Ġewwa Barra is a community arts project that encourages Valletta residents to engage with the ever-changing landscape of the city in creative and empowering ways. Informal encounters and workshops with diverse creative professionals invite residents to channel their knowledge into visions for the future of their neighbourhoods.

The theatrical performance Il-Ħasla is the culmination of the Ġewwa Barra project, an artistic process led by Victor Jacono for Valletta 2018, which encourages Valletta residents to express themselves in a creative way when it comes to the changes happening around them in the past years, and their dreams when it comes to a city they live and breathe as their own home.

What are Rose’s Charlie, Jonny the contractor, and a mysterious man doing, walking around the streets of the Diju Balli? Why has Rose decided to hang laundry during this unusual time of day? And Carmen – Rose’s cousin – why does she want to urgently meet the neighbours in her brother Dominic’s bar? The answers to this mystery lie in Il-Ħasla, a theatrical performance created and performed by the residents of Valletta, to share what it means to be a “Belti” with the audience.

Il-Ħasla will be taking place at the Upper Barrakka Gardens in Valletta on the 26th August 2018, 8pm. Entrance is free and seating is on a first come first served basis.