• Fashion retrospective puts spotlight on local designers

    Fashion retrospective puts spotlight on local designers

    • February 1, 2018

    The Gustavo Bacarisas Gallery has this week witnessed the opening of a unique art fashion exhibition celebrating the creative force behind fashion design in Gibraltar. Rock Fashion Rocks is a retrospective exhibition presenting the development of fashion design and its designers on the Rock. Pioneers like Johnny Pearce and Eddie Viotto. The exhibition which spans

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  • Chess presents £1,000 to Neuroblastoma

    Chess presents £1,000 to Neuroblastoma

    • January 30, 2018

    A £1,000 cheque was been presented to the Neuroblastoma Society by the chess players at the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival at the weekend. The cheque was presented to Shirley Callaghan at the end of the sixth edition of one of the most popular events of the festival’s social programme, the Battle of the Sexes. Played

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  • Governor praises chess festival ethos

    Governor praises chess festival ethos

    • January 27, 2018

    The Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival is the “best in location, in construct, in spirit and built on that Gibraltarian belief in inclusivity, diversity and excellence” said Governor Lieutenant General Edward Davis yesterday at the start of the fourth round of play in the Gibraltar Masters. Visiting the tournament for the third year running he told

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  • Schools mark Holocaust Memorial Day

    Schools mark Holocaust Memorial Day

    • January 27, 2018

    A moving Holocaust Memorial Service at Westside School took place yesterday. At the service students read pieces they had written, played the piano, recited a poem and wrote a message of peace and against racism on pieces of paper that were in the shape of a candle flame, which were then placed on a board.

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  • FOD ‘plod’ highlights dangers of runway debris

    FOD ‘plod’ highlights dangers of runway debris

    • January 26, 2018

    A Foreign Objects Debris (FOD) ‘plod’ took place on the runway yesterday morning, with over 100 members of the RAF, MOD, airport staff and auxiliary people coming together to carry out a manual inspection of the airfield. The annual event ended with all volunteers enjoying ‘bacon butties’ back in the Western Hanger. RAF Gibraltar’s Station

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  • Licudi highlights cultural value of chess festival

    Licudi highlights cultural value of chess festival

    • January 25, 2018

    The Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival is one of the main events of Gibraltar’s year of culture, said Tourism Minister Gilbert Licudi on Tuesday night at the annual dinner hosted by the GTB. Having launched a new marketing initiative ‘Gibraltar a year of Culture’ at both the World Travel Market and at Fitur, Mr LIcudi said,

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  • Opening moves as chess festival gets under way

    Opening moves as chess festival gets under way

    • January 24, 2018

    Some 276 players from more than 60 countries made their opening moves in the first round of the 2018 Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival yesterday afternoon. There are in total 414 entries in all three tournaments this week – the Gib Masters, the Challenges and the Amateurs. Eight of the entries are from Gibraltar. There are

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  • Young chess player aims to write himself into history in Gibraltar tournament

    Young chess player aims to write himself into history in Gibraltar tournament

    • January 19, 2018

    by Leon Watson Gibraltar’s prestigious international chess festival returns this month with the spotlight firmly on a 12-year-old boy hoping to write himself into history. Chess wonderkid Ramesh Praggnanandhaa is targeting the event for his bid to become the youngest player ever to reach Grandmaster level. Praggu, as he is known, needs a strong performance

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  • Retrospective exhibition celebrates fashion on the Rock

    Retrospective exhibition celebrates fashion on the Rock

    • January 15, 2018

    Preparations are well underway for the Gibraltar Cultural Services exhibition ‘Rock Fashion Rocks’ at the Gustavo Bacarisas Gallery. This is a retrospective exhibition on fashion design in Gibraltar and will feature several pieces by the late Johnny Pearce and Eduardo Viotto with photographs, sketches and videos. The exhibition beginning in the 1980s will work its

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  • New cultural development programme creates ‘Youth Arts Jamboree’

    New cultural development programme creates ‘Youth Arts Jamboree’

    • January 12, 2018

    A Youth Arts Jamboree from 12 February to 10 March – will see the start of a new cultural development programme dedicated to young people. A Youth Open Day is being organised at the Central Hall for 10 March. This programme is being co-ordinated by Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry of Culture

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  • Dates announced for MTV Presents: Gibraltar Calling 2018

    Dates announced for MTV Presents: Gibraltar Calling 2018

    • January 11, 2018

    The 2018 MTV Presents: Gibraltar Calling music festival will take place on Friday 21 and Saturday 22 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

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  • Snow in Africa

    Snow in Africa

    • January 10, 2018

    The rugged northern face of Djebel Musa in Morocco is pictured above covered in snow yesterday. As temperatures fell this week, meteorologists reported that even the Sahara desert had witnessed a thin layer of snow, the third time in four decades. On this side of the Strait of Gibraltar, the Rock this week witnessed one

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