14 January 2015 to 31 January 2015

Mario Finlayson Retrospective Exhibition

Art Exhibition Celebrating the Artistic Life of

Mario Finlayson BEM

A major art exhibition is being planned by the Ministry of Culture in conjunction with Gibraltar Cultural Services.  This exhibition will celebrate the artistic life of Gibraltarian artist Mario Finlayson BEM, now considered the doyen of Gibraltar’s fine arts, having dedicated his whole life to the cause.  

Among the exhibits will be several heritage artworks by the artist which are currently in the Government of Gibraltar’s art collection, other artworks and memorabilia kindly loaned for this occasion from private collections and a short film produced by Gibmedia.  

The event will take place from the Wednesday 14 January to Friday 30 January 2015 at the Gustavo Bacarisas Galleries at Casemates Square.

Monday- Friday 1030-1930 hours

Saturday 1030-1330 hours

Guided tours by Mario Finlayson BEM on Tuesdays at 1100 hours and Thursdays at 1600 hours

22 January 2015 to 31 January 2015

Sleeping Beauty Pantomine

Venue Ince's Hall, Main Street

Tickets: £6 & £7 from Ince's Hall box office as from 7 January. Weekdays 1800-1930 hours, Saturdays: 1300-1430 hours OR one hour prior to performance. Telephone +350 20065410 manned during box office hours.


Thursday 22: 1930 hours
Friday 23: 1930 hours
Sat 24: 1430 - 1930 hours
Sun 25: 1430 hours
Thursday 29: 1930 hours
Friday 30: 1930 hours
Sat 31: 1430 - 1930 hours

25 January 2015 to 05 February 2015

2015 Gibraltar Chess Festival

The Gibraltar International Chess Festival, now one of the most prestigious open tournaments in the world, began as a much smaller event in 2003. Its popularity has grown year on year, and players of all levels, from all corners of the world return to the Rock every January for this major event. 

Venue: Caleta Hotel, Catalan Bay
For further information please visit

30 January 2015

New Orleans Jazz Dinner

Venue: Sunborn Yacht Hotel 20:00 hours
For bookings please call telephone: +350 20016923

Suspirium, by popular live music duo, Seila Guerrero and Denis Valerga

Venue: O'Callaghan Eliott Hotel, Governor's Parade

Time: 2100 - 1130 hours

St Andrew's Church

Governors Parade

from 10:00 - 14:00 hours

Whatever the weather there will be a variety of stalls offering vintage and antique items, bric-a-brac and collectables. You will find silver, jewellery, toys, lead soldiers, dolls house items, books and puzzles, as well as hand-crafted gifts and cards.

Enjoy a hot drink and sample our choice of home-made cakes and rolls in the lounge.

Stalls available @ £10 table and cloth included.

Please call 54023166 for further information

04 February 2015 to 05 February 2015

Bel Canto Recital

Nathan Payas and Friends 'Bel Canto Rectal' at the Convent Ballroom.
Nathan will be performing works by Bellini, Donizetti and Roissini together with pianist Liz Heath and guests include Ryan Delgado (Bassonist), Nina Azopardi (Flute) and Adam Orfila (Guitar).

Proceeds will go to Ebola Orphans Appeal. Tickets available from: Gibraltar Crystal at Casemates Square and Sacarello's Coffee shop at Irish Town priced at £15.

For reservations contact:+350 57631000 or 

06 February 2015

Artful Dodger at Dusk

Dusk Nightclub and cocktail terrace

Opening times: 22:00 hours Fridays and Saturdays

VIP Table reservation: +350 20066277

Further information from Dusk website:

Heritage Reggae band live at the Ivy Sports Bar and Grill

Time: 2200 hours Entrance free

17 February 2015 to 18 February 2015

6ixth Sense Tour with Colin Fry

This February, Bruno's is hosting the International spiritualist medium, Colin Fry. On the 17th, the ticket price is £30, a glass of bubbly and canapes are included in the price, on the 18th, £20 for show only.

Publicly acknowledged as 'The Peoples Medium', Colin is one of the world’s most renowned mediums, having worked as a Spiritualist Medium, registered healer and tutor for 35 years, 2012 saw Colin become a Spiritualist Minister, now officially known as The Reverend Colin Fry.

Time: Restaurant open from 1700 hours for drinks prior to show, dinner commences approximately 2000 hours

Tickets and venue: Bruno's Bar Restaurant, Tradewinds, Ocean Village, telephone +350 20068444 website

In association with the Parasol Foundation, Anne-Sophie Bertrand will be the featured artist of the next concert of the Gibraltar Philharmonic Society in a harp recital on Thursday 19th February 2015 at 8:00pm, at the Convent Ballroom.

The programme will feature compositions by J.S. Bach, G. Fauré, E. Parish Alvars, M. Tournier, C.Debussy.

