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Talk on ‘The Reverend John Balmer and the Basque Child Refugees 
in Bradford and Keighley’ by John Birkbeck (grandson of the Revd Balmer) and Simon Martínez of the Association for the UK Basque Children. Organised by Thornton Antiquarian Society; 2pm at Thornton Community Centre, Market Street, Thornton, Bradford BD13 3HW. Contact:
trustees@basquechildren.org

UK premiere of the documentary ‘The Silence of Others’ (Spain-USA, 2018, directors Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar; executive producer Pedro Almodóvar), which follows victims as they fight a state-imposed amnesia against the crimes of Franco’s dictatorship. On 9 June at 5.45pm and on 11 June at 2.15pm at the Showroom Cinema, 15 Paternoster Row, Sheffield S1 2BX. Part of the 2018 Sheffield Doc/Fest; booking and information:

The York Cycle Rally.  The Clarion Cycling Club 1895 had secured Trade Union funding for two pull-up display stands about Clarion cyclists who fought in Spain.  http://yorkrally.org/

 

 

 



The Preston People's Festival.   The unveiling of a plaque to Preston born Mary Slater who served as a nurse in Spain will take place in the Peace Garden  at 12-15 followed by a "March of the Banners" to the Flag Market, this will be led by the Lostock Hall Brass Band. 

https://www.facebook.com/prestonpeoplesfestival

Re-dedication ceremony for Tom Gaunt on June 15th,12.00 hrs at the Clowne Community Centre Recreation Close, Clowne, Derbyshire S43 4PL. There is a bar.

'Irish Citizens of Basque Origin'  The story of Ireland's Basque refugees during the Spanish Civil War.  Guest speaker Stewart Reddin, music by SIVE.  4.30pm Saturday 16th June.  Ubh Cafe, Georges Street, Newbridge. Kildare.  W12 HW13.

The Strange death of Gerda Taro - a seminar with speakers Richard Baxell and Jane Rogoyska, chaired by Paul Preston.  6pm LSE, Seminar Room 1.11, Portugal Street, Cowdray House, London. http://www.lse.ac.uk/canada-blanch/events/2018-05-31/the-strange-death-o...

Islington and the Spanish Civil War.  A guided walk of Islington's involvement with the Spanish Civil War.  Walk starts, 5.30pm at Marx's Memorial Library, 37A Clerkenwell Green.  

Remembering the International Brigades.  12 noon, 13th May 2018, John Connolly Centre, Renton, West Dumbartonshire.  https://www.facebook.com/events/1823300177965324/

'From the Angel to Aragon: Islington, the International Brigades and the Spanish Civil War'.  A talk by Richard Baxell.  Tuesday 8 May at 6pm.  

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