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Sheila Ghelani & Sue Palmer

Common Salt

Tuesday 14 May, 6.00pm–Wednesday 15 May, 6.00pm

Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery

Limited Availability

Tickets: £7.50 - £16.00

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: Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery

Age guidance: 12+

Duration: 65 minutes

Please note: audiences attending the Wednesday performance may get captured in the Livestream.

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Tickets: £16.00

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Under 18: £7.50

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14 May

06:00 pm

£7.50 - £16.00


15 May

06:00 pm

£7.50 - £16.00

Image: Common Salt © Paul Samuel White

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