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Last updated:24 January 2017

Dare Devil Rides to Jarama

Event location: Working Class Movement Library

Runs: From 27th Jan 2017 to 28th Jan 2017

Event time: 19:30 to 21:30

BOTH NIGHTS ARE NOW SOLD OUT - there will be no sales on the door.

Marking the 80th anniversary of the Spanish Civil War, Dare Devil Rides To Jarama is a new play based on the experiences of the International Brigades during the Spanish Civil War. Looking at the powerful political and economic forces that engulfed 1930s Europe, the play follows why so many ordinary people made the extraordinary choice to leave family and livelihoods and fight in a brutal war so far from home.

It focuses on the contrasting lives of Clem Beckett, a Lancashire blacksmith and famous star of the speedway track, and Christopher Caudwell, a renowned writer, poet and philosopher. Both men were killed together at Jarama in February 1937, having become friends as members of the British Battalion's machine-gun company.

Through song, poetry, movement and dance, Dare Devil Rides To Jarama captures the raw passions and emotions of the time.

This extraordinary story will be presented for two nights only at the Library - Friday 27 and Saturday 28 January 2017 at 7.30pmBOTH NIGHTS ARE NOW SOLD OUT.  Further information from 07949 635910.