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Common Salt at Queen's House, Royal Museums Greenwich

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Queen's House, Royal Museums Greenwich

Romney Road

London

SE10 9NF

United Kingdom

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Common Salt

Sheila Ghelani and Sue Palmer

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 nature.

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, race and memory is hidden in plain sight.

“Common Salt … was exquisite … A miniature with epic undertones.”

"Intruiging and mesmerising"

"Like reading a book in 3D real life"
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Supported using public funds by the National Lottery through Arts Council England


Tickets are free for this event but it is essential to book in advance as there is limited seating around the table (17 places for each performance)

Common Salt will take place in the Queen's Presence Chamber at the Queen's House, Royal Museums Greenwich.

Please arrive at the Queen's House 10 minutes before the performance is due to start to allow time to find the Queen's Presence Chamber.



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Is the Queen's House fully accessible?

Yes. There is a lift to access the floor where the Queen's Presence Chamber is.

How long does Common Salt last?

65 minutes. You are welcome to stay to chat with us after the show.

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Queen's House, Royal Museums Greenwich

Romney Road

London

SE10 9NF

United Kingdom

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