Category: Journalism

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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May 07

‘Bite size’ Histories of Lanzarote Chapter 3: Those who came before

‘Bite Size’ Histories of Lanzarote          Chapter 3: ‘Those who came before.’   History is normally written by the ‘victors,’ and in praise of conquerors. Understandable, but it does sometimes leave a bit of a gap in the recorded information on the ‘losers’. The descendants of the pre-Hispanic settlers of the Canaries, …

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Apr 19

‘Bite Size’ Histories of Lanzarote Chapter 2: Dirty Doings

  ‘Bite Size’ Histories of Lanzarote Chapter 2: ‘Dirty Doings,’ or ‘An everyday tale of history folk.’       Juan de Béthancourt landed in Lanzarote in 1402. He came ashore between Papagayo and Playa Blanca, part of what is now Yaiza Municipality (Yaiza being the name of a pre-Hispanic Princess) and was greeted, by …

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Apr 13

Bite Size Histories of Lanzarote Chapter 1

‘Bite Size’ Histories of Lanzarote Chapter One ‘That which wasn’t lost was found!’   The first in a series of short, factual but quirky, bite size histories of Lanzarote. The island of Lanzarote gets its name from, and was discovered by, Lancelotto Malocello, a Genoese explorer, of the 14th century, or at least he gets …

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Apr 11

Visit by Gerry Kreibich to Lanzarote Creative Writing Group

Visit by Gerry Kreibich to Lanzarote Creative Writing Group Friday 04 April 2014 We were very happy to have a visit by Gerry Kreibich, to Lanzarote Creative Writing Group recently in which he entertained us with anecdotes, liberally sprinkled throughout his very informative and interesting talk about journalism, and his experience as a lecturer in …

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Mar 16

Carnival in Lanzarote

Carnival in Lanzarote   Carnival in Lanzarote is the most spectacular event of the year. In fact it is not a single event but a fantastic period that really starts months before when the groups begin designing their costumes, choreographing the routines of the walking floats, fund raising, choosing the music, writing the songs, co-operating …

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Sep 08

Get Active on Lanzarote

Get Active on Lanzarote by Sue Almond Relaxation and a chance to recharge the batteries are what most people want from a holiday. If, for you, that means lying on a sun bed with a book all day and eating out in the evening that is fine. You can certainly do that on my favourite …

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Jun 30

César Manrique

Cactus Garden

César Manrique And The island Of Lanzarote By Sue Almond. The Tate galley in London has some of his paintings, he had an exhibition at the Catherine Viviano Gallery in new York in the 1960s and has enjoyed fame in many parts of the world, as well as in Spain, but César Manrique’s most unique …

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Jun 16

Lanzarote Where Sometimes, ‘Less Is More.’

Lanzarote Penguins

Lanzarote Where Sometimes, ‘Less Is More.’   By Sue Almond Imagine the pace of life on Sundays, as they used to be in England 50 years ago; a day of gentle relaxation but with Lanzarote weather, in which to stroll down to your favourite bar, meet friends, have a barbecue, go the beach, or just …

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Jun 12

Why do you write?

Why do you write? (A forum question, found on the Internet, April 2013)   The fact that I felt compelled to write on this topic, when it turned up on a writing Forum, is part of the answer. I do recommend all wannabe writers should think about this question. The answer might be instructive in …

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