"Praised for her great sonority and her musical versatility, Anne-Sophie Bertrand is one of the most distinguished harpists of her generation.” Born in Paris, of Franco-American nationality, Anne-Sophie started playing the harp at the age of five. She accomplished her musical studies with Honours at the Royal Academy of Music of London with Skaila Kanga and received her Masters Degree at the Brussels Music Conservatorium.She received the title "Associate" granted by the Royal Academy of Music for outstanding musicians.A winner of numerous prizes; Tenuto soloists competition in Brussels, BBC young artists auditions, Cardiff international harp competition, Anne-Sophie was selected by the Parklane Group in London. As a result, she has given concerts throughout the UK, Europe and South America.Anne-Sophie was appointed Solo Harpist with Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra in 2000.A regular guest with such orchestras as the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Bamberger Symphoniker, L' Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France, she has worked with conductors such as Mariss Janssons, Paavo Järvi, Kurt Masur, Herbert Blomstedt, Daniel Harding, Pierre Boulez, Gianandrea Noseda, Gustavo Dudamel and Karel Mark Chichon.As a soloist, Anne-Sophie has performed with Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Brussels Philharmonic, Dortmund Philharmonic Orchestra, The NDR Symphony orchestra and with the Württemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn.

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  + 350 200 72134. A limited number of tickets at £10 are available to senior citizens and students via the John Mackintosh Hall at 308 Main Street.  Further information available from tel.: + 350 200 72134 or


Venue: St Andrew's Church, Governor's Parade

1000 - 1400 hours
Entrance fee: £1

Birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, Christenings - we have cards and gifts for all occasions - come and check out our range of hand-crafted, vintage and antique items.

We also have a variety of colourful and quirky collectables - coins, stamps, silver, jewellery, doll's house items, lead soldiers, Gibraltar memorabilia, books, puzzles and lots more.

Come and look round and sample our home-made refreshments.

Stalls available @ £10, table and cloth provided.

If you have craft items for sale, or if you need a clear out at home, please call 54023166 for further information

03 March 2015 to 13 March 2015

2015 Young Art Competitive Exhibition

Location: John Mackintosh Hall
Dates: 03 March - 13 March
Opening Hours: 0930-2130

The Ministry of Culture, in conjunction with the Gibraltar Cultural Services is inviting local artists of the annual Art Competition for Young Artists that will be held in February 2015. Closing date for receipt of entries is 6pm on Friday 20th February 2015. 

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 as at 2nd March 2015. Works must be original and not previously entered competitively, with the exception of non-winning entries in the 2014 Spring Art Competition and 2014 International Art Competition.

The Gibraltar Cultural Services is pleased to announce that rules of entry for this competition have been amended to allow for unframed artworks to be accepted and artist will be allowed to enter more entries. The changes to the rules have come about as a result of suggestions made by the local art teachers. It is thought that this will enable more young artists to take part in the competition with more works and without going into the expense of framing. Therefore, artists may submit a maximum of three artworks and two sculptures. All entries will be exhibited at the John Mackintosh Hall from the 3rd to 13th March 2015.

Entry forms and full conditions are available from:

  • Bayside and Westside Comprehensive Schools
  • Gibraltar College of Further Education
  • The Fine Arts Gallery, Casemates
  • John Mackintosh Hall, 308 Main Street
  • Or via email from: 

Entries may be handed in at the John Mackintosh Hall as from Wednesday 18th February 2015 from 3.30pm to 6pm.

Closing date for receipt of entries is 6pm on Friday 20th February 2015. 

For further information please contact the events department on 20067236 or email: 



05 March 2015

World Book Day 2015

World Book Day 2015 

Date: Thursday 05th March 2015

Location: John Mackintosh Hall

Time: 1000 -1900 


Local Authors stands in the foyer and Gallery; Book Fair and Book Crossing in Lower Exhibition Room

4 -6 PM (approx.) Story Time and Games, children aged 4-8 in Charles Hunt Room

Special tea service by Library Cafeteria to end the event

Fancy dress encouraged!

Contact for more info : Kieran Alman  20075669

12 March 2015 to 14 March 2015

Gibraltar International Dance Festival

Venue: John Mackintosh Hall Theatre, Main Street
Organised by M.O. Productions for further information please contact 20071635 or 

20 March 2015 to 22 March 2015

Gibraltar International Darts

Venue: Tercentenary Sports Hall  

Organised by the Ministry of Culture for further information contact the Ministry on +350 20047592 

24 March 2015 to 28 March 2015

Gibraltar International Drama Festival

Location: Ince's Hall Theatre

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 Supporting Player and Best Young Performer, 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.


Entry forms and full conditions are now available from the Gibraltar Cultural Services, 308 Main Street (John Mackintosh Hall) or by email: For any further information please contact GCS – Events Department on 20067236.


