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.

The Shawshank Redemption @ Espai la Senieta
Jan 27 @ 17:45 – 20:25
The Shawshank Redemption @ Espai la Senieta

U3A Membership Card for entrance (free) – NO booking required

The story chronicles the experiences of Andy (Tim Robbins), a formerly successful banker, as a prisoner in the gloomy jailhouse of Shawshank after being found guilty of a crime he did not commit. The film portrays the his unique way of dealing with his new, torturous life; along the way he befriends a number of fellow prisoners, most notably a wise long-term inmate named Red (Morgan Freeman).

Nominated for seven Oscars it’s IMDb’s top-rated movie of all time.

PLEASE NOTE THAT BECAUSE THIS FILM HAS A RUNNING TIME OF 2 HOURS 22 MINUTES IT WILL END 25 MINUTES LATER THAN USUAL.
IF YOU HAVE A WEAK BLADDER YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED !!

Jan
28
Tue
2020
Healthy Walking – Teulada – Els Molins – Castellons @ Teulada at the Cemetery carpark
Jan 28 @ 10:00 – 11:15
Healthy Walking - Teulada – Els Molins - Castellons @ Teulada at the Cemetery carpark

Duration 1hr 15min plus stops
Meeting Point Teulada at the Cemetery carpark
Walking Route Distance : 5,2 km Camis and paths north and east of the Cemetery.
Terrain
Walking Surface Mostly tarmac roads.
Ascent 2 km uphill 100m ascent
Directions to Meeting Point From Teulada-Moraira:
Drive to the bottom of the main dual carriageway. Turn 1st right at first roundabouts and go to the railway station;
From Gata/Benissa:
Take N332 until you reach the roundabout outside Teulada. Turn to Teulada and at the next roundabout, cross the roundabout to the next. Go round the roundabout, pass avenida Mediterraneo, and turn into the road for the railway station;Pass the railway station and drive up the calle Tenerife till the football stadium. Park behind the football stadium at the cemetery carpark

Jan
30
Thu
2020
Healthy Walking – Teulada – Els Molins – Castellons @ Teulada at the Cemetery carpark
Jan 30 @ 10:00 – 11:15
Healthy Walking - Teulada – Els Molins - Castellons @ Teulada at the Cemetery carpark

Duration 1hr 15min plus stops
Meeting Point Teulada at the Cemetery carpark
Walking Route Distance : 5,2 km Camis and paths north and east of the Cemetery.
Terrain
Walking Surface Mostly tarmac roads.
Ascent 2 km uphill 100m ascent
Directions to Meeting Point From Teulada-Moraira:
Drive to the bottom of the main dual carriageway. Turn 1st right at first roundabouts and go to the railway station;
From Gata/Benissa:
Take N332 until you reach the roundabout outside Teulada. Turn to Teulada and at the next roundabout, cross the roundabout to the next. Go round the roundabout, pass avenida Mediterraneo, and turn into the road for the railway station;Pass the railway station and drive up the calle Tenerife till the football stadium. Park behind the football stadium at the cemetery carpark

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
4
Tue
2020
Healthy Walking – Benitachell – Around the country paths and camis from Les Fonts I (Feb Blossom walk) @ The centre of Les Fonts Urbanisation.
Feb 4 @ 10:00 – 11:15
Healthy Walking - Benitachell - Around the country paths and camis from Les Fonts I (Feb Blossom walk) @ The centre of Les Fonts Urbanisation.

