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The Oxford International Brigade Memorial Committee is inviting IBMT members to the unveiling of a memorial to the volunteers from Oxfordshire at 12pm on Saturday 10 June at St Clement’s, Oxford, at the junction of Headington Hill and Morrell Avenue.

 

Annual George Brown Memorial Event organised by the George Brown Memorial Committee. Talks this year will cover topics including the rise of the right and of economic and social disadvantage in Ireland and the experience of the Waterford International Brigade volunteers on their return home. There will also be a music session commemorating the involvement of Irish people down the years in conflicts abroad.

Public meeting 'Fighting Franco: British Volunteers in the Spanish Civil War 1936-39' at Friends' Meeting House, 43 St. Giles, Oxford OX1 3LW, with doors opening at 7:30pm. Speakers include Professor Paul Preston, author of The Last Days of the Spanish Republic; Richard Baxell, Chair of the IBMT and author of Unlikely Warriors; Professor Valentine Cunningham, editor of The Penguin Book of Spanish Civil War Verse; and Carmen Negrin, granddaughter of Juan Negrin, the last prime minister of the Spanish Republic. Tickets are £5 on the door or £4 pre-booked.

IBMT-commissioned play ‘Dare Devil Rides to Jarama’ by Neil Gore at the newly refurbished Tara Arts Theatre, Wimbledon 356 Garratt Ln, London SW18 4ES (box office: 020 8333 4457).

‘Five Things You (Almost Certainly) Didn't Know About The Spanish Civil War’ hosted by David Ebsworth, whose second novel, ‘The Assassin’s Mark’, sees Jack Telford, a left-wing reporter, among an eccentric group of tourists on one of Franco’s battlefield tours during the civil war. 2pm at Chorlton Library, Manchester M21 9PN.

‘Five Things You (Almost Certainly) Didn't Know About The Spanish Civil War’ hosted by David Ebsworth, whose second novel, ‘The Assassin’s Mark’, sees Jack Telford, a left-wing reporter, among an eccentric group of tourists on one of Franco’s battlefield tours during the civil war. 2-3:30pm at Beccles Library, Suffolk, NR34 9TB.

‘Five Things You (Almost Certainly) Didn't Know About The Spanish Civil War’ hosted by David Ebsworth, whose second novel, ‘The Assassin’s Mark’, sees Jack Telford, a left-wing reporter, among an eccentric group of tourists on one of Franco’s battlefield tours during the civil war. 6pm at Hwyl Llandeilo Literary Festival, at the Angel Inn, Llandeilo, SA19 6EN.

‘Five Things You (Almost Certainly) Didn't Know About The Spanish Civil War’ hosted by David Ebsworth, whose second novel, ‘The Assassin’s Mark’, sees Jack Telford, a left-wing reporter, among an eccentric group of tourists on one of Franco’s battlefield tours during the civil war. 7:30pm at Prestwich Library, Manchester M25 1AY.

 

‘Road to Freedom’: a programme of guitar recitals, folk singing and flamenco dance, as well as film from the British Film Institute’s archives, to remember the West Country and the Spanish Civil War. 2.30pm and 7.30pm at the Curzon Cinerma & Arts (46 Old Church Road, Clevedon, North Somerset BS21 6NN; 01275 871 000), Tickets £10/£9 in advance or £12/£10 on the door, or £6 student matinée. www.curzon.org.uk

Academic seminar: 'Historical Memory: How Spain has tried to deal with the past, and why it will never agree', by Giles Tremlett at Cowdray House, Portugal St - Cañada Blanch Seminar Room COW1.11, 1st fl, at 6pm.

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