Lanzarote News in Brief - Week 25 2016

Illegal Radio Stations Denounced

Radio receiver

The citizens against corruption group claims that of the 59 radio frequencies being broadcast on Lanzarote, only 19 are “legal.” They want to raise awareness about the stations broadcasting without a licence, and draw attention to their claim that staff are not contracted to work, and are therefore part of the black economy.  read more »

How Will Brexit Affect Lanzarote?

Britain has decided to leave the European Union this morning. It was a close result, and interestingly people under 50 voted to remain, but the older people of Britain carried the vote. Scotland voted strongly to remain in the union, and their politicians are already talking about a new referendum for them to leave the UK, so that they can remain in the EU.

European union flag

The British Prime Minister has announced he will resign, so someone else will be navigating the exit deal, which will take up to two years to become final.

So how will all this affect Lanzarote, and our regular visitors and residents from Britain?

The further you look ahead, the more hazy it becomes, but here are my best guesses.  read more »

Campo Phoenix Roadster Excursions in Lanzarote

Campo Phoenix are fun company offering a new type of road adventure in Lanzarote.

The vehicle used in the four different on road tours available in Lanzarote is called a Canarian Firebird. This three wheel design, seats two people, there’s a test drive and instruction before the excursion starts, to make sure everyone is confident and ready before the off.

The focus of the Campo Phoenix Canarian Firebird roadster excursions is to discover the beauty of Lanzarote, whilst having an open air and fun adventure on road in different areas of the island. Tours start from the Phoenix Explorer at 2.5 hours in duration, up to the Iron Phoenix covering 180km over 6 hours.

The tours include up to a total of 5 vehicles, with the guide in the lead roadster, that allows for a maximum of 8 people and 4 roadsters. This is  read more »

San Juan in Lanzarote 2016

It’s bonfire night in Lanzarote on the 23rd of June, here’s where you can participate at one of the Noche de San Juan “quema de hoguera”.

La víspera de San Juan is a magical  night, which takes place on the shortest night of the year. Residents have been collecting wood for weeks to create their bonfire which can be crowned with a “facundo” in a similar tradition to Guy Fawkes.  It’s traditional to cook sardines, chops and cobs of corn on the coals of the fire. Only the municipality of Haría recognise the 24th of June as a public holiday for San Juan now, it used to be the tradition that locals would head to the beach with their families for the first swim of the year on this day, it was considered bad luck if you bathed earlier in the year.

San Juan Puerto del Carmen

In Puerto del Carmen there is a traditional bonfire known as an Asadero de San Juan which has been organised by the Ayuntamiento de Tías. The event will start at 21:00 in  read more »

English Cinema in Lanzarote, 20th & 23rd June 2016

There are two new movies in English in Lanzarote next week and both will be shown on Monday and Thursday at 19:40h.

At Multicines Atlántida in Arrecife: "Warcraft: The Beginning".

Peace in the realm of Azeroth is threatened by the invasion of the orcs, who are are trying to colonise it as their home is dying.

Written and directed by Duncan Jones based on the characters by Charles Leavitt, starring Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Toby Kebbel and Dominic Cooper amongst many others.

And if the sound track sounds familiar, it's because Ramin Djawadi (Game of Thrones) wrote it. Bad critics all around for this adaptation of the online video game series.  read more »

Jobs in Lanzarote, Representatives

Meeting point Spain are currently recruiting in Lanzarote.

Lanzarote Jobs  read more »

English Cinema in Lanzarote, 13th & 16th June 2016

The only movie in English in Lanzarote next week remains unchanged and it will be shown on Monday and Thursday at 19:30 at Multicines Atlántida in Arrecife, "X-Men: Apocalypse":

vo 13 june

Apocalypse (played by Oscar Isaac), the first and most powerful mutant on Earth, is back and he is planning to clear out mankind to take up on the world. The X-Men will have to  read more »

Scott McCue

We were impressed by one of our local entertainers performing at a wedding in Lanzarote recently, his name is Scott McCue and can be found singing his heart out, around the holiday resort of Costa Teguise 6 nights a week.

Scott Mccue

We requested an interview with Scott, so we could find out how he came to be in Lanzarote and where we can find him performing.

Do you have a stage name?

Yes, it’s Scott MCQ

Where are you from originally  read more »

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