Duration 1hr
Meeting Point The centre of Les Fonts Urbanisation.
Walking Route Distance : Country paths, woods and vineyards. Some quiet urbanisation roads.
Terrain
Walking Surface Mostly tarmac roads, one gravel track.
Ascent A number of short steep tarmac hills.
Directions to Meeting Point From Moraira: Drive to Benitachell on the Moraira- Benitachell road. At the traffic lights go Left and drive to the next junction to the right. Turn sharp right here into avenida Alicante. This road starts to narrow after 50m and you need to turn left after approx. 250m, the next road on the left turn left. Go straight on into l’Abiar (signed to Les Fonts Urbanisation);
From Benitachell church: Follow the road past the cemetery on the right and behind the back of the church on the left. At the first crossroads, with the police station on your right, turn right into l’Abiar (signed to Les Fonts Urbanisation);
Both:
Down the winding hill and past the Windmill and take the first road on the right (Lluca). Follow Lluca, ignoring all turnings, and go up into Les Fonts urb. keep to main road and after approx. 1.5km you will reach a parking area adjacent to the local mail boxes and dustbins.From Jávea: On the Jávea-Benitachell CV740, just past Meson de Paco, turn right (at the stone cross). Ignore all side turnings on this road, go past the bins on your right, and head towards Les Fonts. Just after entering the urbanisation the parking area will come into view which is adjacent to the local mail boxes and dustbins.

Feb
6
Thu
2020
Healthy Walking – Benitachell – Around the country paths and camis from Les Fonts I (Feb Blossom walk) @ The centre of Les Fonts Urbanisation.
Feb 6 @ 10:00 – 11:15
Healthy Walking - Benitachell - Around the country paths and camis from Les Fonts I (Feb Blossom walk) @ The centre of Les Fonts Urbanisation.

Duration 1hr
Meeting Point The centre of Les Fonts Urbanisation.
Walking Route Distance : Country paths, woods and vineyards. Some quiet urbanisation roads.
Terrain
Walking Surface Mostly tarmac roads, one gravel track.
Ascent A number of short steep tarmac hills.
Directions to Meeting Point From Moraira: Drive to Benitachell on the Moraira- Benitachell road. At the traffic lights go Left and drive to the next junction to the right. Turn sharp right here into avenida Alicante. This road starts to narrow after 50m and you need to turn left after approx. 250m, the next road on the left turn left. Go straight on into l’Abiar (signed to Les Fonts Urbanisation);
From Benitachell church: Follow the road past the cemetery on the right and behind the back of the church on the left. At the first crossroads, with the police station on your right, turn right into l’Abiar (signed to Les Fonts Urbanisation);
Both:
Down the winding hill and past the Windmill and take the first road on the right (Lluca). Follow Lluca, ignoring all turnings, and go up into Les Fonts urb. keep to main road and after approx. 1.5km you will reach a parking area adjacent to the local mail boxes and dustbins.From Jávea: On the Jávea-Benitachell CV740, just past Meson de Paco, turn right (at the stone cross). Ignore all side turnings on this road, go past the bins on your right, and head towards Les Fonts. Just after entering the urbanisation the parking area will come into view which is adjacent to the local mail boxes and dustbins.

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?

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood @ Espai la Senieta
Feb 10 @ 17:30 – 20:30
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood @ Espai la Senieta

U3A Membership Card for entrance (free) – NO booking required

Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood visits 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as a faded television actor Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his long-time stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood’s Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles. The highly acclaimed ninth film from the writer-director Quentin Tarantino features a large ensemble cast and multiple storylines in a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood’s golden age.

PLEASE NOTE THAT BECAUSE THIS FILM HAS A RUNNING TIME OF 2 HOURS 45 MINUTES IT WILL START 15 MINUTES EARLIER AND END 30 MINUTES LATER THAN USUAL.
IF YOU HAVE A WEAK BLADDER YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED !!

Feb
11
Tue
2020
Healthy Walking – BENISSA – Senija Country Lanes @ Carpark in front of the Benissa cemetery close to the A7 entrance gatei Cansalades.
Feb 11 @ 10:00 – 11:15
Healthy Walking - BENISSA - Senija Country Lanes @ Carpark in front of the Benissa cemetery close to the A7 entrance gatei Cansalades.

