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
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Tribute Show and Dinner
Venue: La Sala, Sunborne Hotel, Ocean Village
Tribute to Barry White by Dave Largie
For further information please contact Tel: 350 20016870 of email reservations@LaSalaGibraltar.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
At the GIBRALTAR
TERCENTENARY SPORTS HALL, VICTORIA STADIUM
FOR ENQUIRIES AND TICKETS PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICES OF THE MINISTRY OF SPORTS, CITY HALL
TEL: (+350) 200 47592 EMAIL: MCMYS.INFO@GIBRALTAR.GOV.GI
ST ANDREWS CHURCH
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.
Ace of Slades
Giles Ramirez & Stephen Mclaren
Nigel Palmer & Philip Valverde
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.
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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.
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You can find out more about our Beacon Lecture Series here.
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.
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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.
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
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
At the Tercentenary Sports Hall
See the world's top players, live on the Rock.
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Ceremonial Guard Mounting
From The Convent, Main Street
At 12 noon
From Casemates Square/ The Piazza
At 12 noon
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.
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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
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 shops, cafes,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.
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.
Venue - St Michael Cave
Organised by Gibraltar Productions
For further information please visit Gibraltar World Music Festival Official Website
At Casemates Square
From - 7pm - 1amCalentita 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.
Venue - . Alameda Open-Air Theatre,
Time - 9pm,
Tickets £15, part proceeds for Bloodwise Gibraltar
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.
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.
Venue - Alameda Open-Air Theatre,
Time - 9pm,
Tickets £15, part proceeds to BloodWise Gibraltar
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.
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.