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Prestigious Award for Natalia Benjamin

Natalia Benjamin

We are delighted to announce that Natalia Benjamin, one of the founders of this association, is to be awarded the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa by Oxford Brookes University. The event will take place on May 23rd. It will be a closed event and Natalia will be accompanied and ably supported by her daughter Victoria.


Exhibition at Athletic Club
Exposición en Athletic Club

Fantastic press coverage for the inauguration of the Athletic Club and BCA'37UK & BCA'37UK-Euskadi exhibition Los niños del 37 en el Reino Unido at AC Museoa San Mamés.

See the many videos, photos, and articles.


Report on the event by Christopher Evans

Fantástica cobertura de prensa para la inauguración de la exposición del Athletic Club y BCA'37UK & BCA'37UK-Euskadi Los niños del 37 en el Reino Unido en el AC Museoa San Mamés.

Vea los numerosos vídeos, fotos y artículos.

Informe sobre el evento por Christopher Evans


Calendar of events commemorating 85th anniversary
Calendario de actos conmemorativos del 85 aniversario


Events to commemorate the 85th anniversary of the bombing of Guernica and/or the evacuation to Great Britain of 4000 Niños de la Guerra.

More details & event list …

Actos para conmemorar el 85 aniversario del bombardeo de Guernica y/o la evacuación a Gran Bretaña de 4000 Niños de la Guerra.

Más detalles y & lista de eventos …


May
Mayo


21 May — SOUTHAMPTON UK

(BCA'37 UK) Short ceremony of tribute with laying of a wreath & showing of "The Guernica Children".

More details here …

21 de mayo — SOUTHAMPTON REINO UNIDO

(BCA'37 UK) Homenaje en el Ayuntamiento de Southampton. Tributo floral.

Más detalles aquí …


21st May — INTERNET Zoom linked event 7.00 to 9.00pm (UK time)

Picasso Presents Gernika by Begoña Echeverria, from USA. Any problems email me or Whatsapp me directly: bechever@stanfordalumni.org, +1909 465 5861.

More details here …

21 de mayo — INTERNET acto en Zoom 7.00 - 9.00pm hora UK

Picasso Presents Gernika de Begoña Echeverria, de EE.UU. (en inglés). Cualquier problema envíeme un correo electrónico o Whatsapp directamente: bechever@stanfordalumni.org, +1909 465 5861.

Más detalles aquí …


21-23 May — SANTURZI EUSKADI (TBC)

Tribute to all the children who were evacuated from Santurzi. (representation by both BCA’37 associations) Laying of a wreath

21-23 de mayo — SANTURZI EUSKADI (TBC)

Homenaje a todos los niños que fueron evacuados de Santurzi. (representantes ambos BCA'37 asociaciones) Tributo floral


June
Junio


10th June — SOUTHAMPTON UK

Book launch "The Wonder Girls Resist", a young people's novel by Jan Carr. Includes short talk by BCA'37 UK

10 de junio — SOUTHAMPTON Reino Unido

Lanzamiento del libro "The Wonder Girls Resist", una novela juvenil de Jan Carr. Incluye charla breve por BCA'37 UK


July
Julio


2nd July — LONDON UK

IBMT Annual commemoration at Jubilee Gardens. BCA'37 UK has been invited to participate and give platform speech. laying of a wreath

2 de julio — LONDRES REINO UNIDO

Conmemoración anual de IBMT en Jubilee Gardens. BCA'37 UK ha sido invitado a participar y dar un discurso de plataforma.Un tributo floral.


15 & 16th July — CAERLEON WALES UK

Joint BCA'37 associations present an 85th Commemoration of the arrival of the Basque children to Caerleon. Over the two days we will include: our exhibition, concerts with Welsh and Basque dancing and singing singers and NaMara, poetry, talks, panel discussion, walking tours of Roman and Basque Caerleon, showings of Eddie Butler’s documentary and FOOTBALL!

15 & 16 julio — CAERLEON GALES REINO UNIDO

Asociaciones BCA'37 presentan una 85 Conmemoración de la llegada de los niños vascos a Caerleon. Durante los dos días incluiremos: nuestra exposición, conciertos con bailarines galeses y vascos, cantantes y NaMara, poesía, charlas, mesas redondas, recorridos a pie por la Caerleon romana y vasca, proyecciones del documental de Eddie Butler y ¡FÚTBOL!


