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Events

‘Arturo Barea: the English window’ exhibition about the author of the Spanish Civil War trilogy ‘The Forging of a Rebel’. Curated by William Chislett and Juan Marqués at the Instituto Cervantes, 326/330 Deansgate, Campfield Avenue Arcade, Manchester M3 4FN. 
https://cultura.cervantes.es/manchester/en/arturo-barea.-la-ventana-inglesa/118329

 Novelist David Ebsworth on ‘Five Things You (Almost Certainly) Didn't Know about the Spanish Civil War’; 2pm at the Working Class Movement Library, 51 The Crescent, Salford, Manchester, M5 4WX.
www.davidebsworth.com

Annual International Brigades commemoration from 11.30am to 12.30pm at the Pasionaria statue on Custom House Quay in Glasgow. Speakers include Mike Arnott (IBMT Scotland Secretary), Frieda Park (grand-daughter of Glasgow volunteer Alex Park) and Reinhardt Silbermann (KFSR). Followed by social event with live music, poetry, raffle, solidarity stalls at Glasgow City Unison Branch offices, 84 Bell Street, Glasgow G1 1LQ from 1pm to 4pm.
www.glasgowhopenothate.org

FIBI Annual Battle of Ebro walk. 2018 
Departing at 4pm from the Granvue Hotel, Omeath, Co. Louth and walking along its traditional route to the Memorial carn on Slieve Foy. Here the local Brigaders who fought and died in Spain 36/39 will be remembered. FIBI will also pay homage, on this the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of the Ebro, to all those who died there in Defence of Freedom. Returning to the hotel for 7pm for an evening of music and song . Bring your flags and colours. Bring your voice if you can sing or recite poetry. Bring your musical instrument if you wish to play.

Commemoration of the Battle of Stockton on 10 September 1933, when local protesters, including future International Brigaders, prevented Sir Oswald Mosley’s fascist Blackshirts from holding a rally in the town. A plaque will be unveiled at 11am on the High Street (at the Market Cross near the Town Hall); the celebrations will continue into the afternoon, with live music, dramatisations and poetry at the Georgian Theatre, Green Dragon Yard, Stockton-on-Tees TS18 1AT.

 Unveiling of an IBMT 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.

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

‘Anti-Fascist Footprints’ guided walk of the East End led by historian and activist David Rosenberg, taking in Cable Street and other sites associated with many of the volunteers who went to Spain from this part of London; 2.30pm-5pm.
www.eastendwalks.com

Friday 12 October

– 6.30pm: Welcome with fish and chip supper at the Unison Office, next to The Guildhall.

– 7.30pm: Joe Solo performs ‘¡No Pasarán!’ and historian Phyll Smith talks about ‘Tom Wintringham: The Last English Revolutionary’ at St Mary’s Church, Lowgate, HU1 1EJ – very close to The Guildhall.

 

Saturday 13 October