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News & Events 2007

10th - 13th October 2007

Los Niños

The extraordinary story remembered and retold in a week of live performance, film and exhibition

The Point, Eastleigh commorated the events of 1937 with a week of new arts commissions, collaborations with Basque artists, discussion and exhibitions. Steve Bowles presented his film "The Guernica Children" and Natalia Benjamin put the week in context on the 10th October. There was a performance by The Point Young People's Theatre of a specially commissioned piece "Javier Maria and Me". The play, funded by The Heritage Lottery Fund will tour local schools telling the children's story and deal with current refugee themes and will feature with the premier of a new dance collaboration. One of the associate companies of The Point, Lila Dance, will work with the Basque choreographer Jon Maya Sein of Kukai Dance Company to produce a new dance collaboration with specially composed music. Michael Portillo, himself the son of a Basque refugee gave an "Audience with…" evening before introducing the performance from Basque region's Kukai Dance/Tanttaka theatre company for their performance of "1937: Along the paths of memory" on the 12th.

There was also a symposium: "Exploring the Experience of Exile", organised by The University of Southampton and the Basque Children of '37 Association UK on Saturday the 13th October as well as an exhibition throughout the week in collaboration with the Association and the Red Cross.

23rd May 2007

Unveiling of a plaque at the Worthing colony

The ceremony was attended by a niña from Venezuela who had travelled especially for this and the 70th anniversary event

28 April 2007

"Basque Refugee Children of the Spanish Civil War"

Day School at Rewley House, Oxford

9 March 2007

Dedication of the Leah Manning Room

At Homerton College, Cambridge

Lectures on her life and work, followed by tea

3 March 2007

International Brigade Memorial Trust Day

Held at Imperial War Museum

Lecture by Julian Casanova

Films were shown before and after the lecture

17 February 2007

Annual General Meeting followed by Members' Lunch