Category Archive: Lanzarote

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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Feb 01

Junior Creative Writing Workshop

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Junior Creative Writing Workshop In The Art Room Some interest has already been shown in the possibility of a Junior Creative Writing Group meeting in the Art Room in Playa Blanca. A writing group gives children an opportunity to express themselves and explore their own creativity in a less formal atmosphere than school. English children …

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Jan 28

Introductory Creative Writing Workshop

Introductory Creative Writing Workshop in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote. As one of a series of Arts Workshops being held in Playa Blanca there will be an Introductory Creative Writing Workshop on Saturday 14 February: 2 pm to 4.30 pm open to all ages and all levels. Activities will include short, individual writing exercises; possibly group exercises …

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Jan 20

Ten Years of Creative Writing

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Ten Years of Creative Writing   We will be celebrating Ten Years of Creative Writing in February 2015. CALLING ALL MEMBERS, PAST AND PRESENT TO HELP US CELEBRATE! The first meeting of the Lanzarote Creative Writing Group took place in February 2005 at The Crafty Cow, Montaña Tropical in Puerto del Carmen. Since then we have …

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Aug 26

Lanzarote is for Everyone (Including the physically challenged).

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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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Aug 04

Renowned Artist Jörg Immendorff in Lanzarote

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Renowned Artist Jörg Immendorff in Lanzarote The work of renowned German artist Jörg Immendorff, in Lanzarote, is a fabulous addition to the wealth of art on the island.   ( Please click on the pictures to see them full sized and in complete detail on your screen) Displayed in the Museo del Monumento al Campesino …

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Jul 20

Colours of Nature on Lanzarote

Sunset over Costa Teguise

Colours of Nature on Lanzarote   Many people who have never been to the island of Lanzarote, and some who have, seem to think that the island is barren, and without seasonal changes. Nothing could be further from the truth. Many artists, not least the island’s own César Manrique, have found the island a fabulous …

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Jun 29

More Salt Carpets in Lanzarote 2014

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More Salt Carpets in Lanzarote 2014   The annual celebrations of the fiesta of Corpus Christi brings us ‘More Salt Carpets in Lanzarote 2014’.   ( Please click on the photographs to see them full size) These amazing pictures, made in coloured salt every year, decorate the streets of the capital Arrecife as well as …

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Jun 12

Easy walking on Lanzarote

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Easy Walking on Lanzarote There are many opportunities for easy walking on Lanzarote to suit all ages, abilities and levels of experience. For a small island such as this is, the choice is really extensive and the main problem is choosing where to begin! The good news is that you don’t have to embark on a …

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Jun 06

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

Castillo San José built in the 18th century on the orders of the King of Spain.. Known a 'Forteleza del Hambre'its construction frovided employment for the starving population

‘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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