Ever since coming to live here on Lanzarote seven years ago we have been delighted at the range of arts events we are able to attend at venues that all somehow have their own character. We are always how surprised at how reasonable ticket prices are and at how many ´free´ events are supported by the Cabidlo government. We always look forward to receiving their press advance notices at the end of each month as they tell us what we have to look forward to over the following few weeks. The November press releases is always a biut of a bumper bundle as it contains lots of details about special Christmas events as well as the ususal array of presentations form all across the arts.

This year, the Cabildo seemed to have left a huge box of Christmas crackers in our e mail box which we are delighted to pass on to you on these pages here. Don´t forget, though, that my boss and editor Miguel and his team will be carrying news throughout Lanzarote information of lights being switched, carols being sung and of visits by three kings and their camels , so I´d best get on with it. After all, its nearly Christmas and I have ´miles to go before I sleep´, even though here on Lanzaorte we don´t do much ´stopping by woods on a snowy evening.´

Whether you like to look at visual arts, be they paintings or scuptings, there are forthcoming events you might be interested. There are literary conferences and talks and creative writing events, too, and even poetry recitals. There are comedy stand-ups and theatre productions and of, course, there are all sorts of music to listen to: group Christmas carol chorals, singer-songwrite solistsr and timple ensembles.

“Oscura” is an audio-visual project created by Iván Vilella and inspired by the exhibition “Sincretismo” by the artist Rigoberto Camacho that was exhibited in 2020 at the CIC El Almacén. It is an artistic proposal of symbiosis that moves between the sound installation and the subtle visual stimulus, to highlight and combine some of the scopes of anthropological syncretism: the cultural mixture and the native influence, as critical vectors of rupture with the current and paradigmatic homogeneous spaces of globalization. We are proposed to make an immersive experience through soundscapes that accentuate the value of absence, shadow, the recondite or impurity, where blackness and darkness are configured as a vindication of sublime beauty.

IVÁN VILELLA

 “Oscura” 

Sala El Patio – CIC El Almacén

Until December 18, 2021 All audiences Admission: free, until full capacity (limited according to regulations and Covid19 measures) Schedules: Monday to Friday, from 10.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m.; Saturdays, from 10.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.; Closed on Sundays and holidays. Organised by: Cultura Lanzarote – Cabildo de Lanzarote

In 1998, Teresa Correa, carrying out a photographic documentation work with archaeological remains of the Canarian Museum, is in front of a skull of a woman of North African origin that has the same bone structure as hers. The skull 1383, baptized by the Gran Canarian artist as “Mother”, will be a fundamental turning point that will motivate a personal process of anthropological research and artistic reflection that will lead her not only to rethink the unique and hegemonic look that evaluates and excludes women from the cultural and social construct that surrounds them, but also to reformulate the concepts of identity,  time or memory, in the form of a dialogue that visually transits between visible (revealed) and invisible (undisclosed) reality. The conference on this subject matter (see the details below) should be well worth attending-

TERESA CORREA

 “Madre” 

Sala El Aljibe – CIC El Almacén 

Until January 22, 2022 All audiences Admission: free, until full capacity (limited according to Regulations and Covid19 measures) Schedules: Monday to Friday, from 10.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m.; Saturdays, from 10.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.; Closed on Sundays and holidays. Organised by: Cultura Lanzarote – Cabildo de Lanzarote

Visitas guiadas a la exposición con Estefanía Camejo: 

Martes 14 de diciembre a las 18:00 h

Martes 21 de diciembre a las 18:00 h

Sábado 8 de enero a las 12:00 h.

Karina Beltrán’s curious and intuitive gaze makes photography the ideal means of expression with which to explore her nomadic existence. Through a compulsive methodology based on the referential, the artist forms a cartography of interior fragments, objects, lights and atmospheres. Beltrán turns his visual work into a search for the eternal, into a form of melancholic and existential expression that gives body to a poetics of fragmentation. The final result is a great puzzle composed of metaphors of itself, a universe of the everyday and the small, of the ephemeral and the unforeseen, in which to find the only thing that can save us: beauty. You can wander through her new exhibition yourself and/or book a guided tour by following the details below.

