Gypsy, Roma, Traveller season on Community Channel!

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Highlights from Community Channel‘s Gypsy, Roma, Traveller season, which I’ve been working on for the past few months! It started on Monday 6th May.

Starting in May and continuing on into June, Community Channel is proud to dedicate a season of programming designed to raise the profile of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities both in the UK and beyond. will celebrate the unique arts and customs specific to Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities, as well as explore some of the most pressing social, economic and political issues they face in modern Britain and across Europe today.

We’ve been working hard on getting in titles for the season, such as four documentaries from the excellent Mundi Romani series, The Pied Piper of Hutzovina with Eugene Hutz of Gogol Bordello, a range of titles from the fantastic Jasmine Dellal and, of course, Lunik IX, by our very own Artur Conka.

We’ve also been filming the GRT360 news bulletins for UK and EU, as well as an Agony Aunt show with Travellers’ TimesViolet Cannon. They’ll will be shown around 9pm and 11pm on weeknights. I wrote and edited some of the scripts, and sat in on pretty much all of the filming to mark up the scripts. Behind-the-scenes pics below…

Violet Cannon filming her Agony Aunt slots…


Damian Le Bas, editor of Travellers’ Times, presents our UK bulletins:


Filmmaker (and Community Channel Acquisitions Assistant and Media Trust Productions Assistant!) Artur Conka presents our EU bulletins:


Artur with producer (and Acquisitions Assistant!) Aleksandra, and cameraman Francesco:

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