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Lanzarote Wine Run 2019

This weekend is once again the popular yearly event the “Lanzarote Wine Run“.
This day offers something for everyone. The more sporty people can subscribe to the long run which is 23,2km or the shorter run which is 11,4km. There is also a slower pace trekking option which is also 11,1km. For those of us that prefer so sample the wine and observe then that is also an option.

It is held in La Geria and there is still time to subscribe and take part in the fun activities and race.

Saturday, June 15
3: 00 pm Opening of the collection of numbers of the Wine Run KIDS 2019
4:00 pm Opening of the Traditional Cuisine Festival.
4: 30 pm Closing of the collection of numbers of the Wine Run KIDS 2019
5: 00 pm Opening of the collection of numbers of the Wine Run 2019
5: 00 pm Start of the different tests of Wine Run KIDS 2019
9: 00 pm Concert
9: 30 pm Closing collection of numbers.
11: 00 pm Closing of the Traditional Cuisine Festival and all activities.

Sunday, June 16
07: 30 am Transfer of participants in buses.
09: 00 am Start of the Long Run
10: 00 am Start of the Short Race
10: 00 am Start of Trekking
10: 15 am Arrival of the first participants.
11: 00 am Opening of the Traditional Cuisine Festival.
12: 30 pm Awards Ceremony
2: 00 pm Concert
3: 00pm Closing of Goal.
4: 00 pm Closing of the Event.


Malvasia Volcanic Weekend

The Malvasía Volcánica Weekend is the grand finale of Sonidos Líquidos. Well-known national and international bands perform against the unique backdrop of La Geria in this long-awaited event. The striking landscape of Lanzarote’s vineyards is transformed into the setting of this huge party at Bodega La Geria, one of the oldest wineries in the Canary Islands.

This singular stage surrounded by volcanoes has already hosted artists of the stature of Vetusta Morla, Love of Lesbian, Fuel Fandango, Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, León Benavente, Gaspard Royant, Retro Stefson and The Fratellis, among others.

The Spanish group Viva Suecia and the USA’s !!! (Chk Chk Chk) are heading the festival line up, joined by Colectivo Panamera, King Salami & The Cumberland 3 and Zombie Love, together with the previously confirmed Delaporte.

What’s more, since last year’s edition, Sonidos Líquidos has included an additional day of performances that will be celebrated on Friday night in La Plaza de El Almacén.


Happy 100th Birthday to Cesar Manrique

 

Wednesday 24th April would have been Lanzarote’s own Cesar Manrique’s 100th birthday.

Celebrations were held at the Jameos del Agua auditorium during the day and then that same evening, El Reducto beach in Arrecife there was the first of 24 shows called “Stage Manrique” in which around 300 artists will take part over 11 days.

One of the highlights of the show is “The Illusion of César,” and it is produced by the same company that created the acclaimed show Angaro. The show finale will be held on the 5th May.


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