Mar
21
Thu
2019
Healthy Walking: Teulada – Around the camis between Teulada LDL – Borda – Sisca @ Teulada - Around the camis between Teulada LDL - Borda – Sisca
Mar 21 @ 10:00 – 11:15
Healthy Walking: Teulada - Around the camis between Teulada LDL - Borda – Sisca @ Teulada - Around the camis between Teulada LDL - Borda – Sisca

Walk Leaders:Dave R & Betty

Duration: 1hr 15min

Meeting Point: Teulada- Moraira LIDL car park, close to petrol station

Walking Route: Distance : 4,6 km. Around the country lanes of Teulada, partly through vineyards and woods.

Walking Surface: Mostly well made surfaces (tarmac, concrete), some dirt road, some trail through the fields.

Ascent: 100m ascent over 2km, 15 min steep in the beginning

Directions to Meeting Point:

From Moraira:
Take the main Teulada-to-Moraira road (CV743). Go right on the LIDL roundabout, to LIDL carpark entrance. Go left and park close to the petrol station
From Benitachell:
Take the road towards Moraira (CV737), Straight over the new Mercadona roundabout. When you have passed clinica assistel, 100m onwards, take the next small road on the right, signposted Font Santa. Ignore the turning to the right and follow the road as it curves to the right. At the bridge of LIDL go left over the bridge. Turn right towards LIDL car park and park close to the petrol station.

Walk Ref: 2019 – 11b

 

Mar
25
Mon
2019
Art Talk: Modernism in Art @ Espai la Senieta, Moraira
Mar 25 @ 10:30 – 20:30

Lecturer: Brian Nicholls

For many people Modern Art can be confused with Abstract Art, which is more correctly called Abstract Expressionism. One perception as to what is ‘modern’ depends on whereabouts in history one is standing.
In the middle of the 19th century J.M.W. Turner, towards the end of his life, produced work that was considered at the time to be incomprehensible. Some experts now believe that he was in fact the ‘Father’ of the Impressionist movement.
Clearly, Modern Art is not a precise definition, and today most art historians regard it as a, post-Impressionist, general classification, that includes ‘Fauvism’,’The Blue Rider Group’,’ Expressionism’, ‘Cubism’, ‘Futurism’, ‘New York Realism’ and on up to the ‘Pop Art’ era.
I will present examples of work in all of the above groups and will try to give some indication as to what the artists of the 20th century, now free of the need for photographic realism, sought to communicate in their work.

Film Group 25th March: The Quiet American @ Salon de Actos, la Senieta, Moraira
Mar 25 @ 17:45 – 20:00

Show time: Monday 25th March, doors open 17;45, film commences 18:00 (ends 19:45)

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

Show U3A Membership Card for free entrance – NO booking required

Film Title: The Quiet American

Saigon, 1952, a beautiful, exotic, and mysterious city caught in the grips of the
Vietnamese war of liberation from the French colonial powers. New arrival Alden Pyle
(Brendan Fraser), an idealistic American aid worker, befriends London Times
correspondent Thomas Fowler (Michael Caine). When Fowler introduces Pyle to his
beautiful young Vietnamese mistress Phuong the three become swept up in a
tempestuous love triangle. Pyle offers what Thomas, married to a devout Catholic who
refuses to divorce, cannot – marriage and an escape from war-torn Vietnam. Disaster
looms; nothing, and no one, is as they seem, in this adaptation of Graham Greene’s classic
and prophetic story of love, betrayal, and murder

Trailer

 

Mar
26
Tue
2019
Healthy Walking: Javea – Rafalets to Tarraula river and Tossal Gros @ Javea - Rafalets to Tarraula river and Tossal Gros
Mar 26 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Healthy Walking: Javea - Rafalets to Tarraula river and Tossal Gros @ Javea - Rafalets to Tarraula river and Tossal Gros

Walk Leaders: Sandie & Dave G

Duration: 1hr plus stops

Meeting Point: El Rafalet car park Benitachell road CV740

Walking Route: Distance : 4,3 km. Tarraula camis / woods south of the river in the shadow of Tossal Gros

Walking Surface:Many tarmac roads, some gravel roads and dirt paths. Two short dirt “slopes/gullies” to descend, but can be avoided. Dirt paths and vineyards could be muddy after rain.

