Events

12 July 2014 to 16 August 2014

Summer Nights' Programme

Free evening entertainment at Casemates Square.

01 August 2014 to 02 August 2014

Cinema under the Stars

Tickets: Children (Under 12 must be accompanied by an adult)
£8 / Adults £12 Tickets on sale from Music Corner, Main Street 



Experience a magical evening of open air cinema at Gibraltar’s
iconic Alameda Gardens. An event for families to enjoy a unique cinematic experience
under the summer night sky and share the magic of cinema with your children.
Multi award winning ET is considered Steven Spielberg’s best movie. Ranked as
the all-time no.1 film for the family. A unique cinema experience for children
and for the child in every adult.



For more info:



facebook.com/entertainmentbigman



bigmanentertainment.net



Please get in touch



scheherezade@bigmanentertainment.net




As in previous years, we will be looking at making the event
bigger and better than in the past. Judging by the interest shown so far by
clubs within Spain, Europe and Portugal, the event is once again destined to be
really well attended and larger than the previous.

The day will start at 10.30AM with live music though the majority of bikes will
arrive at around 12:30. A static exhibition of motorbikes will take place at
the popular casemates square where our guests will be able to avail themselves
of all the culinary delights made available by the restaurants in the square as
well as the ever popular walk about Main Street in search of that gift or
memento to take back home.

Entertainment on the day will be provided by four great bands (Strange Brew,
Heritage, Bite the Bullet and Las Casitas) as well as the ever popular Yalta
Pons and her Urban Dance Group.

There will be the customary welcome bikers’ speech from the Minster who will
also be presenting club mementos ably assisted by the stunning Miss Gibraltar
2014. The Casemates part of the event will conclude with the traditional ride
up Main Street and around the Rock which is only rivalled in popularity by the
traditional 3 Kings Cavalcade! The ride will end at the club’s premises
(retrenchment Block, Lathbury Barracks) with more live music, a raffle and
food, till late.

Entrance to the event is free and anybody wanting to attend is welcome, biker
or not!




08 August 2014

Soul Mates

The Soul Mates is a local and international musicians Soul Band who got together in October 2012. Since then, they have performed in Gibraltar at Ocean Village,Casemates Square, Gibraltar Fair Week, Alameda Open Air Theatre and private functions. The band comprises of a rhythm section / brass section and vocals.

Their repertoire is quite extensive, performing songs from the 60's up to recent days.

Tickets £15.00 on sale at the Tourist Office at Casemates Square

 

Plant diversity & Adaptation


Time:10.30 am George Don Gates, The Alameda, Gibraltar Botanic Gardens


Price: £5.00 adults, children free of charge


For further information contact Tel: +350 20041235




Organised by the Gibraltar National Dance Organisation

Tercentenary Sports Hall, Victoria Stadium : 2000 hours

Tickets: £5 from national team members or reservations at gndo@gibtelecom.net

21 August 2014 to 26 August 2014

4th Gibraltar Junior International Chess Festival

Venue: Caleta Hotel, Gibraltar

For details please visit link below:

http://www.gibraltarchesscongress.com/junior/

23 August 2014 to 31 August 2014

Gibraltar Fair

The Self Determination for Gibraltar Group (SDGG) is pleased to announce that arrangements are well under way for the annual Gibraltar Fair which will take place at Naval Ground from Saturday 23rd August to Sunday 31st August 2014.

The events are being organised by the SDGG, with the Gibraltar Cultural Services collaborating and assisting the SDGG to ensure the smooth running of all events.

The Fair will once again see a varied range of attractions for different age groups, provided by Atracciones y Espectáculos Hermanos Guerrero Toledo from Barbate. All rides will be priced at £2. Additionally, there will also be tombolas, games and other side stalls including those being put up by local charitable and sporting organisations. Eating and drinking outlets will also be provided as well as the ever popular Churros stall. 

A daily programme of entertainment has also been prepared for the Family Pavilion. The Pavilion is being organised by Stage One Productions and will be located on site at the fairground. Admission to the Pavilion will be free on all nights. A full programme of events will be released in due course. 

For further information please contact the SDGG on mobile 56641000, email: forty@gibtelecom.net or alternatively contact the Gibraltar Cultural Services Events Department on 20067236.

 

Casemates Square meet at 10.30 hours for registration

 

Races at 1200 hours Leisure Island, Ocean Village

Under 14 year olds:

12.30 hours .

