Stopping Places, A Journey through Gypsy Britain — An evening with Damian Le Bas
17th January 2019
For centuries Britain’s Romanies have moved between ‘atchin tans’, stopping places, known only to travellers. Damian Le Bas’s great-grandmother would tell him stories of her childhood in the ancient Romani language; the places her family stopped and worked, the ways they lived, the superstitions and lores of their people.
In a bid to better understand his Gypsy heritage, Damian Le Bas set out on a journey to discover these ancient encampment sites, the Gypsy churches, the horse fairs, and to explore both the history of the Britain’s Romanies and the rhythms of their life today.
“Lyrical, edgy and wistful” Kathleen Jamie, The New Statesman
“While this is a beautiful, important book about Gypsy culture, it’s also a moving exploration of what it means to belong.” Clover Stroud, The Telegraph
£10 per ticket
to carry on the conversation after the event join us for supper £15
Clubroom bar open from 6.30 pm; event starts promptly at 7pm. Please let us know if you are unable to use your ticket as we often have a waiting list.
Meantime curated by Emma Craigie