Memorial To 31 Oxfordshire Volunteers Of The International Brigade

Memorial to the 31 Oxfordshire volunteers of the International Brigade who went to Spain 1936 -1939 to defend democracy and freedom

SATURDAY 10 JUNE 2017 12:00 NOON – St Clements, Oxford. Junction of Headington Hill and Morrell Ave.

Richard Baxell: Chair International Brigade Memorial Trust
Carmen Negrin: Grand-daughter of the last Prime Minister of the Spanish Republic
Neil Gore: Writer and actor reads “The Volunteer” by C Day-Lewis
Cllr Christine Simm: Deputy Lord Mayor of Oxford unveils the memorial

Do please feel free to bring floral tributes if you wish. Trade Union bouquets stc especially welcome. Also, do please come to the panel discussion on Friday 9th June at 7:30 at the Friends Meeting House, Oxford (details below) and ….

On the evening before the unveiling we are holding a public meeting at the Friends’ Meeting House, St Giles, Oxford City Centre, at 8:00pm (doors open at 7:30). The list of celebrated speakers include Professor Paul Preston, author of “The Last Days of the Spanish Republic” and “The Spanish Holocaust”; Richard Baxell, Chair of the International Brigade Memorial Trust and author of “Unlikely Warriors”; Professor Valentine Cunningham, Emeritus Professor at Corpus Christi, Oxford, and editor of “The Penguin Book of Spanish Civil War Verse”; and Carmen Negrin, grand-daughter of Juan Negrin, the last prime minister of the Spanish Republic.

Tickets for the Public Meeting on 9th June at 8:00pm are £5 on the door or £4 in advance from John Haywood, 1 Queens Close, Banbury OX16 0EB by cheque payable to IBMT with SAE please. You can email John at ajhaywood92@gmail.com to reserve on-the-door tickets or you can telephone 07785 235715.

We will celebrate on the evening of the unveiling with a concert with a star studded cast of performers at the West Oxford Community Centre on the Botley Road, Oxford, just five minutes walk from the railway station. Folk group Na-Mara whose singer songwriter Paul McNamara has long associations with Spain, the Camino del Flamenco Spanish dance group, Oxford’s very own Cuban/Latin American Ran Kan Kan who are guaranteed to “raise the roof” and inspire us all, as well a reading of La Pasionaria’s iconic farewell speech to the International Brigades in Barcelona on 1st November 1938.

MUSIC FROM 7:45 TO 11:30 WITH BAR OPEN FROM 7:00PM Tickets for the concert on 10th June are priced £20 at the door, or £15 if before 5th June, again from John Haywood, 1 Queens Road, Banbury, OX16 0EB by cheque payable to IBMT with SAE please. Or you can reserve tickets at on-the door prices by email to John at ajhaywood92@gmail.com or you can telephone 07785 235715.

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