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Wednesday 14 June at 19.30
Soler Blasco Museum Xàbia
Architecture of the Civil War in Xabia
Ximo Bolufer will give an illustrated talk, in Castellano, with translations in English. Chris Betterton Jones will give a short introduction in English
Followed by refreshments
POTRÍES. WATER ROUTE
SUNDAY 7 MAY
9:30h: BUS STATION XÀBIA, leaving for a trip of approximately one hour.
Please book before 2 May at the museum or online at e-mail to email@example.com and paying by bank tranfer to account numberES11 2100 2735 1501 0033 8307 (La Caixa).
Please add your name and member number and “POTRIES”.
The registration will be valid only after reception of the payment
*Be aware that you take part in AMUX activities at your own risk.
For more information see: http://www.auntirdepedra.com/2012/09/la-ruta-de-laigua-de-potries.html
(Click on Union Jack on web page for English translation)
April 26, 19,30, at Museum, talk by Francesc Reus, Xàbia in the literature
The oldest references that we have for this area actually date from Roman times. However, the first written mention of the town of Xàbia by name appears following the conquest by Jaime I in the second half of the XIII century.
Written references to our area are prolific from the XVI century onwards, and especially during the XIX and XX centuries.
Francesc Reus will be taking us on a guided tour through the documentation and the literary quotes with reference to Xàbia from the time of Pomponio Mela (first century BC) right up to the present time.
At the end we will have some refreshments.
Saturday 1st April 2017
Visit to the Gata de Gorgos museum to view their collection explained by.Pasqual Costa and
Guided walk through the historic part of Gata with Josep Castelló.
We will travel in our own cars.
10.15 am We meet up in the Avenida Palmela car park (the bus station)
10.30 am Depart for Gata and time for a coffee.
11.00 am Visit to the museum, lasting about one hour
Following this we will set off on our guided walk through the historic part of Gata.
If you would like to join us on this visit,please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org so that we know how many people wish to come and how best to organise our transport. If you wish to travel directly to Gata, our meeting point will be at the Town Hall about 10.50 am.
Sunday, February 26
Guided tour of Xaló, accompanied by archaeologist Rubèn Vidal Bertomeu
The tour will focus on the town and surrounding areas, along the itinerary we will visit:
• The Tossalet Botanical Park
• The Route of the Pous
• The Archaeological site of the Roman Villa de les Hortes
• The Old town
• The Manor Houses
• The Ethnological Museum
We will go in our own cars.
9.15: Meeting in the avenue Palmela avenue (bus station).
9.30: Departure to Xalò.
10.30 Start of the visit (will take approximately 2.5 to 3 hours).
If you wish, after the visit you can stay to eat at the restaurant "Riu Rau" (we need to know the number of people who will want to stay).
Those who are interested, please e-mail email@example.com, to know how many people we will be and how we can organize the cars.
Xàbia, Sunday 12 February. Plaza Constitución, 10,00 h.
(corner bar L’Encant).
Stone dry route (if weather allows it).
Total distance (round trip: 6 kilometers).
Remember: wear hiking shoes, it may help to use a hiking stick.
Participation in the route is voluntary. Each participates at his own risk.
7.00pm - Wednesday 1st February - Museu de Xàbia
The exhibition "Romans vs Romans" is mainly in Spanish, but before the AMUX AGM on Wednesday February 1st, archaeologist Josep Castelló will provide short, 30 minute, guided tour of the exhibition in English.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF AMUX
Wednesday 1 February 2017, 18.30 h.
The Annual General Meeting of the association Friends of the Museum of Xàbia will take place on Wednesday 1 February, in the Museum, from 18.30 h.
There will be a period of one hour to visit the exhibition “Romans against romans”.
You will also be able to renew your AMUX subscription.
At 19.30 the Annual General Meeting will take place in the Museum Auditorium.
1. Minutes of the previous AGM
2. Address by the President and by the vice President and councillor for culture, Quico Moragues
3. Financial statement from the Treasurer
4. Report from the Secretary on the activities in 2016 and the programme for 2017.
5. Any Other Business
After the meeting we invite you join us for refreshments and the opportunity to meet together informally.
Wednesday 18 january 2017, 19,30 h at Museum
Joaquim Bolufer will give a talk about techniques and the architecture of dry stone structures in
Sunday 22 january, 10,00
Route along the base of the Montgó to see some examples of dry stone constructions
THE TECHNIQUE AND ARCHITECTURE OF DRY STONE STRUCTURES IN XÀBIA
Dry stone is a traditional construction technique in which stones are embedded without mortar and only soil is used to fill the holes. Dry stone is present in the oldest human constructions, and especially in our Mediterranean environment where stone abounds. Agricultural landscapes have been constructed with this technique, defined, to a large extent, by banks and other structures built in stone. First, in the flatter and optimum areas for cultivation, and then, as social and demographic changes increased the pressure on the territory, up the slopes of the hills and mountains.
There are many and extensive areas of Xàbia that maintain those old landscapes of staircases and terraces with banks of dry stone in mountain areas, but also in other less steep areas which are now largely occupied by the urban development of the town.
But the dry stone technique has not been the exclusive heritage of the "disadvantaged"; Other constructions and structures of the traditional world have used it: lime kilns, scalding stoves, textile ovens, wells, shacks, raisin drying racks and others.