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02 July 2018Fuego, Humo, y Hierra - How Spanish artists portrayed the Iron and Steel industry of Bilbao

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Fuego, Humo, y Hierra - How Spanish artists portrayed the Iron and Steel industry of Bilbao Martin Lloyd Monday 02 July 2018

Bilbao in northern Spain has been producing iron for centuries, drawing in workers from all over the country. Its rapid industrialisation in the 19th century was helped by British capital and entrepreneurship. Ships carried Welsh coal to Spain and brought back Spanish pig-iron for the steelworks of South Wales. By 1895 it was all over. But the rise, heyday and fall of the Bilbaoan iron industry has been for ever fixed in oils, water colours and bronzes, as this lecture will show.

We aim to end the 2017 -18 season on a high by providing Spanish music, wine and food before the lecture, plus a chance to socialise. Don't miss what promises to be a very enjoyable evening in all respects!