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Art & History lecture: Sorolla

Posted on Jan 27th, 2020

At the Art & History Group meeting at the La Senieta theatre on Monday morning 27th January, one hundred and thirty members attended to listen to a talk on the wonderful Valencian artist, Joaquin Sorolla. This was the first talk of this year and it was presented by John Hopwood, one of this group’s leaders. Lasting just over one hour the audience were entertained by John’s talk which included approximately one hundred and fifty illustrations of Sorolla’s wonderful…

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Moraira- Teulada U3A Membership Renewals 2020

Posted on Jan 10th, 2020

With more than two thousand members the task of renewing and joining this organisation is a major operation each year. As well as at the U3A General Meetings, special Renewals Days have to be held at the La Senieta Theatre in Moraira to accommodate all those wishing to join or to renew their membership. Moraira-Teulada U3A is the largest organisation of its kind in Spain and offers many different activities for its members to join. In Moraira-Teulada there are more than fifty different…

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Moraira / Teulada U3A donate €1,800 for the Alzheimer’s` Day Centre in Teulada.

Posted on Oct 5th, 2019

Moraira-Teulada U3A held a very successful Autumn Fayre at the Inn on the Green, Javea on Wednesday 2nd October. Eileen Haxon organised the event – twice – as it had to be cancelled on the original date due to the bad weather. More than 300 members and friends attended the event and an amazing and fabulous amount of 1,800 euros was raised on the day! A big thank you to all who attended and particularly to those who manned the various stalls. All the proceeds from the…

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In memory of Trevor Kemp 14th Sept

Posted on Sep 15th, 2019

Members of Moraira – Teulada U3A gathered in Moraira Park on Saturday 14th September to remember Trevor Kemp, a popular member who died last year. The members of U3A together with Trevor’s family had reached agreement with the Ayuntamiento that a memorial bench, complete with a plaque, would be placed in the park overlooking the nature pond. Trevor was a very enthusiastic member of our U3A and was very much involved in the Drama and Photographic Groups as well as enthusiastically…

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Love and Mosaics

Posted on Sep 11th, 2019

How do you show love for a husband who is a BIG Elvis fan? Well, as his birthday is just a few weeks away, you make him an ´Elvis´ sign.  “Thank you very much, but I really was hoping for ...........”.  So with much love and patience you start again. A whole year later he receives a mosaic portrait of Elvis. Making a face from mosaic tiles is very difficult, to show the correct skin tones and create a likeness. But one in our mosaics group has done both very successfully! Now…

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Discussion 14th Feb 14:00: Populism

Posted on Jan 22nd, 2019

When: Thursday 14th February 14:00-16:00 Venue: Aula Asociaciones, Calle Calatayud 45, 1st floor, Moraira Subject: Populism Discussion led by: Piotr Azia Populism is ubiquitous. If you’ve read any newspaper other than populist tabloids recently, you will probably have come across the word populism at least once in every issue. Problem is, how many people actually know what the word populism means? Also, among those…

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Chicas Christmas lunch at the Olive Tree

Posted on Dec 10th, 2018

We returned once again this December to a very festive Olive Tree Restaurant with 54 hungry and Christmas spirited Chicas for our 2018 Christmas lunch. On arrival we received a smiling welcome with cava in the sunshine on the terrace which set the scene. There was plenty of time to chat and admire all the beautiful outfits that were being worn, some very glittery and some very traditionally festive. Once at our tables the wine and conversation flowed freely until our starters arrived,…

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“Cheers” to the Wine Tasting Group – November 2018

Posted on Dec 4th, 2018

The Wine Tasting Group held their Christmas dinner at Satari's restaurant in Moraira, on Wednesday, 28th November.  Pat and Brian Clarke, group leaders, hosted and organised a super evening  of excellent food, wine and entertainment. There were several choices on the delicious three course menu, including the traditional Christmas fare.  The friendly and attentive service from the staff complemented the festive atmosphere.  Part of the evening's entertainment was the free draw…

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Dining Out Group visit the Olive Tree – November 2018

Posted on Nov 22nd, 2018

Our new hosts Colin and Sue Donadio had a superb first session of the Dining Out group at The Olive Tree Restaurant in Moraira. We sat down to a wonderful meal enjoyed by sixty one lucky people, twelve of them new members dining with the group for the first time. Each dish was really enjoyed, but the signature dish of liver stacked with onion rings and speared with a sprig of rosemary provoked almost drools of delight so deserves a special mention. Timing, service, all went unbelievably…

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Las Chicas que Comen – November Lunch at El Chamizo

Posted on Nov 21st, 2018

There is not a better location in the whole of Moraira for fantastic sea views and lovely food. So November’s lunch for 31 Chicas was eagerly awaited. The weather was a little overcast but we were not disappointed as Maxine and her team welcomed us with our customary glass of cava while we mingled and chatted. After we were all randomly seated, to ensure no cliques here! We were then efficiently presented with delightful meals; in particular the fish stew was outstanding and the stuffed…

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New law proposed to safeguard UK citizens’ healthcare abroad after Brexit

Posted on Nov 10th, 2018

The Healthcare (International Arrangements) Bill has been introduced to give the government legal powers to fund and implement healthcare deals after Brexit. You can access the document on: http://…

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Las Chicas que Comen October lunch at Attico restaurant.

Posted on Oct 21st, 2018

We arrived at the restaurant in the sky in Javea for another year! This restaurant has proved to be one of the most popular and we squeezed 46 Chicas in for this visit! Although it was overcast when we arrived, before we left the sun was shining and we could all appreciate the most wonderful panoramic views, which this restaurant affords, overlooking the sea and the coast of Javea. The staff at Attico look after us very well, very efficient but unassuming. We certainly never leave…

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Moraira-Teulada Walking Football Team win another Tournament!

Posted on Oct 12th, 2018

Moraira-Teulada Walking Football group continued their impressive Tournament record at the La Nucia Stadium, Benidorm, on Wednesday 10th October when they won the Sockatyes trophy. Following a slow start in the early stages of the twenty-game tournament the team found their rhythm and, in the eight matches they played, reached the all-important finals which they won The tournament attracted a total of five teams from Spain including Moraira U3A, Portobello, Playa Flamenca, La Nucia and…

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Bob up Kilimanjaro

U3A member Bob Cope climbs Kilimanjaro

Posted on Oct 11th, 2018

Climbing Kilimanjaro probably wasn't the smartest idea I have ever had but, as I enjoy walking in the mountains here in Spain, I thought I would give it a go, & before the Chinese built a cable car to the top.So early in September I arrived in Arusha in Tanzania ready to take on the mountain with another twelve " idiots " who I first met on arrival. For those of you who are interested (both of you ! ) Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcano & the highest free-standing mountain in the world at…

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Matters Arising Thu 11th Oct 14:00: The NHS

Posted on Oct 3rd, 2018

On 6 July 2018, the NHS celebrated its 70th birthday. What kind of future can it look forward ? Can it continue to provide services in the way that it has or is it time for a radical re-think? Should we all be taking more responsibility for promoting our own health? Should certain treatments be refused to smokers and heavy drinkers? How do we ration finite services when the demand is potentially  infinite? Should there be charges for some services? Please join us on Thursday 11 October at…

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