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A benefit concert will take place The Maltings Arts Theatre, St Albans, at 8pm on 6 December to raise funds for a memorial statue by local sculptor Frank Casey of Thomas Watters, one of the last surviving British veteran of the Spanish Civil War until his death early last year at the age of 99. Though born in Scotland, Thomas lived in St Albans after his return from Spain, where he served with the Scottish Ambulance Unit from 1936-38. 

7 December 2013 from 7pm: “No Pasarán: A Night To Remember” gala evening of music, film, comedy and spoken word to mark the 75th anniversary of the return of the British Battalion from Spain; at Rich Mix arts centre, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA. Performers and speakers include Mark Steel, Thee Faction, Maxine Peake, Francesca Beard, Lydia Syson, Maddy Carty, Bob Crow, Richard Baxell, Paul Mason and Salma Yaqoob.

From 15-19 October 2013: Première of “¡No Pasarán!” musical by Roy Gaynor and Doug Gould; 7.30pm-10.30pm (plus 2pm matinée on the 19th) at the De La Salle Theatre, St Catherine’s Road, Southbourne BH6 4AH; tickets from £11; more information and booking: [www.no-pasaran-musical.com].

11-13 October 2013 in Edinburgh: IBMT’s Annual General Meeting to be held on 12 October from 2pm-4:30pm in the City of Edinburgh Council Chambers, 253 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1Y. There are associated events over the weekend (see programme below). All IBMT members welcome.

5 October 2013 in Manchester from 10am: day-long event to celebrate centenary of birth of Jack Jones (IBMT’s Life President) organised and hosted by People’s History Museum, Left Bank, Manchester M3 3ER (www.phm.org.uk; tel: 0161 838 9190); £10 adults, £8 concessions; speakers include IBMT Chair Dolores Long and historian and IBMT Trustee Richard Baxell.

24 September 2013 at 12 noon in Corbera, near Gandesa, on 75th anniversary of the final day of action by the British Battalion in the Battle of the Ebro, unveiling of a memorial to the battalion’s last stand. For more information contact IBMT Trustee Duncan Longstaff: [duncanlongstaff@btinternet.com].

24 September – December 2013 in Barcelona: Catalan production of the musical “Goodbye Barcelona” at the Teatre del Raval; première night is 26 September, with previews on 24/25 September; it is hoped to have subtitles; for more information see: [www.teatredelraval.com] or contact: [contact@goodbyebarcelona.com].

Thursday 19 September 2013 at 7pm
The Library, Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4QH
AL Morton Memorial Lecture by Professor Paul Preston:
The Spanish Holocaust
Reservations £2 each from: www.bishopsgate.org.uk/Events
Event organised by the Socialist History Society (www.socialisthistorysociety.co.uk)

On Saturday 20 July at 1pm a memorial to the International Brigaders from Lanarkshire will be unveiled in the Duchess of Hamilton Park in Motherwell. Funds for the memorial have been raised No Pasaran Memorial Committee North Lanarkshire. Contact no.pasarannl@yahoo.co.uk

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