Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Programme for the month of February

Slow Food and Guitar Concert – Sunday, February 3

A presentation on the "Slow Food" movement by Guillem Ferrer, followed by a lunch based on ecological products...

and a concert by Fernando Rubín and Sebastián Moner, on two guitars (classical and modern music)

Lecture: 12:30 (free)
Lunch (13:30) and Concert (15:00): 20 €.
Concert alone: 10 €.

Monthly Meeting - Monday, February 4 - 8:00 p.m.

Cine Club - Thursday, February 7

Film Forum - Second of the films on climate change in the STOP! series, followed by a debate.

The Corporation, based on the book "The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power (2004), is directed by Mark Achbar and Jennifer Abbot, about the ruthless world of big business.
The Corporation is a documentary about corporate law. Sounds boring, but not when you have talking heads like Michael Moore and Milton Friedman. It’s a polemic film, biased but cutting.
The corporation, viewed metaphorically, is a sociopath – a "human" monster that consumes everything in its quest for power, for growth, for money. Viewing this monster, one can't help but be sickened. The commercial atrocities on display (Hitler and Coca-Cola, the destruction of the Amazon) all help to reinforce the hypothesis that corporations are bad, bad, bad. This is a work as acerbic as it is scholarly, as provocative as enlightening. We see the environmental tolls, the Machiavellian unethical practices, and above all the almost anti-human greed.

Film begins at 9 p.m. (Free)
8:30 p.m. - Soup is served (3.5 € for soup and bread)

Marmalade Day - Sunday, February 10

The moment of truth has come for Sa Taronja's oranges: it's the fifth anniversary of Marmalade Day. Came and join us on the job, and take a big pot of marmalade home.
(Bring your empty jam jars, please)

Participation cost: 5 €
Tina will be making marmalade from oranges from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Fair: Energies of the Future - Saturday, February 16

Free. 11:00 – 18:00

A GREAT OPPORTUNITY to learn more about how we can help the environment and cut our heating bills by using alternative energies.

New and more efficient technologies are making it ever-easier for the average homeowner to benefit from the advantages of solar power. This weekend at Sa Taronja some of the major installers and vendors of solar and other equipment will be on hand to demonstrate, explain and present the different options available on the island.
As well as the serious stuff, we invite you to join in a free workshop to create your own solar cooker. Throughout the day (if the sun shines!) we will be cooking tidbits with the sun's rays... There will also be illustrated talks on various aspects of solar technology.

Participating companies include:

TiSun -

Cli-Solar -

Puigcercos -

Solarta -

Immosolar -

Enertec -

Eurener -

Ener-Solar -

Energías Alternativas de Baleares


11:00 opening speech by Margalida Rossello Pons, ex-Consellera de Medioambiente, (Govern Balear 1999-2003)

Presentation by Simó Solivellas of EAB about IMMOSOLAR'S eco-efficient air conditioning systems, using solar, geothermic energy and highly efficient heat-pumps.

Presentation by Björn Kettlitz of CLISOLAR: Heat and ventilate using the sun, without maintenance costs. The TWINSOLAR system, the only one of its kind on the island

Presentation by Diego Navarro of TiSUN: "Innovative technology in Solar hot-water collectors: how they work".

Presentation by Conchi Hedrosa, engineer with SOLARTA: "Small-scale systems: isolated installations for light, water and heating."

There will also be information about investment opportunities in solar parks.

Talks will be repeated in the afternoon between 15 - 18:00 h

16:00-18:00 Free Workshop: Construct your own Solar Cooker: with Marc Ayats Plana

Cine Club - Thursday, February 21

Film Forum - Third of the films on climate change in the STOP! series

Film begins at 9 p.m. (free)
8:30 p.m. - Soup is served (3.5 € for soup and bread)

Theatre (in Spanish) – Saturday, February 23

"En el Andén” by Ernesto Frers
Direction: Norma Trombetta

Three individuals meet on the platform of the village station. The first, the station guard (who has ambitions to become the station director); the second, a passenger waiting for the express (with some doubt as to whether it will arrive); and the third, a rather special young woman waiting for her fiancé (who never arrives). The three are drawn into the wildest and weirdest situations which causes them to lose what they are all waiting for - the train - and something else besides.....

9:30 p.m. Free

Jazz Club - Thursday, February 28

Toni Miranda Trio

Toni Miranda - Guitar
Salvador Font – Drums
Jan Kobrzinowski - Bass

9:00 p.m. - 12 €
Bar/Resto: 8 p.m.


World Cookery Days: China-Sichuan - Saturday, February 9

Around the culinary world with Julio Felce.
From 11:00 - 16:00
Participation: 50€; places limited

Learn the recipes, and how to cook them.
The course includes all ingredients, a designer apron, and lunch (which you will help to cook) with wine.
Future days: Peru-Nikkei, Japan, Vegetarian and Hindu cuisine.

Paint Techniques Course - Kate Stephens - Saturday, February 16
The first course will teach you how to get an authentic, aged effect on your chosen piece of furniture.
10:00 - 14:00. 50 €

Intensive Course in the COS-ART Method – Sunday, February 17
Methods and techniques of corporal consciousness and motor training with Mona Belizán.

