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Travelling Ahead National Forums

Travelling Ahead held its 8th National Forum in 2016, now taking place once a year this event is the only national meeting for young Gypsies, Roma and Travellers.

Over 200 young people have come along since 2010 and met with politicians, commissioners, councillors and activists, professionals  and campaigners from the GRT community from around the UK. Young people have talked about their achievements and hopes for the future.

Films, reports and media guides have been launched and  young people have debated, and discussed bullying, sites, what they think about Big Fat Gypsy Wedding, education and hate crime.

Young people have also leant circus skills, drumming, floristry, film making, music and jewellery design and celebrated their achievements from their local areas through films, songs, presentations and talks.

Click on the links below at the bottom of the page to see more detail about the last three years’ forums and take a look at some of these photos of the National Forums since they started!


National Forums

National Forums 2014 -15

Date: March 2015

Location: The Pavilion, Llandrindod Wells. Powys. Wales.

National Forum 2015 In 2015 Travelling Ahead’s National Forum was held at The Pavilion in Llandrindod Wells, Powys. Young Gypsies and Travellers came from all over Wales to meet and…

National Forum 2016

Date: April 2016

Location: Baskerville Hall

Travelling Ahead National Forum March 2016 In March of this year over 30 young people met together at Baskerville Hall for the annual forum. Our Youth Advisory Group planned the…

National Forum 2017

Our Ninth National Forum was held on the March 3rd 2017 at Baskerville Hall in Powys again. This was a fantastic day and a celebration event for Travelling Ahead with all the…

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In February 2013, the film was launched and discussed at the National Forum in March 2013. You can watch the film here:

Travellers’ Tales: The real lives of young Gypsies & Travellers from Gritty Realism Productions on Vimeo