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Q&A CANCELLED BECAUSE OF THE ONGOING DISPUTE BETWEEN BECTU AND PICTUREHOUSE Screening of Juan Antonio Bardem’s 1979 film documentary ‘Seven Days in January’ (124 mins) about the 1977 Atocha Massacre, when five left-wing lawyers were murdered by neo-fascist supporters of the outgoing Francoist regime in Spain.

2017 SO Davies Memorial Lecture by actor Richard Harrington, who earlier this year In presented the BBC 2 Wales programme ‘Richard Harrington: My Grandfather's War’, in which he followed the journey his grandfather, Timothy Harrington, made to Spain in 1937 to join the International Brigades.

Screening of the Catalan film 'Uncertain Glory' (Agustí Villaronga, 2017) at 6pm on 3 October in Andrew Stewart Cinema, Gilmorehill, 9 University Avenue. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with film producer and president of the Catalan Film Academy, Isona Passola. 

Screening of the documentary film ‘La Maleta Mexicana’ (The Mexican Suitcase) at 6.30pm on 3 October 2017 at King's College London, Strand Building, Room S-3.20, London WC2R 2LS. It will be followed by a Q&A session with Professor Paul Preston and film director Trisha Ziff. Jointly organised by the Cañada Blanch Centre, Instituto Cervantes, Centro de Estudios Mexicanos UNAM and King’s College London.

Public seminar organised by the LSE’s Cañada Blanch Centre for Contemporary Spanish Studies: ‘Cinema serving the nation: Spanish feature films from 1939 to 1975’ by Gabriela Viadero (LSE postdoctoral researcher); chaired by Professor Paul Preston; 6pm at Cowdray House, London School of Economics, Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HJ; free. 

Screening of the documentary ‘The Guernica Children’ (Steve Bowles, 2005) as part of the Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival; 5pm in Room G.04, Edinburgh University, 50 George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9JU. There will be also be songs from Na-mara and a discussion with descendants of the refugee children from Spain’s Basque Country who arrived in Britain in 1937. 

Concert to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the arrival in Scotland of Basque child refugees from the Spanish Civil War; 8.30pm-11.30pm, at The Jaffle Joint, 87 Portobello High Street, Edinburgh EH15 1AW, with Scottish-Spanish folk collective Gallo Rojo and folk duo Na-mara. Organised in conjunction with the Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival and the Basque Children ’37 Association.

Novelist David Ebsworth talks about ‘Five Things You Almost Certainly Didn’t Know About the Spanish Civil War’ at 12.30pm at Sudbury Library, Market Hill, Sudbury CO10 2EN. See www.davidebsworth.com

Novelist David Ebsworth talks about ‘Five Things You Almost Certainly Didn’t Know About the Spanish Civil War’ at 12.30pm at Bristol Central Library, College Green, Bristol BS1 5TL. See www.davidebsworth.com

Concert to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the arrival in the town of Basque child refugees from the Spanish Civil War in 1937; 3pm-6pm at the Neptune Bar, 7 Erskine Street, Montrose DD10 8HL, with folk duo Na-mara and Scottish-Spanish folk collective Gallo Rojo.

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