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Arrecife en Vivo 2014

The Festival Arrecife en Vivo returns to the streets of Lanzarote’s capital this autumn.


A total of 16 bands will be performing live in some of the most emblematic spaces of Arrecife on the 19th & 26th of September and 3rd & 10th of October.

The festival retains the original format with 4 bands performing on the same night with different styles of music. Entry is free of charge, the objective is to create a vibrant live music scene and boost the economic activity for shops, bars & restaurants in Arrecife.

We’ve included a video from each of the bands performing to give you a flavour of their style, as well as a hint about what food and drink to expect from the location.

Arrecife en Vivo Programme 2014

19th September

18:00 SALLY & THE SHAKERS. Charco de San Ginés. Naia y La Caja de las Tapas.

19:30 SKYWALKER SWING TRIO. Charco de San Ginés. La Bulla.

21:00 SKATOONS. Ruperto González Negrín. Restaurante Tabla.

22:30 TÍO MATT. Avda. Mancomunidad 5. Bar Asturias.

26th September


Lose Your Old Football Boots And Trainers For Charity

You can get rid of your old trainers or football boots, and help orphaned children in Gioto School in Kenya. The boots and shoes (all sizes please) will be sent to Kenya for the children to use. They have been running a program called “No school=no football” as a way to encourage the kids to attend school classes, giving them the education they deserve.

Trainers  read more »

Family Church moving to the Hotel San Antonio

The Family Church in Lanzarote will be holding services from their new location in Puerto del Carmen from the first week in October.

Church bells in Lanzarote

Members of this International Evangelical Church come from a range of denominations including Church of Scotland, Baptist and Pentecostal.

Sunday evening services will commence from the Hotel San Antonio on the Avenida de Las Playas by Playa Los Pocillos on Sunday 5th October 2014. The weekly service will be held in  read more »

Jobs in Lanzarote, Cook

A popular bar and restaurant situated in Costa Teguise has a vacancy for a cook to join their team.

LI Jobs

The position is full time and contracted for 30 hours per week, predominantly working afternoons and early evenings.

It is essential that applicants  read more »

Gay Airlines - The Fallout

We wrote about the whole Gay Airlines “scam” as soon as it came to light at the end of August. Today I met with  one of several unfortunate victims. He was hired by “Richard Essen” who we now know is Eduard Richard Streur, to work for the company that never actually existed. Attracted by a promised excellent salary and benefits package, he worked for six weeks without pay, and was instructed to give up his previous job to concentrate full time on the new position. Along with others, he was taken on by the company to look after all the entertainment for the planned influx of gay visitors being brought to the island on three privately chartered aircraft from the mainland of Europe. This included setting up a house band, and they even had conversations with Holly Johnson’s manager in the hope of landing him as the special celebrity entertainer for their arrival.


Eduard Richard Streur

He told me: “It all seemed so plausible at the beginning, and it was fabulous to be part of an exciting new venture, with a responsible job. Richard gave the appearance of being seriously rich, and talked often about moving €20 Million from Holland to a bank account here to fund everything.”

Several other people had been taken in similarly.  read more »

English Cinema in Lanzarote 15th & 18th September 2014

These are the three movies in English that will be shown in Lanzarote on Monday the 15th and Thursday the 18th of September, two new and one unchanged:

VO 15 y 18 Sept

Multicines Atlántida in Arrecife with two new movies:

At 19:35, A Most Wanted Man, the screen adaptation of John le Carré's book. A Chechen Muslim that illegally immigrates to Germany gets caught in the international war on terror. So this is a contemporary and cerebral tale of intrigue, love, rivalry and politics with rising tension stars the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, Grigoriy Dobrygin, Daniel Brühl, Rachel McAdams & Robin Wright.

Ten minutes later, at 19:45, Hercules. Having endured his legendary twelve labours, Hercules (played by Dwayne"The Rock" Johnson), the Greek demigod son of Zeus, has his life as a sword-for-hire tested when the King Eurystheus of Thrace (Joseph Fiennes) and his daughter seek his aid in defeating a tyrannical warlord. A well-staged old fashioned adventure film that will entertain you.

Multicines Deiland in Playa Honda:  read more »

Jazz Under the Stars

Jazz aficionados will enjoy the Jazz Under the Stars concerts in Lanzarote during September.


Maestro Music Management have organised two fantastic jazz concerts this month as part of their programme to provide inspirational music for autumn in Lanzarote.

Tickets are now on sale for the concerts at Bodegas el Grifo on Friday 26th and the open air venue Plaza de Las Carpas at Puerto Calero Marina on Saturday 27th, they can be purchased online in advance at Maestro MM concert tickets or collected from a variety of local outlets on the island.

There’s a fantastic line up, Ivo Neame (piano) will be joined by Tori Freestone (sax/flute), Andrea Di Biase (double bass) and David Hamblett (drums). Plus the wonderful mezzo, Maria Jones has been invited to sing with Ivo during the concert.

Jazz pianist, Ivo Neame is an award-winning, distinctive jazz musician, equally at home on  read more »

Tono win the big game fishing event in Puerto Calero

Congratulations to team Tono for their results in the XXII Concurso de Pesca de Altura Puerto Calero.

Lanzarote Fishing’s boat Tono was declared winner of the big game fishing competition held in Puerto Calero last weekend. Captain Paul, first mate Ibon and Maria were crew with anglers Kenny and James on board.

It looks like Kenny has now shaken off his nickname of Blackie!   read more »

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