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salt.

Part of Africa Utopia

Witness a performance encompassing grief, ancestry, home, forgetting and colonialism.

In February, two artists got on a cargo ship, and retraced one of the routes of the Transatlantic Slave Triangle - from the UK to Ghana to Jamaica, and back.

Their memories, their questions and their grief took them along the bottom of the Atlantic and through the figurative realm of an imaginary past.

It was a long journey backwards, in order to go forwards. This show is what they brought back.

salt is about where colonial history exists in the everyday, the politics of grief and what happens inside Selina’s head every time someone asks ‘where are you from?’ and won’t take Birmingham or her mum’s uterus for an answer.

It’s about being part of a diaspora.

It’s a show that creates a space for us to talk about all of these things, to see where we fit, and to think about the changing and healing that is still to come.

Commissioned by Yorkshire Festival, Theatre Bristol and MAYK. Supported by Arts Council England, and 200 kind and generous supporters who donated towards the voyage across the Atlantic.

Dates & times

15 Jul 2017 - 16 Jul 2017
Approximate run time: 60 mins
  • July 2017

where

Blue Room, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall

Pricing

£12
Booking fee: £1.75 (Members £0.00)
£12

Concessions

50% off (limited availability)
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need to know

Age recommendation
For ages 14+

Access
BSL Interpretation
The performance on Saturday 15 July at 6pm is British Sign Language-interpreted. To join our free Access Scheme and book concessionary tickets for this service, email accesslist@southbankcentre.co.uk or call our Ticket Office on 020 3879 9555.

before & after

Food from Le Pain Quotidien at the Southbank Centre
Le Pain Quotidien entices you in with the delicious smell of fresh bread and coffee
Exterior view of Wagamama, Southbank Centre
Inspired by canteen-style Japanese noodle bars, Wagamama delivers lively pan-Asian food