20 September 2021

    Dear Friends,

    What a great start to the new INC season we had with our area coffee mornings!

    Please check out the eNews to find out more about this week's Monthly Meeting and other upcoming events.

    As mentioned last week, please drop me a note to enews@incmadrid.org if you have tips and recommendations for our INC community. I'd love to hear from you.

    Wishing you all a wonderful week!

    Your eNews editor


    Wow! We are blown away by the response to our first Monthly Meeting. We thank you for your patience while we all worked together to ensure our September meeting is fun, yet safe, for all.

    We would like to take this opportunity to highlight five areas that will ensure that Tuesday succeeds in all that we have planned for you:

    - If you secured the first round of tickets, you will have received your ticket via email (please check junk folder). The Wordpress ticket is your confirmation and includes a QR code. You do not need to scan this but we do need to be able to see it at check-in (phone or paper format accepted).
    - If you need to cancel your RSVP, please send an email to the address below. We appreciate your cooperation in updating any status changes as soon as possible.
    - If you were/are on the waitlist, you will have received an email response from our team letting you know you are "waitlisted." If your status changes to "attending" you will receive the Wordpress ticket mentioned above.
    - The event is at maximum capacity. This is set at one seat per attendee; if you have not received an official confirmation of your attendance, please do not show on the day of the event.
    - Covid protocols are in place - please use a mask unless eating, drinking, or securing a safe distance away from others.

    One other issue we would like to bring to your attention is that this event is on the 10th floor. While the elevators will bring you to this level, there are two additional flights (20 steps in total) that you will need to climb yourselves.

    We look forward to seeing you! If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to monthlymeetings@incmadrid.org

    Here's to a great year ahead!

    Your VP Team
    Vicky, Tina and Hyacinth


    Hello, September (1)

    September 21 @10:30am-1:00pm

    We can’t wait to see you again! To celebrate the start of INC 2021-2022 we have chosen a most special place to meet. Join us on the roof terrace of Hotel Vincci.


    Area coffee mornings
    What a delight it was to welcome back our wonderful INC members to the 2021/22 season with coffee mornings for all areas last week. It was lovely to meet in person again and put happy smiling faces to the names from WhatsApp and email. Lots of conversations, new connections and many happy coffee and tea drinkers for a couple of hours. Looking forward to many more this coming season. If you would like to host a Coffee Morning in your home then please contact your area coordinators and they will work with you to find a month, day and time that suits you.


    In this workshop you will get a unique opportunity to learn how to draw a mandala guided by the wonderful artist Srini in the beautiful surroundings of Retiro Park. You can connect with yourself in nature together with your fellow INC friends.
    Designing your own mandalas is both inspirational and therapeutic.

    DATE / TIME: September 29 @10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    PLACE: Recreational area of the Retiro Park (map with exact location will be shared)
    PRICE: €35, includes guided step by step instructions by the artist Srini and all materials.

    For more information and RSVP click here


    lunch bunch
    Throughout the year we will challenge our tastebuds by meeting up at both familiar and less known places for lunch. This time we have made a reservation at Mama Chico Recoletos (https://mamachico.com/mama-chico-recoletos) on Thursday 30 September @1pm.

    Does this sound yummy? More details and RSVP through the calendar.
    We would love to see you there!



    The Magritte Machine

    Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza from 14 September 2021 to 30 January 2022

    The exhibition is the first retrospective of Belgian surrealist painter René Magritte (1898-1967) to be held in Madrid since 1989. The title The Magritte Machine highlights the repetitive and combinatorial component in the work of the artist, whose obsessive themes return again and again with countless variations.
    For more information click here

    Reflejo / Reflexión

    Galería Elvira González, from 8 September to 13 November 2021

    The exhibition presents works by Olafur Eliasson, Anish Kapoor, Juan Muñoz and Michelangelo Pistoletto. These four artists approach the idea of the viewer’s reflection in front of a mirror through different artistic perspectives. These perspectives embrace formal and functional, philosophical, and psychological levels showing a way of thinking about otherness.
    For more information click here

