Celebrating the art and activism of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller people

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Description of Activity

So many of us are connected to Gypsy, Roma and Traveller heritages - whether by family, heritage or friends. Every June (since 2008) we celebrate Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History month, giving us time to meet up, have fun, remember the past and look to the future. There are an array of programmes across the UK to get involved with.

This year the theme for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month is “Weaving Journeys: A celebration of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller lives, histories and cultures”. Here at the University of Portsmouth, to contribute to this theme, we present some of the collaborative research carried out over the past ten years. Dr Annabel Tremlett, situated in the School of Health and Care Professions at the University of Portsmouth, has worked with a range of people from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller heritages. A major part of her approach is to use visual methods – Annabel uses photo elicitation (asking participants to take photographs of their everyday lives and interviewing them on the basis of it) and also engages with activists and artists on their work.
Period1 Jun 20231 Aug 2023
Event typeExhibition
LocationPortsmouth, United KingdomShow on map