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To mark the 80th anniversary of the formation of the International Brigades a meeting has been organised by the XV International Brigade Aberdeen Commemoration Committee, supported by the IBMT, Aberdeen Trades Union Council and local Morning Star supporters’ group, with speakers Neil Cooney, Nina Londragan and Davy Kettyles; 7pm-9pm at the Town House, Broad Street, Aberdeen AB10 1AR. The annual

Screening of ‘Las mamás Belgas’ (The Belgian Mothers) dir. Sven Tuytens.

‘Francoist Anti-Catalanism in the Spanish Civil War: From the Battle of the Ebro to occupation, pillage and exodus’: Queen Mary Annual Catalan Lecture by Professor Paul Preston; 6pm at the Arts One: Lecture Theatre, Queen Mary, University of London, 327 Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS; for further information and tickets:

Ceremony at the International Brigade memorial bench to remember Newhaven-born Stan Hilton, last British volunteer in the International Brigades, who died in Australia on 21 October 2016. Assemble at Newhaven Fort car park, Fort Road, Newhaven BN9 9DS at 11.45am.

Unveiling by Lord Mayor Hazel Stephenson of a memorial board listing the 35 men from the North-East who were killed fighting with the International Brigades in the Spanish Civil War; 11.30am in the grounds of Newcastle Civic Centre. 

Talk in Welsh by Robert Griffiths (General Secretary of the Communist Party) to Cardiff Cymmrodorion Society on the Spanish Civil War; 7.30pm at the Welsh Evangelical Church, corner of Rhymney Street and

‘Ireland and the Spanish Civil War‘ conference, organised by Friends of the International Brigades in Ireland and supported by SIPTU, Unite, CWU, Mandate, IFUT, PSEU, Dublin Trades Council and Impact.

‘Felicia Browne and the Spanish Civil War’ (including short film): public seminar and talk by Sonia Boué (visual artist) and Jenny Rivarola (poet); chaired by Professor Paul Preston; 6pm at the Cañada Blanch Centre for Contemporary Spanish Studies, LSE, Cowdray House, Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HJ. 

Flamenco dance company Canción Gitana’s re-telling of the life and death of Federico García Lorca at the Stag Community Arts Centre, London Road, Sevenoaks TN13 1ZZ; from 7.30pm; www.stagsevenoaks.co.uk

 

IBMT-commissioned play ‘Dare Devil Rides to Jarama’ by Neil Gore at the Idea Store Watney Market, 260 Commercial Road, London E1 2FB; 7.30pm; this is a special performance as part of the Battle of Cable Street 80th anniversary commemoration; www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tow

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