Petr Torak MBE

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The Romani Cultural and Arts Company’ 4th profile will be of Petr Torak MBE Since 2005 Petr has worked within various governmental and non-governmental organisations, promoting wellbeing, community safety and cohesion within Peterborough. In 2006 Petr joined the Cambridgeshire Constabulary as a Police Community Support Officer, working in the most diverse part of Peterborough. Due to his unique skills he …

Shamus McPhee, Artist & Activist

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The Romani Cultural and Arts Company’ 3rd profile will be of Shamus McPhee Shamus McPhee, the youngest of nine children to Scottish Gypsy Travellers Agnes Johnstone and Charles McPhee, was born in 1971 in a deliberately sub-standard disused RAF Nissan hut devoid of electricity or hot water, converted in 1946 to accommodate “tinker” families as part of a furtive racial …

William Bila, Freelance Consultant and Advisor at the European Roma Rights Center, working on Partnerships and Network Development

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The Romani Cultural and Arts Company’ 2nd profile will be of William Bila William Bila was born in New York City the son of Czechoslovak refugees fleeing the Soviet invasion of the Prague Spring.  He discovered his Romani heritage in late childhood. As the product of a multicultural North American upbringing, he has always been proud and curious about his roots.  …