Apr
5
Sun
2020
Day Trip: Palm Sunday – Palms Procession in Elche
Apr 5 all-day

PALM SUNDAY – PALMS PROCESSION IN ELCHE

SUNDAY 5 APRIL 2020

Cost €35 Price include Coach and Lunch

 Trip Leader Kay Bond & Lynn Clark

The historic quarter of Elche is capital of the region of Bajo Vinalopo in Alicante. Elche is the only place in the world where the tradition of crafting white palm fronds lives on. Palm branches are plaited into beautiful, creative forms and figures.

Palm Sunday is the final Sunday of Lent. Easter week then gets under way in Elche with the White Palm Procession, declared a Festival of international Tourist interest in 1997.

The main event of the day is the Palm procession, which starts at 11.00 am and is particularly striking for the 100s of Blanche White Palm leaves from the city’s palm groves carried through the streets by the faithful.

Easter week in Elche is the display of these white Palm arrangements, all competing to be the most creative in terms of size, height, decorative touches, attention to detail, complexity and artistic flair.

They are made by local craftspeople throughout the year and are famous all over the world.

The Parade starts firstly with the palms being blessed in Paseo de la Estacion, from there people taking part in the procession will make their way to Diagnol Del Palau, pass over the bridge of Puente de Altamina to their destination the Basilica of Sainta Marie.

Once the Parade is over you will have time to wander through the communal gardens of the Palm groves in the centre of Elche

The museums and monuments are open on Sunday from 10-14.00 hrs, and entrance is free.

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 at 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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Midsommar @ Espai la Senieta
Apr 6 @ 17:45 – 20:30
Midsommar @ Espai la Senieta

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

Dani (Florence Pugh) and Christian (Jack Reynor) are a young American couple with a relationship on the brink of falling apart. But after a family tragedy keeps them together, a grieving Dani invites herself to join Christian and his friends on a trip to a once-in-a-lifetime midsummer festival in a remote Swedish village. What begins as a carefree summer holiday in a land of eternal sunlight takes a sinister turn when the insular villagers invite their guests to partake in festivities that render the pastoral paradise increasingly unnerving and viscerally disturbing.

PLEASE NOTE THAT BECAUSE THIS FILM HAS A RUNNING TIME OF 2 HOURS 27 MINUTES IT WILL END 30 MINUTES LATER THAN USUAL.
IF YOU HAVE A WEAK BLADDER YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED !!

Apr
7
Tue
2020
Healthy Walking – JAVEA – La Plana Roads, paths & windmills @ Amanecer Restaurant on La Plana, carretera del cap de san antoni GPS 38.803462, 0.163423
Apr 7 @ 10:00 – 11:15
Healthy Walking - JAVEA - La Plana Roads, paths & windmills @ Amanecer Restaurant on La Plana, carretera del cap de san antoni GPS 38.803462, 0.163423

Duration 1hr
Meeting Point Amanecer Restaurant on La Plana, carretera del cap de san antoni
GPS 38.803462, 0.163423
Walking Route Distance : 4 kms Around the roads and paths, passing the windmills.
Terrain
Walking Surface Roads and paths. Path to the Windmills is quite rocky.
Ascent Mostly flat. Modest hills.
Directions to Meeting Point From Moraira:
Take the road to Benitachell, in the centre of the village turn right at the traffic lights and drive towards Javea on the CV734. Continue on this road passing the golf course and then a garden centre, both on the right. Go straight across the next roundabout and over the narrow road bridge. At the next roundabout turn right pass the Ferrobox store on your right and head towards Javea. On the next roundabout come back on yourself past the Repsol petrol station on your right and after approximately 60 meters turn right into avenida Ondara. At the next roundabout go straight across and keep to the right. Travel up the slight hill until you reach another roundabout, take the second exit to Denia. After approximately 2km of a steep and windy road turn right at the signpost which directs you to the lighthouse. The Amanecer restaurant will come into view on your right after approximately 300 meters.
From Javea:
Take the CV7362 route over Mongo from Javea to Denia. Travel up the slight hill until you reach another roundabout, take the second exit to Denia. After approximately 2km of a steep and windy road turn right at the signpost which directs you to the lighthouse. The Amanecer restaurant will come into view on your right after approximately 300 meters.

