The Notte Bianca programme of events has been published with this edition of the Sound-and-Light Show (Son et Lumière) being held on Saturday, 7th October.
The programme organisers are promising that this year’s edition will prove to be the best ever and will set the theme to prepare for next year when Valletta will become the Cultural Capital of Europe.
This 12th edition will bring together a number of performers for this great night of events in the capital city.
Three months before Valletta takes on its European role, Notte Bianca’s Artistic Director Sean Buhagiar said this year’s edition will serve as a springboard for the year to follow.
The Minister for Culture Owen Bonnici said the night of events is based on team work and the focus this year will be on new media and the creativity industry.
The organisers said that one of this year’s largest events will take place at the Lower Barrakka which will be transformed into an interactive theatre and will involve about 20 Maltese performers and the Spanish group ‘La Fura dels Baus’. Fort St Elmo will have a different set of events which will continue throughout the night.
Chairman of Fondazzjoni Valletta 2018 Jason Micallef said Notte Bianca is the Foundation’s largest investment not only in financial terms but in the dimension of leaving a cultural heritage for the years ahead. Valletta Mayor Alexiei Dingli said that over its 12-year history Notte Bianca has improved from year to year.
Parliamentary Secretary Deo Debattista said the public will be able to get a taste of the events that are planned for 2018 with emphasis on increased interactivity involving audiences, a trend that will be greatly prominent throughout next year.
Notte Bianca will be presented by the Directorate for Festivals within the Malta Arts Council with the support of Fondazzjoni Valletta 2018, the Valletta Local Council and private entities.
On the evening the public is being urged to use alternative means of transport and to enter the city via the lower part of Valletta.
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