Photo: Tenerife Cabildo. World-famous pianist Richard Clayderman will give a concert in the Santa Cruz Auditorio Adán Martín on 26 March, the Cabildo has announced. The concert is part of Clayderman’s Tour Romantique, and will include cinematic music and classic melodies, as well as a collection of pieces accompanied by violins, violas and cellos. The performance will start at 8.30pm, and tickets, costing between €33 and €70 can be bought online from the auditorium HERE, or by phone to 902 317 327, or in the auditorium box office between 10am and 3pm weekdays, and 10am and 2pm on Saturdays.READ MORE

Here is the full list of this year’s meteor showers, starting tonight with the Quadrantids. These often don’t seem to produce much of a spectacle, and particularly not for those who aren’t in the far north, but there’s a chance to see something tonight, and possibly tomorrow night too, between midnight and dawn. January 2-3 Quadrantids April 22-23 Lyrids May 5-6 Eta Aquarids July 28-29 Delta Aquarids August 12-13 Perseids October 7-8 Draconids October 20-22 Orionids (very wide window either side) November 4-5 Taurids November 17-18 Leonids December 13-14 Geminids December 23-24 Ursids There is much more information about meteor showers in general and these inREAD MORE

Puerto de la Cruz Ayuntamiento has announced a temporary cut in drinking water supplies tomorrow, 3 January, from 8am. The cut is for repairs and improvements to be made in the general supply network, and will affect C/. Pérez Zamora (between C/. Doctor Ingram and C/. Cupido). The council hopes that works will be completed within ten hours, and so that water will be back on by 6pm. The council apologises for any inconvenience these works will cause.  READ MORE

Updated 2 January 2017; The 33rd Festival de Música de Canarias starts this Saturday, 7 January, and will be held throughout the Canaries until 5 February. FIMC is organized by the Canarian Government in collaboration with the island Cabildos and sponsors, and in Tenerife, concerts will be performed all over the island: in Santa Cruz there will be performances in the Auditorio de Tenerife Adán Martín and the Teatro Guimerá, and outside the capital in Teatro Leal in La Laguna, the Auditorio Infanta Leonor in Los Cristianos, the Teatro Timanfaya in Puerto de la Cruz, and in the La Orotava and El Tanque Auditorios. The whole programme isREAD MORE

The Cabildo has announced an arts and crafts fair for Reyes which will be held from today until 5 January in both the Plaza del Príncipe in Santa Cruz and the Plaza del Adelantado in La Laguna. Both venues for the fair will be open between 11am and 10pm each day and will count on some 79 artisans’ stalls – 48 in Santa Cruz and 31 in La Laguna. Evidently, this is a chance for those celebrating Reyes on 6 January to do some last minute gift shopping, but for those who just like traditional Canarian arts and crafts for their own sake, it’s a gift in its ownREAD MORE

Updated 2 January 2017: At the beginning of August, I posted that the Canaries held the dubious honour of being in second place nationally for drownings with 43. Of those, 11 were in Tenerife. At some points in the year, the figures were running at double those of 2015, but in the final analysis, 21 died by drowning in Tenerife’s waters in 2016. The figures for the Canaries as a whole, released by the water safety campaign Canarias, 1.500 Km de costa, show that 72 people drowned in these waters last year, up 16% on 2015, the last death being that of a tourist in La Gomera’s ValleREAD MORE