Apr
9
Thu
2020
Healthy Walking – JAVEA – La Plana Roads, paths & windmills @ Amanecer Restaurant on La Plana, carretera del cap de san antoni GPS 38.803462, 0.163423
Apr 9 @ 10:00 – 11:15
Healthy Walking - JAVEA - La Plana Roads, paths & windmills @ Amanecer Restaurant on La Plana, carretera del cap de san antoni GPS 38.803462, 0.163423

Duration 1hr
Meeting Point Amanecer Restaurant on La Plana, carretera del cap de san antoni
GPS 38.803462, 0.163423
Walking Route Distance : 4 kms Around the roads and paths, passing the windmills.
Terrain
Walking Surface Roads and paths. Path to the Windmills is quite rocky.
Ascent Mostly flat. Modest hills.
Directions to Meeting Point From Moraira:
Take the road to Benitachell, in the centre of the village turn right at the traffic lights and drive towards Javea on the CV734. Continue on this road passing the golf course and then a garden centre, both on the right. Go straight across the next roundabout and over the narrow road bridge. At the next roundabout turn right pass the Ferrobox store on your right and head towards Javea. On the next roundabout come back on yourself past the Repsol petrol station on your right and after approximately 60 meters turn right into avenida Ondara. At the next roundabout go straight across and keep to the right. Travel up the slight hill until you reach another roundabout, take the second exit to Denia. After approximately 2km of a steep and windy road turn right at the signpost which directs you to the lighthouse. The Amanecer restaurant will come into view on your right after approximately 300 meters.
From Javea:
Take the CV7362 route over Mongo from Javea to Denia. Travel up the slight hill until you reach another roundabout, take the second exit to Denia. After approximately 2km of a steep and windy road turn right at the signpost which directs you to the lighthouse. The Amanecer restaurant will come into view on your right after approximately 300 meters.

Apr
14
Tue
2020
Healthy Walking – JAVEA – Les Valls area Paths and Camis @ Ermita del Popul Car Park. Ctra Jávea a Jesús Pobre, CV735 - GPS 38.794189, 0.117561
Apr 14 @ 10:00 – 11:15
Healthy Walking - JAVEA - Les Valls area Paths and Camis @ Ermita del Popul Car Park. Ctra Jávea a Jesús Pobre, CV735 - GPS 38.794189, 0.117561

Duration 1hr 20m
Meeting Point Ermita del Popul Car Park. Ctra Jávea a Jesús Pobre, CV735
GPS 38.794189, 0.117561
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.
Terrain
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, in the centre of the village turn right at the traffic lights and drive towards Javea on the CV734. Continue on this road passing the golf course and then a garden centre, both on the right. Go straight across the next roundabout and over the narrow road bridge. At the next roundabout turn right pass the Ferrobox store on your right and head towards Javea. On the next roundabout come back on yourself past the Repsol petrol station on your right and after approximately 60 meters turn right. At the next roundabout go left on to the Jesus Probre road. On this road go past the El Gaucho and Montgo restaurants on your right and then after approximately 3km turn right just before Casitas Ibericas estate agency and park on this road.
From Javea:
Take the Jesus Pobre road out of Javea. On this road go past the El Gaucho and Montgo restaurants on your right and then after approximately 3km turn right just before Casitas Ibericas estate agency and park on this road.
Apr
16
Thu
2020
Healthy Walking – JAVEA – Les Valls area Paths and Camis @ Ermita del Popul Car Park. Ctra Jávea a Jesús Pobre, CV735 - GPS 38.794189, 0.117561
Apr 16 @ 10:00 – 11:15
Healthy Walking - JAVEA - Les Valls area Paths and Camis @ Ermita del Popul Car Park. Ctra Jávea a Jesús Pobre, CV735 - GPS 38.794189, 0.117561

