Eightieth Anniversary of the end of the Spanish Civil War - Exhibition Launch

To commemorate the eightieth anniversary of the end of the Spanish Civil War, the Leeds Central Library will host two exhibitions: one from the International Brigade Memorial Trust and one from the Basque Children of ’37 Association. These exhibitions provide a detailed history of both the brave men and women who went to fight in Spain, and of the thousands of children evacuated from the Basque Country. In addition to information boards and images, one of which includes details of the Basque children housed in Leeds, there will be various personal items and artefacts on display.

To mark the official opening of the exhibitions on 19 March 2019, Scott Ramsay and Peter Anderson from the University of Leeds will give public talks which situate them within their historical context. From 5.30pm attendees will be able to explore the exhibitions and enjoy a free drinks reception. Talks will begin at 6pm.


Leeds Central Library, Leodis Room, 3rd Floor, Leeds on Tuesday 19 March 2019
From 5:30PM to 7:00PM
Ticket Price: 0.00