Adeje Ayuntamiento says that the local art collective “Creative Adeje Women” is inviting submissions for this year’s exhibition to emphasise the importance of women in the art world. The council says that this is the 6th consecutive year for this initiative from the collective, which was founded and organised by the council through the department of equality (under councillor Carmen Lucía Rodríguez del Toro). “Historically the role of women in the art world, as in many others, was ignored or undervalued”, says Rodríguez del Toro. “During the evolution of our society too often the contribution of women has been set aside to the detriment of equality.READ MORE

Updated 10 February: Sadly, Arona Ayuntamiento has confirmed, in the end, the sandcastle builders couldn’t do it, but it was a brave attempt. The council says that it doesn’t have a firm figure for the number of sandcastles that were built because of the Guinness system of measuring and approving, but it was a close thing. I’m grateful to Tracey Myers for these photos of the event. Original post 8 February: Arona Ayuntamiento says that there will be an attempt at the Guinness World Record for the number of sandcastles on a beach at Playa de Las Vistas tomorrow Thursday, 9 February, between 5 and 6pm. TheREAD MORE