Monies to Prostate Cancer Support Group & GBC Open Day.


27 August 2014 to 09 September 2014

'Our Gibraltar' Annual Photographic Exhibition

‘Our Gibraltar’ Annual Photographic Exhibition



Organised by the Gibraltar Photographic Society



Venue: Lower Exhibition Room, John Mackintosh Hall



Entrance: Free of charge




29 August 2014

Beer Festival 2014

Beer Festival

The Ministry of Culture was pleased to announce the details of last year’s National Week Beer Fest, which was held on Friday 30th August 2013. The event was staged at the Bayside Sports Complex between 7pm and 12 midnight.

 

Tickets, priced at £20, were on sale at Lewis Stagnetto Ltd at 41 Main Street from Monday 5th August 2013. 

The ticket price included 10 x 35cl beer vouchers and live entertainment provided by Jetstream and The Noiz.

   

Dates for the 2014 edition of the beer festival are on the 29th of August.


30 August 2014

Autism Awareness Day

Saturday 30th August. 9am onwards



Sponsored walk at 9am followed by a Fun Day as from 12 noon in Casemates Square.



For further information please contact 54012163 or email
Lesley Chadwick:



Email: chadwicklesley@gmail.com
or Facebook: www.facebook.com/triple.aaa2014






01 September 2014 to 10 September 2014

National Week Festivities

01 September 2014 to 05 September 2014

'To be Llanito'

A stand up comedy written by Christian Santos. Organised by
Santos Productions.

Venue: John Mackintosh Hall Theatre.

Tickets at £12 on sale at the Nature Shop in Casemates Sqaure as from Wednesday
13th August 2014

For further information contact email: info@santos-productions.com




National Week Classical Concert featuring Jose Maria
Gallardo Del Rey and the European Symphony Orchestra.

Venue: St Michael’s Cave

Arranged on behalf of the Ministry of Culture by the Gibraltar Philharmonic
Society. Tickets at £20 on sale as from Monday 28th July 2014 from
Sacarello’s Coffee Shop, Irish Town and the Silver Shop, 222 Main Street and
the John Mackintosh Hall Reception.

Bus Shuttle available as from 19:30 at Elliot’s Way and Public Market.




National Week Pool Tournament (Kids)



Organised by the Gibraltar
Pool Association


All proceeds to Team
Gibraltar’s participation at the Pool World Championships in October 2014


Entry fee is £5


For further information
contact Charlie Bear on 56199000 or email: gibpool@gibtelecom.net



06 September 2014

Gibraltar Music Festival

THE SCRIPT & RITA ORA TOP THE GIBRALTAR MUSIC FESTIVAL

If you like live music, mark Saturday the 6th of September in your diary! The Gibraltar Music Festival will take place at the Victoria Stadium, featuring world class artists The Script, Rita Ora, Roger Hodgson (formerly of Supertramp), John Newman, Spandau Ballet's Tony Hadley, Clean Bandit, James Arthur, and Maxi Priest. They'll be joined by some of the Rock's most talented musicians, including. Adrian Pisarello & the EC Band, Georgia Thursting, Headwires and Orfila for 12 hours of unforgettable fun for all the family.

To avoid disappointment, buy your ticket early from Vijay, Music Corner, Gib Oil petrol stations, the Alameda & Ocean Village Express shops, and online from: www.gibraltarmusicfestival.eu/tickets



07 September 2014 to 07 September 2014

Classic Cars at Ocean Village

Display of classic and vintage cars at Ocean Village Marina.

09 September 2014

2nd Gibraltar Wine Festival

9th of September will be the 2nd Gibraltar Wine Festival, we have suppliers coming from around the world to promote their wines, there will be live music, BBQ and talks by vineyard owners and suppliers. People can pay for tasting measures or purchase a bottle to drink here with friends, or take home. This will be starting as from 1pm, so tourists arriving in coaches early in the day will have a chance to sample the wines too. There will be tables and chairs so people can sit to enjoy the wine and BBQ, or purchase food the other restaurants will have on display. Last year around 3000 people showed up, we are hoping for the same or more this year. Venue: Chatham Counterguard.

