La ONCE (Spanish Organisation for the Blind) has introduced a new lottery ticket with a picture of a toasted meal nougat bar on it. The lottery ticket will be for the draw on 20 December, and today you¿re invited to taste the dessert in a special way: blind. La ONCE, with 3,600 registered members in the Canary Islands, will close the day with a sales increase of 5% over last year.
The pieces by the painter from Gáldar, Antonio Padrón, arrived from the USA from the private collection of Victoria Suárez-Galbán, a librarian with Canarian descent who, before dying expressed her desire for the pieces to be hung on the walls of the house-museum exhibiting Padrón¿s legacy.
Two natives of the Canary Islands, Pedro Álvarez and Gerardo Ojeda, have taken first and second place in one of the most prestigious wedding photography competitions, held by the Photographers' Forum. They say there is an endless supply of talented professionals working in this field in the islands. For this reason, they are calling on Canarian institutions to make the archipelago the perfect setting for these ceremonies.
Ten years after the death of the writer Dolores Campos Herrero, a new book of hers is being released. It is to be published throughout Spain and is called "Historias de Arcadia¿ (Stories of Arcadia), an anthology of her stories and short stories, some of which until now unpublished.
The premiere of the documentary "La Sima del Olvido" (The Chasm of Oblivion): an audiovisual presentation about the victims of the Franco regime who were thrown into the volcanic pipe of Jinamar in Gran Canaria by the so-called "sunrise brigades". The documentary will be premièred at the Monopol cinema on Thursday, and has an educational approach. It will be viewed in schools so that students to keep this fundamental episode of our history alive among school students.
After almost 20 months in production on the island of Gran Canaria, the series by the multinational, Ánima Kitchent, will be premièred worldwide next month. First, in Israel, then in Spain, where it will shown as part of Clan TV. It will also be aired on various international platforms.
The Gran Canarian artist, Concha Jerez, has been awarded the Velázquez Prize for Visual Arts, an award of international prestige which has recognised the serious nature and commitment of her work.
The first WOMAD Festival was held in 1993 in the capital of Gran Canaria. It was celebrated on the Playa de Las Canteras. To this date, all those who attended still remember those November days.
This is the interpretation that experts have made from a rock art site located in the ancient canton of Tijarafe