Remembering Barbra Plunkett

We were shocked and saddened to hear that our regular writer Barbra Plunkett lost her battle with cancer towards the end of last year.

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Barbra and her husband Robin, together with their cat Nancy, moved to the island in December 2010 – Robin had retired as a college lecturer and Barbra was a Director at the same college.

She contacted us almost as soon as they arrived and we were delighted to have her fascinating posts for the website. They gave our readers a whole new perspective on what it was like here for recent arrivals, the early retired and for vegetarians in Lanzarote. Some of her most popular articles were written from the perspective of Nancy the cat, as she came to terms with her new and very different lifestyle.

This is what Robin had to say to us:

My beloved Barbra (Barbra Plunkett) died on 01 November last.

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English Cinema in Lanzarote 14th April 2014

Due to Easter, there will only be English cinema shown on Monday 14th April.

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At Multicines Deiland in Playa Honda:

At the same time of 19:50, Captain America: The Winter Soldier continues to be shown. Captain America's alter ego Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and battles a new threat from old history: the Soviet agent known as the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan).

At Multicines Atlántida in Arrecife :  read more »

Next LADS Production Announced - Another One Bites The Dust

The Lanzarote Amateur Dramatic Society have announced their next production which will take place on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd May.

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It will be a performance of Another One Bites The Dust, a murder mystery play set in the lead up to a music awards ceremony. As always, there will be plenty of audience participation!

LADS performances always sell out quickly, so get your tickets now – either from Coronas Book Shop in Costa Teguise, or by calling Jenny on 609 020 086.  read more »

Easter in Lanzarote 2014

The Easter holidays are celebrated on Thursday and Friday in Lanzarote, rather than Friday and Monday in the UK, so we still enjoy a long weekend but it starts earlier. This year Easter or Semana Santa in Spanish falls on Jueves Santo 17th April and Viernes Santo 18th of April.

If you’d like to know what’s happening in Lanzarote for Easter please book mark this page, we’ve already included those programmes that have been published and we’ll continue to update the details, as more events are confirmed.

Puerto del Carmen:

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La Candelaria Rally

Lanzarote’s rally season starts at the weekend with the V Rallye La Candelaria – Tías (En Memoriía de Agustín Asensio Alemán).

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As with previous editions of this rally, there will be a night stage on Friday evening, continuing on Saturday over three routes within the municipality of Tías. The verification of vehicles will take place at the parking area of the football ground in Tías from 18:00 – 19:00 on Friday. The first car will then start the rally for two timed sections TC1 & TC 2 from Casa Heydi to Tegoyo at 21:00.  read more »

Lanzarote Nightlife 10th to 13th April 2014

We’ve already posted details of the Farmer’s Market & Gastronomy Fair in Tinajo this weekend, plus the English cinema and exhibition opening at Barstro tonight. Here’s what else is happening around the island of Lanzarote.

La Villa de Teguise:

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Venue:  Three stages situated at 1 - Plaza de la mareta, 2 - Plaza de la Constitución & 3 - C/ Plaza de San Francisco

Date: Saturday 12th April 2014

Time: 11:00 – 23:00

Details: Teguise Music Showcase including 12 hours of live music will be performed across 3 stages in the historic old capital of La Villa de Teguise. The event is to support the local bands here in Lanzarote, representatives from promoters, producers, record companies, festival organisers, radio stations and journalists have been invited to Lanzarote see for themselves the talent of our artists.  (Invited guests include: El Hombre Bala Records, Salan Producciones, REC Rock en Canarias, Fuerteventura en Música, La Carpintería, Festival Keroxen, En Bandeja de plata, The Paper Club, Radio 3, Canarias Suena, La Tierra, Radio Televisión Canaria, Canarias Ruido, Mojo Club, Cadena 40 Principales y Click and Roll “Música y Redes”)

Teguise Music Showcase Programme
11:00 Stage 1 - MALDITO ZURDO
12:00 Stage 2 - ULIVE
13:00 Stage 3 - TRIBU
14:00 Stage 1 - LISTA DE ESPERA
15:00 Stage 2 - BAZOOKA
16:00 Stage 3 - CADAVER DEPOT
17:00 Stage 1 - BLACKENED
18:00 Stage 2 - LOS ÑOS
19:00 Stage 3 - BARRABASS SOUND SYSTEM
20:00 Stage 1 - PLACAJE 4X4
21:00 Stage 2 - METALMORFOSIS
22:00 Stage 3 – DUSHANBÈ

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David Cameron To Holiday In Lanzarote Over Easter

British Prime Minister David Cameron is planning a trip to Lanzarote over the Easter period, according to several Spanish news agencies.

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Initial reports suggested Cameron, his wife Samantha and children Nancy, Arthur and Florence Rose are booked into a front line hotel in Playa Blanca, but it's now being suggested the family are staying in a rural hotel in San Bartolomé. The Camerons have enjoyed Spain several times in the past, having holidayed in Mallorca, Ibiza and Granada.

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Lanzarote Football, Union Viera 2 UD Lanzarote 1

The Rojillos are really going to have to do something about their horrendous away form next season. In their last 13 outings they have picked up a measly four points and things got no better against strugglers Unión Viera.

UD Lanzarote 6 apr 2014

Lanzarote began the match the much better of the two sides. In the 20thminute the Rojillos deservedly took the lead when midfielder Javi Betancort won the ball off a defender and his perfectly placed pass across goal was gift wrapped for Lanzarote´s leading striker Rosmen to tap in and send the Rojillos into a 0-1 lead.

The Gran Canarian side woke up after this setback and began to threaten. Ten minutes before half time and the home side were level. A cross swung in was met by striker Samuel who headed across the goal and into the far post leaving the Rojillos keeper no chance.

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