A Home Away from Home: The India Club

A new site-specific exhibition celebrating the iconic India Club, from National Trust London, one of our New Museum School partners where trainee Qanitah Malik is based.

Opening on the 30th of January, the National Trust’s A Home Away from Home: The India Club is a site-specific exhibition that shines a light on the rich social history of this iconic club on the Strand and showcases its significance as a meeting point and community space, initially for migrants arriving from the Indian subcontinent, and gradually spreading to a wider intellectual community. Hosted in the club itself at 143 Strand, the exhibition will invite visitors to immerse themselves in interactive audio exhibits and hear the first-hand stories of people connected with the 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. The exhibition will be accompanied by a programme of supper clubs, artist talks, screenings and conversations. Collaborators include the Migration Museum, Chocolate Films, Comfort Food Stories, Migrateful, and artist collective Specular Assembly.

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Image: India Club restaurant today, courtesy of the National Trust.