Spectacular ‘Children of the 80’s’ night out at the Hard Rock Hotel with Kym Mazelle

As well as beautiful beaches, amazing weather and a stunning natural landscape, Tenerife also has an excellent nightlife scene with plenty of parties across the island. One party that is always guaranteed to please the crowds though is the spectacular Children of the 80’s show, a monthly event at the stunning Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife in the south of the island. The hotel opened last year and has proven to be hugely popular with it’s super cool music vibe, great location, excellent facilities and awesome events.

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Tenerife Magazine was invited to attend the Children of the 80’s show last Saturday which we were very excited about. We had heard very good things about this event so we were definitely looking forward to going ourselves, to see if it lived up to the hype. We can say for sure that if you decide to go to one of these nights at the Hard Rock Hotel you will not be disappointed!

There was an amazing atmosphere with a huge crowd, a massive stage with brilliant dancers, bright colourful lights and 80’s style decoration, streamers and confetti, and CO2 cannons blasting out smoke which looked super cool!

To kick off the night there was the talented DJ trio Dream Team Reload who played a huge selection of classic club and dance tunes such as Madonna, Michael Jackson and Bon Jovi. The crowd went wild for almost every song with lots of dancing, hands in the air and smiles on everyone’s faces. There were so many well known artists being played, that the hours quickly passed, with everyone having a great time.

Once the main act of the night, Kym Mazelle arrived onstage, you might have thought everyone would be tired after all that dancing, but definitely not! They were all ready for the 1st Lady of House Music and two time, Grammy nominated artist to start belting out classic songs such as Young Hearts Run Free. Kym didn’t disappoint and put on an amazing show, to end another awesome Children of the 80’s night on a massive high! Everyone is now looking forward to the next event on Saturday 8th April. Kym Mazelle has set the bar high and will be a hard act to follow!


International Environmental Film Festival May 2016


FICMEC presents its eighteenth edition

The event will take place from 24 to 30 may in Garachico

15th the eighth edition of the International Festival of environmental film of Canary, Ficmec, was presented today in the noble Hall of the Cabildo Insular de Tenerife.

It will take place from 24 to 30 may, in the surroundings of the roundabout in San Francisco and in the old convent of the same name, in the municipality of Garachico. Note that the slogan of the poster for this year is ‘Time to think’, the work of designer Adán Navarro.

José Luis Rivero framed insular Corporation support for the cinematographic event in Tenerife 2030 project, and highlighted three key points in it: on the one hand, Garachico as a model of cultural management that leads to the development of its citizens; creativity as a leading factor of sustainability; and third, such creativity as important pillar to improve the quality of life of the people.

For his part, the director of the Festival, David Baute, highlighted the increase in the number of days of celebration, which are five to seven, as well as the realization of a novel activity, the ‘Ecocrea’ event, which is aimed at students, who will elaborate different parts with recycled material in their reference centres.

Within the programming of this new edition of the Festival will be held, also, a Conference on Volcanism, “Vulcanalia”, which will be coordinated by the Chair of geology Telesforo Bravo of the University of La Laguna, on 24 and 25 May. They will have a comprehensive film programming, lectures and workshops given by international experts; as well as different parallel activities such as geological areas of volcanological interest-guided tours.

The Mayor of Garachico, Heriberto González, thanked the support of the public and private institutions in the celebration of the Festival, and said that “it has been a salutary lesson for the revitalization of the economy of the municipality. Therefore, the commitment to culture is a success”. Announced, also, that “City Hall is working on three pillars from the environmental point of view: the adaptation of infrastructure, training and tax Ordinances”, and stressed “the leading role our neighbours playing in this event”.

The jury of this year will be composed by Mónica Fernández-Aceytuno, dissemination of nature in press; Ignacio Carballo, director of the festival de Cine de Gijón and

member of the Uruguayan Academy of letters, arts and Sciences; and snow King, Manager of corporate communications at Ecoembes.

The International Festival of environmental film of the Canary Islands has the sponsorship of the Cabildo de Tenerife, del Gobierno de Canarias, Foundation CajaCanarias, La Caixa Foundation, and cable car of the Teide.

