2nd November 2016
Gibraltar Cultural Services, working alongside teacher and playwright Julian Felice, will be holding the annual conference event on Saturday 11th February 2017 at the John Mackintosh Hall. Based on the successful TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) series of talks (www.ted.com), Gib Talks will see a range of local speakers deliver fifteen-minute talks on a broad spectrum of subjects with the aim of focusing on the anecdotal, the personal and the light-hearted as opposed to heavy-going academics and agendas. The speakers will represent a cross-section of the community and will help to make up a rich and varied programme.
The organisers are inviting applications from members of the general public to speak at next year’s event. Known as Vox Pop talks, these are four different ten-minute slots in which successful applicants will be able to speak about any topics they wish (within particular guidelines), all in keeping with the event’s aim to promote debate and discussion among the local community. These will complement the regular fifteen-minute slots for invited speakers, the short-list for which has already been finalised.
There are a number of different ways in which prospective speakers can express their interest and apply for these slots:
Applications will close on Monday 5th
December 2016, after which a draw will be held to randomly allocate the
four slots. Successful applicants will be contacted shortly thereafter
with conditions and guidelines for their participation.
Gibraltar Cultural Services, working alongside teacher and playwright Julian Felice, will be holding a conference event on Saturday 11th February 2017 at the John Mackintosh Hall. Gib Talks will see a range of local speakers who will deliver fifteen-minute talks on a broad spectrum of subjects with the aim of focusing on the anecdotal, the personal and the light-hearted. The schedule for the event is as follows:
10:00 – 10:15 Julian Felice – Let Me Tell You A Story
10:20 – 10:35 Samantha Barrass – My Secret Life as an Amateur Thespian and Theatre Impresario
10:40 – 10:55 Tito Vallejo – Jebel Tarik
11:00 – 11:10 VOX POP 1 – Manar Ben Tahayekt – Living With A Disability
11:15 – 11:30 Henry & Priscilla Sacramento – Making It Work
11:35 – 11:50 Karl Ullger – To What Extent Can You Learn To Be Creative?
11:55 – 12:05 VOX POP 2 – Sean Vincent Acris – Pride, Not Prejudice
12:10 – 12:25 Georgina Cassar – From Rock to Rings: My Olympic Journey
12:30 – 12:45 Sir Peter Caruana QC
14:00 – 14:15 Danny Freyone – The Imperceptible
14:20 – 14:35 Stefano Blanco Sciacaluga – Much Ado About Happiness
14:40 – 14:55 Jonathan Teuma – Optimizing Yanito
15:00 – 15:10 VOX POP 3 – Rob Chandler – The White Poppy
15:15 – 15:30 Kaoula El Andaloussi – My Hijab
15:35 – 15:50 Paulette Finlayson – You Are Not Good At English
15:55 – 16:05 VOX POP 4 – Aidan Cleverly – Why Do Today What You Can Put Off Until Tomorrow
16:10 – 16:25 Paul Lyon – An Adopted Gibraltarian
16:30 – 16:45 Dan Teuma – Life on the Front Line of the Refugee Crisis in Europe
16:50 – 17:05 Krishaan Khubchand – What’s Next for Gibraltar?
For any interviews please call Julian Felice on mobile 54013304