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For example, Gypsy fashion for free-flowing clothes is guided by modesty, and strict cleanliness codes are common, developed through centuries of life on the road when hygiene was of utmost importance.If you search for “Gypsy” or “Roma” on some websites, you’ll find story after story that perpetuates the myth that the GRT community is ridden with crime, tax avoidance and voluntary unemployment. Members of GRT communities are in fact statistically underrepresented in the mainstream prison population in the UK.
Take C4’s – while valuable in shining a light on elements of predominantly Traveller lifestyles in the UK, it does not tell us the full picture (especially about the Roma community).Artur Conka’s film looks at the decaying Roma housing block in Slovakia cut off from water, gas and electricity he grew up in.Thirteen years ago his family left to move to London.The Big Short, the film adaptation of Michael Lewis' book of the same name about the causes of the financial crisis, opens in UK cinemas this weekend.How will the story stack up against the greatest films about business?Welsh Gypsies are known as Kale and have been present in the UK since the 16th century, as have Scottish and English Roma, earliest records referring to them as “the Egyptians.” The Roma have a different ethnicity to Travellers, which has recently been traced linguistically and genetically to North India a thousand years ago (though there is still contention about this).
The most recent wave of Roma immigration came from post-Communist Eastern Europe in the 1990s and after 2004, when some countries joined the European Union.
As contributor Jake Bowers told the BBC, about half of Britain’s GRT community live in permanent housing, while others live on authorised public caravan sites or private camp sites with permission for long term stays, all of which are subject to council tax and utility payments.
A small minority live in unauthorised temporary camps, which do not receive council services.
Since moving to London, English has become his first language, he has finished a bachelor’s degree in photography and is now building a career in photojournalism.
Like many Roma who came to the UK before him, he is an asset to our society.
It is one of the key gathering points for the Romany, gypsy and traveling community.