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The Catalan Observatory's seminar Lights and Shadows in George Orwell's Homage to Catalonia by Prof. Paul Preston.

Charlie Donnelly Winter School 2017 at the Hill of the Ó Néill and Ranfurly Arts Centre coinciding with the 80th anniversary of Donnelly’s death in the Battle of Jarama. For details of the event, organised by Friends of the International Brigades in Ireland, see

Assemble for 11am at the International Brigade memorial stone in Forth Avenue (back of railway station) for a commemoration and then on to the Adam Smith Theatre for speeches and entertainment from 11.30am. See

Commemoration of the Battle of Jarama and the role of the International Brigades, hosted by Hammersmith & Fulham Borough Council at 11am in the Spanish Civil War memorial, Bishop’s Park (by Putney Bridge), London SW6.

Annual commemoration of International Brigades and Battle of Jarama, with a ceremony at 12pm on the 11th at the International Brigade memorial in Albert Square, Dundee city centre; and a screening at 11am on the 12th of David Leach’s documentary ‘Voices from a Mountain’ (2004) about the Battle of the Ebro at Cinema 2, Dundee Contemporary Arts, 152 Nethergate, Dundee DD1 4DY; tickets free, but must be booked via DCA box office:

'The Civilian Safe Zones: Attempts of Implementation in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)': public seminar by Gabriel Pretus from Royal Holloway, University of London; 6pm at the Cañada Blanch Centre for Contemporary Spanish Studies, LSE, Cowdray House, Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HJ; open to all.

IBMT-commissioned play ‘Dare Devil Rides to Jarama’ by Neil Gore at Applecart Arts, Harold Road Centre, 170 Harold Road, London E13 0SE (box office: 0203 4754280), starting at 7:30pm.

‘Three days in Spain: The British Battalion at Jarama’: talk by IBMT Trustee Richard Thorpe at the Crowle Community Hub, 52-54 High Street, Crowle, Scunthorpe DN17 4LB; from 7.30pm.

IBMT-commissioned play ‘Dare Devil Rides to Jarama’ by Neil Gore at the Penarth Ex Servicemens Club, 69 Windsor Road, Penarth, Vale of Glamorga CF64 1JE ( at £8 or £10 on the night).

‘A Bullet Saved My Life’: talk by Greg Lewis about International Brigader Bob Peters; 6pm at Turner House Gallery, Plymouth Road, Penarth CF64 3DH;


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