Duration 1h
Meeting Point Carpark in front of the Benissa cemetery close to the A7 entrance gate
Walking Route
Distance: 3,2km
Around the country lanes between Benissa and Senija, through orchards of olives , Almonds, oranges and vineyards.
Terrain
Walking surface Mostly well made surfaces (tarmac) road, through the fields.
Ascent 30m ascent over 2km
Directions to Meeting Point From Teulada towards Benissa (N332). Reaching the entrance towards the AP7, turn right to the motorway. After 100m there is a small turn to the right onto a small road parallel to the motorway entrance. Turn right here and immediately turn left towards the cemetery. Drive about 500m till the junction and turn right and follow the signs to the cemiteri turning into road “Assegador de Canor”. Park at the cemetery carpark
Feb
13
Thu
2020
Healthy Walking – BENISSA – Senija Country Lanes @ Carpark in front of the Benissa cemetery close to the A7 entrance gatei Cansalades.
Feb 13 @ 10:00 – 11:15
Healthy Walking - BENISSA - Senija Country Lanes @ Carpark in front of the Benissa cemetery close to the A7 entrance gatei Cansalades.

Duration 1h
Meeting Point Carpark in front of the Benissa cemetery close to the A7 entrance gate
Walking Route
Distance: 3,2km
Around the country lanes between Benissa and Senija, through orchards of olives , Almonds, oranges and vineyards.
Terrain
Walking surface Mostly well made surfaces (tarmac) road, through the fields.
Ascent 30m ascent over 2km
Directions to Meeting Point From Teulada towards Benissa (N332). Reaching the entrance towards the AP7, turn right to the motorway. After 100m there is a small turn to the right onto a small road parallel to the motorway entrance. Turn right here and immediately turn left towards the cemetery. Drive about 500m till the junction and turn right and follow the signs to the cemiteri turning into road “Assegador de Canor”. Park at the cemetery carpark
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
18
Tue
2020
Healthy Walking – PARCENT – Blossom Walk @ Coming from Jalon-Alcalali, in Parcent, on the T-junction Avenida de Denia / carreter Benidorm-Pego.
Feb 18 @ 10:00 – 11:15
Healthy Walking - PARCENT – Blossom Walk @ Coming from Jalon-Alcalali, in Parcent, on the T-junction Avenida de Denia / carreter Benidorm-Pego.

Duration 1hr 10min
Meeting Point Coming from Jalon-Alcalali, in Parcent, on the T-junction Avenida de Denia / carreter Benidorm-Pego.
Walking Route Distance : 4,8 km Around the village and country lanes of Parcent, through orchards of Almonds, Olives , Mandarins and Oranges and pine wood.
Terrain
Walking Surface Mostly well made surfaces (tarmac, concrete), some dirt road, some trail through the pine wood.
Ascent 50m undulating, a few steep streets in the village, one short steep slope of 100m in the pine wood.
Directions to Meeting Point From Jalon/Alcalali towards Parcent, at the end of the road reaching Parcent, on the T-junction of the road coming from Alcalali and Carretera Pego-Benidorm. Park in the dead end road ahead or in the vicinity. Meeting point at the corner on the bus-stop abri. Typical cheap coffee Bar/restaurant “EL Progres” in “ Calle de l’Era”. Going towards Pego from the meeting point, second road on the right, 50M ahead on the right is the bar.
Feb
20
Thu
2020
Day Trip: City of Arts & Science – Valencia & Shopping
Feb 20 all-day

CITY OF ARTS AND SCIENCE

VALENCIA OR SHOPPING

THURSDAY 20th February 2020

Trip Leaders: Kay Bond & 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 and combines tickets and coach

Hemesferic and Science Museum = €25.00

Oceanographica = €40.00

Valencia Shopping Only = €10.00

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

Healthy Walking – PARCENT – Blossom Walk @ Coming from Jalon-Alcalali, in Parcent, on the T-junction Avenida de Denia / carreter Benidorm-Pego.
Feb 20 @ 10:00 – 11:15
Healthy Walking - PARCENT – Blossom Walk @ Coming from Jalon-Alcalali, in Parcent, on the T-junction Avenida de Denia / carreter Benidorm-Pego.

