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 It is no longer maintained and is hosted by the National Association of Teachers of Travellers and Other Professionals (NATT+) for interest only. Some out-of-date has been removed, but be aware that remaining pages may reference old events.

GRTHM 2008

The National and Regional Poster Competition

A competition as part of the Gypsy Roma Traveller History Month celebrations in June 2008.

To kick-off the History Month we ran a national Art Poster competition for schools/organisations and individuals. The theme was to create an image to celebrate GRT History Month in June.

House of Lords Group Shot

The competition was officially launched on 19th February at the House of Lords. Lord Avebury is a strong supporter of GRTHM and was in attendance to chat and discuss the artworks produced by GRT artists as part of the competition. The artwork was made into a high quality set of posters.

The competition involved finding out about the different histories, cultures and languages of Gypsies, Roma and Travellers (GRT) and then combining this into one Art Poster for the competition.

Lord Avebury with Delaine Le Bas

Lord Avebury discusses Delaine Le Bas' work

Members of the GRT artistic communities judged the work and selected the most interesting work for prizes and exhibition. There were prizes for the best school/ organisation and individual prizes for the best Boy and girl Poster at Early years, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4 and 16 - 19 and Open for 19+.

Sweeney receives her prize at the House of Lords

Lisa Sweeney receiving her prize from Lord Adonis and Lord Avebury at the House of Lords in June.

The main winners had prizes presented at the House of Lords on June 2nd as part of the launch of the History Month. Regional prizes were awarded at GRT Achievement Award Presentation in June. The overall winner had their poster printed and it is available for purchase from the GRTAS website.

Getting Involved

A guide to playing a part in GRTHM. Written specially by the IrishTraveller Movement in Britain this booklet - downloadable or available to read online - gives lots of information on getting ideas, organising events, funding and more...


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