Las Burras de Güímar – a Witches’ Sabbath in Güímar

Photo: Asoc. Las Burras de Güímar. One particularly evocative event in the whole Carnaval season takes place in Güímar, where a modern twist on an old local legend is enacted on the day the sardine is buried. This year, that’s Friday, 10 March, and instead of the traditional drag-widows, wailing in black, Las Burras de Güímar are the witches who disguised themselves as donkey mares (burras) to infiltrate the public…

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Casting call for Jet2Holidays advert to be filmed next month in Playa Paraiso

Jet2holidays are looking for various extras for a new advert due to be filmed in Tenerife next month. The companies says that they will need various background extras (possibly 20) and three slim girls between 25 and 35 years old to be Jet2 reps. They will provide the uniforms, and although the rep parts are not speaking roles they involve slightly more work than the normal background extras. Filming will…

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RFB Ballet de Moscú’s Sleeping Beauty in Los Cristianos

It’s one of the most beautiful of ballets, visually stunning and highly entertaining with a simply gorgeous score, and now the RFB Ballet de Moscú is bringing Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty to the Auditorio Infanta Leonor in Los Cristianos. It will be staged at 8pm on Wednesday, 10 May, and tickets are now available online HERE at €38, or €20 for groups of more than 12 people.  

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Güímar and Arona dog fighting gang arrests part of nationwide National Police investigation

Updated 23 February: It transpires that the Güímar and Arona raids were part of a national operation in which over 200 dogs were rescued from conditions in which they were kept caged and drugged, and trained to fight to the death. Police say that one of those arrested in Tenerife was an Añaza man who was a major organizer of dog fights at a national level. Many of those arrested are now…

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Carnaval in Tenerife 2017 – Semana Grande in Tenerife next week

Updated 23 February: Judith López representing Fuente Alta was chosen as Reina del Carnaval at the main gala in Santa Cruz’ Recinto Ferial last night. She was wearing a fantasia called Madame Soleil designed by Jorge Gonzalez. Judith is now the carnival queen, and with her selection, the full party moves onto the streets for Semana Grande – the “big week” of the Santa Cruz Carnaval. During next week, many businesses throughout Tenerife will be operating partial hours, and banks may…

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Night at the museum …

Photo: Tenerife Cabildo. Real life copies art this Friday night, 24 February, as the series of Night at the Museum films is brought alive by the Casa Lercaro in La Laguna. This is the History and Anthropogy museum of the Museos de Tenerife group, and it’s a fascinating and beautiful building, tracing Tenerife’s human, cultural, technical and scientific past, all in the surroundings of an old manor house which was the original…

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Electricity cuts for maintenance in Los Cristianos & Playa de las Américas next week

Updated 22 February: Endesa and Arona Ayuntamiento have announced electricity cuts for maintenance works in Los Cristianos and Playa de las Américas on Thursday next week, 2 March, between 8am and 1pm. The areas affected are C/Finlandia (Los Cristianos) and C/Antonio Domínguez (Las Américas). Updated 11 January 2017: Monday, 16 January, 9-11 am – El Mojón, Ctra. El Mojón, C/ Zona El Mojón. Updated 10 November 2016: Friday, 11 November, 3-5.30pm – El Mojón, Ctra. El…

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Woman in serious condition after being knocked down on TF1 in early hours

A 38-year-old Ukrainian woman is in hospital with multiple injuries after being knocked down on the TF1 in the Adeje area around 2am last night. Emergency services say that they were called out with reports that the woman had been injured on the north-bound carriageway, and that she was transferred to Hospiten Sur where her situation is said to be serious.  The Guardia Civil is investigating the incident.

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Blevins Franks and Adeje FOCUS group post-Brexit presentation 22 February

Updated 22 February: One final reminder about this afternoon’s meeting in Adeje’s Cultural Centre about possibly the most important issue any of us is ever likely to face in our lives in Tenerife. Updated 20 February: I just want to remind everyone about this meeting on Wednesday afternoon because I think this is the single most important issue any of us are facing in terms of our life in Tenerife. The meeting…

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