KittyCatz fundraiser for young and sick cats at Yates Bar 1 June

KittyCatz fundraiser for young and sick cats at Yates Bar 1 June

KittyCatz are a small group of volunteers helping young and sick cats, and they are holding a fundraiser in Yates Bar in CC Starco in Plya de las Américas feom 1pm on Saturday 1 June. There will be a range of entertainments and prizes, including a “best dressed” award!

 

Source: Janet Anscombe

This weekend in Tenerife

Updated 2 May: It’s the beginning of summer for many now that we’re in May so how better to celebrate the weekend than with the world-famous Los Realejos fireworks tomorrow Friday, and a Craft Beer Festival in Puertito de Güímar on Saturday? Also this weekend there is...

The famous Los Realejos fireworks 3 May

Although not a Tenerife-wide public holiday, one part of Los Realejos’ Cruces & Fuegos fiesta on Friday, 3 May, draws people from around the island and even further afield. The fiesta itself is part of the Fiestas de la Cruz held throughout Tenerife (see HERE),...

FICMEC 2019 in Garachico

Garachico will host FICMEC 2019, the Festival Internacional de Cine Medioambiental de Canarias(International Environmental Film Festival of the Canaries), a celebration of films all focused in one way or another on the environment. This is the twentieth edition of the...

Feboda 2019

Feboda 2019 will be held between 25 and 27 October in the Recinto Ferial in Santa Cruz, a trade fair which will showcase everything to do with weddings and celebrations. It’s now a well-known annual event that brings more than a hundred businesses together displaying...

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ARN Culture Pride music festival in Playa de las Américas 18-23 June

ARN Culture Pride music festival in Playa de las Américas 18-23 June

ARN Culture & Business Pride will see Playa de las Américas turned into a real party venue for a while next month. Every night from Tuesday 18th to Sunday 23rd June there will a wide range of entertainments, parties, concerts, art and fashion events and much more, all orientated to the LGTBIQ community. This is the third time the event has been held here, and organizers stress that this is not devoted to the gay community but they hope all the public will take part and enjoy the itinerary, and increase interest and understanding in the process. Arona Ayuntamiento says that after last year’s success, the event is now instantly among  the top ten such events internationally.

This year, there’ll be some keeping up to do since the former Olympic athlete Caitlyn Jenner will be attending! In a first visit to Spain, Jenner will be presented with the Alan Turing LGTBIQ award for commitment to the visibility of the trans collective. The festival itself will maintain the same format as the first two editions which have made it a benchmark of international and accessible gatherings of the most diverse perspectives. There is full information about the festival on the dedicated website HERE and there is a Facebook page for the event HERE.

Source: Janet Anscombe

This weekend in Tenerife

Updated 2 May: It’s the beginning of summer for many now that we’re in May so how better to celebrate the weekend than with the world-famous Los Realejos fireworks tomorrow Friday, and a Craft Beer Festival in Puertito de Güímar on Saturday? Also this weekend there is...

The famous Los Realejos fireworks 3 May

Although not a Tenerife-wide public holiday, one part of Los Realejos’ Cruces & Fuegos fiesta on Friday, 3 May, draws people from around the island and even further afield. The fiesta itself is part of the Fiestas de la Cruz held throughout Tenerife (see HERE),...

FICMEC 2019 in Garachico

Garachico will host FICMEC 2019, the Festival Internacional de Cine Medioambiental de Canarias(International Environmental Film Festival of the Canaries), a celebration of films all focused in one way or another on the environment. This is the twentieth edition of the...

Feboda 2019

Feboda 2019 will be held between 25 and 27 October in the Recinto Ferial in Santa Cruz, a trade fair which will showcase everything to do with weddings and celebrations. It’s now a well-known annual event that brings more than a hundred businesses together displaying...

