There’s a number of different events that STAG has been involved in organising to celebrate Gypsy, Roma & Traveller History Month this year.
Lucky Horseshoe painting workshop
In late June, with help from The Traveller Movement and Open Doors Education & Training, we are running an after school workshop for GRT children & young people with a connection to Southwark. We’re still confirming the date, as a result of COVID-19 uncertainties, but we’re planning lucky horseshoe painting, quizzes, gifts, refreshments and more. All to help spread the word about GRT history and culture while celebrating the month and getting together again. If you’re interested, please text Becky on 07745539629 to find out more and book a place.
We’re also very pleased to be involved in London-wide online celebrations in association with the Mayor of London which are taking place on 23rd and 24th June.
Film Screening 23rd June 12.45 – 1.45pm
Our Romano Drom is a documentary history about the lead up to the 1971 London World Romani Congress written and narrated by Grattan Puxon, Romani activist and general-secretary of the 1971 Congress.
London Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month Celebration 24th June, 6-8pm
This virtual two-part event, hosted by Mena Mongan, will be an opportunity to come together to celebrate the rich culture and heritage of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities through discussion, music and stories.
6pm – 6.50pm – Panel Discussion
The event will begin with a short panel discussion on the impact of the proposed Policing Bill on the culture and lives of Gypsies and Travellers in the UK.
7pm – 8pm – Celebration This will be followed by an exciting mix of musical performances and presentations,
Show your support by joining us.
Southwark Exhibition of Gypsy & Traveller History
We’re currently working with London Gypsies & Travellers and the Peabody Trust to organise and Exhibition showing Gypsy & Traveller history in London. Because of COVID-19 uncertainties, this is probably going to take place in late July. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to find out the latest information.