UPDATE: LADA regrets to announce that this event has been postponed along with all events until the beginning of May, at the earliest. Our office and Study Room will also remain closed for the same period. Please check for updates and more info via our COVID-19 statement here. We are also gathering information and resources to support artists and arts workers hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
Common Salt is a reckoning; the interconnectedness between history, empire, nature and memory is hidden in plain sight.
“Common Salt is an extraordinary … intricately-woven story of history and power and race and…oh so much more. Can’t recommend it highly enough – a unique and unforgettable experience.” Audience Member 2019
Please note: Common Salt performances are at 4.00pm and 7.00pm. (You can book for either performance via clicking on the appropriate time)
The running length is 70 minutes, with up to 30 minutes conversation following.
There is a strictly limited capacity of 20 for each of these performances. As all of our events are free, please make sure you are definitely able to attend before booking.
Common Salt on tour this Spring:
Leicester Attenborough Arts Centre | Friday 6th March | 4.00pm & 7.00pm
Museum of London Docklands | Wednesday 18th March | 3.30pm & 6.45pm
Red Brick Building, Glastonbury | Thursday 26th March | 8.00pm
The Holburne Museum, Bath | Friday 27th March | 5.00pm & 7.30pm
Live Art Development Agency, London | Thursday 23rd April | 4.00pm & 7.00pm
Urban Room Folkestone | Saturday 25th April | 3.00pm & 7.00pm
The British Library, London | Monday 18th May
Booking information for the Common Salt tour here.
Supported using public funds by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Developed with support from b-side and One Final Act by Rajni Shah Projects.
LADA is taking advice from the UK government and Arts Council England on the appropriate response to the current Coronavirus outbreak. If we do need to postpone this event we will notify everyone who has booked a place at the earliest opportunity. Thank you for your understanding.
LADA’s space is wheelchair accessible and has gender inclusive bathrooms. LADA welcomes parents to attend with their children, and humans to attend with companion species.
We operate a policy of reasonable adjustment with regard to access requirements. Please get in touch with us to discuss this.
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Banner image credit:
Salt Line. Common Salt, Paul Samuel White
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