mark the bicentenary a number of special events
have been arranged:
- Pobjoy mint with the Gibraltar Government have issued
a commemorative coin series depicting the newspaper,
more news of this at www.pobjoy.com
with details on the 'news' and 'coins' sections of the
- Gibraltar Nynex have issued colour phonecards.
- Gibraltar Philatelic Bureau are issuing a first day
cover and stamps on the 21st May.
EDITION - On May 15 2001 the Chronicle will
be giving its readers a special colour collectors supplement
relating the history and times of the newspaper.
- Jon Searle former Editor and a sculptor has been commissioned
to produce a bronze figure celebrating Molly Bloom.
The James Joyce heroine from Ulysses has strong
Gibraltar connections. She is Gibraltarian and in her
Alameda Gardens soliloquy mentions, amongst many other
local items, 'the chronicle'. Her husband Leopold has
a book yet to be returned to the Garrison Library!
The statue is to be placed in the Alameda Gardens.
- As part of the Spring Festival and celebrating the
Joyce link too, the Joyce Society in Dublin ( www.jamesjoyce.ie
) took up the gesture with applause. As a result the
Irish Theatre group Firbreaga flies out from Dublin
to premiere the play Molly Bloom's Last Word by Danis
Rose at the Alameda Open Air Theatre. They
will premier the play on Thursday May 10 at 8.30pm.
This will be followed by a one-man show Away With The
Fairies by Alan Gallagher. Tickets go on sale on Monday
May 1 at the Gibraltar Chronicle Offices from 9am to
5pm, and at L.Sacarello’s Newsagency in Main Street
from 8.30am to 6.30pm
- the original Gibraltar Chronicles including the very
first editions will be displayed for the public at their
home, the Gibraltar Garrison Library, during the month
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