This community project, being organised by Gozo Performance Group is based on the PAX outside St Francis Basilica, Assisi, Italy, whereby pilgrims offer peace prayers using Gozo stones as ‘prayers’. ‘Peace’, shall be the theme for installations, performance and an exhibition which will be part of this project.

This project spans 26 days; from the 27th August 2018 until 28th September 2018.

The installation and setting up of installation itself shall be accompanied by peace songs and facilitated by recruits to engage audience participation showing how to add to the P A X, with a ‘purified’ stone washing of Gozo Fennel water.

Events shall take place on the following dates:

  1. Installation–end of August in front of San Lawrenz parish church

Taking a day of ritualistic placement of stones that remain in situ for approximately five days. There is a mound of stones for the general public and tourists to the area, to contribute to the peace prayer.

  1. A larger Installation and Public Performance—17th September; Marsalforn (below Triq Santa Marija around the corner from Gabbiano’s Restaurant).
  2. Gozo Stones of Peace—Exhibition opening 7th September until 28th September (Sentinella Hall, Cittadella) showing development of Project, photos, journals, costume development. Art work by collaborating Gozo Artists.

 This project aims to give the community voice and direction, for expression through personal prayers for peace. This intends to leave a lasting memory of the Island of Gozo imprinted in tourists experience of Gozo as an Island of Peace.

For more information please contact Helene G Markstein: helenemarkstein@gmail.com.

This project is endorsed by the Valletta 2018 Foundation.