Sat, 23 Feb|
The India Club
A Home Away from Home: Comfort Food Supper Clubs 23rd February
‘Comfort Food’ is an intimate experience combining audio storytelling and dining to bring people’s emotional food memories to life.
Time & Location
23 Feb 2019, 18:30 – 21:00
The India Club, 143 Strand, London WC2R 1JA, UK
About the Event
During this immersive evening, personal memories of the India Club will be brought to life through the excellent Indian dishes that have been virtually unchanged since the club opened. With the use of audio, projection and taste, diners will be brought closer to key people in the India Club’s history and will learn about the duality of the Club – as a modest and welcoming space vs a place of major political and historical significance.
You will get a welcome drink and a full menu with the best the India Club restaurant has to offer. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements. If you would like any drinks during dinner, you can buy them at the bar.
Dates and times:
2nd and 3rd, 9th and 10th, 23rd and 24th February 2019
6.30 – 9pm
The supper clubs are part of The National Trust’s A Home Away from Home: The India Club exhibition.
This is a site-specific exhibition that shines a light on the rich social history of this iconic club on the Strand. The exhibition showcases the significance of the India Club as an important meeting point and community space, initially for migrants arriving from the Indian subcontinent, and gradually spreading to a wider intellectual community. Recently this vital space has come under threat from potential redevelopment.
A Home Away from Home is a small immersive exhibition based around a newly-formed and fascinating archive of oral history interviews carried out by National Trust volunteers. These give voice to a wide variety of people connected with the India Club, from freedom fighters and descendants of its founding members to former staff, BBC reporters who worked in nearby Bush House, as well as artists and writers. Following the exhibition, these rich oral histories will be permanently housed at the British Library. The National Trust are also working with Chocolate Films to produce a short documentary on the India Club to ensure the legacy of this new research.