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Election Called Over Budget

Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has called a general election on 28 April. Sánchez is leader of the socialist party, PSOE, which has been in minority Government since a vote of No Confidence last summer (see HERE), and as we saw only a week ago with the proposed...

Environmental Restoration

Updated 12 February 2019: The Canarian Government’s Environment Department has initiated procedures to declare areas around the Taucho shooting range to be “contaminated”. The measure was taken at the end of last month and follows denuncias, studies and checks last...

Brexit: Deadline For New Name

The following are updates (latest first) on the current situation while Brexit negotiations take place. At present nothing is confirmed, with everything still to be determined through the two-year process. Please also see HERE for general thoughts on the situation of...

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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

RFB Ballet de Moscú’s Swan Lake in Los Cristianos

The Ballet de Moscú is returning to Tenerife to present its production of Swan Lake next Tuesday 16 July in what is its 30th anniversary year. The video below will give a taste of this magical performance, which will be staged at 9pm in the Auditorio Infanta Leonor in...

Jadel in concert in El Médano this Friday

Tenerife’s own Jadel (Javier Luis Delgado) is one of the best-known Canarian artists, a brilliant singer and superb performer who started out in a Take That tribute act in Benidorm before his group became known internationally, and then went on to win Antena 3’s...

Annual Swim for Life at T3

The annual Swim for Life event will be held on Sunday 22 September at Tenerife Top Training. The event is part of the overall ‘Walk for Life’ movement which has grown every year and now sees thousands taking part in a range of activities designed to raise awareness of...

This weekend in Tenerife

Updated 20 June: A varied weekend this, starting today with the last couple of days of the International Festival of Latin Jazz and Ritmos del Mundo, both in Golf Costa Adeje  as part of the Summer Sounds of Adeje. Also already underway and continuing until Sunday is...

Summer solstice at Güímar Pyramids Friday 21 June

photos: Pirámides de Güímar.The Güímar pyramids ethnographic park will again play host to summer solstice celebrations this Friday 21 June. Doors will open at 6.30pm to allow the public access to the pyramids themselves. There, weather conditions hopefully permitting,...

Summer sounds in Adeje

Adeje Ayuntamiento has announced a series of summer concerts with classical, contemporary and jazz just some of the sounds that will fill the air this summer.All of these concerts are taking place in the open air, in Golf Costa Adeje. As already advertised, Il Divo...

Natura Salud 2019

Natura Salud is the largest health and wellbeing fair in the Canaries, and the 11th edition will be held in the Recinto Ferial in Santa Cruz between 20 and 22 September. Apart from being a benchmark for professionals, it is a great opportunity for the public too to...

Alcalá Feria de Artesanía 30 May

The traditional annual Alcalá arts and crafts fair will take place on Thursday 30 May, as usual on the Día de Canarias, Canarian Day. It will be held in the main square, the Plaza del Llano, where some twenty artisans and crafters will have stalls, and is always a...

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

RFB Ballet de Moscú’s Swan Lake in Los Cristianos

The Ballet de Moscú is returning to Tenerife to present its production of Swan Lake next Tuesday 16 July in what is its 30th anniversary year. The video below will give a taste of this magical performance, which will be staged at 9pm in the Auditorio Infanta Leonor in...

Jadel in concert in El Médano this Friday

Tenerife’s own Jadel (Javier Luis Delgado) is one of the best-known Canarian artists, a brilliant singer and superb performer who started out in a Take That tribute act in Benidorm before his group became known internationally, and then went on to win Antena 3’s...

Annual Swim for Life at T3

The annual Swim for Life event will be held on Sunday 22 September at Tenerife Top Training. The event is part of the overall ‘Walk for Life’ movement which has grown every year and now sees thousands taking part in a range of activities designed to raise awareness of...

This weekend in Tenerife

Updated 20 June: A varied weekend this, starting today with the last couple of days of the International Festival of Latin Jazz and Ritmos del Mundo, both in Golf Costa Adeje  as part of the Summer Sounds of Adeje. Also already underway and continuing until Sunday is...

Summer solstice at Güímar Pyramids Friday 21 June

photos: Pirámides de Güímar.The Güímar pyramids ethnographic park will again play host to summer solstice celebrations this Friday 21 June. Doors will open at 6.30pm to allow the public access to the pyramids themselves. There, weather conditions hopefully permitting,...

Summer sounds in Adeje

Adeje Ayuntamiento has announced a series of summer concerts with classical, contemporary and jazz just some of the sounds that will fill the air this summer.All of these concerts are taking place in the open air, in Golf Costa Adeje. As already advertised, Il Divo...

Natura Salud 2019

Natura Salud is the largest health and wellbeing fair in the Canaries, and the 11th edition will be held in the Recinto Ferial in Santa Cruz between 20 and 22 September. Apart from being a benchmark for professionals, it is a great opportunity for the public too to...

