PORTRAIT OF SPAIN

NEW VENUES FOR ‘PORTRAIT OF SPAIN’ TALKS

I am pleased to announce that Help Murcia Mar Menor is organizing my ‘Portrait of Spain’ talks at Las Claras municipal centre, Urbanización Oasis, Los Narejos, Los Alcázares, Murcia. The details are as follows:

I am very pleased to confirm two venues for my Portrait of Spain  talks for May and June, firstly in Los Alcázares and then in Benitachell.
Help Mar Menor – Los Alcázares
This will be to complete the Portrait of Spain talks started in April.  They will take place at Las Claras municipal centre, Urbanización Oasis, Los Narejos,  Los Alcázares as follows:
Friday 21st May 11 a.m.
Talk Four -  Moorish Spain.  800 years of fascinating history which still influences life today.

Friday 28th May 11 a.m.
Talk Five – Spain after the Moors.  The birth of the modern nation.

Friday 4th June 11 a.m.
Talk Six -  Contemporary Society.  A bringing together of all the strands to understand what makes Spanish society tick today.
Tickets are 5 euros and can be reserved in advance by replying to this e-mail or calling Adrian on 619 488 903 or 968 18 32 58.Â

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All talks start at 11 a.m. and finish at approximately 12.40 p.m.
Each talk consists of an easy-to-follow and entertaining presentation accompanied by an abundance of images and anecdotes. The price is 5 euros per talk and places must be reserved by calling Adrian on 968 18 32 58 or 619 488 903, by responding to this e-mail, by contacting me via my website or by emailI am now delighted to announce that I will be doing four of my Portrait of Spain talks in Els Poblets, near Denia on two Fridays in May. The events are being organized by Els Poblets English Speaking Residents Group and will be held in the Salon de Actos of the Casa de Cultura, Av. Mestre Vicent, Els Poblets at the following times.

Friday May 7th 11 a.m. Talk 1. Spain under Franco
The man, his background, how he came to power,
what life was like during his dictatorship and his demise.

Friday May 7th 3 p.m. Talk 2. Dictatorship to Democracy
Often referred to as a modern miracle, how Spain peacefully transformed itself into a democratic country.

Friday May 14th 11 a .m. Talk 3. The Geography of Spain.
A look at the glorious landscapes and cultures that make up this fantastically varied country.

Friday May 14th 3 p.m. Talk 4. Moorish Spain.
800 years of fascinating history which still influences life today.

Tickets for each talk are just 5 euros and can be reserved in advance by calling Adrian on 619 488 903 or 968 18 32 58. Places are limited so early reservation is advisable. If you need to know more about directions to Els Poblets, or other local information, please contact Heather Crowe on 966 475 429 or email

For those who live locally Heather also has tickets for the talks on sale.Here is a google link with the location of the.
Casa de Cultura, Els Poblets

Benitachell Town Hall

I am also delighted to announce that I have been invited by Benitachell town hall to present four Portrait of Spain talks at the Centro Social, Plaza Nueva 10, Benitachell over two Fridays in June.  Here are the details:

Friday June 11th 11.30 a.m.  .Talk 1  Spain under Franco
 The man, his background, how he came to power, what life was like during his dictatorship and his demise.

Friday June 11th 5.30 p.m. Talk 2.  Dictatorship to Democracy
 Often referred to as a modern miracle, how Spain peacefully transformed itself into a democratic country.

Friday June 18th 11.30 a .m. Talk 3.  The Geography of Spain
A look at the glorious landscapes and cultures that make up this fantastically varied country.

Friday June 18th  5.30 p.m.  Talk 4.  Moorish Spain.
800 years of fascinating history which still influences life today.

Tickets for all talks are 5 euros and can be reserved in advance by calling Adrian on 619 488 903 or 968 18 32 58.Â
Tickets for the Benitachell talks can also be purchased from Guillermo Pragt at Benitachell town hall from Monday 24th May.  For directions please contact Benitachell tourist information centre on 966 493 546
I hope to see some of you then!
Best wishes,
Jane

For more general information about the Portrait of Spain talks click here.

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