Duration 1hr 20m
Meeting Point Ermita del Popul Car Park. Ctra Jávea a Jesús Pobre, CV735
GPS 38.794189, 0.117561
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.
Terrain
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, in the centre of the village turn right at the traffic lights and drive towards Javea on the CV734. Continue on this road passing the golf course and then a garden centre, both on the right. Go straight across the next roundabout and over the narrow road bridge. At the next roundabout turn right pass the Ferrobox store on your right and head towards Javea. On the next roundabout come back on yourself past the Repsol petrol station on your right and after approximately 60 meters turn right. At the next roundabout go left on to the Jesus Probre road. On this road go past the El Gaucho and Montgo restaurants on your right and then after approximately 3km turn right just before Casitas Ibericas estate agency and park on this road.
From Javea:
Take the Jesus Pobre road out of Javea. On this road go past the El Gaucho and Montgo restaurants on your right and then after approximately 3km turn right just before Casitas Ibericas estate agency and park on this road.
Apr
20
Mon
2020
Ancient Egypt SUSPENDED until further notice @ Salon de Actos, Espai la Senieta
Apr 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’).

Gorky Park @ Espai la Senieta
Apr 20 @ 17:45 – 20:10
Gorky Park @ Espai la Senieta

An investigator on the Moscow police force relentlessly pursues the solution to a triple homicide which occurred in Moscow’s Gorky Park. He finds that no one really wants him to solve the crime because it is just the tip of a complex conspiracy which involves the highest levels of the Moscow city government.

Lee Marvin and William Hurt star in what has been described as “the thriller of the 80s”.

Apr
21
Tue
2020
Healthy Walking – JAVEA – Cansaladas Valle del Sol @ Mailboxes at Las Laderas urb, near old El Campo Restaurant, Calle Lago Como. - GPS 38.750028, 0.169064
Apr 21 @ 10:00 – 11:15
Healthy Walking - JAVEA - Cansaladas Valle del Sol @ Mailboxes at Las Laderas urb, near old El Campo Restaurant, Calle Lago Como. - GPS 38.750028, 0.169064

Duration 1hr
Meeting Point Mailboxes at Las Laderas urb, near old El Campo Restaurant, Calle Lago Como.
GPS 38.750028, 0.169064
Walking Route Distance : 4,1 km Through Valle del Sol and Las Laderas urb. with superb views.
Terrain
Walking Surface Mainly rough tracks but last 1 Km mainly on tarmac.
Decent walking shoes required.
Ascent Some steep ascents and descents.
Directions to Meeting Point From Moraira:
Drive through Benitachell towards Javea. Pass the football field on the right and take the first road to the right CV-747 towards Javea arenal. Pass the roundabout, go straight and follow the road until it bends to the right. At this point turn left into Lago Como and park near the mail boxes.
From Jávea:
At Camino Cabanes roundabout, take the Cansaladas road towards Benitachell up the hill. 600 metres after passing the Inn on the Green bowls club, the road bends left at the old El Campo restaurant. There are two roads on the right hand side as the road bends left. Take the second of these two roads; do not take the road immediately alongside the restaurant. Parking near the mailboxes.

Apr
23
Thu
2020
Healthy Walking – JAVEA – Cansaladas Valle del Sol @ Mailboxes at Las Laderas urb, near old El Campo Restaurant, Calle Lago Como. - GPS 38.750028, 0.169064
Apr 23 @ 10:00 – 11:15
Healthy Walking - JAVEA - Cansaladas Valle del Sol @ Mailboxes at Las Laderas urb, near old El Campo Restaurant, Calle Lago Como. - GPS 38.750028, 0.169064

