The Instituto Volcanológico de Canarias (Involcan) says that European Volcanoes Night, this Friday, 30 September, will be an “eruption” of art, culture, music, gastronomy, school activities, geotourism, exhibitions and scientific debates. The event will bring the public together with vulcanologists so that they can ask questions of the experts in a relaxed and welcoming setting.

The event is dedicated to popularizing the discipline and making learning about volcanoes fun. Residents and tourists are welcome in Puerto de la Cruz this Friday for the Europe-wide event which will also be taking place elsewhere in Spain as well as in Hungary, Italy, France, Portugal, the UK and Cape Verde. There is more information on the official website

Involcan says that two items that might be of particular interest to an English-speaking audience will take place at the Timanfaya Theatre (C/ Las Damas 1, Puerto de la Cruz). First, from 6.45 to 7.30pm, there will be a short presentation and projection of a documentary film related to the last subaerial volcanic eruption in the Canary Islands (1971) “Teneguía, the friendly volcano” – the film will have English subtitles. This will be followed by a short question and answer session in which the audience will be invited to participate, and then, the second event immediately afterwards, a concert of the “David Goldsmith Youth Choir” which will finish at 8.15pm.

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