Association forthcoming events

Monday 18 March - Friday 5 April LEEDS

Leeds Central Library, Municipal Buildings, Calverley Street,
Leeds LS1 3AB

The Basque Children, Exhibition

Official opening: 19 March at 17:30 at the Leeds Central Library in the Leodis Room. Public talks by Scott Ramsay and Dr Peter Anderson.
Ticket page for this event:

Saturday 23rd March OXFORD

Kellogg College, 60-62 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6PN

Football and the Spanish Civil War

IBMT Len Crome Memorial Conference Oxford

More information here

Booking via Eventbrite here

Thursday 28 March LEEDS

University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT

The University of Leeds will host a conference to commemorate the eightieth anniversary of the end of the civil war. It will bring together some of the best and latest research on Republican refugees during and after the conflict.

Programme details are summarised here. More information and booking can be done at Eventbrite here.

**Please note that Paul Preston's keynote planned for 27th March is ticketed separately and has now sold out**

The afternoon talks include those by Simon Martinez, BCA'37UK and Dr Scott Soo, University of Southampton.

Monday 1 April - Tuesday 30 April GUERNICA

The Astra Arts Centre, Guernica, Spain

Exhibition: The Basque Children.

A joint exhibition between the BCA'37UK and Maite Pinto.
More information …

Friday 12 April GUERNICA

The Astra Arts Centre, Guernica, Spain

Award winning film directed by Steve Bowles: The Children of Guernica.

Including Q &A with Manuel Moreno and Simon Martinez of the BCA'37UK. More information …

Wednesday 25 September - Friday 29 November SALFORD

Working Class Movement Library, 51 Crescent, Salford, M5 4WX

Exhibition: Basque Children - Refugees of the Spanish Civil War.

Opening times Wednesdays to Fridays 1pm - 5 pm and the first Saturday of most months 10 am - 4 pm. Tel 0161 736 3601. Opening event on Wednesday 25 September - details nearer the time.

News, Events & Reports

Friday, 29th March, ST ALBANS

The Maltings Art Theatre, Level 2,The Maltings,St Albans,AL1 3LH. 8.00pm

Gig by Na-Mara and launch of new CD: Sisters and Brothers.
NOTE: the venue has been changed since we posted this earlier.

BBC Radio 4: Spain's Lost Generations - Lucas Laursen

Monday 18 March and Monday 25 March, 11.00am

Episode one: Franco's disappeared
Episode two: The Missing Children

Report by Barbara Coombs

Review of 2018

We have recently prepared our "Annual Report and Accounts" for 2018.

Read it here …

Report by Barbara Coombs

28th January Beach House, WORTHING

Beach house plaque

The rededication and unveiling of the renovated blue plaque commemorating the Basque children's stay at Beach House.

A report of the event by Meirian Jump can be read here.

Press reports: The Worthing Herald report here, and: The Worthing Society report here.

Photos of the event can also be found in our gallery here.

School visits

The Association is keen to raise awareness of the events of 1937 by offering talks to schools. Here is a letter from a school and a school magazine report that we have received following visits.

El niño vasco de Mansilla de las Mulas

Paco Robles, a niño, has been in the news recently following the publication and launch of a book about his life and memories by the Asturian author Miguel Ángel Fernández.

More information at these web sites:

For other recently posted and older notices, click 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

From Newsletter 14, Nov. 2010

A recent Visit to Hutton Hall

A personal reflection by Cliff Kirkpatrick.

Newsletter 14, November 2010, page 8 Read the full article here …

… two short accounts of The Oaks colony you may have missed:

From Keith Gimson: here …
and Jim Fyrth "The Signal was Spain" here …

… and from our photo gallery:

Children at The Oaks Carshalton

The children at The Oaks Carshalton [click the photo to see it in the gallery]

A photo from the collection of Ana María González Garate maestra 73,(back row un-numbered, between 21 and 22).

Click here to see the back of the photo showing names and nicknames.

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Articles & Reviews

por José Luis Duo Goldaracena

by Adrian Blazquez Lindblad
This undergraduate dissertation was submitted to us for publication on our website by Adrian Blazquez Lindblad - who then went on to be awarded a first class degree.

by John Simmons

by Karen Robson, Head of Archives, University of Southampton

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