15 September 2017 to 01 December 2017

University of Gibraltar - Lecture Series 3

Gibraltar History Lecture Series 3

Register your interest at or Tel: 350 20071000
20 November 2017 to 26 November 2017

Gibraltar International Magic Festival 2017

The Ministry of Culture is proud to present the second Gibraltar International Magic Festival, from 20th to 26th November. The festival is produced by GibMedia and features International stage shows, close-up Magic, Magic Lectures and workshops.  

After last year's sell out success - more than 3,000 tickets sold - the festival is back this year and will bring together award-winning illusionists from France, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Italy and Gibraltar at the John Mackintosh Hall.  

Festival Director Jordan Lopez of GibMedia said:  "We have worked over the past year to make our festival grow and reach as many people as possible. We think we have a spectacular line up for the whole family"  

The Minister for Culture, the Hon Steven Linares, said: - “We are delighted to support once again the International Magic Festival for the enjoyment of our community and visitors alike.  This festi-val proved last year to be a total success attracting many visitors from abroad.  Yet another exam-ple of HM Government of Gibraltar’s policy of Events led Tourism”.  

Tickets start from £12.50 with a range of free events also on offer. Tickets and further information is available online at and 

22 November 2017

Heritage Annual Dinner

Gibraltar Heritage Trust

Annual Dinner: Open to everyone with an interest for Gibraltar’s Heritage. A night to celebrate Gibraltar’s Heritage through the presentation of our annual Gibraltar Heritage Trust Awards. This year we have guest speaker Neil Redfern from the University of York,  speaking on “ Defining what makes York, York, a synopsis. “

At the Caleta Hotel, Sir Herbert Miles Road

Time 7.30pm

Tickets are £55 per person from The Gibraltar Heritage Shop, options are available to purchase/ sponsor a table.

For more information on either of these events please call us on 350 20042844. 

24 November 2017 to 23 December 2017

Gibraltar Christmas Market

The Gibraltar Artisans Market committee in conjunction with Gibraltar Cultural Services will be holding a Christmas Market at the Boulevard by the British War Memorial, Line Wall Road.


The inauguration of the Gibraltar Christmas Market will coincide with the Festival of the Lights to be held at the John Mackintosh Square on Friday 24th November. 

This will be the first Gibraltar Christmas Market organised by the GAM committee and its members, and will operate between 12noon and 8pm every Wednesday and Thursday and 10am to 10pm every Friday and Saturday.

There will be huts selling festive items as well as other items made by the artisans themselves, mulled wine and mince pies will also be on sale, as well as other festive and local foods. The GAM committee is sure there will be something special for everyone and looks forward to welcoming locals and visitors alike.

 A programme of events will be issued shortly, which will include festive entertainment for all ages.

For further information and details please contact the John Mackintosh Hall during opening hours or email  


24 November 2017

Christmas Lights Festival

At John Mackintosh Square.

From 6pm - 9pm

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 350 20075669  or

29 November 2017 to 01 December 2017

Magical Christmas at Ocean Village

On Wednesday 29th November from 5-8pm  we will have a kids sing-a-long pop show with Snowflake the Elf, where the children can sing along to their favourite Christmas hits, Choir Singing by Prior Park School, Lights Switching On and Princess Poppy from Trolls, Sleeping Beauty... and of course Santa Claus!

Santa's Grotto entry will be £5 in aid of RICC and each child will receive a present.

Children will be able to meet a different set of characters EACH day

29th November  Princess Poppy from Trolls & Sleeping Beauty


30th November  Rapunzel & Ariel


1st   December  Elsa & Anna


Our Christmas Market will also run from 3-8pm on all 3 days.

30 November 2017

Convent Christmas Fair 2017

 At The Convent

 From 12pm - 7pm

For further information please contact by email:

02 December 2017 to 03 December 2017

Christmas Fair at The Caleta Hotel

After the great success of Last year’s Christmas Fair The Caleta Hotel Gibraltar will be organizing the event again this year,

Free entry to the public

VIP entry available, to include 1 child entry to Santa, 1 afternoon

tea for 2, glass of bubbly on arrival and 1 child’s soft drink

Santas grotto £5 per child with gift 

Book your time slot for priority queueing

Wide array of stalls selling Christmas gifts and stocking fillers

Children’s colouring competition

Raffles and other competitions

Free shuttle service with our driver from

Catalan Bay car park

Please contact us today to book or call 350 20076501 and ask for Laura Dodson

02 December 2017 to 14 January 2018

Christmas Fair Attractions


At the John Mackintosh Square

Organised by the Gibraltar Cultural Services

For further information please contact Gibraltar Cultural Services at

02 December 2017

Winter Party in Town

Organised by the Ministry of Culture

For further information please contact the Ministry of Culture on +350 20047592, email:

At Casemates Square


 From 10am - 4pm

Organised by the Gibraltar Classic Vehicle Association

For further information please contact Howard Danino on +350 58225000

02 December 2017

Piazza Stall

At Lobby of Parliament


 Time 10am to 2pm

Organised by the Gibraltar Heritage Trust

Gifts and books on sale including Trust's annual calendar and journal.

