This GRTHM website supported GRTHM between 2008 and 2011. It is no longer maintained and is hosted by the National Association of Teachers of Travellers and Other Professionals (NATT+) for interest only. Some out-of-date has been removed, but be aware that remaining pages may reference old events.

Animation for Wales

The Romani Cultural and Arts Company have been awarded a grant from BBC Children in Need to bring award winning animation company Cinetig to the Shirenewton site near Cardiff. 

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This project will allow young Gypsies and Travellers to research their own culture, develop a sense of pride in that culture as we demonstrate its importance to us as outsiders by committing it to film. In the process we hope that they will become less tolerant of discrimination as they recognise their own value and self worth.

Read more on the Romaniarts website >

Naturally the BBC have also featured the project on their website. A page on their website features a film made previously with Gypsy children in west Wales.

Visit the BBC South East Wales page >

Isaac BlakeIsaac Blake of the Romani Cultural and Arts Company said: "This project will allow young Gypsies and Travellers to research their own culture, develop a sense of pride in that culture as we demonstrate its importance to us as outsiders by committing it to film."

Dispelling Myths

One of the aims of GRTHM is to counter-balance the widespread ignorance of Traveller communities that often leads to hatred and conflict. Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month celebrates our culture and history by tackling the negative stereotyping and prejudices that have led to this situation.

Myths and truths >