Friends, Families and Travellers have made their resident theatre production Crystal’s Vardo available for schools to view online, alongside a range of additional classroom materials.
Crystal’s Vardo is a theatre production which uses dance, drama, humour and music to share the diverse histories of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities.
The theatre production, which has toured schools, libraries and theatres across the UK for over nine years, is a tool for tackling bullying and raising awareness of the rich histories and cultures of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller people.
For the first time, the digital theatre film is now available to watch in your classroom with a range of materials including the animated film ‘Introducing Crystal’ and other activities.
If you would like access to the Crystal’s Vardo digital film and to receive access to a range of exclusive materials for the early-bird price of £50, please email [email protected]
Speaking on the release, Suzanna King, Director and Playwright of Crystal’s Vardo said:
“Crystal’s Vardo has been visiting schools, colleges and more for many years, but we’re excited for the first time to make Crystal’s Vardo available to watch on screen! While we love touring, we can reach many more schools this way and give more people a better understanding of Romany, Traveller and Roma histories and cultures.”
Reflecting on the news, Mattey Mitchell, Health Campaigns Officer at Friends, Families and Travellers said:
“My ethnicity at school only ever seemed relevant in a negative context, and so I began thinking of myself negatively. Crystal’s Vardo achieves the opposite. Funny, accessible and charming, it not only celebrates the history of the Romany people – it also provides Romany and Traveller children a rare opportunity to engage with their histories, and their peers, in a much-needed positive light.”
About Friends, Families and Travellers (FFT)
Friends, Families and Travellers is a leading national charity that works to end racism and discrimination against Gypsy, Roma and Traveller people and to protect the right to pursue a nomadic way of life.
Tel: 07425 419853 Email: [email protected]