Moraira - Teulada


Welcome to issue number 96 of the Newsletter

June 2017 


The newsletters are compiled by Dot Garrett.  

If you would like an interesting article or news item to be considered for inclusion in future editions of the newsletter, please email them to her.

For a printed (hard) copy of the newsletter they are available at the U3A monthly General meetings at the new members desk. They can also be collected from the Senieta (Moraira town hall) main reception desk, located at the car park end. (not the Tourist Information office)

Copy date for July 2017 Newsletter:

 23rd June  2017


  Next U3A Meeting

The next General Meeting will be held on

Monday, 5th June 2017

At the Salóns G.L, Avenida del Mediterráneo 32, Teulada at 10:30 a.m.

Doors open to members at 09:30 a.m.


The speaker for June is Peter Douglas.FDS RCS, FRCS

Peter is a Facial Surgeon and his talk is titled `Faces and Jaws, how well do you know yours`

Peter was educated at Morpeth Grammar school in Northumberland followed by university at Sheffield Dental School and Leicester Medical School. He has since practiced at various cities in England and Scotland.
His talk will be illustrated and show various disorders of the face, teeth and jaws and techniques to treat them. This will include dental disorders and implants, oral medicine, facial trauma and cosmetic work.



Message From Our President

 By John Hopwood


Yesterday, when I started to write this message, it was Tuesday the 23rd May.

Sue and I had enjoyed a lovely lunch on our terrace with two of our U3A friends but after they departed I switched the TV on to watch the news – and continued to watch until very late in the evening with tears continually running down my face.

What on Earth do people hope to gain by slaughtering innocent children?

What, in heaven’s name, is the “religion” they follow which promotes such wicked evil?

It most certainly is not the Islamic faith which most Muslims follow. It was heartening to watch those of that faith who bravely and totally condemned what had been done and there are so many of them who toiled in the local hospitals to try to save the injured.

Last month I received criticism from one of our members for mentioning the election in my Newsletter as she had apparently received an assurance from someone, I don’t know who, that Politics was not discussed in U3A.

Perhaps this month I will receive a similar message condemning my mentioning Religion.

Well, the truth is that I just do not care if people have such sensitive feelings that they feel events such as the horror perpetrated in Manchester should not be mentioned within the activities of U3A.

I have no doubt whatsoever that every single one of our members will have joined with me and my wife Sue in total sympathy with the people of Manchester and the surrounding area and, in particular, with the parents, families and friends of those so cruelly killed and injured in the name of what is a lost, totally flawed, warped and unfit version of a noble religion.

With sincere best wishes to all of our members. 

New Feature - Your Letters

By Newsletter Editor

After the response from our President's message last month (some favourable and others not so!) We thought it might be a feature that some members might want to contribute to.

Please let me know your thoughts and anything you might want to contribute bearing in mind that some people's views might offend so please be gentle.

Starting with one message from last month and including John's response :

"It was with considerable concern that we noted the comments made by John Hopwood in the May newsletter.

When we joined the Moraira U3A we were assured that the organisation was nonpolitical therefore we were astonished to read the blatantly pro conservative party comments regarding the forthcoming General election in the UK.

Moreover, his further comments included references to the changeability of the female mind! Women are no more prone to changing their minds than men. Such comments are offensive as well as being a patronising slur on half our members."

Reply :

"Thank you for your comments regarding the President's Message in the May Newsletter. All comments are welcome whether favourable or critical. They at least indicate an interest whether pro or anti!
First of all, I do apologise if what I said offended you in any way.
However, having prepared a monthly President's Message for one and a half years as well as having to provide an address to each of the monthly meetings, it does become difficult to find something new, different and interesting to say every month once one has exhausted such banal topics as the weather, visiting holiday makers, the local traffic etc.
The political situation in the UK at this moment is in a state which effects all British members of our U3A whether resident here in Spain or still resident in the UK and I was simply endeavouring to indicate my satisfaction that whoever the leader is and whichever party is in power, they are asking for a very strong mandate to represent the interests of the UK in the coming negotiations with the E.E.C.
It appears to be undeniable that Theresa May and her party will be the ones with that responsibility. If it had been any other party in power I would also have wished them well.
The comment about the changeable female mind was intended to be slightly humorous. Again, I apologise if that offended you.
However, whilst U3A may be non-political there is nothing in the Constitution which refers to politics and certainly nothing which forbids the discussion of politics and, indeed we have enjoyed political comments from various speakers at General Meetings and we even have Matters Arising which is a popular U3A Group which, each month, happily discusses subjects which have included The E.U. Referendum and Gender Equality without members taking offence."


