“On the Road Again?” Gypsies, Roma, Travellers accommodation Training day Monday 24th April, 2017

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The Romani Cultural & Arts Company are pleased to welcome delegates on Monday 24th April 2017 to a stimulating training session named “On the Road Again?” Gypsies, Roma, Travellers accommodation’.    The Romani Cultural & Arts Company is unique – a Gypsy, Roma & Traveller-led organisation that develops the community it serves from the inside-out.    We provide a deep insight into everything ‘GRT’ …

Myths around ‘Gypsy child stealing’ By Dr Adrian Marsh

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Dr Adrian Marsh Researcher in Romani Studies said: “The revival of the mediaeval myths around ‘Gypsy child stealing’ again point to longevity of these stereotypes through periods of historical crisis. Romani history is punctuated by outbreaks of violence and generalised persecution from non-Romani populations, in a cycle of relationships that shifts from fascination to fear and repulsion, romanticism to racism and murderous reaction. …