news from the island

Tuesday August 23, 2011posted in News

Earthquake off Gran Canaria

Following a large amount of seismic activity below El Hierro at the beginning of August, a small tremor was recorded yesterday just off the coast of Gran Canaria.

Monday August 22, 2011posted in Events

Skyband Concert at Caleta de Famara

The annual fiesta of the Sacred Heart of Maria in Caleta de Famara runs until 28th August and on Wednesday Skyband, an all girl group from Venezuela, will be playing live and for free at the harbour as part of the celebrations.

Friday August 19, 2011posted in Events

A Night of Zarzuela at the Cueva de los Verdes

A recital of Zarzuela, the traditional light opera style of music developed in Spain in the seventeenth century, is taking place at the Cueva de los Verdes tomorrow night, 20th August.

Thursday August 18, 2011posted in News

Circunvalacion Work to Start in September

The project to double the circunvalacion or ring road that runs around Arrecife will begin in the first week of September, according to the councillor for Public Works at the Lanzarote Government, Sergio Machin.

Wednesday August 17, 2011posted in Events

Arrecife Eyes Costa de Musicas Sponsorship

The annual free music festival Costa de Musicas looks likely to get funding for 2012 from the Ayuntamiento of Arrecife. This three day music festival ran into sponsorship difficulties last year as a result of the economic crisis.