KARINA BELTRÁN

 “Los ojos adentro” 

Sala El Cubo – CIC El Almacén 

From October 22 to January 22, 2022 

All audiences Admission: free, until full capacity (limited according to Regulations and Covid19 measures) 

Schedules: Monday to Friday, from 10.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m.; Saturdays, from 10.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.; 

Closed on Sundays and holidays. Organised by: Cultura Lanzarote – Cabildo de Lanzarote

Guided visits to the exhibition with Estefanía Camejo: Tuesday, December 14 at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 21 at 6:00 p.m. Saturday, January 8 at 12:00 p.m.  Presentation of the artist’s book: of the exhibition, on Tuesday, January 11, at 7:30 p.m. CIC Cinema Room El Almacén The entrance to the guided tours and parallel activities is free, but with limited capacity, so it is necessary to reserve a place. To do this, they must call 928 831 507, from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., providing the full name, ID, NIF or NIE, telephone and email. Application of safety and hygiene measures according to current COVID-19 regulations.

Taking as an inspiring reference the literary universe of the texts of the European travelers who visited the Canary Islands in the nineteenth century, such as the British writer Olivia Stone, the creator Guacimara Hernández offers us the possibility of immersing ourselves in an exercise of anthropological and cultural reflection through an artistic installation and several specific informative actions with the aim of activating and reformulating interpretative readings on the foreign gaze,  posing situations for interpretation and dialogue around concepts such as the island territory, the travel experience, otherness, identity or tourism.

GUACIMARA HERNÁNDEZ

 “Identity and travelers” 

La Salita – CIC El Almacén Arrecife, Lanzarote

From October 22 to January 22, 2022 

All audiences Admission: free, until full capacity (limited according to regulations and covid19 measures) Schedules: Monday to Friday, from 10.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m.; Saturdays, from 10.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.; Closed on Sundays and holidays. Organised by: Cultura Lanzarote – Cabildo de Lanzarote

Guided visits to the exhibition with Estefanía Camejo: 

Tuesday, December 14 at 6:00 p.m. 

Tuesday, December 21 at 6:00 p.m. 

Saturday, January 8 at 12:00 p.m.  

“Traces of Canarian women in the books of the European travellers of the XXI century”: by Teresa González Pérez, is a talk being held on

Tuesday, December 14, at 7:30 p.m., in the Buñuel Cinema Room of the CIC El Almacén.  

Presentation of the catalogue of the exhibition: 

Tuesday, December 28, at 7:30 p.m. 

Sala Cine Buñuel CIC El Almacén 

The entrance to the guided tours and parallel activities is free, but with limited capacity, so it is necessary to reserve a place. To do this, they must call 928 831 507, from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., providing the full name, ID, NIF or NIE, telephone and email. Application of safety and hygiene measures according to current COVID-19 regulations.

Those who are interest not only in writers but also on the creative process of writing might also like see another interesting exhibition project vurated by curated by Adonay Bermúdez, is an artistic proposal that explores the machismo entrenched in society and, specifically, in sport, through plastic and visual works of public denunciation that seek and expose feminist formulas that show situations of inequality in different sports contexts. In this way, we stumble upon readings that dialogue about the lack of voice of women in football (Carmela García), hatred and violence towards women athletes in social networks (Acaymo S. Cuesta), the relationships between women, sport and motherhood (Noelia Villena), the links between women and football (Sara GDM) or the prevailing dominance of men in sport (Manuel Antonio Domínguez).

ÁNGEL GUERRA, 

UN ESCRITOR DE LANZAROTE 

Curated by Zebensuí Rodríguez and Pepe Betancort 

Convento de Santo Domingo – Teguise 

Until March 20, 2022 

All audiences Admission: free, until full capacity (limited according to Regulations and Covid19 measures) 

Schedules: 

Sunday to Friday from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm; 

Saturdays and holidays closed. 

Organised by: Cultura Lanzarote – Cabildo de Lanzarote Collaborates: Teguise City Council

Carmela García, Noelia Villean. Acaymo S. Cuesta, Sara GDM y Antonio Manuel Domínguez 

FUERA DE JUEGO

Comisariada por Adonay Bermúdez

Until May 27, 2022 All audiences Admission: free, until full capacity (limited according to regulations and measures Covid19) 

Organizes: Culture Lanzarote – Cabildo de Lanzarote Collaborate: Pancho Lasso School of Art and City Councils of Tías and Haría Art Room “La Ermita” de Tías From November 30 to January 28, 2022 Schedules: 

 From 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. (Monday to Friday). 

Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, closed 

Art Room “El Aljibe” of Haría From February 1 to April 2, 2022 Schedules: 

From 10.00 to 13.00 h. (Monday to Saturday). 

