Taliesin Performances - Gypsy, Roma & Traveller Arts & Culture National Symposium II
The Romani Cultural and Arts Company
Gypsy, Roma & Traveller Arts & Culture National Symposium II
Hosted by Taliesin Arts Centre, the symposium will feature artists Artur Conka and Billy Kerry plus guests including Rosamaria Kostic Cisneros, professional dancer, dance historian, critic, and Roma scholar of Coventry University and Isabel Raabe, co-founder together with Franziska Sauerbrey of the office for cultural affairs in Berlin who are also the instigators and coordinators of the international project RomArchive: Digital Archive of the Roma.
This varied range of speakers with their diverse areas of expertise will stimulate conversation amongst the audience regarding the contemporary climate of GRT arts and the wider implications for society.
This exciting event will take place in the context of the Gypsy Maker 2 project; which aims to stimulate dialogue across communities about the ways in which art continues to inform the lives of individuals and communities today. RCAC has commissioned exhibitions of new work by Artur Conka, Roma, and Billy Kerry, Romani Gypsy and throughout the symposium, new work by both will be on display in Taliesin’s Oriel Ceri Richards Gallery.
‘I’m delighted that Taliesin is hosting the 2017 symposium and helping to break down the ignorance and prejudice that persists about GRT communities. Artists are again at the forefront of busting stereotypes and bringing light and understanding to what remains a serious problem in our society.’ Sybil Crouch, Head of Cultural Services, Taliesin Arts Centre
Please book your place by contacting The Romani Cultural & Arts Company: firstname.lastname@example.org 02920 786439
Friday 20 January 9.30am - 1.30pm
Dates and Times:
Fri 20th Jan
9.30am - 1.30pm