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Here are the draft minutes of the IBMT’s Annual General Meeting held earlier this month. These will be submitted to the 2019 AGM for final approval.


Booking is now open for what promises to be a highly popular IBMT conference day next year with the theme of football and the Spanish Civil War. The main speakers will be Sid Lowe, The Guardian’s football correspondent in Madrid, and Daniel Gray, the author of books both about football culture and the International Brigade volunteers from Scotland.

Everything is in place for a memorable weekend in Hull for the IBMT’s Annual General Meeting in Hull next Saturday. The programme runs from Friday 12 October to Sunday 14 October and includes commemorative and social events, an art exhibition and a radical history tour.

The IBMT’s 2018 Annual General Meeting takes place in Hull on Saturday 13 October. The meeting will be held in The Guildhall, 39 Alfred Gelder Street, Hull HU1 2AG fro 2pm to 4pm. All members are warmly invited to attend and take part.

The IBMT’s AGM will take place on Saturday 13 October 2018 from 2pm to 4pm in The Guildhall, 39 Alfred Gelder Street, Hull HU1 2AG as part of a weekend of activities in the city (viewable at

Hetty van der Hall-Hordijk of our Dutch sister organisation, Stichting Spanje 1936-1939, writes:


The programme for the IBMT’s 2018 AGM weekend in Hull from Friday 12 to Sunday 14 October has been finalised and is published below. IBMT members will be hosted in the city by the Hull International Brigades Memorial Group. The AGM itself takes place on Saturday 13 October in The Guildhall, 39 Alfred Gelder Street, HU1 2AG.

Below is a link to a 6-minute video of Anglo-Spanish actor Yolanda Vázquez reading the legendary speech by Spanish Republican leader Dolores Ibárruri (La Pasionaria), which was delivered nearly 80 years ago to the farewell parade of the International Brigades in Barcelona on 28 October 1938. 


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