We’ve been contacted by Travellers’ Times to let us know that there will be a screening of a new documentary about Gypsy/Traveller life on Monday 26th February at 5.30pm in Hereford, Herefordshire. The screening is part of the Borderlines Film Festival and takes place at The Courtyard, Edgar Street, Hereford HR4 9LR. The documentary is called “Searching for the Travelling People” and here’s what Travellers’ Times have to say about it:
“In 1964, The Ballad of The Travelling People was first broadcast on BBC Radio. Created by pioneering radio producer Charles Parker with folk musicians Peggy Seeger and Ewan MacColl. The ground-breaking ballad explored the lives of Gypsies and Travellers through their own words, giving a voice to a historically outcast people. In this short documentary, the renowned author and poet Damian Le Bas takes us on a journey across Britain to re-visit the people and places Charles Parker connected with more than 50 years ago. As the film reveals what has (and, importantly, hasn’t) changed in the five decades since Gypsies and Travellers spoke about their lives, Le Bas sets himself the challenge of creating a new modern ballad for the travelling people of today.”
A Q&A session with Damian Le Bas will follow the screening and the event will also celebrate the launch of the new Travellers’ Times website.
Tickets cost £5.00 each and are available via The Courtyard Box Office 01432 340555 or online.