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GemArts Masala Festival: TATTOO STORIES podcast by Vimal Korpal

GemArts Masala Festival: TATTOO STORIES podcast by Vimal Korpal

MASALA FESTIVAL
TATTOO STORIES podcast by Vimal Korpal

Date: Wednesday 21st 
July 2021
Time: 7pm
Tickets: FREE event (online podcast)

Link: Link to podcast published here from 21st July 2021


I’m no tattooist but there are thousands of stories as to why people have tattoos: for love, inspiration, remembrance, fashion, culture, cosmetic; and some just because they were drunk! There’s a story behind every tattoo.

Episode 1 NAMES

Tattooists don't like doing names, for all sorts of reasons like misspellings or loved ones falling out. When I got a tattoo my mum wasn’t impressed until she learnt what it was. She then told me my uncle had his name tattooed on his arm. Why would anyone ever have their own name tattooed on their arm? Little did I know it would take me back over 70 years before the British partitioned India. 

Link to podcast published here from 21st July 2021

Pilot episode commissioned and produced as part of the Black Country Stories Podcast by Black Country Touring. 

Conceived, written, performed and presented by Vimal Korpal

Sound Design by Annie Mahtani

Directed by Steve Johnstone 


Black Country Touring is supported by Arts Council England, Sandwell MBC and Wolverhampton City Council. #HereForCulture

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