Prem Sahib: Alleus

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EAF and the Roberts Institute of Art have co-commissioned the Scottish premiere of a performance work by Prem Sahib, originally co-commissioned by the Roberts Institute of Art and Somerset House Studios, and presented in London.

In their first time working with live vocalists, Prem Sahib presents performance work Alleus, a polyphony of live and pre-recorded voices. Alleus – ‘Suella’ spelled backwards – re-orders, re-directs and disrupts an anti-immigration speech by former Home Secretary Suella Braverman. Performed under Edinburgh Castle by a group of vocalists, and with additional production developed in collaboration with artist Woodsy Bransfield, Sahib’s piece works to resist the damaging speech practices often ‘legitimised’ by politicians and echoed through society in hate speech.

Care considerations: The performance will speak openly about racism, violence and feature sounds of xenophobic dialogue. This immersive event takes place centred around a staircase, with standing room only, but level access space is available.

Find out more about Prem Sahib’s installation Liquid Gold.

Alleus is a co-commission between EAF, the Roberts Institute of Art, and Somerset House Studios. Alleus is supported by the PLACE Programme, a partnership between Edinburgh Festivals, Scottish Government, City of Edinburgh Council and Creative Scotland.

Date & Time

Friday 16 August

6.30pm – 8.30pm


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Ticket Information


£6 – £20

Visitor information

  • Step-free access
  • Toilets
Header image credit: Prem Sahib, Alleus, 2024. Commissioned by Somerset House Studios and the Roberts Institute of Art. Photo: Anne Tetzlaff.

Castle Terrace Car Park

Castle Terrace, EH1 2EW

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