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Picasso Presents Gernika

Special screening of a powerful new play Picasso Presents Gernika by Begoña Echeverria of the University of California.

Note, the times shown are Pacific Daylight Time! The UK times are 10.pm to midnight (10.00 to 11.15 for the play, followed by Q&A on Zoom)

If you would like to be sent the link please send an email to Begoña at bechever@stanfordalumni.org. More details here


Anniversary of the bombing of Gernika

Gernika Bombing


26th April 1937, the bombing of Gernika. We mark this grim anniversary with a short clip of Nick Rankin reading George Steer's article to The Times (London and New York) that galvanised the British public and led to the Government accepting the children. It is accompanied by very moving footage.

View it here ….

Nick Rankin is the author of the biography of George Steer entitled Telegram from Guernica, and is a stalwart supporter of our Association.


"Voyages of the Heart"

Premiere performance this weekend of the musical composition "Voyages of the Heart" by Tunde Jegede.

The composer has put together a musical masterpiece which features stories of refuge and migration in Southampton. He was inspired by the Basque Collection held by the University of Southampton and one number is specifically about that journey. More information about the piece …

Tickets are available for as little as £1 and the following link will be live between 23rd April and 3rd May so you can watch at your own leisure.

Tickets from: http://www.turnersims.co.uk/events/mayflower400-voyages-of-the-heart/


Database Available

Gogora have informed us that you can now consult the database of victims killed during the civil war in Euskadi on their website. www.gogora.euskadi.eus

Gogora nos ha informado que desde ahora podrá consultar en su web la base de datos de Víctimas mortales de la guerra civil en Euskadi. www.gogora.euskadi.eus


History of the Second World War Podcast

History of the Second World War

History of the Second World War is a history podcast that tells the story of the Second World War chronologically in the form of weekly episodes.

Basque Children with Dr. Ed Packard

On this episode of our Spanish Civil War Interview Series I was joined by Ed Packard from the Basque Children Association. We discussed the story of the 4000 children that were brought to Britain in 1937 …

You can listen to it here …


Exhibition at the Museo Salesiana

Exhibition at the Museo Salesiana in Madrid

A short report by Mariano García Borreguero
(in English and Spanish) can be read here …


Prestigious Award for Natalia Benjamin

Natalia Benjamin We are delighted that Natalia Benjamin, one of the founders of our association in the UK in 2002 and current Honorary President of our association, will receive a well deserved Honorary Doctorate from Oxford Brookes University.

This is in recognition of her exemplary commitment to her important work on the testimony and historical memory of refugees, which is recognized as of international importance.

We will give more details as they become available.

The Trustees send their heartfelt congratulations to Natalia on this prestigious award.


Simon Martinez's request for "Crowd Pledging"

Save the Children

Save the Children!
The history of the Basque Exile in Greta Britain 1937 – 1940
Gregorio Arrien

Gregorio Arrien has published three books based on his research about the children. Gregorio died in 2018 and, until now, his work has only been published in Spanish. Simon Martinez, with the BCA and other partners, is making an English edition happen.
More information …


Solo Serán Tres Meses

On Sunday 7th March El Correo published this article by Julio Arrieta on "Solo Serán Tres Meses", the Spanish Translation of Adrian Bell's "Only for Three Months". [Acknowledgements to El Correo for this article. More information below under Association Notices]


Memorias

BCA'37 UK & BCA'37UK-Euskadi.

BCA'37UK-Euskadi with the help of the Basque Government through Gogora the Institute for Memory, Coexistence and Human Rights, are pleased to present two important books that tell of and remember the evacuation and stay of the children in the UK.
More information and how to get copies press …



Sólo serán tres meses

BCA'37UK-Euskadi con la ayuda del Gobierno Vasco a través de Gogora el Instituto de Memoria, Convivencia y Derechos Humanos, se complace en presentar dos libros importantes que narran y recuerdan la evacuación y estancia de los niños en el Reino Unido expedición. Para obtener más información y cómo obtener sus copias presione aquí …


Database Available

Gogora have informed us that you can now consult the database of victims killed during the civil war in Euskadi on their website. www.gogora.euskadi.eus

Gogora nos ha informado que desde ahora podrá consultar en su web la base de datos de Víctimas mortales de la guerra civil en Euskadi. www.gogora.euskadi.eus


History of the Second World War Podcast

History of the Second World War

History of the Second World War is a history podcast that tells the story of the Second World War chronologically in the form of weekly episodes.

Basque Children with Dr. Ed Packard

On this episode of our Spanish Civil War Interview Series I was joined by Ed Packard from the Basque Children Association. We discussed the story of the 4000 children that were brought to Britain in 1937 …

You can listen to it here …


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