27 January 2017 to 24 March 2017

University of Gibraltar - Lecture Series 2

2017 Gibraltar History

Fridays from 10am to 11am

Venue - University of Gibraltar

January 27 - Treaty of Utrecht by Richard Garcia

February 3 - University Site and Europa Point by Richard Garcia

    10 - The Evacuation by Tito Vallejo

     17 - Operation Felix by Tito Vallejo

     24 - The Great Siege by Dr Darren Fa

March 3 - Gibraltar's Political Development by The Rt Hon Dr Joseph Garcia MP

10 - Painting The Great Siege by Tom Smith

17 - St Behind by Pete Jackson

24 - Gorham's Cave System by Prof Clive Finlayson

Register you interest at or Tel 350 20071000

17 February 2017 to 19 February 2017

World Pool Masters

Full List of Players Announced for World Pool Masters

Pool’s longest running invitational event, the World Pool Masters will take place at the

Tercentenary Hall, Gibraltar, from Friday to Sunday 17th – 19th February. Fifteen of the

world’s best players, along with the winner of a qualifying event for local players, will contest

the Masters for a $20,000 top prize. In total, the prize fund is $80,000.

The event will be broadcast live for 20 hours and, in addition, fifteen 1 hour programmes will

be produced for international syndication.

Matchroom Sport Chairman Barry Hearn said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be bringing the

Masters to Gibraltar. Matchroom have had great success on the Rock with darts and snooker

events and I’m sure we will have similar success with pool. All the big names from around the

world will be heading to Gib for an action-packed three days. All in all, for any sports fan, the

Masters will be unmissable!”

The Minister for Sports, the Hon Steven Linares, said; “I am very excited that we are hosting

the World Pool Masters in Gibraltar. This follows the success of the World Snooker’s

Gibraltar Open and Gibraltar Darts Trophy which have already been staged on the Rock. No

doubt it will be another world class event that will definitely be enjoyed by all. It is yet

another example of our events-led tourism policy which promotes Gibraltar as an events


Entrance tickets for the Friday evening and for each afternoon session are priced at £15.

Entrance for Saturday and Sunday evening sessions are priced at £20. 

An all-session season

ticket is £75. Tickets are now on sale via


Notes to Editors:

The following players are confirmed:

Albin Ouschan (Austria) – current WPA World 9 Ball Champion, two-time Mosconi Cup

winner and World No.8

Alex Pagulayan (Canada) – former World 9 Ball and US Open Champion and current World 



Chang Jung Lin (Taiwan) – current World No.2 and former World 8 Ball Champion

Wu Jiaqing (China) – 2005 World 9 Ball and World 8 Ball Champion and current World No.5

Wojciech Szewczyk (Poland) - Former World Cup of Pool finalist and current European No.6

Francisco Sanchez Ruiz (Spain) – Current European No. 10

Omar Al Shaheen (Kuwait) – Highest ranked Middle-Eastern player in the world.

Shane Van Boening (USA)

Niels Feijen (Holland)

Mark Gray (England)

David Alcaide (Spain)

Jayson Shaw (Scotland)

Naoyuki Oi (Japan)

Ralf Souquet (Germany)

Francisco Bustamante (Philippines)

25 February 2017

The Blues Brothers - Tribute

Tribute Show and Dinner

Venue -  O'Callaghan Eliott Hotel, Governor's Parade
£35 per person incl. 3 course dinner prepared by Head Chef Matt Birtwistle
For further information please contact Tel; 350 20070500 or email

01 March 2017 to 10 March 2017

Young Art Competitive Exhibition 2017

At the John Mackintosh Hall, 308 Main Street


Time -  09.30am  - 9.30pm

Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry of Culture invites local artists to participate in the annual Art Competition for Young Artists that will be held in March 2017. 

The competition is open to Gibraltarians and residents of Gibraltar attending school in years 9 to 13 (or College equivalent), as well as to young Gibraltarian artists aged up to 24 years old. Works must be original and not previously entered competitively, with the exception of non-winning entries in the 2016 Spring Art Competition and 2016 International Art Competition.

For further information please contact GCS Events Department on 350 20067236 or email:

02 March 2017 to 04 March 2017

Gibraltar International Dance Festival

At the John Mackintosh Hall Theatre, 308 Main Street

The 15th edition of the Gibraltar International Dance Festival. For further information please contact 350 20075669

03 March 2017 to 05 March 2017






11 March 2017






From 10 am. to 2 pm.

Whatever the weather, our March edition of the Craft & Collectors Fair will be offering everything from traditional collectables, antiques and bric-a-brac to original arts and crafts.

