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An evening of music, poetry and ‘good craic’ from 8pm-11pm at O’Donoghue’s Irish Bar, Justice Mill Lane, Aberdeen AB11 6EP to celebrate and commemorate the 80th anniversary of the 12-week Spanish seamen’s strike in Aberdeen and the anti-fascist International Brigaders from Aberdeen who went to Spain during the Spanish Civil War.

Music, poetry and spoken word to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Spanish Civil War, with Jo Solo, Rebekah Findley, Neil Curry and Andy Hoyle. Laurel & Hardy Museum, Brogden St, Ulverston LA12 7AH. 8pm (doors open at 7.30pm). £10. Tickets: 077 49 827 488.

 

Lecture by Tom Sibley: ‘The Soviet Union and the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939); 2pm-4pm at the Society for Co-operation in Russian and Soviet Studies, 320 Brixton Road, London SW9 6AB.

 

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED: Provisional date for the unveiling of the memorial sculpture by Frank Casey to honour the merchant seafarers who ran the blockade of Spanish Republican ports during the Spanish Civil War. The memorial will be located on the Clyde walkway on the west side of the Jamaica Street Bridge. Confirmation and details of the event to follow.

Hull Folk and Maritime Festival (www.hullfolkandmaritimefestival.com) is running a Spanish Civil War element this year within its programme. Na-mara perform on 15 July at the Minerva and on the 16th Pilar López gives her take on the social revolution in Barcelona, including songs and photographs and also discussing the Mujeres Libres role during the war.

Documentary film ‘The Guernica Children: From Bilbao to Britain’ (2005) by Steve Bowles about the Basque child refugees of 1937 at The Watchtower Gallery, 79 West End, Tweedmouth, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland TD15 2HE; 7pm; free admission. 

 

Commemoration at 11.30am at the International Brigade memorial, Cathays Park, Cardiff Civic Centre.

Premiere of two short plays by Raul Quiros Molina, titled 'A Bunch of Spanish Flowers', about the crimes against humanity committed during the Spanish Civil War and the Franco dictatorship; 8pm at the Calder Bookshop & Theatre, 51 The Cut, London SE1 8LF; no performances on Monday 16th or Tuesday 17th.

Presentation of ‘The Last Days of the Spanish Republic’ by Paul Preston, in conversation with Prof Ian Kershaw. 7pm at Daunt Books, 83 Marylebone High Street, London W1U 4QW. Tickets: www.dauntbooks.co.uk/products-page/events/paul-preston-with-ian-kershaw

Labour Heritage AGM and Conference, with speakers Paul Preston on ‘The Spanish Holocaust’ and Jane Martin on the life of Caroline Benn. 1.30pm-5pm at Unite the Union (7th Floor Council Chamber), 128 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8TN. Registration: labourheritage45@btinternet.com

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