Events

Gibraltar Cultural Services Calendar of Events 2018



01 January 2018 to 31 December 2018

Youth Arts Jamboree


A Cultural Development Programme

Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture and Youth, has today launched the Youth Arts Jamboree, a cultural development programme dedicated to young people.

The activities offered in the programme are all geared for children and young people aged between 4 and 24 years old. The Jamboree will be held from the 12th February to the 10th March 2018. Activities will include the reintroduction of school visits to the historic City Hall, led by Her Worship the Mayor Kaiane Aldorino Lopez, and a poetry jam led by Tanya Santini and Jonathan Teuma. Other events will include the established art, dance and music competitions as well as the World Book Day celebrations.

The Jamboree will culminate with a Youth Open Day organised by GCS and the Gibraltar Youth Service. The Open Day will be a cultural and youth providers fair where organisations can highlight what they can offer our youth. Some of these will include: the Scouts Movement, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Childline, the Gibraltar National Dance Organisation, Gibraltar Academy for Music and Performing Arts and the Gibraltar Museum. The Open Day will also involve youth performances and interactive workshops. The organisers are very grateful to Gibtelecom for sponsoring part of the event.

The Minister for Culture and Youth, the Hon Steven Linares, commenting on the launch, said: ‘It gives me great pleasure to present the full and varied development programme that has been produced by Gibraltar Cultural Services with the support of the Gibraltar Youth Service. The aim of the Jamboree is to invest in young people, to get more of our youth involved in the community, give them a voice and in turn celebrate their achievements.

‘It is imperative that we invest in our youth so that we can have more young people in cultural activities and that as a community, we can celebrate young people’s artistic and cultural achievements.

‘I look forward to the participation of many of our youth in this unique Jamboree.’


CEO Designate at Gibraltar Cultural Services, Seamus Byrne, said: ‘GCS are delighted to be able to

present this development programme for HM Government of Gibraltar. We hope that this is the

start of a cultural revolution that will ensure we create cultural awareness amongst our youth, so

that we produce the cultural, youth and heritage leaders of the future.

‘We need more young people involved in photography, fine arts, drama, architecture and many

other genres of the Humanities spectrum. GCS believes that the Youth Arts Jamboree initiative,

will become a very important development programme for Gibraltar, as it will provide a platform

that will contribute to our community’s cultural growth.

For any enquiry please contact Gibraltar Cultural Services, Events Department, on telephone

350 20 067236 or email: info@culture.gi


Programme of Events

FEBRUARY

Monday 12th to Friday 16th February

10am to 3pm

School Open Days to the City Hall and Mayor’s Parlour

Organised by the Mayoral Office and the Ministry of Culture

City Hall, Invitation Only

Every Monday to Friday as from 12th February

3.45pm to 5.15pm

Arts and Crafts Workshops by Teresa Moore

Organised under the umbrella of the Gibraltar Arts & Crafts Association

For young people aged 4 to 8 years

For further information please contact 350 54006059

Every Tuesday as from 13th February

3.45pm to 5.15pm

Arts and Crafts Workshops by Kate Davies

Organised under the umbrella of the Gibraltar Arts & Crafts Association

For young people aged 7 to 12 years

For further information please contact 350 54018012

12 February 2018 to 10 March 2018

Young Musicians Festival 2018


At the John Mackintosh Hall, 308 Main Street

There are competitive sections in every category where trophies and medals can be won. Classes will be divided into Infant, Junior, Intermediate and Senior categories and you can enter solos, duets, ensembles, or choirs.

The festival aims to provide a friendly environment where young people can perform. An experienced UK music adjudicator, Mr Micheal Johnson, from the British and International Federation of Festivals, will provide positive and impartial feedback to all performers, at the adjudication weekend, helping to nurture and develop the children’s talents and will be awarding certificates, medals and trophies.

The adjudicator will invite 6 local performers and 6 international performers to perform and compete for the Local Young Musician of the Year and Best International Musician Bursaries on the Gala Night. The Local Ensemble and Local School Choir Bursaries will also be decided on the final night as the top ensembles and school choirs will be invited to perform. Even if you are not invited to perform and compete for the Local Young Musician of the Year or Best International Musician, you may already be a winner of one of the other bursaries or trophies

For further information please contact Gibraltar Cultural Services Tel: 350 20075669

20 February 2018 to 24 February 2018

The Art Society Talks


Tom Duncan: Romans Moors and Christians: Andalucía and its Golden Age

At the basement of the O’Callaghan Elliot Hotel, Governor's Parade.

We gather for registration and welcome drink at 6:30pm and the talk starts at 7:30pm sharp. 

