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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.

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.

Workshop: Join banner-maker Ed Hall to help make ‘Islington’s Banner for Spain’ about Islington’s involvement in the Spanish Civil War. The banner will go on display at Islington Museum. 10:30am-4pm, at Islington Museum, 245 St John Street, London EC1V 4NB. Free.

‘Britain and the Spanish Civil War’ talk by Professor Tom Buchanan {Oxford University), author of ‘Britain and the Spanish Civil War’ and ‘The Impact of the Spanish Civil War on Britain’. 6:30pm at Islington Museum, 245 St John Street, London EC1V 4NB. 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. Meet at 11am at the Marx Memorial Library, 37a Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R 0DU. Free.

‘Banners for Spain’ exhibition at Islington Museum, 245 St John Street, London EC1V 4NB, showcasing six newly conserved Aid Spain banners plus other artefacts from the Marx Memorial Library and Islington’s archives. Monday-Saturday (closed Wednesday) 10am-5pm; free admission.

Unveiling of new memorial plaque to the International Brigaders of Renfrewshire* will be unveiled at 10.30am (assemble 10am) in front of the Renfrewshire Council building on Cotton Street, Paisley PA1 1WB (opposite Paisley Abbey); all welcome.

Lunchtime talk: British Volunteers in the 1937 Battles of the Spanish Civil War: by Ray Wilkinson; 12.30pm-2pm in the Officers’ Mess of The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers at the Tower of London. Organised by the Battlefields Trust, the event includes a sandwich lunch and a glass of wine.

May Day lecture in the first Presbyterian Church, Rosemary Street, Belfast, at 7pm. The event is taking place on the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Jarama and will include May Day greetings from Jimmy Kelly, the regional officer for Unite, plus a presentation on the history and memory of the International Brigades. For further information, contact 07751 951785.

‘A Tale of Two Hostels’: exhibition and presentation evening, including rare film footage, about two Cambridge buildings used to house refugees in the 1930s: the Basque refugee hostel in Station Road and the Jewish refugee hostel in Parkside. 6.30pm for 7pm at West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge CB3 9DP. Organised by the Parkside Federation and the Red Balloon Learner Centre.

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