In Search of the Basque Children in Salford and Eccles

Temporary exhibition
Sunday 18 June 2017 to Sunday 24 September 2017

Salford based artist Claire Hignett has been researching a group of Basque children evacuated from the Spanish Civil War who came to Salford and Eccles in 1937. 

Finding stories in old newspapers and talking to people who still remember them, she creates this exhibition to tell this hidden story.

Visit Claire Hignett's website.

This exhibition is on display in the Egerton Gallery.


Exhibition Opening Event
Sunday 18 June, 1:30-3:30pm, free, booking required

Join us for the exhibition opening of Claire Hignett's new exhibition 'In Search of the Basque Children in Salford and Eccles'. Book now.

The Story of the Basque Children of 1937
Sunday 9 July, 1:30-3:30pm, free, no booking required

Simon Martinez from the Basque Children of '37 Association UK, will tell the moving story of the 4,000 children who came to the UK as refugees (including over 100 who came ot the Manchester area) from the Spanish Civil War in 1937 after the bombing of Guernica, Bilbao and other towns. Artist Claire Hignett will then give a tour of her exhibition. View full event.