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The IBMT’s Annual General Meeting takes place from 2.30pm-5pm on Saturday 17 October at the Aberdeen Town House, Broad Street, Aberdeen AB10 1AQ, as part of a weekend of events in the city to commemorate the International Brigades.

This year’s annual commemoration at the International Brigade memorial, Jubilee Gardens, South Bank, London SE1 8XX takes place from 1pm-2pm (assemble from 12.30pm). Speakers include Owen Jones, with music from Ewan McLennan and Karl Lewkowitz and poetry from Francesca Beard. Bring union and other banners.

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);

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

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 and

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);

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


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