Lavior – ‘Words’

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Lavior is the latest piece from contemprary choreographer Isaac Blake. Described as a dark and menacing piece, the performance explores the oppression of Gypsies and Travellers over the ages through contemporary dance and haunting melody. Lavior brings together three performers to explore the twin concepts of communal anonymity and loss of language within the Romani culture. Please note that this …

National Launch at Senedd

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In June 2009 the Romani Cultural and Arts Company worked with BVSNW to bring the first celebration of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month to Wales, but this year will be bigger and better with planning groups established in both Cardiff and Newport. The National Launch of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month will take place at the Senedd on …

Inaugural GRT History Lecture

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Following a tradition established by Newport Black History Month the inaugural GRT Wales History Lecture will take place in the afternoon following the Lavior performance. Dr Adrian Marsh will be flying in from Istanbul especially for the event to talk about the histories, cultures and languages of Gypsies, Roma and Travellers in Europe and beyond, and growing anti-Gypsyism in the …