170612 Art Talk 12th June: Portrait Power

Date: Monday 12 June 1017 10.30 am

Location: Salón de Actos, Espai la Senieta, Moraira (next to the large free car park)

Subject: Portrait Power

Lecturer: Cheda Panajotovic

We have all experienced galleries full of portraits but there’s the one among them that calls out and we cannot but stop and look. The artist is too often a little known minnow amongst giants but at that moment that extra something that he/she has managed to ‘capture’ is just too special to ignore.

In this talk there are included some of the world’s favourites but many will shock and/or surprise. But hopefully, what all the chosen images share is an unexplained power that speaks volumes certainly to the presenter and hopefully, also to the members of the audience.

170626 26th June Art Talk: Casanova – the world’s greatest womaniser!

Date: Monday 26th June 2017 10:30

Location: Salón de Actos, Espai la Senieta, Moraira (next to the large free car park)

Subject: Casanova – the world’s greatest womaniser!

Lecturer: Angela Chantry

Casanova has become so famous for his often complicated and elaborate affairs with women that his name is now synonymous with "womaniser". He was recognised by his contemporaries as an extraordinary person, a man of far-ranging intellect and curiosity and there was, indeed, much more to Casanova’s life than the stories about the many women he seduced. Born in Venice on the 2nd April 1725, he was a writer, poet, alchemist, diplomat, philosopher and Italian secret agent, a citizen of the Republic of Venice. This presentation will give an insight into the man and the many diverse facets of his character.
3 of Casanova’s many lovers.Casanova – the world’s greatest womaniser!

New Group - Fine Art Printmaking

By Prue Jackson - Groups Coordinator

New Group : Fine Art Printmaking

Leader : Phil Sims

Come and join this group to develop your artistic skills.

Fine Art Printmaking would include Lino print, Woodblock print and Etching. The equipment is very low tech, and the costs are low as far as materials and equipment is concerned.

Phil Sims is a U3A member who does printmaking drawing and painting himself and has a diploma in fine art.

If you would like further details of this group which is due to start on September 14th, and will take place on the 2nd and 4th Thursday afternoons between 2.00 and 4.00p.m. in the room at 45, Dr Calatayud, Please contact Phil at

Life : A Users Manual

By John Ross. A member of U3A Creative Writing Group


Congratulations on obtaining a Life, the purpose of this guide is to give you a few pointers on how to prolong the use and enjoyment of the Life.


So far Life has proved fatal in all known cases but we are forever hopeful therefore please do not let this put you off using your Life.

Safety Guidelines

It is best to stick to known environments and practices that are conducive to prolonging the Life, however as these have continually evolved over the millennia we have distilled a few simple guidelines for you to have useful and continuous use out of your new Life.

1. Your Life needs to breathe air to continue to exist therefore do not continually operate the Life in a vacuum, underwater or any other environment with a lack of oxygen as this will result in the invalidation of warranty.

2. The Life has limited capability for repair and for the flushing of toxins from the system, please note that continuous damage to the structure, internal processes, operating system or coating will result in the invalidation of warranty.

3. The operating system is extremely sensitive and has the capability of self learning but it can be damaged by the Environment, see Para 1; Toxins, see Para 2; and by mental abuse, continuous exposure to negativity and boredom.  At all times attempt to maintain the inputs to the operating system stimulated and positive.  Continuous failure to do so will severely limit the development and enjoyment of the Life and may invalidate warranty.  Your Life may encounter other Lifes that are in a state of negativity and boredom and these should be avoided to prolong Life enjoyment.

General Recommendations

1. Positive stimulation is good, see Para 3 of Safety Guidelines, however excessive stimulation may result in enjoyment overload driving the need for further stimulation and this could be harmful to the optical system, particularly during years 14 to 19, this should be monitored and restricted.

2. Consumption of toxins contained in food stuffs and alcohol will impair the functionality and should be avoided, however continuous abstinence may result in a state of negativity and boredom, see Para 3 of Safety Guidelines, and should be avoided.

3. Higher plane functions such as art, music and creativity of all forms should be encouraged with the caveat that other Lifes may find the results of this creativity boring and tedious, see Para 3 of Safety Guidelines.

4. The packaging that your Life was delivered in should not be discarded, except for the secondary packaging within the container that the Life was delivered in, this can be discarded

5. Protection and care of the packaging is important; once it becomes creased and wrinkled it cannot be restored to its original state in a sustainable way despite information that other Lifes, called charlatans, may advise.

