Wednesday, January 30, 2008
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 €.
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)
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.
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 - www.tisun.com
Cli-Solar - www.clisolar.com
Puigcercos - www.puigcercos.com
Solarta - www.solarta.com
Immosolar - www.immosolar.com
Enertec - www.enertec.ws
Eurener - www.eurener.com
Ener-Solar - www.ener-solar.com
Energías Alternativas de BalearesPROGRAM:
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
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
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 €
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
Vernissage: 8 p.m.
8:30 p.m. - Speech by Professor of Geology and Earth Sciences Antonio Rodríguez Perea, University of the Balearic Islands
• 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
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
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 31Gipsy 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