Thus, the Foundation CajaCanarias, Alberto Delgado, President stressed the commitment of the Council for culture, and said that “this year has made an important effort”. The director of the center of institutions of the Fundación La Caixa, Fragoso Antonio, described the Festival as an international event “that linked well with the line of our Foundation of preserving the defence of the natural environment, as well as the dissemination of the culture and the science”. And to the director general of ropeway of the Teide, Ignacio Sabaté, “is admirable commitment of the municipality of Garachico, in the direction of the festival and his team”.

The bases to introduce films, which opened in mid-January, are available on the website ficmec.es.



Cecilia Navarro, The Queen of Tenerife Carnival 2016

She won the sceptre with its Fantasy “White sand desert”.

Cecilia Navarro, won the title of the Queen of the Carnival of Tenerife 2016 last night. The suit was created by designer Daniel Pages.

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Gala Election of the Carnival Queen was devoted to the theme chosen this year, – the 80’s. One of the highlights of the act was the interpretation of different songs from the golden decade of pop music by members of the carnival groups of Tenerife.

Following the coronation of the Gala Queen yesterday, the party hits the streets tomorrow, Friday the 5th of February. After the tour, the festival begins in the streets of the city, with the music in different scenarios across the centre of the capital and the local bars, full of dressed up people ready to have a wonderful time to the sound of the music.

Other essential dates are first Carnival Day (Sunday, February 7), the Gran Coso Apotheosis (Tuesday, 9), the Burial of the Sardine (Wednesday 10), and the second Carnival Day (Saturday 13).

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Christmas and New Year message from Carlos Alonso, the President of the Cabildo Insular de Tenerife 

Santa Cruz de Tenerife, December 16, 2015


Christmas isn’t Christmas without a star or a bright light that shines. Every year, around this time, the Star of Bethlehem guides the way that each of us chooses to follow. If we stray off the path, either we stop or go back a few steps – no one will do it for us. Sometimes the light is hidden behind thick clouds, the night turns dark, the road becomes more difficult and we risk falling. But when the sky clears up, the glow becomes even brighter and everything looks much clearer.

In the Cabildo, the clouds over the years have made us tread more carefully: we have had to hold on tight so as not to fall and everyone has pitched in to push forward many projects. It has been a period of economic hardship for many families and for this public administration. Fortunately, we are beginning to see the starry sky again and the way ahead is becoming easier.

In 2016 the Tenerife Government will have the necessary funds to advance steadily. We can invest in people’s needs, promote job creation and undertake major improvements to our roads.

But undoubtedly the most exciting project of this New Year is the one that has to do with the training and preparation of our young people. Tenerife 2030 offers our children the shining stars they need so that each year they will find their way without fear of the dark. Empowering them with the tools of knowledge, it will enable them to face the future without stumbling.

Keeping any eye on those who are our future means not losing sight of our primary responsibility.

May the spirit of Christmas always shine brightly and may the sum of our good intentions become an inspirational light to guide us into the New Year.



Carlos Alonso


Tenerife Government


State Visit will celebrate close royal and historic ties between the United Kingdom and Spain, says British Ambassador Simon Manley

The British Ambassador to Spain, Simon Manley, has welcomed the announcement of a State Visit to the United Kingdom from the 8th to the 10th of March 2016.

“The British government is delighted that Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain have accepted the invitation from Her Majesty The Queen,” said Mr Manley.

“This State Visit will celebrate not only the long and deep royal and historic ties between our two countries, but also our strong relationship as partners in the European Union, NATO and United Nations.  We enjoy close connections in terms of culture, trade, investment, security and defence. This is an opportunity to celebrate and deepen those links.”

This is the first State Visit by King Felipe and Queen Letizia to the UK. They will stay at Windsor Castle. The programme will be announced in due course.

The last State Visit was when King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia visited in 1986.  HM Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh returned with a State Visit to Spain in 1988.

Since then the Spanish and British royal families have paid a number of formal visits to each other’s countries. In 2002, King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia attended the annual Order of the Garter Ceremony at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, including a dinner at Windsor Castle given by The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh.

In 2011, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall paid a three-day official visit to Spain that was hosted by Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia. A few weeks later Queen Sofia, Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia attended the wedding in London of Prince William to Catherine Middleton.

