An ambitious new project inspired by a remarkable story of the First World War, Nutkhut's Dr Blighty remembers an unexpected episode in Brighton's history when the Royal Pavilion Estate became a military hospital for wounded Indian soldiers. Directed by Ajay Chhabra with design by Tom Piper (Tower of London Poppies), a week of installations in Royal Pavilion Garden is accompanied by two concerts at Brighton Dome marrying classical music from East and West.See More from Series
Strike a Light has organised a lunchtime event for Dr Blighty week exploring the themes of the project.
Hear from the Artistic Director of Nutkhut, Ajay Chhabra, who discusses Dr Blighty, an ambitious new project inspired by a remarkable story of the First World War, remembering an unexpected episode in Brighton’s history when the Royal Pavilion Estate became a military hospital for wounded Indian soldiers.
The author of new novel Belonging, Umi Sinha, will then read from the book - moving from the darkest days of the British Raj through to the aftermath of the First World War. The story is a compelling and finely wrought epic of love and loss, of race and ethnicity, of homeland – and of belonging. This will be followed by a Q&A session with event audience and speakers and an author book signing. Copies of Umi Sinha's new book will be available at the event, or bring your own copy. All welcome!
This is a lunchtime event and the library cafe will be open for lunches and refreshments at the same time.
With thanks to Brighton and Hove Libraries and Information Service for their support.
Find out more about the Dr Blighty project on Nutkhut's website
- Thu 12 May, 12-1.30pm