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Unveiling of Manchester City Council plaque commemorating Madge Addy, Spanish Civil War nurse and Special Operations Executive agent in occupied France during the Second World War; 1.30pm-2pm at 34 Manchester Road, Chorlton, Manchester M21 9PH. Social event from 2pm-4pm in the local library function room across the road.

Carito y Marina: From Bilbao to Dartington’: a weekend of events, public discussions and exhibitions at Dartington Hall, Totnes TQ9 6EL, celebrating the lives and legacy of the Rodríguez sisters, Carito and Marina, who arrived in Britain as child refugees from the S

A celebration of the life of Rodney Bickerstaffe (1945-2017), trade unionist and founding Trustee and Patron of the IBMT. 1pm-4pm at Central Hall Westminster, Storey’s Gate, London SW1H 9NH. Organised by the Unison. Booking: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rodney-a-celebration-of-his-life-tickets-...

Remembering the nearly 100 Basque refugee children in Wickham Market (Suffolk): jointly organised by Wickham Market Area Archive Centre and the BCA’37UK Basque Children’s association. Featuring the unveiling of a commemorative plaque, an exhibition and talks by historian Adrian Bell and Ed Packard (University of Suffolk). Wickham Market Village Hall, High Street, Woodbridge IP13 0HE from 11am-4pm. See: 

IBMT's annual commemoration at the International Brigade memorial, located in Jubilee Gardens, on London’s Southbank, SE1. With music, spoken word and wreath-laying. Starts at 1pm and runs for about an hour. Followed by an informal social at Horse & Stable pub on Westminster Bridge Road.

 Unveiling of an IBMT plaque in the municipal cemetery of El Perelló, near Tarragona, to mark the remains of two British Battalion members, John Ferguson and James Scott, in a mass grave where the bodies of many Spanish Republicans are also buried. The unveiling coincides with the 80th anniversary of the final action of the British Battalion in the Battle of the Ebro.

Public seminar: ‘Spaniards in the NKVD and the Murder of Trostky: A Reassessment’, with speaker Boris Volodarsky. Chaired by Professor Paul Preston. 6pm at Seminar Room 1.11, 1st Floor, Cowdray House, LSE, Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HJ). Organised by the LSE’s Cañada Blanch Centre.

Film screening: ‘En tierra extraña’ (In a Foreign Land) by Icíar Bollaín (Spain, 2014, 72 mins) in Spanish with English subtitles. 6.30pm at the Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE, 54 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3LJ). Organised by the Language Centre-LSE, Cañada Blanch Centre, Instituto Cervantes, and University of Roehampton.

Public seminar: ‘The Historical Roots of the Present Catalan Crisis’, with Sir John Elliot, Felipe Fernández-Armesto and Professor Paul Preston. 7.30pm at the LSE (Clement House, Room 6.02), 99 Aldwych, London WC2A 2AE). Organised by LSE Hispanic Society in collaboration the Cañada Blanch Centre and Catalan Observatory. See: www.lse.ac.uk/canada-blanch/events

Cañada Blanch Centre seminar: 'The Triumph of Arturo Barea', with Michael Eaude and Professor Paul Preston at the Instituto Cervantes, 15-19 Devereux Court, London WC2R 3JJ. See:

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