Monday 26th February 5.30pm
Borderlines Film Festival @ The Courtyard, Edgar Street, Hereford, HR4 9JR
Please join us for a screening of ‘Searching for the Travelling People’
In 1964, The Ballad of The Travelling People was first broadcast on BBC Radio. Created by pioneering radio producer Charles Parker with folk musicians Peggy Seeger and Ewan MacColl, the ground-breaking ballad explored the lives of Gypsies and Travellers through their own words, giving a voice to a historically outcast people. In this short documentary, the renowned author and poet Damian Le Bas takes us on a journey across Britain to re-visit the people and places Charles Parker connected with more than 50 years ago. As the film reveals what has (and, importantly, hasn’t) changed in the five decades since Gypsies and Travellers spoke about their lives, Le Bas sets himself the challenge of creating a new modern ballad for the travelling people of today.
A Q&A session with Damian will follow the screening and please stay after the event for drinks and nibbles to celebrate the launch of the new Travellers’ Times website.
Tickets cost £5.00 each and are available via The Courtyard Box Office 01432 340555 or online https://www.borderlinesfilmfestival.co.uk/film/searching-travelling-people-u