Events

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




The Gibraltar Philharmonic Society, who organises this concert on behalf of the Gibraltar Government is pleased to announce the details for this year’s National Week Classical Concert.

José Maria Gallardo Del Rey,guitar solo

Dorian Wilson, conductor

The European Symphony Orchestra .

The programme includes

Rossini: Overture to Il Barbiere di Siviglia

Rodrigo: Fantasía para un gentilhombrefor guitar and orchestra

Mozart: Symphony No 41 “Jupiter” KV 551

Since his début in Seville at the age of nine, Jose Maria has achieved universal public and critical acclaim. As a mature artist with a profound affinity for all aspects of the guitar, he has become a leading authority on the instrument among conductors and players alike, and a soloist in great demand by orchestras throughout the world.

Sir Neville Marriner, Philippe Entremont, Rafael Frübeck de Burgos, Ros Marbá, Garcia Asensio, Josep Pons, José Ramón Encinar, Leo Brouwer and Karel Mark Chichón are among the many great names with whom he has played, and he has made regular concert appearances with orchestras such as ONE, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Orquesta de la RAI, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Ton Halle de Zurich, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Orquesta de Cadaqués, ORTVE, Orquestas de la Comunidad y Sinfónica de Madrid, Orchestre Nationale Belgique and Radio Phil Saarbrücken.

A Society’s spokesman commented, “We are very proud that José María Gallardo del Rey and the European Symphony Orchestra under world renowned conductor Dorian Wilson will open the 2014/2015 Philharmonic Society’s season with such a wonderful selection of music.I think it is going to be a fascinating journey”.

Tickets priced at £20 are available  from Sacarello’s coffee shop – restaurant in Irish Town and The Silver Shop at 222 Main Street or directly from the Society by telephone on  + 350 20072134. A limited number of tickets at £10 available to senior citizens and students via the John Macintosh Hall at 308 Main Street.  Further information available from tel.: + 350 20072134 or www.philharmonic.gi

Ticket price includes a return shuttle service from Eliot’s Way and the Public Market as from 19:30 hours.




03 September 2014 to 12 September 2014

National Day Art Exhibition

Gibraltar National Day art competition / exhibition

Venue: Gustavo Bacarisas Gallery, The Balcony, Casemates Square

Opening times: Monday -Friday 1100 - 1600 hours

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, Newton Faulkner, James Arthur, Maxi Priest, Ella Eyre, Reef, Nothing but Thieves. They'll be joined by some of the Rock's most talented musicians, including. Adrian Pisarello & the EC Band, Georgia Thursting, This Side Uo, Jamie Chiappe, Racs and Lima, Heritage, Orange Peel, Craig Macdonald, Hollie April, Megan Dallas, Aivan Cabrera, Matt Zina, Hermanas Sister, Dubtonez, Oh! Trikelians, Peter Edgerton, Jonny Tristram, Ivo, Manu, 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

Monkey Rocks Festival

National Day party held at the MUGA, Victoria Stadium. Music by Route 94, Chrisonline, Jestin and Mifi, Racs and Lima, Colorkode, Ethan Marin B2B Sirr, Thomas Palao, Nigel Ward, Jesse Lagares, Stephan Lopez.

Festival starts at 1300 hours and expected to finish at 2200 hours.

Tickets: £25 / €30 early birds £35 / €40 at the door

Sport City 81 Main Street, The Ivy 13A Ocean Village, Trends 70 Main Street

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!’

 
13 September 2014

Bat Night Event at the Gardens

An event for all the family including bat themed face painting, talks by bat workers, and hands on with Bat detectors, plus special surprises!

 Venue: Gibraltar Botanic Gardens, Open Air Theatre, entrance is free of charge

For further information please contact Mr Albert Yome: bats@gohns.org or telephone +350 20066588

www.facebook.com/GibBats

www.twitter.com/GibBats

www.underground-gibraltar.com/Gib-Bats


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



20 September 2014

Craft and Collectors' Fair

The new season of Craft & Collectors Fairs will kick off on Saturday 20th September at St Andrew's Church, Governor's Parade. Doors open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Entrance fee £1.
 