August
Agosto


September
Septiembre


5th - 30 September — SOUTHAMPTON UK

University of Southampton Opening of one month exhibition "Photos from the BCA'37 UK archive"

5 - 30 de septiembre — SOUTHAMPTON REINO UNIDO

Universida d de Southampton Inauguración de la exposición de un mes "Fotos del archivo BCA'37 UK"


AM 19th September — SOUTHAMPTON UK

(BCA'37 UK) Unveiling of new BCA'37 UK memorial at Town Quay Memorial Park

AM 19 de septiembre — SOUTHAMPTON REINO UNIDO

(BCA'37 UK) Inauguración del nuevo monumento conmemorativo de BCA'37 UK en Town Quay Memorial Park


PM 19th September — SOUTHAMPTON UK

University of Southampton. Panel discussion

PM 19 de septiembre — SOUTHAMPTON REINO UNIDO

Universidad de Southampton. Panel de discusión


20th September — WINCHESTER UK

(Joint BCA'37 associations) Sir Harold Hillier's Gardens. Homage to the 28 year old offshoot of the Arbol de Guernica and dedication of new planting .

20 de septiembre — WINCHESTER Reino Unido

(ambas BCA'37 asociaciones ) Jardines de Sir Harold Hillier. Homenaje al retoño de 28 años del Árbol de Guernica y dedicación de una nueva plantación.



Other News, Events & Reports


PRESS:

Children fleeing Spanish civil war offered refuge in UK

This editorial from The Guardian May 1937 will be of interest …

Read the full article here …


Report by Simon Martinez

A North East welcome for the Basque children in the 1930s

North East Bylines

Article of interest by David Walsh, March 27, 2022.

Read it here …


Ayuntamiento de Santurce Acuerdo para Monumento

Las Juventudes Socialistas de Bizkaia han tenido éxito en sus esfuerzos por persuadir al Ayuntamiento de Santurce para que erija un monumento a todos aquellos niños evacuados de ese puerto en 1937. Aplaudimos sus esfuerzos y les felicitamos por su éxito … Lee mas …

Santurce Council Agree to Monument

The Socialist Youth of Bizkaia have achieved success in their efforts to persuade the local council of Santurce to erect a monument to all those children evacuated from that port in 1937. We applaud their efforts and congratulate them on their success. … Read more …


ONLINE EXHIBITIONS

Bombs…Away!

Please visit the Peace Museum's Bombs…Away! online exhibition.
We were pleased to help with the section on the Basque children.

Bombs…Away! explores the impact of aerial bombardment against civilians during World War Two and uses The Peace Museum's unique collection to examine how peace campaigns formed in response …

Visit the exhibition at: www.bombsawayexhibition.com

Haven's East: The Lost History of Basque Child Refugees in 1930s East Anglia

A National Lottery funded project investigating the history of the Basque children at colonies in Cambridgeshire and Norfolk. We were pleased to contribute to the research and development of this exhibition.

Visit the exhibition at: www.havenseast.org, read about the background to the project here …, and read this Report on Refugee week 2021 by Ed Packard


For other recently posted and older notices, click here.


Welcome

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 …

Newsletter / Boletín

From the Archives

Newsletter 5, April 2006,
pages 5 & 6

In a country churchyard annexe
by Adrian Bell
Newsletter 5, April 2006, pages 5 & 6 Read the full article here …


… an article you may have missed:

The Thornycroft Family and the Basque Refugee children
by Anna Cordon

Read the full article here …


From Another Archive:

Child refugees from the Spanish Civil War: a scrapbook tells a story
Marx Memorial Library logo

From the Marx Memorial Library & Workers' School

Read the full article here …


Articles & Reviews

"Reynolds News 1937: 'The Fascists Write to the Refugees'"
Article from Twitter translated by MDL Power
"Basque Refugees at Nazareth"
©The Congregation of the Sisters of Nazareth

View more articles here …


View more event reports here …