Thursday, April 12, 2018

The University of Salamanca celebrates its 800th anniversary

The University of Salamanca is known around the world due to its history, reputation and some of its distinguished students, professors and rectors such as Miguel de Unamuno. Founded in 1218, the USAL (University of Salamanca) celebrates its eighth centenary, which is fundamental to the city and even to the whole country. On the occasion of such important event, the artist Miquel Barceló has drawn the following logo. In addition, the University has organised a program of activities in order to remember its history, among which artistic and photographic exhibitions, concerts, theatrical representations, conferences, seminaries, besides student and sport activities. The alumni who have already studied at the USAL also have the opportunity to meet again on May 25th and 26th, when a promotion meeting will be held. 


About the University history, its fundation, back eight centuries ago, led to the creation of the first University library in all Europe. Since then, the reputation of the Major School Library grew and was enriched with additions like the Sky of Salamanca (Cielo de Salamanca), paiting made by Fernando Gallego which is part of the artistic heritage of the city.

The activities proposed by the local government include names such as Bob Dylan, whose concert takes place on March 24th, whereas Salamanca will celebrate the International Jazz Festival during the summer.

Among the exhibitions, “Pioneers of Modernity. XIX and XX Centuries in the Gerstenmaier Collection”, “Iconography of Unamuno”, and “Seduced by the reality” offer the possibility to see some works made by the main figurative artists in Spain. A medallion dedicated to the King Alfonso IX de León, under whose regency the University was founded, is going to be placed in Plaza Mayor.

Salamanca has always owned the reputation of relying on one of the world’s eldest instituctions, which is why we have the refrain: “What nature does not give, Salamanca does not lend”, (Lo que naturaleza no da, Salamanca no presta).

Finally, the city has been the protagonist of films and books. In fact, this is an excellent time for students and tourists from all around the world who would like to visit Salamanca and the mixture of all the festivities makes it such a unique occasion.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Extracurricular activities 09.05.2016 - 15.05.2016

The Book Fair (Feria del Libro), the Film Festival (Fiesta del Cine), and of course, our extracurricular activities will make this week spectacular!
Take a look at what we’ve got planned:

Monday, May 9, Theatrical tour - 18:05: We’re going to get to know Salamanca better through a very special theatrical tour. We’ll have so much fun!
Time: 1h 30min

Tuesday, May 10, Fiesta del Cine: Until May 11, you can go to the movies for just €2.90. Don’t miss out!
Find out more information here on how to get a ticket: http://www.fiestadelcine.com/

Wednesday, May 11, Literary gathering - 19:30: Our teacher, Carmen López, will accompany us to a literary gathering to hear the words of the Spanish poet Jesús Hilario Tundidor at la Sala de la Palabra in Teatro Liceo.
Find out more information here: Asociación Cultural Pentadrama.
Time: 1h 30min

Thursday, May 12, Dance class - 15:55: We’ll learn the basic steps of Latin dancing. It’s going to be a lot of fun!
Time: 1h

Friday, May 13, Horseback riding - 16:45: We’ll go horseback riding in the countryside. It will be a special experience! 

Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15: Excursions - Check with the school secretary to find out about the nearby places you can visit this weekend. 

We’d like to remind you that it’s necessary to sign up for each activity in order to reserve a spot; a minimum of 3 people is normally required. The meeting point is always Tía Tula, unless we inform you otherwise. 

The activities are not only for having fun (that’s a guarantee). They’re also meant for you to improve your knowledge of the culture in Salamanca and Spain, to use the Spanish that you learn in class, and to meet other students from the school.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Extracurricular activities 02.05.2016 - 06.05.2016


The month of May has begun, along with sunshine and warm weather, which will allow you to make the most out of this week´s extracurricular activities: a Spanish comedy film, a theater performance, playing board games to improve your language skills, and a tapas tour. To boot, the week started off with a holiday, Labor Day, to celebrate workers around the world.

Monday, May 2: Labor Day (holiday)

Tuesday, May 3, 16:00: Movie – Today we´re showing a film by Spanish screenwriter and film director Daniel Sánchez Arévalo, which will definitely make you laugh. We´ll be waiting for you at school!

Wednesday, May 4, 19:00: Theater – Students of the experimental theater group Musicay will present La Valla, a collective piece based on poetry. The meeting point is Plaza Mayor, under the big clock. 

Thursday, May 5, 16:50: Board games – Get ready to practice your Spanish by playing board games with teacher Marién! We´ll meet at the school cafe-snack bar. Remember to sign up before 14:00.

Friday, May 6, 19:30: Tapas tour – To finish off the week, we´ll go on a tapas tour. We´ll meet at the school cafe-snack bar and after visit a few more tapas bars. Don´t miss out! Relax and come have fun with us!

Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8: Excursions – Check with the school secretary to find out about the nearby places you can visit this weekend. 

