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Sheila Ghelani & Sue Palmer

Common Salt Livestream

Wednesday 15 May, 6.00pm


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If you’re unable to join us for Common Salt in person, why not join us on our livestream?

Common Salt is a performance around a table – a show and tell. It explores the colonial and geographical history of England and India, taking an expansive and emotional time-travel, from the first Enclosure Act and the start of the East India Company in the 1600s, to 21st century narratives of trade, empire and culture.

Sue and Sheila activate insights into our shared past, laying out a home museum of objects and stories; of the Great Hedge of India, of borders, and collections – all accompanied by original laments on the shruti box, a traditional Indian instrument. Common Salt is a reckoning; the interconnectedness between history and global power, artefact and trade, nature and memory is hidden in plain sight.

Common Salt is a collaborative work by artists Sheila Ghelani and Sue Palmer.

Important information

Venue: Online

Age guidance: 12+

Duration: 65 minutes

Access: The livestream will be hosted on YouTube, you will be able to turn on auto generated captions. We cannon guarantee the accuracy of these captions.


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15 May

06:00 pm

Image: Common Salt © Paul Samuel White

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