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 Unveiling of an IBMT plaque in the municipal cemetery of El Perelló, near Tarragona, to mark the remains of two British Battalion members, John Ferguson and James Scott, in a mass grave where the bodies of many Spanish Republicans are also buried. The unveiling coincides with the 80th anniversary of the final action of the British Battalion in the Battle of the Ebro.

Public seminar: ‘Spaniards in the NKVD and the Murder of Trostky: A Reassessment’, with speaker Boris Volodarsky. Chaired by Professor Paul Preston. 6pm at Seminar Room 1.11, 1st Floor, Cowdray House, LSE, Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HJ). Organised by the LSE’s Cañada Blanch Centre.

Film screening: ‘En tierra extraña’ (In a Foreign Land) by Icíar Bollaín (Spain, 2014, 72 mins) in Spanish with English subtitles. 6.30pm at the Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE, 54 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3LJ). Organised by the Language Centre-LSE, Cañada Blanch Centre, Instituto Cervantes, and University of Roehampton.

Public seminar: ‘The Historical Roots of the Present Catalan Crisis’, with Sir John Elliot, Felipe Fernández-Armesto and Professor Paul Preston. 7.30pm at the LSE (Clement House, Room 6.02), 99 Aldwych, London WC2A 2AE). Organised by LSE Hispanic Society in collaboration the Cañada Blanch Centre and Catalan Observatory. See:

Cañada Blanch Centre seminar: 'The Triumph of Arturo Barea', with Michael Eaude and Professor Paul Preston at the Instituto Cervantes, 15-19 Devereux Court, London WC2R 3JJ. See:

Annual commemoration at 12pm at the International Brigade memorial in Albert Square, followed at 2pm by a gig in the Balcony Bar (5 Ward Road, Dundee DD1 1LP) by Gallo Rojo.

Unveiling of International Brigade memorial in Leicester Market Place at 1pm, followed by music and food at Duffy’s Bar, Pocklingtons Walk, Leicester LE1 6BU. See

Exhibition ‘A Spaniard in Oxfordshire: The archive of Arturo and Ilsa Barea’ organised by the Instituto Cervantes and IC Communications. 6pm-8pm at Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG. More information and reservations (free):

Talk about the Basque refugee children in Suffolk (1937-39) by Edward Packard (University of Suffolk). 7.30pm at the Museum Street Methodist Church, 7 Black Horse Lane, Ipswich IP1 2EF. Organised by the Ipswich Society.

Award-winning folk trio The Young’uns on tour performing ‘The Ballad of Johnny Longstaff’, a suite of songs inspired by the International Brigades and named after the International Brigader who, like the group itself, hail from Stockton-on-Tees. Dates include:



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