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Seminar on ‘The bombings of Barcelona and London’ at the Imperial War Museum (Orpen Boardroom), Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ; 10am to 4,45pm. Organised jointly by the European Observatory on Memories and the Public Diplomacy Council of Catalonia. Speakers include historian Sir Anthony Beevor, Lucy Noakes (University of Brighton) and Ramon Arnabat (University of Rovira i Virgili).

Commemoration of Oldham International Brigade volunteers at Oldham Parish Church of St Mary with St Peter, Rock Street, Oldham OL1 3UH at 1.30pm.

The second Cañada Blanch Centre public seminar in the series on the repression of civilians in the Spanish Civil War: ‘History and historical memory: the obstacles to reconciliation in Spain today’ by Professor Paul Preston and Professor Helen Graham, at Cowdray House, London School of Economics, Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HJ

‘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; 7.30pm at Write Blend books, South Road, Crosby, L22 0LJ.

Screening at 6pm of Stve Bowles’s documentary ‘The Guernica Childsren’ (2007) at the Harbour Lights Picturehouse, Ocean Village, Maritime Walk, Southampton SO14 3TL; tickets £11 online at www.ourscreen.com/film/The-Guernica-Children; also a limited num

Exhibition of posters from the Basque Children of ’37 Association UK telling the story of the nearly 4,000 Basque refugee children who arrived in Britain in May 1937; Eastleigh Library, Swan Shopping & Leisure Centre, Eastleigh SO50 5SF; 9.30am-5pm (Mon-Fri) and 9.30am-4.30pm (Sat).

Commemoration of the arrival of Basque Refugee Children in Caerleon in 1937, as part of the Caerleon Arts Festival, on the lawn of the Priory Hotel, High St, Caerleon, Newport NP18 1AG. There will be a number of events on the day marking 80 years since around 4000 children arrived by boat to Southampton, 56 of whom came to Caerleon in Wales.

Talk by art historian Christine Lindey (Birkbeck College, University of London) on artistic responses to the Spanish Civil War, including references to Laurence Bradshaw and Julian Otto Trevelyan, the artists credited with the banners on display at Islington Museum’s ‘Banners for Spain’ exhibition. 7pm at the Marx Memorial Library, 37a Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R 0DU. Free.

An opportunity to explore the Marx Memorial Library’s Spanish Collection archives with Archivist & Library Manager Meirian Jump. 6pm at the Marx Memorial Library, 37a Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R 0DU. Free.

Walk: ‘Islington in the Spanish Civil War’, exploring the lives of Islington people who played a part in the war in Spain, with a Clerkenwell & Islington Guides Association guide.

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