2 March: Charlie Donnelly Winter School

March 2, 2024

2 March  DUNGANNON – The Charlie Donnelly Winter School, hosted by The Hill of the Ó Néill, 26 Market Square, Dungannon BT70 1AB and organised by Gearóid Ó Machail and others, features a seminar and panel discussion on ‘The International Struggle for Truth, Justice and Reparation’. There will also be wreath-laying at the Charlie Donnelly Memorial and a solidarity lunch at The Junction 12 Beechvalley Way, Dungannon BT70 1BS. Participants include human rights campaigner Bernadette McAliskey and Máximo Molina from the Association for the Recovery of Historical Memory in Cuenca. Charlie Donnelly was killed on 27 February 1937 during the Battle of Jarama. Contact Gearóid Ó Machail.

10 March: Book club meeting on 'FDR and the Spanish Civil War'

March 10, 2024

10 March ONLINE – FFALB [Friends & Family of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade] Book Club discussion of ‘FDR and the Spanish Civil War: Neutrality and commitment in the struggle that divided America’ by Dominic Tierney. 4pm US Eastern Standard Time (9pm GMT); lasts approximately one hour; join Zoom meeting via this link.

17 March: East End's Anti-Fascist Footprints

March 17, 2024

A guided Anti-Fascist Footprints walk from Gardiners Corner to Cable Street is organised by East End Walks and lasts two-and-half hours. It takes in sites linked to the fight against fascism in the 1930s in London’s East End, many of whose mainly Jewish participants went on to fight in the International Brigades. Book online.

19 March: Talk on British Volunteers in the Spanish Civil War

March 19, 2024

19 March ONLINE – Talk by Meirian Jump, Director of the Marx Memorial Library, on ‘British Volunteers in the Spanish Civil War’; 7pm-8.30pm; organised by the General Federation of Trade Unions as part of a Trade Union and Working Class History course; free; register here.

6-7 April: 86th anniversary walk to Corbera d'Ebre

April 6, 2024

6-7 April GANDESA – 86th anniversary tribute to the International Brigades, including a walk from Venta de Sant Joan to Corbera d’Ebre in the footsteps of the Lincoln-Washington Battalion in April 1938. Organised and hosted by the Herència Altés winery, Finca Lo Grau de l’Inquisidor, Ctra. N-420, Gandesa 43780; more information from; tel +34 977 430 681 /670 584 138.

25-28 April: Trade union Spanish Civil War study tour

April 25, 2024

25-28 April MADRID/JARAMA  – The North West Trade Union International Committee (NWTUIC) is running a Spanish Civil War study tour to Madrid and Jarama. It will be held from Thursday 25 April to Saturday 27 April. There is a fee of £60 for the programme in Spain. Delegates to make own arrangements for accommodation and travel. IBMT members and supporters welcome. Further details from IBMT member Kevan Nelson.

25 April: ‘Peace on Earth’ event in Derry marking 87th anniversary of bombing of Guernica

April 25, 2024

25 April DERRY – May Day / ‘Peace on Earth’ event marking the 87th anniversary of the bombing on Guernica; organised by the International Brigade Commemoration Committee; 7.30pm at Sandinos, Water Street, Derry/Londonderry BT48 6BQ; with Joe Solo and Teknopeasant; tickets £7 (£3.50 unwaged); contact Lynda Walker for more information.

26 April: ‘Peace on Earth’ event in Belfast marking 87th anniversary of bombing of Guernica

April 26, 2024

26 April BELFAST – May Day / ‘Peace on Earth’ event marking the 87th anniversary of the bombing on Guernica; organised by the International Brigade Commemoration Committee; 7.30pm at The Black Box, 18-22 Hill Street, Belfast BT1 2LA; with Joe Solo and Teknopeasant; tickets £7 (£3.50 unwaged); contact Lynda Walker for more information.

28 April: Remembering Guernica

April 28, 2024

28 April STOCKTON-ON-TEES – Event to mark the attack on Guernica and the 40th anniversary of the first dedication of the Teesside International Brigade memorial, featuring the laying of a single white flower and the reading of a poem from Bob Beagrie's Romanceros collection. From 11am at The Wasp's Nest. More info on Facebook. The event will be followed by a short commemoration at the Golden Smog Warriors game, which will tip off at 1pm.

3 May: Launch of Romanceros, poems inspired the Spanish Civil War and the International Brigades

May 3, 2024

3 May MIDDLESBROUGH – Dr Bob Beagrie introduces 'Romanceros', a collection of 35 poems, which will be published on 26  April by Drunk Muse Press, a radical Scottish publisher. Bob will be joined by local poets who will also share their work. Event organised by North East Volunteers for Liberty. Start time: 7pm. More information available online.

18 May: Sussex and the Spanish Civil War

May 18, 2024

18 May EASTBOURNE – A multi-media presentation on Sussex and the Spanish Civil War with historic cine footage and live music from Robb Johnson and Jon Mason. Time: 7pm - 10pm. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

May-June: Red Skies at Sunrise

May 19, 2024

May/June RICHMOND/YORK/SALISBURY – A touring production of Laurie Lee's life, told in his own words and music. Lee's words are spoken by two renowned actors Anton Lesser and Charlie Hamblett.  The story is interspersed with English pastoral music by the Orchestra of the Swan (David Page) and with Spanish guitar pieces played by Mark Ashford. Venues and dates announced so far include Richmond on 19 May, York on 26 May and Salisbury on 7 June with more dates to follow. Book online: Richmond and York or Salisbury. Image: Homer Sykes.

6 July: Annual commemoration in London

July 6, 2024

6 July LONDON – Music, words and wreath-laying from 1pm-2pm to honour the International Brigades at the national International Brigade Memorial on the South Bank in Jubilee Gardens, Belvedere Road, London SE1 7PG. Contact IBMT Secretary.

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