Socialist Assembly in Tias

We were invited to the presentation of the election candidates for the PSOE party in Tías last night. In a brief interview with César Reyes Pérez, the candidate for Mayor before the meeting he conveyed his confidence that it is time for a change, the island needs an injection of younger politicians.

César Reyes & JulesSocialist Party presentation in Tias

The PSOE party candidates for Tías are all new to politics, they're a young party aged between 25 and 45 years old. This party have a strong social commitment, they believe that everyone has the same right to access information, regardless of their place of origin. 

Standing alongside César Reyes for the municipal elections in Tías are candidates with wide range of backgrounds and experience including teachers, lawyers, economists, tourism and social workers. The list includes several candidates who speak English and other languages, as well as a British resident  read more »

Opinion - The New PR Laws Are Not Working

We had this posted on our Facebook page by a reader this week:

The Strip - away from Playa Grande

“Just home from a family holiday in Puerto Del Carmen. Been going on Holiday there each year for the last 12 Yrs. my Fav place to go... But this trip was tainted slightly. We go for a walk on the strip each evening and pick where we like to eat that suits us as a family. We've been going to one or two places that suit us over the Yrs. and it's suits us fine. We have always come across the pullers in outside places trying to get you into places, but if your not interested you just keep walking. But this trip we came across some quite nasty young men "Moroccan" who  read more »

Father's Day Offer From Chevere JR

Father’s day in Spain falls on 19th March this year. It’s known locally as Dia del Padre. Like many celebrations here, the day is also a Saint’s day, in this case, St Joseph, father of Jesus. Traditionally, the day is celebrated with a hug and the words “Te quiero, Papa” or “I love you, Dad,” followed by a family meal.

Ashtray  Pen holder

These days gifts are often bought for fathers, and as part of their 25th anniversary celebrations, Chevere JR are  read more »

Playa Blanca Carnival Programme 2015

The Ayuntamiento of Yaiza have confirmed their carnival programme for Playa Blanca, which finishes the carnival season in Lanzarote.

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The African themed carnival poster was designed by Idafane Elvira who won the poster competition with his entry entitled ‘Enmascarada Africana’. The main carnival events will be staged in the centre of Playa Blanca in the Plaza de Nuestra Señora del Carmen. The main parade will start by Playa Flamingo at 18:00 on Saturday  read more »

Lanzarote Weekend 5-8th March 2015

It’s carnival in Teguise & Tinajo this weekend, and the surf’s up in La Santa with the Quemao Class event finally going ahead after waiting for the right conditions since January.

Here’s a round up of other events happening in Lanzarote over the next few days……

Yaiza:

Banda Sinfonica Lanzarote 7 Mar

The Banda Sinfónica de Lanzarote (BSL) will be playing at the Casa de la cultura in Yaiza on Saturday 7th March at 20:00. The programme includes pieces from Holst, Mozart, Ketelby & Mussorgsky. Tickets costs €15 and reservation can be made by email to bandasinfonicadelanzarote@gmail.com

Arrecife:

Daniel-Negri?n

Daniel Negrín is presenting this new album Alquimia at the Teatro Insular in Arrecife tonight at 21:00. The concert will be a sensory experience with a fusion of music, aromas and 3D sound. Daniel (voz, guitarra, instrumentos étnicos y percusión) will be accompanied by  read more »

Lanzarote Active Club, March 2015

The resident members of the Lanzarote Active Club have been enjoying some brilliant days out around the island.

Timanfaya Coastal PathPastora de Haria

This is their programme of activities planned for March and they are open to new members if you’d like to get involved.  Of course the Lanzarote Active Club are out everyday with tourists exploring the island, they have a full programme of activities to enable visitors to get to know Lanzarote like we do.

Please contact Carmen by email to info@lanzaroteactiveclub.com or telephone 650 819 069 for more information including meeting points and prices and to reserve your place on one of their activities.

Saturday, March 7th

FLOWERING FAMARA CLIFFS AND HEALTHY SNACKS AT PASTORA DE HARIA CHEESE FARM

If you are going to do it at all, then this is the time and this is the year to do it! The island is so green at the moment and the farm looks idyllic surrounded by thousands of flowers.This  9 km, medium difficulty walk starting at Famara beach, going through a gorge on a zigzag path to the very top of the Island – Peñas del Chache (671 m). After the wow, we will descend through barranco de Elvira Sanchez to Haría. The landscape we will explore via the Famara cliff, is without doubts the richest of local habitats in terms of vegetation and fauna. We will have the pleasure of the company of our invited specialist, the biologist Juan Cazorla, whom some of you met at the carmine  workshop. Once in Haría,  we will go for some healthy snacks at the organic and ethical goat farm Pastora de Haria. Violeta will explain to us that it is possible to do farming that is good for everyone, especially for the goats...  read more »

VIP Lounge at Lanzarote Airport

The new Sala VIP opened on the 4th March 2015 at Lanzarote’s airport.

Sala VIP Lanzarote Airport

The Guacimeta VIP lounge is situated through security in the departures area, near the commercial zone and is open from 06:00 to when the last flight departs.

The lounge occupies a space of 191.60 m2 and has a 56 m2 open terrace area which is suitable for smokers. Entry costs €  read more »

Tinajo Carnival Programme 2015

The carnival party starts in Tinajo today.

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Events include a Carrera de Mascaritas on Sunday, with a fancy dress race for children and adults to compete in, plus the carnival procession which departs from the football ground on Saturday at 19:00.

Carnival Programme Tinajo 2015

Wednesday 4th & Thursday 5th March

16:30 – 19:30 Various carnival themed activities for children in the Salón Parroquial

Thursday 5th March

18:00 – 22:00 Fiesta de Carnaval para los Mayores (pensioners carnival party) in the Salón Social

Friday 6th March

18:00 – 20:30 Pasacalle (street parade) with  read more »

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