Sep
2
Mon
2019
General Meeting @ Salones Gl
Sep 2 @ 10:00 – 12:00
General Meeting @ Salones Gl

General Meetings are held on the first Monday of every month (except August) at the Salón GL, Avenida Mediterráneo 32, Teulada (see below for directions and parking).

Doors are opened at 9:30 a.m. to enable members to join the U3A, renew membership, meet members of the Committee and Group Leaders, register for travel trips, buy tickets for social events  and register for groups. 

Coffee and soft drinks can be purchased before the formal part of the meeting starts.

All the desks will close promptly at 10:30 a.m., when the formal part of the meeting starts. This will begin with the President’s report and is followed by reports from the Treasurer, Travel Group Treasurer, Groups Coordinator and Cultural Arts. This lasts for about one hour and is normally followed by a presentation by a guest speaker.

The membership subscription for 2019 is 10 euros per person.

Latest Agenda for the General Meeting

Minutes of the previous meeting

Salón GL, Avenida Mediterráneo 32, Teulada Parking There is underground parking almost next to the Salón which belongs to the Bertomeu store, and they have agreed to allow U3A members to park there on the first Monday of each month for the duration of our General Meetings. The only exception is that we must leave 2 ...
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Sep
8
Sun
2019
Day trip: Algemesi, Lunch in El Palmar and Boat trip on Albufera Lake
Sep 8 all-day

Algemesi, Lunch in El Palmar and Boat trip on Albufera Lake

Sunday 8th September 2019

Led by: Anne Cattle & Lynn Clark

email travel-events@u3amoraira-teulada.org

This day trip will provide the opportunity to visit the region immediately to the west and south of Valencia.  The cost includes a visit to a Festival in Algemesi, Paella Lunch in El Palmar and a Boat Trip on the lake.

The first visit of the day is to The fiesta of ‘La Mare de Déu de la Salut(Our Lady of Health)’ of Algemesí which UNESCO has recognized as part of the “intangible heritage of humanity” is famous for the human towers.

Our next port of call will be the village of El Palmar. Once an island, it is now accessible via a narrow road and even narrower bridge and is situated close to the City of Valencia on the banks of the Albufera lake. Once Europe’s largest fresh water lake, much of the area has been turned over to the cultivation of rice, but the Albufera is still home to carp and eels and an extensive bird reserve with, among others, egrets and blue herons making their home there.  The fishing boats which line the canals on each side of the village bear witness to the main livelihood of its inhabitants.

We will stop for lunch in El Palmar, which has a large number of restaurants that specialise in paella.
In the afternoon, we will enjoy a cruise on Albufera lake.
Once back on dry land we will have an opportunity of looking inside one of the cosy little thatched cottages called Barracas which are to be seen all over the area. Though very small, inside they seemed surprisingly spacious and comfortable.

Cost 40 euros per person

Sep
9
Mon
2019
History Talk: 1493 And All That! @ Salon de Actos Espai la Senieta
Sep 9 @ 10:30 – 12:30
History Talk: 1493 And All That! @ Salon de Actos Espai la Senieta

Lecturer: Cheda Panajotovic

This is a story about the ending of what is normally referred to as ‘The Middle Ages’. The title explains the very end of the era when Columbus stumbled upon the West Indies and the age of world domination by Europe’s faster developing countries began.

But the story is not that simple. We need to see how the world was changing at the time and what part was played by the Black Death (1348), the gentle almost unseen ending of serfdom, the rise of a new kind of middle class and their hunger for education.

With the increase of wealth among the landholding classes, luxury goods were all important and traders were competing of who could import, create or supply the best.

In Italy, the richest bankers and traders decorated their palaces with whatever luxury money could buy. Leading the need for wishing nothing but the best of the best was the Church of Rome, re-building and re-inventing itself in so many ways.

The Italian Renaissance was thus born, served by artists like Da Vinci and Michelangelo. It was soon to spread throughout Europe and beyond.

