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Malvasia Volcanic Weekend 2019

A regular event in Lanzarote known as The Volcanic Malvasia Weekend is organising the great closing event of Sonidos Liquidos (Liquid Sounds).The long-awaited music event has a line up of great bands of national and international fame sharing this unique stage in La Geria. The stunning landscape of the vineyards of Lanzarote will become the back drop of this great party, held at the foot of Bodega La Geria which is one of the oldest Canaries. Some of the artists performing include Vetusta Morla, Fuel Fandango, Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, Leon Benavente, Gaspard Royant, Retro Stefson or The Fratellis, among others. This year Sonidos Liquidos has incorporated concerts which takes place on Friday night at the Plaza de El Almacén which is a first. For more information, please click here


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


Lanzarote Fashion Weekend 2019

The star of this years Lanzarote Fashion Weekend is none other than the famous Spanish fashion designer Agatha Ruiz de la Prada.
Her designs are well known all over the world for their vibrant colour and originality.

After last years event by the Catalan Spanish designer “Custo”, this year promises to be equally successful and both national and international media will travel to the island to cover the event.

It promises to be much more than just a fashion show. From the 17th to 19th May 2019 the island of Lanzarote converts into the epicentre of fashion and will showcase many of the islands locations such as the Cactus Garden, Castillo de San José and the Jameos del Agua.

Tickets can be bought here


Canarian Gastronomic Journalism Forum

Lanzarote will gather journalists and experts from all the islands on Friday and Saturday for a debate to work in the 1st Canarian Gastronomic Journalism Forum. This is a meeting which will be held in the Princesa Yaiza hotel in Playa Blanca has been organized by the Ministry of Economic Promotion and Tourism Promotion of Lanzarote.
Important members of the tourist industry and institutions of the Canary Islands will attend the debate to discuss the management and importance of gastronomic tourism and the policies in Spain.

The Lanzarote council has invited journalists and gastronomy specialists from all of the Canary Islands to attend. They will be joined by the manager of the Gran Canaria Tourist Board.

This event was born after the success of the International Food Writers Meeting 2018 held last November in Teguise where journalists from the islands became aware of the need to incorporate the into their reporting the challenges facing the gastronomy sector and the importance it plays within tourism.

Ideas will also be discussed for the second International Food Writers Meeting which will be held in Teguise in November 2019 as part of the Saborea Lanzarote food and wine festival.

It has been clear that gastronomic experiences enhance visitors holidays making pleasurable and lasting memories and the influence of gastronomic tourism has become one of the most dynamic and fastest growing segments of the national and international tourist industry.


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!

 


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.


Playa Blanca Hand Bike Event

A 7 kilometre time trial for hand bikers took place in Playa Blanca over the weekend. The challenge was enhanced by weather conditions with exceptional winds and a downpour of rain on Friday afternoon. This is the 10th anniversary for this event which incorporates athletes from 10 different countries favoring Lanzarote for training. The maximum speeds of the course were in the centre of Playa Blanca between the church and Anchor roundabout which finishes with a very risky curve to the road. The trophies at the end of the race were presented by Seine Snippe who is the president of the (EHF) European Handling Federation. A total of 8000 Euros was distributed amongst the winners as prize money during the award ceremony. More information regarding handbike events can be found by clicking here


Wine Run Lanzarote 2019

The Council has opened this week for the registration to participate in the eleventh edition of the Wine Run Lanzarote, to be held on Sunday June 16. Those interested in participating can formalize through the link http://www.lanzarotewinerun.com/en/inscriptions/ their request to participate in any of the three races (23 km long race, short race and 12 km long walk).

As in previous years, the event will have a strong solidarity theme, by allocating part of the money collected by subscription and sale of drinks to the Save La Geria project. The La Geria project promotes the economic, cultural, environmental and touristic sustainability of the landscape of La Geria through the enhancement of vineyard cultivation, the promotion of wine tourism and hiking and the recovery of traditional trails and degraded spaces.