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80th Anniversary News, Notices & Events
This year is the 80th anniversary of the arrival of the SS Habana with its cargo of almost 4,000 children accompanied by teachers, helpers and priests.
We are not holding a single big commemorative event, as we did for the 70th and 75th anniversaries, but are involved with a series of events around the UK and in the Basque Country.
This is preliminary list for your diary - details may alter. Please check the web for full details nearer the proposed date.
Do let us know if there are other events relating to the Basque niños that we have not mentioned by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
NOW - Tickets are now on sale for the SOUTHAMPTON event at Harbour Lights Picturehouse on 21st June
Buy online at: www.ourscreen.com/film/The-Guernica-Children.
30th March - CAMBRIDGE
A Tale of Two Hostels - West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge, CB3 9DP,
6.30 for 7.00pm
24th April - LONDON
Book launch of 'Spanish Crossings' - The Café, Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square, London WC1N lAZ, 6.30pm to 8.00pm
RSVP Matthew Smith at email@example.com.
27th April - LONDON
'The Guernica Children' at the Marx Memorial Library - 37a Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R 0DU, 7.00pm
4th May - BILBAO
Euskadiko Artxibo Historikoa / Archivo Histórico de Euskadi en Bilbao - Archivos Euskadiko, María Díaz de Haro 3 48013 BILBAO, 19.00h
9th - 23rd May - EASTLEIGH (Hampshire)
Exhibition of BCA'37 UK posters - Eastleigh Library. Swan Shopping and Leisure Centre, Swan Centre, Eastleigh SO50 5SF
Exhibition by BCA'37 UK of posters telling the history of the evacuation from Bilbao to Eastleigh in May 1937.
20th May - LANCING (W Sussex)
Plaque unveiling by Lancing Parish Council.
28th May - LONDON
Annual commemorative meal for niños and their relatives.
10th June - WHERSTEAD PARK (Suffolk)
80th anniversary event - The Street, Wherstead, Ipswich IP9 2BJ,
19th June - IPSWICH (Suffolk)
'The Basque children in Suffolk' - University of Suffolk.
(More details nearer the time)
21st June - SOUTHAMPTON
'The Guernica Children' - Harbour Lights Picturehouse, Ocean Village, Maritime Walk, Southampton SO14 3TL, 6.00pm to 8.30pm
1st July - LONDON
Annual IBMT commemoration at the Jubilee Gardens.
8th July - BRISTOL
Bristol Euskal Etxea
10th July - CAERLEON (Nr Newport, Gwent)
Caerleon Arts Festival, 7th to 16th July
(More details nearer the time)
18th July - 24th September - SALFORD (Greater Manchester)
Exhibition of works by Claire Hignett - Ordsall Hall
28th August - DUNDEE
Exhibition and showing of 'The Guernica Children' - Dundee Library
Other News, Notices & Events
Recognition for Arturo Barea in Madrid
Spanish writer who fled civil war to a British village is honoured in Madrid. Arturo Barea, loved for his books and BBC talks, has had a city square named after him in the Spanish capital near his former school … Read the full article on The Guardian web site.
Natalia Benjamin & Adrian Bell played an important part in finding Barea's gravestone at Faringdon and its subsequent restoration - see pages 11 & 12 of our May 2011 newsletter here.
In 1937, during the Spanish civil war, almost 4,000 children were evacuated to the UK from Bilbao. Read more …
At first they stayed in a camp at Stoneham and later in colonies throughout the UK. Read more …
We want to remember and preserve the story of these niños de la guerra in their rightful context. Read more …
From the Archives
The Culvers household
Photo and descriptions of the children in The Culvers colony as seen by Pirmín Trecu …