Sep
11
Wed
2019
Wine Tasting Group: Day trip to Bodegas Castaño in Yecla @ Bodegas Castaño, Yecla
Sep 11 @ 08:15 – 19:00
Sep
16
Mon
2019
Ancient Egypt @ Salon de Actos, Espai la Senieta
Sep 16 @ 10:30 – 12:00
Frequency: Monthly: 3rd Monday, at 10:30
Venue: Salón de Actos, Espai la Senieta, Moraira

Group leader: David Rohl

Bedouins passing by Mount Sinai

The Ancient Egypt group is dedicated to the study of pharaonic Egypt from the Predynastic Age to the absorption of the Nile valley into the Roman Empire in 30 BC. Over the course of the project, we will be covering many different aspects of Egyptian civilisation, some of which you won’t be able to read about in popular books on the subject. But, don’t let that put you off! The presentations will be easy to follow and full of wonderful visuals … so you can just relax and let the magic of Egypt and the rest of the Ancient World wash over you like the gentle waters of the River Nile.

The group is led by one of the world’s best-known Egyptologists – writer, TV presenter, renowned international lecturer, historian and archaeologist, David Rohl, who has spent more than fifty years exploring the landscapes of the ancient Near East – from the high mountain valleys of Eden in mythical Persia to the vast barren deserts bordering ancient Kemet (the ‘Black Land’ = the Nile valley). He is best known for his internationally acclaimed TV documentary series ‘Pharaohs and Kings’, ‘In Search of Eden’, ‘The Egyptian Genesis’, and as a leading figure in the multi-award-winning cinema documentary ‘Patters of Evidence – The Exodus’. David has also written five bestselling books translated into twelve languages.

David Rohl, presenter of Pharaohs and Kings (Channel Four and Discovery Channel 1995).The group meets every third Monday of the month at the Salon de Actos, in la Senieta theatre, Moraira, starting at 10.30am and finishing around midday. Each meeting begins with a seventy-minute (or so) presentation on the day’s subject, employing David’s stunning visuals and informative graphics. Group members are then encouraged to participate in a Q & A discussion for the remaining fifteen minutes of the session.

Due to David’s international lecturing, archaeological research and TV commitments, there may be occasions in the year when he will be away and the lecture is postponed to the following month. However, confirmation of each lecture will be notified to all members, approximately one week before the meeting, giving the lecture title and a short explanation of the subject.

The monthly talks are not always entirely restricted to Egypt, since David will be throwing in the occasional lecture on the history and archaeology of the Old Testament, the ‘Heroic Age’ of Bronze Age Greece, the Minoan bull-leaping culture of Crete, the warlike Hittites of Anatolia (modern Turkey), and the ancient civilisations of Mesopotamia (modern Iraq and Syria), as well as some ‘specials’ on completely different but nevertheless fascinating topics such as the legendary epic tale of the Trojan War and the Romano-Spanish traditions surrounding the Sangreal (‘Holy Grail’).

Sep
17
Tue
2019
Morella
Sep 17 – Sep 21 all-day

MORELLA
17th to 21st September 2019
5 days, 4 nights

Trip leader Lynn Clark & Sue Popkin

On this trip we will be visiting some of the 68 small towns and villages that have been awarded the designation ‘Most Beautiful Villages in Spain’. Four of these villages are in Comunidad Valenciana and we will visit three of them plus two more that are located just over the border with Aragon.


COST €260 PER PERSON
Including half board at the Hotel and some lunches are included during the trip.

