Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture has announced the results of this year’s Cultural Awards. The winners were presented with their awards at a prestigious event at The John Mackintosh Hall, also broadcast by GBC.
The Awards aim to celebrate Gibraltar’s arts and culture, looking at the achievements and successes of individuals and groups between July 2021 and June 2022. These awards recognise and highlight potential, ability, talent, and achievement, whilst at the same time supporting the community’s artistic and cultural development.
The Minister for Culture, The Hon. Professor John Cortes MP said, “The Cultural Awards are a recognition, not just of the achievements of those who receive them, but of the richness and standard of Culture in our community, and the calibre of all its players. I want to thank all who have taken the trouble to nominate, all who have voted, and the panel itself for supporting the Awards and in this way supporting Culture.”
His Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar and the Gibraltar Philatelic Bureau have issued the first set of stamps featuring His Majesty’s Royal Cypher.
The set of stamps titled ‘The 12 days of Christmas’ covers the postage values used in Gibraltar for postal operations throughout the Christmas period. They depict all the gifts that form part of the world-renowned Christmas carol “The Twelve Days of Christmas”.
The stamps have been designed by local graphics artist Mr Stephen Perera, and have been printed on high quality gummed paper.
The Minister for Portal Services, the Hon Vijay Daryanani MP, said, “We are honoured and proud to become the first country to issue a set of stamps with His Majesty’s Royal Cypher. We all know what the Royal family means to Gibraltar. Although we will never forget Her Majesty we will now show the same affection to King Charles, King of Gibraltar”.
The Chief Minister, the Hon Fabian Picardo KC, said, “Gibraltar will be the first of His Majesty’s Realms to send His image around the world on our mail. I am delighted at this demonstration of our loyalty to His Majesty and the Crown.”
Collectors can purchase these stamps from the Philatelic Shop in 104 Main Street or
49th Gibraltar International Art Exhibition
The Gibraltar International Art Exhibition organised by Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture is being held at the Gustavo Bacarisas Gallery. Both local and international artists submitted a total of 128 works.