Events

09 December 2015 to 19 February 2016

Affordable Art Show

Affordable Art  Show at the 

Fine Arts Gallery,

Casemates Square

 

Time:  

10.00am to 6.00pm - Entrance Free

For further info please contact the Fine Arts Gallery on +350 20052126 or email: finearts@gibtelecom.net


10 February 2016

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year Lion Dance Celebration 

Year of the Monkey 2016

Parade in Gibraltar starts at 3.30pm from City Hall to Casemates

6.00pm at Ocean Village Casino Admiral

10 February 2016 to 10 February 2016

Chinese New Year Parade in Gibraltar

On Wednesday 10th February 2016, Gibraltar will celebrate the year of the monkey with a parade from City Hall to Casemates Square. 


Come and celebrate with us. 

11 February 2016 to 14 February 2016

Gibraltar Backgammon

  1. The tournament is played as a qualifying round where all play 6-7 Matches to 11 point depending on number of players. If players win at least 4-5 matches they qualify for the main round which is played as a cup tournament. All players who did not win 4-5 matches plays in the consolation. There are no last chance.

    Players winning the most matches in qualifying rounds will be the first to get a bye if any.

    Qualifying rounds are played on Thursday-Friday.

    Main is played Saturday and semi and final on Sunday.

  2. For further information please contact -  http://www.gibraltarbackgammon.com/

11 February 2016

Violonchello Recital

The Gibraltar 

Philharmonic Society

Presents At The Convent Ballroom

Bruno Delepelaire, 

Nathanaël Gouin



Beethoven, 

Debussy, 

Rachmaninov


At 8pm

Tickets priced at £20.00 available from Sacarello’s coffee shop – restaurant in Irish Town and The Silver Shop at 222 Main Street.

A limited number of tickets at £10.00 are made available to senior citizens and students via the John Mackintosh Hall at 308 Main Street


Further information + 350 200 72134 or www.philharmonic.gi




13 February 2016

Gibtalks 2016

Gibraltar Cultural Services, working alongside playwright, actor, director, and teacher, Julian Felice, will be holding the GibTalks event on Saturday 13th February 2016 at the John Mackintosh Hall. The idea is styled on the very successful TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) series of talks (www.ted.com), GibTalks will see a range of local speakers deliver fifteen-minute talks on a broad spectrum of subjects with the aim of focusing on the anecdotal, the personal, and the light-hearted as opposed to heavy-going academics and agendas.

The organisers are pleased to announce the following speakers who will represent a cross-section of the community and will help to make up a rich and varied programme:

The Hon Fabian Picardo QC MP

The Hon Edwin Reyes MP  

John Goncalves

Keith Bensusan

Davina Barbara

Rebecca Faller

Tiffany Button-Reyes

Fabian Vinet

Paul Cosquieri

Polly Lavarello

Daniella Tilbury

Richard Cartwright

Kenneth Cardona

In addition to the invited guest speakers, four ten-minute slots have also been allocated to members of the public who will have the opportunity to speak to the audience about an issue close to their hearts. The four individuals are:

Phillip Vasquez

Tomasz Zakrzewicz

Geri Cummings

Eyleen Sheil

Tickets for the event will be on sale as from Monday 11th January 2016 from the John Mackintosh Hall reception and online on www.buytickets.gi. Tickets are priced at £5. Tickets will enable ticket-holders to pop in and out of the event as they please, during the course of the day.

GibTalks has a Facebook event page and a Twitter account (@gib_talks). For further information please contact the Events Department on 350 20067236 or email: info@culture.gi

 

Editor’s Note:

For any interviews please contact Julian Felice on mobile 350 54013304


13 February 2016

Valentines at Sunborn Hotel

Venue: Sky Restaurant, Sunborn Hotel

5 Course Dinner with Sparkling Cocktail D'amore

Live Entertainment

From 6.30pm 

£49.00 per person

Dinner & Room Package from £244.00 per couple

Make your booking by calling Tel - 350 20016923



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

St Valentines Eve Dinner with Live Music

For reservations please contact Tatiana on 350 20070500 or email - tatiana.chawlowska@ocallaghanhotels.com


14 February 2016

Valentine's Day Brunch

Bubbly Brunch Buffet

At the O'Callaghan Eliott Hotel Veranda Bar, Governor's Parade

From 11.00am till 2.00pm
For more information please contact 350 20070500
20 February 2016 to 21 February 2016

Sunborn Wedding Show

Venue Sunborn Hotel, Ocean  Village

Saturday 20th from 1.00pm till 5.00pm
Sunday 21st from 3.00pm till 7.00pm
Get into the spirit of an unforgetable wedding day, showcasing the very best of suppliers to make any wedding exceptionally special.


