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International Brigades Annual Commemoration

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International Brigades Annual Commemoration at Jubilee Gardens

Hundreds of people will gather to pay their respects to the International Brigades of the Spanish Civil War.

The 80th anniversary of the start of the war on 18 July 1936 will be marked at this year's event.

Paul Preston, historian of civil war, will deliver the keynote address.

There will be songs from a forthcoming play about the International Brigades, 'Dare Devil Rides to Jarama', which the International Brigade Memorial Trust (IBMT) has specially commissioned from Townsend Productions for the anniversary.

Other performers will include actor Maxine Peake, folk-duo na-mara and Spanish rapper Perro Lobo.

There will be contributions too from trade union veteran Rodney Bickerstaffe and Almudena Cros, president of the Madrid based Association of Friends of the International Brigades (AABI).

Wreaths will be laid by, among others, representatives of the Spanish embassy, the Catalan government's delegation in London, Spanish exile and refugee groups and the Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen and Women.

This will be followed by a minute's silence.

  • 1pm-2pm

Jubilee Gardens
Belvedere Road, London, SE1
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