Duration 1hr
Meeting Point Mailboxes at Las Laderas urb, near old El Campo Restaurant, Calle Lago Como.
GPS 38.750028, 0.169064
Walking Route Distance : 4,1 km Through Valle del Sol and Las Laderas urb. with superb views.
Terrain
Walking Surface Mainly rough tracks but last 1 Km mainly on tarmac.
Decent walking shoes required.
Ascent Some steep ascents and descents.
Directions to Meeting Point From Moraira:
Drive through Benitachell towards Javea. Pass the football field on the right and take the first road to the right CV-747 towards Javea arenal. Pass the roundabout, go straight and follow the road until it bends to the right. At this point turn left into Lago Como and park near the mail boxes.
From Jávea:
At Camino Cabanes roundabout, take the Cansaladas road towards Benitachell up the hill. 600 metres after passing the Inn on the Green bowls club, the road bends left at the old El Campo restaurant. There are two roads on the right hand side as the road bends left. Take the second of these two roads; do not take the road immediately alongside the restaurant. Parking near the mailboxes.

Apr
27
Mon
2020
HMS Endeavour
Apr 27 @ 10:30 – 12:30
HMS Endeavour

Lecturer: Peter Atkinsons

HMS Endeavour, 1764-1778: carrying coal from Newcastle to London, sailing the Pacific with Captain Cook, adventures in the Atlantic, an undignified end and, possibly, a partial resurrection.

Built in Whitby in 1764, as the Earl of Pembroke she joined a rapidly growing fleet carrying coal from Newcastle to London. In 1768 she was bought by the Royal Navy, renamed Endeavour, and refitted for James Cook’s round-the-world voyage, in part scientific and in part a search for new British territory. After rounding Cape Horn, the expedition visited Tahiti and New Zealand, “discovered” Australia, and returned home via Jakarta and Cape Town.

In 1771, Cook and Endeavour parted company; we shall stay with the ship. She made three voyages to the Falklands as a transport before being sold and renamed Lord Sandwich in 1775. The following year, she was chartered by the navy to carry troops to fight the rebellious colonists in the American War of Independence. She became a prison ship at Newport, Rhode Island and in 1778, along with others, was scuttled there to prevent the French from entering the harbour in support of the Americans.

Marine archaeologists from Rhode Island and Australia believe they have found her remains. Further exploration and testing are being conducted in a search for confirmation, which may have been found by the time this lecture is given.

Apr
30
Thu
2020
Day Trip: IKEA Valencia & MN4 Centro Comercial Shopping Trip
Apr 30 all-day

IKEA Valencia & MN4 Centro Comercial Shopping Trip

Thursday, 30th April 2020

Cost: €10.00 per person
Trip Leaders: Kay Bond & Maisie Mayes

Join us on this popular trip to IKEA in Valencia where you can pick up all your usual household items and of course purchase their famous meatballs or their spiced herrings in IKEA’s own food hall or even better sample them in their restaurant.

Across the carpark from IKEA and with an easy 10 minute walk, you will find the MN4 Centro Comercial Shopping Mall with all your favourites shops, H&M, Mango, Parfois, Zara and lots more.  Various cafes and restaurants are available for just drinks and/or lunch.


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

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

 

May
4
Mon
2020
General Meeting @ Salones Gl
May 4 @ 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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May
10
Sun
2020
Overnight Trip: Andorra & Costa Brava
May 10 – May 16 all-day

ANDORRA & COSTA BRAVA
10 – 16 MAY 2020
7 Days / 6 Nights

Leaders: Lynn Clark and Sue Popkin

 

Cost of the trip:  Price will range from €575 to €495 depending on numbers of bookings.   Single supplement : €168 ( €28 per night)

 

Our trip will start with a two night stop in the beautiful Principality of Andorra nestled between France and Spain, with duty free shopping and picturesque mountain walks. We then move on to the Costa Brava and to the home of Dali the world-famous genius of Surrealism. During our visit to Costa Brava we will visit Besalú, a medieval town with its astonishing fortified bridge, will also go to Girona for the Flower Festival and to see where the Game of Thrones was filmed and a visit the Catalan Venice.

