13 December 2016 to 23 January 2017

Affordable Art Christmas Art Exhibition

At the Fine Arts Gallery, Casemates

Christmas Art Exhibition


Free Entry



Monday - Friday 

10am-2pm and 3pm-6pm

For further information please contact the Fine Arts Gallery on 350 20052126 or email

19 January 2017 to 28 January 2017

Robin Hood The Pantomime

By The Trafalgar Theatre Group

At the Ince's Hall, 310 Main Street

Thursday 19th January at 19:30 - 

Friday 20th January at 19:30

Saturday 21st January at 14:30 & 19:30 - 

Sunday 22nd January at 14:30

Thursday 26th January at 19:30 - 

Friday 27th January at 19:30

Saturday 28th January at 14:30 & 19:30

Tickets £6 and £7

Tickets on sale from at Ince's Hall box office; Weekdays 6 - 7:30pm

or prior to performances. For more information call 350 20065410 (box office hours only).

23 January 2017 to 02 February 2017

Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival

Venue - The Caleta Hotel


 Time -  8pm

“The annual Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival has established itself as the most prestigious open tournament in the world”The Sunday Times

The Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival is a chess tournament held annually at the Caleta Hotel in Gibraltar since 2003. The main event, the Masters, is open to all, and was voted “Best Open Event in the World” by the Association of Chess Professionals. The Gibraltar Chess Festival is well known for giving particular prominence to women’s chess.

For more information about 2017 Chess Festival check

28 January 2017

Craft & Collectors Fair

At St Andrews Church

Governors Parade

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Happy New Year to all our supporters!

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, Gibraltar memorabilia, model soldiers, dolls house items, puzzles and books, as well as hand-crafted cards and gifts.

Sample our choice of hot and cold snacks, drinks, and home-made cakes served in the lounge.

Stalls available at £10 - table and cloth provided.

Please call 350 54023166 for further information.

01 February 2017

Chinese New Year


New Years Celebration 

From 3pm – 5pm at Casemates



Contact Yongnan Zhang

Gibraltar Chinese Association


Mobile 350 54026322

08 February 2017 to 12 February 2017

Gibraltar Backgammon Competition

Venue - The Caleta Hotel, Sir Herbert Miles Road



£30,000 to be won in Prize money!

 No Registration Fees - Registration online

Welcome Cocktail, Sightseeing lunch and prize giving dinner

For further information please contact -

11 February 2017

Gibtalks 2017

Venue - John Mackintosh Hall, 308 Main Street


 Time - 10am - 5pm

Gibraltar Cultural Services, working alongside playwright, actor, director, and teacher, Julian Felice, will be holding the GibTalks event. The idea is styled on the very successful TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) series of talks (, 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.

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

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

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.

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:

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

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

13 June 2017 to 14 June 2017


At the John Mackintosh Hall, 308 Main Street


 Time -8pm - 10pm

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.  

For further information please contact

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.

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

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.