Lanzarote Nocturna 2010, 8th January

Lanzarote Nocturna Ococo

The Lanzarote Nocturna Premios are being held at club Ococo situated in Calle José Antonio in Arrecife on Friday 8th January 2010. Entrance is €3 and tickets can be purchased in advance from Paniko StreetWear, C/ Rio de Oro nº3 in Arrecife. The event opens at midnight until 6am.

The shortlist of finalists for the best Lanzaroteño singer, dancer group, DJ, batucada group and rap artist are as follows:

Best Lanzarote Singer:

Cristian Guamon
Echedey de León
Isi Hernández
José Martinus  read more »

Sponsored Slimathon in aid of SARA

SARA, Lanzarote’s charity animal shelter invite Lanzarote residents to join them on their SARA Slimathon.

If you’ve over indulged at Christmas or just want to lose those extra pounds its a great time to team up with other like minded people and get back into shape.  read more »

Flamenco en Caja 2010, 6th February Lanzarote

elbichoFor the fourth consecutive year the Obra Social de La Caja de Canarias present FLAMENCOENCAJA, a programme of flamenco events in the Canary Islands.

The programme for 2010 includes performances from Lolita, El Bicho and La Shica. There is one concert in Lanzarote, El Bicho will be playing in San Bartolomé on the 6th February.


Friday 29th January at CICCA, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

Saturday 30th January at Auditorio Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura

El Bicho

Friday 5th February at CICCA, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

Saturday 6th February at Teatro de San Bartolomé, Lanzarote  read more »

Carnaval 2010 Poster Competition, Teguise

Teguise 2009 The Ayuntamiento of Teguise have opened the competition for the design of the Carnaval 2010 poster. The winner will receive a prize of €600 as well as seeing their poster in print around the island. The competition closes on the 15th January 2010, entries must be submitted to Departamento de Cultura in the Ayuntamiento of Teguise.

The rules are below in Spanish (we have included a basic translation in English):

1. PARTICIPACIÓN: Podrán participar todos los residentes en el Archipiélago Canario.

Participants must be resident in the Canary Islands.  read more »

New Year Babies, Canary Islands

its-a-girl Congratulations to Rocío the first baby born in 2010 in the Canary Islands.

Rocío was born at 00:44 weighing 3.2kg on the 1st January 2010 in the Hospital Universitario Materno Infantil in Gran Canaria, daughter to Mercedes Machado Cruz.

Next to weigh in was Emilio at 3.22kg at 01:10 at the Hospital Universitario Nuestra Señora de Candelaria, Tenerife.

In third place was Jorge arriving at 02:02 and weighing 4.05kg, born at the Hospital General de Fuerteventura.

The islands of Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro didn’t have any new babies born in the early hours of the new year.  read more »

Peter Hammond Cruises to Lanzarote

Peter Hammond & Kim One of our readers contacted us to say that he had booked a cruise for Christmas and would be calling in at Lanzarote for the day, we went to meet up with Peter Hammond and partner Kim, both currently living in Gosport.

Peter and Kim were on the Fred Olsen cruise ship MS Balmoral and having spent the last twenty years taking holidays in Lanzarote. They decided not to go haring off around the island but to relax and stay in the Puerto Naos area. We caught up with them at dockside Café Mingo.  Peter is a character, he reminds me of the Bolton steeplejack Fred Dibnah, wearing his flat cap and four layers of clothes despite the Lanzarote heat. Peter will tell you that he has been likened to Fred before but he was from Lancashire where as Peter is a Yorkshire man.  read more »

December Weather, Lanzarote

Weather Vane December was a month with good weather but for those unlucky souls who came in the two weeks before Christmas to top up their tans will remember it as as showery and wet!

The month started with crisp mornings, heavy dew, no wind, blue skies, sunshine and afternoon temperatures reaching 25 degrees. The weather broke on Saturday 12th with a spectacular lightening show and heavy downpour of rain with strong wind but sunshine in between, daytime temperatures up to 22 but as low as 12 overnight. Aemet issued a yellow alert warning of rain falling at the rate of 20mm per hour, I couldn’t help thinking of Cycling Team Columbia-HTC who were visiting Lanzarote for a week’s pre season team training.

The weather caused some problems with flights, whilst the UK and Spain were dealing with snow at the airport we had strong blustery winds, low visibility and a wet runway – a few flights were diverted to Fuerteventura until later when it was deemed safe to land.  read more »

XXVI Festival de Música Canarias 2010

26_Festival_2010 The 26th edition of the Festival de Música Canarias will be held throughout the Canary Islands during January & February 2010. The programme for the island of Lanzarote includes performances from Sphera AntiQva, Camerata Clásica de Canarias, Dúo Al Océano ( Violin, guitar) and guest percussionist and the Prague National Theatre Chamber Orchestra. Details of the dates and venues are below, tickets can be purchased from the Tourist Information Offices or the venues, more information can be found at the events website Festival de Canarias.

Sphera AntiQva

Pablo Gutiérrez, Violin
Javier Ulises, Violin
María Hinojosa, Soprano
Florian Cousin, Recorder and flute
Keiko Gomi, Cello
Hémera Rodríguez, Contrabass
Miguel Rincón, Tiorba and Baroque Guitar
Daniel Garay, Percussion  read more »

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