The single room supplement is €60

This trip is now full but we do have a reserve list.
If you wish to be added to the reserve list please contact

travel-events@u3amoraira-teulada.org

Healthy Walking – JAVEA Rafalets to Las Laderas @ Entrance area to Rafalet urbanisation
Sep 17 @ 09:00 – 10:30
Healthy Walking - JAVEA Rafalets to Las Laderas @ Entrance area to Rafalet urbanisation
Duration 1hr
Meeting Point Entrance area to Rafalet urbanisation Benitachell road CV740
Walking Route Distance : 4,2 km Across to the La Colina area and around the woods and country lanes.
Terrain
Walking Surface Single dirt paths, wide stoney tracks and some quiet tarmac roads.
Ascent One small hill at the beginning.
Directions to Meeting Point From Moraira:
Take the road from to Benitachell . Turn right at the traffic lights and drive to
Javea(CV740). Continue on this road passing the golf course and then a garden centre, both on the right. Approximately 200 meters pass the garden centre turn right into Rafalet on the corner of Calle del mar de Noruega.
From Javea:
Leave Jávea on the CV734 towards Gata. Turn left at the Ferrobox/El Paso roundabout onto CV740 to Benitachell. Go straight over the next roundabout and after approximately 800 meters turn left into Rafalet on the corner of Calle del mar de Noruega.
Sep
19
Thu
2019
Healthy Walking – JAVEA Rafalets to Las Laderas @ Entrance area to Rafalet urbanisation
Sep 19 @ 09:00 – 10:30
Healthy Walking - JAVEA Rafalets to Las Laderas @ Entrance area to Rafalet urbanisation
Duration 1hr
Meeting Point Entrance area to Rafalet urbanisation Benitachell road CV740
Walking Route Distance : 4,2 km Across to the La Colina area and around the woods and country lanes.
Terrain
Walking Surface Single dirt paths, wide stoney tracks and some quiet tarmac roads.
Ascent One small hill at the beginning.
Directions to Meeting Point From Moraira:
Take the road from to Benitachell . Turn right at the traffic lights and drive to
Javea(CV740). Continue on this road passing the golf course and then a garden centre, both on the right. Approximately 200 meters pass the garden centre turn right into Rafalet on the corner of Calle del mar de Noruega.
From Javea:
Leave Jávea on the CV734 towards Gata. Turn left at the Ferrobox/El Paso roundabout onto CV740 to Benitachell. Go straight over the next roundabout and after approximately 800 meters turn left into Rafalet on the corner of Calle del mar de Noruega.
Sep
24
Tue
2019
Healthy Walking – MORAIRA : From ALGAS L’ Andrago to Cap Blanc @ Algas Andrago car park along Moraira - Calpe road
Sep 24 @ 09:00 – 10:30
Healthy Walking - MORAIRA : From ALGAS L' Andrago to Cap Blanc @ Algas Andrago car park along Moraira - Calpe road

Duration 1hr
Meeting Point Algas Andrago car park
Walking Route Distance : 4,17 km From Algas to Cap Blanc and loop back
Terrain Walking Surface Pavement and road, strong undulating, Some steps.
Ascent A few short steep roads
Directions to Meeting Point Go along the Moraira to Calpe road. At the first roundabout turn left to go down to the Algas car park.
Sep
26
Thu
2019
Healthy Walking – MORAIRA : From ALGAS L’ Andrago to Cap Blanc @ Algas Andrago car park along Moraira - Calpe road
Sep 26 @ 09:00 – 10:30
Healthy Walking - MORAIRA : From ALGAS L' Andrago to Cap Blanc @ Algas Andrago car park along Moraira - Calpe road

Duration 1hr
Meeting Point Algas Andrago car park
Walking Route Distance : 4,17 km From Algas to Cap Blanc and loop back
Terrain Walking Surface Pavement and road, strong undulating, Some steps.
Ascent A few short steep roads
Directions to Meeting Point Go along the Moraira to Calpe road. At the first roundabout turn left to go down to the Algas car park.
Sep
30
Mon
2019
Art Talk: Outdoor Art in Spain @ Salon de Actos
Sep 30 @ 10:30 – 12:30

Lecturer: Peter Atkinson

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The presentation will explore a national selection of the art that can be viewed in Spain’s outdoors, covering the work of A-listers and unknowns.  It will range from whole buildings  (religious, civic and residential) to minor architectural details, and will include art that is transient or trivial as well as the monumental and permanent.  We’ll look at bells, clocks, fountains and streetlights; at saints, pilgrims, crosses and cloisters; and at local and national heroes.

