Interviews

Your Photos, Your Story: The Last Flight Home

Dave Burton and his partner were enjoying their holiday on Lanzarote when the lockdown happened, and the couple were among the last departures from Lanzarote before the island went into total lockdown. Shay Rourke spoke to him. You were…

Face to Face: Jesús Machín, Mayor of Tinajo

Tinajo is the third-largest municipality on Lanzarote, but the second least-populated, with just 6,279 residents at the last census. Stretching from the volcanoes of Timanfaya in the west to the sandy desert region of El Jable in the east;…

Your Photos, Your Story: Beach Art

Simon Turner has been creating Land Art for over six years. Last year he took part in the Festival de Arte in Órzola and designed a large-scale piece of art for the event. Currently, Simon is looking forward to start creating art again post-lockdown.…

Submarine Makeover

The Yellow Submarine is an icon of Lanzarote tourism. Owner Paul Bunce estimates that 3-5% of all visitors to the island take a trip in the Puerto Calero attraction. Recently, we took advantage of the rare opportunity to see the submarine…

“Projects that create jobs will be vital”

At the age of 32, Jacobo Medina is one of the youngest and most visible politicians on Lanzarote, who became the secretary general of the PP party on Lanzarote last year and currently holds the vice-presidency of the island's Cabildo after…

Sarah Curtis Home-Made Wine Run

Sarah Curtis and her gang love the annual Lanzarote Wine Run in La Geria. So when this year’s race was cancelled due to Covid-19, she decided to host her own unofficial Wine Run! Shay Rourke spoke to her. What was your reaction…

There’s Always Wine

While tourism ceased to exist on Lanzarote during the lockdown, the island's wine sector continued to face the future. We spoke to Víctor Díaz, the President of Lanzarote's Regulatory Wine Council, to find out what the future holds for the…

“This is a crisis”

At the time of writing, 88 people have tested positive for coronavirus on Lanzarote since the virus arrived in March, and only three cases remain. Meanwhile, over 5,000 have lost their jobs and 19,000 have been furloughed on a reduced income…

Fighting for a better future

On Sunday 14th June, a group of supporters gathered in Arrecife's Calle Real to demonstrate in support of the Black Lives Matter protests in the USA. That demonstration was led by 26-year-old local activist and artist Laura Balde Ejjar Tell…

Lockdown Q&A: Scott McQ

The lockdown may be easing off, but there’s still very little live music going on. Still. that hasn’t stopped the fantastic musicians on Lanzarote doing their very best to continue to share their music with you. There are still watch parties…