09 September 2014

Ambrose Avellano Exhibition

Ambrose Avellano Exhibition


Official Opening of the 2nd Little Constellation Project 


Organised by the Gibraltar Cultural Services in conjunction with the
Little Constellation Network


Montagu Bastion, Line Wall Road




10 September 2014

National Day 2014

The Self Determination for Gibraltar Group has announced the programme

of events for this year’s Gibraltar National Day on Wednesday 10 September
2014. The events are being organised by the SDGG, with the Gibraltar Cultural
Services collaborating and assisting the SDGG to ensure the smooth running of
all events.

The National Day Celebrations are once again at its original venue in
Casemates Square. Celebrations begin at 9.30am from the Square with live music
and performances. The Political Rally will start at 12.25pm with the release of
the traditional red and white balloons at approximately 1pm.
Recycle bins for the disposal and subsequent recycling of empty drink
cans will be strategically located along Casemates Square.  The public is
requested to help Gibraltar’s recycling efforts by using these bins to dispose
only of empty cans.
 
A spectator stand of 50 seats for the elderly will be made available on
a first come first served basis. There will also be a spectator stand of 50
seats for persons with a mobility disability and a viewing platform to
accommodate wheelchair users. Persons wishing to avail themselves of this
service must be blue badge holders.
 
Persons wanting a space at the wheelchair viewing platform or the stand
for persons with a mobility disability will be able to obtain tickets on a
first come served basis by contacting the Gibraltar Cultural Services directly
on telephone 20067236 before the 29th August 2014, to register and
pick up their ticket. Ticket holders may be accompanied by one other person.
Blue badge to be presented on collection of tickets. No tickets will be
available on the 10th September.
In addition, National Day will also see the return of Zane Hema, a
British Sign language interpreter who will be coming to Gibraltar, especially
for the event.
This is the third time that special provision has been made specifically
for people with physical disabilities and for wheelchair users in this way.  
Access to Coaling Island as from 10pm will be restricted to pedestrians
only, until completion of the Fireworks Display.  Arrangements are being
made by the Captain of the Port for large ships berthed alongside Coaling
Island’s western arm to be removed, thus providing a prime viewing location for
the general public.  Visitors to Coaling Island on the evening of National
Day are requested to follow instructions as issued by the Royal Gibraltar
Police.

Other events forming part of our National Day Celebrations on Wednesday
10 September 2014 include:


Boyd’s

  • Admission: £20 (tickets sold in advance from Rock Bastion Restaurant,

Boyd’s and King’s Bowl)

  • Starts at noon
  • Music to suit all tastes!!

Terrace 1 (+ 18’s)

  • Live acts, vocal and instrumental, with local DJs and guest performers (House/Deep House)
  • BBQ available at all hours during the event
  • Water jets and refreshing vapour spray

Terrace 2 (+ 18’s)

  • Local DJs and guests (Chart Music/Commercial/Hip Hop)
  • Dancers plus photo shoot stand

Rock Bastion Restaurant

  • Special 3 course meal (pre-booking required)
  • Local dance band ‘Take Two’ will be performing on the esplanade  as from 1.00pm

King’s Bowl

  • Adults Tournament with prizes to be won

·  ‘Cosmic Bowling’ (Disco mode) with TV projection screens

·  Have your picture taken with Mr Skittles

·  Kids activities, Lucky Dips, Hook-a-Duck, Bouncy Castle

·  Slush puppies, ice creams and Picnic Takeaways

Ice Skating Rink

  • Open from 10.00hrs to 22.00hrs

Fitness Gym

  • Closed for National Day

Leisure Cinemas

  • Closed for National Day 

10 September 2014

National Day Rock Concert

The SDGG is pleased to announce the details for this year’s National Day Rock Concert which will held on the Wednesday 10th September 2014, at Casemates Square starting at 9.30pm.  

The Rock Concert will feature various local musicians and top of the bill will be The Soul Mates and Guy Valarino.

On behalf of the SDGG, Forty Azzopardi said:

‘We are very pleased with the varied musical programme being provided for our now traditional National Day Rock Concert, this year once again co-ordinated by J2 Productions. We are confident that most musical tastes will be catered for and all will enjoy an excellent evening’s entertainment. Also having The Soul Mates and Guy Valarino as top of the bill is an extra added bonus for our community to enjoy!’

