Category: Journalism

Apr 01

Undersea Museum off Lanzarote

Undersea Museum off Lanzarote I am happy to recommend the following excellent article,by Raphael Mander about the statues under the sea off the coast of Lanzarote. More than just a piece of art and a tourist attraction, Jason deCaires Taylor’s underwater museum has an ecological purpose as well as making social comment which is apt …

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Feb 27

Transcript of Interview with: KARIN RICK

Transcript of Interview with: KARIN RICK ‘love, passion, deception,  illusion and disillusion  understanding and forgiveness.’   By Norman Warwick   passitonnorm@gmail.com   She had, only minutes earlier, given a quite complex reading from her ninth novel, the first to be translated into English, to members of the Lanzarote Creative Writing Group. She had then provided …

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Feb 14

The Book and the Film: Jungle Book

THE BOOK AND THE FILM Jungle Book   “Oh, coo ca choo, I wanna be like you-hoo-hoo,” said the film to the book, once Uncle Walt had decided that Mr. Kipling had, indeed, produced an exceedingly good tale. Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book contained related short stories and I first read them by torchlight under the …

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Feb 09

Midnight at the Oasis

Midnight at the Oasis A travel piece from one of our Creative Writing Group members:   ….send your camel to bed.   It´s not quite like that anymore. Camels – those ships of the desert – have been replaced by pick-up trucks and 4 X 4s. But don´t let that put you off a visit …

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Feb 01

NORMAN WARWICK

NORMAN WARWICK – a jobbing writer   Only two months after arriving from Rochdale in the UK, in November 2015 to take up retirement on the island, writer and radio broadcaster Norman Warwick attended his first Lanzarote Creative Writing Group meeting. This was on a day when the group was having one of its occasional …

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May 23

Ironman 2016

Ironman 2016 Ironman Lanzarote, 21 May 2016. A qualifier for the world championships, some say that Lanzarote is the toughest course on the whole Ironman circuit. Be that as it may, everyone who has the courage to even enter, the determination and discipline to train and take part, the spirit to succeed that keeps them …

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May 24

Ironman Lanzarote 2015

Ironman Lanzarote 2015   I have to report that I did not make it to Ironman Lanzarote this year as I was not well on the day. I think ‘gutted’ is the correct term to describe my disappointment. Steve was a marshall again this year, on the marathon leg of the race so I had …

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Aug 26

Lanzarote is for Everyone (Including the physically challenged).

Lanzarote is for everyone. (Including the physically challenged)   There really are so many different ways to enjoy Lanzarote, and it is true that Lanzarote is for everyone, including the physically challenged. Whether you want a quiet time, breathtaking scenery, water sports, lively clubs and bars, access to the islands rich historical heritage, art and culture, the …

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Jun 06

‘Bite Size’ histories of Lanzarote Chapter 5: Industrial Evolution

‘Bite Size’ Histories of Lanzarote Chapter 5: Industrial Evolution   ‘What did the people do here before the tourists came?’ It’s a frequent and understandable question, given that the vast majority of the population is dependent, directly or indirectly on tourism. But, this island seems to have a history of having one major industry at …

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May 15

‘Bite Size’ Histories of Lanzarote Chapter 4: Living on a Hot Rock

‘Bite Size’ Histories of Lanzarote   Chapter Four: Living on a Hot Rock.   People sometimes ask, ‘Doesn’t it worry you living on a volcanic island?’ The short answer is ‘No.’ The reality is that there has never been a single person killed, as a direct result of volcanic action, on Lanzarote, in recorded history. …

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