There are two types of All Member Meetings

  • General Meeting, where the Committee update members on the present position regarding finances and other matters followed by a speaker.
  • Social Meeting, where we have either a Coffee Morning at the Social Centre or a Social Event at various venues in Javea. Details are announced at the time.

General Meetings with be held in January (AGM), June and October when we will be pleased to see as many members as possible.

Social Meetings will be held In other months – see the schedule below

31 January Annual General Meeting
28 February Coffee Morning, Social Centre, Javea
27 MarchGeneral Meeting and Speaker, Casa de Cultura, Javea
24 April Social Event, details to be announced
29 MayCoffee Morning, Social Centre, Javea
26 June General Meeting and Speaker, Casa de Cultura, Javea
JulyNo meeting, seasonal break
August No meeting, seasonal break
25 SeptemberSocial Event, details to be announced
30 October General Meeting and Speaker
27 NovemberPre-Christmas Bash, details to be announced
December No meeting, seasonal break

All meetings are published on the Calendar along with details of where and when and what is happening. Sometimes you will need to book others just turn up.

If any member hears of any good speakers, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us by sending a message here

Past Presentations

Below is a list of presentations that have either been given – some by Zoom or recorded whilst being given – click ‘read more’ on any title of interest to find a button to watch the video where one is available.

General Meeting & Speaker ‘The Life and Work of L. S. Lowry’ by Peter Atkinson

Laurence Stephen Lowry (1887-1976) is the most popular British artist of the 20th Century. He isknown principally for his often-bleak portrayals of the people and townscapes of the GreaterManchester area in the 1930s, 40s and 50s, observed while he was doing his day-job as a rentcollector. The presentation will outline his interesting, strange and unusual life story and will includea ...

General Meeting 26 October

What a good turn out we had at the Casa De Cultura in the centre of Javea. There was a full house in this lovely comfortable theatre setting. Peter Atkinson gave us a thoroughly enjoyable presentation about Banksy in which he showed us many of the art works created in other countries. We learned that Banksy used stencils for many ...

General Meeting 27 October 2021

See the Calendar for more details of the meeting - click HERE Our speaker will be John Hopwood - The History of the Eiffel Tower The Eiffel Tower was built in 1889 as the centrepiece of the Exposition Universelle which was intended as a celebration of the French Revolution. It was, for forty-one years, the tallest construction in the world ...

Virtual Monthly Meeting 30 June 2021

Valencia - Past and Present by Peter Atkinson What a fantastic presentation we had from Peter Atkinson today on our local capital city Valencia. We heard about the numerous times the city was destroyed by advancing and retreating armies and of the damage caused by flooding of the River Turia. Through the ages the city has acquired many architectural styles ...

The Franco Years and the Restoration of Democracy in Spain 1939 to the present

Presentation by Alan Oliver The Civil War ended on 1st April 1939. The German and Italian forces that supported Franco left Spain after the Victory Parade in Madrid. Franco consolidated his rule through the Falange, and constantly changing his government ministers. It was effectively a one party fascist state, with the Catholic Church playing a major role. Franco had a ...

The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World -by Angela Chantry

Follow in the footsteps of an intrepid tourist from Ancient Greece, as he travels from Athens to Babylon, visiting and being amazed at the seven wonders of the ancient world. Discover why they were built, by whom and what happened to them. Watch the Video ...

Guernica: ‘The Biography of a Painting’ by Peter Atkinson

Picasso’s inspiration for Guernica came when, at Franco’s request, German aircraft bombed civilians in the Basque town of Gernika. It is a huge painting in black, white and grey, a powerful statement of the horrors of war and one of the world’s most recognisable works of art. Our main focus is the picture itself: the way in which it evolved; ...

The Panama Canal – by Alan Oliver

Physical and environmental difficulties caused the failure of the French attempt to build the canal. If the US were to build it, they required that the adjacent land (the Canal Zone) had to be under their control. The Chagres river had to be tamed and the Culebra cut excavated, but in 1914, the canal was completed. Recently a new set ...

Architectural Legacy of Moorish Spain – by Peter Atkinson

The presentation is concerned with the architecture left behind by the Moors and their descendants, created between the 8th and 16th centuries together with a little-known revival between 1880 and 1930. It is a rich and varied legacy, comprising much more than Córdoba’s Great Mosque and Granada’s Alhambra. In Andalusia, we shall also visit Seville, Málaga, Almería and Ronda; elsewhere, ...

A Trip around the Coast of Spain and Portugal: Dénia to Jávea the Long Way – by Peter Atkinson

We shall travel up the coast from Dénia to the French border; follow the north coast from San Sebastián to A Coruña; move south around Galicia and through Portugal to the Algarve; and continue east along the coast of Andalucía, with a final leg from Almería to Jávea. It will be a 3,500 kilometre journey with a little history, a ...