We started the Aurora Club in Relleu with friends some six years ago prompted by a desire to explore the history and culture of our village. Talks, visiting lecturers and trips have taken place monthly – always followed by lunch, often at our local Bar Cazador – where Luis and Paloma serve local cuisine and wines. On the web-site (www.aurorarelleu.es) you can find full details of all the presentations to date. They explore  the village’s 2000 year history, local agriculture (Olives, Citrus fruit, Almonds), local customs, nearby villages, bodegas, and ancient monuments. The next meeting will be on the 20th March,  a talk on Bull Fighting and its place in Spanish culture given by Tineke Vlijm (Relleu Ayuntamiento 12.00 for 12.30).

Pictures below of a trip exploring the fascinating local geology, a walk to Relleu’s ancient dam one of the first in Spain, a cookery demonstration at an ancient valley farm-house and Tineke Vlijm introducing the Naturalist and Broadcaster Stephen Moss.