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Local play on the ‘evacuation’ receives heritage award

The White Light Company, which staged the play ‘Llevame donde Naci’ set on local historical events dating from 1929 to World War II, has been awarded the Gibraltar Heritage Trust first Group Heritage Award. The play was adapted by Jackie Villa and Andrew Dark from an original play by Rebecca Faller ‘A Civil Garrison’ which was first performed in November 2015 and later as part of the commemorations of the 75th Anniversary of the Evacuation.

This was the first of the annual awards presented by the Gibraltar Heritage Trust at its annual ceremony which this year was held at the Rock Hotel. Chairwoman of the Gibraltar Heritage Trust Delilah Smith opened the event celebrating various heritage conservation projects emphasising the importance of heritage in our community.

This year there were 18 nominations which were whittled down to four winners and two commendations by a panel of judges.

Outgoing Minister for Heritage Steven Linares addressed the ceremony saying it had been a great honour and pleasure for him to have been the minister for heritage for over five years.

“I am really glad to say that the ministry has been working very closely with planning, environment and other ministries in order to be able to look after our heritage.”

“Our heritage is who we are and without our heritage we are nothing. It is important to preserve this.”

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