Moraira - Teulada



Welcome to issue number 80 of the Newsletter

 February 2016  


The newsletters are compiled by Dot Garrett.  

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Copy date for March 2016 Newsletter: 26th February 2016


  Next U3A Meeting

The next General Meeting will be held on

Monday, 1st February 2016

at the Salón de Banquetes, Avenida del Mediterráneo, Teulada at 10:30 a.m.

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


The speaker for February is Jacqui Phillips MBE, who is President of MABS, the cancer support group in the Costa Blanca.
Her talk will include how MABS was formed and the help and support they give to others.


Jill Cole

Message From President

Jill Cole

Welcome to the February News Letter and  the 154 new members that joined Teulada Moraira U3A during January!
We are drawing close to our AGM on March 7th 2016, and as you may have seen via the Enews your Committee requires your support for any position on the Committee. However, we do not currently have any nominations for two roles that are crucial to the running of your U3A;  President and Secretary. These are mandatory positions which must be filled to enable the U3A Teulada Moraira to continue as an Organisation. 
I, for one, have enjoyed and been honoured to act on your behalf as the President of U3A Teulada Moraira for the last two years. I will not be standing for this position as it is time to pass the role of President on. So I ask all of you on behalf of the Committee to give serious thought to these roles and should you be interested, please do complete a nomination form, which can be found on the website.
Membership Renewals 2016

Membership Renewals 2016

You now have only three opportunities to renew your membership for 2016 at the discounted rate of 5 euros per person.  The dates are as follows:

• Monday, 1st February 2016 at the General Meeting in Teulada.  Desks open 9:30-10:30 a.m.

• Thursday, 18th February 2016 in the theatre at La Senieta, Moraira.  Doors open 10:00a.m.-12:00 noon.

• Monday, 7th March 2016 at the Annual General Meeting in Teulada.  Desks open 9:30-10:30 a.m.

If you were a member in 2015 and you renew your membership on one of the above dates, the subscription for 2016 will be 5 euros per person.

However, in accordance with the Constitution, if you do not renew by 10:30 a.m. on Monday, 7th March 2016, then your membership will be treated as lapsed and you will then be required to pay the full subscription of 10 euros per person.

If you are not in Spain during this period, then you can ask a friend to renew on your behalf.

If you do not renew by 7th March, then you can still renew at any of the General Meetings in Teulada.  However, until you do so, you will not be able to

• Attend or join any groups

• Join any of the travel trips

• Receive the enews bulletins

• Receive the newsletters

• Participate in any social function

• Belong to our Facebook closed group (forum)

New members are also welcome to join on the 1st and 18th February.  The subscription for new members for 2016 will be 10 euros per person.  Please click on this link to download our Application Form.  Please note that the New Members desk will not be open at the Annual General Meeting on 7th March 2016.

Pat Clarke

Membership Secretary

160208 Art Talk 8th Feb: Picasso and His Muses

Art Talk 8th Feb: Picasso and His Muses

Date: Monday 8th February 10:30
Location: Salón de Actos, Espai la Senieta, Moraira (next to the large free car park)
Subject: Picasso and His Muses
Lecturer: Maureen Stanley
During his long life Picasso attracted and loved dozens of women. He was a 'womaniser' of the first grade. Jealous, fickle, unfaithful and often morose and cruel, women flocked to him nevertheless. He was a genius and this accentuated his personal traits even more. Certain of these ladies played very important parts in his life and work although, it must be said, some of them could rival him in his less congenial aspects.
What was it like trying to live with a genius - what made it all tick? Or didn't it ? Did Picasso change his artistic style every time a new woman entered his life? We will study the portraits Picasso did of his wives and partners as well as examples of his other work of the time. From Fernande Olivier to Jacqueline Roque, let's see the inside stories and life behind the canvas!

160229 History Talk 29th Feb 2016: In the Footsteps of Moses: The Wandering Years From Exodus to the Conquest of Canaan

History Talk 29th Feb 2016: In the Footsteps of Moses: The Wandering Years From Exodus to the Conquest of Canaan

Date: Monday 29th February 2016 10:30

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

Subject: In the Footsteps of Moses: The Wandering Years From Exodus to the Conquest of Canaan

Lecturer: David Rohl

David continues where he left off in his last lecture, revealing the latest evidence for the location of the ‘Miracle of the Sea’, where the waters of the Reed Sea were pushed back for the Israelites to cross, while Pharaoh’s army was drowned in the returning waters. He then takes us through Sinai, following all the stages in Moses itinerary of the wilderness wanderings, before reaching Kadesh, where the Israelites stayed for many years, preparing to invade the Promised Land. Finally, after the death of Moses on Mount Nebo, Joshua leads the attacks upon Jericho and Hazor, which seal the conquest of Canaan. The final act of the Joshua narratives is the assembly at Shechem, where the twelve tribes swear an oath of loyalty to their god Yahweh before the great Covenant Stone erected there by Joshua. The people are then sent away, each to their own tribal territories.