Banksy has said that “art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable”.   A few of the items that we look at may meet one or both of these lofty aspirations.  Less ambitiously, I hope you’ll find all the work to be pleasing or interesting.

Oct
1
Tue
2019
Healthy Walking – BENITACHELL- ALDI to camis and tracks between MORAIRA and BENITACHELL @ Aldi Parking Benitachell Moraira - Benitachell road
Oct 1 @ 09:00 – 10:30
Healthy Walking - BENITACHELL- ALDI to camis and tracks between MORAIRA and BENITACHELL @ Aldi Parking Benitachell Moraira - Benitachell road

Duration 1hr
Meeting Point Algas Andrago car park
Walking Route Distance : 4,17 km From Algas to Cap Blanc and loop back
Terrain Walking Surface Pavement and road, strong undulating, Some steps.
Ascent A few short steep roads
Directions to Meeting Point Go along the Moraira to Calpe road. At the first roundabout turn left to go down to the Algas car park.
Oct
2
Wed
2019
Day trip: Valencia Biopark
Oct 2 all-day
Day trip: Valencia Biopark

Valencia Bioparc
(IN THE CENTRE OF VALENCIA CITY)
WEDNESDAY, 2nd OCTOBER 2019

Led by: Sue Popkin & Lynn Clark

This day trip will include return journey by coach from Moraira to Valencia Bioparc, entrance fee and a three-hour guided tour.

The Bioparc is split into three main sections. There are no cages in the Bioparc. Barriers are created naturally using rocks, rivers and bridges.

African Savannah: You will find herbivores here such as Zebras, Impalas, Storks, Giraffes and White Rhinoceroses and you will be able to pet giraffes as they come over to see what’s going on. Another area shows Lions, Mongooses and Elephants.

Equatorial Africa: The largest section within the park, with the greatest amount of eco-systems and habitats. Here there is a large section for African birds, and you will also see Monkeys and Gorillas.

Madagascar: This is the place to venture to if you want to meet some Lemurs. These are the ones you can get closest too as they are free to run around in the area where you will be.

Lunch is not included, however, throughout the Bioparc you will find various places to eat such as the Samburu Restaurant that offers a 3-course meal or there is a snack bar in the Ndoki area which offers sandwiches or an Adult Menu offering hamburgers, chicken wings etc.

You are not allowed to take food into the Bioparc because feeding the animals is strictly prohibited.
So join us for a fantastic day out where you can really get up close to the animals and enjoy what has been described as the most advanced zoo within Europe.


Cost of the trip 35€
If you are interested in this trip please either put your name and email address on the list at the travel desk or email
Sue Popkin at sue.popkin@u3amoraira-teulada.org

Oct
3
Thu
2019
Healthy Walking – BENITACHELL- ALDI to camis and tracks between MORAIRA and BENITACHELL @ Aldi Parking Benitachell Moraira - Benitachell road
Oct 3 @ 09:00 – 10:30
Healthy Walking - BENITACHELL- ALDI to camis and tracks between MORAIRA and BENITACHELL @ Aldi Parking Benitachell Moraira - Benitachell road

Duration 1hr
Meeting Point Algas Andrago car park
Walking Route Distance : 4,17 km From Algas to Cap Blanc and loop back
Terrain Walking Surface Pavement and road, strong undulating, Some steps.
Ascent A few short steep roads
Directions to Meeting Point Go along the Moraira to Calpe road. At the first roundabout turn left to go down to the Algas car park.
Oct
7
Mon
2019
General Meeting @ Salones Gl
Oct 7 @ 10:00 – 12:00
General Meeting @ Salones Gl

General Meetings are held on the first Monday of every month (except August) at the Salón GL, Avenida Mediterráneo 32, Teulada (see below for directions and parking).