Sundays and holidays, closed 

School of Art “Pancho Lasso” of Arrecife From April 5 to May 27, 2022 

Schedules: 

From 10.00 to 20.00 h. (Monday to Friday). Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, closed

Our first visit to a live music event will come early in the month when we go to hear Neil Moliner. His last tour in 2019, of more than 40 dates throughout Spain, sold out most venues, including the Joy Eslava room in Madrid and Barts in Barcelona, both sold out. In 2020 he won the Revelation Artist award for Los40 Music Awards, an award that confirms the promising future of Niel Moliner with upcoming musical developments. With his new ´zero tour´ he has already sold more than 15,000 tickets and travels through the main cities of Spain.

NIL MOLINER 

Teatro Víctor Fernández Gopar “El Salinero”

Jueves 2 diciembre

20.00 h

90’

Todos los públicos

Entradas: 22 €

Comprar entradas: www.culturalanzarote.com 

Organiza: Cultura Lanzarote – Cabildo de Lanzarote, 

Preventos Media

Because I took part in so many poetry slams in the UK and also recited my own published poetry in the formal surroundings of places like Blackburn Cathedral I am looking forward immensely to “Saramago en compañía” is a poetic recital by José Luis Gómez, actor, stage director and member of the Royal Spanish Academy of Language, in honour and memory of the unforgettable José Saramago, Nobel Prize in Literature in 1998, thus becoming the first Portuguese-language writer to win this award and who chose the island of Lanzarote as a place to live the last years of his existence.  We  have toured what was Joe´s home and is now gloriously retained as a museum in Tias, and have sent some of his books to our son in Soth KLorea who fisrt recommended his work to us. On this occasion his poems will be accompanied by those of other Nobel laureates of the twentieth century, with whom he shared civic commitment, ability to give expression to the problems of his time, solidarity with the weak and pulse to capture the continuous heartbeat of life.  Cabildo Insular and Tías honour his memory.

Recital by JOSÉ LUIS GÓMEZ 

Centenario José Saramago (1922-2022) 

Teatro de Tías

Sábado 4 diciembre

20.00 h

60’

Todos los públicos

Entradas: 10 €

Comprar entradas: www.culturalanzarote.com 

Organiza: Cultura Lanzarote – Cabildo de Lanzarote, Ayuntamiento de Tías, Fundación José Saramago 

For more light-hearted spoken word entertainment you might prefer the effusive, different, direct, unique, this is the new show by Kike Pérez. A show where he gives his most delirious version full of moments in the purest “Kike” style. At a time when we have reduced smiles to winks with our eyes; without glitter, without great artifice, we have Kike Pérez back on stage. Of course, you don´t have to decide either/or: poets and comedians are no strangers to each other.

KIKE PÉREZ

“¡Kike!”

Teatro Víctor Fernández Gopar “El Salinero”

Viernes 10 diciembre

20.00 h

80’

Todos los públicos

Entradas: 15 €

Comprar entradas: www.culturalanzarote.com 

Organiza: Cultura Lanzarote – Cabildo de Lanzarote

If you do tend towards the reflective however,  you will probably enjoy what should be a fasdcinating conference about “WOMAN, ARCHAEOLOGY AND ART IN THE CANARY ISLANDS” 

Based on the experience, publications and contributions of different professors and researchers around archaeological pieces of aboriginal women, this day seeks to articulate a process of reflection, debate and awareness of the need to seek and dynamize peripheral stories,  anthropological, archaeological and artistic from the gender perspective around themes such as the control of bodies, female cycles, care and maintenance tasks, women of clay and bone, violence, the transmission of lineage, maternal inheritance or the gaze of the other (the conqueror and the colonizer).  Recipients: Preferably, people linked to History, Archaeology, Anthropology, Art History, Humanities and Social Sciences or Plastic and Visual Arts. Speakers include Verónica Alberto, Alejandra Calderón, Esther Chávez, Mª Cristo González, Teresa Delgado, Amelia Rodríguez and Javier Velasco

Co- ordinated by Teresa Correa Cine Buñuel – CIC El Almacén

Saturday 11 December From 11.00 to 14.00 and from 17.00 to 20.00 h 6 hours 

All public Admission: free, with prior reservation Reservation tickets: through the phone 928 831 507, providing full name, email, telephone and ID. Places are limited and will be confirmed through the email provided. Application of safety and hygiene measures according to current COVID-19 regulations. Organizers: Teresa Correa Collaborate: Culture Lanzarote – Cabildo de Lanzarote, Government of the Canary Islands, ULL, ULPGC, ProRed, Tibicena (Archaeology and landscape) and Canary Islands Museum