Celts, Romans, Christians, Visigoths and Arabs have left their imprint on Iberia.  Most vivid reminders are in their great cities, showing a fusion of culture and architectural styles.  This lecture will reveal the layers that make up this complex building and artistic history, from the earliest settlement to the fall of Granada and the end or Moorish rule in 1492.

21 February 2018

The Arts Society



Titled “Andalucía and it’s Golden Age”

Celts, Romans, Christians, Visigoths and Arabs have left their imprint on Iberia.

Most vivid reminders are in their great cities, which I am sure many of us have visited at least one or two, showing a fusion of culture and architectural styles.

This lecture will reveal the layers that make up these complex buildings and artistic history, from the earliest settlement to the fall of Granada and the end of Moorish rule 1492.

The illustrated talk is given by Tom Duncan. After a generation in University life, he is now retired from teaching to concentrate on lecturing .

This talk is a must for anyone interested in local history, architecture and art, don’t miss it.

It is sponsored by The Family of the late Sol Seruya,OBE,

Drinks from 6.30pm, talk at 7.30 pm.

Location to be announced

Guests welcome £12.00 at the door. Art students with their teachers free of charge


21 February 2018

Alameda Gardens Tour


Meeting Place: George Don Gates, Grand Parade

Time: 10.30am

Price: £5.00 - children free

Tour conducted by Mr Andrew Abrines taking you through the flowers in season and later a question and answer time.

For further information contact: +350 20041235



24 February 2018

Young Art Competition 2018


At the John Mackintosh Hall, 308 Main Street

 

 Time from  9am - 6pm

Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry of Culture is inviting local artists to participate in the annual Art Competition for Young Artists that will be held in March 2018.



27 February 2018 to 09 March 2018

Craft & Collectors Fair


  At 

St Andrews Church, Governors Parade

From 

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

Entrance £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 classic collectables: coins, stamps, silver, jewellery, dolls house items, lead soldiers, models, crystals, Gibraltar memorabilia, books, puzzles, and more.

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

Stalls available £10 - table and cloth provided.

 

For further information please text 350 54023166.


03 March 2018

World Snooker Open Tournament 2018


Gibraltar Snooker Open
Who will rule the rock? 

The Gibraltar Open sees the finest professionals and amateurs from around the globe descend on the rock for five days of world class snooker from March 7-11.

The event comes in a key part of the campaign, as the players gear up for the World Championship. Last season Triple Crown winner Shaun Murphy lifted the title. Make sure you book now to witness all of the drama unfolding in 2018. 

For enquiries and tickets contact the offices of the Ministry of Sports, City Hall. 

Telephone: +350 20047592 

Email: mcmys.info@gibraltar.gov.gi or www.visitgibraltar.gi




09 March 2018 to 11 March 2018

DREAM GIRL OF THE YEAR 2018


At the  John Mackintosh Hall, 308 Main Street 

Time- 8:30pm

Tickets priced at £15 on sale from DIAMOND OCCASION, 1st Floor, ICC as from Monday 26th February

16 March 2018

Gibraltar Drama Festival


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 .

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 as well as £1,000 for the Best Play. Additional awards include:

Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, amongst others. Non-competitive entries will also be

considered for possible participation.

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 via email: info@culture.gi or www.culture.gi. For any further

information please contact the Events Department at Gibraltar Cultural Services on 350 20067236.

Closing date for entries is Monday 22nd January 2018.


17 March 2018 to 24 March 2018

The Art SocietyTalks


Doug Gillen: Hidden Canvasses: Street Art and the City

At the basement of the O’Callaghan Elliot Hotel, Governor's Parade. 

We gather for registration and welcome drink at 6:30pm and the talk starts at 7:30pm sharp. 

 

There’s more to the world of street art than Banksy. Hidden Canvases is a beginner’s guide to the biggest art movement since pop art.  From train writing in New York to interactive technology that brings murals to life, the concept of un-commissioned public art is a very different beast to that which it once was.  Hidden Canvases explores the key stages in street art’s growth examining the different elements and styles that comprise the scene with no rules.  From the international superstars to the local underground heroes you’re guaranteed to leave knowing your Invader from you Aryz and who knows you might even start looking at the world a little differently.



21 March 2018

The Gibraltar Wedding Fair 2018


Easy (Gibraltar) Weddings is proud to present our 1st Wedding Fair.

Time:   6.00pm

Venue: Grand Battery House, Line Wall Road 

Tickets: £8 (£10 at the door) Free entry for children under 5 years of age.

Email info@easygibraltarweddings.com for tickets

If you are getting married soon, join us for an evening with Amazing Exhibitors, Great Entertainment and some Fantastic Prizes.

