Kangaroo Meet - KEI concert

Australian-Spanish-Scottish rock band KEI have organised Australia Meet, an end-of summer party to be held this Friday at the Irish Rover.

The guys told us "everyone knows what kangaroo meat is, but the real kangaroo meet is when they get together at the end of a long hot summer to drink at a water hole. So that is exactly what we have decided to do."

That sounds like a good reason!

WHERE: The Irish Rover, Avenida de Brasil 7, Madrid

WHEN: Friday 25 September at 10 p.m.

Entry is free.

 

Wallabies v Fiji

Public House will show the 2015 Rugby World Cup game between Australia and Fiji in what will be the Wallabies debut at the tournament. Will Fiji be able to come back from the crushing defeat at the hands of England or will the Aussies get off to a good start?

Where: Public House, Calle Fernández de los Ríos 83, Madrid

When: Wednesday 23 September at 5:45 p.m.

UPDATE: The bar has an offer for thirsty punters. A bucket of botellines for 5 euros.

Eurovision Party

In what has been one of the most controversial decisions made by organisers, Eurovision has extended an invitation to Australia to take part in final of the European song competition on Saturday. 

Gudonya will be getting together to enjoy this momentous occasion to watch Guy Sebastian to make history.

For more information please visit our event page.

ANZAC Day

We just want to remind you that Saturday is Anzac Day and the Australian Embassy has organised a ceremony together with the New Zealand Embassy.

The event will start at 9:00 a.m. and will be held at a venue outside Madrid.

Anyone interested in attending should register with the embassy by sending an email to  anzac.madrid@dfat.gov.au 

For more information please visit the embassy's home page.

Australian Film Festival

The Australian Film Festival, organised jointly by Casa Asia and the Australian Embassy, continues this weekend with three Aussie flicks to be shown at Cine Doré in central Madrid. The movies are:

  • Animal Kingdom, Friday 24 April at 9:40 p.m.
  • These Final Hours, Saturday 25 April at 7:30 p.m. 
  • 500 Miles, Sunday 26 April at 7:40 p.m.

The festival is being held at the Filmoteca's Cine Doré in Calle Santa Isabel, 3. Tickets are 2.50 euros.

For more information, visit Casa Asia's festival page or the Australian Embassy's festival page

Dirty Red Concert

We please to announce that we have a third event for April, a Dirty Red concert.

Aussies Jeff Callow and Richard Hart and their band will be playing this Thursday 9 April at 10 p.m. at El Callejón. Entrance is free.

The guys have informed me that they prepared a number of new songs for the performance but they still have the same old jokes.

See attached flyer below for further details



Australian Film Festival and ANZAC Day

We don't have one but two events for you in April.

AUSTRALIAN FILM FESTIVAL

Casa Asia and the Australian Embassy have organised the Australian Film Festival at Cine Doré, which begins on 10 April with "Lantana". Six films will be shown over 21 days at the Filmoteca Española's cinema in central Madrid.

Casa Asia's festival page:

Australian Embassy's festival page

ANZAC DAY

The Australian and New Zealand Embassies have organised a special event to commemorate the centenary of the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli. The event will be held at a venue on the outskirts of Madrid on 9 a.m. Saturday 25 April.

The embassy is asking for those wishing to attend to make a reservation by sending an email to  anzac.madrid@dfat.gov.au 

For more information please visit the embassy's home page:

Gudonya!

Wine Tasting and Tapas Evening a huge success, loads of bottles drunk

Many thanks to all those who attended the Wine Tasting and Tapas Evening: An Introduction to Wine Tasting and Spanish Wine. If the number of empty bottles is a indication of how it went, it was a huge success. For those interested, the wines we tasted were:

2014 Perro Verde Verdejo

2012 Bodegas Castaño Hécula

2014 Ostatu Tinto 

2011 La Multa Garnacha

Also many thanks to Chema and his team at El Colmado for the great service and for having such a wonderful tavern.

Now it's time to start planning our next event!

Wine Tasting and Tapas Evening

As requested by numerous members, we have organised a wine tasting and tapas evening on Friday 27 February. Being the first ever wine event we have organised for Gudonya and considering the range of people who have already expressed interest in attending, the evening will begin with a brief introduction to wine tasting, which will be followed by four wines that represent Spain well. Theory and practice. The evening will finish with a range of lovely tapas for dinner, during which we can discuss food and wine matching.

For more information, visit our events page.

Australia Day: Thanks!

Thanks to all who came down to celebrate Australia Day at Federal Café. It was a a solid turnout and we hope everyone enjoyed themselves. There were many new faces but it was also a chance to catch up with some old friends.

We have posted some photos of the party on the Australia Day 2015 page.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the next event. Stay tuned!

Gudonya!

Happy Australia Day!

AUSTRALIA DAY DRINKS

First of all and most importantly Happy Australia Day!

We just want to remind you that we will be getting together today to have a drink and celebrate the big day at Federal Café. Word has it that there will be lamingtons and Coopers on hand, and there may be some other typical Australian goodies to enjoy. You will have to come down and find out.

Australia Day Drinks, Monday 26 January at 7pm

Federal Café, Pl. de las Comendadoras 9, 28015 Madrid

Gudonya going live!

The Gudonya website is live again! 

After a long hiatus, the Gudonya website has returned with the aim of promoting the group and the events we organise to bring Australians together in Madrid. It proved successful before and we hope it will serve us well again. A web presence is more important than ever and is a logical step to getting the group up and running once more.

The site will be in continual development and will start with a blog, events, contact, join and about us pages. Although we will be looking at ways to evolve, our mission is to keep both Gudonya and its website simple: bringing Australians together in Madrid.

Please let us know what think or if you have any ideas. We would love to hear from you!

Gudonya!