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‘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.

Commemoration of Spain’s Día de la República (Day of the Republic) and the International Brigades at 10am at the International Brigade plaque in St Thomas’ Peace Garden, Holloway Head, Birmingham B1 1JX. Contact:

Screening of the documentary ‘Vencidxs’ (Aitor Fernández, 2013) featuring testimonies of survivors of the Spanish Civil War; in Spanish with English subtitles. 6.30pm at the Instituto Cervantes, 326/30 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4FN. Part of the 2018 Docuforum season of films organised by the Marea Granate organisation of young Spanish migrants. Email:

'Three Days in Spain'.  A talk by IBMT Trustee Richard Thorpe on the Battle of Jarama and the men who fought there.  12.30-2.00.  Unison, 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.

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.

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

A celebration of the life of Rodney Bickerstaffe (1945-2017), trade unionist and founding Trustee and Patron of the IBMT. 1pm-4pm at Central Hall Westminster, Storey’s Gate, London SW1H 9NH. Organised by the Unison. Booking:

Remembering the nearly 100 Basque refugee children in Wickham Market (Suffolk): jointly organised by Wickham Market Area Archive Centre and the BCA’37UK Basque Children’s association. Featuring the unveiling of a commemorative plaque, an exhibition and talks by historian Adrian Bell and Ed Packard (University of Suffolk). Wickham Market Village Hall, High Street, Woodbridge IP13 0HE from 11am-4pm. See: 

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.


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