For more information on the event, visit https://www.easygibraltarweddings.com/annual-gibraltar-wedding-fair

In aid of Cancer Relief Gibraltar & Saffron Rose 4 Rett Charitable Trust.

Sponsored by Fresh Entertainment Limited & Janice Hair & Beauty


24 March 2018

Alameda Gardens Tour


Meeting Place: George Don Gates, Grand Parade

Time: 10.30am

Price: £5.00 - children free

Tour conducted by Mr Andrew Abrines taking you through the flowers in season and later a question and answer time.

For further information contact: +350 20041235



24 March 2018

PEAK CLASSIC BODYBUILDING - FITNESS COMPETITION


Peak Gym in conjunction with PCA UK presents 


PEAK CLASSIC BODYBUILDING - FITNESS COMPETITION 


At the John Mackintosh Hall, 308 Main Street 


Tickets £15. 

Purchase tickets via email: 

peakgymgib@gmail.com 

and collect them on the day at the venue or earlier 

at Peak Gym (309 Main Street) 

 

Bodybuilders:

* Register online for the PCA Peak Classic - https://www.pcaofficial.com/gibraltar-registration 

* check-in 10.00am

* show starts at 12.00pm

 

Deadlifters:

* register via email:  peakgymgib@gmail.com

 

* check in 9.00am

* show starts at 10.00am

 

For any other enquiries: peakgymgib@gmail.com

 

Sponsors: Scitec Nutrition, Rendezvous Chargrill, Mansion Gibraltar, TNT

14 April 2018 to 14 April 2018

The Art Society Talks


Peter Warwick: Russian Apocalypse: The Tragedy of the last Romanovs

At the basement of the O’Callaghan Elliot Hotel, Governor's Parade. 

We gather for registration and welcome drink at 6:30pm and the talk starts at 7:30pm sharp. 

 

(2018 centenary of the assassination of Nicolas II and his family) This lecture describes the collapse of Czarist Russia and the murder of the Nicholas II and his family, a story told in part through the innocent eyes of his young son, Czarevitch Alexei, and teenage daughters, the Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia, using their drawings, paintings and photographs.

18 April 2018

Alameda Gardens Tour


Meeting Place: George Don Gates, Grand Parade

Time: 10.30am

Price: £5.00 - children free

Tour conducted by Mr Andrew Abrines taking you through the flowers in season and later a question and answer time.

For further information contact: +350 20041235


28 April 2018

Spring Zarzuela


At the John Mackintosh Hall, 308 Main Street.

09 May 2018 to 10 May 2018

The Art Society Talks


Nicola Moorby: Turner vs Constable: The Great British Paint-Off

At the basement of the O’Callaghan Elliot Hotel, Governor's Parade. 

We gather for registration and welcome drink at 6:30pm and the talk starts at 7:30pm sharp. 

 This is the story of the epic rivalry between the two giants of British art, J.M.W. Turner and John Constable. As unlike in background and temperament as their paintings were in style, these two creative geniuses transformed the art of landscape. This lecture sets them head-to-head and examines their differences, their similarities, their battles and their shared triumphs. But who will ultimately be crowned star painter? As well as giving an overview of Turner and Constable, the lecture provides an enjoyable overview of the British art world during the nineteenth century.

16 May 2018

Gibraltar International Rally for Classic and Vintage Vehicles


Yet again this year GCVA will be holding its International Rally.

The programme is as follows:

 

Saturday 19 May

09.00 Vehicles start to arrive at Casemates Square.

Display of Vehicles

11.00 Participants will be bused for a tour of the Waterworks.

13.00 All participants will drive up Main Street and tour around the Rock.

14.30 All vehicles will return to Casemates Square and remain on Display.

15.00 Participants will go for lunch at a local restaurant.

18.00 All vehicles leave.

Sunday 20 May  Vehicles will assembly in Spain.  A 100 km run using scenic routes is planned and finishing with lunch at a chosen restaurant.

It is expected that around 100 vehicles will be participating from Gibraltar, Spain, Morocco and UK.


19 May 2018 to 20 May 2018

Gibraltar Spring Art Exhibition


At Gustavo Bacarisas Gallery, Casemates Square

 

Organised by the Gibraltar Cultural Services.

Opened every weekday 

23 May 2018 to 02 June 2018

Song Festival 2018


The popular Gibraltar International Song Festival returns once again this year offering the best acts of the unsigned (i.e. unpublished) market. The festival, now running its 9th edition, has grown in popularity from year to year, attracting hundreds of entries from around the world. You can be sure to be entertained by one of the most diverse bills offered on Gibraltar’s cultural scene, with contestants travelling from around the globe to compete in what is now considered one of the world’s most important song festivals. This year’s finalists come from Chile, Cuba, Gibraltar, Iceland, Italy, Spain, Sweden, UK and Venezuela. How’s that for diversity?

