Centre for the Study of Hispanic Exile



Significant Events

1933–1935 Manuel Altolaguirre
Receives a scholarship from the Centro de Estudios Históricos. He and his wife travel to the UK, where he gives several conferences. Publishes the bilingual journal 1616, commemorating the year in which both Shakespeare and Cervantes died.
8 Jun 1937–1 Feb 1939 Esteban Salazar Chapela
Works as a secretary of the Spanish consulate in Glasgow until the British government recognision of Franco's government.
Feb 1938 Luis Cernuda
Leaves Spain for London via Paris.
1939–1945 Negrín establishes his base in England together with some of his supporters.
1 Sep 1939 Martínez Torner, Eduardo
Fled France and settled in London. Appointed lecturer at the Instituto Español and the Luis Vives Foundation in London. Put in charge of a music and literature programme for the BBC
1945 Pau Casals
Invited by the BBC to give a recital and broadcast a message to Catalonia, he performed El cant dels ocells, a symbol of Catalonia's oppression ever since. That was his last performance in Britain, as he refused to accept any honours and privileges from countries whose governments had recognised the Franco dictatorship in Spain. He consequently rejected a degree of Honorary Doctor awarded to him by the University of Oxford
1949 Luís Seoane
Exhibitions in Paris and London. Meets Henry Moore, Herbert Read, Lucien Freud, Pablo Picasso and Óscar Domínguez.
1955 Antonio [Antonio Ruiz Soler]
Presented at the Saville Theatre the definitive version of El amor brujo
1955 Martínez Torner, Eduardo
Dies age 66
1959 Roberto Gerhard
The appointment of Gerhard's friend William Glock as the BBC Controller of Music provided Gerhard with the venue where he would make most of his works known thereafter. Through his positions as founder and director of the Dartington Summer Music School (1953-79), director of the PROMS (1960-73) and director of the Bath Music Festival (1976-84) Glock would do much to help Gerhard's career develop.
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