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The UK premiere ‘María Querida’ (2004), a film by José Luis García Sánchez with English subtitles about memory and the Francoist repression of Republican schoolteachers, forms part of London Socialist Film Cooperative’s 2015 season; 11am at Bolivar Hall, 54 Grafton Way, London WC1 4PZ; followed by panel discussion; £10 (£8 concessions); www.socialistfilm.blogspot.com

The acclaimed ‘Conscience and Conflict: British Artists and the Spanish Civil War’ exhibition at the Laing Art Gallery, New Bridge St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8AG; Tues to Sun 10am-5pm (Sun from 2pm); group tours at variable times are being held on 1, 15 & 25 April, on 2, 13, 16, 20 & 28 May and on 3, 4, 5 & 6 June; contact

26 February: Gerda Taro biographer Jane Rogoyska talks about: ‘Photographer Gerda Taro during the Spanish Civil War’; 6pm, Cowdray House, LSE, Portugal St, London WC2A 2HT; chaired by Paul Preston; see www.lse.ac.uk/europeanInstitute/research/canadaBlanch/events.aspx

19 February: Screening of ‘War is Beautiful’ (2014) documentary by Aelwen Wetherby about American ambulance driver James Neugass; introduced by Wetherby and chaired by Professor Paul Preston; 6pm, Cowdray House, LSE, Portugal St, WC2A 2HT; see www.warisbeautifuldocumentary.com and www.lse.ac.uk/europeanInstitute/research/canad

19-22 February: Programme of events in and around Madrid to mark the anniversary of the Battle of Jarama, including a screening of a video of ‘Goodbye Barcelona’ (on 19th at 6.30pm at Valdecilla Library, Complutense University, 3 Calle del Noviciado, Madrid 28015), a visit to Tarancón and the memorial to Scottish volunteers (on 20th), battlefield tour followed by afternoon meal (on 21st) and tour of University City battle sites (on 22nd); organised in c

12 February: Screening of the Ken Loach film ‘Land and Freedom’ (1995) at the Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall St, G2 3JD at 7.15pm, followed by a panel discussion including Mike Arnott (IBMT Trustee) and Ian Tasker (Scottish TUC); £5 (£4 concessions); http://www.cca-glasgow.com/programme/544e86267932e9a37600011d

12-30 January: ‘Exile’, an exhibition of paintings and video by Sonia Boué and Jonathan Moss on the theme of exile and the French internment camps for Spanish Republican refugees; Wolfson College, Linton Rd, Oxford OX2 6UD; 10am-7pm, access subject to college commitments; tel: 01865 274 100 to check before visiting. 

Republican Monument, Market Square, Kildare Town

Speakers: Historians Harry Owens Historian and James Durney

Presentation of Thomas Watters memorial statue; ‘Antifascistas’ exhibition; concert by Na-mara

Museum of St Albans 

 

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