Rajni Shah: Give What You Can, Take What You Need

Rajni Shah: Give What You Can, Take What You Need


In the lead-up to new Nuffield-based show Dinner With America, London based artist Rajni Shah delivers a free participatory experience taking place in St Nicholas' Arcade in the centre of Lancaster.

Drawing on Shah's ongoing research into gift-giving as intervention in public space, this interactive performance takes place in busy communal areas. Passers-by are greeted by a large dinner table, where other members of the public are seated. Newcomers are invited to take part by accepting a gift, entering into a relationship with the gathering for as long or as short a time as they choose. This project was originally commissioned by the Nuffield Theatre, Lancaster and Futuresonic Festival, and first took place in Manchester's Picadilly Gardens in April 2008.

Wednesday 26 November 2008 to Thursday 27 November 2008 @ 2pm-4pm

at St Nicholas Arcade, Lancaster


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