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

New British ambassador arrives in Spain

New British ambassador arrives in Spain

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Windsurfer dies at El Médano

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Las Galletas Half Marathon Sunday 7 April 2019

Las Galletas Half Marathon Sunday 7 April 2019

Updated 3 April: The race is this coming Sunday and today is the final day for inscription. If you want to take part and haven’t registered yet, you now only have the rest of the day to do so.

Photo: Arona Ayuntamiento

The annual Las Galletas half marathon (21km) and 10.5 km races will take place on Sunday 7 April. Inscription for this year’s runners is open with participants able to sign up online on the event’s official website HERE – there is also a Facebook page for the event HERE. Registration is at reduced rates for those who sign up before 24 March, and inscriptions end at the close of Wednesday 3 April.

The route is outlined in the image below and road restrictions are always in place in the morning of the race for the TF-66, TF-653 and TF-652.

Source by Janet Anscombe: 
https://www.janetanscombe.com/news/las-galletas-half-marathon.html

Annual Los Abrigos Beer Festival

Annual Los Abrigos Beer Festival

It’s now a regular, and very successful, date in the Los Abrigos calendar since it started back in 2010, and this year’s Los Abrigos Beer Festival will be held on Saturday 24 August, as part of Granadilla’s Sansofé 2019. It will be held as usual in the Paseo Marítimo...

RFB Ballet de Moscú’s Swan Lake in Los Cristianos

RFB Ballet de Moscú’s Swan Lake in Los Cristianos

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Jadel in concert in El Médano this Friday

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...

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Annual Swim for Life at T3

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This weekend in Tenerife

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

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

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Natura Salud 2019

Natura Salud 2019

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Alcalá Feria de Artesanía 30 May

Alcalá Feria de Artesanía 30 May

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IX Feria del Queso de Canarias in Pinolere ethnographic museum village this weekend

IX Feria del Queso de Canarias in Pinolere ethnographic museum village this weekend

Tenerife’s cheese are famous and international prize winners (see HERE for example), so when there’s a “cheese fair” you know it’s going to be good! And the ninth Feria del Queso de Canarias will be held again in Pinolere, an ethnographic museum village above La Orotava this coming Saturday and Sunday, 6 & 7 April, between 10am and 8pm. This is a subject, and a venue, close to many Canarian hearts so it will be worth a visit!


Source Janet Anscombe: https://www.janetanscombe.com/news/feria-queso-canarias.html

Annual Los Abrigos Beer Festival

Annual Los Abrigos Beer Festival

It’s now a regular, and very successful, date in the Los Abrigos calendar since it started back in 2010, and this year’s Los Abrigos Beer Festival will be held on Saturday 24 August, as part of Granadilla’s Sansofé 2019. It will be held as usual in the Paseo Marítimo...

RFB Ballet de Moscú’s Swan Lake in Los Cristianos

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

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

Annual Swim for Life at T3

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This weekend in Tenerife

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

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

Summer sounds in Adeje

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Natura Salud 2019

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

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...

Flowered Easter Festival

Flowered Easter Festival

Every Easter all eyes are on Adeje for its passion play (see HERE for last year’s article), but Guía de Isora has a unique and now internationally famous Easter programme, the star of which is the annual Pascua Florida. This sees the town’s streets filled with floral displays evoking the stations of the cross, as can be seen in the video below from a few years ago. In the old town centre itself, the plazas and pretty cobbled streets are filled with floral displays and contemporary art in a beautiful and moving visual representation of Christ’s journey through Jerusalem to the place of his crucifixion and death.

This year, the eleventh for the Pascua Florida, the displays will be on view in the casco – the oldest central part of Guía de Isora town – from 5pm on Maundy Thursday 18 April until Easter Sunday 21 April, with music and performances to accompany the floral displays. The Ayuntamiento says that this Easter floral tribute is unique in Spain, and in thematic and artistic terms Guía de Isora’s Pascua Florida has become almost as well known nationally as Adeje’s Pasión.

This year, for the first time, the council has announced an inaugural multi-disciplinary event on Saturday 13 April at 8.30pm in the town’s auditorium. The event is themed AMOR OMNIA VINCIT (Love Conquers All), and it’s described as a dreamy spectacle full of beauty, emotion and sensitivity bringing together dance, music and floral art in a performance set to surprise.

In addition to the displays themselves, Guía de Isora Ayuntamiento holds a photographic competition with monetary prizes. I’ll post details of this year’s in due course.

New British ambassador arrives in Spain

New British ambassador arrives in Spain

Updated 22 August 2019: Hugh Elliott, a member of the UK’s Diplomatic Service since 1989, succeeds Simon Manley as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Spain and non-resident Ambassador to Andorra. The Ambassador takes up this new role having previously been Director of...