    Morandi. Infinite Resonance

    Fundación MAPFRE from 24 September 2021 to 9 January 2022

    Morandi. Infinite Resonance is a retrospective exhibition of Italian painter Giorgio Morandi’s work (1890-1964), one of the most significant and unclassifiable artists in the history of twentieth century art.
    For more information click here

    Madrid Book Fair

    El Retiro Park from 10 September to 26 September 2021

    The 80th edition of the Madrid Book Fair will present Colombia as this year's invited country. Visitors will be able to enjoy the Colombian cultural diversity and arts with proposals for people of all ages. More than 50 fiction and non-fiction writers from different regions of the country have been invited, so that famous Colombian writers can be discovered along with a new generation of authors.
    For more information click here

    Open House Madrid

    Different locations around Madrid from 24 September to 26 September

    Open House Madrid is the international architecture festival that offers guided tours of a hundred spaces in Madrid that are normally closed to the public, as well as outdoor routes, exhibitions and other activities that allow you to learn more about the architecture of the city.
    For more information click here

    More upcoming events in Madrid can be found here


    Expat madrid post
    Today the Spotlight falls on the varied life of INC president Malin Garemo, Swedish mother of 3 who despite having left school with no desire to continue further education, went on to acquire a PhD in Nutrition and has made a career out of it in Denmark, Abu Dhabi and now Madrid as well as trekking across deserts and mountains, cooking up a storm and devouring copious books….
    Read more on the blog.


    Please remember to renew your membership before it expires. All details can be found here. You can also pay at this week's Monthly Meeting if you are attending the event.
    Do you have any questions in regards to the membership? Please drop an email to Alejandra or Bellinda at membership@incmadrid.org


    In the last few months we have updated our INC website. You all have noticed the fresh look and new pictures of our club, which we just love. All members of the board have been working very hard to make this transition as smooth as possible. We are aware that the website changes caused troubles to some of you. We all believe that these changes were absolutely necessary to make the website more secure and include functionalities to make life easier for both club members and volunteers in the future. You can address any issues you may have by email to web@incmadrid.org. We do ask for your patience and collaboration to take some time and learn how to use the new website. Lena is happy to organize a short training for those who feel they need it and will be available to show you around the website during the next monthly meeting.


    Thank you to everyone who shared wonderful photos of their travels this summer! It was such a great way to stay connected and to keep in touch with each other over the summer. Apologies if your photo wasn’t shared on social media as we had so many, but it was still super fun for us all to see them!

    Be sure to follow INC on Instagram @incmadrid and like us on Facebook to see everything from updates to member meetups!

    If you have any ideas or would like to share something to the entire club via social media, please reach out to: socialmedia@incmadrid.org


    We are looking for 1-3 activity coordinators who can help us organise and coordinate museum visits, excursions, workshops, evening outs, luncheons and more. You will join an enthusiastic board that would love to welcome you to the team.

    Should you be interested, please get in contact with Malin at president@incmadrid.org


    Tatiana Da Silva 20 September
    Mercedes Tobar 23 September
    Jamie Cottrell 24 September
    Maria Elena Blanco 25 September
    Rosa Baillez 30 September

    INC’s COVID 19 approach in the year to come

    Although the COVID 19 situation has improved since last year, the virus continues to impact our life. As a club we will continue to adhere to the official recommendations that are issued by the Comunidad Madrid (click here for more information). Should these recommendations alter, then we will adjust our plans accordingly.
    We completely understand, and respect that you, as an individual, may choose a different approach towards COVID and as such decide not to attend certain events. In that case we do hope that you continue to enjoy the community feeling in the chat groups, in Enews and on social media.
    Should you not feel well or if you suffer from COVID related symptoms then we kindly ask you to stay at home and recover fully before you attend any event.
    Your health and wellbeing will remain a priority to us! Together we can manage this.

    The Board

    Just a friendly reminder...

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