Tag Archive: Reporting

Apr 01

Undersea Museum off Lanzarote

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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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Jan 28

A LITTLE BIT OF ROCHDALE IN LANZAROTE

A LITTLE BIT OF ROCHDALE IN LANZAROTE   by Norman Warwick   passitonnorm@gmail.com   Three contributors to our aata pages also contributed to A Pint And A Poem Night on Lanzarote recently. It was a barely disguised attempt to recreate a Sunday Night At The Baum, free trade if you like, in these post Brexit-vote …

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Dec 14

The Book and The Film: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

THE BOOK AND THE FILM: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel                              By Deborah Moggach Unlike some people who say they will wait for the film, I always say that I prefer to read the book first. Only on very few occasion have …

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Dec 08

Exposure by Helen Dunmore

Exposure by Helen Dunmore Exposure by Helen Dunmore is ostensibly a spy story, set at the height of the Cold War and the scandals of the notorious spies, Burgess and Maclean and the like. The atmosphere of this post war period of secrets and the race for nuclear supremacy is described with empathy and just …

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Nov 24

Saying Goodbye to One of Our Writers: Trish Maw

Saying Goodbye to One of Our Writers: Trish Maw Sadly, in June of this year our friend, Trish Maw died after an illness of several months. Trish was one of our ‘Visitors’ on the website and always a welcome visitor at our meetings and workshops. She liked to spend a couple of months, once or …

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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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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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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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May 07

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

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‘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 13

Bite Size Histories of Lanzarote Chapter 1

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‘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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