6. The colour shape and size of the packaging will change over time, this is natural and no exchange or refund will be given

7. Social interaction may result in the creation of other Lifes and the care and training of these falls to those Lifes that created them, not to be confused with that nebulous thought sometimes referred to as “The Creator”

8. It is known that Lifes have developed wired and wonderful practices to pay homage to this mythical “Creator” – we do not recommend any of these as they are delusional and invariably lead to conflict with other delusional Lifes which is in contradiction to the practices that they follow, resulting in confusion and extreme acts, all of which invalidates warranty and generally the Life itself.

9. It has been brought to our attention that some Lifes have participated in an activity called Politics and have used this to elevate the social standing of their Life – unfortunately our records show that this path ultimately leads to rejection, disappointment and a feeling of low esteem and should be avoided.

10. We strongly recommend that all Lifes develop an understanding of good citizenship with all other Lifes as our research indicates that this is the path to enlightenment and peace, creating the environments where art and culture can be developed with understanding, respect and safety

Final Thought (and Disclaimer)

We hope that you obtain great pleasure from your Life but our research so far indicates that less than 25% of Lifes are enjoyable.  Please use this guide to assist your life in increasing that average.

Have a nice life

©  “Making Lives Since the Start of Time”


Healthy Walking Report May 2017

By Noelene Cummins

2nd  & 4th May     Javea to La Plana Windmills   

23 & 18 Walkers met at La Almancera Restaurant at 9am to walk on two glorious mornings. Some of the walk is across recently burned woodland but amazingly the undergrowth is bursting into life. The walk took members to 3 less visited windmills and to those that are being restored. 11 in all. The views over Javea and beyond were crystal clear. Coffee was at El Paso at the Ferrobox roundabout.

9th & 11th May     Teulada, railway and  country lanes

On both days 26 attended a pretty walk through the fields and sunken pathways starting at the railway. The track has been taken up in preparation for the new track to Denia. The array of flowers was lovely. Every colour of the rainbow and a photographer’s delight. The return route was diverted as the men had begun work and part of the route was blocked. Once again the temperature was just right with a slight breeze.

Coffee was at La Cantina opposite the school and Poligono in the industrial estate car park.

16th & 18th May  Teulada Cemetery to El Molins to Castellons

34 walkers turned up for this walk which has some steep hills. It was also very hot! The walk leaves the Cemetery along Abriar Alta through almond groves, past arable land and then downhill past the unfinished development. Why are most of these new houses unoccupied? There are kms of brick pavements leading to nothing. The walk then turns uphill through El Molins urbanisation to the renovated mill almost at the top of the hill. The walk goes further uphill to reveal extensive views over the Auditorium.

A couple of walkers struggled up the hills after having lung infections over the winter. The heat did not help either. Perhaps that was why there were only 19 for the Thursday walk!

Despite checking the walk on the previous Sunday, the last part of the track was barred as work was being done to shore up the sides BUT, with a cheery wave and a ‘wait 5 minutes’ signal from the dumper driver, we were able to get through.Coffee was at La Cantina opposite the school.

23rd &25th May     Tarraula between the river and Tossal Gros

This is a varied and pretty walk. 32/33 walkers met at Rafalets Car Park. The weather is getting hotter but Leader Brian kept up a good pace to get hearts beating a little faster. After crossing the main road the walk took us through the fincas to the top of a hill where the views to Javea and Montgo were stunning. We then entered woodland which was pleasantly cool and then down a gulley onto a terrace. After another drop we walked through lots of orchids. Apparently they are common but the last few dry seasons have stopped them growing. After the wet winter they were abundant. The black pig which we pass every time was in its usual yard with a pony. Piglets are due soon! Back on the road we passed the livery stables and then across the fields to the car park.

Walks end on 15th June for the summer

Recipes - Strawberries for June!

By Dot Garrett


I have been eating strawberries here in Spain for weeks now and they are incredibly sweet this year!

Here are a few ideas for you to enjoy, including my favourite - Pavlova!

Strawberry Pavlova


4  large egg whites

225 gr caster sugar

2 tsp cornflour

2 tsp white wine vinegar

For the filling -

300 ml whipping cream, whipped

350 gr strawberries, halved or chopped


Preheat the oven to 160°C/Fan 140°C/gas 3.

Lay a sheet of non-stick baking parchment on a baking sheet and mark a 23cm circle on it.