The British and Spanish Royal Families are directly related through the marriage of Alfonso XIII of Spain to Princess Victoria Eugenia, known as Ena, granddaughter of Queen Victoria, in 1906.  Victoria Eugenia is the great-grandmother of King Felipe.

Today, the United Kingdom and Spain are close partners in the EU, NATO and United Nations, among numerous international organisations; and cooperate together through the UN Security Council, of which Spain is a current member.

The two countries are also major partners in trade, worth a total of 40bn GBP in 2014, including British goods and services worth 14.6 bn GBP exported to Spain, and imports from Spain to the UK worth 26.1bn GBP.

Spanish companies have invested heavily in the UK’s open economy, including Santander, which employs more than 20,000 people in the UK; Iberdrola, which owns Scottish Power; and Ferrovial, which operates Heathrow and three other airports.

Nearly 300,000 Britons are registered as residents in Spain and 15 million visitors came from the UK last year, whilst an estimated 131,000 Spaniards are resident in the UK and two million visited in 2014.

The UK and Spain will also enjoy a major cultural connection next year, which will mark the 400th anniversary of the deaths of two of the countries’ most famous writers, William Shakespeare and Miguel Cervantes, who both died in April 1616.


Tenerife oil wins the top Golden Grand Oliva prize

Contest of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Today, Monday the 30th of November, the council has given prizes for the contest I Extra Virgin Olive Oil. An event which aims to promote the production of olive oil to produce a quality product with added value for marketing.

The vice president and insular counsellor of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Jesus Morales, highlighted the “high quality” of the oils are produced on the island, “with some 40 hectares devoted to this crop and 100,000 kilos of production.”

Morales insisted that this competition responds “to a commitment by the Corporation island with industry to promote the consumption of this product commitment” and has advanced that a new edition of the competition next year in collaboration with the Government of the Canary Islands will be held.

The director of Canarian Institute of Food Quality (ICCA), Jose Diaz Flores, said “we cannot compete in quantity, but in quality” and has shown willingness to move forward and “improving the promotion and marketing of our oil.”

Award Winners

An extra virgin olive oil, produced by the Cooperative Society Cumbres de Abona under the trademark Oleoteide, won the first edition of the competition organized by the Cabildo. This product-a mixture or blend of oils from arbosana varieties (80%), Arbequina (10%) and koroneiki (10%) – has achieved the highest distinctions of the contest, the Great Golden Olive, accrediting him as the best extra virgin olive oil of Tenerife and the Canary Islands, 2015.

It has also been awarded the Gold award Oliva Arbequina oil produced by Antonio Martin of Tenerife. With Silver Oliva they have been distinguished four oil: two of the Oleoteide brand developed by Cooperativa de Abona Summit, one of the Picual and Arbequina another; other mixture of different varieties presented by Maria Rosario Garcia (Tenerife) and a fourth single variety Arbequina from Fuerteventura under the trademark Teguerey, who also won the award for best presentation.

The Minister Jesus Morales explained that “a total of 23 samples, from Tenerife, Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria, have participated in this first competition and nine competed in paragraph presentation”. All have undergone a tasting “blind” by an expert jury, which evaluated the product as recommended by the International Olive Council.

Oils that have been presented in the event have competed in three categories, two varietal, made from a single variety of olive (Arbequina and picual) and one extra virgin olive oil mixture or blend, resulting from the grinding of different varieties of olives or oil blend of different varieties in varying proportions.

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Miss Sur at Magma Arts& Congress


Miss Sur is back this year! On the 28th of November, Saturday, the event will be held in spectacular Magma Art & Congress in Adeje.

“It involves media support to the effort made at all levels to enhance the quality of the municipality of Adeje and its main industry, tourism; discloses our historical, artistic and cultural heritage, while allowing us to put the beauty of women from the South in value.” says the Mayor of Adeje José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga.

FREE entry!

Visit http://www.tenerifemagma.com/eventos/miss-sur-2015/ for more details.


Jurassic Exhibition at Magma Arts & Congress

There is still time to visit Jurassic exhibition at Magma Arts & Congress in Costa Adeje.
“JURASSIC EXPO is much more than an exhibition: it is a truly unforgettable experience, an exciting journey through the era of the dinosaurs where more than 20 life-size animatronic pieces simulate the behaviour of these prehistoric animals. “

This exhibition has visited more than a dozen European countries such as Germany, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Norway, Poland, Romania and more. Currently between 2015-2017 Jurassic exhibition travels around Spain and Canary Islands.

