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Unveiling of a plaque at the site of a home for refugee Basque children during the Spanish Civil War at 2pm at 34 Pearson Park, Hull HU5 2TD, followed by a talk by Manuel Moreno of the Basque Children of ’37 Association UK in the nearby Pearson Park bowling paviion.

‘The Story of the Basque Children of 1937’ talk by Simon Martinez of the Basque Children of '37 Association UK at Ordsall Hall, 322 Ordsall Lane, Ordsall, Salford M5 3AN, 1.30pm–3.30pm.

Exhibition ‘In Search of the Basque Children in Salford and Eccles’ by artist Claire Hignett at Ordsall Hall, 322 Ordsall Lane, Ordsall, Salford M5 3AN.

An evening of song and music with Joe Solo and Eoghan O’Neill to remember those who fell 80 years ago in the Battle of Jarama; Sunflower Pub (upstairs), 65 Union Street, Belfast BT1 2JG from 7.30pm. Pay at the door £10 waged, £5 unwaged. Organised by Belfast’s International Brigade Commemoration Committee as part of the People’s Festival-Féile an Phobail. For further information: 07751 951785.

80th anniversary commemoration of the Battle of Jarama, 12pm to 2.15pm, with light lunch before the lecture, at Shankill Road Library, 298-300 Shankill Road, Belfast BT13 2BN. Speaker: Brian Hanley on ‘The Radical Thirties’; chairperson: Jackie Redpath. After the meeting flowers will be laid on the International Brigade memorial in Writers Square.

Rare performance of ‘Ballad of Heroes’, Benjamin Britten’s requiem for fallen International Brigaders, by the BBC National Orchestra and the Chorus of Wales. The programme also includes works by Brian Ellias and Elgar. Part of the BBC’s Proms festival of orchestral music and starts at 7pm. Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP. Proms concerts are broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.

‘Five Things You (Almost Certainly) Didn't Know About The Spanish Civil War’ hosted by David Ebsworth, whose second novel, ‘The Assassin’s Mark’, sees Jack Telford, a left-wing reporter, among an eccentric group of tourists on one of Franco’s battlefield tours during the civil war; 7pm at Wrexham Library, Rhosddu Road, Wrexham LL11 1AU.

'Our unfortunate little guests: The Basque Refugee Children in Suffolk, 1937-1939': public lecture by Dr Edward Packard (University of Suffolk) in the Waterfront Auditorium, University of Suffolk, 19 Neptune Quay, Ipswich IP4 1QJ; reception at 6pm, followed by lecture at 6.45pm; to book a place email:

The East of England Co-op is hosting an event to mark the 80th anniversary of the arrival of a group of refugee Basque children to Wherstead Park, The Street, Wherstead, Ipswich IP9 2BJ; proceededings begin at 12.30pm with the unveiling of a plaque by Paco Robles, followed by talks from, among others, Paco Robles and local historians Adrian Bell and Ed Packard; more information:

‘Ocho’, a new play by BAFTA award-winning Jane Thornton, with music by Dave Rotheray (The Beautiful South), about the eight Hull men who joined the International Brigades and the women they left at home. Performed by the Spotlight Ensemble of Archbishop Sentamu Academy at the East Riding Theatre, 10 Lord Roberts Road, Beverley HU17 9BE, starting at 7.30pm. Booking:


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