'Memories of the Old Town' Sketch Safari & Living Memory Project

The Gibraltar Heritage Trust is collaborating with The Rock Retreat to hold a Sketch Safari in the Old Town called ‘Memories of the Old Town’ on Tuesday 19th March. The aim of this project is to create an oral history of stories and memories from our older generations of what it was like growing up in and around our historic Old Town (c.1950s-1970). These stories in turn will provide context to the artists wishing to take part in the safari and will inform their artworks. The product of this collaboration will be in the form of an oral history booklet which we hope to publish in the spring time and will feature the interviews with members of our older generation and artworks from the safari. 

The event will begin at 5pm starting outside The Convent making our way into Main Street and up to Castle Steps. You can download a Registration form here or collect one from our shop. They must be returned no later than Wednesday 13th March.

We encourage everyone to take part as this event is open to all levels from beginners to professionals, school children (above the age of 8 years) and art groups. Come along and have some creative fun learning about Gibraltar’s old town and the people that grew up there.

Participants must bring their own materials to sketch with and will be required to submit their artworks to a representative of the Trust after the event or hand in the following day to The Main Guard so that digital copies can be taken. 

This project is part supported by a grant from Gibraltar Cultural Services. 


The media is invited to attend.