Congratulations to Emma Späni Sacks who attends the Colegio Hispano Británico school in Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote.
Emma has been honoured by Cambridge University for achieving the best score in the world, on a German test equivalent to 4º de ESO. According to Colegio Hispano Británico, approximately a million students from 150 countries between the ages of 14 – 19 years old are considered to have achieved an education sufficient to take these exams. It’s an incredibly difficult challenge to achieve considering that read more »
The Disco Night Urban Race on the 4th May has been organised by Biolab Siete Mare, Club de Atletismo Lanzarote, Sands Beach, the Sport Departments of the Cabildo de Lanzarote and the Ayuntamiento de Arrecife. It promises to be spectacular, fast and fun. Not only it will be at night time, but there will be lights and music!
Another difference is that, on top of a suggested training program, free training sessions with Olympian José Carlos Hernández are being held weekly to train in group and help you improve your running technique.These training sessions normally take place on Friday evening at 19:00 in the Recinto Ferial de Arrecife but check the website (link below) or the event’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/10kArrecifeBiolab as this changes, some weeks.
There are two lengths for the race: read more »
The annual Festival de Gimnasia Isla de Lanzarote "Lolina Curbelo" will be held from the 27th April to the 4th May. There’s also a special event to mark the Día Internacionale de la Danza on Saturday 27th April.
Festival de Gimnasia Programme
Saturday 27th April
11:00 Parade in Arrecife from the Parque Islas Canarias to el Reducto
Thursday 2nd May
20:00 Pabellón Municipal in Teguise
Friday 3rd May
18:30 Teatro Municipal in San Bartolomé
20:00 Pabellón Municipal in Teguise
Saturday 4th May
11:00 Pabellón Municipal in Tías
20:00 Festival Closure in the Plaza el Varadero (old harbour) in Puerto del Carmen
Please contact Deportes within the Cabildo of Lanzarote for more information.
The dance school Beatrice Senent present an International Day of Dance with guest artists including Vanessa Valdueza, a classical dance professor from the Royal Conservatory in Madrid and read more »
We were saddened to hear of another death at Playa de Famara over the weekend, this time it was a British resident who lost their life.
The emergency news alerts carried details of a foreign 43 year old man who died after being rescued from the sea, he was unconscious and suffering from cardiorespiratory arrest following drowning at 18:49 on Saturday 20th April.
Officially we’ve heard nothing further, what we do know is that locals are incensed that another person has died at this beautiful beach. Famara is well known for read more »
With temperatures topping 35 degrees in the shade and with all junior matches cancelled due to the extreme heat both sides have to praised for providing the fans with a good entertaining game of football.
The game began at a surprisingly good pace with a midfielder on each side dictating play for their appropriate teams, Futre for the visitors and Jotha for the Rojillos. Both players are well experienced and have played their football in a higher category.
Even though the pace was fast the chances were few, Lanzarote striker Rosmen tested ex Rojillos goalkeeper Santi Lampón on a couple of occasions but as the half drew on the pace began to slip and when the Ref blew for half time you could feel the relief bellowing from the players.
As I walked down to open the Lanzarote megastore read more »
The following is a press release from the British Embassy in Madrid.
Consular staff on hand to guide potential buyers at ‘A Place In The Sun’ show in London
Access to healthcare, obtaining independent property advice and learning the language are all things to consider carefully before deciding to move abroad, Foreign Office staff advised would-be buyers at the annual ‘A Place in the Sun’ overseas homes show in London last week.
Consular staff from Spain were on hand to provide more than 1000 Britons with impartial advice on things to think about before moving abroad.
British Consul Paul Rodwell said: read more »
The Canary Islands Government latest report remarks on the cost of airline tickets to the Canaries, which have soared in the last year.
The price increase is particularly noticeable with flights from the UK to the Canary Islands which have increased by 51% within the last 12 months. Experts fear that reducing seats with Ryanair and Air Berlin have altered the market. Flights have been hit, not only with connecting Europe to the islands but also the peninsula.
An average air ticket during Q1 of 2013 from the UK to the Canaries was 359 euros compared with 238 as an average cost for the same period in 2012 – an increase of 51%. Connections to the mainland of Spain have also increased with read more »
Even the tiny island of La Graciosa on the northern tip of Lanzarote will be featured in Google’s street view maps.
Image courtesy of Juani Álvarez
As you can see from the photo taken by Juaní Álvarez the Google Maps car was specially transported by a cargo barge from the harbour in Órzola on Thursday.
No matter that read more »