Scandinavian 'Train to Spain'

Post date: 03/06/2016

A group of artists and historians from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden have launched ‘A Train to Spain’, described as ‘an international, travelling cross-media project dedicated to the memories of the Scandinavian volunteers who went to Spain 80 years ago during the civil war of 1936-1939’.


Participants will set off in August later this year on a jourmey through Europe, from Finland to Spain. Along the way they will be organising various screenings, meetings, seminars and pop-up exhibitions. 


‘We hope to create discussion not only about the fates of the bygone volunteers, but also about the current state of our continent where the fascism is again raising in many new forms,’ say the organisers.


The opening ceremony of first Spanish event will take place in 29 September in the gallery of Málaga University, Faculty of Arts (, where the ‘A Train to Spain’ exhibiton will remain until 12 October.


A special event will take place in Albacete on 14 October, where the 80th anniversary of the arrival of the International Brigades will be marked in conjunction with the Cedobi International Brigades research centre based in Albacete.


From 24 October the exhibition will be in Alcoi, where there will also be film screenings in the historical building of the Hospital of Alcoi.


After the tour, the organisers plan to publish a book, a web-documentary and several articles about the project.


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