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Exhibition ‘In Search of the Basque Children in Salford and Eccles’ by artist Claire Hignett at Ordsall Hall, 322 Ordsall Lane, Ordsall, Salford M5 3AN.

Unveiling of a plaque at the site of a home for refugee Basque children during the Spanish Civil War at 2pm at 34 Pearson Park, Hull HU5 2TD, followed by a talk by Manuel Moreno of the Basque Children of ’37 Association UK in the nearby Pearson Park bowling paviion.

‘Five Things You (Almost Certainly) Didn't Know About The Spanish Civil War’ hosted by David Ebsworth, whose second novel, ‘The Assassin’s Mark’, sees Jack Telford, a left-wing reporter, among an eccentric group of tourists on one of Franco’s battlefield tours during the civil war. 2pm at Chorlton Library, Manchester M21 9PN.

‘Guernica Remakings’: an exhibition exploring the ongoing power of Pablo Picasso's iconic painting ‘Guernica’ (1937) through a display of contemporary reworkings. College of Arts and Humanities, University of Brighton, 10-11 Pavilion Parade, Brighton BN2 1RA. More information:

An evening of song and music with Joe Solo and Eoghan O’Neill to remember those who fell 80 years ago in the Battle of Jarama; Sunflower Pub (upstairs), 65 Union Street, Belfast BT1 2JG from 7.30pm. Pay at the door £10 waged, £5 unwaged. Organised by Belfast’s International Brigade Commemoration Committee as part of the People’s Festival-Féile an Phobail. For further information: 07751 951785.

80th anniversary commemoration of the Battle of Jarama, 12pm to 2.15pm, with light lunch before the lecture, at Shankill Road Library, 298-300 Shankill Road, Belfast BT13 2BN. Speaker: Brian Hanley on ‘The Radical Thirties’; chairperson: Jackie Redpath. After the meeting flowers will be laid on the International Brigade memorial in Writers Square.

Rare performance of ‘Ballad of Heroes’, Benjamin Britten’s requiem for fallen International Brigaders, by the BBC National Orchestra and the Chorus of Wales. The programme also includes works by Brian Ellias and Elgar. Part of the BBC’s Proms festival of orchestral music. Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP. Proms concerts are broadcast live on BBC Radio 3. Bookings:

Annual International Brigades commemoration from 11.30am at the La Pasionaria statue on Custom House Quay in Glasgow; organised by Hope Not Hate Glasgow ( Details of a social event afterwards to follow.

Unveiling at 1pm of a plaque to local International Brigade volunteer James Alwyn outside Bolton Socialist Club, 16 Wood Street, BL1 1DY, followed by a buffet, a talk about the Spanish Civil War and music from Joe Solo and the Clarion Choir, finishing at 4pm. More information:

IBMT Annual General Meeting and commemorative weekend in Cardiff. For more information, see