Sidetracks & Detours

Sidetracks & Detours

We invite you to follow your art down our sidetracks and detours through the arts, as we walk the walk and talk the talk,  questioning what we see and hear. We will travel from Argentina to Zimbabwe and from Appalachian mountain music to Zumba rhythms.

We will watch  the circus roll into town and we will stroll around local art galleries. We will read poetry and prose and watch drama and dance. We will Lendanear to beautiful music and if we hear of something new we will pass it on.

sidetracks and detours provide free blanket coverage of events through exclusive news, interview, previews and reviews.
sidetracks and detours have offices in the UK and The Canary Islands
sisetracks and detours will consider your own views for publication and provide full accreditation if doing so.
sidetracks and detours offer consultancy and database services, projects and events management skills, and our range of profile and publicity outlets are also available.
sidetracks and detours stock related arts items in our merchandise store with a range of specially selected books and music available.


Friday 16th April 2021

In March 2020, the jazz capital of the world became a ghost town as covid pulled down the curtain on live performances. Fortunately we still have The Checkout, a very listenable podcast attempting to deliver some jazz joy and my attention was grabbed by some recent output because of the inclusion of a Bela Fleck piece as broadcaster Simon Rentner looked back on what he called a  ´certifiably bonkers and frightening year´ ! There is optimism at last, over a year later, that we might soon at least be able to go back out into a world that has probably become one we no longer recognise. The UK have their road maps and their traffic light systems and we nearly all have our vaccines. Nevertheless, cases here on Lanzarote have spiked again following Easter family-socialising and a trickle of returning tourists. So come follow your art down the sidetracks and detours of our music miscellany. You should put on your masks and bring your hand sanitisers but, hey, let the music begin.