Put the egg whites into a large bowl and whisk until stiff and cloud-like. Add the sugar a teaspoonful at a time, whisking well after each addition, until all the sugar has been added. Blend the cornflour and vinegar together and whisk into the meringue mixture. Spread the meringue out to cover the circle on the non-stick baking parchment, building up the sides so they are higher than the middle.

Place in the oven but immediately reduce the temperature to 150°C/300°F/gas 2. Bake for about 1 hour until firm to the touch and a pale beige colour. Turn the oven off and allow the Pavlova to become quite cold while still in the oven. If you keep the oven door closed you will encourage a more marshmallowy meringue.

Remove the cold Pavlova from the baking sheet and parchment and slide onto a serving plate. Top with the whipped cream and strawberries, then chill in the fridge for 1 hour before serving.

Strawberry and Black Pepper Ice Cream

You dont need an icecream maker if you follow this easy recipe!


Half a can of Condensed milk

600 ml Double or Whipping Cream

1 tsp Vanilla extract

500 gr Strawberries

Half tsp Ground Black Pepper


Wash and chop the strawberries. Place in a freezer bag with the black pepper, shake to mix. Place in freezer until frozen.

If using whipping cream, whip first then add condensed milk and vanilla extract. Beat with an electric whisk until thick and quite stiff, a bit like clotted cream.

When strawberries are frozen mash or blend with a blender. Add to the cream mix.

Place into a freezer container or a large loaf tin, cover with cling film and freeze until solid.

Strawberry Mousse


• 400ml whipping cream, whipped until soft peaks appear when the whisk is removed

• 400ml cream cheese

• 4 tbsp icing sugar

• 2000g strawberries, washed and chopped or blended with a blender

• 100g white chocolate, melted


Place all of the ingredients,  into a bowl and mix together well.

Divide mixture into 4 serving glasses.

Chill before serving and decorate with halved strawberries and mint leaf.



Healthy Walking Group End of Season Lunch

By Noelene Cummins


Healthy Walkers End of Season Lunch 24th May at Sataris

The end of season lunch for regular walkers was a little earlier this year as there are still 3 weeks of walks to do. This was to coincide with Leader John Dimsdale and his wife Terri leaving Spain.

51 walkers assembled at Sataris  to give them a good send off and to celebrate another year of good walks. Most people are definitely fitter than at the start of the season last September.

The new team leader Brian, spoke after the main course. He gave some amusing figures. The group had done 66 walks following 33 routes. 10 had been cancelled due to bad weather which was most unusual. Walks averaged 22.5 walkers (who was the .5?) The lowest number was 9 and highest 43. If walkers did one walk each week they could have reached Valencia and back, and with two walks a week they could have reached Barcelona!

Brian then thanked John for his dedication to the Group. John had gained a reputation for walking too quickly but he needed to emphasise ‘Healthy Walking’ meant more walking than talking!  A huge signed card decorated with walking boots was presented by Heather. David and Betty gave the couple a large framed photograph which included dozens of regular walkers.

Finally, Brian said it was time to give John ‘the boot’ and David and Sandie presented him with a large stone boot for his new garden in Bromyard with a geranium and a signed route marker. John rose to thank everyone but was too emotional to say anything (that was a first!)

As usual the meal was excellent and much appreciated by walkers. Despite the large number each delicious course was served and cleared before the next arrived and nothing was too much trouble for the staff.

Walks begin again on Tuesday 12th September.


Forthcoming Social Events 2017


The members of the Social Events subcommittee are pleased to announce that they have arranged the following social events:

• Summer Dinner Dance at Salón Canor - Friday, 23rd June

• Evening trip to Benidorm Palace - Thursday, 26th October

• Christmas Dinner Dance at Salón Canor - Friday, 8th December

You may like to make a note of these dates in your diaries.  Please note that we will not be open for bookings for the October and December events until later in the year, so please do not contact us now.

Tickets for the Summer Dinner Dance will be on sale at the General Meeting Monday 5th June - details as follows:

• Date - Friday, 23rd June 2017

• Venue - Salón Canor, Teulada

• Time - Cava Reception 7:00 p.m., Dinner 8:00 p.m.

• Tickets - 25 euros each to include a welcome glass of cava, 3 course meal and drinks during the meal.

• Dress Code - Smart - no jeans or shorts please

• Music - Ian Henry will be playing background music in the lovely gardens of Canor during the cava reception between 7:00-8:00 p.m. (weather permitting) and also dinner music during the meal.  He will then be joined by his wife, Gill, when they will perform as Double Impact and provide party time dance hits that span the years.

