Tears of Blood: The Roma Holocaust in Poetry

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Venue: Byre Theatre (Studio) Abbey Street, St Andrews, Scotland, KY16 9LA, UK Date: Monday, 1st April 2019 The Roma poet, Papusza’s, Romani-language narrative poem Tears of Blood is the earliest known witness account of the Kali Trash (‘Black Fear’), Samudaripen (‘Mass Killing’), Porajmos (‘Devouring’), Pharrajimos (‘Destruction’), or the Roma Holocaust, perpetrated by Nazi Germany during World War II. Now at …

Richard O’Neill, Storyteller, Author & Playwright

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The Romani Cultural and Arts Company 18th profile will be of Richard O’Neill Richard O’Neill is an internationally acclaimed performance Storyteller, Author and Playwright. He was born and brought up in large traditional, fully nomadic Romani Gypsy family, travelling throughout the North of England and Scotland. His roots are also to be found in the coal mining communities of the …

BRUAR’S REST

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The story opens in the Highlands at the beginning of the 20th century.  The Gypsy wife of wild drunkard Rory Stewart dies giving birth to their second son.  Many years pass, and Rory and his sons are rootless Travellers on the roads of Scotland.  One night, during a winter storm, they save another Traveller family from freezing to death in …