10 MAY. MORAIRA – ANDORRA

We depart early morning for our trip towards the Principality Andorra and its capital La Vella. With stops on route for Coffee and Lunch before our arrival at the hotel, which is the Hotel 4* Hotel Delfor in the capital.  Then, free time, dinner in our Hotel.

Illuminated townscape in valley , Andorra

11 MAY. ANDORRA 

Breakfast and a free day to explore the region for tax reduced shopping in its different malls and shops, or enjoy its famous SPA Caldea. The charming old town – known as the Barri Antic – is home to 12th-century churches and a wonderful town square with valley views. Also a multitude of scenic walking trails easily the best way to take in Andorra’s mountainous landscape and mesmerising sunrises over the Pyrenees. Dinner in Hotel.

12 MAY. ANDORRA – RIBES DE FRESSER – NURIA VALLEY – SANTA SUSANNA

After Breakfast we depart towards the Pyrenees area of Ribes de Fresser which is nestled between mountains and rivers, an idyllic natural environment at the gates of the Pyrenees. Once at Ribes de Fresser we will take the rack railway through the stunning nature preserve of the area. You will see the landscape richness formed by forests and meadows. Once at the beautiful Nuria Valley with its stunning views and sanctuary you will have free time for lunch. We continue on to Santa Susanna where we arrive at our hotel for dinner and accommodation.

Santa Susanna is halfway between Barcelona and Girona, the two great capitals of tourism in Catalonia. This is an ideal place for us to base ourselves while enjoying this area of Catalonia. Santa Susanna offers treasures in the form of paradisiacal and little uncrowded beaches as well as locations of great historical and cultural interest. The lovely hotel that we are staying in is the 4* Hotel Florida Park.

13 MAY.  FIGUERES – CADAQUES – SANTA SUSANNA

After breakfast we drive to the northern part of the Costa Brava, to the area of Figueres where the world-famous genius of Surrealism, Dali, had his workshop now a dedicated as a Theatre-museum. You will have free time to look around the area and time for lunch. Continuing on to Cadaqués which is the easternmost town of the Iberian Peninsula and a beautiful Fishing village where Dali lived in a small fisherman’s house.  It is currently adapted as a museum. Free time.

 

 

 

 

 

On our return journey to Santa Suzanna we pass through Ampuriabrava known as the Catalan Venice with its channels. which has a natural exit to the sea of ​​the region and the lands of Girona and surrounded by the Natural Park of the Marshlands of the Ampurdán and constitutes the most important residential marina in Europe , with about 24 km of navigable canals.  From here we return to our hotel for Dinner.

 

14 MAY. BESALÚ – GIRONA – SANTA SUSANNA

Breakfast and departure towards Besalú. Arrival and tour with official guide included. This medieval town with its astonishing fortified bridge is a journey into the middle east. Each street and each building tell a little about the history, the coexistence of cultures, the development of commerce and the hardness of the wars. Built on top of a hill it is possible to see examples of the  Middle Ages with the existence of important buildings and bridge , the Jewish baths , the church of the monastery of San Pedro from Besalú and San Julián, former pilgrim hospital.

We continue on to Girona City with its famous cathedral as seen on the Game of Thrones, and was once used by the Moors as a mosque, after their expulsion it was entirely remodelled and is now one of the most important monuments of Majorcan architect and an excellent example of Catalan Gothic architecture.

We are also in Girona when the Temps de Flors (the Flower Festival)  the brightest of them all. Started some 50 years ago is now one of the biggest and best events in Spain. The festival features a variety of flower arrangements that decorate the city, especially the old town. Wonderful arrangements and bouquets are made by local people and displayed both in public buildings and near their own homes.  Return to hotel for dinner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

15th MAY.  BLANES – TOSSA DE MAR – SANTA SUSANNA
Breakfast and morning visit of Blanes, fishing village with its beautiful coast shape. It is known as the “Gateway to the Costa Brava”, which stretches from Blanes up to the French border. We then move on to Tossa de Mar with its famous Old city entirely walled against the sea. In 1950 Ava Gardner and James Mason arrived in the small town to shoot Pandora and the wandering Dutchman and that gave the town some fame. In the movie the town was named Esperanza. Return to hotel for Dinner

16 MAY. SANTA SUSANNA – MORAIRA

We depart after breakfast for Moraira.  With stops on route for Coffee and Lunch before our arrival in Moraira.


