Event 2: Friday 12 April, 7.30pm & Saturday 13 April, 11am
Neither Here Nor There … a series of six-minute conversations created and hosted by Jo Fong and Sonia Hughes.

This is an intimate event with limited spaces. Booking is strongly recommended. Suitable for 16+

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Weather permitting there will be a walk, small talk, a bite to eat, tables chairs, questions, talking, listening, come in sit down.

There will be solos, duets and ensemble moments

Jo Fong and Sonia Hughes are two middle-aged, award-winning, international, provincial artists. They have questions about how it’s all going, the big unfathomable questions about the world and small questions about the state of your garden.

Complexity takes time, it requires multiple voices, many levels of expertise.

They’d like you to join the conversation.

“Thought provoking, cathartic and quite lovely” CAN Festival

“The opposite of fascism” Audience Member London CCC

“I love this show. A show for me. A middle-aged show” Audience member Experimentica Festival 2018.

“A leap of faith” – Culture Colony Magazine

“A rare experience” – Arts Scene Wales

This project has been inspired by the research of Frank Bock and Katye Coe.

Neither Here Nor There was commissioned by Peilot and LAUK Diverse Actions. Diverse Actions is a Live Art UK initiative which champions culturally diverse ambition, excellence and talent in Live Art. Diverse Actions builds on Live Art’s vital role as a practice of artistic innovation and a space to express complex ideas of cultural identity. 

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Past events

Event 1: Thursday 31 January 6pm & 8.30pm Common Salt – a ‘show and tell’ by Sue Palmer and Sheila Ghelani. SOLD OUT

This event was held at Southernhay House, former home of Captain William ‘The Orientalist’ Kirkpatrick, Officer with the East India Company.

Developed over 4 years of research into the colonial and geographical history of England and India, Common Salt explores the knotty complexity of lucre, enclosures and borders, and the economic and social history of trade.

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.

Presented in association with Southernhay House Hotel.

Audience comments:

‘Beautiful, detailed work. Go and see it.’

‘#commonsalt was incredible – Sheila Ghelani and Sue Palmer create a completely hypnotic space. Honestly unlike anything I’ve seen before.’

‘An imaginative and interrogative look at capitalism and colonialism on a trail led by hedgerows’

‘Fascinating, informative, funny, unique and a little sad…brilliantly authentic and integrous work’

‘We absolutely loved it. It was extraordinary, thought-provoking, and so beautifully conceived. I think we’re still piecing it all together in our minds now!’