The Gibraltar International Jazz Festival is the first to be organised on the Rock and has been produced by Gibraltar’s Ministry of Culture in conjunction with the Gibraltar Jazz Society. The Jazz Festival is held at the centrally located Casemates Square, Gibraltar on the 28th, 29th and 30th June 2012. The headline performer is Avishai [...]
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The Europa 2012 stamp issue ‘Visit Gibraltar’ showcases the iconic, world famous Rock of Gibraltar. Situated at the meeting place of the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea the majestic limestone Rock of Gibraltar was known in ancient times as one of the ‘Pillars of Hercules’ standing majestically across the Strait of Gibraltar alongside the [...]
RMS Titanic was a passenger liner that struck an iceberg on her maiden voyage from Southampton, England, to New York City, and sank on 15 April 1912, resulting in the deaths of 1,517 people in one of the deadliest peacetime maritime disasters in history. The largest passenger steamship in the world at the time, the [...]
In his book ‘A Century Of British Chess’, Philip Sergeant writes that Britain’s first chess club, Parsloe’s, which opened in 1774, numbered among its early supporters George Eliot, later General Eliot, Governor of Gibraltar and commander of the forces during the Great Siege of 1779-1783. Many famous military men have played chess. Down the ages [...]
The Christmas 2011 stamps feature some of the most notable artistic representations of The Nativity by world famous artists. By popular demand we have featured a religious theme this year and the works are featured by the following artists: Charles Le Brun (24 February 1619 – 22 February 1690) a French painter and art theorist, [...]
The year 2011 was declared the International Year of Forests by the United Nations to “raise awareness and strengthen the sustainable forest management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests for the benefit of current and future generations.” The stamps depict forests found in the Amazon, Brazil; Yosemite National Park in California, North [...]
Gibraltar’s Kaiane Aldorino, aged 23, was crowned Miss World 2009.Kaiane won Miss World Beach Beauty en route to the top prize sparking off mass celebrations in Gibraltar as the population watched the event unfold live on television.
Roald Dahl was born in Wales 1916 to Norwegian parents. After a distinguished career as a fighter pilot and diplomat during the Second World War, he settled down to become a fulltime author; first writing popular stories for adults; then, later, retelling many of the stories he made up at bedtime for his own children.