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: Tales from the Garbage Hills

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Berji Kristin: Tales from the Garbage HillsLatife Tekin (trans. Ruth Christie, preface by John Berger, intro. by Saliha Paker) This novel was originally published in 1984 in Turkish, as Berci Kristin Çöp Masalları, the second in a three–book cycle by the writer Latife Tekin (Dear Shameless Death, and Swords of Icebeing the others, though each is an independent novel in itself). She …

Working with Romani and Traveller Children

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A workshop for artists, community–workers and educators The RCAC ‘Missing Manual’ Training 17th December 2019 Romani Cultural and Arts Company invited a small group of artists, community–workers and educators to join a workshop, led by Dr Adrian Marsh, where materials, topic sheets, activity plans and guidelines on ‘best practice’ were shared, a series of practical exercises took place and the …