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Fundraising concert for a memorial to the International Brigade volunteers from Oxfordshire. More details on flier.

 

 

Six-mile memorial walk organised by the Friends of the International Brigade Ireland to the commemorative cairn on the hills outside Carlingford, County Louth, to the seven local International Brigade volunteers, six of whom died in Spain. See details below. The organisers advise bringing sensible footwear and waterproofs.

'The Guernica Children' talk by Manuel Moreno of the Basque Children of 37 Association at the Shankill Library, 298-300 Shankill Road, BT13 2BN; 12pm-2.30pm, including light lunch at 12pm. Organised by Belfast's International Brigade Commemoration Committee as part of Féile an Phobail – the People’s Festival, in partnership with the Shankill Library; Belfast & District Trade Union Council, Irish Congress of Trade Unions Youth Committee, Greater Sha

A mural celebrating the life of Dubliner Patrick O'Connell will be unveiled at 4.30pm on the Falls Road (bottom of Whiterock Road, beside Sean Graham Bookmakers).

Selina Hastings, biographer of artist Jack Hastings (1901-1990), will be speaking about her father and his work at the Marx Memorial Library, 37a Clerkenwell Green, London 0DU on Wednesday 1 July at 7pm; £3 entry.

Oxford University History Society lecture, "When town and gown went to war: the role of the Oxford students and residents who fought in the Spanish Civil War of 1936-39", 8.15pm at the Ioannou Centre, 66 St Giles, OX1 3LU. Speakers: Richard Baxell and Colin Carritt. Entry £3. 

Exhibition: 'Heath Charnock’s Green Men'

The story of the Spanish anti-fascist ‘prisoners of war’ interned at Adlington, Chorley, during the Second World War 

12 noon: rededication of relocated International Brigade memorial in Forbury Gardens, Abbot’s Walk, RG1 3HW. Created by sculptor Eric Stanford, the memorial was first unveiled in 1990 at its original position outside Reading Civic Centre. For the rededication there will be speakers, and flowers will be laid. The Reading International Brigade Memorial Committee is producing a special brochure for the event. All welcome.

IBMT exhibition about International Brigade volunteers from the North-West of England at Wigan Library, The Wiend, WN1 1NH. For opening times: www.wigan.gov.uk/Resident/Libraries/Wigan-Library.aspx


Rehearsal readings of ‘From the Calton to Catalonia’ play by Willy and John Maley about International Brigaders and their families in 1937; at Calton Heritage & Learning Centre in Glasgow (1May), Celtic Supporters’ Club in Irvine (2 May), Oran Mor in Glasgow (3 May), Barony Theatre in Bo’ness (8 May), Beacon Arts Centre in Greenock (10 May) and Victoria Hall in Helensburgh (22 May); more information from Calton Books: 0141 000 0001.

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