Ascent: Some hills. Morante and Tarraula (North) are steep. Tarraula (West) is less steep.

Directions to Meeting Point:

From Moraira:
Take the road from to Benitachell . Turn right at the traffic lights and drive to Javea(CV740), pass the golf club. When you passed the golfclub you find the Rafalet parking on the right on the corner of Calle del mar de Noruega.
From Javea:
Leave Jávea on the CV734 towards Gata. Turn left at the Ferrobox roundabout onto CV740 to Benitachell. Straight over roundabout at Cabanes. Shortly after the stone cross on right, turn left into the large El Rafalet car park on the left on the corner of Calle del mar de Noruega

Walk Ref: 2019 – 12a

 

Mar
28
Thu
2019
Healthy Walking: Javea – Rafalets to Tarraula river and Tossal Gros @ Javea - Rafalets to Tarraula river and Tossal Gros
Mar 28 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Healthy Walking: Javea - Rafalets to Tarraula river and Tossal Gros @ Javea - Rafalets to Tarraula river and Tossal Gros

Walk Leaders: Sandie & Dave G

Duration: 1hr plus stops

Meeting Point: El Rafalet car park Benitachell road CV740

Walking Route: Distance : 4,3 km. Tarraula camis / woods south of the river in the shadow of Tossal Gros

Walking Surface:Many tarmac roads, some gravel roads and dirt paths. Two short dirt “slopes/gullies” to descend, but can be avoided. Dirt paths and vineyards could be muddy after rain.

Ascent: Some hills. Morante and Tarraula (North) are steep. Tarraula (West) is less steep.

Directions to Meeting Point:

From Moraira:
Take the road from to Benitachell . Turn right at the traffic lights and drive to Javea(CV740), pass the golf club. When you passed the golfclub you find the Rafalet parking on the right on the corner of Calle del mar de Noruega.
From Javea:
Leave Jávea on the CV734 towards Gata. Turn left at the Ferrobox roundabout onto CV740 to Benitachell. Straight over roundabout at Cabanes. Shortly after the stone cross on right, turn left into the large El Rafalet car park on the left on the corner of Calle del mar de Noruega

Walk Ref: 2019 – 12b

 

Apr
1
Mon
2019
General Meeting @ Salones Gl
Apr 1 @ 10:00 – 12:00

General Meetings are held on the first Monday of every month. Meetings start promptly at 10.30 a.m. and the doors are opened from 9.30 to enable members to join the U3A or renew their membership, ask questions of the Committee, buy tickets for social events, register for travel trips and find out information on and sign up for the groups etc.

The membership subscription for 2019 is 10 euros per person.

The desks will all close promptly at 10:30 a.m. when the formal part of the General Meeting starts.

 

 

Latest Agenda for the General Meeting

Minutes of the previous meeting

 

Coffee and soft drinks can be purchased in the hall before the meeting

The venue is the Salón GL Avenida Mediterráneo 32, Teulada.

Note: If looking for directions on Google Maps, searching for Salón GL takes you to Salón Canor, which is wrong! Please follow the directions on the enclosed map.

 

Parking
Parking is available in the large car park approximately 200 metres from the meeting location. This is at the bottom of Teulada if you are coming from Moraira – go under the blue bridge and you will see the car park on the left.

The ayuntamiento has introduced parking charges on Avenida Mediterráneo (the dual-carriageway). However 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 spaces for Bertomeu customers.


The U3A Moraira-Teulada Monthly Meeting takes place at the Salón G.L., Av. Méditerraneo 32, Teulada.


In case of doubt, this is what the entrance looks like:

 

Apr
2
Tue
2019
Healthy Walking: TEULADA – Font Santa – Sisca CW @ TEULADA – Font Santa - Sisca CW
Apr 2 @ 10:00 – 11:15
Healthy Walking: TEULADA – Font Santa - Sisca CW @ TEULADA – Font Santa - Sisca CW

Walk Leaders: Sandie & Dave G

Duration: 1hr 15min

Meeting Point: Go-Karting car park, Teulada.

Walking Route: Distance : 4,8 km. Around the country lanes of Teulada, partly through vineyards and orchards.

Walking Surface: Almost all tarmac or concrete roads, part muddy and uneven if wet. Some trail through the fields.

