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8 March 2015

Film that tells the story of the Basque children who were evacuated to the United Kingdom during the Spanish Civil War.

Tolson Museum, Ravensknowle Park, Wakefield Road, Huddersfield HD5 8DJ

The film accompanies the exhibition "Basque Children in Yorkshire 1937" which is currently on display at the museum on Wakefield Road.

The film showing starts at 2pm and will last approximately an hour.

Afterwards, Carmen Kilner, who was instrumental in putting together the film and the exhibition, will answer questions from the audience.

Flyer for the event Note: attendance is free, but places must be reserved

More event details
01484 223830
tolson.museum@kirklees.gov.uk


28 March 2015

Arturo Barea: From Civil War Madrid to Exile in Oxfordshire

Talk by William Chislett. Introduced by Harry Eyres.

Part of the FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival

Bodleian: Divinity School

Web site with further details


12 - 28 February 2015

Dance Theatre: The Typist

Glasgow, Inverness, Stornoway, Musselburgh, Cumbernauld & Edinburgh

A captivating piece of dance theatre, narrated by Alexei Sayle, featuring renowned dancers Kerieva McCormick and Raúl Prieto (formerly Ballet Flamenco Sara Baras) … accompanied by breathtaking special effects and a specially commissioned score.

This story follows one of the los niños vascos, Esperanza, a typist, twenty years later in post-war Britain, who decides to make the dangerous journey back to her past, and Franco's Spain.

Full announcement with specific times, prices and venues.

Booking: www.kam-ri.com


17 January 2015 – 29 March 2015

Exhibition: Basque children in Yorkshire 1937

Tolson Museum, Ravensknowle Park, Wakefield Road, Huddersfield HD5 8DJ

After the destruction of Guernica 4,000 children were evacuated from Spain to the UK. They were dispersed to many "colonies" across the country including one at Almondbury.

This exhibition by the Basque Children ’37 Association UK remembers and preserves the story of these children:
los niños vascos.

www.kirklees.gov.uk/museums
01484 223830
tolson.museum@kirklees.gov.uk


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