'Electrifying Elmo' to bring street artists to Fort St Elmo

For this first event, a number of Maltese and foreign street artists will be performing throughout the evening, livening up the place with fire dancing, acoustic sessions, magic shows and more.

25 August 2015, 12:48pm
Tony Roberts, a world-class street escapologist, will be headlining the event
Tony Roberts, a world-class street escapologist, will be headlining the event
Cultural Events Brand Malta will be launching a cultural event aimed at bringing life and culture to Fort St Elmo.

The launch event entitled “Electrifying Elmo” will be held on the 5 September at Fort St. Elmo from 8pm till midnight.

For this first event, a number of Maltese and foreign street artists will be performing throughout the evening, livening up the place with fire dancing, acoustic sessions, magic shows and more. There will also be a spectacular light display on the bastion walls.

Headlining the buskers is Tony Roberts, a world-class street escapologist and member of the prestigious London Magic Circle, born in Australia, raised in New Zealand. He has performed across the UK and Australian street theatre and arts festival circuits with his street show, 'Unchain your Dreams' and his solo close-up magic show, 'Card Magic'.

Airport Impressions who need little introduction will be headlining the musical entertainment, together with Indie band No Snow No Alps, accordionist Brian Tonna and many more.

The concept behind CEB Malta is to promote culture by hosting events in Malta and Gozo at locations which are seen as “unpopular” or simply never get the exposure they deserve. Malta is an island with outstanding locations such as Chinese Garden of Serenity, Gnien l’Gharusa tal-Mosta, Hastings Gardens and many others... but sadly some of these places haven’t even been heard of by many locals, let alone tourists. CEB Malta aims to put these places on the map by organising a string of cultural events throughout the year.

As well as boosting the popularity of the island’s physical locations, CEB Malta intends to act as a platform for local and foreign street artists and performers. In various European cities, buskers and street performers provide constant and sought after entertainment in the capitals. CEB Malta would like to see more street performers on our island, offering them the “fame” they would get in places like Covent Garden in London, or La Rambla in Barcelona.

To ensure successfully planned and well executed cultural events for locals and tourists alike, CEB Malta has partnered with stronghold companies: James Caterers will be entrusted for catering; Karl Borg Events for logistics and organization, and Vegware to ensure zero waste and low environmental impact at all CEB events.

Electrifying Elmo is a paid event for a nominal fee of €15 which will entitle patrons to entrance, 15 individual hot and cold food items and a welcome drink. A fully stocked bar will also be available on the night. Tickets can be purchased from www.ticketline.com.mt. Further information about the event can be found on facebook page https://www.facebook.com/cebmalta.