Come to a poetry recital by Suman Gujral and celebrate International Women’s Day. Suman will be sharing poetry relating to her mother’s journey from India to England at the time of the partition, and her hopes for her daughters and their future.

The recital will be followed by an Open Mic session for students and staff to share their experiences on topics related to International Women’s Day – more information on this year’s themes can be found here


If you would like to share your own story in the form of oral history or poetry and be part of the open mic event, please email Melissa Alexander no later than Monday 7 March.

About the artist

Suman Gujral is best known as a visual artist, specialising in printmaking, working with paper to record lives; focusing on the fragility and vulnerability of migrants their stories.

Suman Gujral emigrated here in 1965, aged 3, only 17 years after the 1947 Partition of India permanently displaced her parents. As an immigrant and descendant of refugees, stories about dislocation, and loss resonate with her.

For more information on the work of Suman please visit her website and via her Instagram: