A combined arts project using archive film and photography, interwoven with traditional music and dance, to highlight the local men who left the West Country to take up arms to fight for democracy during the Spanish Civil War and the refugee children that arrived here from the Basque country.
What led Archibald Doran, Winifred Bates and Nathan Clarke to leave the West Country for Spain? Who was Potato Jones? What happened to the 4,000 Basque children who sailed into Southampton on La Habana in 1937?
Resonant with contemporary parallels, the production features Flamenco dance and guitar, alongside Spanish and West Country folk songs.
An accompanying free public exhibition in the Oak Room, from Monday 13th until Saturday 25th March, will feature original art works by North Somerset based artist Louella Frankel Jones, inspired by her father, a member of The International Brigades; a pop up exhibition from the International Brigades Memorial Trust; and paintings by local artist Melanie Hamer.
Live performance: Sat 25 Mar 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Advance tickets: £10, £9.00 concession On the door: £12.00, £10 concession Student matinee concession: £6.00
Free exhibition: Mon 13 - Sat 25 Mar (open during cinema hours including Mon -Sat 10am-2pm and 7-8pm everyday)
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Run Time: 115 minutes
Rating: LIVE 12A