Anyone who has ever read these pages before might well know how much I love the sound of the timple, the small ukulele-like instrument that is indigenous to Lanzarote. I have often reported here on solo concerts, or timple group performance, and a few wee weeks ago on a stunning timple and guitar duo. You might imagin, then how excited I am at the prospect of hearing  TIMPLES@2021- Twenty years after the premiere of Timples@2000 Benito Cabrera and Domingo Rodríguez ‘El Colorao’ share the stage again, this time with Germán López, Yone Rodríguez and Althay Páez. A commitment to bring up to date music and Popular Canarian culture. Tradition and contemporaneity go hand in hand again with the timple as a vehicle, a direct witness of the transit of our roots in these first years of the new millennium. The themes, meticulously chosen, have been arranged for the occasion by Manuel Bonino, Carlos Vega, Yul Ballesteros and José Brito.

Teatro Víctor Fernández Gopar “El Salinero”

Sábado 11 diciembre

20.00 h

90’

Todos los públicos

Entradas: 20 €

Comprar entradas: www.culturalanzarote.com 

Organiza: Cultura Lanzarote – Cabildo de Lanzarote

Within the context of the exhibition “Identity and travelers” by Guacimara Hernández in El Almacén is framed this talk that will be given by the professor of the University of La Laguna Teresa Gonzalez Pérez and that will deal with the traces of Canarian women in the travel literature of European writers who visited the Islands in the nineteenth century,  with special attention to the writer Olivia Stone and her look at the natural and human landscape of Lanzarote, as well as the women she met during her stay at Cabildo de Lanzarote.

“TRACES OF CANARIAN WOMEN IN THE BOOKS OF EUROPEAN TRAVELERS OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY” 

By Teresa González Pérez 

Cine Buñuel – CIC El Almacén

Tuesday 14 December 19.30 

h 90′ 

All audiences Entrance: free, with prior reservation Reservation tickets: through the phone 928 831 507, providing full name, email, telephone and ID. Places are limited and will be confirmed through the email provided. Application of safety and hygiene measures according to current COVID-19 regulations. Organizers: Teresa Correa Collaborate: Cultura Lanzarote – 

photo 4 YA NO TE QUIERO is a project led by Fernando Robayna that ventures into different genres and styles, with lyrics and sounds extracted from pop culture. Based in Lanzarote, on bass is Mame Hernández, José M. Pérez on drums and keyboards Javier Santiago. La casa del amor, Otra maldita canción or 10 min., are some of the songs that appear on his Spotify/Youtube channel

YA NO TE QUIERO

CIC El Almacén

Friday 17 December 20.00 

h 50′ All audience Tickets: 10 € Buy tickets: www.culturalanzarote.com

Organizes: Cultura Lanzarote – Cabildo de Lanzarote

The journey of Los Sabandeños has been characterized by the rescue and rise, both of the music, culture and Canarian tradition, as well as of the countries and territories historically and socially related to our land. And Christmas is no less. On these special dates of the year we propose the combination of carols and pieces of the ancient tradition of the islands with the rhythms and melodies of Latin America, countries with which we identify and strengthen ties. In this way, we not only want to maintain the traditional carols but we want to bring Christmas closer from the different cultures and territories of Spanish speaking.

Therefore, our proposal for this magical and special time of the year is the combination between carols and ancestral pieces of the Islands and the traditional rhythms and melodies of countries with which we keep close union such as Latin Americans. With this, apart from preserving and publicizing carols not so heard currently in the Canary Islands, we intend to show the different ways of living Christmas in the different cultures and territories of Castilian speaking.

LOS SABANDEÑOS Los Sabandeños sing Christmas 

Jameos del Agua 

Friday 18 December 20.00 

h 75′ All audience 

Tickets: 18 € Buy tickets: www.culturalanzarote.com 

Within the context of the exhibition of the audiovisual work “Unpublished Materials” by Alby Alamo (Las Palmas, 1977), we are proposed not only a projection of the aforementioned piece of video art, but also a meeting between the aforementioned visual artist and the plastic artist Francisco Castro Ferrer (Francho) in order to get closer and know the ins and outs,  the problems, challenges and artistic processes faced by this creator from Gran Canaria, resident in Berlin, when executing this project that addresses aspects such as performance, sustainability and tourism in the space work of César Manrique and that was carried out during the confinement decreed in the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic on the island. This work has the musical and sound collaboration of the artist Resonance (Javier Pérez Rodríguez).

