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09 – 10 Oct 2023

Common Salt: Performances

Hunterian Museum

Common Salt is presented by the College of Arts & Humanities, The Hunterian, and Theatre Studies as part of Black History Month, considering several invisible entangled histories.

Monday 9 October 12pm (SOLD OUT)

Monday 9 October 3pm

Tuesday 10 October 12pm

Tuesday 10 October 3pm (SOLD OUT)

Common Salt is a performance around a table – a ‘show and tell’.

It explores the colonial, 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 Shruti box laments.

Common Salt is a reckoning; the interconnectedness between history and global power, artefact and trade, nature and memory is hidden in plain sight.

Photo (with figurines): Amie Cliffen, courtesy of Sheila Ghelani and Sue Palmer.

Twitter: @SheilaGhelani @suepalmer23 #CommonSalt
Instagram: @SheilaGhelani @SuePalmer23
Facebook: @CommonSaltOnTour

Common Salt

  • Four performances of Common Salt at 12pm and 3pm on Monday 9 and Tuesday 10 October – Tickets here
  • A free public workshop at Kelvin Hall, 2-4pm on Thursday 12 October – Tickets here
  • A Public Symposium on Friday 13 October, 2.00-4.30pm on Friday 13 October, including responses from colleagues across the College and beyond: Peggy Brunache, Andrew MacKillop,  Zandra Yeaman, Gonca Yalcin, Deborah Dixon, Suchitra Choudhury and Stephen Mullen – Tickets here