Ascent: 130m ascent over 2km, 500m steep in the beginning

Directions to Meeting Point:

From Benitachell:
Take the road towards Moraira (CV737), Straight over the new Mercadona roundabout. When you have passed clinica assistel, 100m onwards, take the next small road on the right, signposted Font Santa. Ignore the turning to the right and follow the road as it curves to the right. Shortly, after passing new bridge off Little on the left, you will reach the karting parking area on the right.
From Moraira:
Take the main Teulada-to-Moraira road (CV743). Go right on the Little roundabout, go over the bridge and turn left. The karting facility is about 800m towards Teulada and park there in the parking to the right-hand side.

Walk Ref: 2019 – 13a

 

Apr
4
Thu
2019
Healthy Walking: TEULADA – Font Santa – Sisca CW @ TEULADA – Font Santa - Sisca CW
Apr 4 @ 10:00 – 11:15
Healthy Walking: TEULADA – Font Santa - Sisca CW @ TEULADA – Font Santa - Sisca CW

Walk Leaders: Sandie & Dave G

Duration: 1hr 15min

Meeting Point: Go-Karting car park, Teulada.

Walking Route: Distance : 4,8 km. Around the country lanes of Teulada, partly through vineyards and orchards.

Walking Surface: Almost all tarmac or concrete roads, part muddy and uneven if wet. Some trail through the fields.

Ascent: 130m ascent over 2km, 500m steep in the beginning

Directions to Meeting Point:

From Benitachell:
Take the road towards Moraira (CV737), Straight over the new Mercadona roundabout. When you have passed clinica assistel, 100m onwards, take the next small road on the right, signposted Font Santa. Ignore the turning to the right and follow the road as it curves to the right. Shortly, after passing new bridge off Little on the left, you will reach the karting parking area on the right.
From Moraira:
Take the main Teulada-to-Moraira road (CV743). Go right on the Little roundabout, go over the bridge and turn left. The karting facility is about 800m towards Teulada and park there in the parking to the right-hand side.

Walk Ref: 2019 – 13b

 

Apr
8
Mon
2019
Art Talk 8th Apr: The Life and Works of David Hockney @ Espai la Senieta, Moraira
Apr 8 @ 10:30 – 12:30
Date: 8th April 2019 Location: Salón de Actos, Espai la Senieta, Moraira (next to the large free car park) Subject: The Life and Works of David Hockney OM, CH, RA. Lecturer: John Hopwood Everyone knows of the artist David Hockney and most know that he is a Yorkshire lad who has done well. How well he has done can be gauged by the fact that he sold his first painting for just £10 in 1955 and on the 15th November 2018 his ‘Pool with two figures’,painted in 1971, sold for $90.2m (£70.35) – a world record for a living artist. David Hockney is now recognised as probably the most influential and prolific British artist of the 20th century. In the short time available it is impossible to cover his life and work in great detail but I have endeavoured to present a ‘potted history’ of his background, the times he has spent in Yorkshire and California and illustrations of some of the many ways in which his art has developed over the years.
Film Monday 8th April: Wind River @ Salon de Actos, la Senieta, Moraira
Apr 8 @ 17:45 – 19:45

Show time: Monday 8th April, doors open 17:45, film commences 18:00 (ends 19:45)

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

Show U3A Membership Card for free entrance – NO booking required

Film Title: Wind River

East of Boulder Flats, deep into the vast and unforgiving white territory of the Wind River Indian Reservation, the seasoned game tracker, Cory Lambert, discovers the frozen body of the young Native American, Natalie. As this is a federal crime, the F.B.I. dispatches the inexperienced but courageous agent Jane Banner to lead the investigation, however, the unprepared outsider soon teams up with Cory, a man with deep community ties and a haunted past, to unravel the mystery of Natalie’s murder. Before long, Cory will inevitably have to face his own demons, while at the same time both he and Jane are thirsting to see justice done. In the end, will this be a fruitful alliance?

Apr
9
Tue
2019
Healthy Walking: JAVEA – La Plana Roads & paths windmills @ JAVEA - La Plana Roads & paths windmills
Apr 9 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Healthy Walking: JAVEA - La Plana Roads & paths windmills @ JAVEA - La Plana Roads & paths windmills

Walk Leaders:Sandie & Dave G

Duration: 1 hr

Meeting Point: Amanecer Restaurant on La Plana

Walking Route: Distance 4 Km. Around the roads and paths, passing the windmills

Walking Surface: Roads and paths. Path to the Windmills is quite rocky.

