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The Stopping Place

July 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A group of young people on stage, wearing Newham Music tshirts

Wed 3 -Fri 5 July 2024, Matinees 3pm, Evening performances 6pm

The Stopping Place is a powerful new opera work drawing on music of the Roma tradition, staging the history of the Roma holocaust with two central characters of Roma heritage and a chorus, choir and orchestra drawn from secondary schools in Newham, East London. There will be an exhibition ‘The Patrin’ alongside the production celebrating Roma voices.

Brolly Productions have created and produced The Stopping Place in collaboration with composer Tate Hingorani-Short and in partnership with Newham Music and the University of East London.

Pusomori and Kaven are half sisters born into the Romani community but now living in two very different worlds. Separated as teenagers Pusomori continues travelling while Kaven, who is ‘poshrat’ [a ‘mixed blood’ Romani] has settled. The ‘Big Halt’ has been called and gypsies are no longer permitted to travel. Kaven returns to the atchin tan but what price is she prepared to pay for being a sister, a daughter, a Romani?

The performance is 60 minutes.

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Great Hall
The Great Hall, University of East London
London, E15 4LU United Kingdom
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Jack Petchey FoundationNational Foundation For Youth MusicArts Council England
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