“Visitors can find the latest technology. Dinosaurs that move and expose breathing, says the curator of the exhibition Rascid Braifaouri.” Our tent is a real Jurassic Park,” adds Braifaouri.

Jurassic exhibition exposes Triceratops, Tyrannosaurus, Protoceratops, Parasaurolofus, Stegosaurus, Spinosaurus, Diplodocus and the famous life-size Tyrannosaurus Rex.

“We combine entertainment and fun for the little ones, along with an extensive educational factor to learn while you marvel at these giants,” said the Commissioner.”

The exhibition features informative and descriptive panels with scientific details on geologic, theories about dinosaur extinction and recovery data on fossils.

Ticket prices from 7 €

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Tenerife Business’s Set A Red Hot Record At InganeYami Golf Tournament

It wasn’t just organizers Pearly Grey Ocean Club that raised the standard higher than ever at the fifth Ingane Yami Golf Tournament on Saturday 19 July 2014.

The Golf Costa Adeje course welcomed 20 teams of four and the Tenerife business community dug deep to sponsor the event and donate prizes for the grand draw. The end result was a record total raised of 14,765 euros to help the continued growth of the children’s village in Kwa Zulu – Natal, South Africa.

The intense heat could have been a factor but from the four ball Texas Scramble start at 9.30 am the teams made light of it to be finished in plenty of time for the sit down buffet lunch in the club house at 2pm. They were helped round by a cool breeze and food and drinks at holes five and nine.

Many of the sponsors had been involved since the project started in 2009 and the tournament has become a firm favourite on the Tenerife sporting calendar.

Competition was keen but the eventual winners were Alan Hardy, Rick McKenzie, Chris Elkington, and Danny on 57 closely followed by Paul Greenwood, Bradley Greenwood, Paul Sidney Fellows, and David Morales on 59. There were plenty more chances for glory with nearest the pin at six of the holes and the longest drive for Eugenio Vonk and Tina Pazera.


The ambitious Ingane Yami childrens village is rapidly taking shape with the first houses occupied but there is a long way to go and Pearly Grey Ocean Club in Callao Salvaje have plenty more fund raising efforts lined up. You can find out more about the difference the village is making at www.inganeyami.com


Stephen Hawking headlines STARMUS Festival

Stephen Hawking headlines STARMUS Festival

Acclaimed theoretical physicist to give a keynote presentation at Tenerife Auditorium, host venue for the international event 22-27 September

Tenerife – 26.05.2014. The international Starmus Festival, organized by the Government of the Canary Islands and Tenerife Cabildo and directed by astrophysicist and researcher at the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (IAC), Garik Israelian, will feature internationally acclaimed British physicist and cosmologist, Stephen Hawking.

The international event will be held from 22-27 September 2014 and is a unique opportunity for promoting the island abroad both from a scientific and tourism standpoint. The Festival also has the support of the Cabildo de La Palma, the International Astronomical Union and the IAC.

The official launch of Starmus 2014 was attended by the President of the Tenerife Island Government, Carlos Alonso; President of the Canary Islands Government, Paulino Rivero; the Tenerife Minister for Foreign Affairs, Delia Herrera, and Garik Israelian, astrophysicist and researcher at the IAC.

Addressing the media today, Carlos Alonso pointed out how Tenerife and the Canary Islands, in general, are attractive to science because of their natural resources, which are of particular importance to the tourism sector with increasingly popular activities like star gazing for example. Meanwhile, Delia Herrera welcomed the presence of a scientist of the likes of Stephen Hawking, “a star among the stars”, while stressing the efforts made by the authorities to get Hawking involved in Starmus as a keynote speaker at the Festival .

The president of the Canary Islands Government, Paulino Rivero, stressed the fact that the Starmus Festival brings together nature, culture, knowledge and science; proof that the Canary Islands use their natural resources for different purposes. In this regard, he stressed the impact of tourism on the regional economy, “a pillar we must diversify.” Underscoring the economic effort made by the institutions involved to be able to stage the festival, he recognized the work of the IAC and Garik Israelian’s role as keynote to the celebration of this scientific event. Garik Israelian then informed the media about the steps taken to arrange Stephen Hawking’s visit and he revealed that the famous cosmologist will speak on the origin of the Universe.

