The Partition of India in 1947 resulted in the largest mass migration in human history. 14 million Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs and Christians, were displaced. This lit the fuse for a series of events that not only changed the Sub-Continent but also Britain forever. Partition carries a living legacy in the UK and across the world and this is one of the last opportunities to hear and learn directly from the generation who experienced this climatic upheaval.
Never Set Eyes (on the Land) follows the 2016 production of Dr Blighty exploring the story of wounded WW1 Indian soldiers who convalesced in the Royal Pavilion Brighton. The exhibition takes its name from a line in W.H. Auden’s caustic poem, ‘Partition’, written 20 years after the boundary lines of the Sub-Continent was drawn up by a British civil servant.
Capturing a part of this momentous event in 20th-century history, Nutkhut has worked—supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund—with Partition survivors, community groups, schools, heritage volunteers and artists to create this installation.
This exhibition is open at the Stephen Lawrence Gallery from 30th April to 17th May 2019 | Free
Private View: Wednesday 8th May, 6 pm
We’ve another opportunity for you to join the Nutkhut team!
If you’re a freelance juggler who would love to work on a new show? Then we’d love to hear from you!
We’re putting a mischievous twist on a new Juggling Show for 2019!
This will be a paid freelance role on a daily rate, agreed dependent upon experience and will be touring events and festivals across the UK throughout 2019.
Please send us a covering letter with a Biog/CV and image to email@example.com
Deadline: Monday 4th March 5pm
This spring we start a residency programme in Luton.
Following our successful immersive theatre show “The Emperors lost Gems” in 2017 – where we took over the High Street and introduced an inter generational audience to the Mughal court of Emperor Akbar, NUTKHUT returns to Bury Park in Luton.
During the year long residency we will begin by listening to and absorbing, the stories, the history and the hopes of the people who make this corner of Luton unique. This inter generational project will culminate into a public performance.
Watch this space.
We’ve teamed up with Tyne and Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) and Newcastle Mela and started to document and preserve the development of this major cultural festival in the North East.
Through verbatim theatre, interviews, digital and virtual capture, we are helping tell the stories of the many volunteers, artists and audiences that have been instrumental in shaping the Newcastle Mela over the past 25 years.
‘Make Visible’ is a strand of Nutkhut’s work which encourages the archiving of performance from diverse communities, with partner institutions. The key objective is to ensure the ‘narrative’ is preserved, accessible and to make the material available as a learning resource to people from all backgrounds.