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Book launch of ‘A Spanish Civil War Scrapbook: Elizabeth Pearl Bickerstaffe’s newspaper cuttings of the wars in Spain and China from August 1937 to May 1939’ (edited by Jim Jump, foreword by Rodney Bickerstaffe and introduction by Paul Preston); 6pm-7.30pm at Unison, 130 Euston Road, London NW1 2AY.

21 February: Battle of Jarama commemoreation at the International Brigade memorial in Manchester Town Hall, Albert Square, M2 5DB; 12.30pm.

7 February: There will be a book launch of ‘Fighting for Republican Spain: Frank Ryan and the Volunteers from Limerick in the International Brigades’ by Barry McLoughlin upstairs at Sandino’s Bar and Café, Water St, Derry BT48 6BQ, on Saturday 7 February at 2pm. Organised by the North West Spanish Civil War Project.

14 February at 12 noon, Albert Square, Dundee: annual commemoration at the International Brigade memorial, this year also marking the 40th anniversary of the memorial's unveiling in February 1975. Contact Mike Arnott:

The IBMT’s ‘Antifascistas’ exhibition will be on show at Newcastle City Library, Charles Avison Building, 33 New Bridge Street West, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8AG; open daily; to check times:

The anniversary of the proclamation of the Second Spanish Republic will be marked by the IBMT at the International Brigade memorial, Jubilee Gardens, South Bank, London SE1 at an informal gathering at 12 noon. Flowers will be laid.


9 February: Screening of ‘Las 13 Rosas’ (2007, dir. Emilio Martínez Lázaro, Sp. with Eng. subtitles) at 5pm, Main Hall, City of London School for Girls, St Giles Terrace, London EC2Y 8BB. Speakers: Dr Joanna Evans and Professor Paul Preston. Limited public seating; email if wanting to attend.

14 February: The Pallant House Gallery in Chichester will host a special ‘IBMT Day’ for its critically acclaimed exhibition ‘Conscience and Conflict: British Artists and the Spanish Civil War’.

12 February: ‘Poetry of the Spanish Civil War’: a recital at the Pallant House Gallery in Chichester introduced by Professor Valentine Cunningham; 6pm; £12. For online bookings:

12-28 February: ‘The Typist’, a dance theatre production telling the story of how 4,000 children were evacuated to the UK in 1937 during the Spanish Civil War.


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