a democratic space – a platform for discussion and a participatory project in which everyone can debate, challenge and be challenged equally.

This event is free of charge and open to everyone.

For more information and to access the full programme of events visit and follow the Utopian Nights event page on Facebook. Utopian Nights: Inside the Border is created by Elise Billiard and organised by the Valletta 2018 Foundation, Elise Billiard, Sarah Farrugia, Sarah Mallia and Andrea Pullicino, with the participation of Kinzénguélé, Alberto Favaro, Jeremy Mangion, Florinda Camilleri and Corps Citoyen

Utopian Nights image copyright: Alberto Favaro

Paula Fleri-Soler

Paula has a pedigree in TV and stage production (children's and family entertainment) and a passion for the arts. She's taken the reins on The Artists' Directory - Malta and the relevant content for the site.

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