Word of Mouth - International Roma Day - 2nd April
Word of Mouth – International Roma Day
Celebrating International Roma Day with art, oral histories, performances and food from the Roma community.
When: Tuesday 2nd April
Where: Theatre Hall, The Queen Katherine Academy, Mountsteven Avenue, Peterborough PE4 6HX
Time: 11.00-14.00 and 17.00 - 19.00
This event is a part of a touring exhibition Word of Mouth with Romany Gypsy, Irish Traveller, Roma and Travelling Showmen. The exhibition allows these communities to tell their stories to the wider community of Cambridgeshire. Their cultural contribution to the history of the County has been significant. Word of Mouth addresses the lack of archived material with audio and video clips, photographs and educational materials.
11am to 2pm - Exhibition of art from Roma children and short movie clips
5pm - 7pm - celebration with traditional music, food and presentations
During the event you will be able to enjoy traditional Roma food, listen to Roma music by Norbert Campus and hear Oral Histories by young Roma people. There will be artworks made by Roma children during creative literacy workshops at Compas Charity. This is a unique insight into the lives of families who live in Peterborough and others.
Oblique Arts and Compas Charity
Oblique Arts is an artist led charity. We enable communities to work with us to explore their creative potential through high quality visual arts projects. We use the arts to explore important questions around sustainable futures and to encourage critical thinking and creative action in order to improve lives.
Compass Charity promotes social inclusion for the public benefit by working with people who are socially excluded on the grounds of their ethnic origin, religion, belief or creed (in particular, members of the Roma community) by developing the capacity and skills of members of that community to assist them to integrate with and participate more fully in society.
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For more information about the project please contact Sarah or Petr.
Coordinator/ Project manager Oblique Arts
Petr Torak MBE
Founder and coordinator Compas Charity