If you wish to join us for what promises to be a spectacular evening, then you will need to complete a form and bring it along to one of the General Meetings with the full amount in cash.  Please ensure that the form is fully completed and that you enter the full name of every person as per the details on their membership cards.

You can check the menu and then download the form.

A few copies of each will be available at the General Meetings for those members without computers.

If you have any queries, please contact Steve Higham

Support Group

Support Group

By Rona Hurst

The U3A Support group is now up and running. We still need more volunteers especially if you can speak Spanish;  if you are interested please let me know.

Our help includes someone to take you to the hospital or doctors for an appointment, taking you shopping or doing it for you if you cannot manage, walking your dog or maybe doing some cooking for you or DIY or gardening.

Most importantly it just might be someone for you to talk with, and I am sure we can offer many other ways of help as well. Everything will be confidential.

We need you to know that you will not be on your own should there be a bereavement in the family. So the support group contact number for Rona is 634 324 693 email.



Moraira - Teulada

Local Events and Information.

Medieval Market in Moraira 2nd - 4th June 2017

Start the Moors and Christians week in Moraira with the Medieval / Andalusian Market.

2nd to 4th June 2017

Plaza de la Sort. Moraira

Times - 11.00 - 22.00

The "Mercado Medieval Andalusi" transports you back to Middle Age!

Come with your Family and Friends to visit the stalls and taverns offering wooden toys, craftsmanship,
music and belly dancing performances, music, food and more.

Race Night - Friday, 2nd June 2017

The HELP organisation has arranged a fund raising Race Night event on Friday, 2nd June 2017 at Los Leones, Sol Park.

Tickets can be bought from the Moraira HELP charity shop, which is situated next to Mas y Mas on the Moraira-Teulada road.



Moors and Christians Fiesta 2017: 3rd-11th June 2017

Moors & Christians Fiesta in Moraira-Teulada 2017: 2nd - 11th June 2017

When you say "Moors & Christians in Moraira" you say: Spectacular night-time landing on the beach of l'Ampolla, Flower offering, Firing of Guns and a magnificent & final Sunday Gala Procession.

Program of Fiesta 2017

Friday 2nd of June 2017
19:30h - Opening of Medieval Andalusí Market
22:00h - Parade of the Fiesta Herald round the town streets
accompanied by the Drummer Band "Mediterrànea of Moraira"
22:30h - Opening Fiesta Speech in Espai La Senieta by Guillermo Juan Vidal Juan Llobell Vidal
followed by the prize giving of the Art Competition
and a concert of the La Senieta Choir of Moraira

Saturday 3rd of June 2017
12:00h - Gathering of all Moors and Christians in the Urban Forest to prepare for their
‘Fraternal Meal'
18:00h - Moors and Christians Concert by the Children's Choir CantAlfare of Alfar del Patriarca
and the string Orchestra of the superio Conservatory Mestre Berenguer of Teulada
in Espai La Senieta
21:30h - Concentration of all the ‘filás' in El Fortí followed by a Parade accompanied by the ‘Musical
Association Colla el Falço of Teulada'
22:00h - Presentation of the Standards of each group at the Castle Promenade then dance the
night away to the Zeppelin Band.

Sunday 4th of June 2017
18:00h - Grand International Music Festival, live on Stage at the Castle.
Jazz, Folk, Rock and Country.

Monday 5th of June 2017
21:00h - Concert by the English Choir in the Church of Moraira.

Wednesday 7th of June 2017
22:30h - Concert by Colla el Falço of Teulada at Plaza de la Iglesia

Thursday 8th of June 2017
21:30h - Fellowship Dinner and Karaoke competitions in Square Virgen del Carmen

Friday 9th of June 2017
13:00h - Informal parade of the filás accompagnied by the Band of Jalón
13:30h - Firing of the Blunderbusses at the Castle
19:30h - Procession and Offering of the Flowers in honour of the Sacred Christ of Moraira
23:00h - The spectacular arrival of the Moors on the beach " L'Ampolla " and the battle commences
to conquer the Castle.
Followed by Music in Avda. del Portet with the band DIAMONDS

Saturday 10th of June 2017
09:00h - General Reveille with the firing of Blunderbusses.
12:00h - Informal parade of the filas
12:30h - Firing of Blunderbusses at the castle
13:00h - Mass in the honor of Our Sacred Christ at the Church in Moraira
19:30h - Battle on the Beach and the Christians retake the Castle....
24:00h - Informal parade of Festeros and the Public all round the village - Everyone welcome to join
in!! and continuing with Cabila night and music at Avda. del Portet with the band WONDER

Sunday 11th of June 2017
09:00h - General wake-up with the firing of Blunderbusses.
12:00h - Informal parade of the filás followed by the Firing of Blunderbusses at the Castle.
18:00h - Parade of the bands from the Castillo to El Fortí
19:00h - Spectacular Gala Parade of all participating Moors and Christians.

