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The Battle of the Ebro remembered; speaker: Rab O'Donnell, with contributions from Iain and Sandra Trotter and a film screening; 7pm at the Tam O'Shanter Inn, 113-117 Queensberry Street, Dumfries  DG1 1BH. More information: stuart.hyslop1@hotmail.co.uk

Annual re-dedication of the Manchester International Brigade memorial and commemoration of the Battle of Jarama, commencing at 11am and lasting about an hour inside Manchester Town Hall, Albert Square, Manchester M2 5DB. All IBMT members, trade unionists and labour movement activists are invited to attend.

‘Ocho’, a play about the eight Hull men who joined the International Brigades and the women they left at home. Written by BAFTA award-winning Jane Thornton, with music by Dave Rotheray (The Beautiful South), and 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.

An evening to honour the International Brigades, including songs, poems and a talk by Nina Londragan on the Aberdeen International Brigaders and their links to the two world wars, with a welcome from the Lord Provost and an introduction by Tommy Campbell, chair of the Aberdeen 15th International Brigade Committee; 6.45pm at Aberdeen Town House Council Chambers, Broad Street, Aberdeen AB10 1AR, followed by music hosted by Unite the Union at The Rusty Nai

Commemoration of the 80th anniversary of  the Battle of Caspe in March 1938 during the retreat through Aragón in which the British Battalion and other International Brigade units came under sustained attack. The programme of events is being organised by the local history group Asociación Bajoaragonesa de Agitación y Propaganda.

 

The annual international Battle of Jarama commemoration will take place on Saturday 17 February 2018.

 

Cañada Blanch Centre public seminar: 'Religious Violence in the Spanish Civil War: Iconoclasm and Crusade’ by Professor Mary Vincent (University of Sheffield) at London School of Economics, Cowdray House, Portugal Street, WC2A 2HJ (Seminar Room COW1.11, 1st floor) at 6pm-7.30pm; free.

Book launch of ‘Culture as Politics – Selected Writings of Christopher Caudwell’ edited by David Margolies (Pluto Press); 7pm at the Marx Memorial Library, 37a Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R 0DU. Caudwell was a novelist, poet and Marxist philosopher, who was killed at Jarama in February 1937 while fighting with the British Battalion.

‘¡Buenos Días Dictador!’, a new exhibition of works by artist Sonia Boué about the Spanish Civil War, in particular a response to the years of exile suffered by many Spanish Republicans and their families; at the Old Fire Station, 40 George Street, Oxford OX1 2AQ; opening hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-6pm.

Artist Amy Feneck presents her book ‘A Gentle Visual Fire’ about the Spanish Civil War photographic collections in the archives at the Marx Memorial Library, including readings from the book and a conversation between Amy Feneck and Gareth Evans, film curator at the Whitechapel Gallery; 7pm-8.30pm at the Marx Memorial Library, 37a Clerkenwell Green, London, EC1R 0DU. Drinks will be served and the book has a special launch price of £5 (normally £7.50).

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