[WATCH] V18 appoints new artistic director for Strait Street

V18 chairman Jason Micallef said the street's rich history and growing contemporary culture deserves a holistic regeneration

Martina Borg
27 April 2015, 1:00pm
Artistic Drector for the regeneration of Strait Street Giuseppe Schembri Bonaci and V18 Foundation chairman Jason Micallef •Photo: by Ray Attard
Artistic Drector for the regeneration of Strait Street Giuseppe Schembri Bonaci and V18 Foundation chairman Jason Micallef •Photo: by Ray Attard
(Photo: Chris Mangion)
(Photo: Chris Mangion)
V18 chairman Jason Micallef said the street's rich history and growing contemporary culture deserves a holistic regeneration • Video by Ray Attard
V18 chairman Jason Micallef has announced that Dr Giuseppe Schembri Bonaci has been appointed new artistic director for the regeneration of Strait Street.

Micallef said that the street had been abandoned for far too long and that a new director had been appointed because of the extent of its regenaration project.

"The street has a very prominent history and we felt that a holistic regeneration project should respect the history while at the same time boosting the local economy and culture scene," Micallef said, referring to the way the Foundation had been encouraging private companies to open various entertainment establishments in the area.

"Our key focus will be marrying the tradition of the street with the contemporary scene," said Schembri Bonaci.

He added that plans would aim to regenerate the street as a cultural and artistic hub.

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