Interviews

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…

This Island's a Stage

The year of César Manrique’s centenary offers the perfect opportunity to launch a festival of performing arts. Manrique himself was a multi-talented artist who worked in all sorts of areas, and a man who loved music and carnival. His…