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‘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.

 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.

‘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.

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.

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.

Rag Tag Army: Irish Anti-Fascists in the Spanish Civil War; a lecture by Dr David Convery.  12 noon, Shankill Road Library, Belfast BT13 2BN

The 134th Durham Miners Gala.  For further details see

Tolpuddle Martyr's Festival.  Full details at

Launch of the new comprehensive online catalogue of the Marx Memorial Library’s Spanish Collection of archives relating to the International Brigades and the Spanish Civil War; including screening of two new short promotional videos jointly produced with the IBMT. Speakers include IBMT Patron Professor Peter Crome. 7pm-8.30pm at the Marx Memorial Library, 37a Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R 0DU.

Commemoration at 1pm at the International Brigade memorial, Duchess of Hamilton Park, Motherwell ML1 3AL. Social plus entertainment afterwards at the nearby Railway Tavern (31 Merry Street, Motherwell ML1 1JJ). Contact:


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