The IBMT holds its Annual General Meeting and commemorative weekend in Cardiff on 13-15 October.
Friday 13 October
7pm: Wine reception sponsored by Unite the Union, 1 Cathedral Road, Cardiff CF11 9SD (at the junction with Cowbridge Road East); followed by a screening of the award-winning 2005 TV documentary ‘Return Journey’ (30 mins), about the return of Alun Menai Williams to Spain, introduced by film-maker Sarah Dickins of BBC Wales.
Saturday 14 October
11am: Commemoration at the Wales International Brigade Memorial, Cathays Park (behind City Hall, Cardiff CF10 3AD).
2pm: IBMT Annual General Meeting opened by Carwyn Jones, First Minster of Wales, at GMB, Garley House, 17 Newport Road, Cardiff CF24 0TB (opposite Mercure Hotel).
7pm: Social at the Temple of Peace, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff CF10 3AP (two-minute walk from the Wales International Brigade Memorial).
Sunday 15 October
10.15am: By coach to the Big Pit National Coal Museum, Blaenavon NP4 9XP (£10 return coach fare).
11.30am: Commemoration at the Big Pit memorial to Welsh miners who went to Spain.
12pm: Talk by Graham Davies about his book ‘You Are Legend – Welsh Volunteers in the Spanish Civil War’.
3pm: Leave Big Pit.
4pm: Arrive back in Cardiff.
It is advisable to book hotel accommodation as early as possible. All the Cardiff venues are in the city centre and are within easy walking distance of the majority of hotels. Some small hotels and B&Bs are located in and around Cathedral Road. More information from
Mary Greening: firstname.lastname@example.org (mobile: 07772 620 279).
Updated on 31 July 2017.