Past And Present

March 2018: Talking Rubbish!

The Puntos Limpios (recycling centres) are a vital element of Lanzarote's waste management. We spoke to José Ramón Betancor Bonilla, manager of the Punto Limpio at Arrecife, about how the island deals with plastics and other waste. What…

February 2018: Antonio Carluccio

Antonio Carluccio OBE was a larger-than-life character who, over his 50-year career, inspired thousands of people with his no-fuss Italian cooking and passion for good food and wine. He sadly passed away on November 8th 2017. Antonio…

February 2018: Churchill’s Canaries

Recent films about Dunkirk and Churchill have brought the early days of World War II back into the public eye, but how many know that the Canary Islands was on the verge of a British invasion in 1941? In 1940, Hitler met with Franco's…

January 2018: Parking Problem

Every day, the approach roads to Arrecife airport are filled with parked cars, highlighting a problem that does not seem likely to go away any time soon. The vast majority of these cars belong to airport workers, who are forced to pay…

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…