27 February 2016

Paul Isola & Friends

Big Man Entertainment presents Paul Isola and Friends at

 St Michael's Cave

An evening of music by local bands Melon Diesel, Area 52, Adrian Pisarello, Reach, Gib Floyd, Heritage, DCR and many more.

For more information please contact the following


 facebook.com/entertainmentbigman

27 February 2016

Craft & Collector's Fair

St Andrew’s Church,

 

Governor’s Parade

 

From-10 am to 2 pm  entrance £1

Silver, ceramics, lead soldiers, doll’s house items, jewellery, books and puzzles, stamps and coins, Gibraltar memorabilia, antique and vintage items, retro and modern collectables,

 

hand-crafted items and more…free wifi


home-made cakes and refreshments in the lounge

All proceeds to the Church Restoration Fund

Stalls £10: table and cloth provided.  Enquiries please call +350 540 23 166

Next Fair: 19th March 2016



27 February 2016

Totally Awesome 80's

O'Callaghan Eliott Hotel, Governor's Parade

80's Night with live show and dance

includes 2 course dinner

For further information please contact tel - 350 20070500 or 

email - tatiana.chawlowska@ocallaghanhotels.com

02 March 2016 to 11 March 2016

Young Art Competition

This Art Exhibition is dedicated to showcasing Gibraltar’s young upcoming artists. This competitive exhibition is for local artists aged between 14yrs old and 24yrs old. All participating entries can be viewed at the John Mackintosh Hall Gallery. Entrance is free of charge. The winning entry receives Ministry of Culture Prize of £1000 and the 2nd Prize receives the Aquagib Award of £500. The are two additional prizes awarded by the Alwani Trust being the school years 9-11 and school years 12-13.

03 March 2016 to 05 March 2016

Gibraltar International Dance Festival

14th GIBRALTAR INTERNATIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL 2016

Now in its 14th year, M.O. Productions is inviting entries for participation at the annual Gibraltar International Dance Festival. The Festival shall take place at the John Mackintosh Hall Theatre between 2nd and 4th March 2016.  

The event is affiliated to the British Federation of Festivals and the Gibraltar National Dance Organisation. It is an event open for individuals, groups and academies with the opportunity of performing in various dance categories and styles. The competition is open to everyone, with interest already received by the organisers from various international countries.

Commenting on the announcement, M.O. Productions Director Seamus Byrne said:

‘We are pleased to announce the annual Gibraltar International Dance Festival is taking place in March 2016. The festival provides for local standards to increase and at the same time to raise our international profile. We hope that local dancers will make the most of an event which will act as a platform for future dance events both in Gibraltar and abroad.’

Prizes include:

M.O. Productions Bursary Award    £500 and Trophy

Best Female Dancer of the Festival  £150 and Trophy

Best Male Dancer of the Festival  £150 and Trophy

M.O. Productions Sussex Award  Flight and accommodation to participate at the 2017 Sussex Festival of Song and Dance, in Brighton

Best Choreographer   Trophy

Entry forms and conditions are available from:

  • Local dance schools
  • Email: mopro@gibtelecom.net
  • On Pointe Dance School at Casemates Square

Closing date for entries is Friday 15th January 2016. 


Meeting at the John Mackintosh Hall at 7.00pm

For further information please contact Vin Mifsud on 350 20073660 or 350 54011677

Coach Trip to a beautiful plant nursery near Rota in Spain (details to follow later). Will start on the Spanish side of the frontier at about 9am and finish early evening.Breakfast and lunch at suitable venues on the way.

 

For further information please contact Vin Mifsud on 350 20073660 or 350 54011677

14 March 2016 to 19 March 2016

Gibraltar International Drama Competition

 GIBRALTAR DRAMA FESTIVAL 2016

Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry of Culture is pleased to announce that the Gibraltar International Drama Festival will take place at the Ince’s Hall Theatre between Monday 14th and Saturday 19th March 2016.

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.

Entry forms and full conditions are now available from the Gibraltar Cultural Services, 308 Main Street (John Mackintosh Hall) or by visiting our website: www.culture.gi  or by email:

info@culture.gi

For any further information please contact GCS – Events Department on +350 20067236.

Closing date for entries is Monday 18th January 2016.


