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7 February: The Belfast-based International Brigade Commemoration Committee holds its annual general meeting at 10am on Saturday 7  Feb, followed by the annual IBCC lecture at 11.15am.

Until 14 February: IBMT’s 'Antifascistas' exhibition at the Novium Museum, Tower St, Chichester PO19 1QH; Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, entry free; www.thenovium.org

The IBMT’s 'Antifascistas' and 'Sussex and the Spanish Civil War' exhibition at Newhaven Fort, Fort Rd, Newhaven, Sussex BN9 9DS, alongside displays mainly on Second World War themes; see www.newhavenfort.org.uk for visiting details.

Annual walk on Brunete battlefield (about 20 miles from Madrid) organised by AABI Spanish International Brigades friendship group; see www.brigadasinternacionales.org for more information. 


Annual Anti-Fascist Harbour Event organised by local members of the KFSR German International Brigades friendship group; includes boat tour, film screening and talks; accommodation at seamen’s mission from 41-76 euros b&b per night: email felix.tolle@seemannsheim-hamburg.de; for more event information: brigadistas36@

The IBMT’s Annual General Meeting takes place from 2.30pm-5pm on Saturday 17 October at the Aberdeen Town House, Broad Street, Aberdeen AB10 1AQ, as part of a weekend of events in the city to commemorate the International Brigades.

This year’s annual commemoration at the International Brigade memorial, Jubilee Gardens, South Bank, London SE1 8XX takes place from 1pm-2pm (assemble from 12.30pm). Speakers include Owen Jones, with music from Ewan McLennan and Karl Lewkowitz and poetry from Francesca Beard. Bring union and other banners.

The UK premiere ‘María Querida’ (2004), a film by José Luis García Sánchez with English subtitles about memory and the Francoist repression of Republican schoolteachers, forms part of London Socialist Film Cooperative’s 2015 season; 11am at Bolivar Hall, 54 Grafton Way, London WC1 4PZ; followed by panel discussion; £10 (£8 concessions); www.socialistfilm.blogspot.com

The acclaimed ‘Conscience and Conflict: British Artists and the Spanish Civil War’ exhibition at the Laing Art Gallery, New Bridge St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8AG; Tues to Sun 10am-5pm (Sun from 2pm); group tours at variable times are being held on 1, 15 & 25 April, on 2, 13, 16, 20 & 28 May and on 3, 4, 5 & 6 June; contact

26 February: Gerda Taro biographer Jane Rogoyska talks about: ‘Photographer Gerda Taro during the Spanish Civil War’; 6pm, Cowdray House, LSE, Portugal St, London WC2A 2HT; chaired by Paul Preston; see www.lse.ac.uk/europeanInstitute/research/canadaBlanch/events.aspx

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