Jávea U3A

Extravaganza
2014 

Jávea U3A Extravaganza 2014

Once again, the traditional "end of the year" meeting at the Parador is in the form of a extravaganza. This is an excuse for certain promenient members of the association to dress up and make a fool of themselves. This year was no exception, if anything, some seemed to be enjoying just a little too much. Anyway, it kept the audience awake for a little long than at most meetings.

The show featured the following acts:

  • The Costa Blanca Male Voice Choir. The Choir are directed by Claire Harkness-Post, with Heather Butcher on keyboards and Mike Evans introducing the songs. Another great performance that got the "show" going in the right direction, loosening the vocal chords of the audience, should they need to hurl abuse at any of the later acts!
  • The Guitar for Beginners Group. Led by Phil Shephard, this Jávea U3A group showed just how much they had learnt in the last 8 or 9 months, giving an excellent performance of 3 well know songs. This was very well received by the audience, who all sang along with the group. Definite proof of how a U3A association can enrich the lives of its members.
  • Nothing Like A Dame. Written and directed by Sally Wells, this was another hilarious music and dancing sketch. This year, the dancers were accompanied by a 6-person band and the combination was electric, someone said. But in the end, it was fairly clear, that the title was more than appropriate when applied to each of those dressed in grass skirts!

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Like A Dame segment.

Girls dressed as guys, guys enjoying being dressed as girls (enjoying it just a little too much, one thinks) and excellent music from an excellent band.

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Guitar Group segment.

Our own Jávea U3A Group showing what they have learnt in the last few months.

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Costa Blanca Male Voice Choir segment.

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