Damian Le Bas The Stopping Places

Damian Le Bas The Stopping Places

Posted on behalf of BEAF Bournemouth Emerging Arts Fringe Festival

Damian Le Bas grew up surrounded by gypsy history. His great-grandmother would tell him stories of her childhood in the ancient Romani language; the places they worked, the ways they lived, the superstitions and lores of their people.

In a bid to better understand his gypsy heritage, Damian set out on a journey to discover the atchin tans or stopping places – known only to Travellers. In his powerful debut The Stopping Places, a Radio 4 Book of the Week, Damian tells the story of his journey, and what we can all learn about this hidden side of British life.

 Damian will visit Crooked Books in Boscombe to talk about the book, touching on history, folklore, spirituality, language and oppression.


08 May 2019 at 7:00pm
until 08 May 2019 at 8:30pm
The Crooked Book
725 Christchurch Road

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