Chair of Gypsy Traveller Sub-Committee Welcomes New Exhibition

>> 13 September 2012

An exhibition of information and art prepared with the input of the Gypsy Traveller community is on display in Aberdeenshire during September and October.

‘What A Voice’ has been researched and produced by Article 12 in Scotland, a non-governmental organisation, in conjunction with young Gypsy Travellers, and will be displayed in various locations across Aberdeenshire.

The free exhibition depicts the history and culture of the Gypsy Traveller community through a mix of words and images. It is aimed at exploring the lives of the Gypsy Traveller community.

Chair of Aberdeenshire Council’s Gypsy Traveller sub-committee, Mid-Formartine councillor Allan Hendry said:

“The 'What a Voice' exhibition is an excellent presentation which shows quite clearly in images and words the history and culture of Gypsy Travellers.

“It highlights, in particular, the difficulties experienced by young Gypsy Travellers and I would encourage individuals to make a point of going to see the exhibition when it is in their area. Once viewed, I feel that settled communities would have a better understanding of Gypsy Traveller lifestyles and hopefully would lead to more tolerance when Gypsy Travellers visit their communities.”

Note: Article 12 in Scotland has lent Aberdeenshire Council two exhibitions for display. They will be on show in the following locations:

Tue 11 – Thu, 13 Sep County Hall, Low Street, Banff
Thu 20 – Fri, 21 Sep Council Chamber, Saltoun Square, Fraserburgh
Mon 23 – Tue, 25 Sep Council Offices, Viewmount, Stonehaven
Wed 26 – Fri, 28 Sep Stonehaven Leisure Centre (GP room)
Tue 2 – Fri, 5 Oct Council Offices, Viewmount, Stonehaven
Tue 2 Oct Finzean Village Hall (following conclusion of Marr Area Committee)
Mon 8 – Tue, 9 Oct Committee Room 2, Gordon House, Inverurie (11.30am on Mon 8, until 1.30pm on Tue 9)
Mon 8 – Thu, 18 Oct Council Offices, Arbuthnot House, Peterhead [and 31 Oct]
Mon 15 – Tue, 16 Oct Inverurie Town Hall (small hall upstairs)
Fri 19 – Fri, 27 Oct Stewarts Hall, Huntly
Mon, 29 Oct Ythan Centre, Ellon (12pm-6pm)

The exhibitions will generally be available to view during office hours unless otherwise stated.

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