Windsurfer dies at El Médano

Windsurfer dies at El Médano

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Carnival 2019: Los Gigantes and Los Cristianos Record Crowds

Carnival 2019: Los Gigantes and Los Cristianos Record Crowds

Updated 10 March: It’s already billed as the second biggest carnival in the world after Rio de Janeiro’s, but now, as Santa Cruz celebrates the final day of the city’s carnival, organizers say that yesterday’s Carnaval del Día had record crowds with over 400,000 people crowding the capital. There will be as many tonight, they expect, for the Fin de fiesta party in procession before culminating in the Plaza de La Candelaria to the side of the Plaza de España’s fountain outside the Cabildo. The attention of many, especially in the south, will now switch to Los Gigantes where carnival starts next Friday (programme HERE) and Los Cristianos starting on the 21st (programme HERE).

Photo: Atelier Sedomir

Updated 28 February: Santa Cruz now has its carnival queen for 2019! Last night’s gala had a record 19 candidates but the winner in the end was 22-year-old Priscila Medina Quintena representing Autoinsular Citroën in a Fantasía called La Nuit designed by La Victoria de Acentejo atelier Sedomir Rodríguez de la Sierra.

The designer workshop specialises in couture gowns for fiestas and weddings, and they could find their victory last night brings them no end of customers because one can easily imagine this fantasia on the red carpet being worn by Rihanna or Beyoncé rather than the traditional fantasia which is more like a magical mechanical masterpiece on wheels! (Click the image left to see full size). Priscila herself says that she’s still coming to terms with her win and doubts she’ll believe it until she sets foot, in her fantasia, on the streets of Santa Cruz in Friday evening’s opening parade.

Meanwhile, Los Gigantes, has announced that its own very popular carnival with the theme of the Olympian Gods will take place between 15 and 23 March and the programme is HERE.

Updated 27 February: For some, perhaps many, it’s the highlight of any carnival when the carnival queen is chosen, and tonight is the night in the Santa Cruz Carnaval. It’ll be live on La2 from 9.30pm, and with the ceremony over, Carnaval spills onto the streets of the capital. The opening parade is this Friday, 1 March, leaving the Plaza de la República Dominicana around 8pm and then proceeding via avenida Asuncionistas, Ramón y Cajal, Galcerán, Plaza de Weyler, Méndez Núñez, El Pilar, Villalba Hervás and La Marina, terminating in avenida Francisco La Roche. There’ll be a few sleepless nights in Santa Cruz over the next ten or so days!

Updated 23 February: Carnaval season is now in full swing. In Santa Cruz, the murga groups have competed and now the music and dancing groups have taken the stage and the carnival queens are being chosen: the young and mature queens have been chosen with the main Reina gala this coming Wednesday. After that, carnival will spill onto the streets of Santa Cruz for a full-blown party culminating in the burial of the sardine. In Puerto de la Cruz carnival is also underway with the carnival queen being chosen on Thursday coming. The full programmes are HERE for Santa Cruz and HERE for Puerto de la Cruz. Los Cristianos carnival starts on 21 March, and its programme is HERE.

Annual Los Abrigos Beer Festival

Annual Los Abrigos Beer Festival

It’s now a regular, and very successful, date in the Los Abrigos calendar since it started back in 2010, and this year’s Los Abrigos Beer Festival will be held on Saturday 24 August, as part of Granadilla’s Sansofé 2019. It will be held as usual in the Paseo Marítimo...

RFB Ballet de Moscú’s Swan Lake in Los Cristianos

RFB Ballet de Moscú’s Swan Lake in Los Cristianos

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Jadel in concert in El Médano this Friday

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

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

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

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

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 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

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...

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day in the Golf del Sur

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day in the Golf del Sur

The annual St Patrick’s Day celebrations of everything Irish by the Irish community in conjunction with San Miguel Ayuntamiento will take place on, of course, St. Patrick´s Day, Sunday 17 March. Organizers invite everyone to join them in the fantastic setting of Golf del Sur Club house for an evening of Irish food, music, dancing and culture.

Starting with a drinks reception at 7pm, the evening includes;
· 3 course meal (including wine)
· Display of traditional Irish dancing
· Poetry recital
· Live music by The Islanders
 
25€ per person / For tickets call 608 000 356
 
Céad míle Fáilte

Annual Los Abrigos Beer Festival

Annual Los Abrigos Beer Festival

It’s now a regular, and very successful, date in the Los Abrigos calendar since it started back in 2010, and this year’s Los Abrigos Beer Festival will be held on Saturday 24 August, as part of Granadilla’s Sansofé 2019. It will be held as usual in the Paseo Marítimo...

RFB Ballet de Moscú’s Swan Lake in Los Cristianos

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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...

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