A Film about Travellers, by Travellers

On Thursday 12th May, the Tricycle Theatre screened the premiere of ‘In Our Words’, a short film made by young Irish Travellers aged 12-15.

The Tricycle Theatre worked closely with professional artists and a group of young Irish Travellers from North West London, to produce a short film that explore their culture.

The film project was designed to improve community cohesion and break down barriers between Traveller and non-Traveller communities.

“This film project has come at a perfect time, where Travellers are receiving a lot of varied press from the media. The young people in the film were given the opportunity to talk honestly about their culture and traditions, of which they are extremely proud. It has been a really successful project and the group have something they should be very pleased about.” Anna Myers, Education Officer, Tricycle Theatre.

Since 2009, the Tricycle has been delivering drama and film projects with the Irish Traveller community in North West London and will continue to do so. The various projects have provided cultural work as a positive activity, as well as developing skills, improving confidence and inspiring young people into the arts.

The project is part of the Tricycle Theatre’s Social Inclusion Programme, which provides innovative and exciting activities, informed by the creative and performing arts that stimulate alternative avenues of self-expression for children and young people at risk of or already experiencing social exclusion.

For more information and images please contact Anna Myers:

Email: annaattricycledotcodotuk

Telephone: 020 7372 6611

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