Expomotor 2019 – Tenerife’s largest motor show to be held in San Isidro on 18 May

Expomotor 2019 – Tenerife’s largest motor show to be held in San Isidro on 18 May

Granadilla Ayuntamiento says that this Saturday’s Expomotor 2019 in San Isidro will be the biggest car show of the year in Tenerife. The event will include a huge variety of vehicles on show, offer prize draws and complementary activities, rally simulators, an “overturning” simulator, classic cars, as well as exhibition stalls from the likes of driving schools and motor insurers, and a motor-related play and activity area for children. It will be open to the public between 10am and 6pm in calle Cuevas Cho Portada which runs alongside the TF1.

Source: Janet Anscombe

This weekend in Tenerife

Updated 2 May: It’s the beginning of summer for many now that we’re in May so how better to celebrate the weekend than with the world-famous Los Realejos fireworks tomorrow Friday, and a Craft Beer Festival in Puertito de Güímar on Saturday? Also this weekend there is...

The famous Los Realejos fireworks 3 May

Although not a Tenerife-wide public holiday, one part of Los Realejos’ Cruces & Fuegos fiesta on Friday, 3 May, draws people from around the island and even further afield. The fiesta itself is part of the Fiestas de la Cruz held throughout Tenerife (see HERE),...

FICMEC 2019 in Garachico

Garachico will host FICMEC 2019, the Festival Internacional de Cine Medioambiental de Canarias(International Environmental Film Festival of the Canaries), a celebration of films all focused in one way or another on the environment. This is the twentieth edition of the...

Feboda 2019

Feboda 2019 will be held between 25 and 27 October in the Recinto Ferial in Santa Cruz, a trade fair which will showcase everything to do with weddings and celebrations. It’s now a well-known annual event that brings more than a hundred businesses together displaying...

The famous Los Realejos fireworks 3 May

The famous Los Realejos fireworks 3 May

Although not a Tenerife-wide public holiday, one part of Los Realejos’ Cruces & Fuegos fiesta on Friday, 3 May, draws people from around the island and even further afield. The fiesta itself is part of the Fiestas de la Cruz held throughout Tenerife (see HERE), but in Los Realejos it lasts just over a month from the end of April to the beginning of June, and the fireworks are what people come from far and wide to see. They have been granted National Tourist Interest status and are simply spectacular, long recognized as the best by far in Tenerife, and now officially one of the best in the whole of Spain.

The fireworks are staged as a competition between two streets – Calle El Medio Arriba and Calle El Sol – in Los Realejos for the best display, a tradition that started in 1770. The fireworks manufacturers Hermanos Toste themselves date back to 1788 and have a factory in Los Realejos, the only one in the Canaries. The displays are always broadcast live widely on social media (especially Los Realejos Ayuntamiento) from around 9.30pm, with the whole fireworks display lasting for around three hours. The following short video of 2011′s displays will hopefully give some idea of what to expect.

Source: Janet Anscombe

This weekend in Tenerife

Updated 2 May: It’s the beginning of summer for many now that we’re in May so how better to celebrate the weekend than with the world-famous Los Realejos fireworks tomorrow Friday, and a Craft Beer Festival in Puertito de Güímar on Saturday? Also this weekend there is...

The famous Los Realejos fireworks 3 May

Although not a Tenerife-wide public holiday, one part of Los Realejos’ Cruces & Fuegos fiesta on Friday, 3 May, draws people from around the island and even further afield. The fiesta itself is part of the Fiestas de la Cruz held throughout Tenerife (see HERE),...

FICMEC 2019 in Garachico

Garachico will host FICMEC 2019, the Festival Internacional de Cine Medioambiental de Canarias(International Environmental Film Festival of the Canaries), a celebration of films all focused in one way or another on the environment. This is the twentieth edition of the...

Feboda 2019

Feboda 2019 will be held between 25 and 27 October in the Recinto Ferial in Santa Cruz, a trade fair which will showcase everything to do with weddings and celebrations. It’s now a well-known annual event that brings more than a hundred businesses together displaying...

