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Events

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

Equipping the International Brigades: Part talk / part show & tell - given by Richard Thorpe, IBMT Education / Social Media Officer at 12.30 in the Unison Offices, Town Hall Chambers, 39 Alfred Gelder Street, Hull, HU1 2AG.

Rally and march organised by the Oxford International Brigade Memorial Committee and Oxford & District Trades Union Council.

 'Anti-Fascist Footprints' guided walk around the East End, taking in the October 1936 Battle of Cable Street, where protesters used the 'No pasarán' slogan of the Spanish Civil War, and many of them went on to join the International Brigades.

International Zone at Manchester May Day Festival 12.00-16.00   at the Mechanics Institute, 103 Princess Street, Manchester M1 6DD.  Unison North West have put together the following programme of speakers:

May Day gathering at 6pm for IBMT supporters, trade unionists and labour movement, anti-fascist and anti-racist activists at the International Brigade memorial in Forbury Gardens, Reading RG1 3BB.

Visit the IBMT stall and march with the IBMT banner on the May Day parade from Clerkenwell Green to Trafalgar Square.

'From the Angel to Aragon: Islington, the International Brigades and the Spanish Civil War'.  A talk by Richard Baxell.  Tuesday 8 May at 6pm.  

Dr Javier Alcalde delivers the Annual Buchanan Lecture on ‘Transnational language and conflicting memories over the Spanish Civil War’; 4pm at University of Liverpool. More information: www.esperantoresearch.org.uk/site/lecture

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.

Remembering the International Brigades.  12 noon, 13th May 2018, John Connolly Centre, Renton, West Dumbartonshire.  https://www.facebook.com/events/1823300177965324/

Study Day: Basque Children in Sheffield and the Spanish Civil War 

‘The Basque Child Refugees from the Spanish Civil War - history and memory’: an afternoon of talks, plus ‘From Bilbao to Southampton to Salford’ an exhibition of work by Claire Hignett. 1.30pm–5.30pm in Building 6 and Level 4 Gallery, Hartley Library, Southampton University, University Road, Southampton.

George Brown Commemoration weekend. Friday 29 June 8.30pm wreath laying at St Columcilie's Graveyard followed by Live Music at The Otter Bar Inistioge.  30 June 12 noon SCW Poster Exhibition at Cols Abhann Inistioge, film show.  2.30pm Tree planting at Woodstock Gardens 4.30pm Brass Band recital at Millennium Gardens with Spanish buffet.  1 July 12 noon guided tour of Woodstock Gardens.  www.georgebrowninistioge.com

Launch of the Spanish Collection Catalogue 19.00-20.30, Marx Memorial

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 a nearby pub. Details to follow.

Unveiling of a 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. More details, including confirmation of date, to follow.

Launch of new booklet on the Aberdeen International Brigaders produced by Nina Londragan and the Aberdeen Trades Union Council. 6.30pm-8.30pm at the Town House, Broad Street, Aberdeen AB10 1AQ. Programme to be confirmed. https://aberdeentuc.blogspot.co.uk