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27 Festival de Música de Canarias, 8th January - 5th February 2011

27 Festival de Música de Canarias The 27th edition of the Festival de Música de Canarias (Canary Islands Music Festival) will be held at locations across the Canaries during January and February 2011.

Lanzarote has six concerts scheduled this year with four different artists, the ones on the island of La Graciosa are free entry. The programme of events are as follows:


Canary Islands Music Festival 2011

8th January 2011 Trondheim Soloists

The Trondheim Soloists will be playing at the Convento de Santo Domingo in La Villa de Teguise 21:00, entry €15

Trondheim Soloists C. Nielsen: Little Suite, op. 1
A. Sallinen: The Nocturnal Dances of Don Juan Quixote, for cello and orchestra
J. Sibelius: Suite for violin
E. Grieg: Holberg Suite, op. 40

16th January 2011 English Concert

The English Concert will be held at the Iglesia Virgen del Carmen in La Graciosa 20:30, free entry  read more »

Lanzarote Restaurant Review - Bar Restaurante Mardeleva

The Bar Restaurante Mardeleva has caught my eye a few times and this week we had chance to stop for some lunchtime tapas. Situated on C/ Los Infantes above the old harbour in Puerto del Carmen, their terrace offers a lovely view - unfortunately we visited on a cloudy day so my photos do not do justice, you will have to visit to find out for yourself!

Restaurante Mardeleva Mardeleva Tapas Menu

To find Mardeleva you can take the new boardwalk alongside Restaurante La Casa Roja and up the steps on the right or follow the pavement up past Island Watersports. Our waiter was very attentive and enthusiastic about the fresh fish of the day which we were tempted with, but had planned to sample their tapas menu which is available daily from 11:30 to 15:00.

Mardeleva churros de pescado Mardeleva costillas de cerdo

We ordered our drinks and selected three tapas dishes,  read more »

News For Smokers In The Canary Islands

Congress approved the new anti smoking law on the 21st December 2010, the ban will come into place on the 2nd January 2011 for all enclosed public spaces in Spain. The official boletin from Congress is available for download as an attachment below.


The Canarian Parliament are scheduled to meet on the 17th and 18th January 2011 for an extraordinary session. The session has been called to debate the law to increase the taxes due on tobacco in the Canary Islands.  read more »

New Year's Eve / Fin de Año in Lanzarote 2010 - 2011

Here’s our guide to New Year’s Eve Parties / Fiestas de Nochebuena / Fin de Año / on Friday 31st December 2010 all over Lanzarote……..


Playa Blanca:

Marea Terraza

Venue: Marea Terraza Lounge Bar, C.C. La Mulata, Playa Blanca, Lanzarote

Time: 22:30 – 01:30

Details: Celebrate New Year at Marea, free entry.

Gravity New Year

Venue: Gravity Bar,  read more »

The Lanzarote Information Shop

If you’re coming on holiday to Lanzarote, here are some essentials you might like to order:

Camel Guides  read more »

Día de los Santos Inocentes

Paper_Doll_Chain (1) Beware what you read or watch on TV in Spain today, it’s Día de los Santos Inocentes!

Día de los Santos Inocentes is held on the 28th December and is similar to our April’s Fools day on the 1st April.

In Spain there are lots of different traditions across the regions from sticking a white paper doll on the back of someone to flour/ egg battles.

The media generally like to play a trick by publishing a fake news story.  read more »

Free Timple Concert, Arrecife, 28th December 2010

Timpluras Lanzarote There is a free outdoor concert at La Plazuela in the centre of Arrecife this evening. The Canarian Orchestra of Timples (La orquesta de timples de Canarias) will be playing in the square from 20:00, the programme is part of a project entitled “Timpluras”. The music will include traditional Canarian tunes but also some modern Jazz pieces.

The orchestra consists of timple players: Yone Rodríguez (Gran Canaria), Israel Espino (Lanzarote), Víctor Estárico (Fuerteventura), Francisco Yanes, Tomas Miguel Fariña, José Alberto Delgado y Eutimio Álvarez (Tenerife) and director Benito Cabrera (Lanzarote). Also playing at the concert is a band with Ykay Ledezma (guitar), Sergio García (percussion), Guillermo Chávez (bass) y Jeremías Martín (piano & accordion).

The concert is a great opportunity to enjoy a stroll around the capital, have a look round the shops, maybe try the free ice skating. The Arrecife buses  read more »

El Chupadero, La Geria

The finca and bodega El Chupadero in La Geria is a lovely place to chill out, it’s just oozing with character. 

El Chupadero Outside area

Situated just off the beaten track towards the Uga end of the road that runs through La Geria, El Chupadero offers a selection of Vinos y Tapas. We attended a private function recently and the team of staff were superb on the night, we were served huge steaks, chicken, sausages, ribs and langostinos from the barbeque and a delightful range of salads, dips and sauces with hunks of fresh bread.

Dining Table Aljibe  read more »

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