Vice Admiral Sir David Steel | Governor and Commander-in-Chief | Office of the Governor | Gibraltar  has agreed to be our patron and help and assist us in any way he can. We are very honored and grateful.


On 5th May the Arts Society hosted a Sherry tasting evening at the Garrison Library gardens .
It was most successful, members and guests at last mingling sociably on a very pleasant balmy evening in the beautiful Garrison Library gardens.
Alex Martin from The Cellar, gave us a fascinating talk on the history of Sherry and how it is made with a power point presentation, followed by the tasting of seven delicious sherries from very dry to very sweet, accompanied by some delicious tapas.
We were honoured to have our patron His Excellency Sir David Steel, Governor of Gibraltar joined us, and we are all now looking forward to an actual visit to a Sherry Bodega,when restrictions will allow.
Great to have everyone enjoying and experiencing the great things life has to offer once again.

“Enriching lives through the arts”

Members of The Arts Society will be familiar with the slogan Enriching lives through the arts: many of our Societies use this in their pre-lecture slides and it is part of our magazine’s imprint. Enriching lives through the arts describes what we – and our Societies – want to achieve and is our purpose. As the UK enters the third week of national lockdown (our Members in Spain have been in lockdown even longer), the arts have given all of us so much: a sense of calm, entertainment, stimulation, happiness, to name but a few. Many of our Societies and colleagues have posted brilliant arts content on our dedicated  Arts at Home Forum, listing how they are engaging with the arts locally through digital media.

What most Members may not be familiar with is one of the charity’s key values: Connected. It is something we usually do so well, bringing people together over a lecture, tea, coffee, an outing, or a glass of wine. We are all only too aware that this is currently not possible, at least not in the usual face-to-face, personal way that we all enjoy – and currently miss – greatly.


Being Connected through the arts is an important part of what we do, especially now. So I wanted to share some things that we can do together, despite being isolated, so as to not lose our connection with each other:

  • I am proud to say that we are working with our Lecturers on some exclusive, new content: a series of films by Arts Society Accredited Lecturers, published every fortnight. The first talk will go live on 7 April, along with the schedule of fortnightly lectures for the coming weeks. Each talk will be followed by a Q&A with the Lecturer on our dedicated Talks & Lectures Forum. Please do join us in visiting our Lecturers in their homes from your home.