Jávea U3A
 

Spanish
Culture and Cuisine

Casa Calleja June/July 2014

Some 90 members of the Jávea U3A’s Spanish Culture & Cuisine group had an opportunity to spend a summer’s evening with friends in a unique setting – a natural cave which is 150 million years old! 

The event was held over 3 separate evenings in June/July at Casa Calleja, a unique home originally
created by the Javea-born artist, Eladio Calleja, beside the Cueva de las Calaveras in Benidoleig,
at the foot of the mountains, overlooking the orange groves. 

The new owners, Sheigra & Steve, welcomed guests with a glass of wine, which was followed by a short talk by Angela Chantry on the history of the Cueva de las Calaveras and the artist, sculptor and poet, Eladio Calleja.

  Guests were able to view some of his sculptures and also pictures on display which had been painted by the artist in his studio adjacent to the house.  After the talk a selection of canapés was served, which guests enjoyed with their choice of cava, wine or beer – a most delightful and unusual evening, organised by the group’s leaders, Angela Chantry & Tony Dearie.

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Photos by John Wilde and Tony Dearie.

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