Monday 16th May 2022 – Mike Smith
Source: original article – Xàbia AL DÍA
On Tuesday 17th May, Xàbia will be featuring on the TV programme “Tresors amb Història” on the A Punt channel. The fiesta commission of the Festes Mare de Déu de Loreto – often dubbed the port fiesta – was invited the participate in the recording of the fourth episode of the second season of the programme, filming which took place at the Casa de la Marquesa Valero de Palma in Dénia.
Tresors amb Història is one of the most popular programmes on Valencian television, attracting an average of 57,000 viewers in its last episode, and some 190,000 at one point during the broadcast. The objective of the programme is to tell the story of Valencian culture over the past 150 years through the search for objects of great historical and emotional value.
Residents from La Marina Alta and La Safor travelled to Dénia to tell presenter Carolina Ferre and historians Irene Ballester, Joan Seguí and Vicent Baydal about how special are the objects that they treasure so lovingly in their homes, unique pieces that they have decided to share with the rest of the world through the small screen.
The Fiesta Commission has become a protector of popular and local culture through its literary, social and historical initiatives, in addition to its main fiesta activity which takes place in late August and early September. Whilst not wanting to five away their contribution to the programme, which will be broadcast tomorrow Tuesday 17th at 10.00pm, they hinted that “if nothing has been left on the editing room floor, we will narrate and show two initiative that have already been fulfilled over more than two decades”.
In addition, during this week’s episode, historians will discover objects that will transport to view to the war in the Philippines at the end of the 19th century, the migratory movements of Valencians throughout the 20th century, the importance of scalding process in the production of raisins in the Marina Alta whilst also meeting the iconic figure of the Tio de la Porra de Gandía. International chef, Susi Díaz, will learn the secret of the traditional coca, the Pericano de Muro and discover an old pot with a secret that links it to the Panadero of the Ifach in Calp.
As in the rest of the episodes, the group of experts will select some of the objects they have discovered to form part of a travelling exhibition that will tour the Comunidad Valenciana at the end of the season. At the moment, the highlights of the first season are on display at ENO, the ethnological museum in Valencia.