Articles and Features
Watch Gavver Round, a short film that features the work being undertaken to improve the relationship between Gypsies, Travellers and the Police.
From traditional scrollwork to high contemporary art, the artistic influence of Gypsies and Travellers is everywhere.
Leeds Gypsies and Travellers: Then and Now
In the Victorian splendour of Leeds Central Library, an exhibition of photographs, everyday and historical items and video was presented at the end of May 2010, in time for the following month’s Gypsy Roma Traveller History Month. By Jodie Matthews
Census to include Traveller tick box for first time in history
The next census, in March 2011, will be of great historical importance for Traveller communities in England and Wales. For the first time, the census questionnaire will allow people to mark their ethnic identity as a Gypsy or Traveller.
Fit for a Queen
Royal Crown Derby china is known and collected throughout the world, but is particularly prized by Gypsy and Traveller women.
Black is Back
Serbian Romany band KAL is the original Gypsy Punk band. Last June they toured from London to Doncaster, celebrating Gypsy Roma Traveller History Month with their infectious blend of music and politics, writes Garth Cartwright.
Kerieva was born into a musical family and her earliest public performances being at the tender age of 8.
Her music traverses through a beguiling mix of influences – Gypsy jazz, ska, rhumba, cabaret and trad - sung in an array of languages including various dialects of Romanés.
The Ultimate Sacrifice
Gypsies and Travellers haven’t just lived in Britain for centuries, they’ve defended it and died for it too, writes Janet Keet-Black.
From the Highlands to the Borders, Scotland has a Gypsy history that has yet to be recognised, writes Damian Le Bas
Irish Travellers just got off the ferry, right? Wrong.
If we listen to the way the media talks about Irish Travellers in Britain we might be forgiven for thinking they were a very recent part of British culture. This couldn’t be further from the truth: they have been in mainland Britain for centuries.
Last year the art group Akademia Pstryk used pinhole photography as a means of social change through empowering communities. They ran workshops where participants prepared photographic cameras from everyday objects and were encouraged to follow their independent creativity.
Act of Compassion
Not all legislation has been designed to wipe out Gypsies and Travellers. Forty years ago, the Caravan Sites Act made sites for Gypsies a legal duty. Damian Le Bas meets the man behind it, the campaigning Lord Avebury.
Coming and Going
Gypsy and Traveller history and culture is so wide ranging and so diverse, that anyone wanting to capture it gets dizzy with the range of people, places and events that all cry out to be included. But a new film from Sussex has attempted to do just that.
This is a short film produced by In Toto Theatre with Roma students from Norwood School in Lambeth South London, based upon a story by Jana Elliott about a Romany girl from Kosovo.