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Gypsy, Roma & Traveller Arts & Culture Symposium III

Gypsy, Roma & Traveller Arts & Culture Symposium IIITaliesin Arts CentreSwansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PZMonday 1 October 2018 – 9.30am – 2.00pm The Romani Cultural & Arts Company is pleased to announce the Gypsy, Roma & Traveller Arts & Culture National Symposium III. The event, hosted by…See More
May 15
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Shiftwork ‘GYPSY MAKER 3’

Under my leadership, The Romani Cultural & Arts Company have successfully secured a grant from Arts Council of Wales to further develop our groundbreaking GypsyMaker project.Over 2018, GypsyMaker 3 will see further work by:Daniel Baker Shamus McPhee Artur ConkaBilly KerryAmbivalence towards Roma…See More
Jan 5
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‘Tales From The Trailers’ Accommodation, Health, Education and Mobility – TRAINING DAY – 27th February 2018, Bangor, North Wales

The Romani Cultural & Arts Company are pleased to welcome participants on 27th February 2018, to a training day offering ‘an insider’s guide to effectively working with Romani and Traveller communities'.  The Romani Cultural & Arts Company is unique - a Gypsy, Roma & Traveller led organisation that develops the…See More
Nov 22, 2017

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What I do:
Isaac Blake - Director - Romani Cultural & Arts Company, Cardiff
A little more about me:
Isaac Blake is a Romani Gypsy and has worked as a professional dancer and choreographer.

He is currently Executive Director of the Romani Cultural & Arts Company in Cardiff, UK, which is funded by the Centre for Equality and Diversity, the Big Lottery, Cardiff City Council and Newport City Council, working with Gypsy, Roma, Traveller communities across the country.

From 2000 – 2003, he studied Dance Theatre at the Laban Centre London (Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance). Whilst at Laban, Isaac worked with numerous artists and companies including Adventures in Motions Pictures (AMP), DV8 and Ballet Rambert.

After graduating from Laban, Isaac furthered his studies in New York at Martha Graham School. He then went on to choreograph performances at the Wales Millennium Centre and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, where he continues to teach.

As Executive Director of the Romani Cultural & Arts Company (RCAC), Isaac has developed arts and performance programmes on Gypsy and Traveller caravan sites with young children and adults, worked in schools and colleges, and promoted arts as a medium for empowerment and advocacy throughout Wales with Gypsy, Roma and Travellers. He has engaged widely with non-Gypsy communities to promote dialogue and improve social cohesion. His leadership and management of the RCAC has seen the organisation grow from a small voluntary group to a major third sector (NGO) agency that leads the Romani and Traveller field in Wales and is one of the major players in Romani and Traveller advocacy and empowerment in the UK.
Location:
Wales
Projects I’m working on:
The Romani Cultural and Arts Company was formed in September 2009 as a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee (No. 07005660) and is a registered charity (No.1138150). Working through the arts the Company raises funds to take community development and educational projects onto Gypsy, Roma and Traveller sites and into Gorger or ‘gadjó’ and ‘country-folk’ communities across Wales.

We are a Gypsy, Roma and Traveller community development organisation at heart. We are led by Gypsies and Travellers, we are about Gypsies and Travellers, we are for Gypsies and Travellers. We believe that the community can be developed to become fully accepted participants in mainstream society while still retaining their distinct culture and heritage.

All of our projects are designed to enhance awareness and improve cultural understanding through the Arts.

Our current projects include: http://romaniarts.co.uk/projects/
Personal Website/CV:
http://romaniarts.co.uk
Twitter @username:
@Romaniarts

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Equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex people in Europe ILGA-Europe's Annual Conference in Brussels, Belgium 24-27 October 2018

POLITICS FOR CHANGE

From Words Into Action

 

Isaac Blake has received a scholarship to attend the…

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Posted on July 24, 2018 at 15:08

DIKH HE NA BISTER - Roma Genocide Remembrance Initiative 2018 Krakow/Auschwitz (Poland), July 29 – August 4, 2018

Isaac Blake is representing the Romani Cultural and Arts Company at the DIKH HE NA BISTER - Roma Genocide Remembrance Initiative 2018

Krakow/Auschwitz (Poland), 29th July – 4th August 2018

Around the Roma Holocaust Memorial Day…

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Posted on July 24, 2018 at 15:05

Gypsy, Roma & Traveller Arts & Culture Symposium III

Gypsy, Roma & Traveller Arts & Culture Symposium III…
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Posted on May 15, 2018 at 12:58

Shiftwork ‘GYPSY MAKER 3’

Under my leadership, The Romani Cultural & Arts Company have successfully secured a grant from Arts Council of Wales to further develop our groundbreaking GypsyMaker project.

Over 2018, GypsyMaker 3 will see further work by:

Daniel…

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Posted on January 5, 2018 at 14:52

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I have been invited to attend a drinks reception hosted by Samantha Cameron at Number 10 Downing Street today.

 
 
 

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Mae Now the Hero yn agor wythnos nesaf yn Abertawe a fedrwn ni ddim aros. Dewch i fod yn rhan o’r profiad theatrig rhyfeddol hwn a fydd yn eich cludo trwy’r Hanes Celtaidd, y Rhyfel Byd Cyntaf a gwrthdro ein hoes ni. 25 - 29 Medi. Archebwch le nawr https://buff.ly/2Dix0jM 

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