In February 2016, two artists got on a cargo ship, and retraced one of the routes of the Transatlantic Slave Triangle – from the UK to Ghana to Jamaica, and back.

A journey to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.

Their memories, their questions and their grief took them along the bottom of the Atlantic and through the figurative realm of an imaginary past. It was a long journey backwards, in order to go forwards. This show is what they brought back.

The original stage show salt. was performed as part of the British Council Showcase 2017. salt: dispersed is artist Selina Thompson’s film adaptation of her award-winning show about grief, Black British identity and colonialism in a powerful and intimate screen experience.

Capacity for this film screen is limited, please book a ticket in advance.


Written and performed by Selina Thompson
Directed for film by Wendy Yee Man Wong
Sound – Guy Dowsett
Director of Photography – João Luís Ribeiro
Produced by Selina Thompson Ltd., Battersea Arts Centre, and Arts Council England.
Adapted from the original theatre production salt:
Directed by Dawn Walton
Designed by Katherina Radeva
Lighting Design – Cassie Mitchell
Relights – Louise Gregory
Sound Design – Tanuja Amarasuriya
Music composition – Sleepdogs
Dramaturgical support – Maddy Costa and Season Butler