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Poster Competition for Gypsy Roma Traveller History Month 2011 event in Newport

By Isaac Blake

VardoBuilding on the success of the second celebrations held last year in Wales, even more events are planned for this June. The main GRTHM 2011 event (Thursday 30th June 2011, from 10.00am at the Riverfront Theatre and Arts Centre in Newport) is co-ordinated by the Romani Cultural and Arts Company with partners including Newport and Cardiff City Councils and Torfaen CBC.

This free event is open to all, public and schools alike – all are welcome.

As has become the practice in Wales we are looking to children from across the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller, Gorger and Country-folk communities to help us raise awareness of the event. Children from primary schools across Cardiff, Newport and Torfaen are being encouraged to take part in a ‘Design a Poster’ competition to be judged at Greenway Primary School in Cardiff in early April by a panel including Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas (Presiding Officer of the Welsh Assembly) and Theresa Davies from the DCELLS Traveller Education Unit.

The winner and runners up of the competitions will have their contributions framed and announced at the event on the 30 June.

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The Romani Cultural and Arts Company
C/o BVSNW Chamber Of Commerce
113-116 Bute Street
Cardiff Bay CF10 5EQ

029 20 45 00 68

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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.

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