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Book Fair in Playa Blanca

Playa Blanca will host a book fair on Saturday 27th April in the Plaza del Carmen. A whole day is dedicated to the letters, stands, meetings with writers, creative workshops, book presentations, stage performances and an awards ceremony for a short story contest promoted by the Castillo del Águila Cultural Association and the Yaiza City Council. On the run up to the book fair storytelling workshops will take place on Wednesday 24th in Las Breñas and on Thursday 25th in Femés organized with the narrator Cristina Temprano. The Yaiza City Council will support the writers with the hope that there will be a boost to the publishing industry. Please click here to see the programme of events


St Patricks Day in Lanzarote

Yesterday was St Patrick’s Day and with Puerto del Carmen being the most popular resort for Irish visitors, the celebrations do not disappoint.

The day starts off with the traditional Gaelic game of Hurling on the main beach.
Then there is a parade which starts along the Avenida de las Playas and ends in the Old Town Harbour where there is a huge party with live music through the afternoon until late evening.
Everyone is encouraged to wear Irish themed hats and clothing and there is an abundance of green amongst the vast crowds.
There is a fantastic atmosphere and all nationalities join in the fun!

 


Protest by the Youth of Lanzarote

The youth of Lanzarote will join a global strike that will take place on March 15th to demand that governments act fast against climate change. This is in conjunction with #FridaysForFuture campaign

They are demonstrating for the planet and for a better future and have announced that they will hold a 9 to 14-hour rally in front of the Arrecife Ball Bridge.

These young people are supporting Greta Thunberg, a 16 year old Swedish activist and founder of the movement #FridaysForFuture who started the protest in Parliament in Sweden to raise awareness about climate change


Lanzarote Emergency Services to use Drones

40 members of the consortium for security,emergency and fire prevention of Lanzarote island council met on Saturday in Playa Blanca to be trained in the use of drones for sea rescue. The participants received theoretical and practical training and simulations that showed that the drones can arrive before a watercraft in any zone where an emergency is taking place. This will be an advantage adding to a higher success rate in rescue operations.
The drone’s operational capabilities were shown in surveillance tasks and in prevention and action. The theory behind this new development was given which included technical characteristics for its implementation and the autonomy, resistance to wind and corrosive environments, speed and recharging for re use. The legal aspects and requirements to be able to use them were also talked about. Demonstrations were given on the beach for the locals also.


Carnival Arrecife 2019

Its here! One of the biggest fiestas in Lanzarote of the year is Carnival. Starting in Arrecife capital from the 22nd February to the 9th of March and celebrated in villages and resorts all over the island for the weeks leading up to Easter.

This year the theme for Arrecife Carnival will be dedicated to the creative universe of César Manrique to celebrate the first centenary of his birth.

As a further tribute the council have agreed to designate some of the works of César related to the Carnival so that they can be used for advertising posters and general displays around the festivities. There is normally a competition to create the Carnival poster which this year will not take place.

The first phase of the traditional contests will include of adult murgas for the first week and the procession and Burial of the Sardine will take place on March 6th. The Carnival will travel around the island in the begining of March to San Bartolomé, Playa Honda, Tías and Puerto del Carmen leaving for the rest of March for Teguise, La Griosa, Tinajo, Haría and Yaiza.

This week also marks the 26th anniversary of the artist’s loss. He died on September 25, 1992, in Tahíche. The staff of the Centers will make a tribute in the cemetery of Haría.


Valentines Day in Lanzarote

Happy Valentines day from Lanzarote! With the temperatures reaching 27 degrees during the day what better way to spend this special day with a loved one either by the pool or on the beach. For the evening you can make a date at the Rooftop Cinema where you can watch a romantic movie under the stars. There is a deal for couples and for 50€ for two you can enjoy pre booked seats with wine or Cava and a selection of chocolates.

 


Natural Pool Planned for El Golfo

The mayor of Yaiza has had a meeting with the residents and a technical drafting team to reform coatal area of El Golfo on the west coast with two natural pools. This will take advantage of an existing depression on the beach. The basic design foresees the installation of a pool of seawater measuring 1,500 square meters and divided into two sections with maximum depth of one and two meters and a ramp and stairs for access. The project will cost 1 million euros under an agreement signed between the Ministry of Environment. It will be a great recreation developement in the village which at the moment is well known for its fish restaurants and visited by many tourists each year


Book Lanzarote for Carnival

Turists flock to the island to enjoy the Carnival season. The canary islands have some of the best carnivals in Europe and there are plenty of oportunities to party. A little later this year but if you are looking to book to experience this magical time, then the dates are as follows.

  • Puerto del Carmen Carnival 2019 – March 9th. More details to be announced soon.
  • Costa Teguise Carnival 2019 – March 16th. More details to be announced soon.
  • Playa Blanca Carnival 2019 – March 30th. More details to be announced soon.
  • Arrecife Carnival 2019 – March 4th.

Green Caves Concerts in Lanzarote

This Saturday 19/01/19 there will be a concert in the Green Caves covering ballroom music and opera. The concert covers solo piano pieces and chamber music leading up to a climax with the most popular arias.The first part combines one of the deepest classicist pieces with the first romanticism, the humane and exquisite language of a mature Schubert. The second part focuses on Parisian salons, with pieces by Debussy, Chopin and Liszt. The Green caves are a spectacular location to listen to music and are known for their perfect acustics. Artists  Eugenia Boix (soprano) and Laia Masramón (piano) will be the main protagonists


Plans For New Beach In Costa Teguise Still Pending

February will the deadline for submitting suggestions and arguments to the project of the European Tourism company planning to create a new artificial beach in Costa Teguise, north of the resort, in a rocky area. As yet there been no developement moving the project forward and it continues at the expense of the Ministry for the Ecological Transition.

The plan is for a new luxury hotel with an investment of tens of millions of euros. According to official sources a report was sent to the peripheral Costas service to hold a hearing. The hearing is expected to help rectify all aspects of the plan.

Permission is need to use 20,500 cubic meters of sand, from the African continent, for 26,600 square meters of land.