GIBRALTAR Literary Festival is now underway. 

City AM co-founder Jens Torpe with former Independent editor Simon Kelner
City AM co-founder Jens Torpe with former Independent editor Simon Kelner

The four-day event kicked off yesterday with talks including Spanish football expert Guillem Balague on Cristiano Ronaldo and literary agent Andrew Lownie on spy Guy Burgess in Gibraltar.

The founder of City AM was also interviewed by former editor of the Independent, Simon Kelner, before opening up a discussion on the future of print journalism.

But there is still much more to come, including the arrival of celebrity chef Anthony Worrall Thompson on Saturday, who will be preparing a lunch at the Elliott O’Callaghan hotel before being interviewed at 5pm.

Comedian Marcus Brigstocke is also scheduled for Saturday, and he will be discussing his own faith (or lack of) at 6pm in John Mackintosh Hall.

Sunday’s highlights include historian Willliam Chislett on Spain 40 years after Franco, actress Maureen Lipman and a closing dinner made by Itamar Srulovich and Sarit Packer, the husband-and-wife team behind one of London’s most talked about restaurants, Honey & Co.

For a full review of the festival, pick up the next issue of the Gibraltar Olive Press.

Tom Powell

About Tom Powell

DO YOU HAVE NEWS FOR US at Spain’s most popular English newspaper - the Olive Press? Contact us now via email: [email protected] or call 951 273 575. To contact the newsdesk out of regular office hours please call +34 665 798 618.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.