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News & Events 2023

Bombardeo de Gernika / Bombing of Gernika
— 85th Anniversary, 26th April


This shocking article in Deia discloses hitherto little known details about the Italian airforce involvement in the bombing of Gernika on 26th April 1937. General Franco's lie about this event persists — Al menos 13 pilotos de caza italianos participaron en el bombardeo de Gernika

Lea el artículo completo aquí … (in Spanish)

… and an English article here …

Creative Connections Southampton

Creative Connections Poster

Thursday 25th May 2023, 6-8 pm

You are invited to the opening …

… more details here …

See also here

Gernika Memorial

Actos anuales de recuerdo en Gernika, 26 de abril de 2023 Annual acts of rememberance at Gernika, 26 April 2023

Reportaje de Derek Doyle (Español e ingles) aquí
Report by Derek Doyle (Spanish and English) here
Reportaje EITB: Gernika-Lumo homenajea a George L. Steer aquí
EITB Report: Gernika pays homage to George L. Steer here

¡Salvad a los niños!
Historia del exilio vasco en Gran Bretaña, 1937-1940

Sabino Arana Fundazioa presenta su primer eBook del historiador Gregorio Arrien.

La edición impresa de esta obra de referencia para el conocimiento y divulgación del exilio infantil vasco en el Reino Unido se encuentra agotada desde hace años.

Recomendamos encarecidamente este libro enciclopédico a todos los interesados en esta historia. (BCA’37 UK y BCA’37UK-Euskadi)

Disponible solo en versión Ebook. Tiene un precio de 15 euros y se puede solicitar en la tienda online del Museo aquí …

The Sabino Arana Foundation presents their first eBook by historian Gregorio Arrien.
[in Spanish only]

The printed edition of this reference work for the knowledge and dissemination of Basque children's exile in the United Kingdom has been out of print for years.

We highly commend this encyclopaedic book to all interested in this history. (BCA’37 UK and BCA’37UK-Euskadi)

Available only in Ebook version. It is priced at 15 euros and can be requested at the Museum's online store here …

Salvad a los niños
De la oficina de prensa de Sabino Arana Fundazioa From the Sabino Arana Fundazioa Press Office Un libro para una historia sobre el exilio vasco en Gran Bretaña

Extracto del eBook / Extract from the eBook

The Basque Children in Britain - Committees, colonies and concerts

by Yolanda Powell
Book cover

Yolanda Powell is the daughter of a niña, Alicia Pedrero. The book is based on research and interviews undertaken from the mid 70s to the mid 80s and focuses on the difficulties facing the volunteers who had to deal with finance, colony admin and repatriation. There are interviews with Poppy Vulliamy, Ronald Thackrah, Laureana Puerta and other children, including Alicia Pedrero.

The book is now available in our shop.

Read a Review of Yolanda's book
by Prof. Tom Buchanan, OUDCE/Kellogg College, Oxford, here …

SAF Poster

"Picasso Presents Gernika"

Sabino Arana Fundazioa, Bilbao
Dokumentalaren Emanaldia - Martxoak 28
Proyección Documental - 28 Marzo
Screening of the Documentary - 28 March

YouTube Video

Commemorative events for 85th Anniversary

Hampshire tree Dedication of tree to the People of Hampshire: Basque child refugees 1937, and a tribute to the tree of Guernica planted in 1994 HCC Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Romsey
Monday 3 April 2023, 11:00 - 12:30 Due to very limited space, this event is by invitation only.

We will produce a report after the event.

Donostia meeting

Intxorta honours the Gipuzkoan children of the war who were evacuated abroad

Saturday March 18, 2023. Donostia

Report and further information here …

Screening of Steve Bowles' "The Guernica Children"

Tom Wardle

Read this report by Tom Wardle of the screening held on 28 January 2023 at the Hiltingbury Community Centre (AKA the Hilt) in Chandler’s Ford.

It followed on from the successful exhibition Chandler's Ford Library held at the end of 2022.

Pictures by Maite Pinto are on display at the Guggenheim Bilbao

Maite Pinto has exhibited her work at the Guggenheim Bilbao. More information here …

Pinto cards

Maite's pictures are available as a set of cards from our shop here …

Footballers 2

A further article related to Football/Caerleon from Christopher Evans …

A tale of tragedy and triumph: From Wales to Argentina via the Basque Country

"… Gabriela Karina Andrés, who lives in the coastal city of Mar del Plata in the Buenos Aires province of Argentina, knew that her grandfather had been in Caerleon and that his identification number was 3856 … , but was keen to find out more. When she found out about the footballing success of her grandfather’s team, she contacted her father, Jaime Luis Andrés, Julio’s son, who now lives in Tenerife. He was overjoyed to learn more about his father’s time in Wales …" Read the full article here …

Commentary on Chris's article by "About Basque Country" can be read here …

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