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80th anniversary commemoration of the Battle of Jarama, 12pm to 2.15pm, with light lunch before the lecture, at Shankill Road Library, 298-300 Shankill Road, Belfast BT13 2BN. Speaker: Brian Hanley on ‘The Radical Thirties’; chairperson: Jackie Redpath. After the meeting flowers will be laid on the International Brigade memorial in Writers Square.

Rare performance of ‘Ballad of Heroes’, Benjamin Britten’s requiem for fallen International Brigaders, by the BBC National Orchestra and the Chorus of Wales. The programme also includes works by Brian Ellias and Elgar. Part of the BBC’s Proms festival of orchestral music and starts at 7pm. Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP. Proms concerts are broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.

‘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; 7pm at Wrexham Library, Rhosddu Road, Wrexham LL11 1AU.

'Our unfortunate little guests: The Basque Refugee Children in Suffolk, 1937-1939': public lecture by Dr Edward Packard (University of Suffolk) in the Waterfront Auditorium, University of Suffolk, 19 Neptune Quay, Ipswich IP4 1QJ; reception at 6pm, followed by lecture at 6.45pm; to book a place email: openlectures@uos.ac.uk.

The East of England Co-op is hosting an event to mark the 80th anniversary of the arrival of a group of refugee Basque children to Wherstead Park, The Street, Wherstead, Ipswich IP9 2BJ; proceededings begin at 12.30pm with the unveiling of a plaque by Paco Robles, followed by talks from, among others, Paco Robles and local historians Adrian Bell and Ed Packard; more information: www.basquechildren.org

‘Ocho’, a new play by BAFTA award-winning Jane Thornton, with music by Dave Rotheray (The Beautiful South), about the eight Hull men who joined the International Brigades and the women they left at home. Performed by the Spotlight Ensemble of Archbishop Sentamu Academy at the East Riding Theatre, 10 Lord Roberts Road, Beverley HU17 9BE, starting at 7.30pm. Booking: www.eastridingtheatre.co.uk/2017/05/ocho


‘Ocho’, a new play by BAFTA award-winning Jane Thornton, with music by Dave Rotheray (The Beautiful South), about the eight Hull men who joined the International Brigades and the women they left at home. Performed by the Spotlight Ensemble of Archbishop Sentamu Academy at the Howden Shire Hall, 13 Market Place, Howden, Goole DN14, starting at 7.30pm. Booking: www.howden-shirehall.com/upcomingevents.php

‘Ocho’, a new play by BAFTA award-winning Jane Thornton, with music by Dave Rotheray (The Beautiful South), about the eight Hull men who joined the International Brigades and the women they left at home. Performed by the Spotlight Ensemble of Archbishop Sentamu Academy at the Archbishop Sentamu Academy Theatre, 1 Bilton Grove, Hull HU9 5YB, starting at 7.30pm. Booking: www.hullboxoffice.com/events/ocho

‘The Lost Children of Francoism’ seminar, with speakers Peter Anderson (Leeds University), Montserrat Amengou (TV3, Catalonia) and Soledad Luque (Stolen Children Association, Spain); 6.30pm at the Instituto Cervantes, 326-330 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4FN. http://manchester.cervantes.es/en/default.shtm

‘Paul Robeson in Spain’: films and talks led by local historian Dominique Tessier, with Hilary Jones (IBMT) and Carmen Herrero (Manchester Metropolitan University); 6pm-8pm at the People’s History Museum, Left Bank, Manchester M3 3ER; free. www.phm.org.uk

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