Sheila Ghelani and Sue Palmer: Common Salt

Date:Mon 21 Oct
Time:5.30 & 8pm
Price:Pay What You Feel

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, race 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.

Sheila Ghelani and Sue Palmer both work individually as artists whose work spans performance, audio and moving image. Each artist's practice centres on using research to make artistic work with detail and resonance, for public places, made for the passer by or the guest.

Part of Cambridge Festival of Ideas


From this autumn you can Pay What You Feel for the majority of our arts programme, with tickets from £2.50. All seating is unreserved and every ticket receives the same great experience. So whether you’re feeling flush or short on cash, you can come with us on some amazing artistic journeys.

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Warning: Salt, Seeds and flowers used in the performance.

Age: 12+

Duration: 70 mins + with 30 minutes immediately post show informal conversation with the audience.

Box office and bar open 1 hour before event start time.

All prices shown include booking fees.


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