Closing date for entries is Friday 30th January 2015

19 April 2015

3rd Fun Run

The 3rd Annual STM Group 5km & 10km Fun Run in support of Gibraltar's Guardian Angel Foundation.

Both runs start from Casemates at 10am (with assembly from 9.30), a 10km route will see competitors run all the way around the Rock, and a shorter 5km circuit will take other participants on a run through the town.

As well as prizes awarded for the fastest finishers in both races, fastest teams and best overall fancy dress, we hope to once again be able to present many more awards. If you or your company would like to donate a prize for a particular category, please contact the team ‘Extra’ categories from last year included: fastest pet, fastest pram and final finisher.

Online Entry Form:

Sponsorship Form - all monies raised to go to guardian angel foundation:

Entry fees are as follows:
10k Run: £10 entry if paid in advance (or an entry fee of £15 on the day)
5k Run: £5 entry if paid in advance (or an entry fee of £10 on the day)
Children aged 12 and under pay £3 to take part in either run

Event t-shirts can be purchased in advance (latest orders 3 April) for £5, however should you raise in excess of £25 for the Guardian Angel Foundation, your t-shirt is completely free!

For details of how to register, entry fees and training schedules please refer to facebook page and in the local press from January 2015. Go to the STM GROUP FACEBOOK PAGE and click on EVENTS: please like and share this page with as many people as possible and keep following for regular updates.


27 April 2015

Workers Memorial Day

Venue: Lobby of Parliament House, Main Street

01 May 2015 to 20 June 2015

Gibraltar Spring Festival 2015

Full programme of events to be released in due course 

Venue: Casemates Square

Organised by the GISF Committee for further information contact email:


Saturday 16th May 2015 – Casemates Square.

For more information visit link below: 

Facebook : Gibraltar ClassicVehicles Association.

20 May 2015 to 21 May 2015

Spring Zarzuela

Venue: John Mackintosh Hall Theatre 

01 June 2015 to 05 June 2015

Shakespeare 4 Kidz

1st to 5th June 2015 at the John Mackintosh Hall Theatre 

16 June 2015 to 26 June 2015

Gibraltar Spring Art Exhibition

Venue: John Mackintosh Hall, Main Street

18 June 2015

World Music Festival

Venue: St Michael’s Cave

Organised by Gibraltar Productions for further information contact 20068899 or email:


Gibraltar’s true 'flavour' comes together once a year at the food festival “Calentita” which takes place each Spring at Casemates Square . The festival is a display of Gibraltar’s diversity and local customs and includes a wide array of local and international dishes. The event includes music, dance and a fireworks display.

04 July 2015

Miss Gibraltar 2015

Venue: Alameda Open Air Theatre, Alameda Botanic Gardens, Red Sands Road

11 July 2015 to 15 August 2015

Summer Nights 2015

Venue: Casemates Square (Full programme of events will be released in due course)


21 August 2015

Gibraltar Beer Fest

Venue: Bayside Sports Complex

Organised by Stephen Mascarenhas, for further information contact +350 54005729 or email:


This year once again there is a selection of beers & ciders from around the globe to suit all taste buds.

22 August 2015 to 30 August 2015

Gibraltar Fair 2015

The Gibraltar Fair sees a varied range of attractions for different age groups. 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 will also be prepared for the Family Pavilion and will is located on site at the fairground. 

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

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

22 August 2015 to 08 September 2015

National Week Celebrations

Full programme of events will be released in due course


If you like live music, mark Saturday the 5 of September in your diary for 

12 hours of unforgettable fun for all the family.! The Gibraltar Music Festival will take place at the Victoria Stadium, featuring world class artists. They'll be joined by some of the Rock's most talented musicians. 

Venue: Victoria Stadium

Organised by the Ministry of Culture for further information contact the Ministry on telephone: +35020047592 

10 September 2015

National Day 2015

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 dignatories. This is followed by a traditional release of 30,000 red and white balloons at Casemates Square.

A full programme of events for National Day 2015 will be released in due course
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.

01 October 2015 to 04 October 2015

IDO European Showdance Championships

See website for details:

05 October 2015 to 19 December 2015

Autumn Culture Programme

Full programme of events will be released in due course


20 October 2015 to 25 October 2015

Gibraltar Jazz Festival 2015

Dates and venues to be confirmed
Organised by the Ministry of Culture for further information contact the Ministry on telephone: +350 20047592 

02 November 2015 to 15 November 2015

Gibraltar International Art Exhibition 2015

Venue: Gustavo Bacarisas Gallery, The Balcony, Casemates Barracks, Casemates Square

26 December 2015

Polar Bear Swim 2015

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, Camp Bay and Eastern Beach, 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.

No entry fee but donations welcome 

31 December 2015 to 01 January 2016

New Year's Eve 2015

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.