Events

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: culture.info@culture.gov.gi 

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: culture.info@culture.gov.gi 

 

 

Venue: Instituto Cervantes of Gibraltar, 

10 Market Lane – Cloister Building

Tel: +350 200 69888 

D. Miguel Ángel Gálvez, 

Presidente Asociación Cultural “Bernardo de Gálvez”

D. Manuel Olmedo, historian

Bernardo de Gálvez

This American Independence hero was until recently a figure virtually forgotten in Spanish history. Bernardo de Galvez, Spanish Governor of Louisiana, marched with George Washington and managed, amongst other battles, the important victory at the Battle Pensacola in 1781, against England, favoring the interests of the American colonists in their fight for independence.The Crown appointed him Viceroy of the New Spain, where he died in 1786 just after turning 40.


Este héroe de la independencia norteamericana era hasta hace muy poco una figura prácticamente olvidada en la Historia de España. Bernardo de Gálvez, el gobernador español de Luisiana, marchó junto a George Washington y alcanzó, entre otras, la importante victoria de la Batalla de Pensacola, en 1781, contra Inglaterra, favoreciendo los intereses de los colonos americanos en su lucha por la Independencia. La Corona lo nombró Virrey de la Nueva España y allí falleció en 1786 cuando acababa de cumplir los 40 años.

05 March 2015

World Book Day 2015

World Book Day 2015 

Date: Thursday 05th March 2015

Location: John Mackintosh Hall

Time: 1000 -1900 

Information: 

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  Kieran.alman@culture.gov.gi  20075669


Venue: Victory Suite at the Rock Hotel, Europa Road

Time: 20:00 hours

Tickets £40 for dinner,cocktail, coffee and wine

Bookings: +350 56001830


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 mopro@gibtelecom.net 

Event: Sizzling Salsa at the Sunborn Gibraltar 5-Star Yacht Hotel

Date: Thursday 12 March 2015

From: 2000

Location: Sky Restaurant

Price: Full Gastronomic Package: £37.50, Wine Packages from £12.00

Bookings: (+350) 200 16923

The evening of 16th March 2015 will be very special at the Convent Ballroom at 8:00 pm when violin virtuoso Vadim Gluzman together with pianist Evgenyi Sinayskiy will perform works by Prokofiev, Debussy and Tchaikovsky. The concert is organized by the Gibraltar Philharmonic Society on behalf of Huber&Co Ltd. Gibraltar.

The Spokesman of the Society commented - "We are grateful to Huber & Co Ltd Gibraltar whose kind sponsorship is allowing us to hear Maestro Gluzman! Due to the very busy schedule of Maestro Gluzman it has taken the Society four years to secure his services and we are extremely excited about this unique opportunity."

Vadim Gluzman’s extraordinary artistry brings back to life the glorious violinistic tradition of the 19th and 20th centuries. His wide repertoire embraces contemporary music and his performances are heard around the world through live broadcasts and a striking catalogue of award-winning recordings exclusively for the BIS label.

Evgeny Sinaiskiy comes from an acclaimed musical family and is a pianist who has dedicated his life to chamber performance and teaching, absorbing the traditions of both the Russian and western European schools. He regularly appears in recitals and partners other renowned musicians in chamber ensembles and at master-classes.

Tickets are priced at £7 child / £10 adult or £30 for Family ticket (2 adults + 2 kids, or 1 adult + 3 kids) for the orchestral concert for children and are on sale at John Mackintosh Hall or by telephone +350 56011000.
Tickets for the evening concert are priced at £20 and 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 are made available to Senior Citizens and Students via the John Mackintosh Hall at 308 Main Street.

Further information available from telephone: + 350 200 72134 or www.philharmonic.gi



18 March 2015

Romancing the Stone

Gibraltar DFAS are having a most interesting lecture, a favourite for the ladies.

Joanna Hardy a regular jewellery expert on the BBC Antiques Roadshow, trained as a goldsmith before working for De Beers valuing and grading rough diamonds and then becoming one of the few woman diamond dealers.

There can therefore be no better authority to give us an insight into gemstones.

Joanna will tell us about their origin , popularity and the prices that some of them have obtained at auction and in the market place.

