World Book Day 2020


Gibraltar Cultural Services confirms that the public performances and events scheduled for tomorrow’s World Book Day Celebrations at the John Mackintosh Hall have been cancelled. This includes the performances by The White Light Company and JF Dance as well as the Story Telling sessions at the Library scheduled as from 4.30pm.


This follows the recommendation by the Director of Public Health and the COVID 19 emergency group, that public gatherings and events where crowds of adults and senior citizens might be congregated, should be discouraged. 


However, GCS will continue to host a number of school visits during the day and  will be offering a variety of fun and educational activities for the pupils. This year’s theme is Aladdin taken from the ‘One Thousand and One Nights/Arabian Nights’. A collection of stories which includes the adventures of Sinbad the Sailor, Shahrazad, and Ali Baba, among others.


There will be no changes to the activities within the schools themselves, which will continue as planned.


All Government events are been reviewed on a case by case basis, with the situation monitored as it develops on a daily basis. We understand that this may be inconvenient and frustrating but our main concern and focus is to safeguard the wellbeing of the community.  


For further information on the event please contact Davina Barbara or Monica Stevens at the John Mackintosh Hall on Tel 200 49161 or email