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Friday, November 11, 2016

Ten local dishes to try on Tenerife and other stories

The famous, salty, papas arrugadas Canarian wrinkly potatoes.

Ten local dishes to try on Tenerife
... if it’s authentic dining experiences which get your juices flowing, it’s easy to tuck into and tick off the most popular Canarian dishes anywhere on the island where there are traditional restaurants… which is most of it. Here are ten traditional Canarian dishes to look out for.

La Laguna Soul and Funk Night
La Laguna will host a night of soul and funk with Twinyi, Ricca, Ni Funk ni Funk and Esteban Pérez, and Amy Lives, a recreation of Amy Winehouse’s music with members of her original band. The Funk&Soul Night is at 7pm on Saturday, 19 November, in the Plaza del Cristo.

London Community Gospel Choir concert in Los Cristianos auditorium 16 December
If you like gospel music, then a concert on Friday, 16 December, at 9pm in the Auditorio Infanta Leonor in Los Cristianos by the London Community Gospel Choir is not to be missed. The choir was formed in 1982 by Reverend Bazil Meade, known as the father of British gospel music, and is now in its third decade, having performed with some of the biggest show business names including George Michael, Jessye Norman, Sting, Elton John, Diana Ross, Paul McCartney, Celine Dion and Tina Turner.

Mercado de Artesanía de Icod de los Vinos 2016
Crafts market in the streets San Sebastián and San Agustín in Icod de los Vinos, is sheduled to be taking place this weekend on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th November.

Filming in the Canary Islands
The islands have some of the greatest commercial hits of recent years to their credit including Clash of the Titans which was shot in Tenerife and the gripping car chases of Fast and Furious 6 ... Prominent TV productions have included the dystopian anthology drama Black Mirror and the BBC's Doctor Who, which used landscapes on Tenerife as stand-ins for the moon.

Spray it again, Fran
YOU know what it’s like with painting – there are always those last bits of tricky corners and edges to finish off. And Francisco Prainz  knows better than most. The artist began his seascape mural at Rincon del Puerto, Los Cristianos in June 2015, and he has just returned to add the final touches. What a wonderful transformation! The old, grey, concrete walkway between the two beaches is now a real head-turner, with its depiction of Tenerife sights like Masca, Los Gigantes, whales, and turtles.

Ben bags bronze in Tenerife marathon
BRIDPORT Runner Ben Renshaw finished 3rd in Sunday’s III Internacional Maratón Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Ben crossed the finish line in a time of 2 hours 57 minutes 7 seconds behind winner Miguel Angel Vaquero Agama and runner-up Alejandro García Torres.

Hard Rock to boost 18-34s in Tenerife
Palladium Hotel Group has said the opening of its new Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife property will enable the company to bring a younger client base to the Canary Island.

Tenerife casinos to be released to private sector investment
An appraisal report for three casinos on Spain‘s Canary Island of Tenerife has been received by the President of the Council of Tenerife, Carlos Alonso who said that the report will soon be made public and available to investors so that the properties can begin accepting bids.

Tenerife sees 20% boost in Brit visitors
Tenerife has reported a 20% growth in the number of UK visitors it has received this year to date.

A Galaxy Of Sport And Science In Tenerife
Sleepy little Playa San Juan was having an out of body experience when I called by on Saturday morning as the Tenerife International Water Ski Racing tournament was getting underway. The small harbour adjoining the gently shelving beach had a bizarre mix of huge throbbing speed boats, small training yachts, and paint peeling old fishing boats.

Unlike so many journalists writing about the resorts, Pamela has not only actually been to Tenerife, she lived on the island for 16 years, for the majority of that time in a rural valley immersed in the local culture in a way that few outsiders have been privileged to do and gaining a wealth of knowledge about the island, its people, their customs, fiestas and celebrations that she is now able to share via this site. Fluent in Spanish, she also translated and reported for the various English-language newspapers.
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