We welcome new stallholders and of course welcome back some familiar faces. As usual we will have an eclectic mix of craft work, jewellery, collector's items, bric-a-brac and gift items.
Our home-baking team will be back with a selection of lunch-time snacks and cakes in the lounge. Free wifi also available!

Stalls available @ £10 to include table and cloth. Please call 54023166 for further information.

 

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


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



20 October 2014 to 25 October 2014

Gibraltar Jazz Festival 2014

Gibraltar International Jazz Festival

The Ministry of Culture, in conjunction with the Gibraltar Jazz Society, announces the star studded

line up for the 3rd Gibraltar International Jazz Festival. The Festival events start on 20th

October and will feature sixteen shows and events including concerts, street parades, jazz

workshops and jam sessions. The actual concerts start on 23rd running up to the 25th of

October.

The Festival will be headlined by international acts; Eliane Elias with special guest Randy

Brecker, and Fillet O Soul with special guests Mica Paris, Omar and Madeline Bell bringing

together the international jazz scene and its ever-growing public audience.

The Festival itself will begin on Wednesday 22nd with a Launch party at O’Callaghan Elliott

Hotel and a Pre-Festival Jazz Night showcasing local talent with the George Posso Trio and

other musicians taking part in the jazz workshops.

The trio will perform as part of the Festival itself on the 23rd of October prior to the main

performance by Eliane Elias and featuring Randy Brecker as a special guest.

Pianist, singer and songwriter, Eliane Elias is known for her distinctive and instantly

recognizable musical style which blends her Brazilian roots and her sensuous, alluring voice

with her impressive instrumental jazz, classical and compositional skills.

On Friday 24th, the stage of the Queen’s Cinema will showcase local talent, with performances

by ever popular Levanter Breeze and The Soul Mates.

The Gibraltar International Jazz Festival will close on the night of the 25th of October with

performances by the Massias/Galiardo collective, followed by Fillet O Soul, made up of

musicians from Jools Holland’s orchestra and BBCs "Strictly Come Dancing" fame, with special

guests Mica Paris, Omar and Madeline Bell.

As from the 14th of August, tickets will be available at these prices: First night, £35;

Second

night, £25; Third night, £50. Season ticket for the three nights will be £100. Tickets will be sold

from the Ministry of Culture at the City Hall or by calling +350 20066819, email:


mschy.info@gibraltar.gov.gi

Jazz Workshops will also be offered from Monday 20th to Wednesday 22nd October headed by

Elie Massias and with the participation of Pedro Cortejosa on sax, David Leon on drums and

percussion and Jose Lopez on double bass at John Mackintosh Hall. Price will be £20 pounds

per day or £50 for the three days. Those wishing to attend the workshops should contact the

Ministry of Culture at the City Hall or by calling +350 20066819, email:

mschy.info@gibraltar.gov.gi

Constantly updated info is available at www.gibraltarjazz.gi

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20 October 2014 to 26 October 2014

The Gibraltar Open Bowling Tournament

The Gibraltar Open will be staged at the King's Bowl, located within the King's Bastion Leisure Centre. 

Promoted by by the Gibraltar Sports & Leisure Authority and sanctioned by the WTBA, ETBF and the Gibraltar Tenpin Bowling Association.  

Opened in 2009 the Bowl consists of 14 Synthetic Lanes and operates a Brunswick Management System.

Promoted by by the Gibraltar Sports & Leisure Authority and sanctioned by the WTBA, ETBF and the Gibraltar Tenpin Bowling Association, The Gibraltar Open is a must do stop for this year's tour.

With a guaranteed Prize Fund of £25,000,  where else would you want to be between the 20th and 26th of October 2014?


Monday

20th October

Qualifying Squads

1  to  3

Tuesday

21st October

Qualifying Squads

4 to 6

Wednesday

22nd October

Qualifying Squads

7 to 9

Thursday

23rd October

Qualifying Squads

10 to 12

Friday

24th October

Qualifying Squads

13 to 16

Saturday

25th October

Qualifying Squads

17 to 20 & Desperado

Sunday

26th October

Finals


For further information: www.gibraltaropen.eu

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.

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Facebook : Gibraltar ClassicVehicles Association.