Gudonya’s April Drinks Heads-up


We just want to let you know that we are busy working on the next Gudonya event for April.

We are still sorting all the details but we want to give you the heads-up on the date so you can put in your diary.

We are organising a get-together for 6pm on Saturday 7 April. The idea is to meet for a coffee, tea, beer, copa or your preferred beverage. We are working on a place that is central and will have some food on hand as well.

The full details will shortly follow.


Happy Australia Day!

Happy Australia Day!

Today is the big day so come and join Gudonya at the 2018 Australia Day Party.

This year is going to be the biggest and best with three bands - Maxwell Smart, No Barking Dogs and The Kei - as well as guest musicians.

It all starts at 11pm tonight at Sound Stage on Avenida de Brasil 5, a stone’s throw from the Bernabéu.

As always entrance is free so there’s no excuse.

And if you can guess what Australian animal is on the poster you can buy us beer. Dinkum!

All the details are on our events page.

We hope to see ya tonight.

2018 Australia Day Party

A game of beach cricket is not really an option but this year is set to be Gudonya’s biggest and best Australia Day Party with no less than three bands - Maxwell Smart, No Barking Dogs and The Kei - as well as guest musicians.

And we will also celebrate Gudonya founder Jeff Callow’s birthday.

Entrance is free.

For more information visit our events page.

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Carols by Candlelight

Long-time Gudonya member Mani Fernández has organised a Carols by Candlelight Under the Stars performance once again this year. The concert will be held outdoors at the Immanuel Baptist Church on Calle Hernández de Tejada 4, Madrid on Saturday 16 December at 6pm. See attached flyer below for more details. A definitely fine way to get into the Christmas spirit!


Gudonya on M21's "Extraordinarios" radio program

I was kindly invited by Ricardo Blanco and Laura Oliva to their radio program "Extraordinarios" on M21 on Monday 4 December at 7pm.

I was accompanied by a lovely group of people representing the five continents and we talked about life as immigrants in Madrid. I, of course, talked about Gudonya.

For those who would like to listen, the link for the podcast is:

I came on around the 35 minute mark.

Happy listening!


Australia Day Party Update

Firstly and most importantly, HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY!!


Gudonya is proud to announce that Campe Outdoors have sponsored the Australia Day Party with a large swag of OZtrail products, which they have given us for the competition. Thanks, Campe Outdoors! Thanks, OZtrail!

I would also like take the opportunity to thank Mundaka Surf Shop and Billabong for also sending a box of goodies for the competition. Every year they come through with a generous offer that has become a Gudonya tradition. On ya, Mundaka Surf Shop! On ya, Billabong

Gudonya member Peter Walker has kindly brought back from Oz a bag of goodies including Tim Tams, Twisties, t-shirts and a hat. So we will be well armed with prizes.  Thanks, Peter!


The Gudonya club is meeting for dinner at 9pm. If you would like to join us, please email back with numbers so we can reserve tables.


English language magazine Madrid Metropolitan will be doing a feature on Australia Day and our party. Journalist Morgan Fagg will be taking notes and snapping photos of all of us. Thanks, Madrid Metropolitan! Thanks, Morgan!


We are working on the fine details of the competition, but we have worked out a range of questions, activities and challenges for everyone to participate. If you take part and do well, there's a good chance you will take home a great prize.

And don't forget to practise your kookaburra laugh:


We would like to warn you not to be late. If you are, you may not get in. The party is free, it's Saturday night, the Irish Rover is a popular venue, and we will start the party promptly at 10 pm. 


For all the party details visit the Australia Day Party entry on our events page.

The party is proudly sponsored by

- Mundaka Surf Shop

- Billabong

- Campe Outdoors

- OZtrail

Spread the word and see you there!