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Lanzarote News In Brief - Week Five 2016

Two killed in a traffic accident in Costa Teguise

Costa Teguise Sign

A tragic accident which took place on a pedestrian crossing on the Avenida de Las Palmeras in Costa Teguise, Lanzarote at 21:44 on Thursday 4th February has claimed the lives of a man and woman.

The details according to the emergency 1-1-2 service confirm that the male died at the scene due to the nature of his injuries, and the female who suffered serious multiple injuries died of a cardiac arrest on transfer to Hospital José Molina Orosa in Arrecife. Neither person was carrying any identification, so more details as to their nationality and age are not available at this time.

Lancelot Digital are reporting that the the driver of the car who hit the couple, is a young Italian woman in her 20’s who tested positive for alcohol and was also thought to have been speeding at the time of the accident. The deceased couple are thought to be of Dutch nationality, it has not been established if they were on holiday or resident on the island.

Hottest January for 55 years

Monumento al Campesino

The Canary Islands saw record temperatures reached on several occasions during January 2016. It feels like we’re in May/June rather than winter, and it doesn’t look like it’s going to cool off in February so far.  read more »

New Underwater Museum in Lanzarote

The first figures have been submerged at Jason deCaires Taylor’s underwater contemporary art project named Museo Atlantico.

Museo Atlantico The Rubicon Jascon deCaires Taylor

This unique museum will be open to visitors from the 25th February 2016 and accessible by snorkelers and divers as it’s constructed 14m beneath the surface of the sea in Playa Blanca.

Sculptures which are now in place include:  read more »

English Cinema in Lanzarote 8th & 11th February 2016

There are two new movies in English next week on Monday and Thursday, neither of them suitable for the faint-hearted:

"The Hateful Eight" at Multicines Atlántida in Arrecife at 18:45h:

After the Civil War a bounty hunter and his prisoner find shelter in a cabin in Wyoming currently inhabited by a collection of nefarious characters.

Written and directed by Quentin Tarantino and starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tim Roth, Channing Tatum, Michael Madsen and Zoë Bell.  read more »

English Cinema in Lanzarote 1st & 4th February 2016

There are no changes next week, "The Danish Girl" will be showing in Lanzarote at Multicines Atlántida in Arrecife on Monday and Thrusday at 19:35h, 
A fictitious story loosely inspired on the Wegeners' life , a couple of artists in Copenhagen in the late 1920s with a very unique take on marriage, love and sex. Gerda (played by Alicia Vikander) paints a portrait of her husband Einar (played by Eddie Redmayne) as a woman because her female model cancels on her. As painting starts becoming popular, Lili Elbe is born. If that isn't complex enough, Einar's childhood friend and art-dealer Hans Axgil (played by Matthias Schoenaerts) turns up.   read more »

Jobs in Lanzarote, Team Member

Rancho Texas is looking for a staff member to join the team.

The requirements needed to fill this position are:  read more »

San Bartolome Carnival Programme 2016

Carnaval Wars is the theme for the carnival in San Bartolomé, Lanzarote.


The programme of events are based in the Parque Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente at San Bartolomé. Their carnival procession is on Tuesday 9th February and the burial of the Guachinango procession & bonfire will be on the beach in Playa Honda on the 12th February.  read more »

Arrecife Carnival Programme 2016

The capital of Lanzarote is due to kick off the carnival season on the 29th January for 2016.

Carnaval Arrecife 2016

We’re still waiting for the full carnival programme for Arrecife which starts on the 29th January, their new website is offline at the moment, presumably for an update www.carnavalarrecife.es.

Cristóbal Aguiló, was declared the winner of the carnival poster competition with the  read more »

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