Category Archives: Education

International Women’s Day in Fir Vale

Terezia Rostas and other members of the local Roma community partntered in a very successful event to celebrate International Women’s Day.  The event was held at ACT (Aspriring Communities Together) which is based in the Fir Vale Centre in Sheffield.  Terezia brought her extensive collection (or at least part of it!) of traditional women’s clothes worn by the Roma community in and from Romania.  Community members from all walks of life and backgrounds came and tried on the clothes and joined in dancing.  Terezia also set up a very informative display about Roma history, culture and contemporary life.  There was much interest and alot of learning took place.

International Women’s day @ ACT 201954277816_1620538608049049_7698810632782479360_n54433540_404231776790231_126904292048109568_n55783767_800408156995409_8506156891204747264_nInternational Womens Day Roma Dancing 354230830_322031578379098_3293695219689586688_n54389067_274487453473031_4338172605413457920_nTerezia with Roma Ladies in Dress

Off The Shelf festival presents – Papusza Film Screening – Monday 22nd October

http://www.offtheshelf.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Roma-horses-image-1-1-e1537183156109.jpgBronisława Wajs (1908-1987) is better known by her nickname Papusza meaning Doll and is one of the most famous of Roma poets. This Romani and Polish language film provides a powerful context though which to consider Roma history, culture and the interface with the Gadjo (non-Roma) world.

Tickets – £6/£4 (concs) – Buy advanced tickets here

Venue – Abbeydale Picture House, 387 Abbeydale Rd, S7 1FS

Off The Shelf festival presents – Romani Readings: Stopping, Moving and Writing – Monday 15th October

http://www.offtheshelf.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Roma-horses-image-1-1-e1537183156109.jpgDamian Le Bas reads from The Stopping Places (a BBC R4 Book of the Week). The account of his journey to find of the wayside stopping places of his forebears will inform a panel discussion about literacy and narrative for Roma writers. Damian will be joined by Rosa Cisneros, a Spanish-American Gypsy dancer and academic and David Kandrac, a member of Sheffield’s Roma Slovak community.

Tickets – £6/£4 (concs) – Buy advanced tickets here

Venue – Quaker Meeting House, 10 St James’ Street, S1 2EW

Off The Shelf festival present – The Roma Enlightenment and Romani Dreams – Monday 8th October

http://www.offtheshelf.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Roma-horses-image-1-1-e1537183156109.jpgValdemar Kalinin is a celebrated Romani language poet and author, born in Belarus and resident in the UK for 25 years. He will take us on a personal, cultural and poetic journey sharing his collection of posters, books and ephemera from 1930s Russia. Embodying the promise of the ‘Roma Enlightenment’ Kalinin guides us with passionate readings from his poems Romani Dreams.

Tickets – £6/£4 (concs) – Buy advanced tickets from here

Venue – Quaker Meeting House, 10 St James’ Street, S1 2EW