 
19 September 2014

Gibraltar Botanic Gardens Tour

Trees and tree work around the botanic gardens

Time:10.30 am George Don Gates, The Alameda, Gibraltar Botanic Gardens

Price: £5.00 adults, children free of charge


For further information contact Tel: +350 20041235



27 September 2014

Gibraltar Bowl (Rugby)

Gibraltar Vets Vs Royal Marines Invitation XV & Gibraltar Select XV
Vs Royal Marines RFC GIBRALTAR BOWL 

Saturday 27th September 2014, Victoria Stadium

Kick Off times - 3pm & 5pm


TO CELEBRATE THE 350TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ROYAL MARINES AND THE CLOSE
CONNECTION BETWEEN GIBRALTAR AND THE ROYAL MARINES THE GIBRALTAR RFU WILL HOST
THE INAUGURAL ‘GIBRALTAR BOWL’ FEATURING FORMER INTERNATIONAL
PLAYERS REPRESENTING BOTH GIBRALTAR VETS AND ROYAL MARINES INVITATION XV’s

ALL PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED TO LOCAL AND UK CHARITIES & CAUSES



TICKETS £5 Under 16s free


01 October 2014 to 31 October 2014

Gibraltar Jazz Festival 2014 - Dates To Be Announced

Dates yet to be announced

Plants and their uses

Time:10.30 am George Don Gates, The Alameda, Gibraltar Botanic Gardens

Price: £5.00 adults, children free of charge


For further information contact Tel: +350 20041235



Celebrated on October 21, Trafalgar Day marks the day in which Britain triumphed in the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. This historic marine conflict was fought off the Cape of Trafalgar, offshore from Cadiz, Spain, with forces from Spain and France clashing with Britain.

The Battle of Trafalgar made Lord Horatio Nelson one of Britain's most famous war heroes. As Admiral in the Navy, he led our British fleet to victory; a fleet then being composed of warships built from wood, powered by sails and armed with cannons along both sides.

Nelson first joined the Navy at the age of twelve, experiencing many adventures at sea throughout his life. This left him war-wounded - with only one arm and blind in one eye! But this did not prevent him moving up the ranks and becoming Admiral. As Admiral, he was appreciated by his troops; he took great care of them and in return they showed him great loyalty. The Battle of Trafalgar was his most famous triumph but he was well known and celebrated before that for winning important battles in Egypt, the Caribbean and Denmark.

In the time leading up to the Battle, there was a feeling of unrest within Britain as an invasion from France (led by Napoleon Bonaparte) was thought to be imminent. Napoleon had conquered much of Europe and it seemed that Britain would be next on the list. Nelson stepped up to take the lead in planning the attack that finally brought down the French Navy.

27 British men of war and 4 frigates met 33 French and Spanish large ships and another 7 frigates. The experienced, well trained and disciplined British forces met the French and Spanish forces that were weaker in contrast in that most of their best officers and leaders had been either executed or dismissed at the beginning of the French Revolution!  (being considered bourgeois)

Initially, the 4 British frigates were used as bait for the Spanish and French sailors; they hovered, keeping watch over the Cadiz harbour while the main force held back 50 miles away and out of sight. By 15th October,

Nelson had reinforced his fleet and they were at full strength. Vice-Admiral Pierre-Charles Villeneuve on the other hand, commanding the French, was suffering a severe shortage of both men and supplies. But Nelson was forced to send a number of ships to Gibraltar for supplies and then one ship back to Britain with Sir Robert Calder (who had been court-martialled for a lack of aggression in a previous battle), which left the British force depleted and gave Villeneuve a glimpse of hope for his attack.

In attack, the British fleet advanced in two lines (with Nelson and Admiral Collingwood in charge) to meet the French and Spanish fleets who set sail from Cadiz. Nelson was aboard The Victory, the leading ship and, being directly in the line of fire, took a bullet in his back from a French sniper. He was taken below the deck to be treated and later died, but died in the knowledge that his fleet was victorious. Nelson's last words, to his Captain of the Victory, Captain Hardy, cannot be agreed on. The dispute is between whether it was "kiss me, Hardy" or "kismet, Hardy" (kismet meaning fate or destiny). Hardy and Nelson were good friends so the former is a possibility but no one can be sure. The Spanish fleet also lost their Admiral due to the injuries he suffered during the battle, only months later.

When news of the triumph reached British shores, bells were rung in churches, personal and community celebrations were held across the country, even the Theatre Royal put on a special performance. Everyone strived to find a connection with the Navy to become a central part of a national victory. The day marks the beginning of an era when Britain held authority within Europe and mastery of the seas. However, merriment was overshadowed by the loss of an heroic and masterful leader, and so, celebrations of victory also celebrate Nelson and commemorate those lost.

