Our history pages…

…trace the history of the RSG from its origins in 1998 to the present-day. Landmarks are listed in reverse chronological order so click on the “Older posts” link at the bottom of the page to go back in time!

2016 November: Roma Bridging Sounds Orchestra plays at Royal Albert Hall

On 16th November the Roma Bridging Sounds Orchestra performed at the Music for Youth Proms at the Royal Albert Hall. They were selected to perform following on from their successes at the regional festival at London’s Union Chapel, and then at the … Continue reading

2016 June: Roma Bridging Sounds Youth Orchestra plays at Water City Festival of the Arts

On Saturday 11 June the Roma Bridging Sounds Youth Orchestra played at the Water City Festival of the Arts at the Tower of London.

2014 June – RSG organises “From ‘Extra’ to ‘Ordinary'” exhibition at Romanian Cultural Centre

In collaboration with the Romanian Cultural Centre, the Roma Support Group organised the exhibition Roma – from ‘Extra’ to ‘Ordinary’ from  19th June to 6th July 2014 at the Romanian Cultural Centre, Manchester Square, central London. Contrasting Romani history with the reality of … Continue reading

2013 September – The Report on “Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) – Consultation” and Its Outcomes (Newham)

On the 26th September 2013, the Cabinet of Newham Council made a final decision on its new model of Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) to be delivered in the borough for its residents. This marked the end of a long … Continue reading

2012 December – RSG takes part in “Show Racism the Red Card” event

On 10th December 2012 staff at Roma Support Group took part in a Show Racism the Red Card event at Dagenham & Redbridge FC. It is an annual event we always enjoy taking part in and is a great opportunity … Continue reading

2012 October – Newham Council launches consultation on new Information Advice and Guidance service

2nd August – 25th October 2012. In February 2012 a Newham resident brought a claim against Newham Council for its decision on 17th November 2011 to cease funding voluntary sector advice services in the borough and to replace it with … Continue reading

2012 November – “From India to Islington” exhibition at Islington Museum

The Roma Support Group organised an exhibition at the Islington Museum: “From India to Islington: A 1,000-year Roma Journey”. See the webpage below which publicised the event and this flyer which gives more details.   Friday 30 November Islington Museum … Continue reading

2013 January – Holocaust Memorial Day UK Commemorative Event

“I appreciate we have some way to go to ensure the Roma and Sinti experiences are highlighted more fully within HMD, but I feel we have taken an important step this year.” Olivia Marks-Woldman, Chief Executive Holocaust Memorial Day Trust … Continue reading

2012 July – Roma FC officially recognised

Roma FC became an officially recognised club on 26 July 2012, becamie affiliated to Essex FA and went on to compete in Ilford & District Football League.  They also won their 1st official football tournament, organised by the City of … Continue reading