Past & Present

January 2018: Souls of La Graciosa

The unspoilt, traditional life of the Canaries is ever-present on La Graciosa. Shaun Addison jumped onto the Órzola ferry to meet some of the older islanders, and hear their reminiscences of the tough, yet rewarding lives they lived. La…

January 2018: Jesús Soto

A new permanent exhibition at the Jameos del Agua will commemorate the work of Jesús Soto, the artist who, alongside César Manrique, worked to transform Lanzarote in the 60s and 70s. It's sometimes difficult to imagine how much Lanzarote…

June 2016: Attack of the Lizard People

Lanzarote became the scene of a invasion of ferocious sea lizards last month, as filming for the new horror film Cold Skin took place on the Tinajo coast. Cold Skin stars the British actors David Oakes, who has previously appeared in…

October 2016: The Rising Tide

The “Four horsemen of the apocalypse” can be seen at Arrecife this month as the Castillo de San José hosts Jason de Caires Taylor’s artwork The Rising Tide. The artwork consists of four life-sized Shire horses, constructed out…

March 2016: Click back in Time

If you have a half hour or so free on the internet, a visit to memoriadelanzarote.com is the perfect way to pass it. In fact, once you start clicking on the fascinating and evocative images and films of Lanzarote’s history, you may lose yourself…

March 2017: Name in the Stars

After years of observing asteroid activity from his observatory in Nazaret, Lanzarote. Astronomer Gustavo Muler has been honoured by having an asteroid named after him. 200 million kilometres from Eath lies the asteroid belt, an area…

May 2017: Voice of the Past

At 84 years old, Antonio Lorenzo Martin is uniquely qualified to speak about the importance of Canarian politics and culture. In 1979 he was the first elected President of Lanzarote's Cabildo following Spain's return to democracy after 40 years…

July 2017: Eagle Eyes

Bird strikes are a constant threat at airports all around the world. Birds are attracted by the wide open spaces of the airport runways, and large flocks can cause serious problems to aircraft that are landing or taking off. On Lanzarote, the…

July 2016: Manuel Díaz Rijo

While César Manrique is known as the “father of Lanzarote”, his transformation of the island was entirely dependent on the work of one man, without whom the island’s tourist economy and hundreds of thousands of jobs, businesses and households,…

July 2016: Juan Brito

"At 96 years of age, Juan Brito is as bright, fascinating and courteous as ever, and the man who has been called “Lanzarote’s living encyclopedia” is determined to share as much of his wisdom, humour and experience as he can" - writes…