Join the founder of Ruff Around The Hedges, Antony Hill, as he demonstrates traditional ways of working, living and craft skills synonymous with a Romany Woodsman. Antony will also recount the stories and histories of Romany heritage and share the experiences of his Romany ancestors who lived and worked in the woodlands of the Dearne Valley.
You can try your hand at basket weaving by the campfire, along with other crafts. You will also be able to listen to an exciting and vivid oral history of Romany people’s culture, their migration out of India to the British Isles and their superstitious folklore.
Sessions are on offer throughout the duration of the Romany Woodsman Living History Exhibition:
Tuesday 16th – Thursday 18th May 2017 and Tuesday 23rd – Thursday 25th May 2017
Morning sessions: 10.00am – 12.00pm
Afternoon sessions: 12.30pm – 14.30pm
Please contact the Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership (DVLP) to reserve your place, either by emailing DVLP@barnsley.gov.uk or by calling 01226 772414
Antony was successful in securing funding through the DVLP’s Community Grant Fund to deliver this event and is passionate about sharing this unique cultural heritage, which is at risk of becoming forgotten. You can find more information about Antony and Ruff Around The Hedges on his website ruffaroundthehedges.co.uk.