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Screening at the Peace Museum, Bradford (10 Piece Hall Yard, BD1 1PJ) of ‘The Guernica Children’ a film by Steve Bowles produced in association with the Basque Children of '37 Association UK. Followed by an informal Q&A session with Carmen Kilner of the BCA37UK, and Adrian Bell, author of ‘Only for Three Months: The Basque Children in Exile’. 5.30pm-8pm, with an opportunity to see the exhibition ‘Los niños vascos: Basque Children in Yorkshire 1937’ (see listing for 3 March).

Ceremony from 12pm-12.30pm at the International Brigade memorial in Albert Square to remember the 60 Dundonians who went to fight in Spain and the 18 who fell.

Annual general meeting of the International Brigade Commemoration Committee from 10.30am-11.30am in the Falls Road Library, Belfast. Followed by a lecture by Dr Michael Peirce: ‘Brendan Behan on Fascism, Forgetfulness and the Free State’. The lecture deals with Behan’s views on fascism, capitalism and the legacy of the Spanish Civil War in the Free State, with particular emphasis on new research about his little-known play, ‘Richard’s Cork Leg’. All welcome.

‘A new world in our hearts’: anarchism and the Spanish Civil War.

The Maley brothers’ play ‘From the Calton to Catalonia’ about their father Jimmy Maley will be performed twice: on 19 February at the Loganlea Miners Welfare (1 Loganlea Cres, Addiewell, West Calder EH55 8HP; 01501 762 300)  and on 26 February at Rutherglen Town Hall www.slleisureandculture.co.uk/SLLC/download/144/rutherglen_town_hall_forthcoming_attractions

The Spanish Civil War in song, photography and speech: Pilar López is from Madrid where the shadow of the Spanish Civil War still looms after 80 years. Her presentation reaches the heart of those terrible years. At the Secular Hall, 75 Humberstone Gate, Leicester LE1 1WB; 6.30pm.

 

“Refugees and migrants now and then: 20th and 21st century perspectives”; discussion/Q&A at Royal Holloway, University of London (Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX) involving a wide participation from Europeanists and World Historians in RHUL History. The panel’s expertise covers most of Europe and Algeria; 2.30pm-5pm.


Event jointly organised with ANPI Londra, London branch of the Italian anti-fascist partisan memorial association, to mark the 80th anniversary of the start of the Spanish Civil War, featuring British premiere of Daniel Burkholz’s 2014 film ‘No Pasaran’, about the International Brigades (https://filmfreeway.com/project/41648

Exhibition ‘Los niños vascos: Basque Children in Yorkshire 1937’ produced by the Basque Children of ’37 Association UK telling the story of child refugees from the Spanish Civil War; Peace Museum, 10 Piece Hall Yard, BD1 1PJ; www.peacemuseum.org.uk/2015/12/09/new-temporary-exhibition-basque-children-in-yorkshire-1937

Public seminar: “War within the Spanish Church at the End of Franco’s Regime?”; speaker: Eladi Mainar (PhD in History from the University of Valencia and Teacher at IES Montdúver); chaired by Professor Paul Preston; 6pm at the Cañada Blanch Centre, Cowdray House, LSE, Portugal St, WC2A 2AE; More information: www.lse.ac.uk/europeanInstitute/research/canadaBlanch/events.aspx

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