GibTalks 2022


Gibraltar Cultural Services, working alongside playwright, actor, director and teacher, Julian Felice, will be holding the GibTalks event on Saturday 5th February 2022 at the John Mackintosh Hall. The idea is styled on the very successful TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) series of talks (


GibTalks will see a range of local guest 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. In addition to the invited speakers, four ten-minute ‘Vox Pop’ slots have also been allocated to members of the public who will have the opportunity to speak to the audience about an issue close to their hearts.


The organisers are pleased to announce the following speakers who represent a cross-section of the community and will help make up a rich and varied programme, divided into morning and afternoon sessions, as follows:

Morning Session


Nyreen Llamas
Overcoming: The Fear of Failure and Learning to Accept it
10:15 – 10:30


Keith Madeira
Yo Me Bañaba Ahí De Chico
10:35 – 10:50



Daisy Davis – Vox Pop
Mindfulness And Meditation
10:55 – 11:05


Tania Rahmany
The Cost of Gender Inequality
11:10 – 11:25



Tarik El-Yabani – Vox Pop
My Vegan Journey
12:00 – 12:10



The Hon Prof John Cortes MBE JP MP
Life, the Universe…and Me
12:15 – 12:30



HE The Governor Vice Admiral Sir David Steel KBE DL
Governor – A Fine Line
12:35 – 12:50



Afternoon Session



Lt Col (Retd) Ivor Lopez MBE
The Day The World Changed
14:00 – 14:15



HW The Mayor Christian Santos GMD
It Gets Better
14:20 – 14:35



Roe Torreon – Vox Pop
Gibraltar Through the Eyes of an Overseas Filipino Worker
14:40 – 14:50



Lewis Stagnetto BEM
Thalassophile – The Road To Nautilus
14:55 – 15:10





Wayne Tunbridge – Vox Pop
The Chronicles of Wibble – My Mental Health Journey
15:45 – 15:55



Dale Moreno
Life Lessons From Sport
16:00 – 16:15



Anne Marie Morello
16:20 – 16:35



Shania Robba
The Rise of Women’s Football
16:40 – 16:55

Tickets for the event are on sale now via Tickets are priced £6 for the morning session, £6 for the afternoon session and £10 for the full day.


All attendees will be required to present either proof of Covid vaccination or a negative result from a lateral flow test (taken within 24 hours of attendance).


GibTalks has a Facebook event page and a Twitter account (@gib_talks). For further information please contact the GCS Events Department on 20067236 or email: