Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month in Wales

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Following on from an incredibly successful event last year Newport’s Riverfront Theatre and Arts Centre becomes the main focus for the annual celebration of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller culture in Wales in 2011. The annual celebration on (30th June 2011 from 10am-3pm) is designed to raise awareness of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller culture and to challenge some of the myths that …

Latvian Ambassador, visiting the Shirenewton site

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We are delighted and honoured to announced that His Excellancy Mr Eduards Stiprais, Latvian Ambassador to the UK, will be visiting the Shirenewton Gypsy & Traveller site in Cardiff this week. The Ambassador will be meeting with Isaac Blake, Director of the Romani Cultural and Arts Company and seeing our latest project in action combining story telling and animation. This …

Equality and Human Rights Commission Project

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This week sees the launch in Wales of the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s follow-up research to the ‘Who Do You See?’ project (October 2008). The first report concluded that Gypsies and Travellers were one of the four groups most likely to experience discrimination in Wales, alongside people experiencing mental illness, refugees and asylum seekers and transgendered people. The new …