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17 April: The Civil War & Spanish Immigrants (ALBA Workshop)

April 17, 2024
Online

17 April ONLINE – Workshop organised by ALBA (Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives) and hosted by experienced presenters and academics James D. Fernández & Cristina Pérez Jiménez. Registration fee $20 (first come, first served); workshop length: 60–90 minutes; start time: 3pm ET/12pm PT/8pm BST. Register online.

20-21 April: Bristol Radical History Festival

April 20, 2024
Bristol

20-21 April BRISTOL – The Bristol Radical History Festival 2024 will take place over two days;  free entry; no booking needed. Speakers include IBMT archivist Alan Lloyd on the Bristol volunteers in the Spanish Civil War. Full programme now available online.
– Saturday 20th April, 10am-4.30pm at M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, Bristol BS1 4RN
– Sunday 21st April, 2-8.30pm at Cube Cinema, Dove Street South, Bristol BS2 8JD

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

April 25, 2024
Madrid/Jarama

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
Derry

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.

25 April: An evening of poetry and music at Durham University

April 25, 2024
Durham

25 April DURHAM – An evening of poetry and music at Durham University, where Bob Beagrie will be reading his latest published collection, 'Romanceros: poems inspired by the Spanish Civil War'. From 7pm. Kenworthy Hall, St Mary's College, Elvet Hill Road, Durham DH1 3LR. More info online.

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

April 26, 2024
Belfast

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.

26 April: The Teesside International Brigade Memorial

April 26, 2024
Middlesbrough

26 April MIDDLESBROUGH – Relatives of the Teesside volunteers and supporters will meet in Middlesbrough to mark the 40th Anniversary of the dedication of the Teesside International Brigade memorial. Event organised by IBMT-affiliated North East Volunteers for Liberty. Chapel, 16 Whitehouse Street, Middlesbrough TS5 4BY. Start time: 4.30pm. More info online.

Romanceros book launch

April 26, 2024
Online

26 April ONLINE – Drunk Muse Press and Bob Beagrie are hosting the virtual launch of 'Romanceros, Poems inspired by the Spanish Civil War'. Time: 7pm. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes. Reserve your spot.

27 April: Billingham Brigaders parade

April 27, 2024
Billingham

27 April BILLINGHAM – First Billingham Brigaders parade to be held to mark the contribution made by Billingham's volunteers for liberty. From 3pm. The Green, Billingham, Stockton-on-Tees TS23 1ER. Event organised by IBMT-affiliated North East Volunteers for Liberty. More info online.

28 April: Remembering Guernica

April 28, 2024
Stockton-on-Tees

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
Middlesbrough

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 at The Chapel, 16 Whitehouse Street, Middlesbrough TS5 4BY. More information available online.

18 May: Sussex and the Spanish Civil War

May 18, 2024
Eastbourne

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; Grove Theatre, Grove Road, Eastbourne BN21 4TL. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

May-June: Red Skies at Sunrise

May 19, 2024
Richmond/York/Salisbury

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
London

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.

27-29 September: KFSR international meeting

September 27, 2024
Berlin

27-29 September BERLIN – International annual meeting of the KFSR (Kämpfer und Freunde der Spanischen Republik), the IBMT’s sister organisation in Germany. This year’s conference will focus on the XIV International Brigade, in which the French volunteers in particular fought. More details to come; see KFSR webpage to check updates.

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