Stalls include silverware, jewellery, coins and stamps, model soldiers, dolls house items, Gibraltar memorabilia, books and puzzles, as well as hand-crafted toys, gifts and cards.

As usual you can enjoy delicious home-made snacks and cakes in the lounge at very reasonable prices.

All proceeds go the Church Restoration Fund.

Stalls available at £10 to include table and cloth.

For further information please text 350 540 23 166

At Rock on The Rock, 41D Town Range

As from 9pm

Please note that the event is FREE of charge but donations to the Gibraltar Alzheimers & Dementia Society are welcome.

Gibraltar Live Music Society are delighted to present

Layla Bugeja
Crimson Clover
Jo Jo
Ace of Slades
Chloe Enriles
Sista Dee
Gabriella Richardson
Giles Ramirez & Stephen Mclaren
Nigel Palmer & Philip Valverde
Danny Vaughn


20 March 2017 to 25 March 2017

Gibraltar Drama Festival 2017

Venue - Inces Hall Theatre, 310 main Street

 Time - 8pm - 11pm

Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry of Culture is pleased to announce that the Gibraltar International Drama Festival.

The Festival is open to any drama group and will be of a competitive nature, with adjudication. There will be a main prize with a trophy of £1,000 for the Best Play. Additional awards include: Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Youth Actor, Best Youth Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Youth Actor, Best Supporting Youth Actress, amongst others. Non-competitive entries will also be accepted.

 A small grant will be payable to each group entering the Festival, to help with expenses on props, costumes, etc.

For any further information please contact GCS – Events Department on 350 20067236 or email

At the Conference Hall, 

University of Gibraltar , 

Europa Point Campus 

Time - 7pm – 8pm

The University of Gibraltar is honoured to host Dr Eva Carneiro as part of its Beacon Lecture Series.

The Beacon Lecture Series brings Gibraltarians of the highest calibre from the worlds of academia, business, the arts and civil society to our campus to share their thoughts, ideas and experiences.

Lighthouses are beacons of light, which by their activity and prominence serve to illuminate their surroundings. There are individuals in our society who are beacons too, who have achieved distinction in lands beyond our Rock, where they continue to serve as sources of inspiration and motivation for our community.

Dr Eva Carneiro is a Sports Physician who has worked in the New South Wales Institute of Sport in Sydney, Olympic Medical Institute UK and Chelsea Football Club. She is a contributing member of the UEFA Injury Study Group, works as Consultant in Qatar in the build up to the 2022 FIFA World Cup and in The Sports Medical Group, at 68 Harley Street London.

There are only a few places left, so please ensure you book to guarantee your place!

You can book your ticket direct on the Eventbrite booking page.
Alternatively, please book direct by emailing
You can find out more about our Beacon Lecture Series here.

21 April 2017

Gun Salute

Gun Salute-HM The Queen’s Birthday

From Grand Battery at 12 noon

At Gustavo Bacarisas Gallery, Casemates

Theme: Video Games 

Organised by the the Gibraltar Face & Body Paint Association. 

For more information contact

Reminder to All:The early bird tickets for those who haven't sent a deposit; end on the 28th February. Tickets will revert to regular price on the 1st of March.

01 May 2017

May Day 2017

At Casemates Square


 The Gibraltar Government in collaboration with the Gibraltar Cultural Services will be organising this year’s May Day celebrations. Celebrations will begin at 11 am with a Union Rally including various speakers, followed by a Fun Day for the whole family with live music and performances.

At the Tercentenary Sport's Hall


 From 9pm

The Period for Submitting Songs for the 2017 GISF is Now Open

Songs for the 2017 GISF may be submitted as from now. The closing date for submissions will be 31 December, 2016

For further information please visit : Gibraltar Song Festival Official Website

11 May 2017 to 14 May 2017

Gibraltar PDC Darts Open

 At the Tercentenary Sports Hall


See the world's top players, live on the Rock.

For more information please contact:

Ceremonial Guard Mounting

From The Convent, Main Street

At 12 noon

From Casemates Square/ The Piazza

At 12 noon

23 May 2017 to 03 June 2017

Spring Visual Arts Competition

At Gustavo Bacarsisas Gallery, Casemate


Time  10.30am- 6.30pm

The visual arts competition is open to Gibraltarians and residents of Gibraltar aged 16 and over. Categories include digital art, video, photography and installations. 

This art exhibition forms part of the Spring Festival program. All participating entries can be viewed at the Gustavo Bacarisas Gallery. Entrance is free of charge.

For further information please contact

Venue - Alameda Open –Air Theatre. 

Time - 9pm, 

Tickets priced £15 all proceeds for Bloodwise Gibraltar.


