Thursday, February 28, 2008

Programme for the month of March

Exhibition - Saturday, March 1

Vernissage of an exhibition of pictures (Artistic Patchwork) by Regine Kempf

Home - 12:00

Regine Kempf has lived on Mallorca now for 35 years. When she first came here, settling in a quiet valley near S'Arraco, there were not many ways of earning a living - with her degree in Germanic philology. An artistic woman whose house overflows with creative inventions and colour, she looked for an activity that would make use of her talents - other than making cheeses from the milk of her growing herd of goats.

She began to work with materials, and slowly she developed and refined her patchwork technique, creating pictures with scraps of colourful cloth she collected from neighbours and friends. For thirty years now her stitched collages have delighted people in Mallorca and beyond, and her pictures hang on walls all over the world. She divides her time now between her goats, her art and a more recent passion - tango - for which she and her partner have won many prizes. But she continues to create images of Mallorca's old houses, gardens, villages and landscapes, so beloved of those who buy these unique pictures, using the same technique she developed years ago and which no-one has been able to copy with the same degree of expertise.

The exhibition in Sa Taronja includes new and old work, scenes of the country and the sea, in large and small formats, and will run for the whole of the month of March.

Gallery hours: Wed-Fri: 6 - 9 p.m. / Sat-Sun 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Or by appointment)

Runs until Monday, March 31

Bicycle excursion - Sunday, March 2

Bicycle excursion to points of enviromental interest in the Andratx area, as part of the STOP! exhibition.

Free. 11:00 - 13:00

Monthly Meeting - Monday, March 3 - 8:00 p.m.

Cine Club – Thursday, March 6

Film Forum - Fourth film in the STOP! series about climate change followed by a discussion.


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

Tina Manresa - Saturday, March 8

An evening of Portuguese fado by Tina Manresa in our acoustic music of the world series.

Tina Manresa – Voice
Fernando Rubin – Guitar
Jaume Compte – Guitar
Pablo di Salvo – Double Bass

9:00 p.m. – 12 €
Bar/Resto: 8 p.m.

Round table discussion - Guitar recital - Sunday, March 9

The last day of the "STOP!" exhibition on climate change and its impact on Mallorca.We invite you to join us to reflect on the future of Mallorca, faced with the challenge of global warming.

12:30 Round Table Discussion: "El Canvi Climàtic: Què podem fer? - El Cambio Climático: ¿Qué podemos hacer? (Climate Change: What can we do?)" With the participation of many organisations and associations concerned with environment.

13:30 Ecological Lunch: 10 €

16:00 Guitar recital by Sebastián Moner

With, among others:

Margalida Ramis – Portavoz del GOB y experta en temas energéticos
Antonio Rodríguez – Geólogo y profesor de ciencias de la tierra de la UIB
Jordi López - Observatorio de salud ambiental
Gabriel Puigserver – Primer teniente de alcalde, delegado de área de medio ambiente
y sostenibilidad del Ayuntamiento de Andratx
Margalida Rosselló Pons - Ex-consejera de medio ambiente y comisaria de la exposición
Alberto Fraile Oliver - Editor de Namaste
Catalina Ramis - Centro de Profesores. Especialista en medio ambiente

Jazz Club - Thursday, March 13

Dee Trio
Funk, Rap, Jazz

Dee - Voice
Isis Montero - Piano
Luis DiPestre - Sax

9:00 p.m. - 8 €
Bar/Resto: 8 p.m.

Exhibition – Friday, March 14

Vernissage of new works by Hartmut Usadel
Gallery - 8:00 p.m.

Gallery hours: Wed-Fri: 6 - 9 p.m. / Sat-Sun 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Or by appointment)

More info

Lemon Day – Sunday, March 16

Sa Taronja's lemon trees (unsprayed - pure bio) are heavy with fruit. As usual, we are inviting members, friends and the public to join us in making various lemon products that will be sold to benefit the association. It's a chance to learn new recipes and make new friends.

This year we are planning to make lemon marmalade, lemon curd, lemon chutney, preserved lemons (in oil or salt), limoncello and fresh citron pressé to make wonderful summer drinks.

Volunteers will take home fruit or products. If you have a favourite recipe you would like to share, send it in ahead of time.

Come with your friends and children (and, please, glass jars or bottles) and make our third annual Lemon Day a success.

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 5 €

Kabarettist Martin Buchholz – Noch eins drauf! - Thursday, March 20

Stand-up comic Martin Buchholz (in German)

8 p.m.

Bar & tapas from 7 p.m.
Tickets: 20 € / Members 18 €
Reservations necessary

Easter Dance night - Island Monkey - Saturday, March 22

Live music - Dance Night

Island Monkey is the latest incarnation of singer-songwriter Arthur Vaughan Richards. Island Monkey music can best be defined through the term, "orishirishi" which means "all sorts of" in the language of the Yoruba of Nigeria. Arthur's personal background and experiences of Nigerian and British societies has always served as the basis for mixing "all sorts of" influences. This mixing is augmented through collaborating with talented musicians from various styles and countries. Island Monkey live performances showcase the energies released in these collaborations.


9:00 p.m. - 10 €
Bar/Resto: 8 p.m.

Serenata Berlin - Friday, March 28

Chamber music with members and friends of the Berlin Symphony Orchestra.

Zoltan Kodaly – Duo op. 7 for Violin and Cello
Ludwig van Beethoven –"Eyeglasses" Duet in E-Flat Op. 32 for Viola and Cello
E. Ysaye – Trio "Le Chimay" for Violin, Viola and Cello

Marija Jeremic - Violin
Eve Wickert - Viola
Adele Bitter - Cello

Concert: 21:00 - 20 € / Members 15 €
Dinner 19:30 - 20 €


Gestalt Workshop - Saturday, March 8

Our first venture into working with Gestalt at Sa Taronja.
One-off and regular workshops are planned in Spanish and German.

First meeting: Saturday, March 8th
A six-hour workshop: 10:00 to 13:00 and 14:30 to 17:30
Cost: 60€
Leaders: Rosa Rebollo and Anja Dein, Gestalt therapists.

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

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: Japan, Vegetarian and Hindu cuisine.

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

TaKeTiNa is a whole new way to experience musical rhythm in a group. Rhythmic chants, steps and handclaps are accompanied by professional rhythm teachers playing ethnic instruments, the Berimbau and the Surdo from Brazil. Come and join the tribe and enjoy your own voice, dancing and chanting. The workshop is open to non-musicians and musicians alike.
(workshop held in Spanish - with translation, if necessary)

Leaders: Jan Kobrzinowski and Anke Siebenhuener
Schedule: 11 a.m. – 1.30 p.m. and 3.30 - 6 p.m.
Cost: 70 Euros (includes lunch at Sa Taronja)
To sign up: tel 971 23 52 68 or e - mail:
E-mail Jan Kobrzinowski:

For more information and questions: 619 622 044 (Jan) or 667 701 378 (Anke)
Link for general information about Mallorcarhythm activities:
Official website TaKeTiNa Institute Vienna:

Weekly activities and classes (March)

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: 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: Gestalt, World Cookery Days and TaKeTiNa (see above)

April preview - Coming soon