New Lanzarote Skyride at The 6D Cinema

We’ve written about the regular films available at Cine 6D at Arrecife Marina – read about those amazing high speed simulator rides here.

Skyride Lanzarote

But we had a real privilege recently, when we were some of the first to experience their latest movie. It’s a “Skyride” over Lanzarote!

Here's the promotional video:  read more »

Opinion - More "Surprise and Delight" Please

We stopped and took some photos of the magnificent camel sculpture on the roundabout at the bottom of Femés yesterday and I immediately imagined the surprise and delight on the faces of tourists heading down to Playa Blanca on their first visit to the island. Yaiza Ayuntamiento has rightly taken plenty of criticism over recent years for some dubious planning decisions, but I believe the camels and the new windmill on the roundabout as you come in to Playa Blanca should be applauded as good decisions.

First impressions do count.

Camel family sculpture

Other town halls should take a leaf out of Yaiza’s book. I can’t begin to imagine what new tourists must think as they drive, or are driven into Costa Teguise for the first time. Look to the right for the first couple of  kilometres or  read more »

30th Anniversary of the Teguise Sunday Market

There will be special activities every Sunday throughout March to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Lanzarote’s Sunday market in La Villa de Teguise.

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The first market was held on the 12th March 1985 when various sellers decided to create a small market in the old capital of Lanzarote. Thirty years on, that outdoor market is now one of the biggest attractions on the island and within the Canaries, visited by thousands of tourists and residents every Sunday.

Lourdes Cabrera, the  read more »

The Phantom of the Golden Mask 19th March 2015

Tickets are selling fast for the Orquesta Clásica de Lanzarote’s performance of El Fantasma de la Máscara Dorada on the 19th March.

El Fantasma de la Mascara Dorada 16 - 19 Mar

The Phantom of the Golden Mask will be performed in schools on the 16th, 17th & 18th March. Plus two performances open to the public on the 19th March at 19:00 and 21:00. The earlier performance is now sold out on the 19th March, there are seats remaining for 21:00 at the moment.  read more »

Stewart Andrew

Recently I stumbled upon "Shoot Lanzarote" and I was really impressed by all these photos of a different Lanzarote. I was so taken aback by this alternative view that I decided to get in touch with the mastermind behind it, Stewart Andrew.

Stewart

Where are you from originally, Stewart?

I am originally from Manchester. I lived there until I was 18 years old when I joined the Royal Navy. Since then, I've lived in many places!

What brought  you in Lanzarote then?

I first came to Lanzarote in the early 1980's with my parents. They bought a timeshare apartment here and we came on holiday regularly. In September 1995 I came on holiday to Lanzarote after having not been here for 5 years. It was then that I decided to make the move and by January 1996, I was back living here.

How did you come up with "Shoot Lanzarote"?

It was an overnight idea 19 years in the making!

Hahaha! Tell us more about it?

I've always been interested in the more “off the beaten track” aspects of the island, of which there are countless examples. Whether it be exploring old fincas, going for cliff top walks or just driving to somewhere you've never been to before to have a nosey. Even in an island as small as Lanzarote, there are still many places I haven't yet seen. There are many, many places you can find professional stock photographs of Lanzarote, but not many where you can find pictures taken by amateurs. Pictures of different things and not just the beaches and marinas.

So how does it work?

I set up Shoot Lanzarote on Facebook as a Community page because I want people to get involved. I want them to get the bug...to get out and about and find places which they already know are there (they've probably driven past them hundreds of times!) but they have never really paid any attention to. Facebook has a huge reach and it's the ideal way for me to get the word out about  read more »

English Cinema in Lanzarote 2nd & 5th March 2015

Next week the English movies in Lanzarote are reduced to one, on Monday the 2nd and Thursday the 5th of March.

VO 2 y 5 marzo

At Multicines Atlántida in Arrecife, at the unchanged time of 19:30: American Sniper. Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle's pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home to his wife and kids after four tours of duty, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can't leave behind. Starring Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller, directed by Clint Eastwood based on Chris Kyle´s biography.

There are no English movies at Multicines Deiland Multicines in Playa Honda next week.  read more »

Lanzarote Weekend 26 Feb to 1 Mar 2015

There’s a lot on this weekend in Lanzarote, it’s carnival time in Haría and we’ve already published details of these events including the Feria del Queso in Playa Blanca, Castle Concert in Teguise, Jack & The Beanstalk Panto in Puerto del Carmen and Lanzarote Extreme Fest in Arrecife

Here’s some more events from around the island……

Playa Honda:

Dia de Andalucia 28 Feb

The Día de Andalucía will be celebrated in the Plaza Santa Elena in Playa Honda on Saturday 28th February from 12:30. Organised by Al-Andalus the traditional anthem will be played with the raising of the flag. Before Andalucian themed entertainment including music, dancing, singing, food and horseriding. Antonio de la Rosa will be performing flamenco at 17:00 with dancer María José.

Puerto del Carmen:

Music Marathon 2015

The Music Marathon is in Puerto del Carmen on Sunday 1st March with live music from  read more »

Still Living in Lanzarote Now Available For Your Kindle

Still Living In Lanzarote is the follow up to Mike’s best selling book Living in Lanzarote. It has been out in paperback for some time, but is now available for the Amazon Kindle. The book follows the family’s time on the island from 2006 until the present day, and covers a difficult period when the recession but hard, and when the going for many in Lanzarote got tough. Happily, it also charts something of a renaissance as well as a big change of direction both in their working and personal lives.

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The Kindle version is just £2.27 for UK readers and €3.07 for those in Europe and here are links for most countries – if your country is not listed below, just visit your Amazon  read more »

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