Duration 1hr 10min
Meeting Point Coming from Jalon-Alcalali, in Parcent, on the T-junction Avenida de Denia / carreter Benidorm-Pego.
Walking Route Distance : 4,8 km Around the village and country lanes of Parcent, through orchards of Almonds, Olives , Mandarins and Oranges and pine wood.
Terrain
Walking Surface Mostly well made surfaces (tarmac, concrete), some dirt road, some trail through the pine wood.
Ascent 50m undulating, a few steep streets in the village, one short steep slope of 100m in the pine wood.
Directions to Meeting Point From Jalon/Alcalali towards Parcent, at the end of the road reaching Parcent, on the T-junction of the road coming from Alcalali and Carretera Pego-Benidorm. Park in the dead end road ahead or in the vicinity. Meeting point at the corner on the bus-stop abri. Typical cheap coffee Bar/restaurant “EL Progres” in “ Calle de l’Era”. Going towards Pego from the meeting point, second road on the right, 50M ahead on the right is the bar.
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.

The Great Escape @ Espai la Senieta
Feb 24 @ 17:45 – 20:30
The Great Escape @ Espai la Senieta

U3A Membership Card for entrance (free) – NO booking required

Based on a true story, a group of allied escape-artist-type prisoners-of-war are all put in an “escape proof” camp. Their leader decides to try to take out several hundred all at once. The first half of the movie is played for comedy, as the prisoners mostly outwit their jailers to dig the escape tunnel. The second half is high adventure as they use planes, trains, and boats to get out of occupied Europe.

With an all-star cast this film is one of the true classics in the history of film-making.

PLEASE NOTE THAT BECAUSE THIS FILM HAS A RUNNING TIME OF 2 HOURS 45 MINUTES IT WILL START 15 MINUTES EARLIER AND END 30 MINUTES LATER THAN USUAL.
IF YOU HAVE A WEAK BLADDER YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED !!

Feb
25
Tue
2020
Healthy Walking – PARCENT – Northwest Loop @ Coming from Jalon-Alcalali, in Parcent, on the T-junction Avenida de Denia / carreter Benidorm-Pego.
Feb 25 @ 10:00 – 11:15
Healthy Walking - PARCENT - Northwest Loop @ Coming from Jalon-Alcalali, in Parcent, on the T-junction Avenida de Denia / carreter Benidorm-Pego.

Duration Full: 1 hr 30mins incl stops. (approx 4.8 kms).
Short: 1 hr incl stops. (approx 4.2 kms).
Meeting Point Coming from Jalon-Alcalali, in Parcent, on the T-junction Avenida de Denia / carreter Benidorm-Pego. The small Cul-de-Sac near Tramonti rest. just outside Parcent.
Walking Route Distance : 4,8 km Via the camis and tracks, loop around the hills and plana to the north and west of Parcent. Back through the town of Parcent.
Terrain
Walking Surface Mostly tarmac/concrete roads, small section of gravel/dirt tracks
Ascent A number of modest hills, and steep bends. One steep road up into the town. Total ascent 140m – 150m.
Directions to Meeting Point From Jalon/Alcalali towards Parcent,At the end of the road reaching Parcent, on the T-junction of the road coming from Alcalali and Carretera Pego-Benidorm, Park in the dead end road ahead or in the vincinity(Parking area available). Meeting point at the corner on the bus-stop abri. Typical cheap coffee Bar/restaurant “EL Progres”(social place) at the crospoint “ Av de la Constitucio & Calle L’era”. Going towards Pego from the meeting point, first road on the right, 50M ahead on the right is the bar.
Renewals Meeting @ Salón de Actos, La Senieta, Moraira
Feb 25 @ 10:00 – 12:00

This is one of 6 opportunities for members to renew their membership for 2020.  Renewal subscription 10 euros per person.  New members are also welcome to join.