Belonging

The National Trust London asked us to design a series of supper clubs for their exhibition A Home Away From Home: The India Club. The supper clubs told the rich history of the club through food and stories. 

 

Founded shortly after Indian independence by Krishna Menon, President Nehru and Lady Mountbatten, the India Club is known for its close links with the India League. The Club was established to ‘promote and further Indo-British friendship’ and quickly became a vibrant hub for a growing British South Asian community in London. These stories give you a glimpse into the lives of those who considered the Club a ‘home-away-from-home’ from the late 1950s to the present day.

The supper clubs were running all through February 2019,

at the India Club, 143 Strand in London. 

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Doris

"She fitted into the environment in a beautiful way” 

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Joseph

“His one and only job” 

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Anita

“The food from the restaurant had come into our house” 

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Savitri

“My mum’s cookbook” 

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Krishna Gosh

“Food is a culture and that passes on to the next generation” 

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Kusoom

“My god without chillis you can’t live!” 

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Krishna Menon

“How on earth does he manage to keep healthy on that meagre diet?”