Bearing witness to Guernica’s 75th Anniversary, Thursday 26 April. Philosophy Football, in association with the International Brigades Memorial Trust and the the Basque Children of ’37 Association, have organised a 75th Anniversary Night Out.
Featuring from the USA one of the country’s most celebrated protest singers of the Occupy! and Anti-War movements, David Rovics. Guernica of course famously inspired Picasso’s extraordinary painting, providing an illustrated talk on the art of war, artist Peter Kennard The Spanish Civil War was noted too for the poetry and song it also inspired. For the Guernica 75th anniversary gala we have commissioned one of Britain’s most exciting young spoken word performers, Francesca Beard to write a special poem while a traditional musical soundtrack will be provided by na-mara. Commentary on Guernica, then and now by Guardian columnist, Seumas Milne and historian Helen Graham, author of the forthcoming War and its Shadow: Spain’s Civil War in Europe’s Long Twentieth Century.
A night out to mix music, poetry, film, art and ideas with food and drink at one of London’s most cult bars, Filthy McNasty’s, 68 Amwell Street, London EC1R 1UU.. Doors open at 6pm to eat and/or drink, show begins at 7pm.
Tickets just £9.99, with discounts for group bookings of 4 or 8. But hurry! Our events always sell out.