Christians: Filà Muladies | Filà Conquistadoras | Filà Almogàvers | Filà Huestes del Cid |
Filà Caballeros del Rey D. Jaime (Capitanía Cristiana 2017)
Filà Al-Madhrabba | Filà Almorach | Filà Califas | Filà Almoraima | Filà Marsa Mudhayra |
Filà Bashira (Capitanía Mora 2017)

Followed by a grand firework display.
End of the Fiestas

Notice: The Central Committee of Moors and Christians reserve the right to modify or cancel all or part of this programme.


On Sunday 4th June 2017, the 13th Moraira International Music Festival will take place on the open air stage, by the castle, starting at 6 pm.

Sponsored by:
Panache, Unisex Hair and Beauty Salon, Moraira
Taller – Larry of Benitachell
Chameleon Auto Bodies
Hamilton’s of London, Estate Agents
Javea Oven Clean
SR Print - Pedreguer
Pure Gold 94.1 FM Radio Station

Javea Rock Academy is set up to train the artists of the future. Expert tuition given in Pop-Rock-Groups-Individual for all ages and levels. There will be three bands performing on the night.

Steve has performed on ITV's New Faces and is the founder member of the Sheffield band “The Sharp Cuts”. He has performed all over the World and you can expect to hear classic songs from the 50's to present day.

“Take 4” are a new band playing a great mixture of jazz/swing comprising of Marnie Cotton (vocals), Jon Turner (organ), Frank Abrams (saxophone) and Enrico Garcia (drums).

For the past eight years The Brink Band have been rocking Monday nights with their Jam Sessions in Moraira. They are now performing every Monday in the Saxo Disco Garden from 5 30 pm. The Brink Band comprises of Billy Brink (Guitar, Flute, Harmonica), Janet Brink (Keyboards, Guitar, Sax, Tommy Duffy (Bass) and Enrico Garcia (Drums).

Shondell is new to the Costa Blanca and looking to establish herself in this area. Performing songs by the Diva’s of the 70’s:- Tina Turner, Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor, etc.

After their storming performance last year, The Blues Brothers Experience are accumulating fans rapidly, not just in Benidorm, but throughout the Costa Blanca, with their unique interpretation based on the great movie of the 80s. Probably the most energetic show you will see this year.

Bella Luna are Costa Blanca’s top Spanish Duo singing all your favourite music from Gypsy Kings to Mavericks to Michael Jackson. A show not to be missed.

Mr Pink, are one of the Costa Blanca’s finest rock/blues bands, who consist of Rafa (guitar), Roger (bass) and Moises (drums) plus Christian Pearl on Keyboards. They regularly perform at the Saxo Garden Chillout in Moraira.


Bonfires in honour of San Juan 'Nit de Foc i Aigua' - 23 June 2017

Bonfires in honour of San Juan 'Nit de Foc i Aigua' - 23 June 2017

To coincide with the summer solstice, and the eve of the feast of Saint John the Baptist, celebrations are held on the beach in Moraira & in the Town Hall Square in Teulada.
Festivities include children's entertainment, preparation of the bonfire, dinner on the l'Ampolla beach, lighting of the bonfire, the traditional leaping over the embers and dancing to live music. On this same magical night folklore dictates that it is the most propitious time to cleanse the body and spirit by bathing in the sea at midnight, and to reveal the zealously guarded secrets of traditional remedies.

Teulada Moraira Lions Club - Free Summer Music Concerts in Moraira


25th June 2017 at 19.30

The Seafront Moraira

The U3A Band will perform live on stage on the seafront in Moraira. The concert is free, seating provided, but please be generous when the Lions, in their distinctive yellow shirts or tabards collect for their local charities. Everyone of all ages and nations are welcome....let's PARTY!!!


Volunteers Wanted

Two of our local Charity Shops have contacted me this month with a plea for volunteers :


The Charity Shop in Benitachell is looking for volunteers:

If you have any spare time and would be interested in helping please either pop in to the shop or contact Carole Thorne on 966 493 566 or 620 781 034.




















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