20190618: Tuesday 18th June: na-mara


A special event at the St Barnabas Centre, Mill Road, Cambridge in association with the Mill Road History Society


In May 1937, a month after the bombing of Guernica, 4000 young children were evacuated from Bilbao to Southampton aboard the SS Habana.

Basque children aboard the SS Habana

With no support from a British Government set on non-intervention in the Spanish Civil War, the ‘niños’ were subsequently cared for by volunteers in towns and cities across the UK, including Cambridge. Through words and music, Rob Garcia (the son of a niño) and Paul McNamara will tell the story of the ‘Basque children’. Together, Rob and Paul comprise folk duo, na-mara.



7:30pm at the St Barnabas Centre, Mill Road, Cambridge CB1 2BD. 

The St Barnabas Centre (formerly known as the Old School Hall) is behind St Barnabas Church and accessed from St Barnabas Road. 

Tickets: £8 in advance, £10 on the door (if available).