Book of the Week: Wee Bessie

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Join Wee Bessie Townsley on her travels as she lives her unconventional life with her family and faithful dog Ricky, while longing for the herald of spring.  Wee Bessie is inspired by the childhood of Scottish Traveller Betsy Whyte, one of the travelling communities most celebrated storytellers, who recalled extraordinary real-life tales in her autobiography ‘The Yellow on the Broom’. …

Book of the Week: Romani Routes

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Cultural Politics and Balkan Music in Diaspora by Carol Silverman, Professor of Anthropology, University of Oregon Over the past two decades, a steady stream of recordings, videos, feature films, festivals, and concerts has presented the music of Balkan Gypsies, or Roma, to Western audiences, who have greeted them with exceptional enthusiasm. Yet, as author Carol Silverman notes, “Roma are revered …

Dan Turners’ ‘TAN’

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An Arts Council of Wales funded project gets the green light The Romani Cultural & Arts Company is proud to announce a new exhibition of works by the artist Dan Turner. This exciting installation of specially commissioned artworks is the latest in our groundbreaking Gypsy Maker project—an initiative that supports the development of innovative works by established and emerging Gypsy, …