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Talk by Ellen Wilkinson biographer Paula Bartley. Wilkinson joined the Communist Party following the Russian Revolution. She was prominent in the Jarrow March, as a campaigner for women's suffrage and, during the Spanish Civil War, founder of the Spanish Medical Aid Committee and a supporter of the International Brigades. As a Labour MP she later served as Minister for Education in the 1945 Attlee government.

From the Calton to Catalonia” play by John and Willy Maley about their father James’s experiences during the Spanish Civil War; 7.30pm at the Motherwell Theatre, Civic Centre, Windmillhill Street, ML1 1AB £10 (£7 conc)

IBMT’s “Antifascistas” exhibition at Central Library, Rosemount Viaduct, AB25 1GW; Mon-Sat 9am-5pm (8pm on Mon and Weds).


Hope Not Hate International Brigades and antifascsist commemoration

– 11.30am-12.30pm: at the Pasionaria International Brigade memorial at Custom House Quay;

Commemoration of the International Brigade volunteers from north-west Ireland on Sunday 19 July. Assemble at the International Bridages plaque at 3pm, 56 Carlisle Road, Derry BT48 6SR.

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.

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