January 2018

No Meeting

No Meeting

Monday February 19th

AGM at the Parador

AGM at the Parador, followed by an optional Parador dinner.

Monday March 19th

Talk by Dr Ruby Philpott

Talk on the geology of the Costa Blanca by Dr Ruby Philpott a geoscientist with over 30 years experience in the oil industry. Ruby will review the story behind the formation of this coastal area and its unique mountainous scenery. Followed by dinner in a local restaurant.

Thursday April 19th

Day Trip to Valencia

Visit to some of the lesser known treasures of historical Valencia. A walking tour into the past led by Dodie and James Hodgkinson.

Monday May 21st

Talk by Parador Hotels

Talk on the formation and history of the Paradores de Turismo group of hotels. The group opened its first hotel in 1928 and today has 94 hotels throughout Spain. Followed by dinner at a local restaurant.

Thursday June 14th

Day Trip to Anna near Xativa

Visit to El Palacio de los Condes de Cervellon.

Thursday July 12th

Summer Lunch

Summer Lunch at Punta Benimaquia restaurant, Denia.

August 2018

Summer Break

Summer Break

Monday September 17th

Talk by Angela Chantry

Angela will be presenting the life story of the Flamenco dancer, Carmen Amaya (1918-1963). Carmen travelled the World and became famous in America, where she made films in Hollywood and danced for Roosevelt and Churchill. Followed by dinner in a local restaurant.

October 1st - 4th

Trip to Almeria

4 night trip to Almeria (visiting the cave dwelling town of Guadix and the film sets of the Tabernas semi-desert).

Monday November 19th

Talk by Peter Atkinson

Talk by Peter on 'Art in Spain's Outdoor Public Spaces; Sculptures, Murals and Architectural Features'. Followed by dinner in a local restaurant.

Thursday November 29th

Day Trip to Valencia

Christmas shopping trip to Valencia.

Thursday December 13th

Christmas Lunch

Christmas Lunch (at a local restaurant)