Dr Richard Cleminson, Reader in Hispanic Studies, University of Leeds, will talk about his research into the Spanish anti-fascist “prisoners of war” held at the Hall o’ the Hill Camp, Heath Charnock, Lancashire, during the Second World War.
Talk by Marshall Mateer (IBMT Film Coordinator) entitled “Nat, Sam and Ramona – the story of a Spanish Civil War photograph” on the early volunteers in Spain, particularly Nat Cohen, Sam Masters and Ramona Siles, and on the archive material about them in the Working Class Movement Library.
Exhibition at the Working Class Museum Library by artist Tim Dunbar: “Guernica in Manchester Re-representation”. The exhibition centres on a drawing project based on an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the exhibition of Picasso’s Guernica in a car showroom in Manchester in the first two weeks of February 1939.
Talk by Ellen Wilkinson biographer Paula Bartley. Wilkinson joined the Communist Party following the Russian Revolution. She was prominent in the Jarrow March, as a campaigner for women's suffrage and, during the Spanish Civil War, founder of the Spanish Medical Aid Committee and a supporter of the International Brigades. As a Labour MP she later served as Minister for Education in the 1945 Attlee government.
“From the Calton to Catalonia” play by John and Willy Maley about their father James’s experiences during the Spanish Civil War; 7.30pm at the Motherwell Theatre, Civic Centre, Windmillhill Street, ML1 1AB £10 (£7 conc)