Ascent: Mostly flat. Modest hills.

Directions to Meeting Point:

From Moraira:
drive to Javea. Go right at Ferrobox roundabout. at the next round about drive back on yourself then turn right and follow this road as if going to Denia.
Out of Javea old town centre go on the Denia road. After very winding section uphill, turn right towards San Antonio lighthouse. Restaurant is 1 km on RHS, after the bins.

Walk Ref:  2019 – 14a

 

Apr
11
Thu
2019
Healthy Walking: JAVEA – La Plana Roads & paths windmills @ JAVEA - La Plana Roads & paths windmills
Apr 11 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Healthy Walking: JAVEA - La Plana Roads & paths windmills @ JAVEA - La Plana Roads & paths windmills

Walk Leaders: Sandie & Dave G

Duration: 1 hr

Meeting Point: Amanecer Restaurant on La Plana

Walking Route: Distance 4 Km. Around the roads and paths, passing the windmills

Walking Surface: Roads and paths. Path to the Windmills is quite rocky.

Ascent: Mostly flat. Modest hills.

Directions to Meeting Point:

From Moraira:
drive to Javea. Go right at Ferrobox roundabout. at the next round about drive back on yourself then turn right and follow this road as if going to Denia.
Out of Javea old town centre go on the Denia road. After very winding section uphill, turn right towards San Antonio lighthouse. Restaurant is 1 km on RHS, after the bins.

Walk Ref:  2019 – 14b

 

Apr
15
Mon
2019
Ancient Egypt @ Salon de Actos, Espai la Senieta
Apr 15 @ 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’).

Apr
16
Tue
2019
Healthy Walking: JAVEA – Les Valls area Paths and Camis @ JAVEA - Les Valls area Paths and Camis
Apr 16 @ 10:00 – 11:30
Healthy Walking: JAVEA - Les Valls area Paths and Camis @ JAVEA - Les Valls area Paths and Camis

Walk Leaders: Sandie & Dave G

Duration: 1hr 20m

Meeting Point: Ermita del Popul Car Park. Ctra Jávea a Jesús Pobre, CV735

Walking Route: Distance 6,4 Km. Around the camis, tracks and paths of Les Valls between Gata, Jávea and Jesús Pobre. Amazing views in all directions.

Walking Surface: A third tarmac, two thirds dirt paths/tracks. Some small sections of overgrown paths..

Ascent: Negligible. Small ascent near end of walk.

Directions to Meeting Point:

From Moraira:
Take the road to Benitachell . Turn right at the traffic lights and drive to Javea(CV740) to the Ferrobox roundabout( carretera gata crossing). Go right on the roundabout towards Javea. Drive straight to the second roundabout and turn back towards the first roundabout. Go right here and drive to the next roundabout. Go left here onto the Jesus Pobre road. Go past the restaurants El Gaucho and Montgo. Go past Clinic La Ermita. The Ermita is on the right hand side of the road, next to Casitas Ibericas estate agency. Park in Ermita car park.


From Javea:
Take Jesús Pobre road out of Jávea. Go past the restaurants El Gaucho and Montgo. Go past Clinic La Ermita. The Ermita is on the right hand side of the road, next to Casitas Ibericas estate agency. Park in Ermita car park.

Walk Ref: 2019 – 15a

 

Apr
18
Thu
2019
Healthy Walking: JAVEA – Les Valls area Paths and Camis @ JAVEA - Les Valls area Paths and Camis
Apr 18 @ 10:00 – 11:30
Healthy Walking: JAVEA - Les Valls area Paths and Camis @ JAVEA - Les Valls area Paths and Camis

Walk Leaders: Sandie & Dave G

Duration: 1hr 20m

Meeting Point: Ermita del Popul Car Park. Ctra Jávea a Jesús Pobre, CV735

Walking Route: Distance 6,4 Km. Around the camis, tracks and paths of Les Valls between Gata, Jávea and Jesús Pobre. Amazing views in all directions.

Walking Surface: A third tarmac, two thirds dirt paths/tracks. Some small sections of overgrown paths..

Ascent: Negligible. Small ascent near end of walk.