For further information please contact +350 20042844 or email:

07 December 2017 to 08 December 2017

Christmas Flower Show Exhibition

At the John Mackintosh Hall Gallery, 308 Main Street

 Time - 9.30am till 9.30

Organised by Gibraltar Horticultural Society

Free Entry

For further information please contact Maurice Gache on+350  54040022 

09 December 2017

Craft & Collectors Fair

If you're looking for inspiration for original Christmas gifts or cards, then come to the

🎄St Andrews Christmas Craft & Collectors Fair


St Andrews Church

Governors Parade


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


Entrance £1 to include mulled wine and a mince pie

We have a variety of stalls offering everything from beautifully hand-crafted items to quirky collectables, vintage and modern. Gift ideas include silver, jewellery, models, dolls house items, soldiers, medals & coins, stamps, Gibraltar memorabilia, books, toys and puzzles.

And of course seasonal home-made refreshments will be available in the lounge.

All proceeds go to the Church Restoration Fund.

Stalls available at £10 to include table and cloth.

For further information please text 350 54023166.

12 December 2017 to 20 January 2018

Affordable Art Christmas Exhibition

Fine Arts Gallery, Casemates Square


 Time - 10am till 6pm Mon to Fri

 Entrance Free

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

13 December 2017

The Art Society

Nicole Mezey : The Woman who Ate her Husband: The ‘Mona Lisa’ and the Art of Leonardo

At  the basement of the O’Callaghan Elliot Hotel, Governos Parade. 

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

The ‘Mona Lisa’ is both mesmerising and tantalising. So much about it is mysterious, but one thing is clear: in a life studded with unfinished projects, this was one which Leonardo not only completed, but kept with him until his death, because in it he addressed and realised so many of the themes which are at the core of his work. This lecture examines the Mona Lisa itself but also uses it to explore and understand the genius of Leonardo da Vinci. 

14 December 2017

Carols by Candlelight

At the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Cathedral Square

Concert by the Gibraltar National Choir

Time 8pm

Tickets priced at £12 on sale at the door

For further information or to reserve tickets please contact mobile: +350 54831000 or email

At John Mackintosh Hall, 308 Main Street

Organised by Danza Academy

Time - 8pm

Tickets priced at £15 available at Danza Academy Studio, 68/1 Prince Edwards Road

For further information please contact email:

31 December 2017 to 01 January 2018

GSLP Youth New Years Eve Party

GSLP Youth New Years Eve Party 


Place: Tercentenary Sports Hall 

More information on times, tickets and International Acts coming soon! 

31 December 2017 to 01 January 2018

New Years Concert

Further details to follow

31 December 2017 to 01 January 2018

New Year’s Eve Celebrations

The events that are been organised by Fresh Entertainment will be held at Casemates Square from Sunday 31st December 10.30pm to 3am on Monday 1st January 2018.


he programme of events is as follows:

  • 10.30pm - DJ Music
  • 11pm - X Factor Andrea Faustini
  • 11.50pm Jodie Garcia - Countdown with James Neish & Miss Gibraltar 2017 
  • Midnight - Spectacular Fireworks Display 
  • 12.10am - Jetstream in Concert
  • 2am - DJ John James Hazel

17 January 2018

The Art Society

Lars Tharp (Antiques Road Show presenter): The gate of Heroes: On the China Trail

At the basement of the O’Callaghan Elliot Hotel, Governors Parade. 

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


From the mountains of Jiangxi province in far-off China, down river, over lake and mountain, and finally across oceans, nearly all the Chinese ceramics on display in European museums, stately homes, palaces and personal collections are survivors of an epic journey and of monumental human labour -Luxury created in the labour of millions. Each year in the 1600s and 1700s millions of pieces – services, vases and ornamental wares – were portered over the mountain border into Guangdong province, passing through the aptly-named ‘Gate of Heroes’. Lars will take us on the same journey, the one you may have seen in his 2011 BBC film Treasures of Chinese Porcelain. And knowing the great human labour involved you will never again pass or look at a piece of Chinese porcelain without this journey coming to mind.

21 February 2018

The Art Society

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

At the basement of the O’Callaghan Elliot Hotel, Governors 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.
17 March 2018 to 24 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: or 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.

21 March 2018

The Art Society

Doug Gillen: Hidden Canvasses: Street Art and the City

At the basement of the O’Callaghan Elliot Hotel, Governors 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.

18 April 2018

The Art Society

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

At the basement of the O’Callaghan Elliot Hotel, Governors 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.

16 May 2018

The Art Society

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

At the basement of the O’Callaghan Elliot Hotel, Governos 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.