Dec
10
Tue
2019
Healthy Walking – BENISSA – Walk through Canor Area Teulada @ Pedrera industrial park, the road behind JUJU, calle Benz. Park near “Dam-Sport” and “Mustang Sally”.
Dec 10 @ 10:00 – 11:15
Healthy Walking - BENISSA - Walk through Canor Area Teulada @ Pedrera industrial park, the road behind JUJU, calle Benz. Park near “Dam-Sport” and “Mustang Sally”.

Duration 1hr
Meeting Point Pedrera industrial park, the road behind JUJU, calle Benz. Park near “Dam-Sport” and “Mustang Sally”.
Walking Route Distance : 4,7 km Around the country lanes of Canor, Hidden in the valley between the N332 and the AP7, through orchards of olives , mandarines and oranges.
Terrain
Walking Surface Mostly well maintained tarmac surfaces with a few dirt and stony tracks.
Ascent 50m ascent over 2km, twice 50m steep
Directions to Meeting Point From Teulada, take the N332 towards Benissa. Reaching Pedrera industrial park, turn right into the park. Drive straight up till the T-junction and turn left, Next take the first right (calle Benz) and park in the bend near “Dam-Sport” and “Mustang Sally”. Parking is available on both sides of the road.

Dec
12
Thu
2019
Healthy Walking – BENISSA – Walk through Canor Area Teulada @ Pedrera industrial park, the road behind JUJU, calle Benz. Park near “Dam-Sport” and “Mustang Sally”.
Dec 12 @ 10:00 – 11:15
Healthy Walking - BENISSA - Walk through Canor Area Teulada @ Pedrera industrial park, the road behind JUJU, calle Benz. Park near “Dam-Sport” and “Mustang Sally”.

Duration 1hr
Meeting Point Pedrera industrial park, the road behind JUJU, calle Benz. Park near “Dam-Sport” and “Mustang Sally”.
Walking Route Distance : 4,7 km Around the country lanes of Canor, Hidden in the valley between the N332 and the AP7, through orchards of olives , mandarines and oranges.
Terrain
Walking Surface Mostly well maintained tarmac surfaces with a few dirt and stony tracks.
Ascent 50m ascent over 2km, twice 50m steep
Directions to Meeting Point From Teulada, take the N332 towards Benissa. Reaching Pedrera industrial park, turn right into the park. Drive straight up till the T-junction and turn left, Next take the first right (calle Benz) and park in the bend near “Dam-Sport” and “Mustang Sally”. Parking is available on both sides of the road.

Dec
16
Mon
2019
Ancient Egypt @ Salon de Actos, Espai la Senieta
Dec 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’).

Jan
6
Mon
2020
General Meeting @ Salones Gl
Jan 6 @ 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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Jan
8
Wed
2020
Day Trip: IKEA & Murcia Shopping Centre
Jan 8 all-day

IKEA & MURCIA SHOPPING CENTRE

Wednesday 8 January 2020

Cost €10 per person. 

Leaders Lynn Clark & Sue Popkin

 

It is January sales time and you will have the opportunity to get some great bargains at the shopping mall of Centro Commercial Nueva Condomina. In addition, we will also be going to Ikea. You can do both centres or just one which you can tell us on the day.

If you do not wish to shop why not take the tram which runs approx. every 15 minutes from the shopping Mall into the centre of Murcia town.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Cost of the Trip: €10 per person

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 on travel-events@u3amoraira-teulada.org

Jan
20
Mon
2020
Ancient Egypt @ Salon de Actos, Espai la Senieta
Jan 20 @ 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’).

Jan
22
Wed
2020
Day Trip: Alicante & Tapas – Afternoon/Evening Trip
Jan 22 all-day

ALICANTE – Wednesday 22nd January 2020

An Afternoon/Evening Trip – Cost €18.00

Trip Leader Malcolm Burman and Lynn Clark

 

The trip is designed to savour the atmosphere of Alicante, rather than passing by. Alicante is a town of hidden nooks and crannies, a wide range of galleries and museums plus a lively nightlife. And for those that like to shop there are many of them too.

The trip will depart from Moraira midday arriving in Alicante, near the port area, in time for lunch, drink or a snack.

We have organised a local guide to take us on a walking tour of the old town.   Afterwards, visit one of the galleries/museums, take a trip up to the castle (accessed by lift from the beach road) or just walk around the local shops.

After it gets dark, we will meet again in the town hall square in the central area and will supply a map of the old town showing suggested places to eat or drink. why not have a tapas tour around the old town.  There are dozens of tapas bars and small restaurants situated in the pedestrian alleyways around the cathedral.    A lot of the places are quite small and would not fit a party of 50 (some would be hard pressed to seat a party of 10!). You can choose from smart and trendy or small and traditional.

The coach will leave Alicante at 22.00, arriving back at Moraira around 23.30.