19 March 2016

Craft & Collectors Fair

St Andrew’s Church,

 

Governor’s Parade

 

From-10 am to 2 pm  entrance £1

Silver, ceramics, lead soldiers, doll’s house items, jewellery, books and puzzles, stamps and coins, Gibraltar memorabilia, antique and vintage items, retro and modern collectables,

hand-crafted items and more…free wifi


home-made cakes and refreshments in the lounge

All proceeds to the Church Restoration Fund

Stalls £10: table and cloth provided.  Enquiries please call +350 540 23 166




Meeting at the John Mackintosh Hall at 7pm

A talk and a demonstration about Flower Arranging to inspire you to enter an arrangement in the show.


 For further information please contact Vin Mifsud on 350 20073660 or 350 54011677

Flower Show 

Open all day at the John Mackintosh Hall. Prize giving at 6pm.


For further information please contact Vin Mifsud on 350 20073660 or 350 54011677

The 2016 (VII) GISF will at the Tercentenary Sports Hall, Gibraltar. Early interest indicates that they will be receiving entries from more countries than ever before. The level of competition is therefore undoubtedly going to be extremely keen. Don’t miss it!

For further information please visit :www.gibraltarsongfestival.com


23 April 2016

Craft & Collectors Fair

St Andrew’s Church,

 

Governor’s Parade

 

From-10 am to 2 pm  entrance £1

Silver, ceramics, lead soldiers, doll’s house items, jewellery, books and puzzles, stamps and coins, Gibraltar memorabilia, antique and vintage items, retro and modern collectables,

hand-crafted items and more…free wifi


home-made cakes and refreshments in the lounge

All proceeds to the Church Restoration Fund

Stalls £10: table and cloth provided.  Enquiries please call +350 540 23 166



01 May 2016 to 19 June 2016

Spring Festival 2016

Music, Dance, Art etc

Full programme of events released in due course





01 May 2016

May Day 2016

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.

A visit to the new glass house at the Alameda Gardens or a picnic in the Commonwealth Park, details later

For further information please contact Vin Mifsud on 350 20073660 or 350 54011677

05 May 2016 to 08 May 2016

Darts Trophy 2016

4th Gibraltar Darts Trophy

At Tercentenary Sports Hall

17 May 2016 to 18 May 2016

Spring Zarzuela

The Gibraltar Cultural Services is pleased to announce the return of the Teatro Lirico Andaluz to perform in Gibraltar as part of the Spring Festival programme at the John Mackintosh Hall.


Further details will be released in due course. 

St Andrew’s Church,

 

Governor’s Parade

 

From-10 am to 2 pm  entrance £1

Silver, ceramics, lead soldiers, doll’s house items, jewellery, books and puzzles, stamps and coins, Gibraltar memorabilia, antique and vintage items, retro and modern collectables,

hand-crafted items and more…free wifi


home-made cakes and refreshments in the lounge

All proceeds to the Church Restoration Fund

Stalls £10: table and cloth provided.  Enquiries please call +350 540 23 166


23 May 2016 to 27 May 2016

Young Shakespeare Company

The Young Shakespeare Company will be returning to Gibraltar following last year's success with local students. 

The Company was founded in 1989 by Artistic Director Christopher Geelan and Sarah Gordon. Their team of professional actors and storytellers perform Shakespeare’s plays for young people in schools and theatres across the UK and internationally. They have performed to 100,000 children in over 800 primary and secondary schools. Their projects have been cited by the Arts Council as an example of excellence in arts education practice.

They will be performing an abridged version of The Tempest, together with an entertaining 40 minute interactive session in which the actors demonstrate how they make choices and interpretations about character, staging and setting in order to turn a script into a performance.

YSC Official Website


24 May 2016 to 03 June 2016

Spring Art Festival

The visual arts competition is open to Gibraltarians and residents of Gibraltar aged 16 and over. Categories include digital art, video, photography and installations. A maximum of two entries may be submitted by each artist.

This art exhibition forms part of the Spring Festival program. All participating entries can be viewed at the John Mackintosh Hall. Entrance is free of charge.

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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.


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

Miss Gibraltar Official Website


Calentita is the culmination of the Spring Festival Programme, organised by Word of Mouth in collaboration with the Gibraltar Cultural Services


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. This year we will have stalls from UK, India, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Genoese and many more. As well as being able to sample mouth-watering cuisine there will also be plenty of entertainment for the whole family. The event culminates with a one minute firework display!


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


23 June 2016 to 24 June 2016

World Music Festival

For further information please contact : info@gibraltarproductions.com

09 July 2016 to 13 August 2016

Summer Nights 2016

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 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.