10:00 – 15:00. 75 €

Weekly activities and classes (February)

Theatre Workshop with Juliana: Mondays, 18:00 - 20:00

Creative Movement with Dolores: Tuesdays, 19:30 - 21:00

Contemporary Dance with Dolores:
Mondays, 17:00 - 18:30 (Children)
Fridays, 12:00 – 13:30 (Adults)

Living Yoga with Kai: (From 28th Feb) Thursdays, 10:30 - 12:00

Belly Dance with Karen: Thursdays, 20:00 - 21:30

Children's Art Workshop (6+) with Manoli: Saturdays, 16:00 – 18:00

Cost: The classes vary in cost between 6€ - 9€ /hour, with a discount for those who pay monthly.

Other Workshops: World Cookery Days and Paint Techniques (see above)

March preview (more information in the March Blog – coming soon):

Saturday, March 1 - Vernissage of an exhibition of pictures (Artistic Patchwork) by Regine Kempf

Sunday, March 2 – Bicycle excursion, as part of the STOP! exhibition

Thursday, March 6 - Film Forum

Saturday, March 8 – Tina Manresa with a repertoire of portuguese fado

Saturday, March 8 - Gestalt Workshop. Rosa Rebollo and Anja Dein.

Sunday, March 9 – Sunday lunch and round table to wrap up STOP!

Thursday, March 13 – Jazz Club

Friday, March 14 – Vernissage - Oil paintings by Hartmut Usadel

Saturday, March 15 - World Cookery Days – Peru-Nikkei

Sunday, March 16 – Lemon Day

Sunday, March 16 - Rhythm Workshop - Ta Ke Ti Na

Thursday, March 20 – Stand-up comic Martin Buchholz (in German) – Noch eins drauf!

Saturday, March 22 - Easter Dance night with Island Monkey

Friday, March 28 - Serenata Berlin. Chamber Music Concert

Friday, January 04, 2008

Programme for the month of January

STOP! - Vernissage - Friday, January 11


Vernissage: 8 p.m.
8:30 p.m. - Speech by Professor of Geology and Earth Sciences Antonio Rodríguez Perea, University of the Balearic Islands

Everything you ever wanted to know about global warming, and how it will change the face of the world we live in. The exhibition provides a very informative look at the reasons behind - and the possible solutions to - the dramatic change predicted for the world's weather. The focus is on how human activity has contributed to the problem, and what we must do to combat it. It compares Mallorca's "ecological footprint" with that of other countries, explains the Kyoto protocol, and explores some of the creative possibilites of facing a future without fossil fuels. The exhibition touches on transportation, emissions, agriculture, tourism, polar ice caps, population growth, sea levels, weather changes, and the statistics and strategies that are useful in understanding and living with the problem, including clear examples of the importance of each individual's effort.

Over the three months of the exhibition a variety of related events are planned at Sa Taronja:
• Sunday, Feb 3rd: a presentation on the "Slow Food" movement by Guillem Ferrer, followed by a lunch based on ecological products and a concert by Fernando Rubín and Sebastian Moner, on two guitars.
• Weekend of 16-17 February, an "Energies of the future" Fair - from 11:00 to 6 p.m.
• Jan 24, Feb 7 and Feb 21: FILM FORUM: a film on the topic of global warming, followed by a debate with invited guests. 21:00 - soup and bread(3.50€) , 9:00 p.m. Film (free)
• Sunday March 2nd: A day devoted to transport issues, with a bicycle excursion in the Andratx area
- a competion (literary/artistic/scientific)

The exhibition is coordinated by Margalida Pons, ex-Consellera of environment for the 1999-2003 government of Mallorca (el Pacto de Progreso) and ex member of parliament of the Green Party (2003-2007). The information will be available in 4 languages.

Exhibition runs until March 9th.
Opening hours: Wed - Fri, 18-21:00h, Sat-Sun 11-14:00h, or by appointment

The Style Bandits - Saturday, January 19

Series of acoustic music concerts - Celtic Music Night

Concert 9 p.m. - Tickets 10 €
Bar/Restaurant 8 p.m.
Traditional Irish stew will be on the menu, and the bar will be stocked with a selection of Scottish single Malt Whiskies and original Irish beers.

Irish, Scottish and Breton traditional music - in an original style, rather different from the Dubliners.

Roland T. Prakken - vocals, guitars, whistles, mandolin, bodhrán
Norbert Wehde - vocals, irish bouzouki, scottish bagpipes
Jan Kobrzinowski - vocals, bass, percussion

Cine Club - Thursday, January 24

Film Forum - First of the films on climate change in the STOP! series

Film begins at 9 p.m. (free)
8:30 p.m. - Soup is served (3.5 € for soup and bread)

Matances - Sunday, January 27

The UM has once again decided to hold their "Matances" in Sa Taronja's grounds.
A very appropriate activity for our ex-chicken farm...

10:30 - the opening celebration
11:00 – cutting up the pig, with a traditional snack.
11:30 – grinding the meat
12:30 – kneading it together with black and red pepper
13:30 – a tasting of traditional “Arròs brut” and the filling of the sausages

Jazz Club - Thursday, January 31

Gipsy Jazz - Swing ’39 (Come and celebrate Tina's Birthday)

Live Music at 21:00 h. Bar/Food 20:00 h
Tickets: 10 €

Sergiu Chitan - Violin
Pedro Riestra - Guitar
David Aguiló - Guitar
Víctor Capblanquet - Bass