GAUCÍN: Balcony of the Ronda Mountains where the Holy Child appeared to St. John of God.
The illustrious, always noble, very hospitable village of Gaucín.

Women´s Association: Activities in March

AsocMujeresSml1.       Tomorrow, March 8, Saturday, is the International Women´s Day. There will be a merienda in the Convent at 5:30, and lomo en manteca and coffee will be served. Members are asked to bring sweets and pastries, and those who always collaborate will be given prizes for best presentation, taste,  difficulty, etc. There will be a “round table” for everyone --- young, old, to share their experiences as workers and the problems they encounter as women.

2.       Monday, March 10, 5 p.m. in the Convento: Pilar Pérez, Equality minister in the  Diputación Provincial, swill give a talk on “DIA INTERNACIONAL DE LA MUJER Y SU SIGNIFICADO”, with videos. 

3.       Thursday, March 20, at 11 a.m., in the Salón de Actos, Town Hall, a meeting organized by the Consejería de Salud:   “POR UN MILLON DE PASOS”. The Asociation has participated in this presentation in years past and it was quite interesting.

4.       Friday, March 21, 5 p.m., at the Convento, the anual General Meeting.

Asociación de Mujeres: Actividades programadas

The Three Kings, Gaucin, 2014

SeleneMoyanoJimenez1213by Selene Troyano Jimenez (translated by Grace Dowling)

This year “La Cabalgata de los Reyes Magos,” a Spanish tradition of the holy week involving the three kings, was much smaller than in past years, and there were no presents for the children at the church, but we hope that next year we can solve these problems. “La Cabalgata” left from the Convento, went all throughout the town, and finally returned to where it started. The kings rode their horses together while the children were in tractors throwing candies, which were delicious! There was less candy this year but in the end it didn´t matter because the important thing is that the parade for the benefit of the children, who did not care that the festivities were smaller than usual. At least our children continued running for candies and having fun on this day that is celebrated just once a year. Go to the picture gallery for more fotos of Reyes.

Open Studio set for Sunday, December 1

Ingrid MacMillan is holding an exhibition of her work in various media, including stained glass, etchings, mixed media images, gilding and hand-made greeting cards.
There will also be a selection of exclusive hand-made textiles by Jos Bekker.
Many of the items on exhibit are also for sale.
To be held Sunday, December 1, from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., at Finca Fuentezuela, just off the A405 from Gaucin to San Roque at km. 8.5 -- between Almuña and La Hoya. Tel: 619 199 204/620 851 795.

Victoria Orr-Ewing will conduct a non residential course in oil painting at the end of January, 2014.

The course will be for six days on either side of a  week end, 3 days before and 3 after. This would give plenty of drying time to started pieces in order to continue with glazes etc, always a problem with oil courses.

The projected dates are 29 - 31 January, and 1 - 3 February. Work would go on for roughly 5/6 hours a day, with a break for lunch, and at least one evening session, doing a sunset from life. The first three days are dedicated to technique and composition, during which time students will start paintings using life, memory, imagination and photos. The last three days will be used to work on paintings started in the previous days. The itinerary follows. The cost is around €500 for all tuition and materials. Please contact Victoria for more information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. +34 607 494 730 +34 952151 465,