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Gypsy, Roma & Traveller People

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Tyson Fury

Tyson Luke Fury (born 12 August 1988) is a professional boxer who fights at heavyweight. In November 2015, he defeated Wladimir Klitschko to become the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, IBO and The Ring magazine unified heavyweight champion. Fury is the first Traveller to become boxing heavyweight champion of the world. Fury was subsequently stripped of the IBF title […]

In Toto Theatre

The Coat of Many Colours   This film was produced as a participatory video project in partnership with Lambeth Traveller Education Service and commissioned by Lambeth Children and Young People’s Service. It was made with English Romany Traveller families from Lonesome Way Traveller Site in Streatham Vale, SW16 and was launched to celebrate Gypsy, Roma, […]

Gundula Gruen and Zika Nikolic

Gundula Gruen Gundula is a highly appreciated violinist in her chosen style of Eastern European music, as a performer, tutor, composer and musical leader. She originally studied classical violin and Jazz in her native Germany before the passion for Gypsy music took over. In the last decade she has explored and studied many Eastern European […]

Janna Eliot

Explore Romani/Traveller Culture Janna runs interactive sessions for Primary Schools throughout the year and Gypsy Roma Traveller History Month in June. An insight into Romani/Traveller culture, through story, dance, and song. Sessions can be adapted for different age groups. For more information, please contact: Janna Eliot at romaroadzyahoocouk Fees £80 per hour (including pack of 3 Romani Folk […]

Romany Theatre Company

RTC are the only Romany theatre company in the UK. Set up in 2002 by Romany people and is run by Romany people. RTC works with Romany people, non-Romanies and other ethnic minorities.

London Gypsy Orchestra

This 45-piece London Gypsy Orchestra performs original arrangements of traditional music from Eastern Europe and the Balkans, bringing to life songs and dances that echo hundreds of years of journeys, adventures, culture and passion. Founded in 2005 by virtuoso violinist Gundula Gruen, who conducts as well as performs, it is the biggest ensemble of its […]

Tatcho Drom

Tatcho Drom, which means “true journey” in the Romany tongue, is a London-based quintet playing acoustic music from the Balkans and beyond with the flair and passion of generations past. They bring an infectious energy, spirit and humour to their performances, enchanting their audiences onto the dance floor. At the heart of Tatcho Drom’s unique […]

Shamus McPhee

Shamus McPhee is Scottish Gypsy Traveller, political campaigner, talented artist, and qualified linguist. McPhee’s artwork presents a rare insight into the Scottish Gypsy Traveller way of life, a rich culture heritage, which continues to the present day.

Romany Diamonds

Ricardo Czureja, founder of the Romany Diamonds, arrived in the UK from Poland with his family in 1998. The Romany Diamonds have existed in everything other than name for a long time, but were finally christened and formalised in 2008. The Czureja family have always been musical; Ricardo’s son Benjamin explains that music is “what […]

Brigid Corcoran

Brigid Corcoran is a talented and attractive country music artiste who is recognized by her peers as the future voice of country music. Her interpretation of the traditional songs added to her understanding of the newer music has made her popular with all generations. Her talent has brought her to the notice of great country […]

Southwark Olympic Hopefuls

Joe Joyce Aims High My name is Joe Joyce I’m 14 years old. I am an Irish Traveller and proud. I was born and live on Springtide site in Peckham. I go boxing at the Fisher Downside club and I like it very much. My dad and uncles used to go boxing. Johnny Coyle Johnny Coyle from […]

Ian Hancock

Ian Hancock (Romani: Yanko le Redžosko) is a linguist, Romani scholar, and political advocate. He was born and raised in England, and is one of the main contributors in the field of Romani studies. He is director of the Program of Romani Studies and the Romani Archives and Documentation Center at The University of Texas […]

Cristofe Sors

Born in the town of Arles, in the very south of France, Cristofe Sors belongs to a Catalan Gypsy musician family. At an early age, Cristofe showed a great interest in music and began to compose his own songs while very young. Without learning music at a music school, he developed his style around the […]

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    GRTHM started in Brent in 2001. With endorsement from Parliament in 2007 GRTHM went national in 2008 and is now celebrated throughout the UK each June.

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