Cost €18 per person: This includes transport and the tour guide plus local map, but excludes food and drink and any entrance fees.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Cost of this Trip: €18.00

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 on
travel-events@u3amoraira-teulada.org

 

 

 

Jan
27
Mon
2020
The Life and Wonderful Artistry of the Valencian Artist Joaquim Sorolla @ La Senieta (Theatre)
Jan 27 @ 10:30 – 12:30
The Life and Wonderful Artistry of the Valencian Artist Joaquim Sorolla @ La Senieta (Theatre)

The Life and Wonderful Artistry of the Valencian Artist Joaquim Sorolla

Joaquim Sorolla was born in Valencia in 1863 into a very poor family and all we know is that his father was a tradesman. His father and mother both died of cholera when Joaquim was three years old and his sister Concha two.

His artistry developed from a very young age and by his late teens he was studying art at the Prada Museum in Madrid. Whilst he was still a young man his studies took him to Rome and then Paris and then back to Rome.

His early works included oriental, mythological, historical and social subjects for display in salons as well as showing at international exhibitions in Madrid, Paris, Venice, Munich and Chicago.

He soon rose to general fame and became the acknowledged head of the modern Spanish school of Painting.

He enjoyed great success when his picture Another Marguerite (1892) was awarded a Gold Medal at the National Exhibition in Madrid

The Return from Fishing (1894) was much admired and was bought by the Musee du Luxembourg.

Sorolla was passionate about two things – his family and his art. He would work from six to nine hours a day every day except Sundays and would often stand in the hot Spanish sunshine for hours whilst completing a painting.

He is probably most famous for his wonderful beach scenes of young children, fisher folk and scenery.

Feb
3
Mon
2020
General Meeting @ Salones Gl
Feb 3 @ 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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Feb
7
Fri
2020
An Evening at Benidorm Palace
Feb 7 all-day

Benidorm Palace presents their exciting revue show “Aqua”.   An international cast of 40 talented artists invite you onto a luxury cruise liner to sail the oceans of the world on an aquatic adventure.  Ports of call include Spain (of course), Venice, Egypt and New York City.

Along with transportation to Benidorm Palace, a four course dinner is included in the cost of the trip.  There is a choice of two menu types – the Gran Palace or the Gran Palace Plus menus.   Both types of menus include half a bottle of wine per person (choice of white, red or rose wine and a glass of cava on arrival.

Full details of the menu choices will be available at the Travel Desk at the General Meeting on 4 November or will be emailed to you on booking.

We will arrive at Benidorm Palace around 8.30 pm and leave for the journey back to Moraira around 12.30 am.

Cost: €70 or €80 dependant on menu choice

If you are interested in this trip please either contact the Travel Desk or email

Lynn Clark at travel-events@u3amoraira-teulada.org

Feb
10
Mon
2020
The Shah – my part in his downfall @ Espai la Senieta
Feb 10 @ 10:30 – 12:30
The Shah - my part in his downfall @ Espai la Senieta

The Shah – my part in his downfall (with apologies to Spike Milligan)

Speaker: Alan Rustage

 

When we flew out to Iran in 1976, it was considered to be one of the most stable countries in the Third World. The monarchy had only recently celebrated its 2,500th anniversary, the army was the best armed in the Middle East, America was a staunch ally, and photographs of the shah were in every shop and restaurant. 

Less than three years later, when we caught an early morning evacuation flight laid on by the RAF, the shah was gone, his close friend and court minister had been executed by a firing squad of widows (the newspaper brought out a special edition with photographs of the body), the Intercontinental Hotel was occupied by members of the Islamic militia, and a cleric who had been in exile for fourteen years was about to establish a theocratic totalitarian government.

How did it happen? Why did it happen? And for what reasons was the CIA taken so completely by surprise?

Feb
17
Mon
2020
Ancient Egypt @ Salon de Actos, Espai la Senieta
Feb 17 @ 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’).

Feb
20
Thu
2020
Day Trip: City of Arts and Science – Valencia
Feb 20 all-day

CITY OF ARTS AND SCIENCE

VALENCIA

THURSDAY 20th February 2020

Trip Leaders: Kay McKenna & Lynn Clark

See Below for Prices 

This visit we are going to the City of Arts and Science in Valencia. The site the museum is on comprises of 350000 sq mts in the old course of the river Turia. The complex is devoted to culture, education and leisure activities.

You will have a choice of areas to visit:-

HEMISFERICO is built in the form of a human eye, as pictured above, with a planetarium featuring the latest technical advances, Imax cinema and laser show all in one.

THE MUSEU DE LES CIÈNCIES PRÍNCIPE FELIPE (Science Museum) has interactive installations including a huge reproduction of a DNA chain, Foucault’s pendulum, and many other interactive elements including a space simulator.

OCEANOGRAPHIC – The aquariums of the water world. There are Polar zones, Dolphinarium, Red sea aquarium and Mediterranean seascape and a couple of underwater tunnel’s, 70 meter’s long where the fish have chance to gawp at YOU!.

