Gibraltar Literature week
Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry of Culture will once again be organising Gibraltar Literature Week which will be sponsored by the John Mackintosh Educational Trust. It will run between the 7th and 12th November.
The event is dedicated to promoting Gibraltarian and Gibraltar-based authors and aims to celebrate the importance of books and literature. The Week offers a platform for discussion on a variety of subjects and themes with a focus on educational initiatives and opportunities. GCS is once again organising a varied programme which includes live events, online content, and school visits.
As in the previous Gibraltar Literature Weeks, there will be an international dimension to the event. Established Gibraltarian author Mark Sanchez will be discussing his work and latest publications and writings, as well as working with young aspiring writers.
Giselle Green joins the line-up for the 2022 edition. Having grown up in Gibraltar, the mother of six boys is also a part-time astrologer. The award winning and bestselling author enjoys creating emotionally gripping storylines about family and relationships. Her latest book ‘Where the Magic Is’ will be part of her discussion.
Ele Fountain is a children’s author based in Hampshire who has won the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize and the Guardians Children’s Book of the Year for her work. Her visit to Gibraltar will focus on our younger readership with talks and workshops.
Jamie Reid will also be visiting the Rock. He is the award-winning author of non-fiction books including the biography of Victor Chandler and ‘Doped’ which entails a British racehorse trainer who was a SOE agent in Gibraltar.
The popular ‘An Audience With …’ returns to the Charles Hunt Room, with morning and evening sessions. Limited tickets will be available for those wishing to attend in person. Other events forming part of the Week will include a special vox pop evening to allow for literary stories and experiences to be shared.
More details on the schedule of events, and further contributors, will be released shortly. For further information contact the Development team on 20049161 or firstname.lastname@example.org
GIBRALTAR HERITAGE TRUST CALENDAR
This year’s calendar features a set of newly discovered images of Gibraltar painted in the late 19th Century by Colonel Francis Seymour Leslie (1851-1925) during his military service in Gibraltar between 1876 to 1880.
The sketches and watercolours featured in this edition have been safeguarded by the Leslie family for generations until one of his great-grandchildren, Maurice Leslie, approached well-known local collector and restorer, Gil Podesta, some years back and told him his family story. Maurice was keen for his Great-Grandfather’s story to be told and made accessible to the public and saw the Trust’s annual calendar as a way of doing just that as a tribute to Col. Leslie.
Numbers are limited and will be sold at £9.00 from the Main Guard shop or online www.gibraltarheritagetust.org.gi.
(£8.00 for members upon presentation of a valid membership card)
POLIO VACCINE PUSH
Following the detection of larger than normal amounts of Polio virus in the sewage of some parts of London, and due to Gibraltar’s strong travel links with the City, the Director of Public Health has advised that a precautionary approach should be taken. A single booster dose of the Polio vaccine will, therefore, be offered to all children aged between 1 and under 10 years old.
This will be offered at a walk in clinic from the Children’s Primary Care Centre (Suite 975, Europort) from 2-4pm every Thursday from Thursday 15th September. This is being offered to all children aged over 1 to under 10 years old, regardless of whether they have already received a Polio vaccine.