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
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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
The Carnival 2019 celebrations continue in Lanzarote and this week it is the turn of Playa Blanca to join in the fun.
The celebrations pass through the island starting off in Arrecife, then Puerto del Carmen, Costa Teguise, Haria and Playa Blanca.
Lots of avid Carnival lovers follow the celebrations over the island.
The theme in Playa Blanca this year is Cuba and here is the program for this weekend.
Last Monday “ENAIRE” the manager of air navigation in Spain has put into service a new radar in Lanzarote with the latest technology. It will allow a coverage and surveillance service to flights of the northeastern area of the Canary Islands as well as traffic between the Islands and the Peninsula.
This new radar which serves the ENAIRE Air Control Center in the Canary Islands has an investment of more than 2.5 million euros. In addition it provides coverage to the aircraft for take off and landing for both Lanzarote and Fuerteventura airports. In total it will control the airspace within a radius of about 250 nautical miles, the equivalent of an area of about 670,000 square kilometers.
The performance of this Spanish surveillance system known as Mode S is the most mature and implemented system available. The installation contributes to the international positioning of ENAIRE as an air navigation manager in the field of surveillance in line with the European requirements to progressively introduce new technologies that improve air traffic management in Europe.
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!
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
A campaign has been launched to celebrate the centenary of César Manrique to collect images of the artist in his memory. These will be displayed on the website wich specialises in Lanzarote memorabilian www.memoriadelanzarote.com.
The website serves as a public digital documentation service for island memories and has more than 15,000 records which include images, documents, chronologies and statistics. Through a daily work of digitization, documentary emptying and metadata management, after analysis and treatment of historical documentation, www.memoriadelanzarote.com has been increasing its content on the documentary, historical, cultural and scientific heritage produced in or on the island, with the aim of contributing to its research and public knowledge.
Thanks to the support of organizations and people who collaborate in different ways giving private material so that everyone can access. A proportion of the collections have been transformed into temporary exhibitions that take place in La Casa Amarilla in Calle Real, Arrecife which was the former seat of Arrecife council, now converted into a museum of the memory of Lanzarote and open to visitors
The continuation of the refurbishment of Puerto del Carmen is evident with a new project which will enhance the areas near Los Pocillos between Calle Noruega and Avenida de Italia at the cost of 1.5 million euros by the council of Tías.
The project which has already been proposed contemplates the elimination of barriers as well as a cycling lane between Los Pocillos and the vicinity of Playa Grande covering 750 meters.
In addition there will be more green areas added to the beach road of Puerto del Carmen without taking away any of the much needed existing parking spaces.
The works are likely to coincide with other improvements to this popular resort already announced. The understanding is that the work should be completed within a five month period.
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.
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.