International Romani Day

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The First World Romani Congress 8th April 1971, forty-nine years ago, the First World Romani Congress was held on the outskirts of London, in Orpington, Kent. Organised by members of the Gypsy Council and the Comité International Rom, the meeting and its associated open-air music festival on Hampstead Heath, would mark a high point in the history of Romani and Traveller people. The …

Book Review: Road Horse

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Road Horse By Caroline Binch Review by Dr Adrian R Marsh ‘Road Horse’ is a story that begins with a tragedy for Sammy, the young Traveller boy at the centre of the story. Sammy lives on a site with his family, though his parents were both born on the road, at a time “before legislation… made the traditional Traveller way …