Suresh Singh, author of A Modest Living, Memoirs of a Cockney Sikh recalls his Bengali friends describe him as ‘one of us’.
Suresh became the first Punjabi punk, playing drums for Spizzenergi and touring with Siouxsie & the Banshees. In the book, chapters of biography are alternated with Sikh recipes by Jagir Kaur.
The host: Stefan Dickers is the Special Collections and Archives Manager at Bishopsgate Institute and looks after its extensive material on London, Protest and LGBTQ+ History. He began at the Bishopsgate Institute in 2005. Previous to this, Stefan worked in the archives of the London School of Economics and Senate House Library.
There will be a visual sharing of the Suresh Singh Archive kept at the Bishopsgate Institute London.
A Modest Living, Memoirs of a Cockney Sikh is published by Spitalfields Life.
This event is suitable for audience members aged 12 and above.
Photo credit: Patricia Niven