Interviews

Spotlight on: Gerie B

Gerie B has been one of the island’s favourite entertainers for almost 20 years. Julie Helliwell met with her to find out more about her singing career and how she keeps it so fresh and vibrant! I’ve been singing all my life.…

Face to Face: Mayor of Teguise

Oswaldo Betancort has served as the Mayor of Teguise, Lanzarote’s largest municipality, for eight years and commenced his third term at the head of the Ayuntamiento earlier this year, when he also won a seat as a representative in the Canarian…

Spotlight On: Pancho Corujo

Pancho Corujo is late for our interview, partly because he’s been stopped a few times on the way. Arrecife locals recognise the young tenor from TV and his popular Facebook page, where he often posts funny videos, and they want a chat and…

Human Factor: Alex Dorta

Alex Dorta, artist and midsummer night’s devil, is the latest subject of Lanzarote Tourism’s Humans of Lanzarote project. Alex Dorta is a young artist who lives and works in Tabayesco. Born the youngest of six in Arrecife, he studied at…

Spotlight On: Adrian Bambrough

Adrian Bambrough is a very familiar face on the island, having been a regular visitor since childhood. Julie Helliwell met with him to learn more about his life here for the last 11 years, plus his recent musical challenges and international…

Face to Face: Mayor of Yaiza

However, it’s also a place that, in recent years, has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. ExMayor José Francisco Reyes is currently serving a five-year prison sentence for corruption, while the last mayor, Gladys Acuña, was…

Human Factor: Lourdes Curbelo

Soo is one of Lanzarote’s most unique and traditional villages. Perched on the edge of the sandy desert region known as El Jable, it’s still a place where some of the best, freshest agricultural produce on Lanzarote can be found. On…

Spotlight on: Colleen Meje

Colleen Meje entertains hundreds of holiday makers every week with her fantastic cocktail shows at luxury hotels such as Lani’s Suites de Luxe, Lava Beach and La Isla y El Mar Hotel Boutique, to name but a few. Julie Helliwell met the talented…

Spotlight on: Collie Farrel

How long have you been a musician on Lanzarote?I’ve lived and worked here for 14 years. Initially I came over for 6 months because I was offered work in a big bar. I went back to Ireland, then returned with my fiancé for 6 months,…

Face to Face: Mayor of Tias

As a result, a new team will confront the next four years in Tías – the municipality that is Lanzarote’s economic motor and its tourism flagship. How does it feel to return to the Mayor’s office in Tías eight years on?In all…