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WORKSHOPS OF THE GRUNDTVIG PROJECT MADE BY SPANISH STUDENTS

Writen by Lola Huerta

A tacky cowboy worked in an American Circus (I say “tacky” because he was dressed in a very special way: apart from the typical clothes of a cowboy, with a strange hat, he was also wearing big sunglasses!). work1

He had a difficult relationship with a woman who worked in the Circus as a clown. This woman was very proud and, after a big discussion they had, she decided to change the bullets the cowboy had in his gun, putting real bullets.

Then, when the cowboy was playing his character on his horse and shot his gun, he killed several people who were watching the performance.

The next day there were eight bodies in the cemetery and a lot of people were crying, very impressed by the situation.

Now the clown is in prison, since she was found guilty, whereas the poor cowboy is very depressed and has appointments with a psychologist.

 

Writen by Lola Huerta

Once upon a time there was a pirate, a woman pirate, who sailed through the Caribbean Sea.

work2One day she arrived in an island where a handsome prince lived in his palace. When she met him, she fell in love, it was a love at the first sight, but he wasn’t in love and told her: “You’ll never have my love”. (The pirate didn’t know the prince had an affair with one of his waitress).

The pirate used to have everything she wanted and now she loved the prince; so, very angry, she decided to destroy the palace, burn it and kidnap the prince, running away with him.

For a long time they sailed around the world and little by little. Meanwhile they had long conversations; the prisoner’s feelings were changing.

Once they were near the island and they decided to stop. They were walking near the sea when he found a bunch of flowers; he picked it up and gave it to the pirate, showing her his love.

 

Writen by Teresa López

The haunted house

The story starts with a Grundtvig meeting. This meeting took place in a haunted house here in Llanes. There were people from different European countries and all of them were in the haunted house.

It started raining heavily and the light went off because of a strong storm. So, these people woke up and realized the lights didn´t work in the house, except in the top of the house, in the attic. So, two people in the group, the most courageous ones, went up to see the attic. When they opened the door, Oh my God! What a surprise!

They found a modern devil with red hair watching the television peacefully.

That was the incredible and nice end of the story in the haunted house!

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Writen by Rosa Diez

Our story takes place in a wonderful place: a marvelous building in the beautiful German countryside, constructed in the XV century. This castle is owned by a German art collector, a Duke, whose most prized possession is an angel carved in wood: a priceless piece of art.work4

This angel has a secret hidden inside. It´s filled with hundreds of little diamonds. The Duke´s stepsister knows the secret. She is going through great economic difficulties because of her recent divorce. Therefore, she plans to steal the angel. Wearing black clothes and getting into the security chamber in the middle of the night, she achieves her goal.

But the duke hears a noise, and wakes up. He takes his gun and runs away towards the place where he has his treasure. He sees a dark shadow jumping near the window, and suspecting that his angel is about to be stolen, shoots his gun. Unfortunately, the bullet gets the robber´s body, making him fall down six meters and crash into the floor.

When the duke goes downstairs, and takes the robber´s mask off, he discovers that he has killed his own stepsister. The police arrive one hour later and mark the place where the corpse was, beginning with the investigation immediately.

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THE SEESAW

Written by Gemma

seesawOne of my favourite possessions is this little seesaw that my friend Esther gave me many years ago for one of my birthdays.

It is a tiny, silvery, shiny, metallic seesaw with two little people on it. Even though it does not represent anything particularly special, I have always liked it, probably because it reminds me of a special friend.

In my early English teaching days, I was working in Salamanca. Esther was one of my very first students and one of the people who inspired me to continue in my teaching career, so I would like to dedicate a little place in my class to her.

We soon got along and developed a relationship as friends outside the classroom, where we spent many memorable moments together.

Esther was extremely responsible, hard-working and determined to pursue her goals – quite an example to follow. She was always really charming and affectionate – she always had something positive to say or a compliment to make.

With time we carried on with our lives in different cities, so we didn’t see each other for a few years but we kept in touch.

Unfortunately, Esther died very tragically last July. She was one of the victims of the Santiago train crash.

However, when I look at the seesaw I don’t feel sad, but fortunate because I could once be friends with someone as great as her.


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MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF ASTURIAS: “EL CUÉLEBRE”

Written by  Elena Boto, Gustavo Pérez  y Luisa Granda

The Asturian Traditions are full of many legend creatures like “Las Xanas” (small fairies), “El Trasgu” (a naughty goblin), “El Diañu Burlón” (a little devil) or “El cuélebre” (a winged snake).

If we have to talk about one of these creatures, we choose “El Cuélebre”. The main reason for this choice is its presence in the Asturian Musical History.

Besides, we lived some touching anecdotes in our childhood linked with this myth. Most of them told by the elders.

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This kind of snake lives under rivers and caves, it looks after treasures and “Xanas”. “El Cuélebre” attacks people and animals, and feed on them. It grows during all its life and when it is getting older, moves to the deepest of the sea. 

One of the most famous Asturian singer and author is Victor Manuel, who wrote the funny song “Cuélebre”.

Victor Manuel (1947-    ) was born in Mieres, Principality of Asturias. In 1964 he moved to Madrid where he began to study Music. In 1967 he reached his early awards of his career. In 1969 he was confirmed as an important artist getting a lot of number-one hits. In 1971, because of his political ideology against the Spanish dictatorship, he had to rewrite many of his songs.

Nowadays, he is considered as one of the best authors in Spanish language and a great ambassador of Asturias in Spain and even in Latin America.

Finally, we invite you to listen this lovely song “Cuélebre”.

EL CUÉLEBRE

People say the Cuélebre has a fish flake

that lives with-in the river and nobody can see

the last time it was seen was at the town

wearing a pipers costume

it was loaded with mirrors that when you look to

how big is small

people say the Cuélebre has a fish flake

They say the Cuélebre only speaks English

but it’s learning to speak backwards

and not getting to understand nor Chinese or Bable

words are unnecessary

that words get embroiled

and darkly form the good ideas

The tongues say the Cuélebre was a transvestite

but it keeps saying: People made me this way

I can bark like a dog, swim like a fish

Or fly like a crow

I like to walk the paths with madreñas

chasing women

the tongues say the Cuélebre was a transvestite

They say the Cuélebre has the skin upside down

somebody saw it appear dragging his feet

with a red executioner, and a burned-out candle

that frightens the children

but only the most daring might get close to it

they pinch its eggs

they say the Cuélebre has the skin upside down.

Songwriter: Victor Manuel

We hope you enjoy it and share your comments with us.

Tip: There is also a curious version of this song in Bable (The Asturian language).