Alcalá Feria de Artesanía 30 May

The traditional annual Alcalá arts and crafts fair will take place on Thursday 30 May, as usual on the Día de Canarias, Canarian Day. It will be held in the main square, the Plaza del Llano, where some twenty artisans and crafters will have stalls, and is always a...

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

RFB Ballet de Moscú’s Swan Lake in Los Cristianos

The Ballet de Moscú is returning to Tenerife to present its production of Swan Lake next Tuesday 16 July in what is its 30th anniversary year. The video below will give a taste of this magical performance, which will be staged at 9pm in the Auditorio Infanta Leonor in...

Jadel in concert in El Médano this Friday

Tenerife’s own Jadel (Javier Luis Delgado) is one of the best-known Canarian artists, a brilliant singer and superb performer who started out in a Take That tribute act in Benidorm before his group became known internationally, and then went on to win Antena 3’s...

Annual Swim for Life at T3

The annual Swim for Life event will be held on Sunday 22 September at Tenerife Top Training. The event is part of the overall ‘Walk for Life’ movement which has grown every year and now sees thousands taking part in a range of activities designed to raise awareness of...

This weekend in Tenerife

Updated 20 June: A varied weekend this, starting today with the last couple of days of the International Festival of Latin Jazz and Ritmos del Mundo, both in Golf Costa Adeje  as part of the Summer Sounds of Adeje. Also already underway and continuing until Sunday is...

Summer solstice at Güímar Pyramids Friday 21 June

photos: Pirámides de Güímar.The Güímar pyramids ethnographic park will again play host to summer solstice celebrations this Friday 21 June. Doors will open at 6.30pm to allow the public access to the pyramids themselves. There, weather conditions hopefully permitting,...

Summer sounds in Adeje

Adeje Ayuntamiento has announced a series of summer concerts with classical, contemporary and jazz just some of the sounds that will fill the air this summer.All of these concerts are taking place in the open air, in Golf Costa Adeje. As already advertised, Il Divo...

Natura Salud 2019

Natura Salud is the largest health and wellbeing fair in the Canaries, and the 11th edition will be held in the Recinto Ferial in Santa Cruz between 20 and 22 September. Apart from being a benchmark for professionals, it is a great opportunity for the public too to...

Alcalá Feria de Artesanía 30 May

The traditional annual Alcalá arts and crafts fair will take place on Thursday 30 May, as usual on the Día de Canarias, Canarian Day. It will be held in the main square, the Plaza del Llano, where some twenty artisans and crafters will have stalls, and is always a...

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

RFB Ballet de Moscú’s Swan Lake in Los Cristianos

The Ballet de Moscú is returning to Tenerife to present its production of Swan Lake next Tuesday 16 July in what is its 30th anniversary year. The video below will give a taste of this magical performance, which will be staged at 9pm in the Auditorio Infanta Leonor in...

Jadel in concert in El Médano this Friday

Tenerife’s own Jadel (Javier Luis Delgado) is one of the best-known Canarian artists, a brilliant singer and superb performer who started out in a Take That tribute act in Benidorm before his group became known internationally, and then went on to win Antena 3’s...

Annual Swim for Life at T3

The annual Swim for Life event will be held on Sunday 22 September at Tenerife Top Training. The event is part of the overall ‘Walk for Life’ movement which has grown every year and now sees thousands taking part in a range of activities designed to raise awareness of...

This weekend in Tenerife

Updated 20 June: A varied weekend this, starting today with the last couple of days of the International Festival of Latin Jazz and Ritmos del Mundo, both in Golf Costa Adeje  as part of the Summer Sounds of Adeje. Also already underway and continuing until Sunday is...

Summer solstice at Güímar Pyramids Friday 21 June

photos: Pirámides de Güímar.The Güímar pyramids ethnographic park will again play host to summer solstice celebrations this Friday 21 June. Doors will open at 6.30pm to allow the public access to the pyramids themselves. There, weather conditions hopefully permitting,...

Summer sounds in Adeje

Adeje Ayuntamiento has announced a series of summer concerts with classical, contemporary and jazz just some of the sounds that will fill the air this summer.All of these concerts are taking place in the open air, in Golf Costa Adeje. As already advertised, Il Divo...

Natura Salud 2019

Natura Salud is the largest health and wellbeing fair in the Canaries, and the 11th edition will be held in the Recinto Ferial in Santa Cruz between 20 and 22 September. Apart from being a benchmark for professionals, it is a great opportunity for the public too to...

Alcalá Feria de Artesanía 30 May

The traditional annual Alcalá arts and crafts fair will take place on Thursday 30 May, as usual on the Día de Canarias, Canarian Day. It will be held in the main square, the Plaza del Llano, where some twenty artisans and crafters will have stalls, and is always a...

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

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