Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Thursday opening - Spanish Revolution - 80 Years

- 6pm - 

Thursday, 7 July

The Spanish Revolution exhibition at 17 Tory St, Wellington central, opens this Thursday, 7 July.

At 6pm we have two speakers: Lynn will briefly talk about why the Spanish Revolution still enthuses and inspires her; Lyn is a local anarchist who put together an exhibition for the 75th Anniversary five years ago in Wellington. It's time now to celebrate the 80th Anniversary.

Barry Pateman will also speak. Barry has worked with and known many people who were involved with the Spanish Revolution. He spoke 30 years ago at the 50th Anniversary in London and now that he's living in this part of the world, will join us and share 'Some thoughts about why the Spanish Revolution is important to us today'.

Barry has done a lot of work over the years on 'clearing the rubble from the garden of history to find the patterns beneath'. Barry is involved with the Kate Sharpley Library (KSL) - a wonderful resource of anarchist literature and he is also an editor at The Emma Goldman papers.

Come along Thursday - 6pm - 17 Tory St

Pan y vino incluido

The full schedule is here:

Thursday, 7 July

-Open from 5pm
  • 6pm: Barry Pateman - "Some thoughts about why the Spanish Revolution is important to us today". Barry is from the Kate Sharpley Library (KSL) and editor at The Emma Goldman papers. KSL has published many pamphlets by participants in the Spanish Revolution as well as a number of books including “The Friends of Durruti” and "Ready for Revolution”.
 Pan y vino incluido


Friday, 8 July

-Open all day
  • 12.30 - 1.30pm: lunchtime discussion ‘What is Anarchism?'
  • 6.30pm: film screening ‘Living Utopia’, followed by cerveza y patatas

Saturday, 9 July

-Open from 10am-

  • 1-2pm: Mujeres Libres - film screening ‘Toda la Vida’ followed by discussion

  • 7pm: movie screening ‘La Lengua de las Mariposas (Tongue of the Butterfly)’

Sunday, 10 July

Open all day from 10am
  • 4pm: Mark Derby will talk about New Zealanders who went to Spain. Mark’s the author of ‘Kiwi Compañeros: New Zealand and the Spanish Civil War’ and ‘Petals and Bullets. Dorothy Morris: New Zealand Nurse in the Spanish Civil War.’

  • Mark’s talk will be followed by a screening of Ken Loach’s ‘Land and Freedom’.

As Noam Chomsky put it, the Spanish Revolution is "a glimpse of a future that differs by orders of magnitude from the tendencies inherent in the state capitalist and state socialist societies that exist today."

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