Doors are opened at 9:30 a.m. to enable members to join the U3A, renew membership, meet members of the Committee and Group Leaders, register for travel trips, buy tickets for social events  and register for groups. 

Coffee and soft drinks can be purchased before the formal part of the meeting starts.

All the desks will close promptly at 10:30 a.m., when the formal part of the meeting starts. This will begin with the President’s report and is followed by reports from the Treasurer, Travel Group Treasurer, Groups Coordinator and Cultural Arts. This lasts for about one hour and is normally followed by a presentation by a guest speaker.

The membership subscription for 2019 is 10 euros per person.

Latest Agenda for the General Meeting

Minutes of the previous meeting

Salón GL, Avenida Mediterráneo 32, Teulada Parking There is underground parking almost next to the Salón which belongs to the Bertomeu store, and they have agreed to allow U3A members to park there on the first Monday of each month for the duration of our General Meetings. The only exception is that we must leave 2 ...
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Oct
8
Tue
2019
Healthy Walking – JAVEA Cemetery to Benimadrocs @ Javea Cemetery
Oct 8 @ 09:00 – 10:30
Healthy Walking - JAVEA Cemetery to Benimadrocs @ Javea Cemetery

Duration 1hr 15min plus stop
Meeting Point Javea Cemetery
Walking Route Distance : 5,7 km
Terrain
Walking Surface Rough tracks and tarmac roads. Proper walking shoes essential.
Ascent Moderate ascents and descents.
Directions to Meeting Point From Moraira: Take the road from to Benitachell . Turn right at the traffic lights and drive to Javea(CV740) to the Ferrobox roundabout(carretera gata crossing). Turn left here on the CV734 towards Gata;
From Javea: Leave Jávea on the CV734 towards Gata.

After 800m the Crematorium is on the right. Turn right immediately afterwards and past the Crematorium entrance and on to the Cemetery on the left where there is a large car park.

Oct
10
Thu
2019
Healthy Walking – JAVEA Cemetery to Benimadrocs @ Javea Cemetery
Oct 10 @ 09:00 – 10:30
Healthy Walking - JAVEA Cemetery to Benimadrocs @ Javea Cemetery

Duration 1hr 15min plus stop
Meeting Point Javea Cemetery
Walking Route Distance : 5,7 km
Terrain
Walking Surface Rough tracks and tarmac roads. Proper walking shoes essential.
Ascent Moderate ascents and descents.
Directions to Meeting Point From Moraira: Take the road from to Benitachell . Turn right at the traffic lights and drive to Javea(CV740) to the Ferrobox roundabout(carretera gata crossing). Turn left here on the CV734 towards Gata;
From Javea: Leave Jávea on the CV734 towards Gata.

After 800m the Crematorium is on the right. Turn right immediately afterwards and past the Crematorium entrance and on to the Cemetery on the left where there is a large car park.

Oct
14
Mon
2019
Art and History Talk: The Double Life & Amazing works of Grayson Perry @ Salón de Actos, Espai la Senieta, Moraira
Oct 14 @ 10:30 – 12:00
Art and History Talk: The Double Life & Amazing works of Grayson Perry @ Salón de Actos, Espai la Senieta, Moraira

Date: Monday 14th October 2019 10:30

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

Subject: The Double life and Amazing Works of Grayson Perry

Lecturer: John Hopwood

 

It would be very difficult to find another artist anywhere near as colourful and as eccentric as Grayson Perry!

He suffered an extremely traumatic childhood during which he discovered his penchant for wearing women’s clothes.

This was followed by times of being a penniless young ‘punk’ living in a squat in London.

However, he chose his fellow squatters well with one being Stephen Jones, now probably the most respected, radical and important milliner of the 20th and early 21st centuries and the other Boy George who needs little introduction.

