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Events

An evening to honour the International Brigades, including songs, poems and a talk by Nina Londragan on the Aberdeen International Brigaders and their links to the two world wars, with a welcome from the Lord Provost and an introduction by Tommy Campbell, chair of the Aberdeen 15th International Brigade Committee; 6.45pm at Aberdeen Town House Council Chambers, Broad Street, Aberdeen AB10 1AR, followed by music hosted by Unite the Union at The Rusty Nai

CANCELLED: Screening of ‘The Butterfly’s Tongue’ (José Luis Cernuda, 1999, 96mins) at 7pm at the London Review Bookshop, 14 Bury Place, London WC1A 2JL; presented by Pete Ayrton, editor of ‘!No Pasarán!

Novelist David Ebsworth talks about ‘Five Things You Almost Certainly Didn’t Know About the Spanish Civil War’ at 12.30pm at Sudbury Library, Market Hill, Sudbury CO10 2EN. See www.davidebsworth.com

Cañada Blanch Centre public seminar: 'Religious Violence in the Spanish Civil War: Iconoclasm and Crusade’ by Professor Mary Vincent (University of Sheffield) at London School of Economics, Cowdray House, Portugal Street, WC2A 2HJ (Seminar Room COW1.11, 1st floor) at 6pm-7.30pm; free.

Artist Amy Feneck presents her book ‘A Gentle Visual Fire’ about the Spanish Civil War photographic collections in the archives at the Marx Memorial Library, including readings from the book and a conversation between Amy Feneck and Gareth Evans, film curator at the Whitechapel Gallery; 7pm-8.30pm at the Marx Memorial Library, 37a Clerkenwell Green, London, EC1R 0DU. Drinks will be served and the book has a special launch price of £5 (normally £7.50).

‘Ocho’, a play about the eight Hull men who joined the International Brigades and the women they left at home. Written by BAFTA award-winning Jane Thornton, with music by Dave Rotheray (The Beautiful South), and performed by the Spotlight Ensemble of Archbishop Sentamu Academy at the Archbishop Sentamu Academy Theatre, 1 Bilton Grove, Hull HU9 5YB, starting at 7.30pm.

‘¡Buenos Días Dictador!’, a new exhibition of works by artist Sonia Boué about the Spanish Civil War, in particular a response to the years of exile suffered by many Spanish Republicans and their families; at the Old Fire Station, 40 George Street, Oxford OX1 2AQ; opening hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-6pm.

The annual international Battle of Jarama commemoration will take place on Saturday 17 February 2018.

 

Commemoration of the 80th anniversary of  the Battle of Caspe in March 1938 during the retreat through Aragón in which the British Battalion and other International Brigade units came under sustained attack. The programme of events, which is being organised by the local history group Asociación Bajoaragonesa de Agitación y Propaganda, has yet to be announced. See:

IBMT’s Annual Len Crome Memorial Conference, with main historians Professor Tom Buchanan and Dr Emily Mason speaking about the Aid Spain movement in Britain during the Spanish Civil War; at the Colston Hall, Colston Street, Bristol BS1 5AR, 11am to 4pm; more details to follow.

The Young'uns perform The Ballad of Johnny Longstaff, a suite of songs about the life of Tees-side International Brigader Johnny Longstaff, interwoven with Johnny’s own voice and images. 8pm at the ARC Stockton Arts Centre, Dovecot Street, Stockton on Tees TS18 1LL.

Trip to the Ebro battlefield to mark the 80th anniversary of the Battle of the Ebro; organised by the Liverpool-based North West Trade Union International Committee. More information, including itinerary, booking onformation and cost is available here: Ebro itinerary.pdf

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