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The Ballad of Johnny Longstaff Hull University Union, Cottingham Road, HU6 7RX, Hull

The Young Uns tell the story of Brigader Johnny Longstaff.

Football & the Spanish Civil War.  Speakers include:

Sid Lowe, The Guardian's Spanish football correspondent and author of Catholicism, War and the Foundation of Francoism: The Juventud de Acción Popular in Spain, 1932-1937 and Fear and Loathing in La Liga: Barcelona, Real Madrid, and the World's Greatest Sports Rivalry

FIBI Annual Battle of Ebro walk. 2018 
Departing at 4pm from the Granvue Hotel, Omeath, Co. Louth and walking along its traditional route to the Memorial carn on Slieve Foy. Here the local Brigaders who fought and died in Spain 36/39 will be remembered. FIBI will also pay homage, on this the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of the Ebro, to all those who died there in Defence of Freedom. Returning to the hotel for 7pm for an evening of music and song . Bring your flags and colours. Bring your voice if you can sing or recite poetry. Bring your musical instrument if you wish to play.

Friday 12 October

– 6.30pm: Welcome with fish and chip supper at the Unison Office, next to The Guildhall.

– 7.30pm: Joe Solo performs ‘¡No Pasarán!’ and historian Phyll Smith talks about ‘Tom Wintringham: The Last English Revolutionary’ at St Mary’s Church, Lowgate, HU1 1EJ – very close to The Guildhall.


Saturday 13 October

‘Anti-Fascist Footprints’ guided walk of the East End led by historian and activist David Rosenberg, taking in Cable Street and other sites associated with many of the volunteers who went to Spain from this part of London; 2.30pm-5pm.

 Novelist David Ebsworth on ‘Five Things You (Almost Certainly) Didn't Know about the Spanish Civil War’; 2pm at the Working Class Movement Library, 51 The Crescent, Salford, Manchester, M5 4WX.

‘Arturo Barea: the English window’ exhibition about the author of the Spanish Civil War trilogy ‘The Forging of a Rebel’. Curated by William Chislett and Juan Marqués at the Instituto Cervantes, 326/330 Deansgate, Campfield Avenue Arcade, Manchester M3 4FN.

Commemoration of the Battle of Stockton on 10 September 1933, when local protesters, including future International Brigaders, prevented Sir Oswald Mosley’s fascist Blackshirts from holding a rally in the town. A plaque will be unveiled at 11am on the High Street (at the Market Cross near the Town Hall); the celebrations will continue into the afternoon, with live music, dramatisations and poetry at the Georgian Theatre, Green Dragon Yard, Stockton-on-Tees TS18 1AT.

Annual International Brigades commemoration from 11.30am to 12.30pm at the Pasionaria statue on Custom House Quay in Glasgow. Speakers include Mike Arnott (IBMT Scotland Secretary), Frieda Park (grand-daughter of Glasgow volunteer Alex Park) and Reinhardt Silbermann (KFSR). Followed by social event with live music, poetry, raffle, solidarity stalls at Glasgow City Unison Branch offices, 84 Bell Street, Glasgow G1 1LQ from 1pm to 4pm.

Rag Tag Army: Irish Anti-Fascists in the Spanish Civil War; a lecture by Dr David Convery.  12 noon, Shankill Road Library, Belfast BT13 2BN


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