Indigo Giant

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blue watercolour of giant white man standing over darker smaller figures

2pm - 3pm : The Auditorium

Talk Textiles
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Hearing loop
  • Toilets
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  • Changing places

The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, NR2 1TF

01603 727 950

The terrible history of indigo cultivation.

In the 1800s, to satisfy the Empire's appetite for indigo dye, British indigo planters used savage and sometimes murderous methods to force Bengali tenant farmers into turning over their rice fields to the cultivation of the indigo plant.

Ben Musgrave, is a playwright and a lecturer at the University of East Anglia. He has written a play, called Indigo Giant, which is being performed in theatres around the world.

Ben presents an illustrated talk about the dark history behind the indigo plant, the changes brought about by rebellion and freedom struggles, and how the resurgence of natural indigo cultivation in Bangladesh is bringing economic and environmental benefits.

Tickets £3

Age recommendation 14+

Booking required