The renowned British physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking has said he “is looking forward to attending the Starmus Festival” and that he knows about the island of Tenerife and the Canary Islands Observatories. Hawking will deliver his speech at the Auditorio de Tenerife at the opening session of the second edition of Starmus, whose theme is ‘Beginnings: The Making of the Modern Cosmos ‘.

Prof. Hawking will be accompanied by an array of internationally famous speakers including astronauts, cosmonauts, astronomers, cosmologists, chemists, biologists and Nobel Laureates. He will also join in the round table to be held inside the Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC) at the Observatory Roque de los Muchachos on the island of La Palma.

Cosmologist Stephen Hawking is regarded as one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists since Albert Einstein. His work on the origins and structure of the universe, from the Big Bang to black holes, has revolutionized the field, whilst his multimillion best-selling books A Brief History of Time (1988), The Universe in a Nutshell (2001) and The Grand Design (2010), have helped to popularise science and make it accessible to everyone.

A Brief History of Time broke all book sales records in a way that it would have been hard to predict. By May 1995 it had been in The Sunday Times best-sellers list for 237 weeks breaking the previous record of 184 weeks, selling 10 million copies in ten years. This feat is recorded in the 1998 Guinness Book of Records.

Stephen was diagnosed with ALS a form of Motor Neurone Disease, shortly after his 21st Birthday, and was given 2 years to live. In spite of being wheelchair bound and dependent on a computerised voice system for communication he still manages to combine a family life (he has three children and three grandchildren) and his continued research into theoretical physics, together with an extensive programme of travel and public lectures. He also still hopes to travel into space one day!

Stephen Hawking was born on 8th January 1942 (exactly 300 years after the death of Galileo) in Oxford, England. The son of a research biologist and a medical research secretary, his upbringing gave him a strong curiosity about the university. He was drawn to physics and mathematics as the sciences that offer the most fundamental insights into the world. He studied natural sciences at Oxford University, where he was awarded a first, and then moved to Cambridge to begin a PhD in cosmology.

Professor Hawking has twelve honorary degrees. He was awarded the CBE in 1982, and was made a companion of honour in 1989. The recipient of many awards, medals and prizes including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and a member of the National Academy of Science.

In 1979 he accepted the post of Lucasion Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge, a post once held by Isaac Newton. Tradition required that he step down at the age of 67. At the same time he took up a post as director of research at Cambridge stating emphatically that he was not retiring. The voice of Stephen Hawking was used in Pink Floyd’s last album “Division Bell” in the song “Keep Talking”.

Other speakers at Starmus will be Robert Wilson, who won the Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery of the cosmic microwave background radiation. Sir Harold Kroto, Nobel Prize winning chemist, who discovered complex carbon chains in the interstellar medium and determined they were produced by carbon stars. The great ethnologist and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, legendary guitarist from Queen and astrophysicist Brian May, astrophysicist Jill Tarter, Chair at the SETI Institute, and astrophysicists Bernard Oliver and Robert Williams, former chair of the International Astronomical Union. More names will be announced soon.

Three Apollo moonwalkers will also speak: Apollo 14’s Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 16’s Charlie Duke, and Apollo 17’s Jack Schmitt (the last man to walk on the moon. Cosmonaut Alexi Leonov (the first man to walk in space and commander of Soyuz-Apollo mission) will be joined by four fellow cosmonaut space walkers.

Starmus Activities

The Starmus Festival is open to everyone young and old, beginners, amateurs and professionals. Anyone who holds a passion for astronomy, science, the arts and music, and who has a desire to know more about where we came from and what’s out there.

Activities at Starmus are not just limited to the four days of talks. There will also be a Teide “Star Party”, gala dinner, cocktail reception, space legends tribute, a roundtable discussion in the GTC telescope, Sonic Universe contest and tours to visit the observatories in Tenerife and La Palma. Attendees will have plenty of opportunity to mingle freely with the scientists, artists and rock stars, and casually talk over the Universe and what it all means.

Further information on the Starmus Festival at www.starmus.com