Directions to Meeting Point:

From Moraira:
Take the road to Benitachell . Turn right at the traffic lights and drive to Javea(CV740) to the Ferrobox roundabout( carretera gata crossing). Go right on the roundabout towards Javea. Drive straight to the second roundabout and turn back towards the first roundabout. Go right here and drive to the next roundabout. Go left here onto the Jesus Pobre road. Go past the restaurants El Gaucho and Montgo. Go past Clinic La Ermita. The Ermita is on the right hand side of the road, next to Casitas Ibericas estate agency. Park in Ermita car park.


From Javea:
Take Jesús Pobre road out of Jávea. Go past the restaurants El Gaucho and Montgo. Go past Clinic La Ermita. The Ermita is on the right hand side of the road, next to Casitas Ibericas estate agency. Park in Ermita car park.

Walk Ref: 2019 – 15b

 

Apr
23
Tue
2019
Healthy Walking: Teulada – Font Horta and Town @ Teulada - Font Horta and Town
Apr 23 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Healthy Walking: Teulada - Font Horta and Town @ Teulada - Font Horta and Town

Walk Leaders: Sandie & Jacqui B

Duration: 1hr 

Meeting Point: Car Park at bottom of hill on main street in Teulada in front of Rodafoc

Walking Route: Distance : 4,2 km. Around roads and paths in countyside and in Teulada itself 

Walking Surface: Roads and tracks.

Ascent: 3 medium steep size hills

Directions to Meeting Point: Drive to Teulada, go down main street and go left on the 1st roundabout, almost turning to drive back and park in the car park on the left hand side, in front of Rodafoc store. (It is the same car park used for the U3A-Moraira monthly meetings.)

Walk Ref:  2019 – 16a

 

Apr
25
Thu
2019
Healthy Walking: Teulada – Font Horta and Town @ Teulada - Font Horta and Town
Apr 25 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Healthy Walking: Teulada - Font Horta and Town @ Teulada - Font Horta and Town

Walk Leaders: Sandie & Jacqui B

Duration: 1hr 

Meeting Point: Car Park at bottom of hill on main street in Teulada in front of Rodafoc

Walking Route: Distance : 4,2 km. Around roads and paths in countyside and in Teulada itself 

Walking Surface: Roads and tracks.

Ascent: 3 medium steep size hills

Directions to Meeting Point: Drive to Teulada, go down main street and go left on the 1st roundabout, almost turning to drive back and park in the car park on the left hand side, in front of Rodafoc store. (It is the same car park used for the U3A-Moraira monthly meetings.)

Walk Ref:  2019 – 16b

 

Apr
29
Mon
2019
Art Talk: Outdoor Art in Spain: Architecture, Sculptures and Murals @ Salon de Actos
Apr 29 @ 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.

Film Group 29th April: Shirley Valentine @ Salon de Actos, la Senieta, Moraira
Apr 29 @ 17:45 – 20:00

Show time: Monday 25th March, doors open 17;45, film commences 18:00 (ends 19:45)

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

Show U3A Membership Card for free entrance – NO booking required

Film Title: Shirley Valentine

 

Trailer

 

Apr
30
Tue
2019
Healthy Walking: Benitachell – Cumbre Del Sol – Around the Granadella National Park @ Benitachell - Cumbre Del Sol - Around the Granadella National Park
Apr 30 @ 10:00 – 11:30
Healthy Walking: Benitachell - Cumbre Del Sol - Around the Granadella National Park @ Benitachell - Cumbre Del Sol - Around the Granadella National Park

Walk Leaders: Brian & Noelene

Duration: 1hr 25min

Meeting Point: Cumbre Del Sol Information Centre (Benitachell side).

Walking Route: Full: 1 hr 25. (6 kms) / Avoid Deep Gorge: 1 hr 10. (5.2 kms) 

Walking Surface: Some rough gravel tracks. Major hills are concrete roads.

Ascent: Two major hills to descend and ascend.

Directions to Meeting Point:

From Moraira:
turn right at Benitachell traffic lights. At the next traffic lights turn right up the hill to Cumbre.

From Jávea:
go to Benitachell and turn left at traffic lights after Mas y Mas.


Follow road up the long hill. After the sharp right hand bend at the top, go down the hill, past the information centre on the right, U-turn and pass the other information centre and immediately turn sharp right into the side road behind the centre. Park here.

Walk Ref:  2019 – 17a