The year is hotting up and, in terms of culture and leisure, Gibraltar is going into overdrive. That’s why, this month’s essential gibraltar is the perfect place to keep track of everything that’s on offer.

As well as updating the ever-growing list of artists who will perform at the Gibraltar Music Festival, we preview the forthcoming Miss Gibraltar contest, with a photo feature on this year’s contestants and you can also read about the new Love Festival on June 15 and the 3rd Gibraltar World Music Festival on June 19.

We report on the Ministry of Tourism‘s recent refurbishments around The Rock, particularly involving its beaches, and we take a detailed look at Gibraltar’s very own ‘Little Genoa’ – Catalan Bay – with a fascinating insight into its history. Meanwhile, across the border, don’t miss our in-depth tale about the Almadraba tuna season.

No-one will have failed to notice new Deputy Mayor, Kaiane Aldorino, on our front cover, likely making this the most popular edition ever! In an issue abounding with personalities, she talks about her new governmental role, and we include interviews with Dr. John Cortes, Minister for Health & Environment, Samantha Barrass, the new CEO of the Gibraltar Financial services Commission, and Christel Mifsud, winner of last year’s Runway.

Elsewhere, we check out music aficionados’ dream app, Creation 5, take a joy ride in the new Porsche 911 Turbo S, enjoy a refreshing new Rueda and are very nicely entertained at La Mamela.