The prices for this trip depend on what you want to see.


Hemesferic and Science Museum combined ticket and Coach for = €25.00

Oceanographica and Coach for = €40.00

Please note – when booking state your choice for the day. You will be charged accordingly.

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 travel-events@u3amoraira-teulada.org

Feb
24
Mon
2020
The Magic of Concorde @ Espai la Senieta
Feb 24 @ 10:30 – 12:30
The Magic of Concorde @ Espai la Senieta

Lecturer: Pete Carrigan

Pete was a flight engineer 3rd pilot, and flew for 28 years for British Airways. He accumulated over 10,000 hours on 747s over 15 years, and then over 3,500 hours over the next 12 years on Concorde, continuing to fly on this amazing supersonic passenger aircraft right up to its final flight. He was an instructor for the final 6 years of his career, and was responsible for training and checking the crew on
Concorde, as well as flying the aircraft on test flights.

Mar
2
Mon
2020
General Meeting @ Salones Gl
Mar 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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Mar
9
Mon
2020
Cleopatra – Queen of Egypt @ Teatro, Espai la Senieta
Mar 9 @ 10:30 – 12:30

Lecturer: Angela Chantry

Only 17 years old when she took the throne, Cleopatra quickly became one of the most powerful rulers Egypt had ever known. Her romantic liaisons and military alliances with the Roman leaders Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, as well as her supposed exotic beauty and powers of seduction, earned her an enduring place in history and popular myth. Who was Cleopatra? What and whom did she hold dear? Was she the exotic beauty or did she lure her famous lovers with her intellect and her power? One thing is certain, Cleopatra came to represent, as did no other woman of antiquity, the prototype of the romantic femme fatale.

Mar
10
Tue
2020
Day Trip: Santa Pola – Wine & Tapas Tasting
Mar 10 all-day

THE TASTES OF THE MEDITERRANEAN

Salt, Oil & Wine including a Wine tasting and Tapas

Tuesday 10 March 2020 

Led by Malcolm Burman and Lynn Clark

We will depart from Moraira and head for the salt museum in Santa Pola.   The museum is set within a 6000 acre park. Salt has been produced in Santa Pola since Roman times and was an essential part of the local economy. The small museum is set in an old salt factory with some of original machinery and explains how salt was extracted, its characteristics and historical usage.

The salt lagoons attract a variety of wildlife, especially flamingos and there are viewing platforms. You will also be able to observe the nature in the Natural Park of Salinas de Santa Pola, with flamingos, white-tailed teal, white jars, spoon ducks, common egrets, yellow tailed gulls and stilts etc. This spectacular reserve is declared a Zone of Special importance for Birds.

After a stop for lunch, we head for the Enrico Mendoza bodega in Alfas de Pi.  There will be a tour of the attractive grounds and the wine cellar with an English-speaking guide. This will be followed of course by a tutored tasting session with some tapas. Also included will be Olive Oil tasting. You will also have an opportunity to visit their shop for any purchases you wish to make.

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  travel-events@u3amoraira-teulada.org

 

 

Mar
16
Mon
2020
Ancient Egypt @ Salon de Actos, Espai la Senieta
Mar 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’).

Mar
19
Thu
2020
Day Trip: Fallas in Denia
Mar 19 all-day

FALLAS IN DENIA

THURSDAY 19th MARCH 2020

COST OF TRIP €20.00

TRIP LEADERS MALCOLM BURMAN AND LYNN CLARK

The Fallas celebrations take place on 19 March in many Valencian towns on the feast of St Joseph, the patron saint of carpenters.  Originally, the celebrations were a series of bonfires where local carpenters cleared their workshops for the new year and burnt their scrap wood.  Nowadays, local districts vie with each other to design and build the largest and most colourful imagery. The Fallas are erected on 15 March, assessed by a judging panel on 16 March and then burnt down on 19 March!

The Fallas are often created to represent local and national political issues this includes the local mayor and councillors who are portrayed in a variety of unflattering poses.  In Denia there are usually 12 extravagant Fallas spread around the old town, the largest reaching about 15 metres high all very colourful. We will have a Guide to explain what each Fallas represents as all the signs are in Valenciano.

At 11.30 onwards, there will be a flower parade by all the Fallistas in their traditional costume, finishing with a 10 meter high floral tribute of the Virgin de los Desamparados which is created from the processional offerings.

At 14.30pm, there will be a Mascleta (a firework display concentrating on noise rather than colour) in La Glorieta at the end of Marques de Campo.

The precise timings of events are subject to Spanish timing.

PLEASE NOTE DENIA WILL BE BUSY AND VERY NOISY WITH FIREWORKS INTERMITTEN THROUGHOUT THE DAY.  

If you are interested in this trip please either put your name and email address on the list at the travel desk or email

Contact Lynn – travel-events@u3amoraira-teulada.org

Apr
6
Mon
2020
General Meeting @ Salones Gl
Apr 6 @ 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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