Gypsy, Roma, Traveller, Fairground, Circus-folk, Show-people and Bargees Training day

by The Romani Cultural and Arts Company


The Romani Cultural and Arts Company will be delivering three training workshops in three cities, focussing upon the Romani and Travelling people in Britain and their cultures, histories, languages, as a solid foundation to understanding the present communities. The workshops will deliver critical knowledge to professionals, policy-makers, and practitioners in local government, housing, accommodation, health, justice and education services; how to develop a respectful relationship with communities, approaches to constructing a positive dialogue around accommodation and ‘stopping-places’, to supporting better access for Romani and Travellers to health and wellness provision, to strengthening schooling, to raising attainment and improving elective home education, leading to increasing employment opportunities.

The situation for Romani and Traveller communities looks set to become more and more uncertain, as the protections offered under European legislation, conventions and frameworks will probably be rescinded. Show-people, Fair-gound families, Circus-folk and Bargees are likely to face significant changes in their businesses and operations too, with the post-Brexit legal framework. The overall social, economic and cultural impact of the departure from the EU will be especially deep upon these communities. The Romani Cultural & Arts Company has the best track record in the UK of delivering effective training in working with Romani and Traveller people, having carried out a range of training courses, international conferences, arts exhibitions and cultural symposia, schools workshops and heritage projects with Gypsy, Roma, Traveller, show-people, Circus-folk, Fairground families and Bargees, across Wales and Europe.

The Cardiff workshop will focus upon the current policy initiatives associated with the ‘Well-being of Future Generations Act (Wales, 2015)’ have left behind the Romani and Traveller communities of Wales, particularly in terms of the ‘Well-being Assessments’ carried out by the Public Services Boards established by the Act and the recent review of these by Netherwood, Flynn and Lang (2017) for the Future Generations Commissioner, Sophie Howe. These crucial processes have ignored the needs of Romani and Traveller people in ‘planning today for a better tomorrow’, with inadequate consultation of the present and future needs of Gypsy, Roma, Traveller communities, insufficient sustainable development principles being applied to these needs, resulting in Romani and Traveller people being missed in the most important opportunity for improving the public sector’s delivery of provision rooted in the everyday reality of their lives and ensuring little benefit for the well-being of future Romani and Traveller generations.

Our training in Cardiff, in December 2018, will address these critical lacunae in government policy and practice, providing an opportunity to rectify, for local and national government policy-makers and service-providers, this absence of data and content and how to include the most marginal and excluded groups in Wales today.

Cost

£156.90 – £173.07

DATE AND TIME

Wed, December 5, 2018
9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

LOCATION

First Space
Chapter Arts Centre
Market Rd
Cardiff
CF51QE

Tickets from Eventbrite

Tuck at WMC

TUCK will run the 24th – 27th of October and 1st – 3rd of November in Ffresh at the WMC with captioned performances on the 1st and 3rd of November.

Touch tours availible on request each night before the show. Please request the tours in advance when you book through the WMC Box Office – 029 2063 6464
Tickets available here https://www.wmc.org.uk/en/whats-on/2018/tuck/performances

When Cardiff Drag legend, Patsy Thatcher decides she wants out for good, her framily discover truths nobody wants to face. Can the show go on without her?

Following their acclaimed co-production of Alun Saunders’ award-winning play, A Good Clean Heart, Neontopia return to Wales Millennium Centre with this brand new, exhilarating piece of bilingual theatre, set in the Cardiff Drag scene.

Tuck is a blend of comedy, sequins and sorrow, which will raise the roof using much-loved anthems and original songs… before smashing it back down to earth.

“This is fantastic theatre”
★★★★★
– The Reviews Hub (A Good Clean Heart)

Pan fo Patsy Thatcher, hoelen wyth byd Drag Caerdydd, yn penderfynu troi cefn ar ei gyrfa, mae’i ffrindiau’n wynebu gwirioneddau erchyll. Pa mor derfynnol fydd ei phenderfyniad?
Yn dilyn eu cyd-gynhyrchiad o ddrama Alun Saunders, A Good Clean Heart, daw Neontopia nôl i Ganolfan Mileniwm Cymru â’u cynhyrchiad sîcwin-tastig, amlieithog newydd, Tuck, wedi’i osod yng nghrombil sîn Drag y ddinas.
Mae Tuck yn gynhyrchiad llawn gorfoledd a galar fydd yn defnyddio anthemau cyfarwydd a chaneuon gwreiddiol i godi’r tô cyn ei chwalu’n ddeilchion.

“Dyma waith ffraeth ac atyniadol…sy’n sicr yn werth ei weld.”
– Lowri Hâf Cooke (A Good Clean Heart)

Welsh Autism Shows

Welsh Autism Shows 2018

The Welsh Autism Shows are aimed at parents, carer, individuals with autism and professionals and are free to attend. They provide face to face access to the services, resources and provisions that are there to help individuals and families living with autism, and the professionals that support them.

A full day packed with exhibitors showcasing their products and services, seminars on topics that matter, and the opportunity to meet with other individuals, families and professionals – all to help you get the help you need.

The shows comprise of 3 national events held in South, North and West Wales giving local communities the chance to access the services available to them.

The flagship show is held in Cardiff City Stadium in the Capital of Wales and is attended by over 1400 visitors. The roadshows are held in Llandudno (North Wales) and Aberystwyth (West Wales).

The 2018 Show dates, locations, venues and times:

The Welsh Autism Shows – West Wales – Aberystwyth University – Friday 13th April 10am – 4pm VISIT WEST WALES

The Welsh Autism Shows – North Wales – Venue Cymru, Llandudno – Friday 8th June 10am – 4pm VISIT NORTH WALES

The Welsh Autism Shows – South Wales – Cardiff City Stadium – Friday 28th September 10am – 4pm VISIT SOUTH WALES

Opportunities exist for organisations, support groups, business and all kinds of services to exhibit and sponsor the shows – and we want to make this accessible to all with generous discounts for the 3rd sector and not-for-profit groups so they can take part.

For visitors there are the exhibitors to talk to, seminars to listen in to, and the opportunity for one-to-one clinics with some of the organisations that can provide that specialist and bespoke support for your needs.

If you are an individual living with autism, a family member, or a professional that supports this community, then these Welsh Autism Shows are for you. We don’t believe that charging the autism community to access the shows is just or right, so visitor tickets are entirely free.

Please register for your free tickets before the Shows here All those that pre-register will have a fast track entrance to the shows.

For more information, please visit the website: http://www.thewelshautismshows.co.uk/ or if you’re on social media then please: – Like us on Facebook at FB/THEWELSHAUTISMSHOWS/ – Follow us on Twitter @welshautismshow

Clocking Off

 

Parade through Bute Park and retirement gift giving: Sat  14th of April 2pm

 

‘Clocking Off’  is a commemorative parade for the working guide dog, devised and organised by artist and researcher Kathryn Ashill. The aim of this work is to honour the working life of the guide dog and to celebrate the work the dogs do for the wellbeing of humans.

 

What we will be doing?

A parade through Bute park with the guide dogs  and a gift presentation to thank the dogs.

When?

 Sat 14th April 2pm

Contact       Kathryn Ashill info@kathrynashill.com

Thanks for taking the time to consider this and hope you can take part.