For further information please call Tel 350 54028980 or 350 54003234

03 June 2017

Book Crossing 2017

At John Mackintosh Square

 Time - 10am - 2pm

History of Book-Crossing

Book-Crossing is defined as "the practice of leaving a book in a public place to be picked up and read by others, who then do likewise.  The concept began in order to encourage the aim to "make the whole world a library."  The idea was originally conceived in 2001 and has expanded and grown throughout the world.

The initiative has developed so that books are "set free" into public places or hotspots where others will “catch” them. Books may be left at “Official Book-Crossing Zones" (OBCZs) which can be located in coffee shopscafes,restaurants and other public places. The purpose of these locations is to get members in the area to leave books to share with the public.

Many unofficial conventions or "unconventions" take place at other locations and times throughout the year, this makes it easier for Book-Crossers who cannot travel internationally to the convention to gather and share their love of books.

Book-Crossing introduces readers to authors and genres that they may not have read before.  It also encourages more people to take up or reclaim reading as a hobby.

Local Event

At our Local Event, members of the public will be able to bring and to take books that others have “released”.  Gibraltar Cultural Services' staff will be available at the venue for any questions that people may have or to discuss the idea in general.

Children are also encouraged to exchange books, but they must be accompanied by an adult.

06 June 2017 to 08 June 2017

World Music Festival

 Venue - St Michael Cave

 Organised by Gibraltar Productions

For further information please visit Gibraltar World Music Festival Official Website

17 June 2017


At Casemates Square


 From - 7pm - 1am

Calentita is the culmination of the Spring Festival Programme,

Since its inception in 2007 Calentita has grown from being a food festival to being a cultural event supporting and promoting many areas of home grown talent – from photography, to poetry, journalism, dance and music.

Its main focus though continues to be the wonderful varied gastronomy we can enjoy in Gibraltar.  As well as being able to sample mouth-watering cuisine there will also be plenty of entertainment for the whole family. 

Watch this space for more information on this year’s programme.

24 June 2017

Miss Cover Girl 2017

Venue - . Alameda Open-Air Theatre, 

Time - 9pm,

Tickets £15, part proceeds for Bloodwise Gibraltar

For further information please call Tel 350 54028980 or 350 54003234
08 July 2017 to 12 August 2017

Summer Nights 2017

At Casemates Square

Time: 8pm - 11.30pm

A varied programme lined up for 5 weeks will comprise this year’s Summer Nights. Summer Nights will take place every Thursday and Saturday throughout July and ending on Saturday 12th August.

The programme is focused on activities and entertainment the whole family can enjoy together. We can look forward to nights full of music, dance, singing and loads of fun for the younger members of our families with jumping castles, face painting, and loads more.

08 July 2017

Miss Gibraltar 2017

Time - 9pm - 11pm

The Miss Gibraltar contest continues to be the highlight of the local social calendar. The winner, as traditional, represents Gibraltar at the Miss World Beauty Pageant. It is part of our culture, our tradition and also a perfect platform at an international competition where the winner represents Gibraltar before a television audience of over one billion.

Santos Productions will be organising this year’s show for the Gibraltar Cultural Services.

Miss Gibraltar Official Website

22 July 2017

Miss Teen Model 2017

Venue -  Alameda Open-Air Theatre, 

Time - 9pm, 

Tickets £15, part proceeds to BloodWise Gibraltar

For further information please call Tel 350 54028980 or 350 54003234
19 August 2017 to 27 August 2017

Gibraltar Fair 2017

 Time -8.30pm - 12

A varied range of rides for different age groups will be provided, additionally, there will also be games and other side stalls including those being put up by local charitable and sporting organisations.

Insofar as eating and drinking outlets are concerned, there will be bars with catering facilities at the fairground itself and a further outlet at the Family Pavilion. The Churros stall that proved so popular in past years will also be setting up again this year.

There will also be live entertainment every night.  

A full programme of events will be released in due course.

10 September 2017

National Day 2017

Various Locations


From 10.30am - 1am

Gibraltar National Day, celebrated annually on 10 September, is the official national day of Gibraltar. The day commemorates Gibraltar's first referendum of 1967, in which Gibraltarians were asked whether they wished to either pass under Spanish sovereignty or remain under British sovereignty.

The official Gibraltar National Day events usually begin with a children’s fancy dress competition followed by a number street parties and musical performances, the main one taking place at Casemates Square. There are also a number of short speeches by local and visiting UK MPs and other dignitaries. 

The day long festivities culminates with a spectacular fireworks display released from the detached mole in Gibraltar Harbour at night followed by a rock concert.