Film. Monday 8th February. What we did on our holiday (2014)

Film. Monday 8th February. What we did on our holiday (2014)

When: Monday 8th February, doors open 17:45, film starts 18:00

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


Doug and Abi take their kids on a family vacation. Surrounded by relatives, the kids innocently reveal the ins and outs of their family life and many intimate details about their parents. It's soon clear that when it comes to keeping a big secret under wraps from the rest of the family, their children are their biggest liability...

Cast: Rosamund Pike, David Tennant, Billy Connolly


Classical Music Group Appeal

Classical Music Group Appeal


Geoffrey Shean


The classical music group have been sorting their collection of classical CDs and found a few duplicates. At the next monthly meeting on 1st February a member of the group will sit at a table and anyone who would like to either swap some of their classical CDs or donate any unwanted ones to the group is welcome to come by. Thank you in anticipation. 

Canasta Group

Canasta Group

 Sandy Bianco (Group Leader)

The U3A Moraira canasta group had our final meeting of 2015 at Jean Torneys house. Usually we meet every Monday at Sol Park tennis club from 2-4 but this was a special treat. Jean put on a beautiful spread which we all enjoyed and will revert to our usual venue in the new year. We are such a friendly sociable bunch,  you don't have to be experienced, all newcomers will be very welcome. come along and give it a try.

Healthy Walking Group report, January 2016

Healthy Walking Group report, January 2016

By Noelene Cummins


12th & 14th January. West from Rafalet.

 At the first walk of the year 47 walkers and 3 dogs assembled at Rafalet. Most were regular walkers meeting up after the Christmas break and there were several new walkers. We hope they felt welcome and enjoyed the walk.

It was a glorious morning and the walk passed through vineyards, rough ground, woods and past stables and smart houses. Many were interested in a huge black pig which came to greet us at a fence. At one point there is a steep drop from one terrace to another. There are always strong arms to help walkers down these tricky bits. There was much hilarity when Freida grabbed hold of Brian to help him down, and she slipped and both were seen rolling in the grass on their backs!

The pace was good considering most walkers were complaining of over indulging at Christmas. About 25 people stayed for coffee and a chat at El Paso restaurant.

 At the start of the walk, Michael Prior a chatty walker from Javea told the group about ‘The Brothers’ charity at Gandia. He asked for soaps (those little bits from hotels) shampoo and most importantly for unused and out-of-date medicines and pills. There is a Doctor who can administer  these to the poor men. In the last few weeks he has had lots of useful items given to him by generous walkers. Please help Michael and the charity by sorting through your medicine cupboard.


 19th & 21st January   Around the camis between Moraira & Teulada

 Over 30 walkers did the walk on each day. This walk started at Font Santa and crossed the main road and climbed up into the countryside giving lovely views. It was good to see the neatly pruned vines and cultivated fields. On the way down Camino de la Sisca there is a quaint house belonging to an Atelier. It is decorated with all kinds of ‘finds’. 20 people stopped for coffee at Pan Pan YJamon.


These walks give people a chance to see interesting parts of Spain which cannot be seen from a car.



by Shirley Baehr

Welcome to all old and new members.  In order for our U3A to continue to move forward with new and interesting groups it is essential to have new ideas and new group leaders.

We will give you lots of help, please email me if you have an idea for new groups, could you run a group or pick up on a group(s) that need help.  Scrabble ran for a little while but the group leader had to go to the UK, could you help me get it restarted.The computer group is on hold for the moment, could anyone help keep this going.

I have been approached with a few new idea’s but need those individuals to get in touch so we can take it to the next stage.

We have a closed Facebook group for our U3A where you can start a discussion, sell items or receive information.  Go to Facebook Group at the top of our website

Please contact me with your ideas and phone number, Shirley Baehr Groups Co-ordinator





In January, many people, including myself, feel that we have eaten rather excessively over the Xmas period.

The food is obviously richer in sauces and calories than our normal diet.

The following recipes, although low in fat, are the comfort food needed to boost our morale during this dark month.


Serves 6    87 kcal / 0.9 g fat per serving

3 medium onions ,chopped

1 potato -- diced

1 garlic clove crushed

450 g carrots-- diced

600 ml vegetable stock

1 tbsp ground coriander

2 tbsp chopped fresh or frozen coriander

juice of 1 orange


orange slices and coriander to garnish

METHOD -----

Place the onion, garlic, potatoes and carrots in a large saucepan. Add the stock and the ground coriander and bring to the boil. Simmer for 30 minutes. Pour into a liquidiser or food processor and puree until smooth. Return the soup to the pan, add the fresh coriander and orange juice and season to taste.

Just before serving, garnish with fresh orange slices and coriander. Can be frozen.


