47 MEMBERS of the U3A Vall del Pop set off from Jalon last Thursday to visit the Fallas museum and Lladro factory in Valencia.
Arriving in Valencia, the group headed to the Museum of the Fallas –
‘A truly amazing experience where the stunning paintings and ninots of the best fallas produced in Valencia are displayed. The range of subjects and the quality of the brightly coloured models was extremely captivating and we could have spent much longer viewing these exquisite models.’
After stopping for lunch, the group then made their way to the Lladro Porcelain Factory –
‘Here we were shown a short video of the history of the Lladro family, who were born in Al Massera and the starting of their business, followed by a comprehensive guide of the production line and a visit to their shop. Again an awe-inspiring experience seeing the very skilful artists at work hand colouring each individual piece and learning how the pieces are made, fired and joined together in readiness for hand painting. The level of detail and the range of pieces is fantastic.’
The group express their greatest thanks to the organisers of the trip and of course, coach driver Antonio.
June 3 – General Meeting followed by a talk by Tim Watmuff on Marine Turtle Conservation
June 7 – 10th Anniversary Fun Walking Treasure Hunt in Benissa, including buffet lunch
June 17 – Barn Dance at El Cid
December 2 – Christmas Dinner Dance at Canor, Benissa
23rd – 27th December Christmas 2017 (5days & 4 nights) in Nerja, including trips to Malaga, Almunecar & Frigilana
For further information check out the U3A Vall del Pop website – http://u3avalldelpop.com.
The U3A is all about enjoyment and learning, and this is particularly evident in the U3AVall del Pop group, whose members generally meet on the first Thursday of each month at the Polivalent Centre in Murla.