Episode 22 The Actor and the Spinner - exploring Gandhi’s values in theatre and life, with Paul Bazely and Asha Buch
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Think of Gandhi and he is likely to be wearing his simple white robe. This was khadi - a traditional handspun fabric traditional to India and promoted by Gandhi as part of his movement.
Where Does It Come From? is proud to have supplied fabrics for the current production of 'The Father and The Assassin' by Anupama Chandrasekhar, a play about Gandhi's assassination, which is showing at London's National Theatre. The production team were passionate about authenticity and so the cast wore khadi.
In this podcast episode Jo Salter talks with Paul Bazely and Asha Buch. Paul plays Mahatma Gandhi in 'The Father and The Assasin' and, as part of the role, he spins cotton. Asha Buch, an educationalist and spinner, taught Paul how to spin cotton into thread just as Gandhi would have done it.
The conversation ranges from the theatre production and being Gandhi, the khadi fabric and how Gandhi's thinking applies just as much, if not more, today as when he was alive.
Links mentioned in the discussion:
The Father and The Assassin (National Theatre) - https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/shows/the-father-and-the-assassin
Where Does It Come From? - https://wheredoesitcomefrom.co.uk/
Khadi London - https://khadi.london
Metta Centre - https://www.mettacenter.org/
Mahatma Gandhi information - https://www.mkgandhi.org/
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