Barclays bank on Gibraltar’s Main Street is hosting a week of fundraising activities this coming week in order to raise money for a number of charities.
The Gibraltar branch have opted to take part in this fundraiser as part of Barclays banks aim to raise £50,000 in just one week across Europe.
Events will start on Monday 6th until Friday 10th August.
Activities will include a quiz night at The Lord Nelson Pub in Casemates square, a family fun Olympic themed day of activities at the Victoria Stafium and an Ascot style race night at Bruno’s in Ocean Village.
Barclays staff will also be cycling a marathon in the branch.
Everyone is welcome to come and join in all the fundraising events.
Event organiser and Barclays Counter Manager Sarah Hopkins said: ‘This is a wonderful opportunity for Barclays to engage with the community as well as raise funds for charity. It would be fantastic for members of the community to come along to our events and have a fantastic time. There really is something for everyone throughout the week and it is a great way to commemorate the 2012 Olympic Games.’
For more information on any of these events or to book your tickets, please telephone Christina Williams on (+350) 580 08702 or email | firstname.lastname@example.org
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I came across this great video footage of Austrailian comedians Hamish and Andy attempting to reach Africa from Gibraltar using only their aqua trike.
This comedy duo have shot a very funny film, a must see.
Europe and Africa are separated by 7.7 nautical miles (14.3 km; 8.9 mi) of ocean at the strait’s narrowest point.
After 8 gruelling hours watch the clip to see whether or not they succeed.
Click on the photo below to view Hamish and Andy’s video.
After the success of Monmouth becoming the 1st Wikipedia town in the United kingdom, Gibraltar is to become the 1st Wikipedia city. GibraltapediA is aiming high. It will be the first time a whole city has been embraced in this way.
This means that there will be Wikipedia pages describing all the different tourist attraction and places of interest around the rock.
This will be fantastic for Gibraltar. Visitors to the rock will be able to use their mobile devices such as iPhones, smart phones and iPads to look up all the historical facts regarding the places they are seeing in their own native language.
QrPedia codes will be used to enable this. The QrPedia codes sense the language that your mobile devices are set to.
All landmarks and places of interest, for example St Michael’s Cave, will have a Qr code for you to scan and obtain all the relevant information regarding its history.
Absolutely amazing news for Gibraltar that is said to receive anything from 6 million to 9.5 million visitors a year.
Gibraltar is such a historical place that these Qr codes will be invaluable for visitors wanting to gain knowledge without going on an official tour. They will be able to learn so much simply by using their phone!
XVl Gibraltar International Regatta
For information and registration please contact:
The Royal Gibraltar Yacht Club Tel: 00 350 20078897
Jubilee Photographic & Memorabilia Exhibition
9th – 20th July
Gustavo Bacarisas Gallery
Venue: Casemates Vault
Time: To be confirmed
For further information contact Ministry of Culture Tel 00 350 20048063
By Joe Gell
Venue: John Mackintosh Hall
From Mondays to Fridays
Time: 10.00 am to 8.00 pm
Entrance is free
For further information contact:
July 2nd – 13th
Tel: 00 350 20075669
MUMBAI CURRY HOUSE
Visits to Gibraltar always include a trip to Morrisons to stock up with all the British goodies
on offer that we cannot get here in Estepona.
As usual I was starving and Dean and I looked for somewhere close by to eat.
We had seen the Mumbai Curry House before but never went there to eat, so it was decided to give it a try.
First impressions were not great to be honest, it didn’t look like anything special.
Standing at the counter we took a look at the menu on display there.
We made our selection not sure what the quality of the food was going to be like.
A couple of business types came in chatting and walked up the wooden staircase to the upper level and we followed suit.
I was surprised, it was quite pleasant upstairs, newly decorated and clean.
In the corner of the room were copious sack of rice, piled as high as the room. I have never seen so much rice! It wasn’t off putting though, it was very neat a tidily placed.
The toilets were also situated upstairs and were immaculate.
The little dining room soon became very busy and it became evident that people working around and about had pre-ordered their lunch, probably to save time as they were on their lunch hour.
Nevertheless, we were served quickly by a friendly and attentive waiter.
The food was gorgeous. It tasted fresh and vibrant, not like other Indian meals I have had before where you can taste the commercial cooking paste.
Coming from below I could make out constant chopping going on and you could tell from the quality of the food that all the curry pastes, samosas and bhajis are homemade.
The waiter was friendly without being too pushy, he cleared dirty dishes away without his hardly even noticing.
I would certainly go there again and will take my friend Peter there, who is not too keen on Indian cuisine. I am sure he will be converted.
GIBRALTAR MONKEY GUIDE
As an avid Facebook and Twitter user I found these latest statistics
a very interesting read. I know that many of you Gibraltarians are using the internet for both business and pleasure
and may find this artical of interest.
Germany is shown to be the leading European country to use Facebook, whilst countries like Egypt actually
ranked 6th in the world as the fastest growing Facebook country.
Top of the leader board however is Brazil!
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Gibraltar Mini Dash July 14th
After the success of the last mini dash, the Gibraltar Mini Club (GMC) have organised another dash.
Registration has been available since June 23rd and will close on July 5th.
So Hurry Up Guys………get down to register at the Piazza Grill I between 5.30 and 6.30 pm
Registration forms, Dash forms, membership forms an renewal forms are available at the Piazza Grill.
Please bring your filled in registration form along.
Payments must be paid in cash.
For more information contact Dino (GMC) by clicking the image below.
Motor Yacht Nicky J would make an ideal live-aboard or holiday home in the sun.
Birthed in the lovely port of Marina Bay in Gibraltar, she is close to all the amenities
Gibraltar has to offer.
Fancy running a bed and breakfast in the sun?
Nicky J is ideal for a bed and breakfast business. A couple could easily manage to cater for
Guests and this would go a long way to covering all of the mooring fee costs.
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