More information coming soon.


02 June 2018

PDC Gibraltar Darts Trophy



Organised by the Ministry of Sport.

This event takes place at the Tercentenary Sports Hall.

Tickets on sale from buytickets.gi and available at the door.

For further information please contact Ministry of Sport at 350 20047592 or mcmys.info@gibraltar.gov.gi

Further information coming soon.



07 June 2018 to 10 June 2018

Calentita Food Festival


Calentita is a food festival and street party that takes place annually in Gibraltar.

Calentita celebrates Gibraltar's multicultural community, bringing people of different ages and background together to rub shoulders and share food.

23 June 2018 to 23 June 2018

European Backgammon Championship - Gibraltar


The European Backgammon Team Event dates are from 10th to 15th July, the venue is the Caleta Hotel and the prize fund is in the region of £100,000. There will be an opening ceremony cocktail party on 10th, a closing prize giving dinner on 15th and a full rest date in-between where no backgammon is played to give the participants the opportunity to explore Gibraltar.

 

10 July 2018 to 15 July 2018

Summer Nights '18


Live stage entertainment during the summer months. A selection of dance, singing and other exctiting talents with special celebrity guests. 

13 July 2018 to 11 August 2018

National Celebrations


A week filled with celebration and pomp full of fun and exciting events culminating with Gibraltar's National Day. (Full programme to be announced)

17 August 2018 to 10 September 2018

Gibraltar Calling 2018


Dates Announced for MTV Presents: Gibraltar Calling 2018

The 2018 MTV Presents: Gibraltar Calling music festival will take place on Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd September at the Victoria Stadium. This year’s event will be later in the month than in previous years, due to Gibraltar’s commitments to host FIFA matches at the Victoria Stadium.

Doors will open at 3pm on both Friday and Saturday afternoons. The new format allows attendees, event staff and volunteers to rest on the Sunday before returning to their normal work schedules on Monday.

Early bird tickets will go on sale from 12:00 noon today (Thursday 11th January 2018) at gibraltarcalling.com. Early bird ticket prices are:

• 2 Day General Admission = £89

• 1 Day General Admission = £75

• 2 Day VIP= £359

• 1 Day VIP= £320

As in previous years, tickets for children aged 12 and under (on 22nd September 2018) will be available free of charge when the child is accompanied by a ticket-holding adult. Further information on children’s tickets will be available in due course. Festivalgoers are encouraged to sign up to the Gibraltar Calling newsletter for the most up-to-date information and further announcements.

The festival’s producers will make the first artist announcements in the coming months and these will include chart-topping artists for the Main Stage alongside heritage acts on the Classic Stage. Once again, MTV Presents: Gibraltar Calling will see some of Gibraltar’s best musical talent share a stage with global superstars.

The Chief Minister, the Hon Fabian Picardo, said: “I am delighted that Gibraltar will continue its partnership with MTV as its main media partner, benefiting from the strength of MTV’s marketing and media support whilst still allowing us to announce artists that appeal to all ages and tastes.”

The Minister of Culture, the Hon Steven Linares, said: “The Gibraltar Calling music festival was a huge success in 2017 and I expect 2018 to be even more incredible. We are working hard with MTV to bring you the best musical talent from today and years passed; brace yourselves for a fantastic event!”


21 September 2018 to 22 September 2018

Gibunco Gibraltar International Literary Festival 2018


The Gibunco Gibraltar Literary Festival has become an important part of Gibraltar’s cultural calendar which has proved such a success in opening up the Rock as a major cultural venue to the rest of Europe.

The festival has become one of the most outstanding literary events in the English speaking world, featuring an impressive constellation of distinguished novelists, historians, biographers and public figures from Britain. It includes an innovative schools festival which allows pupils to benefit from the talks and conferences delivered by world renowned speakers.  

Gibraltar’s world famous venues including the Garrison Library, which is the hub of the festival, The Convent, King’s Chapel, Mackintosh Hall, Kings Bastion and the Sunborn, serve as ideal locations for  the packed programme of enthralling lectures and events that keep audiences entertained.

The festival allows for constant interaction between authors and audiences, as people are able to purchase the books on sale at the different venues and then have them signed personally by the authors after each event, with an added opportunity for exchanging views and impressions on the talks.   

History, literature, popular culture, politics, religion and the world of ideas all feature heavily in the programme.  The eclectic nature of the festival is underlined by the multitude of events which include the appreciation of gastronomy, art appreciation, jazz music and poetry. 

The festival now in its sixth year takes place 15 - 18 November and is now honoured to have received royal patronage from HRH the Princess Royal. 


15 November 2018 to 18 November 2018