Next General Assembly - Thursday 5th September 2019 - Centre Polivalent, Murla - More Information

General News

David Shute - News Reporter - Speaker on 10th January

Our first speaker of 2019 was David Shute, who is now retired and living in Calpe, who came to share with us some of the highlights of his career as a News Reporter with the BBC. David was born in Essex but managed to develop, what in the 1950/60s was known as perfect BBC English – as he explained clear pronunciation was what the BBC required, even if it was delivered with a regional dialect.

After some time as a journalist on a weekly newspaper in Reading David was lucky enough to be appointed to follow David Dimbleby (universally known as David Dimpleknees) in the BBC based in Bristol. David said at that time the BBC insisted on professionalism but wanted their teams to have fun, and for correspondents to address their story on a one to one basis with each listener, giving the facts in a clear and simple way. Oh, for such clarity at the start of the Brexit saga!!

David identified an early opportunity in outside broadcasting, which was then in its infancy, and long before auto-cue had become standard practice. He is credited with making the first live broadcast from a plane breaking the speed barrier, and played us a recording of his live commentary from a glider doing stunts, yes, a glider – no engine, doing stunts at an air show.

A fascinating talk ended all to soon for an enthralled audience of U3A members.

Many thanks David from us all.
Peter Sockett

Events

18Jun
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Location: Multi Use Building
Ballroom Dancing is not only fun but insanely good for you.  No matter what your level of fitness, ballroom dancing is a great way to e...
18Jun
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Location: Aleluya Bar
Weekly games of Canasta.  You don’t need to come with a partner, and the rules are not too difficult to learn. We usually meet at Alel...
18Jun
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Location: Animo
Regular rehearsal for the Vall de Pop Singers. At our practices we sing a variety of songs including the Beatles, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Abba...
19Jun
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Location: Tourist Information

*****This Group is currently full – please contact Alan if you wish to go on the waiting list*****

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19Jun
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Location:
Group creating decorative mosaics using glass and ceramics. The group buys materials to share, and we have all the necessary equipment to co...
18Jun
intro.jpgTue 18 Jun
Location: Multi Use Building
Ballroom Dancing is not only fun but insanely good for you.  No matter what your level of fitness, ballroom dancing is a great way to e...
18Jun
intro.jpgTue 18 Jun
Location: Aleluya Bar
Weekly games of Canasta.  You don’t need to come with a partner, and the rules are not too difficult to learn. We usually meet at Alel...
18Jun
intro.jpgTue 18 Jun
Location: Animo
Regular rehearsal for the Vall de Pop Singers. At our practices we sing a variety of songs including the Beatles, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Abba...
19Jun
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Location: Tourist Information

*****This Group is currently full – please contact Alan if you wish to go on the waiting list*****

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19Jun
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Location:
Group creating decorative mosaics using glass and ceramics. The group buys materials to share, and we have all the necessary equipment to co...
19Jun
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Location: Multi Use Building

Weekly meeting to play a range of music, mostly pop, rock ‘n’ roll and country, mainly from the '50's, '60's and ’70's.

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19Jun
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Location: Biblioteca/Pensionistas
Bridge Group meeting.  The aim of this group is to provide an opportunity for people to play bridge in a relaxed and friendly atmospher...
20Jun
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Location:
Mountain Walkers (Monday & Thursday Groups).  Contact group leaders for locations and times. More Information (Monday)More Informa...
20Jun
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Location: Cappucino

Word Addicts weekly meeting to play word games such as Scrabble, Boggle and others.

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20Jun
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Location:
EXCEPT FIESTA HOLIDAY DATES.  Keep Fit is held in Alcalalí.  We have now started Keep Fit classes with a focus on exercises benefi...
05Sep
Thu 5 Sep
Location: Polivalent
Doors open at 10am for membership and Travel, Cultural and Entertainment events.Formal General Assembly starts at 11amRefreshments are avail...
03Oct
Thu 3 Oct
Location: Polivalent
Doors open at 10am for membership and Travel, Cultural and Entertainment events.Formal General Assembly starts at 11amRefreshments are avail...
07Nov
Thu 7 Nov
Location: Polivalent
Doors open at 10am for membership and Travel, Cultural and Entertainment events.Formal General Assembly starts at 11amRefreshments are avail...
05Dec
Thu 5 Dec
Location: Polivalent
Doors open at 10am for membership and Travel, Cultural and Entertainment events.Formal General Assembly starts at 11amRefreshments are avail...
23Jun
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Location: Rastro Car Park
Enjoy a free day to explore Alicante and capture the atmosphere of the San Juan Fiestas 8€ per person COACH FROM JALON RASTRO CAR PARK 9.30...
04Jul
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Location: Memory Lane Café
Coffee, Chatand a little Entertainment. Come along and enjoy a chance to meet during the summer break and enjoy some entertainment by the l...
11Sep
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Location: Rastro Car Park
This day trip is a great opportunity to visit Xativa and Gandia. Cost 21€ After leaving Jalon Rastro Carpark at 9;00 we should arrive in ...
22Sep
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Location: Rastro Car Park
SEPTEMBER 22ND Transfer by bus from Jalon to Valencia train station to take the train to Barcelona.Arriving at Barcelona train station tran...
23Dec
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Location:
Christmas 2019 23 - 27th December5 days / 4 nights All inclusive420€ per person sharing93€ single supplement Package details: return c...
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