This April, Gibraltar will see the launch of its first Annual Face and Body Paint Festival. The event will run from 12th of April to 15th and will see a mass of competitions, workshops, trade stands, face exams and nail art exhibitions.
The idea of the promising event came to Hamish Dalmedo following a small meet up at a friend’s house in Malaga where a group of face and body painters practiced a number of technique and designs on each other. The original idea saw the group meeting in Gibraltar for a day for a chance to mingle with local painters. The event gained more interest both locally and from Spain, leading to Hamish rethinking the concept.
The Adjudicator for this year’s M.O Productions Gibraltar Stage Dance Festival will be experienced professional dancer, Ms. Angela Whittle. Angela trained at Bird College with further professional development at The Centre of Performing Arts. She worked as a dancer and choreographer in the UK and overseas, before taking up freelance teaching work for Sylvia Young, Pineapple Studios, Patricia Hammond Theatre School, amongst others.
Angela choreographed the No.1 tour of ‘ The Mister Men Show’ and regularly teaches all forms of dance. The Festival will be held between Wednesday 3rd April and Friday 5th April 2013 at the John Mackintosh Hall Theatre.
Local Equality Rights Group, the GGR recently launched their website at www.equalitygib.org, under the theme ‘Join the Conversation’. The group has also revealed their Facebook group ‘Equality Rights Group’ and twitter page @equalitygib.
Group Treasurer, Andrew Rodriguez noted that the demand for information on the group’s work is slowly increasing as excitement builds up towards the Civil Partnership Legislation release.
The Neighbourhood Policing Unit of the Royal Gibraltar Police will be holding its third online Facebook Clinic on Tuesday the 12th February 2013. The clinic will commence at 6.30pm and will run for an hour.
On this occasion issues in the neighbourhood policing area comprising the Town District and Mid Harbours Estate will be discussed. The aim is for the organisation to inform the residents on the neighbourhood policing response in their area and also to be informed on community concerns.