Santa Cruz food fair – Salon Gastronómico de Canarias 2019

Santa Cruz food fair – Salon Gastronómico de Canarias 2019

It has been a great success in the previous five years, and the sixth Salon Gastronómico de Canarias will be held between 21 and 23 May in the Recinto Ferial in Santa Cruz, on the left at the first main junction on the TF4, the road from the TF1 to the auditorium. Even though the fair is designed for professionals in the food industry, it is also open to the general public, and there’ll be 150 or so stands, with cookery demonstrations, equipment displays, interactive sessions, cocktail making workshops, ham cutting classes, wine tasting, etc.

Some 10,000 are expected to attend the event, about which there is more information on the Recinto Ferial’s website HERE. There is also a dedicated website for GastroCanarias generally HERE. There are some photos that I took at last year’s Salon Gastronómico below: this food fair has everything from food trucks to top quality wines from the mainland made with grapes that were at one point almost extinct, and from cooking demonstrations and competitions to the occasional human-life-sized chicken … and if nothing else, they have paprika jam from Lanzarote that is sublime! THESE people know how to make jam!


Source Janet Anscombe 
https://www.janetanscombe.com/incidents/santa-cruz-food-fair-salon-gastronomico-de-canarias.html

Man dies in fall from Santa Cruz roof

A man died this morning after falling from the roof of a building near the Teatro Guimerá in Santa Cruz. Emergency services say that they were called out shortly before 11am with reports of the incident but that the man, about whom no details have currently been...

How to vote in Sunday’s elections

Clio O’Flynn of Adeje Ayuntamiento has issued the following advice for Tenerife residents on how to vote in Sunday’s local and EU elections, the two of Sunday’s five elections in which we’re eligible to vote. Although obviously specifically for Adeje’s constituents,...

FM Coverage Across the WHOLE of Tenerife

So when you have a volcano in the center of an island it proves a little more difficult to broadcast across one channel... Did that stop Boogie Bunker Radio? No, it certainly didn't, as well as being able to tune in to your favorite station Worldwide Online, you can...

Full and complete original version of West Side Story comes to Santa Cruz auditorium in July

Full and complete original version of West Side Story comes to Santa Cruz auditorium in July

The classic Broadway musical West Side Story is coming to the Santa Cruz auditorium between 4 and 6 July, the Cabildo has announced. There will be five performances of the original and complete version of the tragic love story – a modern Romeo and Juliet – against the backdrop of the gang culture of the New York Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks: the first performance will be on the 4th at 8.30pm, while there will be two performances at 6pm and 10pm on the 5th and 6th. Tickets are available from the auditorium box office between 10am and 7.30pm Monday to Saturday (except fiestas), online at www.auditoriodetenerife.com or by phone to 902 317 327. The video below will hopefully give a flavour of what’s in store in case anyone still doesn’t know the stage or film production! 

 

Source Janet Anscombe
https://www.janetanscombe.com/news/full-and-complete-original-version-of-west-side-story-comes-to-santa-cruz-auditorium-in-july.html

 

Man dies in fall from Santa Cruz roof

A man died this morning after falling from the roof of a building near the Teatro Guimerá in Santa Cruz. Emergency services say that they were called out shortly before 11am with reports of the incident but that the man, about whom no details have currently been...

How to vote in Sunday’s elections

Clio O’Flynn of Adeje Ayuntamiento has issued the following advice for Tenerife residents on how to vote in Sunday’s local and EU elections, the two of Sunday’s five elections in which we’re eligible to vote. Although obviously specifically for Adeje’s constituents,...

FM Coverage Across the WHOLE of Tenerife

So when you have a volcano in the center of an island it proves a little more difficult to broadcast across one channel... Did that stop Boogie Bunker Radio? No, it certainly didn't, as well as being able to tune in to your favorite station Worldwide Online, you can...

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