Photographic exhibitions and children’s events in Fenland will celebrate traveller culture
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The history and culture of gypsies and travellers is being celebrated at a series of events in Fenland this month.
On Monday, it will be the theme of a day-long event at the Rosmini Centre in Wisbech to mark International Children’s Day.
The day’s activities will include music, dance, craft work and a display of various artefacts and will end with a barbecue.
The Rosmini Centre is also displaying a selection of Traveller pictures by local photographer John Band in an exhibition continuing until next Tuesday.
A larger exhibition comprising more than 220 of his photos will then go on show at the Boathouse for two weeks.
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On June 27 some of them will again be on display at the Chatteris Festival. They will be one of the attractions in a gazebo dedicated to gypsy traveller crafts, where visitors will be able to learn the art of peg-making.
June is Gypsy Roma and Traveller History Month, an annual celebration established in 2008 as a way of countering negative stereotyping and prejudices.
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