The Cabildo de Lanzarote and the seven town councils of the island have agreed, in a meeting of the Insular Table of Mayors held today at the headquarters of the first insular Corporation, to resume cultural activity throughout the island. The eight administrations of Lanzarote have agreed that as of July 24, face-to-face cultural events and acts can be resumed with, yes, strict security measures to prevent infections by COVID-19.
The agreement has been made based on a proposal from the Insular Board of Culture, a body that includes the Councilor for Culture of the Cabildo de Lanzarote, Alberto Aguiar, and the seven councilors for culture of the municipalities, and which was agreed a few weeks ago raise the proposal to the Insular Table of Mayors.
Regarding the agreement, the president of the Cabildo de Lanzarote, María Dolores Corujo, has declared that «At the time, in full state of alarm, we agreed to paralyze all cultural activities due to the risk of contagion from COVID-19 and due to the economic situation at that all the administrations faced each other to be able to face the looming health and social emergency. Now, the circumstances have changed and we consider it essential that a sector as important and relevant as Culture can be reactivated, with the support of all the island’s administrations. Of course, we will be exquisite and we will take all the necessary precautions so that neither the public nor the artists run any type of risk”, concluded the President.
Mandatory use of the mask
In the same terms, the Minister of Culture of the Cabildo de Lanzarote, Alberto Aguiar, has stated that «From the Culture departments of all the administrations we considered that it was essential to reactivate the sector and that is why we raised the proposal. Throughout these months we have held numerous meetings with different groups, associations and artists, and they expressed their desire to return as soon as possible. It is true that in Lanzarote we have taken a little longer than in other islands, but the island has been an example of caution and precaution, and it has been precisely this emphasis on the safety of people that has kept Lanzarote free of COVID-19 and For now, free of regrowth,» said Aguiar.
The counselor added that the island will go a little further in some measures and, in addition to an exhaustive control of capacity, the use of a mask will be made mandatory at all events, both indoors and in outdoor activities.
Maru Cabrera, Salvador Leal, Toñín Corujo, Somos, Cristina Temprano or Canarias Jazz & Más, among the events planned for the coming months
The Culture area of the Cabildo de Lanzarote, already within its own cultural programming, plans to resume activity both the CIC El Almacén, which was already open to the public to visit the exhibitions, and the Víctor Fernández Gopar Theater «El Salinero ”.
At the CIC El Almacén, the film program will resume, with its own programming and the monthly cycle of La Muestra de Cine. But small music and performing arts shows are also planned, such as those starring Maru Cabrera, Cristina Temprano, Isabel Cabrera, Iván Vilella, the group Ya no te quiero, the Somos Theater Association, etc.
Also parallel activities to the exhibitions already open to the public, such as the presentations of the catalogs of Rigoberto Camacho or Rosa Vera (the latter at the Casa de la Cultura Agustín de la Hoz); or new exhibitions, such as that of Francisco Castro or that of Sarah GDM and Emma López Leyton.
For its part, at the Víctor Fernández Gopar “El Salinero” Theater, performances by Toñín Corujo, Antonio Lizana Quintet within the Canarias Jazz & Más Festival, Bohemia, Salvador Leal, Reinier Alfonso, Eleonora Mercatali, Javier Ferrer, Aldina Duarte within of the Fado Festival of the Canary Islands, Lina and Raül Refree, etc.
The Culture area of the Cabildo de Lanzarote has communicated that it will soon give more details of the dates, capacity and prices of the locations for these events.
More information on the website www.culturalanzarote.com