2023/24 PROGRAMME OF ILLUSTRATED TALKS
An Actors Life for Me
The Scoliotic Knight – Reconstructing the Real Richard III
The Story Behind the Song
Untouchable Art:The Rise of the NFT and Speculation in the Art Market
The Art of the Automobile
Mexican Art & Culture: Past & Present
Wild about Oscar: Famous for being Famous (or Infamous)<
WHERE WE MEET
Corporate – £150 per annum, for which a company can have 2 of their employees attend at each lecture.
A guest fee for a single meeting is £15 from 6:30pm.
The Garrison Library
Constructed on the site of the Governors’ residence during the Spanish occupation of Gibraltar, the library was officially opened in 1804 by the Duke of Kent.
The library served as the headquarters and archive service of the Gibraltar Chronicle, the world’s second oldest English language newspaper. The Library was established for and by the officers of the Garrison of Gibraltar. It has remained a private entity run by a Trust for over two hundred years up until, September 2011, at which point the Library was transferred to the Government of Gibraltar.
The Garrison is a library of 45,000 books, including many rare volumes. This library exists to hold the collection which includes good coverage of the subjects of culture and travel. The library was started to occupy officers stationed in Gibraltar. It has an excellent local history collection. Many lithographs and art prints are held here and many of the furnishings have interesting backgrounds
The dragon tree in the library’s front garden is thought to date from the Spanish occupation when the plant was introduced to Gibraltar by mariners who brought the seeds from the Canary Islands