• Restoration of Witham’s Cemetery

    Restoration of Witham’s Cemetery

    • March 3, 2016

    A project to clear and improve access to and restore Witham’s Cemetery started this week. The works began on Monday morning by troops from a visiting Squadron from 10th Signal Regiment. The Squadron has been in Gibraltar for a month standing in for the Royal Gibraltar Regiment whilst they are away conducting military training in

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  • Gibraltar Youth Choir to perform at Disneyland Paris

    Gibraltar Youth Choir to perform at Disneyland Paris

    • March 2, 2016

    The Gibraltar Youth Choir will be travelling to Disneyland Paris this week to participate in workshops and perform at the Cinemagique Theatre on Saturday. On Monday night they presented the songs they will perform to an invited audience at the John Mackintosh Hall. Gibraltar Academy of Music and Performing Arts Director Christian Santos said the

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  • New Citizen

    New Citizen

    • March 2, 2016

    Deputy Governor Alison MacMillan is pictured above at The Convent yesterday alongside Anna Bozena Viñales, the latest Gibraltar resident to take the oath of British citizenship.

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  • ‘Frida’ takes top prize in young artist competition

    ‘Frida’ takes top prize in young artist competition

    • March 2, 2016

    A colourful bright portrait called ‘Frida’ has won this year’s Art Competition for Young Artists. The winning artist is Naomi Duarte who takes the Ministry of Culture prize of £1,000. 68 works from 41 young artists presently hang at the John Mackintosh Hall as part of this year’s competition organised by the Gibraltar Cultural Services.

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  • Group 2000 in poetry recital

    Group 2000 in poetry recital

    • March 1, 2016

    Group 2000 is back with a poetry recital this Thursday at the Garrison Library. The group will be presenting part two of ‘We’ll be Home For Christmas’. This second instalment which concentrates on the second year of the Great War – 1915. Taking part in this recital are Frank Dellipiani, Ana Cavilla, Elizabeth Neish, Alfred

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  • Miss Gibraltar contestants meet for the first time

    Miss Gibraltar contestants meet for the first time

    • March 1, 2016

    The nine contestants for Miss Gibraltar all met for the first time last week.  They did so during the official hand-over meeting to producers Stage One. The contestants were briefed by the Chief Executive of Gibraltar Cultural Services Yvette Zarb and producer James Neish.  The meeting comes ahead of the start of rehearsals next week.

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  • Isola calls for musical collaboration

    Isola calls for musical collaboration

    • March 1, 2016

    Paul Isola, the enigmatic voice behind Breed 77, performed his first solo concert on Saturday in St Michael’s Cave. Over two hours of rock solid music saw Paul Isola and friends – many familiar faces from the Gibraltar music scene of the past 30 years – perform to a packed house in what was a

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  • Maestro Chichon makes his debut at New York’s Metropolitan Opera House

    Maestro Chichon makes his debut at New York’s Metropolitan Opera House

    • February 25, 2016

    Gibraltarian conductor Maestro Karel Chichon has made his debut in one of the world’s most prestigious opera houses, the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. On Tuesday he conducted Puccini’s Madame Butterfly and returns again this Saturday night with a cast including Ricardo Lugo as Bonzo, Roberto de Biasio as Pinkerton, Ana Maria Martinez as Cio-Cio-San,

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  • How birds are opening up windows into the lives of the Neanderthals

    How birds are opening up windows into the lives of the Neanderthals

    • February 25, 2016

    The Gibraltar Museum, along with collaborating scientists, have recently published two papers in the journal Quaternary International. The papers serve to highlight the international importance of the Gibraltar caves, such as Gorham’s and Vanguard, not only for Neanderthals but also for birds. With 151 species of birds so far identified in the fossil material from

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  • Spanish Civil War split public opinion and stirred passions on the Rock

    Spanish Civil War split public opinion and stirred passions on the Rock

    • February 24, 2016

    The Spanish Civil War probably split public opinion and stirred passions more deeply in Gibraltar than almost anywhere else in the world outside of Spain, says Dr Gareth Stockey. A lecturer in Spanish studies at the University of Nottingham he has been working on the history of Gibraltar for over 15 years and has published

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  • Gibraltar and the Spanish Civil War: How can we broaden the debate?

    Gibraltar and the Spanish Civil War: How can we broaden the debate?

    • February 24, 2016

    Gibraltar played a very significant role in the unfolding of the Spanish Civil War, particularly in the early months according to Dr Chris Grocott. One of the key note speakers at the Unite Symposium, he spoke of how in the opening days of the Spanish Civil War virtually all communications between British diplomats in Spain

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  • Gibraltar’s role in the Spanish Civil War was significant – Algarbani

    Gibraltar’s role in the Spanish Civil War was significant – Algarbani

    • February 24, 2016

    Spanish historian, Professor Jose Manuel Algarbani, has  researched the Spanish Civil War for more than 15 years and more specifically, in this area, together with the role played by Gibraltar. Mr Algarbani is President of the  Geography and History sections of the Institute of Studies Campogibraltareños (IECG). A secondary school teacher and professor at the School

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