We're very excited to host this event celebrating the work of artist, International Brigade volunteer, communist and MML founder, Clive Branson. Clive and his wife, Noreen, were instrumental in obtaining the building the library resides in and we still hold his personal papers, including some of his sketches, in our collections today.
The Selected Poems of Clive Branson brings together, for the first time, the best of his surviving poetry. Passionate and committed, it’s a first-hand account of the most violent years of the twentieth-century – Britain in the Slump, Spain during the civil-war, Fascist prisons, the London Blitz, the cultural shock of India and its poverty, the war against Japan – recorded with a painterly eye and a communist faith in the power of the people.
7pm, Thursday 28th September