Rumours were rife last night that the holiday company and airline Monarch were about to cease trading.
These came about as several aircraft from other carriers, including United Airlines aircraft from the US, were re positioned to Monarch destinations and then given flight schedules which matched Monarch’s services. It was thought these aircraft were intended to provide repatriation flights under the ATOL scheme, as they had been chartered by the Civil Aviation Authority. At one time there appeared to be two aircraft inbound to Lanzarote as part of these charters, one a 787 due in this evening and the other due later in the week. read more »
The V Encuentro Regional Senderismo event will be held in Haría, Lanzarote on the 30th October 2016.
Three walks are available for hikers to enjoy as part of this event organised by the Federación de Montaña de Canarias, in collaboration with the walking clubs Vara y Verea, Termesana and Senderismo Lanarote, as well as walkers from across the Archipielago.
The cost of participating is €15 for non members, and €10 for federated members. Each of the 3 walks will depart from different areas in the north of Lanzarote, finishing in the Plaza de Haría. read more »
The Feria de la Tapa will be held in the Varadero area of Puerto del Carmen in Lanzarote on the 1st & 2nd October 2016.
There’s usually a great atmosphere at this tapas festival in the harbour area of the old town Puerto del Carmen. This is the 5th event where residents and tourists are invited to enjoy food and wine tastings from Lanzarote. read more »
The Rojillos record of 43 home matches since a defeat ended in dramatic and devastating style against a side who have just been promoted to the Tercera Divison on Sunday afternoon.
Anyone witnessing this match would have seen Lanzarote were not at their best however the Tenerife side played some fantastic quick and neat football and with striker and man of the match Gerardo putting in a performance that I have not seen for many years by a visiting player, Lanzarote were simply blown apart.
Not only did Gerardo score four but he was so close with several more and the panic with the Lanzarote defence was evident as soon as he had the ball.
One must congratulate Lanzarote first; many fans have never seen a home defeat as the Rojillos last defeat 44 games ago was against UD Vecindario of Gran Canaria on the 12th April 2014. Two full seasons have passed which included 27 wins and 16 draws. Even the mighty Barcelona had gone 31 home games since a defeat but a shock loss to strugglers Malaga ended that run.
Congratulations to manager Adolfo Pérez and every player over the last two and a half years.
The first goal arrived midway through the first half, a poor defensive header from stand in Captain Ángel Gil gifting the visitors a corner. The corner kick was headed back across goal from the far post and the Rojillo defence failed to deal with the situation as the ball fell in the six yard box to the foot of midfielder Samu who rifled it home into the top corner and sending his side 0-1 up. read more »
There are no changes to the only movie in English next week which will be shown in Multicines Atlántida in Arrecife on Monday and Thursday at 19:30h: "Ben-Hur".
The second edition of the Fiestas Costa Teguise will be celebrated in Lanzarote from the 22nd September to 2nd October 2016.
The fiesta started last night with a batucada band street procession which left from the Las Cucharas shopping centre. The programme details for daily events can be found below, which includes competitions and concerts, finishing with a firework display on Sunday 2nd October.
Friday 23rd September
17:00 Skate competition
20:00 Exhibition opening “Fondos” at the Hotel Melia Salinas.
20:30 Catwalk and theatre show at C.C. Nautical
Saturday 24th September
11:00 Youth morning at the Centro Cívico
11:30 Makeup session at Fund Grube
20:00 Concert at C.C. Nautical with Masters Zumba Class, Maldito Duende, Eclipse Reggae (Tenerife) and Trenta y Tantos
Sunday 25th September
06:00 Memorial Baldomero Martín at Playa Bastian
11:00 Children’s Day at Playa Bastian read more »
Calle Princesa Ico Works
Puerto del Carmen’s Calle Princesa is to be modernised with a €450k investment from Tias Ayuntamiento. The works will include new pavements, asphalt, signage and street furniture, as well as the replacement of underground pipes. The work starts this Monday, and will be completed in five sections, with the aim being to minimise disruption for residents of the area. read more »
The fourth edition of the Music Festival Arrecife En Vivo will take place on the next four Fridays in Arrecife, Lanzarote.
Arrecife En Vivo is a great live music festival and has won the price of “Best Spanish small festival” in the last Iberian Festival Awards in Lisbon. All concerts are free and great fun is guaranteed!
The idea: Every friday four different bands play on four different stages in Arrecife.Concerts start at 18:00, 19:30, 21:00 and 22:30 h.The audience follows the music around the capital from stage to stage accompanied by a walking band that plays some funny tunes and animates the audience.
The music will be mostly Rock and Roll with local bands, bands from other islands, mainland spain and also from Iceland and France. The concerts are free, no tickets required, just join in from 6pm onwards and enjoy the atmosphere.
Friday 23rd September 2016
CHOCOLATE SEXY, 18:00 -19:00, Playa El Reducto
GALIOT, 19:30 - 20:30, Bar Asturias
LOS VINAGRES., 21:00 - 22:00, Charco San Ginés
FM BELFAST (Iceland) & DJ LUCA DE TENA & DJ ZE PEQUEÑO 22:30, Marina Lanzarote
Walking Band: WOMAN BATUCA.
CHOCOLATE SEXY: Chocolate Sexy is a project that comes from the experience of prominent members within the “Majorera” hip hop culture. Spicy lyrics bathed in Canary lexicon and witty verse that aim to make people dance and think at the same time.
GALIOT: Veteran heavy metal band with an extensive tour of scenarios islandwide. They are presenting a live performance loaded with guitars and melodies accompanied by a highly recommended stage performance.
LOS VINAGRES: Los Vinagres and their volcanic rock distill pure energy with an overwhelming live show. With the influence of international rock, this palmero threesome, have a young but solid upward trajectory.
FM BELFAST: Electro -pop native from Reykjavik, uninhibited voices and electroides dalliances in a danceable and fun proposal that has already made FM Belfast on one of the main representatives of the Icelandic scene.
DJ LUCA DE TENA: Luca de Tena a.k.a. Dj.surfer is a DJ and producer based in Lanzarote. He has DJing in Germany, Ibiza, Barcelona, Madrid and has several references from national and international labels.
DJ ZE PEQUEÑO: Ze Pequeño is the alias for Adriel Perdomo as a disc jockey; pop, rock and electronic in equal parts , mixing modern with classics from the alternative music scene.
WOMAN BATUCA: The only female "batucada" in the Canary Islands, founded in 2007. It consists of 22 components ranging from 12 to 60 years old. Rhythm and color are not lacking in their performances. read more »