General Meetings

GM Collage 2015Each month, September through June, INC organizes gatherings for our membership. We strive to take you to unique places that perhaps you didn’t know about or wouldn’t have access to on your own. Or maybe we’re just taking you somewhere you’d prefer to visit with a group. Either way we try to introduce INC members to the cultural life here in Madrid.

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Next Event: General Meeting May @ REAL GRAN PEÑA – Mark Besas Guest Speaker

May 22, 2018 from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm

Dressy attire required (no jeans/sneakers)

Speech from writer Mark Besas at the Real Gran Peña.

This month, we will have a speaker, Mark Besas, writer and film director, who will talk to us about hidden Madrid,  his latest book.

He opened his own film production company: Tic-Tac films.  As a film director and writer, he has won over 40 international awards and was nominated for the Spanish Goya Awards and pre-selected for the Oscar Awards.  He has been working in several radio programs.  He will tell many stories about the historical places and anecdotes about “Hidden Madrid”.

All this will take place in a lovely place, La Real Gran Peña , one of the oldest private social clubs in Madrid with more than a century of history.  Since 1917, this building is one of the most representatives of the Gran Vía Madrileña,  from the architects Eduardo Gambra Sanz and Antonio Zumárraga. This English styled club, private and elitist, is a place where intelectuals, important politicians of the Spanish history, aristocrats, bankers  etc meet. The origins go back to the Spanish Army.                                                                        

Former King Juan Carlos is the honorary president since 1975.


Afterwards, we will enjoy  a vino español with aperitivos.

We hope to see you all there, it is a unique experience.

When:  Tuesday, 22 of May From 11.00 am till 13.30pm

Where: La Real Gran Peña, Gran Via, 2
28013 Madrid

Metro: Banco de España or Sevilla

Bus:  1,2,74,46,75

Parking: Parking Sevilla, Parking en Plaza de Pedro Zerolo
Smart Parking Callao, Gran Via 48

Members: free
Guests: 20 Euros

Deadline to rsvp:  Saturday, 19 of May.


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