Traveller Communities – Step Beyond the Stereotype. A discussion and networking event about representation and portrayal.

About this Event

Date: 21st January 2020 (7:30 PM – 9:00 PM)

Venue: Young Vic Theatre 66 The Cut London SE1 8LZ

In close collaboration with Young Vic Taking Part, Equity is delighted to be hosting an evening panel discussion to focus on good practice in the representation and portrayal of Gypsy, Romany and Traveller (GRT) people and communities. 

GRT people and communities have become misunderstood and feared in part as a result of media portrayal reflective of deep-rooted stereotypes and prejudice.

As part of the Young Vic Taking Part initiative to develop the writing for performance skills and experience of young Travellers, this event will provide a wide range of perspective for writers, directors and producers on developing their practice and approach to featuring GRT lives as part of their work.


Alessandra Davidson (Assistant Director, Young Vic Taking Part Traveller project)

Richard O’Neill (Internationally acclaimed author, playwright and storyteller)

Isaac Blake (Romani Cultural and Arts Company) 

Suzanna King (Friends, Families and Travellers. Author of Crystal’s Vardo)

Doors open for drinks at 6.45pm

Panel discussion starts at 7.30pm

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Press coverage notably from: (Only The Best Events, Eventbrite,, Equity, Travellers Times)