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Leisure/Entertainment news & information for Gran Canaria

Eighth episode of Star Wars may be filmed in Gran Canaria
Entertainment Mon, Apr 25, 2016

Eighth episode of Star Wars may be filmed in Gran Canaria

DISNEY is considering shooting the next episode of in the Canary Islands. The Maspalomas dunes in Gran Canaria (pictured) is one of the likely locations for filming the eighth episode in the series which has been...

Brad Pitt stars in World War II film shot in Gran Canaria
Entertainment Fri, Apr 15, 2016

Brad Pitt stars in World War II film shot in Gran Canaria

A SECOND World War film starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard will be partly filmed in the city of Las Palmas in Gran Canaria. directed by Robert Zemeckis, is currently being shot in London and is due to move to the...

"The Princess of a Thousand Roses" is crowned carnival queen in Las Palmas
Entertainment Sat, Feb 14, 2015

"The Princess of a Thousand Roses" is crowned...

Aránzazu Estévez, turned into "The Princess of a Thousand Roses" by designer Fernando Méndez, has been crowned carnival queen of the "Thousand and One Nights" in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria tonight. In...

First-ever transsexual minor runs for Canary Island Carnival Queen
Entertainment Tue, Jan 27, 2015

First-ever transsexual minor runs for Canary Island...

SIXTEEN-YEAR-OLD Lola Rodríguez is the first-ever transsexual candidate for Carnival Queen in the Canary Islands. The youngster, who is studying sciences in sixth form and hopes to become a psychologist, says becoming...

Raquel del Rosario's home town holds huge Eurovision street party in her honour
Entertainment Sat, May 18, 2013

Raquel del Rosario's home town holds huge Eurovision...

A TOWN in the Canary Islands will hold a massive street party for the Eurovision with open-air bars and giant television screens to support Spain's entry, El Sueño de Morfeo, since its lead singer was born there....

Entertainment Mon, Sep 6, 2004

Microlight pilot loses leg in Gran Canary mountain smash

A 46 year old man is in a serious condition after crashing his microlight aircraft into Mt. Pelada (Gáldar) yesterday lunchtime. Local authorities inform that the man has lost one of his legs which was sliced off by...

Entertainment Mon, Aug 30, 2004

Five injured on Las Palmas big dipper

Five people were slightly hurt at the end of last week when the big dipper wagon they were travelling in collided with another which had gut stuck. Fortunately, the collision occurred in an area where the wagons run...

Entertainment Fri, Jul 9, 2004

Sea-sick Israelis demand air sea rescue

The Israeli crew of a pleasure yacht sailing 200 miles off the Canary Islands demanded repeatedly to be rescued apparently because they were suffering from sea-sickness. It is normal to sail to the Mediterranean at this...

Alejandro Sanz starts Spanish tour in Las Palmas
Entertainment Fri, Jun 11, 2004

Alejandro Sanz starts Spanish tour in Las Palmas

Singer songwriter, Alejandro Sanz, started his "No es lo mismo" (It´s not the same) tour last night in Las Palmas, accompanied by his band of fifteen musicians -12 x 8- who worked with him on his last album....

Four year old wins kite flying competition
Entertainment Mon, May 31, 2004

Four year old wins kite flying competition

The youngest champion kite flier in the world, Juanma Rodríguez (photo), who is from Gran Canaria, and who has only just turned four, impressed the judges with the agility of his performance at the international...

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