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Stockazo 2014

The discount shopping event Stockazo will take place on Friday 28th & Saturday 29th of November in Arrecife, Lanzarote.

Stockazo 28 & 29 Nov

The event was originally planned to be held last weekend 21st & 22nd of November but was postponed until the following one due to the rain alerts. Unfortunately this now clashes with two other main events on the island, the Lanzarote Marathon and the Festival Gastronómico Saborea Lanzarote.

Approximately 80 shops will be participating in the second edition of Stockazo, after the success of the event last year. Discounts of at least 30% must be offered off the original price during the shopping hours of 10:00 – 22:00 on Friday and 10:00 – 14:00 on Saturday. From 14:00 on Saturday there will be the Hora Loca, where shops can increase the discount offers on their goods for a crazy hour.

A children’s play area with a child minding service has been organised in  read more »

Finca La Sarantontona

We had the opportunity to meet the family behind the Finca La Sarantontona in Muñique recently, where it was obvious that this eco finca, dedicated to fair trade and organic farming is a labour of love.

Oscar with José MaríaJosé María and María with Teresa the camel

I had previously heard of José María Guerra Cabrera as he is the only ecological chilli grower in Lanzarote, who has the capacity to export the produce to Europe. The Pequin variety of chillies are grown here, hand cut and freeze dried to preserve the flavour, then sold online for distribution in Europe through the website The Love of Chilies, in partnership with Josefina Petrus.

José María, his wife Dominika and daughter María took us for a tour of their ecological farm in Lanzarote. First we inspected the immaculately clean preparation rooms, which have been added to the farm and were required for their special Consejo Regulador de Agricultura Ecológica (CRAE) status.

Dominika with the horsesDominika giving Lula a carrot

Next José María guided us to the seedling area where we learned that everything they grow on the finca originates from  read more »

Sunbeds on Playa Flamingo

It’s taken a year from the announcement that the sunbed & kiosk operator on Playa Flamingo was to be evicted, for the Ayuntamiento of Yaiza to announce a new sunbed tender.

Playa Flamingo Nov 2014

The council have authorised 150 sunbeds, 75 umbrellas and 4 Balinese style beds to be placed on Playa Flamingo beach. The new operator will also have to provide wooden boardwalks and an amphibian chair to allow people with reduced mobility to swim. A lifeguard tower will also be constructed as part of the new agreement. It also appears that  read more »

English Cinema in Lanzarote 24th & 27th November 2014

There are three English movies shown in Lanzarote on Monday the 24th and Thursday the 27th of November, one new and two repeat:

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At Multicines Atlántida in Arrecife:

At the same time of 19:45 Escobar: Paradise Lost. In Colombia, a young surfer called Nick (played by Josh Hutchers) meets the woman of his dreams. And then he meets her uncle, Pablo Escobar (played by the talented Benicio del Toro). Andrea Di Stefano debuts as a director with this biography about the drug world.

And also  read more »

Yaiza Festival of Classical Music 2014

The Festival de Música Clásica starts on Sunday 23rd November with a series of four chamber concerts at three different venues.

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The programme includes works by Alessandro Rolla, Georg Friedrich Händel, Johan Halvorsen, Reinhold Glière & Franz Schubert. These classical pieces will be performed by internationally renowned musicians Karen Shakhgaldyan (violin), Natalia Lubimova (viola) & Razvan Suma (violonchelo).

Tickets are priced at €20 per concert or a discounted price of €70 to attend all four, available from the following outlets in Lanzarote:

Costa Teguise: Oficina de Turismo, Avda. Islas Canarias s/n (near Pueblo Marinero), Tel. 928592542 

Bodegas El Grifo - Museo del Vino, LZ-30, Km 11, San Bartolomé, Tel. 928524951 

Playa Blanca: BookSwop, C. La Corvina, opposite the church, Tel. 928349420

Festival de Mùsica clásica Yaiza 2014

Sunday 23rd November 2014 at 19.00 -  Casa de la Cultura Benito Pérez Armas, Yaiza

Karen Shakhgaldyan (Violin) Natalia Lubimova (Viola) & R?zvan Suma (Violoncello)

Programme:

Alessandro Rolla (1757 – 1841): Trio Concertante A-dur op. 1 Nr. 2

Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 – 1759) / Johan Halvorsen (1864 – 1935): Chaconne und Passacaglia für Violine und Viola

Reinhold Glière (1875 – 1943): Duos für Violine und Cello op. 39

Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828): Streichtrio B-dur (B flat major) D 581

Wednesday 26th November 2014 at 20.00 - Camel House, Mácher

Karen Shakhgaldyan (Violin) Natalia Lubimova (Viola), R?zvan Suma (Violoncello) & Josu Okiñena (Piano)

Programme:  read more »

Lanzarote Weekend 21st to 23rd November 2014

These are the events due to take place in Lanzarote over this weekend, both the Stockazo event in Arrecife and Cochinilla trail in Mala have been suspended due to the weather.

Arrecife:

Coktail Solidario 22 Nov

A Cocktail Solidario will be held at the Gran Hotel in Arrecife on Saturday 22nd November. Tickets are priced at €15 including a drink and a selection of tapas. This charity event is to raise funds for humanitarian projects to help Burmese children who have fled the military dictatorship destroying their hill tribes and have been housed in camps in Thailand.

The group Lágrimas Negras will be performing, a fashion catwalk show by Canarian designer Onyxay, plus a photo exhibition, Burmese crafts and a prize draw from collaborators (mainly free stays in hotels).

Stockazo 21 & 22 Nov

The third edition of the Stockazo event was due to be held in  read more »

Jobs in Lanzarote, Front of House - Restaurant Staff

A well established restaurant in Costa Teguise, Lanzarote is recruiting for an experienced person to join their front of house staff.

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The position is full-time, the restaurant is looking for an enthusiastic and passionate person to join their team.

A minimum of 2 years experience in a busy restaurant is essential and applicants must speak English to a good standard. This role is vital in ensuring customers receive a fantastic service, from the time they enter the restaurant to the time they have paid their bill. The successful applicant will have an ability to  read more »

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