We´d like to remind you that it´s necessary to sign up for each activity in order to reserve a spot; a minimum of 3 people is normally required. The meeting point is always Tía Tula, unless we inform you otherwise. 

The activities are not only for having fun (that´s a guarantee). They´re also meant for you to improve your knowledge of the culture in Salamanca and Spain to use the Spanish that you learn in class and meet other students from the school.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Extracurricular activities 18.04.2016 - 24.04.2016

This week at Tía Tula, we´re remembering the 400th anniversary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes. You can find out about all the activities here: Conmemoración del IV centenario de la muerte de Miguel de Cervantes.
And of course, don´t forget to check out our other extracurricular activities:

Monday, April 18, Bike ride - 17:30: We´ll take a bike ride around Salamanca to discover the city from a different perspective. Are you in?
Time: 1 hour

Tuesday, April 19, Santa Clara Convent - 17:00: We´ll visit the museum of the Santa Clara Convent, which contains many interesting artworks, from sculptures to pictures.
Time: 1 hour

Wednesday, April 20, Trivia contest - 16:50: We´ll spend the afternoon playing a fun game of trivia among teams, organized by our teacher Beatriz.
Time: 1 hour

Thursday, April 21, Spring poetry recital – Starting at 19:30: We´ll hold a literary workshop in La Manolita, run by A.C. Pentadrama (coordinated by Montse Villar) in collaboration with ASAPAR (the Salamanca Association of Patients with Arthritis). What´s more, we´ll get to enjoy a musical performance by Nela Escribano. Don´t miss out!
Find out more information here
Time: 2 hours

Friday, April 22, Tapas tour - 19:30: We´ll finish off the week with a tapas tour. We´ll visit some of the best bars in the city center to try some typical pinchos. 
Time: 1 hour

Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24: Excursions – Check with the school secretary to find out where you can take a trip this weekend so you can have an unforgettable time.

We´d like to remind you that it´s necessary to sign up for each activity in order to reserve a spot; a minimum of 3 people is normally required. The meeting point is always Tía Tula, unless we inform you otherwise. 

The activities are not only for having fun (that´s a guarantee). They´re also meant for you to improve your knowledge of the culture in Salamanca and Spain, and to use the Spanish that you learn in class.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Remembering the 400th anniversary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes

At Tía Tula, we´re remembering the 400th anniversary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes

We´ve prepared a week full of activities dedicated exclusively to this famous writer, all of which will be held at Manolita Cafe Snack-Bar.

We especially encourage you to sign up to read some of Don Quijote aloud on Friday, April 22.

Take a look at what we´ve got planned: 

Monday, April 18, 19:00 
Film screening: “Las locuras de Don Quijote” (“The follies of Don Quijote”)
(from “Los documentales de Cultural.es”)

Tuesday, April 19, 14:00 
A lecture: “Vida y obra de Cervantes” (“The life and work of Cervantes”)
Speaker: Montse Villar

Wednesday, April 20, 16:50 
A trivia game all about Cervantes
Coordinator: Beatriz González

Thursday, April 21, 16:30 
Film screening: “Tiempo de hidalgos” (“The time of noblemen”)
(Episode 11 of the second season of “El Ministerio del Tiempo” – “The Ministry of Time” – dedicated to Miguel de Cervantes)

Friday, April 22, 11:00
A reading of “Don Quijote de la Mancha” by Miguel de Cervantes
Sign up to read part of the book in 10-minute increments at Manolita Café.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Solidarity should be a global language

The Asamblea de Apoyo a Personas Migrantes de Salamanca (Association for Migrants in Salamanca) is a volunteer-run NGO that aims to collect donations in order to support refugees in Lesbos, Greece.

On Thursday April 14 and Friday April 15, a campaign titled En Compañía y otras calles solidarias (On Compañía and other streets of solidarity) will help gather funds. Different activities such as music, solidarity pinchos, poetry, theater, and concerts will take place at various venues to help the NGO raise enough money to transport supplies to the refugees.

We will also be selling raffle tickets for 1 euro, for a chance to win a dinner for two at Salam restaurant, and a night at La Querida, a homestead in Rodasviejas. You can buy a ticket at any of the venues involved in the campaign.

The campaign will begin on Thursday, April 14 with a playback theater game from 17:45 to 19:15 at the performing arts space Almargen. The activity is based on improvisation by the actors, as well as spontaneous music. 

Here at Tía Tula we´ve also decided to get involved. On Friday, April 15, thanks to A.C Pentadram, we´ve helped organize a wine-tasting activity, starting at 13:00 in Manolita Café-Bar. There will be poetry, music, and painting while we eat pinchos. We will donate 40% of sales to the campaign.
Afterward, at Salam Restaurant, from 17:00 to 19:00, there will be an Arab cooking workshop. The cost is 25€; all income from this activity will go directly to the campaign. 

You can find out about many other activities, along with their locations, by checking out the attached flyer.

Solidarity should be a global language. Join us to help make it happen!