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Madrid Grundtvig Diary

To add your Diary entry press New Entry (Nueva Entrada) if you are already editor of Express & Connect or just press "comments" at the bottom.

In this section we want you to publish your experiences and personal impressions at our Grundtvig meeting in Madrid. 
People you meet, interesting facts, activities and workshops that you have taken part in. Always sign with your name and country of origin.

If you are editors of the Express & Connect site you can add photos or videos you have done. Upload the photos to a Picasa album with your Gmail account and insert it into the new entry you create. If you aren't an editor yet please write to so we add you as editor. Add information on the pictures about what we see in them. Upload your videos to Youtube and insert them into you entry with short explanations about what we will see in them. 

If you aren't an editor you can also add your comments just by clicking "comments" at the bottom of this section.

Share your good Grundtvig moments with everyone else!!!

Madrid desde aire

Photo impression of the meeting in Madrid by Jenny Wesly (the Netherlands)

Impressions of Madrid and Grundtvig meeting

Dutch group visits Casapatas Flamenco performance in Madrid

Dutch group sings Dutch children's song during dinner in a restaurant in Madrid

EOI Madrid-Villaverde on the press.

posted Oct 7, 2012, 2:09 AM by Carlos Trueba   [ updated Oct 7, 2012, 2:28 AM ]

Thank you Pilar Lozano for your getting our Express & Connect Project on the press.

Click here to read article on El

Madrid Meeting Video

posted Oct 2, 2012, 2:37 PM by Carlos Trueba

Madrid Meeting Video

Contemporary Art Exhibition in the Palacio de Congresos

posted Dec 8, 2010, 9:23 AM by Wanda Jankowska

Cooking Workshop with Chef Javier Ortiz

posted Dec 3, 2010, 3:55 AM by Carlos Trueba   [ updated Dec 7, 2010, 3:27 PM ]

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Quiz Cooking Workshop Madrid Grundtvig

Dance and Music: the Magic of Languages. 25th November 2010

posted Nov 27, 2010, 2:02 AM by Carlos Trueba   [ updated Dec 8, 2010, 11:00 AM by Wanda Jankowska ]

Anything could have happened, but everything went on smoothly and happily with music, dance and magic performed by our students and teacher and some friends, not to mention the delicious tapas cooked and presented by so many students and teachers eager to show their mastery at cooking to our visitors.

Here's a little presentation in more detail.

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Dance & Music

Seniors from Polish group dance a polonaise

Farewell party at the oldest tavern in town! 26th November 2010

posted Nov 27, 2010, 1:56 AM by Carlos Trueba   [ updated Dec 9, 2010, 4:58 AM ]

We had a great time at our last meeting at Taberna de Antonio Sanchez, as Madrid’s oldest tavern, looking much as it did when opening in 1830, the Antonio Sanchez has dark walls lined with bullfighting paintings, a zinc bar and a pulley system for hoisting wine casks from the cellar. Meals are served in a rear dining room, with bull’s tail stew among specialties. Meson de Paredes 13. Call (91) 539-7826 for more information.

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Niubel Diaz Padilla from the ducht group sent us this nice album:

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Football and Art: just across the street. 26th November 2010

posted Nov 27, 2010, 1:55 AM by Carlos Trueba   [ updated Dec 8, 2010, 9:02 AM by Wanda Jankowska ]

The visit of the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium was one of the most amazing experiences we had in Spain. We were absolutely thrilled to see the home stadium of a famous football club. We feel the amazing atmosphere and easily imagined we were at a real match. Seeing various trophies, medals and cups was fabulous and beeing able to take pictures in front of them even more splendid. Some of us were especially excited to see those parts of the stadium that we could never see on TV, such as the changing room and jaccuzi!!! If anyone was not a football fan before this visit he will surely become one after seeing the Real Madrid Stadium.
Olla from Poland

Becoming Collage Artists and Spanish Chefs! 26th November

posted Nov 27, 2010, 1:54 AM by Carlos Trueba   [ updated Dec 8, 2010, 1:07 AM ]

Artist Francisco Recuero presented this collage workshop with an introduction to he history of collage. He mentioned the official origins as in 1916 by dadaist artists in Zurich. Although he personally thinks this is a natural form of art based on re-using materials found, on re-interpreting them as part of a new work. 

Our Collage Workshop with Paco Recuero

For Paco Recuero, collages can be based on our perceptions, our dreams or our ideas. There are no bounds: the artist is totally free. And one may underline the word "artist", because any of us can become one such artist. 

Collages should not be considered a minor form of art as the greatest of them used this technique to give birth to final works or to later re-use the collages into other paintings or works of art. The simple use of materials such as paper, garbage, textures, scissors, cutters, cardboard among them,  can result into true works of artists.

The workshop is also some kind of therapy which makes you look into yourself, some times in silence, others sharing your thoughts with your mates. It is really a relaxing experience which CONNECTS you to the world perceived around and allows you to EXPRESS your feelings, impressions, ideas by means of your imagination.

Artists were asked to do some homework later, based on the titles given to their collage mates works. Please send them to us!

By Francis Picabia and Pablo Picasso

Juan Gris: Le Journal

For our workshop, Paco Recuero suggested using a common image to show us how it could be interpreted in so many ways. Our image was A CAT, as people in Madrid are commonly refered as such.

And now take a look at what happened a relaxing evening of November in EOI El Espinillo in Madrid. The magic of the works of art? produced in our Collage Workshop for our Express & Connect Grundtvig Project. 

Collage Workshop

Morning Guided Street Walk and Royal Palace and Theatre.

posted Nov 27, 2010, 12:27 AM by Carlos Trueba   [ updated Dec 8, 2010, 8:30 AM by Wanda Jankowska ]

Our student Francisco Javier Fernández Artero kindly and professionally guided us on a street tour from Cibeles Plaza to Almudena Cathedral.

Madrid Tour.doc

Slideshow from Wanda Jankowska

In search of Tapas and our Coordinators Meeting. 25th November

posted Nov 27, 2010, 12:26 AM by Carlos Trueba   [ updated Nov 29, 2010, 2:07 PM ]

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