During this time Perry decided to become an artist and his studies were eventually rewarded with a BA from Portsmouth Polytechnic in 1982.

He started his career as a very controversial ‘Transvestite Potter’, but he has since become a Turner-Prize-winning artist – the only potter ever to receive that award – a BAFTA-winning documentary maker, an author, a social commentator, a museum curator, a Reith lecturer and a devoted husband and father.

In addition to his celebrated pottery creations Grayson Perry is also a creator of the most wonderful and colourful tapestries woven on Flemish looms and of minutely detailed large scale etchings.

He is a consummate self-publicist, which may have been necessary at the beginning of his career, but no longer now that he is one of the most well-known British artists alive.

This talk is full of humour, of pathos and occasionally, perhaps, what may be considered by some, rather offensive works of this amazing and utterly unique artist.

Oct
15
Tue
2019
Healthy Walking – Lliber Zoo @ the Lliber Health Centre overflow car park at the end of Carrer Colon(m)
Oct 15 @ 10:00 – 11:30
Healthy Walking - Lliber Zoo @ the Lliber Health Centre overflow car park at the end of Carrer Colon(m)

Duration 1hr 15min
Meeting Point the Lliber Health Centre overflow car park at the end of Carrer Colon(m)
Walking Route Distance : 5,35 km Starts in the village and follows the valley paths returning to Llíber by the village back roads.We pass a small zoo hidden between Lliber and Gata. Excellent views of the valley and the campo behind Llíber.
Terrain
Walking Surface Initially, the path is flat on concrete and compacted dirt. 800m uphill through the woods on rocky path. Tarmac for last 20 mins back to the village.
Ascent 100m Steep tarmac hill after the woods. 90m altitude difference.
Directions to Meeting Point Approach Lliber on the road from Benissa to from Senija. Drive into Lliber and after passing the square on your right take the second street on the left (Carrer Colom). Pass the pharmacy on your right and go over the next junction, then the road dog legs right and left. Park in the Health Centre overflow car park on the left.
Oct
16
Wed
2019
Day trip: Visit to Fonts d’Algar and Guadalest 
Oct 16 all-day
Day trip: Visit to Fonts d’Algar and Guadalest 

GUADALEST DAY TRIP

Visit to Font d’Algar Waterfalls and

Sightseeing and Shopping in Guadalest

Wednesday 16th October 2019

Leader:  Lynn Clark & Sue Popkin

                     

 

 

Las Fuentes del Algar or Fonts de l’Algar are located about 15 km from Benimantell in Callosa d’en Sarria (Alicante).

In ancient times the waters of Fuentes del Algar were considered sources of health and wealth. Even thought that could rejuvenated swimmers.

Las Fuentes del Algar or Fonts de l’Algar are a natural paradise where the Algar river forms numerous waterfalls and tolls (natural pools) of great beauty where you can even take bath in summer.

After we have visited the waterfalls and had coffee, we will then take the coach up to Guadalest.  The village appears perched on a tiny pinnacle rising into the sky which makes it look absolutely amazing. This gives beautiful views of the green valley with many other mountains in the background. 

You will find many shops selling souvenirs, crafts and local produce such as honey, wine, handbags etc.

Guadalest is famous for two buildings, the first is Guadalest castle (Castell de Guadalest) which can only be accessed by walking through a 15 foot long tunnel carved out of the rock. This is known as the Portal de San Jose.  The castle was built by the Moors over 1,300 years ago. In 1609 King Felipe the third ordered all the Moors to be expelled leading to an uprising after which the Moors were defeated and left Spain.

The other famous building that you will often see photographed or on postcards is the white bell tower of Penon de la Alcala which rises up seemingly precariously perched on the mountainside.

 


Cost of the trip is €15.00
Including entrance to the waterfalls
If you are interested in this trip please either put your name and email address on the list at the travel desk or email
Lynn Clark at travel-events@u3amoraira-teulada.org
Giving the name of the trip