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‘Five Things You (Almost Certainly) Didn't Know About The Spanish Civil War’ hosted by David Ebsworth, whose second novel, ‘The Assassin’s Mark’, sees Jack Telford, a left-wing reporter, among an eccentric group of tourists on one of Franco’s battlefield tours during the civil war; 7.30pm at Write Blend books, South Road, Crosby, L22 0LJ.

Screening at 6pm of Stve Bowles’s documentary ‘The Guernica Childsren’ (2007) at the Harbour Lights Picturehouse, Ocean Village, Maritime Walk, Southampton SO14 3TL; tickets £11 online at www.ourscreen.com/film/The-Guernica-Children; also a limited num

Exhibition of posters from the Basque Children of ’37 Association UK telling the story of the nearly 4,000 Basque refugee children who arrived in Britain in May 1937; Eastleigh Library, Swan Shopping & Leisure Centre, Eastleigh SO50 5SF; 9.30am-5pm (Mon-Fri) and 9.30am-4.30pm (Sat).

Commemoration of the arrival of Basque Refugee Children in Caerleon in 1937, as part of the Caerleon Arts Festival, on the lawn of the Priory Hotel, High St, Caerleon, Newport NP18 1AG. There will be a number of events on the day marking 80 years since around 4000 children arrived by boat to Southampton, 56 of whom came to Caerleon in Wales.

Talk by art historian Christine Lindey (Birkbeck College, University of London) on artistic responses to the Spanish Civil War, including references to Laurence Bradshaw and Julian Otto Trevelyan, the artists credited with the banners on display at Islington Museum’s ‘Banners for Spain’ exhibition. 7pm at the Marx Memorial Library, 37a Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R 0DU. Free.

An opportunity to explore the Marx Memorial Library’s Spanish Collection archives with Archivist & Library Manager Meirian Jump. 6pm at the Marx Memorial Library, 37a Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R 0DU. Free.

Walk: ‘Islington in the Spanish Civil War’, exploring the lives of Islington people who played a part in the war in Spain, with a Clerkenwell & Islington Guides Association guide.

Walk: ‘Islington in the Spanish Civil War’, exploring the lives of Islington people who played a part in the war in Spain, with a Clerkenwell & Islington Guides Association guide.

Workshop: Join banner-maker Ed Hall to help make ‘Islington’s Banner for Spain’ about Islington’s involvement in the Spanish Civil War. The banner will go on display at Islington Museum. 10:30am-4pm, at Islington Museum, 245 St John Street, London EC1V 4NB. Free.

‘Britain and the Spanish Civil War’ talk by Professor Tom Buchanan {Oxford University), author of ‘Britain and the Spanish Civil War’ and ‘The Impact of the Spanish Civil War on Britain’. 6:30pm at Islington Museum, 245 St John Street, London EC1V 4NB. Free.

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