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Jan 24 - Cultural Art Exchange Between Gibraltar And Cadiz

... local artists have been selected to present their works. They include: Stefano Blanca Sciacaluga 
 Paul Cosquieri 
 Nina Danino 
 Ermelinda Duarte 
 Lizanne Figueras 
 Vera Francis 
 Ana ...

Aug 01 - Oh Yeah, Remember That?

A reminder of everything we’ve forgotten By Stefano Blanca Sciacaluga Humans are funny. One day the Speak Freely ‘está que echa chispas’ and the next we’ve forgotten it completely, on to the next one, ...

Jul 11 - What Is The Deal With Modernity?

By Stefano Blanca Sciacaluga Gil Pender’s time travels in the 2011 Woody Allen film Midnight in Paris showed us one thing, and that is that humans have a tendency to romanticise the past, feel nostalgia ...

Jun 15 - World Cup Wallies

By Stefano Blanca Sciacaluga The World Cup Russia 2018 Sochi Olympic Mystery Game has started and I know it has because I can already hear the whispers of women all over Gibraltar complaining about having ...

May 08 - Blurred Lines

By Stefano Blanca Sciacaluga The lines of friendship are a little blurry; and no, this isn’t a comprehensive review of the Robin Thicke song. We all have friends. Friends from work, friends from ...

Apr 12 - Nothing Impresses Her Much

A comprehensive review of Shania Twain’s 1998 top ten hit By Stefano Blanca Sciacaluga I was born in the eighties. Well, I was born at the end of the eighties and properly opened my eyes and started ...

Mar 15 - A Very Llanito Winter

By Stefano Blanca Sciacaluga We’ve now entered what I think is our fourth week of rain. I don’t think we’ve ever had more than a week and a half of rain, so this is unexplored territory for the average ...

Mar 13 - Oh, London

By Stefano Blanca Sciacaluga After an express visit to London last weekend I am now back on my couch, ready to take in everything we saw and did in the two days we were there and sift through photos ...

Feb 22 - Gibraltar Going Viral

By Stefano Blanca Sciacaluga My phone goes off in my pocket, I’m walking, on my way to work, it’s 7:50am and I need to reach into my pocket to have a look. We’ve become extremely dependent. It’s not ...

Feb 06 - Achtung Bitte: TinTin In Berlin

By Stefano Blanca Sciacaluga I’m writing this up in the air, on my way home after a six day business trip to Berlin. Tired, cramped on a Ryanair plane, desperate to get back home and feeling lucky that ...

Jan 15 - Going Out At Night Is Weird

By Stefano Blanca Sciacaluga The older I get the weirder it is to go out at night. Don’t get me wrong, I love going out at night, always have, and especially on the weekend when I don’t have to constantly ...

Jul 25 - In Defence Of Sunday Evenings

By Stefano Blanca Sciacaluga It’s been two or three Sundays now that I’ve been in town at seven or eight in the evening and thought to myself, “wow, this is really pleasant”. It’s a known fact that a ...

Jun 28 - Veranito ‘17

By Stefano Blanca Sciacaluga We are finally past the estival solstice and the days are getting shorter, which is a great thing, none of these super long days. The only downside is that from now on, and ...

Jun 22 - I Enjoy Driving

By Stefano Blanca Sciacaluga I drive a red and white 1992 Fiat Panda that I bought for the grand sum of twenty five pounds. I've had two minor accidents, both not my fault, and have been stranded on mor ...

Jun 07 - May 28th Is A Sad, Sad Day

By Stefano Blanca Sciacaluga I’ve just about managed to dry my eyes, mate. I've been quite upset for a number of weeks now, which is why I've been a little quiet on here, and in the past week and a ha ...

Mar 30 - We Need To Talk About Ed Sheeran

By Stefano Blanca Sciacaluga Remember that film We Need to Talk About Kevin? That one with Thom Yorke (Tilda Swindon) and that dude John C. Reilly that really reminds me of the word BEEF. Well, I watched ...

Feb 22 - Tiredness In The 21st Century

By Stefano Blanca Sciacaluga I like to think about the Middle Ages a lot. If I had a time machine it's probably the furthest back I'd go, anything beyond that is boring. It just feels like it was a pret ...

Feb 21 - SBS Reviews: Dead City Radio - EP 2

By Stefano Blanca Sciacaluga I’ve never reviewed anything seriously, as far as I can remember, but the other night I was asked to give my opinion on the new EP by local band Dead City Radio. Now, I don’t ...

Jan 18 - #InstagrammersOfGibraltar - @darylleepallas

Every Wednesday YGTV will cast the spotlight on a local Instagrammer, with a few details about the person behind the photos and, in turn, who they follow. If you would like to be one of YGTV's #InstagrammersOfGibraltar, ...

Jan 09 - It's Difficult To Start A New Year

By Stefano Blanca Sciacaluga In today's world the hardest thing to start is probably a new week. Even if we're happy with our jobs - and here's where we can throw that age-old phrase of, "if you love  ...