Every year, Gibraltar commemorates a solemn Trafalgar Day Service at Trafalgar Cemetery where lie the remains of two people who died of wounds at the Battle. 

09 November 2014

Remembrance Sunday

Sunday November 9, will be observed as Remembrance Sunday and the usual Gibraltar Ceremony of Remembrance will be held at The British War Memorial, Line Wall Road at noon.

The Governor Lieutenant General Sir James Dutton will lead the service and, on his arrival, will read the Bidding. This is followed by the observance of the two minutes silence, the beginning and end of which is signalled by a saluting gun. The Last Post will be sounded, after which wreaths are laid, and a non-denominational service follows. The ceremony will conclude with the sounding of Reveille and the Singing of the National Anthem.

Medals and decorations may be worn with civilian dress by all those entitled to do so and relatives of the dead may also wear them.


11 November 2014

Armistice Day

The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month marks the signing of the Armistice to signal the end of World War One “the War to end all Wars”, on the 11 November 1918.

As in previous years, the occasion will be celebrated with a short ceremony at the lobby of Parliament House. At this location, memorials are found commemorating the names of those Gibraltarians who lost their lives in the Wars. The two-minute silence will be marked by the firing of a gun by the Royal Gibraltar Regiment at 11.00 hrs. Buglers will then sound the Last Post and wreaths will be laid.


14 November 2014 to 16 November 2014

The Gibunco Gibraltar Literary Festival 2014

Different venues around Gibraltar  further details to be announced shortly

The Rock’s first ever international literary festival was a resounding success. 

An eclectic mix of authors, historians and literary critics

delighted audiences with a varied and absorbing programme of lectures that delved

into the most diverse range of cultural, literary and historical subjects.

The eight selected venues reverberated with excitement as audience participation,

book-signings and book sales of participating authors confirmed the Festival’s

successful birth and powerful eruption onto the European stage of literary festivals.

From the erudite and scholarly to the accessible and popular, the festival’s range of

content, efficient logistics and standards of hospitality impressed participants

who are experienced veterans from some of the most prestigious and well

established literary festivals in UK and the world.

Minister for Tourism, Public Transport, Commercial Affairs and the Port Neil Costa

MP, summed it all up at the end of three intense days of cultural activity, borrowing a

phrase from the Booker prize-winning novelist and poet Ben Okri regarding the

festival, to state “It was a triumph.”


Plants for sustainable Mediterranean gardening

Time:10.30 am George Don Gates, The Alameda, Gibraltar Botanic Gardens

Price: £5.00 adults, children free of charge


For further information contact Tel: +350 20041235



01 December 2014 to 31 December 2014

Festival of Lights

Festival of Lights

The Ministry of Culture has announced that this year’s Festival of Lights

will take place on December. The events are being

organised by the Ministry of Culture in collaboration with the Gibraltar Electricity

Authority (GEA) and shall be held at John Mackintosh Square.


Seeds, seedlings and cuttings: a visit to the plant nursery

Time:10.30 am George Don Gates, The Alameda, Gibraltar Botanic Gardens

Price: £5.00 adults, children free of charge


For further information contact Tel: +350 20041235



26 December 2014

Polar Bear Swim

Boxing Day in Gibraltar is traditionally celebrated by some by participating in an extremely successful Polar Bear Swim. Thanks to the normally mild climate, this swim is usually carried out by the more dedicated and brave individuals.  The swim which is normally held at Catalan Bay also raises money for different charities.Those who brave the cold water are treated to mince pies and brandy along with the annual Polar Bear certificate.


31 December 2014 to 01 January 2015

New Year's Eve Celebrations 2014

Gibraltar's New Year’s Eve celebrations are held at Casemates Square with local residents showcasing their talents providing an energised, happy ambience to welcome in the New Year, whilst also providing a safe and fun environment for the whole family to enjoy. This atmosphere proceeds throughout the night in order to appease the needs of attendees of all ages. This all surrounded by the welcoming atmosphere of Casemates’ many bars, and the even more welcoming attitudes of the Gibraltarian people proved to be one of the best areas of the night, and the perfect place to welcome in the New Year.

Saturday 16th May 2015 – Casemates Square.

For more information visit link below:

 http://www.gibraltarclassiccar.com/ 

Facebook : Gibraltar ClassicVehicles Association.