Category Archives: Romani

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

Amaro Maro

Kada kalo maro hino amaro.

Ale hino baro lebo som barvalo.

Som bokhalo he trušalo lebo som kalo.

Amen sám Románe manuša so rado chas beluša.

O Roma phiras andro zboros pašo foros.

O Roma cerpinde he prephirde.

Dzanav ale nakamav!

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David Kandrac.