When Dundee Rep announced they were touring The Yellow on the Broom we welcomed the opportunity it presented to connect with the history of Traveller people in our region and with contemporary traveller life: a chance to give space to some of the rarely heard voices of the past and of the present.
Our exploration of these potential connections led us to MECOPP (Minority Ethnic Carers of People Project) who curated the Moving Minds Exhibition, which opened our Conversation on 23 August, sharing the experiences of today’s Gypsy/Traveller women. Alongside the literature, photography and discussion events – including the spectacular storytelling and live music of The Yellow on the Broom - this exhibition brought us together to share and celebrate our identities and memories, and the keepsakes that bring them close to mind.
Keep tuned for our next Conversation Starter in early 2019. We’d be delighted if you’d get involved and add your voice to next season’s Conversation.
Julie Ellen (Artistic Director)