She will help us explore the art of cutting and take us on a visual tour of Jaipur, one of the main cutting centres for coloured stones.

This talk will be of interest to anyone who has bought precious stones at some time in their life.

Please join us at the O'Callaghan Eliott Hotel. Welcome drinks 1830 hours , lecture 1930 hours, members and guests welcome . Guests £10.00 at the door.

 

Venue: Gibraltar Garrison Library, Governor's Parade

Time: 19:00 hours

A cello recital with readings with music by Bach, Saint Saens, Haydn, Gendron, Casals and words to remember the Great War of 1914-1918.  Proceeds from this event will go to the Royal British Legion.

Tickets priced at £10 from The Garrison Library and Solomon Levy Estate Agents, Convent Place.

20 March 2015 to 22 March 2015

3rd Gibraltar Darts Trophy

3rd Gibraltar Darts Trophy

Friday 20th - Sunday 22nd March 2015, 

Tercentenary Sports Hall, Victoria Stadium

For further information contact the offices of the Ministry of Sports, City Hall

Tel: (+350) 200 47592

Email: mschy.info@gibraltar.gov.gi

 

Travel and accommodation packages available on request.
21 March 2015

Hip Hop on the Rock

LOGIC- The peoples army UK.
 
MIKE kALLE- street souls UK

IBRAREY- Ibraprod Morocco.

This is the first time ever these three acts will be sharing a stage on the Rock on the Rock club. Tickets will be limited so buy in advance.  Tel: +35054021137/ +35054035090.
Ticket-£10/€15.
Any true Hip Hop fan would relish the opportunity to see these hard hitting acts for only £10 in such close setting.
All profits will go to charity.

 

23 March 2015 to 28 March 2015

Gibraltar International Drama Festival

2015 GIBRALTAR DRAMA FESTIVAL

The Ministry of Culture, in conjunction with the Gibraltar Cultural Services, is pleased to announce that the 2015 Gibraltar Drama Festival will take place between Monday 23rd and Saturday 28th March 2015. A total of 12 plays will be presented as follows:

Monday 23rd March 2015 – 8pm

Bayside Comprehensive School

1.  Bayside and Westside Drama Group presents: ‘To Touch the Face of God’ an original drama by Julian Felice.

2.  Bayside and Westside Drama Group presents: ‘Utrecht’ an original drama by Julian Felice.

Tuesday 24th March 2015 – 8pm

Ince’s Hall Theatre

Junior Night

1.  Santos Productions Academy presents: ‘Meet the Twits’ a non-competitive entry by infant players. Short play by Roald Dahl adapted by David Wood.

2.  Santos Productions Academy presents: ‘Body Talk’, a play by Andy Rashleigh.

3.  BUDS presents: ‘Time Travellers’, an original play by Jackie Villa and St Anne’s Middle School pupils.

Wednesday 25th March 2015 – 8pm

Ince’s Hall Theatre

1.  Trafalgar Theatre Group presents: ‘Shoot/Get Treasure Part 1’,an adult drama by Mark Ravenhill. 

2.  Trafalgar Theatre Group presents: ‘Shoot/Get Treasure Part 2’, a adult drama by Mark Ravenhill. 

Thursday 26th March 2015 – 8pm

Ince’s Hall Theatre

1.  Rock Theatre presents: ‘Return Journey’, a drama by Dylan Thomas.

2.  Medway Little Theatre Youth Company from the UK presents: ‘Yorrick’ a comedy by Bob Cooke.

3.  Rock Theatre presents: ‘All’s Well That Ends As You Like It’ a coarse comedy by Michael Green.

Friday 27th March 2015 – 8pm

Ince’s Hall Theatre

1.  Santos Productions Academy presents: ‘Who Cares?’ an original drama byChristian Santos.

2.  Hamdram Theatre Company from the UK presents: ‘Ringside’ a comedy by Bob Cooke.

Saturday 28th March 2015 – 8pm

Ince’s Hall Theatre

GALA NIGHT – Final presentation of three plays selected by the Adjudicator to provide a balanced evening’s entertainment, followed by the awards ceremony by the Minister for Culture, The Hon Steven Linares.

