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3rd December 2012 at 10.35pm

New Documentary: Niños in Wales

A new TV programme about the experiences of Basque refugee children in Wales will be screened by BBC1 Wales The Basque Children of ’37 Association has been closely involved with finding suitable archival material for the documentary.

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Monday, 29th October 2012 at 7.30pm

"The Basque Children in Yorkshire"

Carmen Kilner gave this talk to the Huddersfield Local History Society

Held at Huddersfield Town Hall

Entrance £2 at the door

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Saturday, 20th of October 2012 at 2.30pm

BC'37A UK Annual Lecture

Richard Baxell gave a lecture entitled:
"Defeat and Exile: the British Volunteers and the Basque Children in Britain 1937 - 1945"

Held at the Lecture Theatre, Kensington and Chelsea Library, Philmore Walk, London W8 7RX.

18th of June at 11.00am

BBC Broadcast: 'Habana'

BBC Radio 4 broadcast a programme to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the evacuation of the children from Bilbao in May 1937 during the Spanish Civil War.

The programme was entitled 'Habana', after the ship the children travelled in, and included interviews with the Niños and the Niños-Niños, and na-mara's music featured in the programme.

The broadcast date coincided with the 75th anniversary of the fall of Bilbao to Franco's forces.

The documentary is available to download via the na-mara web site at: www.na-mara.com/node/7.

Thursday, 24th May 2012

75th anniversary commemoration in Santurce for Niños de la Guerra

Our counterpart in Bilbao, Niños Vascos Evacuados del ’37, held an anniverary lunch in Santurce, and niños were cordially invited to attend. After a reception from the authorities and distinguished guests at 2.30 there was a lunch at the Palacio Oriol, also in Santurce.

23rd May 2012

New Online Archives Open

A new online archive marks the 75th anniversary of the arrival of 4,000 young refugees from the Basque region of Spain.

More than 13,000 pages of documents relating to the Spanish Civil War have been digitized by the Modern Records Centre at the University of Warwick as part of the largest English-language digital collection on the conflict.

The collection, Trabajadores, contains letters, reports, and publicity material from the Trades Union Congress files and other key archive collections.

See also www.futurity.org/society-culture/archive-details-childrens-flight-from-spanish-war

Wednesday, 23rd May 2012

"The Basque refugee children of the Spanish Civil War"

Susana Sabín Fernández gave this talk to present the results of her investigation into this topic to mark the 75th anniversary of their arrival in the UK

Held at the Café in Oxford House, Derbyshire Street, Bethnal Green. London E2 6HG

Saturday, 21st April 2012

Day school organised by Dr Tom Buchanan

The first event in the Association's commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the niños' arrival in the UK

The school examined topics such as the reasons for the children's evacuation and their experiences while in Britain, and placed this episode within the wider context of British responses to refugees from fascist persecution in the later 1930s

Saturday, 25th February 2012 at 12.00pm

Annual General Meeting

This was held at Consejería de trabajo e inmigración, 52 Peel Street, London

It was followed by lunch at Sugo's, Notting Hill Gate W8 7PD