Pop-up Parks in Gzira

October 31, 2022

Gzira’s pilot team was hard at work during Summer 2022 preparing the first Pop-Up Parks, which were planned to take over a corner of Rue D’Argens on 12th, 19th and 26th November. These events were organised by the University of Malta and others partners, includind the Municipality of Gzira, as part of VARCITIES social and cultural activities in the maltese pilot. For three Saturdays in a row, planting workshops, arts, music, food, and science experiments were expected to be held in a beautiful makeshift garden!

The first Pop-Up Park was organised on 12th November. It was the Science Edition and featured feature hands-on experiments with Egyptian science communicator Moe Soli, as well as a demonstration by Earth systems association.

The second Pop-Up Park happened on 19th November. The Music Edition, offered a whole programme of entertainment with a walk around the city co-organised with the local association Walk and Talk and Birld Life Malta, workshops in Rue D’Argens and an evening of live music.

➡️ More information on the event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/846504626523500/

The third Pop-up Park, the Art Edition is planned on 5th November  and will include a special installation by light artists Late Interactive.

➡️ More information on the event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/517126186554046/

UPDATE: The event was post-poned several times due to bad weather conditions and is now planned for January 2023.

As part of VARCITIES’ values, we believe that every community deserves access to green space! The strong support and participation from the citizens in Gizra will demonstrate how much value and benefits green spaces can have on our health and well-being.

Learn more about Gzira’s pilot on their dedicated pilot page.