The Adjudicator will give a short delivery about each performance at the end of every evening.

Tickets for the festival will be on sale on weekdays at the John Mackintosh Hall as from Monday 2nd March 2015 between 9.30am and 4.30pm. During performance days, tickets will be on sale at the venue between 6.30pm and 8pm. Tickets are priced as follows:

Performance – £5.00

Gala Night – £10.00 

Season Ticket - £ 25.00

For any further information please contact the Events Department, Gibraltar Cultural Services on 20067236 or email: culture.info@culture.gov.gi


St Andrews Church,

Governors Parade


10:00 hours - 14:00 hours  entrance £1

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

You will be able to find silverware, jewellery, cards for every occasion, coins and stamps, dolls house items, books and jigsaw puzzles.

As usual you can enjoy delicious home-baked cakes, and sandwiches in the lounge at very reasonable prices.

Stalls available @ £10 to include table and cloth.

For further information please call 540 23 166.


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 funrun@stmgroupplc.com. ‘Extra’ categories from last year included: fastest pet, fastest pram and final finisher.

Online Entry Form: http://goo.gl/T7Eug8

Sponsorship Form - all monies raised to go to guardian angel foundation: http://goo.gl/I0n2X3


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.

 

28 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


07 May 2015 to 09 May 2015

The Dance Nationals 2015

‘Selecting the Gibraltar National Dance Team for the

2015 IDO European Championships’

The Gibraltar National Dance Organisation has started its selection process for dancers to compete at the forthcoming IDO European Show Dance Championships that will be held in Gibraltar in October 2015.

The GNDO shall be organising the Gibraltar National Championships from the 7 to 9 May 2015at the John Mackintosh Hall Theatre. The championships will follow the same procedure of national competitions as accredited by the world governing body, the International Dance Organisation. The national show dance competition is open to all individual dancers, groups and schools in the Children, Junior and Adult divisions. The categories for this competition are Solo, Duet and Groups sections.

Dancers who qualify from this competition will join those dancers already selected for the Formation section, and will form the 2015 Gibraltar National Dance Team.

GNDO President, Seamus Byrne said,

The competition is the local qualifier to gain entry into the IDO European Show Dance Championships that will be staged in Gibraltar in October 2015. This is a unique opportunity for local dancers to compete at the prestigious IDO event in our homeland and for them to show the world the high standards that exist locally.

We are therefore hoping that all local dance schools and other individuals will be part of this exciting competition.’

Entry forms are available from local dance schools or by contacting the GNDO on e-mail: gndo@gibtelecom.net. The closing date for entries is Friday 20th March 2015.

The IDO European Championships, which have the full backing of Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar, will take place between the 1st and 4th October 2015.

 

Organised by the GISF Committee for further information contact email: chairman@gibraltarsongfestival.com

 

Saturday 16th May 2015 – Casemates Square.

For more information visit link below:

 http://www.gibraltarclassiccar.com/ 

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 


Attention all adventurous spirits and ocean lovers. Mark it in your diary - On Friday 12 June, Ocean Village will host the Gibraltar - Morocco Yacht Rally.  Join the world's most sociable Yacht Rally. 

Full details at www.boatshedgibraltar.com 

 or contact Boatshed on: boats@boatshedgibraltar.com 

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: info@gibraltarproductions.com

 

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: crucial@gibtelecom.net

 

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: forty@gibtelecom.net 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.

18 September 2015

Gibraltar Wedding Show

The Confetti Wedding Show will bring together over 100 wedding specialists aboard the Sunborn Luxury Floating Hotel for a 3-day wedding extravaganza. With vendors from every aspect of the bridal industry including, dress designers, venues, planners, florists, photographers and cake makers, this unique event will provide you with unparalleled networking opportunities with many of the leading wedding contacts of Southern Spain.

01 October 2015 to 04 October 2015

IDO European Showdance Championships

The Gibraltar National Dance Organisation will be organising the IDO European Show Dance Championships that will be held in Gibraltar in October 2015.

The international competition will be held from the 1st to 4th October at the Tercentenary Sports Hall. The event is organised by the GNDO and Santos Productions.

For further details please visit  

www.eurodanceshow2015.com

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.