Serves 4      254 kcal per person

450g lambs or calves liver sliced

4 tsp plain flour

20g butter

1 tsp sunflower oil

1 medium onion -- thinly sliced

2 lean back bacon rashers cut into strips

500 g beef stock made with 1 stock cube

2 tsp tomato ketchup


Rinse the liver in cold water and drain well. Put 2tsp flour in a polythene bag and season. Add liver to the bag and shake to coat the meat. Melt half the butter with the oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add liver to the pan and cook 1 -- 2 minutes on each side until lightly browned then place on a plate.

Turn down the heat and add the remaining butter in the same pan. Add the sliced onion and cook for a couple of minutes. Add the bacon and cook for a further 5 minutes, stirring often.

Sprinkle the remaining flour over the onion and bacon and slowly pour in the stock, stirring all the time. Bring to simmer and add ketchup and cook until gravy is thickened. Put the liver back into the pan and heat through in the gravy for 2 -- 3 minutes until hot. Season to taste and serve with a small portion of mashed potato and freshly cooked greens.


Serves 4

4 large cooking apples

50 g sugar --- or to taste

50g sultanas

1 egg separated

2 egg whites

175 g sugar

Peel, core and thinly slice the apples. Place in a saucepan with a little water. Cook gently until the apples are soft -- about 15 minutes. Set oven to 200 C. Remove apples from heat and stir in 50 g sugar to taste, the sultanas and egg yolk. Spoon into a baking dish. Whisk the 3 egg whites until they stand in stiff peaks. Whisk in a third of the remaining sugar, then gently fold in the remainder. Spoon on top of the apple puree and bake in the heated oven for 15 minutes. Serve hot or cold



Moraira - Teulada

Local Events and Information.

The Liverpool Band

The Liverpool Band

Magnum Productions Charity Concerts

Magnum productions in association with Studio in Gata are promoting a series of charity concerts this year for the benefit of the Alzheimer Association Familiares Teulada – Moraira and Masonic charities.

The first concert which is scheduled for Saturday the 13th February in Espai la Senieta, Moraira features the popular and very talented “Liverpool Band” who are assuredly the best Beatles tribute band in Spain, with tremendous vocal harmonies, authentic instruments and a stage act to match the fab 4 in their heyday.  The last time the Liverpool Band performed in La Senieta tickets sold out within days so it is recommended to book early and with tickets priced at only 15 euros what better treat for an early Valentine present. Tickets can be booked on 96 649 1917 / 96 649 9954 or

For information on all our upcoming events please call 96 649 9954 or email:

160220 - 19/20 February - TM Auditori - Rigoletto

Opera: Rigoletto


Fri.19th and Sat. 20th February 2016

Teulada Moraira Auditori present Verdi's Rigoletto. 

19.00 hrs      43 euros

February Fiestas

            February Fiestas


Teulada 3rd February:

The Festival of San Blas 
The tasting of the “Dama” (a cake “Pan Quemado” in the shape of male and female silhouettes)

In Teulada and Moraira  Fri 5th & Sat 6th February (the week before Lent)

Fancy dress parade, “enfarinada” (flour-game) and “enterro de la sardina” (the “funeral of the sardine”).


Le Cabaret programme for February

Le Cabaret programme for February


Friday 5th February    THE GUITAR MAN                 A TRIBUTE TO 'THE SHADOWS'

The Guitar man plays homage to The Shadows in what promises to be a fabulous evenings entertainment.  If you are a fan of The Shadows and their music this is the show for you. Free entry.  10e 2 course menu available  

Saturday 6th February    TIME WARP DUO Time Warp Duo bring their multi Tribute show to Le Cabaret. A fun packed evening is sure to be had with this excellent Duo. Free entry.   10e 2 course menu available.  

Saturday 13th February 'A PORTRAIT of MATT MONRO'                          VALENTINE SPECIAL

Mike Lee brings to Le Cabaret his show which has been well received in Theatre's across the UK. Let Mike entertain you with all the classic Matt Monro songs in this special Valentine Evening. Tickets 15e Incl 2 course menu  

Saturday 20th February  SISTER ACT

Re-scheduled from December, This high energy show brings you all the songs from Sister Act 1 & 2. A fun night out and bring your dancing shoes. Book Now! Tickets 15e Incl 2 course menu  

Saturday 27th February    ZODIAC

Yes the boy's are back. If its entertainment you want with a capital E then don't miss this evening. With their fabulous renditions of popular songs, and dance routines you can't fail not to have a great evening. Free Entry 10e 2 course menu available






The next meeting of the club will be on Tuesday 9th February at 8.30 pm
and thereafter on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the Month. The aim of the
club is to create a forum for acoustic performance in the area with a view to
putting on occasional professional acts in front of a listening audience as
and when funding (via the sale of raffle tickets) becomes available. All
genres of music will be welcome and there will be full PA available and a
stage on which to perform. For more information contact Ian on 620 020
068 or email: Karaoke and backing tracks are
not suitable for this evening.

The Bar Tropicana is located in the Paichi Centre, behind the European
Centre and opposite the Paichi Garden Centre on the Moraira-Teulada road.




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