06 August 2016

Harley Davidson Rally

 

19 August 2016

Gibraltar Beer Festival

As part of the National Week celebrations the Gibraltar Beer Festival 11th Edition kicks off at 7pm

 At Bayside Sports Complex. 

Info: (+350) 54005729


20 August 2016 to 28 August 2016

Gibraltar Fair 2016

A varied range of rides for different age groups will be provided by Atracciones y Espectáculos Hermanos Guerrero Toledo from Barbate. Additionally, there will also be tombolas, 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 with local and visiting performers.  

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

20 August 2016 to 10 September 2016

National Celebrations


03 September 2016 to 04 September 2016

Gibraltar Music Fstival

Make sure you are signed up to the GMF mailing list to ensure that you are first to hear about artist announcements and ticket ‘on sale’ dates: www.gibraltarmusicfestival.com

Further information will be released in due course.


10 September 2016

National Day 2016

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


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.


17 September 2016

Craft & Collectors Fair

St Andrew’s Church,

 

Governor’s Parade

 

From-10 am to 2 pm  entrance £1

Silver, ceramics, lead soldiers, doll’s house items, jewellery, books and puzzles, stamps and coins, Gibraltar memorabilia, antique and vintage items, retro and modern collectables,

hand-crafted items and more…free wifi


home-made cakes and refreshments in the lounge

All proceeds to the Church Restoration Fund

Stalls £10: table and cloth provided.  Enquiries please call +350 540 23 166


03 October 2016 to 31 December 2016

Autumn Culture Programme

Music, Dance, Art etc (Full programme of events released in due course)

22 October 2016

Craft & Collectors Fair

St Andrew’s Church,

 

Governor’s Parade

 

From-10 am to 2 pm  entrance £1

Silver, ceramics, lead soldiers, doll’s house items, jewellery, books and puzzles, stamps and coins, Gibraltar memorabilia, antique and vintage items, retro and modern collectables,

hand-crafted items and more…free wifi


home-made cakes and refreshments in the lounge

All proceeds to the Church Restoration Fund

Stalls £10: table and cloth provided.  Enquiries please call +350 540 23 166


26 October 2016 to 27 October 2016

Autumn Zarzuela

The Gibraltar Cultural Services is pleased to announce the return of the Teatro Lirico Andaluz to perform in Gibraltar as part of the Autumn Cultural programme. 


Further details will be released in due course.

17 November 2016 to 20 November 2016

Gibraltar Literary Festival 2016

2016 will see the 4th  Gibunco Gibraltar International Literary Festival come to life.

More than 80 world-class writers, performers and public figures will once again gather on the Rock for the three day festival organised by HM Government.

We will also see the return of the special School’s Festival programme devised with the Department of Education, specifically for local students.

A celebration of literature, food, and music not to be missed!

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

Gibraltar Literary Festival Official Website


18 November 2016

Festival of Lights

 A great fun-filled family event organised by the Gibraltar Cultural Services and the Gibraltar Electricity Authority. 

The official switching-on ceremony of the Christmas illuminations and a live show featuring local dancers, singers and choirs. Plus, a special appearance from Father Christmas and his Elves! There will also be opportunity for the children to visit him in his grotto.

For further information please contact the Events Department at GCS on 20075669  or info@culture.gi


19 November 2016

Craft & Collectors Fair

St Andrew’s Church,

 

Governor’s Parade

 

From-10 am to 2 pm  entrance £1

Silver, ceramics, lead soldiers, doll’s house items, jewellery, books and puzzles, stamps and coins, Gibraltar memorabilia, antique and vintage items, retro and modern collectables,

hand-crafted items and more…free wifi


home-made cakes and refreshments in the lounge

All proceeds to the Church Restoration Fund

Stalls £10: table and cloth provided.  Enquiries please call +350 540 23 166


26 November 2016 to 08 January 2017

Christmas Fair Attractions

Organised by the Gibraltar Cultural Services

For further information please contact Gibraltar Cultural Services at info@culture.gi


10 December 2016

Craft & Collectors Fair

St Andrew’s Church,

 

Governor’s Parade

 

From-10 am to 2 pm  entrance £1

Silver, ceramics, lead soldiers, doll’s house items, jewellery, books and puzzles, stamps and coins, Gibraltar memorabilia, antique and vintage items, retro and modern collectables,

hand-crafted items and more…free wifi


home-made cakes and refreshments in the lounge

All proceeds to the Church Restoration Fund

Stalls £10: table and cloth provided.  Enquiries please call +350 540 23 166