Yokki and the Parno Gry (based on an original O’Neill family tale)

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Richard O’Neill and Katharine Quarmby Storyteller Richard O’Neill brings his family history to life with this beautifully illustrated gem of a storybook begs to be read aloud. A Romani folktale, it tells of a magical horse, Parno Gry, that swoops in and takes children on trips to faraway, welcoming lands. Yokki is a young boy who tells stories about Parno …

Patrick Jasper Lee, Author, Songwriter and Theatre Director

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The Romani Cultural and Arts Company 13th profile will be of Patrick Jasper Lee Patrick Jasper Lee, author, songwriter, theatre director, course leader, and activist, has Welsh Romani roots, and has used his family’s knowledge and experience to educate people on the folklore, mythology, and traditions of the Romani people, thus preserving what is otherwise a dying culture. His first …

Dr. Aleksandar G. Marinov

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The Romani Cultural and Arts Company 11th profile will be of Aleksandar G. Marinov, Ph.D., post-doctorate, research fellow at the School of History, University of St Andrews, Scotland Aleksandar’s story perhaps does not differ in any major way from the stories of anybody, Roma or Gadje. He was born and raised in a loving, caring and Roma family in Sofia, …