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Picasso Presents Guernika

Picasso Presents Guernika

June 27 2024
At 18.00: Showing of 'Picasso Presents Gernika'. The playwriter and director will be there to take questions after the show.

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April 26 marked the 87th anniversary of the bombing of Gernika. As always on this day, Gernika held a programme of commemorative events. BCA'37UK-Euskadi, representing both associations, was one of many groups invited to lay a floral tribute (provided by the town council) at the monument to the victims of the bombing. This year Nerea Mendikute and her seven year old daughter, Marina, assumed the role of representing both our associations. Nerea has had close ties with us since 2007. Marina wore a hexagonal identification badge and walked with her mother to lay the flowers. The association name is written in Basque on the floral sash.

More photos in our gallery here

Nerea and Marina

El 26 de abril se cumplieron 87 años del bombardeo de Gernika. Como siempre en este día, Gernika presentó una serie de actos conmemorativas. BCA'37UK-Euskadi, en representación de ambas asociaciones, fue uno de los muchos grupos invitados a depositar una ofrenda floral (proporcionada por el ayuntamiento) en el monumento a las víctimas del bombardeo. Este año Nerea Mendikute y su hija de siete años, Marina, asumieron el papel de representar a nuestras dos asociaciones. Nerea mantiene una estrecha relación con nosotros desde 2007. Marina llevaba una insignia de identificación hexagonal y acompañó a su madre a depositar las flores. El nombre de la asociación está escrito en euskera en la banda floral. Traducción realizada con la versión gratuita del traductor DeepL.com

Más fotos en nuestra galería aquí

Brampton Plaque Unveiling

Brampton Plaque Unveiling, 17 April 2024

Rob David has recently sent us this report. And this report was published by "News & Star - the Cumberland News". You can view the plaque in our Blue Plaques gallery section.

April to May 1937

Several important dates will be marked shortly. We've put together an interesting file on the correspondence between Leah Manning and Wilfrid Roberts from 30 April 1937 to 21 May 1937. The original material is located at The Carlisle Archive Centre.

24th April 1937 - Leah Manning arrives in Bilbao
26th April 1937 - Guernica is bombed
30th April to 21 May 1937 - Leah Manning telegrams and letters and the sailing of the 'Habana'

The article consists of the following:

1) An Introduction
2) A Chronology of transcribed telegram correspondence
3) Three transcribed letters
4) 2 copies of original cablegrams/telegrams

Read it here

The Gernika Children Picasso Gernika

The Guernica Children documentary now on our YouTube channel

We are delighted to announce that we have completed negotiations to bring Steve Bowles' award winning documentary "The Guerica Children" to a wider audience through our YouTube channel. Apart from individuals, we hope that history groups, schools and colleges will be able to use this film as part of their exploration into the history of the Basque Children of 1937. The English Version can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/LSNe_BMPhDI The Spanish version can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/CuW_BAqZcTY Please subscribe to our free channel.

El documental de Los Niños de Guernica ahora en nuestro canal de YouTube

Nos complace anunciar que hemos completado las negociaciones para llevar el documental de Steve Bowles "Los Niños de Guernica", ganador de un premio, a un público más amplio a través de nuestro canal de YouTube. Además de los particulares, esperamos que los grupos de historia, las escuelas y los colegios puedan utilizar esta película como parte de su exploración de la historia de los niños vascos de 1937. La versión en inglés puede verse aquí: https://youtu.be/LSNe_BMPhDI La versión en español puede verse aquí: https://youtu.be/CuW_BAqZcTY Por favor, suscríbase a nuestro canal gratuito.

Cumbria Spotlight

Cumbria Spotlight updated

We've recently reedited this website page, with updated notes and lists.

View it here

Hutton Hall, Guisborough

New Colony Page added

We've recently added a new colony page to our collection: Hutton Hall, Guisborough.

View it here

Los Leones

Los Leones

We are very pleased to announce the publication of Los Leones by Christopher Evans. This is the first book to be written in English on Athletic Club Bilbao. Apart from detailing the club's history, there are chapters encompassing the civil war in Euskadi and on the Basque children and their contribution to footballing history. Chris is a Welsh journalist and writer, and has worked closely with us on Caerleon events, his home town, and as a journalist has written several articles (all available on our website) bringing the Basque children footballers to public attention. Links for the book and for purchase from Waterstones and Amazon can be found here

The secrets of Rochester Place Hutton Hall Guisborough 1937

The secrets of Rochester Place

Tony Fox has sent us links to his blog about a mystery novel: "The secrets of Rochester Place" by Iris Costello. It features the story of Fermín Magdalena one of the niños who settled in Middlesbrough after being in the Hutton Hall Colony. Read more here

The photo of a group of 20 niños is from a Facebook article about Hutton Hall.

Katharine Murray, Duchess of Atholl

Centenary of the first Scottish woman MP
Katharine Murray, Duchess of Atholl

In early December last year the Scottish Parliament celebrated the Centenary of its first woman MP, Katharine Murray, Duchess of Atholl. Two of our members were at the reception and we have their reports: Carmen Coupland, one of the speakers, daughter of a niña and Koldo Sanz, son of two niños de la guerra. Read their reports here

More background can be found here: Atholl Estates: Duchess Kitty Exhibition

PhD funding opportunity for three students

"Safe and sound? Health, wellbeing and the child refugees
of the Spanish Civil War, 1937-2023"

Historians at Lancaster University, Manchester Metropolitan University, and the University of Manchester are looking to recruit three PhD students to work on a new fully-funded project on the history of the child refugees of the Spanish Civil War. The project is funded by the AHRC North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership (NWCDTP) Team Project Scheme. More details here: PhD funding opportunities – FASS Health Hub (lancs.ac.uk)

NOTE: Closing date was 18 February 2024

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