Jan 09 - GibTalks Speakers Announced

... Sacramento Samantha Barass Paulette Finlayson Dan Teuma Kaoula El Andaloussi Karl Ullger Stefano Blanca Sciacaluga Krishaan Khubchand Tito Vallejo In addition to the invited guest speakers, ...

Nov 18 - You're Twisting My Melon, Man

By Stefano Blanca Sciacaluga  You're awake. Your mouth feels like a desert and your head like it’s been trampled by the camels that live in it. You fumble about for your phone, hold it up above your fac ...

Oct 14 - #alessoninhashtags

By Stefano Blanca Sciacaluga I've been spending a lot of time on Instagram lately, as a way of putting off getting out of bed in the mornings for a while longer. It's also the perfect thing to browse wh ...

Sep 13 - Bless The Email

By Stefano Blanca Sciacaluga Sometime in the winter of 2011 I came across the hip hop DJ producer RJD2, and his 2002 album Deadringer. From there, and obsessed, I went on to his 2004 album Since We Last ...

Sep 07 - Capturing GMF Through A Camera

By Stefano Blanca Sciacaluga  I’ve just turned twenty-seven and I think I’m ready to admit that I’m too old for this ish. I’ve just about recovered after three days of excess (including Friday’s Wine ...

Aug 12 - The Importance Of Constant Creation

By Stefano Blanca Sciacaluga It's Sunday evening, seven pm, and I have the Sunday blues. I just don't feel like I am rested after the weekends, it's realistically speaking the only time of the week I h ...

Jul 27 - Pokémon, Gotta Catch 'Em All!

By Stefano Blanca Sciacaluga  Pokémon, gotta catch 'em all! (Or try your best to catch 'em all but don't be disappointed when it's difficult) There are certain things I don’t tamper with because I  ...

Jun 27 - Poetry, Art, Music And All Things Good

By Stefano Blanca Sciacaluga I’m sure I’ve mentioned it before, or at least I must have, but it seems to me that there’s a hunger not only for culture but for alternative events to what we are used to ...

Jun 15 - More Things To Be Happy About

By Stefano Blanca Sciacaluga Following on from my previous blog entry where I spoke about the book 14,000 things to be happy about, and the exercise of finding positives in unconventional settings, I ...

Jun 01 - Things To Be Happy About

By Stefano Blanca Sciacaluga When I'm feeling a little funny I start to question whether I'm cien por cien llani. No. Whenever I'm feeling a little funny there are two things I like to do that are guarant ...

May 10 - Curiosity Made The Clowder Stronger

By Stefano Blanca Sciacaluga I don’t have children, but a few family members and friends do, so I think I know a think or two about interaction with tiny humans. I’ve also learnt that people, and particularly ...

May 04 - Discovering Silence

By Stefano Blanca Sciacaluga When I'm not writing on here or making art I'm playing and listening to music. For the past ten or eleven years I have been playing music with other people in a number of band ...

Apr 12 - GH Heeeey!

By Stefano Blanca Sciacaluga This is incredible, I just went on a website and cancelled a doctor's appointment I made the other day, that I no longer need. I think we're living in the future! Wel ...

Mar 31 - Life As A Series Of Tough Decisions

By Stefano Blanca Sciacaluga If you really think about it, in life all we do is make decisions, decisions that dictate the paths of our lives. Now, within these decisions there are obviously some which ...

Mar 22 - If It's Godunov For Me, It's Godunov For You

By Stefano Blanca Sciacaluga Yesterday I was sent by YGTV, along with my good friend Daniel Ghio - of Orange Peel, Karma 13, Dead City Radio and Viewpoint fame - on a social experiment led by the lovely ...

Mar 16 - From The Vatican, With Love

By Stefano Blanca Sciacaluga I remember the last two fumate bianche with clarity. I've always been into the Popes, and the church, and religious art, and its history and stories, but I've never felt ve ...

Mar 11 - "How Can I Hate Women? My Mum's One."

By Stefano Blanca Sciacaluga There are two very important facts of life. The first is that men love ribs. The second (and more important) is that women are great. They've always been, since the beginnin ...

Feb 26 - Yaaaas Zayn, Yaaaas

By Stefano Blanca Sciacaluga I’m a very indecisive person, I'll think things through a thousand times, but if there’s one thing I’m always sure of and confident about is my choices, in the things I like ...

Feb 04 - The Better You Feel

By Stefano Blanca Sciacaluga I'm the kind of person who will suddenly feel their stomach clench up at an unknown number call appearing on their screen. But I’m also the kind of person who after one to ...

Jan 04 - All We Are Saying Is Give Hipsters A Chance

By Stefano Blanca Sciacaluga If there's one thing that interests me is seeing change in locations over periods of time. The Gibraltar of 2016 is a lot different to the Gibraltar of 2008, when I left fo ...