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Gibraltar and La Línea keen to collaborate on culture

The meeting took place on Thursday.
The meeting took place on Thursday. / SUR
  • Among the new initiatives they discussed were an art exhibition depicting the works of Gustavo Bacarisas and Cruz Herrera in 2022, which would involve the Bacarisas Gallery and the Cruz Herrera Museum

Gibraltar and La Línea de la Concepción, the town the other side of the border in Spain, are looking at ways in which the two places could collaborate through culture for the benefit of their citizens and artistic communities.

On Thursday La Línea's Councillor for Culture, Encarnación Sánchez, and deputy mayor Mario Fernández, paid a visit to Gibraltar for a meeting with the Minister for Culture, John Cortes MP, who was accompanied by the CEO of Gibraltar Cultural Services, Seamus Byrne, and Ministry representative Lianne Ignacio.

Among the new initiatives they discussed were an art exhibition depicting the works of Gustavo Bacarisas and Cruz Herrera in 2022, which would involve the Bacarisas Gallery and the Cruz Herrera Museum, and future exchange projects featuring literature, photography, and dance.

It was agreed that a transborder cultural working group would be set up with representatives of the Ministry of Culture and La Línea council to explore these ideas and possibilities further.