 “MATERIALES INÉDITOS”

Conversación Alby Álamo + Francisco Castro (Francho)

Cine Buñuel – CIC El Almacén 

Monday 27 December 19.30 

h 60′ 

All audiences Entrance: free, with prior reservation Reservation tickets: through the phone 928 831 507, providing full name, email, telephone and ID. Places are limited and will be confirmed through the email provided. Application of safety and hygiene measures according to current COVID-19 regulations. Organised by: Cultura Lanzarote – Cabildo de Lanzarote

Yo, Mussolini is a provocative and fun play, conceived and performed by Leo Bassi, designed to generate optimism and give the audience that leaves the theater the desire to resist, or better: laugh! With intelligence to intolerance, mixing joke and provocation with a deep reflection on political manipulation, he proposes laughter and positive thinking as an antidote to fascism.

LEO BASSI “Yo, Mussolini” 

Teatro Víctor Fernández Gopar “El Salinero” 

Friday 14 January 20.00

h 75′ + 13 years 

Tickets: 10 € Buy tickets: www.culturalanzarote.com 

Organised by: Cultura Lanzarote – Cabildo de Lanzarote 

Who or what is sculpture? The juggler or the artifact created? What is stability? What is the limit? These questions lead to the search for the most difficult yet, from the perfect balance to the architecture of juggling, the harmony between all the elements: pots, spoons, ropes, balls.   In Oyun (from the Turkish game) everything revolves around pots and other everyday elements and as he builds an artifact in balance, the juggler creates space, drawing the air, and above all playing and defying gravity. This show is the result of years of research and experimentation whose inspiration has come mainly from the different artistic disciplines: sculpture, drawing, visual poetry, photography, architecture, music, painting, theater, circus …  Oyun has toured many stages in various countries: Turkey, Holland, Portugal, Spain… It is a unique and innovative show for all audiences that combines humor, originality, rhythm and refined juggling technique that will certainly not leave the viewer indifferent.

OYUN

Compañía El Fedito

Teatro Víctor Fernández Gopar “El Salinero”

Sábado 15 enero

18.00 h

50’

Todos los públicos

Entradas: 8 €

Comprar entradas: www.culturalanzarote.com

The Romí International Flamenco Festival brings together, for the first time in Lanzarote, an authentic cast of legends in the show Ensamble Vientos Flamencos. A first-class show in which some of the most revolutionary figures in the history of flamenco participate.  Jorge Pardo (sax and flute), Carles Benavent (electric bass) and Tino di Giraldo on drums, who will show that flamenco jazz in which they were pioneers. There will be the guitars of Juan Carmona “El Camborio” and Josemi Carmona, key figures of the band “Ketama”. To the percussion, the master of the Bandolero drawer. Saray Muñoz, daughter of Tina (Las Grecas), currently the titular cantaora of the National Ballet of Spain, will show the enormous quality of her voice together with Montse Cortés, known as ‘La perla de La Mina’, the most requested voice for the dance and key piece.

ENSEMBLE VIENTOS FLAMENCOS Festival Internacional Flamenco Romaní Teatro Víctor Fernández Gopar “El Salinero” 

Thursday 20 January 20.00 

h 120′ All audiences Tickets: 20 € – 25 € 

Buy tickets: www.culturalanzarote.com

Organized by: Cultura Lanzarote – Cabildo de Lanzarote and Asociación de Mujeres Gitanas Romi Camela Nakerar A constellation of flamenco stars in Lanzarote. 

The singer and composer Belén A. Doreste, gives new shape to her new project, Lajalada, a more electronic adventure than the previous musical experience (Bel Bee Bee), with passages and songs written in English and Spanish.  After having stepped on different stages and devirgar, reinvent and rethink certain themes, in 2021 they present the first album: “DMÑNNS” (demañananosé), a creative work that without many resources tries to open 360º, take care of the sound plane, the aesthetic plane, and the visual journey that will accompany the presentation of each of the 10 tracks that make up the album.  For the live show, Belén is accompanied by Ner Suárez, Octavio Limiñana, Alberto Rodríguez and Francisco Navarro.

LAJALADA

CIC El Almacén

Sábado 22 enero

20.30 h

70’

Todos los públicos

Entradas: 10 €

Comprar entradas: www.culturalanzarote.com

Organizers: Cultura Lanzarote – Cabildo de Lanzarote 

We hope we might bump into some of you at these events. Rest assured there will be plenty of reviews on these pages over the next few weeks.

Meanwhile, if you fancy a visit to the cinema or some of the bars and restuarants presenting live music then keep your eye on the what´s on pages of Lazarote Information compiled by Miguel and his team.

For any further information regarding availabity or booking details type in culturalannzarote into your search engine to enter the Cabildo website.