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Lanzarote is now the home of Peadar Brennan, formerly of Grafton Alterations who were based just off Grafton Street in Dublin.
Peadar had built up an excellent reputation for himself back in Ireland, with 30 years experience and a name for being a tailor for the stars. A signed photo of Britney Spears who called on his services during the MTV Awards hangs in his new premises with the inscription “Thanks to Dublin’s best tailors!!”. Colin Farrell also features on the wall, there’s a signed photo for Alterations X-Press together with a newspaper article commenting on what an impression the shop must have made to earn itself a signed photo from the actor.
The new tailor’s shop here in Lanzarote is called Zips & Hems Clothing Alterations, although only recently opened, Peadar’s already becoming a firm favourite with the locals. The shop is situated in read more »
Here’s our guide as to what else is happening this weekend in Lanzarote.
Puerto del Carmen:
Venue: Clancys Bar, Old Town, Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote
Date: Saturday 25th May 2013
Time: 16:00 – 00:00
Details: Famara Water Awareness Gig in memory of Steve Potter. Confirmed bands include Mick James, Zombie Love, King Roj & The Skatoons. Entry €3 for adults, kids free.
Venue: read more »
The Día de Canarias is celebrated annually on the 30th of May in commemoration of the first autonomous parliament session in the Canary Islands, this year marks the 30th anniversary.
The celebrations begin tomorrow, Friday 24th May through to Thursday 30th May, which is also a public holiday.
Arrecife, the capital of Lanzarote has a special programme called Arrecife VIVE Canarias on Saturday 25th May which will be centred around the Parque Ramírez Cerdá and Avenida Marítima. Residents are invited to wear their traditional Canarian dress for the Encuentro de Romeros. Arrecife council have organised a day of events from 10:00 to 23:00 with something for everyone, including gastronomy, sports, art and culture.
Two pavilions with read more »
Finally it appears that the Mercadona supermarket chain now have planning permission to build in Arrecife, Lanzarote.
Originally the company were looking to open in the Altavista area where Ikea and Lidl are situated, the actual site which has been granted planning permission by Arrecife council is in Valterra. The supermarket building will have a construction of 1,500m2 spread over two floors, a basement and parking for 234 vehicles, the entry and exit to the car park will be situated on different streets.
Mercadona are expected to open this store in 2014, although the building license granted has a duration of two years.
Manuel Fajardo, the Mayor of Arrecife commented that read more »
Last week we learned that there is a new arrival amongst the Rancho Texas Park residents: a cute female American Bison calf.
The birth and her first wobbly steps were caught on video. It might be a bit gruesome for some at first, but worth watching all the same.
This is the second birth of American Bison in the Park in the last 3 years, after a pregnancy of 280 days. Both baby and mother are doing well and the proud daddy, the biggest animal in the Park at read more »
We’ve previously featured some of the walks available through Lanzarote Active Club, there are more that we haven’t experienced yet, but are definitely on our to do list.
Bodega Hopping Wine Walk
The group will learn of the very specific history and peculiarities of wine making on the island. A walk through the vineyards allows us to see the unique landscape and cultivation,that you won´t see anywhere else in the world.
This experience will lead you through 4 traditional wineries each of them with their special charm! Occasionally you will have the chance of meeting the winemakers and their families during their daily chores. In each winery we will taste the best wines of the year complemented by traditional homemade tapas.
This excursion is highly educational and will give you a general insight into the fascinating world of wine and will help you understand and appreciate wines of Lanzarote in an easy and fun way!
The price is €59 per person which includes 8 different wines and tapas lunch. Full day excursion.
Peñas del Chache Walk
This guided walk embraces much more than just the highest point on the island. The trek starts from the wild and beautiful Famara Beach, bordered on the right side by the majestic massif and on the left by the tiny village of Famara, populated mostly by fisherman and surfers.
Climbing the cliff the group can experience an abundance of vegetation. Species such as Canarian Lavender, Balsamipherous Spurge, purple bells of the endemic Echium Lancerottensis, Scillas, are just a few to be seen. Approaching the top, especially in the read more »
The tourism department in Tías have produced a calendar of events happening in the resort of Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote from May to December 2013.
The May and June events are typically Canarian where you can experience the traditions and culture of Lanzarote. July sees the return of the popular Summer Music Festival and the Pride Festival. Puerto del Carmen celebrates for almost two weeks in August with the focus on the old harbour in commemoration of the patron saint of mariners and namesake. September brings an end of summer party and a tapas food fair. It wouldn’t be October without a beer festival! Ocean Lava moves to November this year, where elite lycra clad athletes swim, bike and run in a similar event to Ironman, although half the distance. The Christmas Market will be held in early December over the long holiday weekend, finishing the year with a New Year’s Eve celebration.
30th 17:00 Dia de Canarias read more »