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The Spanish Civil War / 80 Years On - Refugees EVENT CANCELLED

Date: 
Thursday, 24 March, 2016 - 12:00
Event Type: 
Other
Region: 
East Midlands
Location: 
The Nottingham Contemporary

PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES THE EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED - SINCERE APOLOGIES FOR THE INCONVENIENCE  

 

 On 17th July, 1936, the Spanish Civil War broke out.  Amidst fierce fighting between fascist, Republican and left wing groups, and after the bombing of Gernika by German planes almost a year later,   the Basque Government took the decision to evacuate thousands of Basque children to host countries all over the world.  3,861 came to the UK.  This event tells their story, and in doing so,  the stories of countless others, who today continue to  seek refuge from war or persecution.

This event will benefit students of AS and A level Spanish, and students of AS and A Level German, English, Politics, History and General Studies.  For full details of contents please see programme below.  If you require further information or would like to register you students, please contact mirella.santamaria@ntu.ac.uk

 

Programme: 

PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES THE EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED - SINCERE APOLOGIES FOR THE INCONVENIENCE  

 

Spain 80 Years On / Refugees

24th  March 2016

Nottingham Trent University

 (Draft Programme)

On 17th July, 1936, the Spanish Civil War broke out.  Amidst fierce fighting between fascist, Republican and left wing groups, and after the bombing of Gernika by German planes almost a year later,   the Basque Government took the decision to evacuate thousands of Basque children to host countries all over the world.  3,861 came to the UK.  This event tells their story, and in doing so,  the stories of countless others, who today continue to  seek refuge from war or persecution.

Venue:  The Nottingham Contemporary – The Space

12.00 -  Arrival and registration School Students

12.15 – Why Study Languages and Year Abroad Presentation (School Students only)

12.15 – Arrival and Registration: University Students et al.

13.00 – The Spanish Civil War: A brief introduction:  Professor Lloyd Pettiford – Nottingham Trent University.

13.10 – The Basque Children in the UK = Mr Felix Amat -  Basque Child of 37

(a pictorial and oral history of the arrival of the Basque Children in Southampton + Q/A)

13.30 –Life  Writing of the Basque Child Refugees:  Professor John Goodridge – Nottingham Trent University

14.15 - Interlude

15.00 –  Pre = play introduction: Brendan Murray (TBC)

15.10 - The Angelic Inspiration by Brendan Murray – The story of the Basque Children’s Camp in Southampton.  ( a play lasting around one hour and ten minutes – casted by NTU students)

16.20 - Interlude

16.40  – Round table:  Refugees from around the world: Rosa Montero – Spain,  Pedro Fuentes – Chile,  Amnesty International at Nottingham Trent University,   Nottingham Refugee Forum tbc

17.20 – Tribute to the International Brigades Spain: 1936 – 1939: Lala Isla – Anthropologist and Writer

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