Interviews

Spotlight On: Martin Schofield

Martin Schofield is generally tucked away behind the drums in the Band of Gypsies Lanzarote. Julie Helliwell met up with him to hear more about his musical career. How did it all start? I was in the brass band at secondary school.…

Face to Face: Charmaine Arbouin

Charmaine Arbouin is the British Consul for Andalusia and the Canary Islands. Based in Málaga, she covers the regions of Spain with by far the largest concentration of British residents. We pulled her to one side for a quick chat. Charmaine,…

Face to Face: Hugh Elliot

If you’re a British citizen under the age of 47 you will, by the time you read this magazine, no longer be a citizen of the European Union for the first time in your life. Brexit got done at 11pm on 31st January, following Boris Johnson’s…

Spotlight On: Anthony Cummings

Anthony Cummins is one of the most well-known saxophone players on the island, especially in the Ska scene. Julie Helliwell chatted to him, taking One Step Beyond to understand more about his musical journey. How long have you been…

Face to Face: María Dolores Corujo

Last June, María Dolores Corujo , known as Loli to friends, became the most powerful woman on Lanzarote when she was elected as President of the island’s government, the Cabildo, ending almost 10 years of rule by the Coalición Canaria.…

It's all about the people

The Reverend Stan Evans and his wife Rosemary arrived on Lanzarote eight months ago, as Stan moved into the Chaplaincy House in Puerto del Carmen to end the interregnum in the Anglican church on Lanzarote. A hugely enthusiastic man with rich…

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…