Well known garden centre Flower Power, at Macher, are looking for a part time assistant to join their team. Their ideal candidate will speak German, English and / or Spanish, be physically fit and have some knowledge of plants and flowers.
José Torres, President of Lanzarote’s Chamber of Commerce, supported by The Cabildo and both Tias and San Bartolomé’s Ayuntamientos, recently asked Aena, the airport’s authority, to fast track their airport expansion plans, including the proposed runway extension.
Lanzarote’s runway is the smallest of all the international runways in The Canaries, at 2,400 Metres in length. The proposal is to extend it, to match the others, to 3,400 Metres. Although large aircraft can take off from here – we’ve seen 747’s doing so – they generally cannot do so with a full load of passengers and fuel, which means a refuelling stop en route to wherever they are headed. At maximum take off weight a 747 needs just over 3,000 metres to get airborne.
The chamber conducted a study into the project, and not surprisingly, it concluded that the extension should be out to sea, rather than trying to find a way to extend it into the industrial area of Playa Honda. read more »
It’s the first weekend of the Fiestas del Carmen in Puerto del Carmen, so there’s lots happening in the old town harbour area. Here’s what else is happening around the island of Lanzarote this weekend.
Venue: Teatro Municipal, San Bartolomé, Lanzarote
Date: Saturday 2nd August 2014
Details: Movida Madrileña. A musical spectacular with 4 talented singers from Gran Canaria. Ayoze Gutiérrez, Carla Fontes, Marina Hernández & Iván Cruz will be singing tunes from Mecano, Alaska y Dinarama, Radio Futura, Los Secretors, Tino Casal, Hombres G, Nacha Pop Olé-Olé, Burning and much more. Tickets €10.
Puerto del Carmen:
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The Lanzarote Active Club offer a fabulous service to tourists who want to discover the natural side of Lanzarote, with informative guided walks, boat trips and bird watching excursions including food tasting to try our local gastronomy and wines.
I’ve been out with them on many activities and I always return having learned something new. I recently met with Carmen, the owner of Lanzarote Active Club who explained that she would like to start a special club for residents. This new club “Friends of Lanzarote Active Club” would be aimed at Lanzarote residents who want to discover new places, learn about the history, geology & nature of the island and expand their circle of friends to meet other like minded people.
The residents club will start with two activities per month, these are the first four events scheduled for August & September.
Volcanology Walk – Sunday 10th August 10€ per person (for residents with or without DNI)
Discover Lanzarote’s volcanic history with a guided walk to the magnificent Caldera Blanca in Tinajo. You need to walk up to view the interior of Caldera Blanca and appreciate how beautiful this old volcano really is. It’s not Lanzarote’s tallest volcano, but it is the widest, the crater is over 1km in dimension and sits in the black ocean of lava that flowed from Timanfaya in the 18th century. The group will also visit the Timanfaya Visitors Centre situated close by.
Los Lobos Boat Trip - Friday 22nd August 35€ per person (for residents with DNI & residence certificate) 41€ per person (for residents without DNI)
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Two concerts entitled Jazz under the Stars and a Gala Opera Night have been confirmed by Maestro Music Management for autumn.
Maestro MM have a well established reputation for bringing outstanding musicians and singers to perform in Lanzarote. Both of these concerts will be performed twice in two different locations, the concert hall at Bodegas El Grifo has been added as a new venue, in addition to the outdoor concert area under the canopy at Puerto Calero marina.
Jazz under the Stars
Friday 26th September 20:00 at Bodegas El Grifo
Saturday 27th September 20:00 at Puerto Calero Marina
Jazz pianist, Ivo Neame is an award-winning, distinctive jazz musician, equally at home on saxophone and piano. This double life has seen him make notable contributions to some of the finest jazz groups based in the UK. He has appeared at jazz festivals all over the world with his own bands and as a sideman. Ivo’s music is a living, breathing contradiction – complex yet accessible, considered yet spontaneous, traditional yet forward-thinking. "Remarkable writing and playing are in dazzling balance". John Fordham, The Guardian, Sept 2012
For Jazz Under The Stars, Ivo Neame (piano) is joined by Tori Freestone (sax/flute), Andrea Di Biase (double bass) and David Hamblett (drums). Maestro MM have also invited Guest Vocalist Maria Jones, a wonderful mezzo who loves to perform jazz.
The programme for “Jazz under the Stars” will be read more »
All of Brown’s fresh delicatessen produce will be available in their big summer sale this Saturday afternoon.
The half price sale starts on Saturday 2nd August at 13:30 and includes baked goods, salads, hummus, juices and filled rolls. You can find Brown’s in C.C. Calipso, just opposite Pueblo Marinero in the centre of Costa Teguise.
This event marks the start of Brown Deli’s summer holidays, Tracy and Mr Brown will be read more »
One of the many and varied jobs done so well by The British Consulate here in Lanzarote and throughout Spain, is to issue emergency travel documents to people who have lost their passports or had them stolen. Some 30,000 Brits lost theirs last year!
The Consular team tells us they have seen a year on year increase in the number of documents issued, and they have produced an excellent video to act as a reminder that people should:
The cost can be high in terms of lost holiday time, re arranging flights and all round inconvenience. read more »
The Ayuntamiento of Haría recently imposed a restriction on children under 16 years old attending verbenas at the Fiestas de Nuestra Señora del Carmen in Arrieta.
The same decision has been taken by the Ayuntamiento of Tías for the Fiesta del Carmen in Puerto del Carmen.
This age restriction is a new requirement for municipal councils according to the law Decreto 86/2013 (punto 2 del artículo 50) published in the Boletín Oficial de Canarias nº 156 on the 14th August 2013, relating to limitations of access for minors during public events, specifically under 16’s in areas where alcoholic beverages are sold after 23:00.
Haría closed off access to read more »