Gypsy Roma Traveller Leeds
The permanent site of the Gypsy Roma Traveller Communities
Leeds Gypsy and Traveller Exchange (GATE) is a community members association for Gypsies and Travellers who live in, or resort to, Leeds. They are working to find ways for Gypsies and Travellers to get their voices heard.
If you need to find out even more information about Gypsies and Travellers follow some of these suggestions.
A new official website for Appleby Fair, the largest event of its type in Britain. The website is at www.applebyfair.org and is produced by the public sector and voluntary organisations involved in co-ordinating the annual gathering of Gypsies and Travellers.
The website is designed to make the Fair as safe and enjoyable as possible for everyone, while aiming to reduce the impact the Fair has on local people. As well as explaining what the Fair is and its history. The website also features an interactive map detailing toilets, car parks, road closures and camp sites. It also gives advice on responsible and respectful behaviour, safety information and animal welfare advice.
Kevin Douglas, chief executive of Eden District Council and Chair of the Multi Agency Strategic Co-ordinating Group, said:
"This website is not aimed at promoting the Fair, but at providing the right information for the right people. Communication is essential to help the Fair run as smoothly and safely as possible. This website helps local people plan for the impact of the Fair and visitors to plan for their stay.
Find information on Schools, Childcare Services and Sure Start Children's Centres in your area by typing your postcode into the search boxs on this webpage.
The Advisory Centre for Education (ACE) is a national charity that provides advice and information to parents and carers on a wide range of school based issues including exclusion, admissions, special education needs, bullying and attendance.
Romany & Traveller Family History Society
Join the Romany & Traveller Family History Society, and you'll join forces with a group of 600 keen family historians with a special interest in their British Gypsy and Traveller roots.
Ghostshow i san artist's project about the birth of cinema on Scotland's showgrounds, and the lives of Travelling Showpeople in the East End of Glasgow.
If you are a young person living in Leeds and looking for something to do or somewhere to go, look no further! Breeze Leeds is packed full of information on what's on in your area.
Kathleen Morrison - a Traveller girl - has made a great website packed with information.
Kathleen has also been busy making some moving memories of friends and relations, who sadly have died too young. Visit the following links.
Princess Anne, president of Save the Children helped unveil the "Time Travellers" website a site aimed at promoting understanding and awareness of gypsy and traveller culture in Scotland.
A website which reflects the lives and experiences of the Irish Traveller Community in Tara Park, Liverpool.
Artists, Writers, Scientists, Actors & Actresses, Musicians & Singers, Nobel Prizes, Pioneers & Adventurers, Presidents of the Republic, Parliament Members, Preachers, War Heroes, Journalists, Fashion Designer, Sport... If you weren't aware of the contributions Gypsy and Roma people have made follow the link below.
BBC Kent has a great section on its website - Romany Voices.
An online collection of Nigel Dickinson's work includes images taken of Gypsy/Roma families and communities in different countries of Europe.
the pictures are often beautiful, sometimes sad and disturbing but always educational and thought provoking.
The photographs have been taken in many locations including Spain, France, England, Bucherest, Slovakia, Poland, Helsinki and Texas USA. Follow the link below and scroll down the page for links to 'Roma Gypsies documentary exhibition', 'Saint Sara and the Gypsy festival at 'Saintes Maries de la Mer' and 'Roma Gypsies across Europe'
This is a good Inclusion and Diversity website from Gloucestershire with a section on Stow Fair.
TTA supported site with resources for Inclusion and Diversity including Travellers.
Introduced by Rana: This series of photographs is a visual story of the Romani I have known and their struggle to maintain their traditions in the face of modernity. Highlighting children from California (USA) to Italy, these images represent twenty–five years of photographic research and oral history. My intention has been to see beyond the stereotypes of “Gypsy,” which limit our understanding of the Roma. In the subjects of my photographs I experience the human paradox and a beauty tinged with sorrow. People without a homeland, the Roma have survived slavery, Hitler’s death camps, and racial discrimination. They have been victimized in other people’s wars. Because of their strong social tenets and loyalty to family and clan, for the Roma, although they have settled in communities worldwide, home is truly where the heart is.
This site is part of the CyberPilot project run by Friends, Families and Travellers and aims to encourage Traveller Children to have a voice and use the internet.
See poems, stories, drawings and photographs by Traveller & Gypsy Children and Young People at the CyberPilots website
An organisation working towards a more equitable society where everyone has the right to travel and to stop without constant fear of persecution.
Contact Anna Hinton
113 Queens Road,
Brighton BN1 3XG
FFT also developed Traveller Art at Friends Families and Travellers
Help create a Learning Community on the World Wide Web that is dynamic, relevant, and uniquely your own. Free the producer, animator, writer, musician, performer, all the creative beings lurking inside you. Join the S-Cool BusPlayshops
Robert is someone with half a century's interest in Britain's Traditional Travelling people and their families. Find out more on his website.
Further places to find information relevant to Gypsies, Roma and Travellers.
These links are to organisations and groups that work for and on behalf of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller people.
The education section of our site has links to educational organisations that can assist Gypsy, Roma and Traveller people of all ages.