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: Dark Tales from the Woods

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Folktales that nurture and sustain our collective memory. The telling of Parramisha – stories by Romani families held the Rom Ratt/blood together either as historical events or as everyday warnings about surviving against Romantic fantasy or negative stereotypes. This tradition of storytelling also has kept the Romanes language alive and from completely dying out, as most stories would have Romani …

It is the Romani Cultural and Arts Company’s 10th Birthday this year and we’d like you to celebrate with us.

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10 years of community strength and success!  2009 – 2019 The Romani Culture and Arts Company has been the leading Romani organisation in Wales for 10 years and has become the strongest Romani and Traveller led organisation in the United Kingdom, with an extensive network across Wales, England and Europe.  The RCAC has an impressive portfolio of activities, programmes and …