There’s a new free exhibition in the Brotherton Gallery at the University of Leeds called ‘Rights and Romance: Representing Gypsy Lives’ with displays of items and historic documents selected from the University’s extensive collection of Gypsy/Traveller/Roma archive material. It’s on until 31 July 2018 and more information about the exhibition and its location is available at the University’s website here.

Tuesday 6 March
To accompany the exhibition, there’s a free talk at the Brotherton Gallery on Tuesday 6 March 2018 from 12.30-1.30pm, called ‘Treasures of the Brotherton’, where you have the chance to meet the co-curators of the exhibition and discover why and how they came to choose what to display. Find out more and book your free place here.

Thursday 5 April 2018
On Thursday 5 April 2018 at 1.00pm at Leeds Central Library, Calverley Street, Leeds LS1 3AB, there’s a free talk called ‘Stories from the Roma, Gypsy and Traveller Collections’ presented by Project Archivist, Caroline Bolton. We hear that Caroline will “uncover the story behind the Gypsy, Traveller and Roma Collections at the University of Leeds. Hear about the collectors who donated the artworks, photographs, printed books and manuscripts to the University and discover the often hidden histories of the diverse communities that feature in the archive.”

Our thanks to RTFHS Vice President Janet Kent-Black for alerting us to these events.