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Sueños de Luna, 22nd October - 26th November 2010

Sueños de Luna

Local artist Christian Honerkamp has a new collection entitled Sueños de Luna. His art will be on display at the Casino in Puerto del Carmen from the 22nd October through to 26th November 2010.

Due to the location, anyone wishing to view the gallery must be aged 18 or over and take photo identification such as passport or DNI for entry.

The inauguration is tonight at 21:00.

Since 1993 Christian has spent his time living between Lanzarote and Cologne. His artwork is created using some usual methods with gold leaf on cardboard, local crushed volcanic stone known as pícon on linen and acrylic paint.  read more »

Lanzarote Airport, Crash Simulation

Lanzarote Airport Fire Simulation If you saw some unusual activity at the airport in Lanzarote earlier this week (20th October 2010), there was no need to be alarmed. Excercise “Operación Búho” was a planned simulation of an emergency plane crash with 22 passengers and 4 crew. The Operation was called Owl as the simulation was carried out at dusk to fully test the capabilities of emergency services.

The twin engine airplane was reportedly carrying a dangerous cargo as well as the passengers and crew, during landing the plane left the runway, breaking the undercarriage causing a wing and engine to impact with the ground which started a fire. The control tower sent the alarm to Parque de Bomberos (firemen) and the Centro de Operaciones (control centre) where the full emergency plan was put into operation.  read more »

Clubbin' Lanzarote 21st - 24th October 2010

Here’s our guide to the Lanzarote nightlife events in the clubs and pubs around the island this weekend.

Cora Novoa

Venue: La Casona de Tao, Tao, Lanzarote

Date: Saturday 23rd October 2010

Time: 23:00 – 08:30

Entry: €10 in advance €12 on the door with a free drink

Details: CORA NOVOA (Live Set) for the first time in the Canaries Natura Sonoris (ESP). Including STRICKLY DOOM - Nep / Sugerence, DJ SINKRO - Nep / Sugerence, DJ SURFER - Nep / Magic Moon & DJ RAVEN – EQUILIBRIUM .

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Playa Blanca:

Fiesta de la Cerveza  read more »

Lanzarote Football, C.D. Victoria 1 Lanzarote 3

U.D. Lanzarote have been firing on all cylinders since the start of the season and after this latest away victory it reads; torres 171010played nine, won seven, drawn one and lost one. This Championship winning form has shot the Rojillos to the top of the league with four point’s breathing space.

The Rojillos began the game half asleep and were fortunate in the first minute that they did not go a goal down. Midfielder Carlos Tutu fired in a cross come shot only to see his effort rebound off the foot of the post with a team mate inches away from a tap in.

Lanzarote slowly got themselves back into the game and it didn’t take long to reap rewards. In the 20th minute Javi Betancourt blasted in a low and hard strike from just inside the box which travelled under the keeper to give his side a 0-1 lead.

The La Palma side steadied the ship and held the majority of possession but rarely threatened the Lanzarote keeper. Each time the Rojillos won the ball they looked dangerous and should have extended their advantage.  read more »

¡Competition! Vienna To Broadway, Last Chance

My Fair LadyThe answer to last weeks Concerts Under Canopy Competition was the Moulin Rouge, the lucky winner has been notified by email.

For the final chance to win 2 tickets to the Vienna To Broadway concert this Saturday 23rd October 2010 our question is:

Who played the female lead in the film version of My Fair Lady?

Email your answers including a telephone contact number to jules@lanzaroteinformation.com before close at midnight on Friday 22nd October. The winner will be drawn at random from the correct answers received before the deadline and notified by email and telephone before midday on Saturday 23rd October 2010.

You can still purchase your concert tickets online for the Vienna To Broadway evening, simply collect them on arrival at the concert.  read more »

Three Pateras In Seven Days

In the past seven days, three pateras loaded with illegal immigrants have arrived in Lanzarote.

Patera in Lanzarote The recent arrivals have highlighted problems with SIVE (Sistema Integral de Vigilancia Exterior) the radar monitoring system, the Dirección Insular de la Administración General del Estado in Lanzarote have said that currently one of the radars is not functioning.

The SIVE system uses two fixed radars, one of them on Montaña de Trujillo and the other on Montaña Mina together with a mobile unit and two thermal imaging cameras in Costa Teguise and Puerto del Carmen combining three different types of detection and a range of thirty five miles.

The radar that is not working is situated on Montaña de Trujillo,  read more »

Lanzarote Football, Lanzarote 2 Las Zocas 0

Two late goals see the Rojillos return to winning ways and go two points clear at the top of the league.

jotha121010 The Tenerife side that were unbeaten in their last four outings sent a clear message of their defending intentions by playing two sets of four players deep into their own territory.

Lanzarote´s domination of this match began from the Refs opening blow of the whistle. Man of the match for the visitors was goalkeeper Samuel and in the 14th minute he made a superb double save, firstly from striker Echedey whose powerful drive from close range was blocked then smothering the rebound from the feet of new boy Javi Morales.

Ten minutes on and the visitors number one was at it again producing a fine save from Rosman following good work from Toñito. The Tenerife side defended superbly to keep the score line goalless at the break but offered absolutely no danger to the bored Lanzarote keeper Ruyman.

The tempo in the second half didn’t change at all with Echedey spurning a good opportunity in the opening seconds. The Rojillos passed the ball quickly making their opponents work hard and gradually tire.

The introduction of striker Jonathan Torres on the hour mark injected a little more urgency and in the 72nd minute the deadlock was finally broken.  read more »

Carrefour in Lanzarote

carrefour_logo The renowned French hypermarket chain Carrefour have opened a warehouse in Playa Honda, Lanzarote.

The warehouse is neither a cash and carry or supermarket but it is now possible to shop with this retail giant. Orders can be placed on line for more than 10,000 products for collection / delivery from the warehouse in Lanzarote.  The Carrefour website is only available in Spanish and it is not obvious that you can shop from Lanzarote, the closest outlets listed are in Gran Canaria.

A spokesman for the company has confirmed that the prices available to shoppers in Lanzarote are the same as the island of Gran Canaria including their own brand products line Carrefour Discount.

The warehouse is number 49-50 and situated next to the roundabout (rotunda del polígono) in Playa Honda.  read more »

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