Included in the price is, coach, excursions, bed breakfast and evening meals in Hotels and Guides.

We want to ensure transparency with our pricing structure. We have based our cost on the number of people who take up the trip as follows – so the more people the cheaper the price for all.

Up to 35 passengers cost €575.

36 to 45 passengers cost €525.

46 to 53 passengers cost €495.

Deposit required €60. Final balance will be informed to you nearer the date.

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

travel-events@u3amoraira-teulada.org

May
11
Mon
2020
Knives Out @ Espai la Senieta
May 11 @ 17:45 – 20:10
Knives Out @ Espai la Senieta

When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan’s dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan’s untimely death.

A whodunnit in true Agatha Christie style that will keep you guessing till the end.

May
18
Mon
2020
Ancient Egypt SUSPENDED until further notice @ Salon de Actos, Espai la Senieta
May 18 @ 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’).

May
25
Mon
2020
Mary Cassatt, a Whistler and a Sargent @ Salon de Actos, Espai la Senieta
May 25 @ 10:30 – 12:30

In the latter 19th and early 20th century, ‘Western ART’ was centred in Paris and London. Anyone who wanted to be where ‘the action is’ had to be in either city. Amongst the greats of their day were to be found three American artists.

MARY STEVENSON CASSATT was an American painter and printmaker. She was born in Pennsylvania, but lived much of her adult life in France, where she first befriended Edgar Degas and later exhibited among the Impressionists. Often though wrongly, referred to as the painter of mothers and children, Cassatt was also an early supporter of women’s rights. Her pastel work is up there with the best of them all.

JAMES ABBOTT McNEILL WHISTLER was based primarily in the United Kingdom. He was averse to sentimentality and moral allusion in painting and a leading proponent of the credo “art for art’s sake”. He found a parallel between painting and music and entitled many of his paintings as “arrangements”, “harmonies”, and “nocturnes”, emphasizing the primacy of tonal harmony. His most famous painting Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1 is commonly known as Whistler’s Mother. It is a revered and often parodied portrait of motherhood.

JOHN SINGER SARGENT was considered the “leading portrait painter of his generation” for his evocations of Edwardian-era luxury. Sargent’s work is characterized by remarkable technical facility, particularly in his ability to draw with a brush, which in later years inspired admiration as well as criticism for a supposed superficiality.

The Piano @ Salon de Actos, La Senieta
May 25 @ 17:45 – 20:10
The Piano @ Salon de Actos, La Senieta

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

In the mid-nineteenth century Ada (Holly Hunter), who cannot speak, is the bride in an arranged marriage, compelling her to leave her native Scotland for New Zealand, accompanied by her young daughter Flora and her beloved piano. Life in the rugged forests of the North Island is not all she may have imagined and nor is her relationship with her new husband Alisdair (Sam Neill). She suffers torment and loss when Alisdair sells her piano to a neighbour, George. Ada learns from George that she may earn back her piano by giving him piano lessons, but only with certain other conditions attached. At first Ada despises George (Harvey Keitel), but slowly their relationship is transformed and this propels them into a dire situation.

Elizabeth Jane Campion was nominated as the second of only five women ever for the Academy Award for Best Director for this film, which also earned her the accolade of being the first female filmmaker in history to receive the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. In addition she won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

May
27
Wed
2020
Day Trip: Santa Pola – Wine & Tapas Tasting
May 27 all-day

THE TASTES OF THE MEDITERRANEAN

Salt, Oil & Wine including a Wine tasting and Tapas

Wednesday 27 May 2020 

Cost: €40 per person

Led by: Lynn Clark & Kay Bond

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