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Online: Waldegrave Drawing Room, Strawberry Hill House

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Waldegrave Road
Twickenham, London TW1 4SX United Kingdom
0208 240 4000 stmarys.ac.uk

November 2020

The Spice of Life: Opening up New Worlds Through Taste

12 November, 2020, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online: Waldegrave Drawing Room, Strawberry Hill House, Waldegrave Road
Twickenham, London TW1 4SX United Kingdom

This is an online event. A simple meal of pitta, crackers, chutney, daal, rice and spices virtually served by three actors: a sailor; an East India Company man; and an Indian traveller who each deliver a monologue on trade, empire and culinary crossings. The scene: an 18th century Mogul court complete with live Indian music - vocals, instrumental and tabla. The music and monologues unveil the seasons and emotions of the time through the Raga and the song lyrics. New…

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