Mehfil – Part of Verve Poetry Festival: Fri 21 Feb, 8.30 – 10.30pm, Patrick Studio, Hippodrome Birmingham

Traditionally, a Mehfil is an evening of entertainment in the form of poetry and music.

This showcase features five individuals from the South Asian arts scene: musician Vibs Bhatia, award-winning spoken word artist Jaspreet Kaur, wordsmith Hafsah Aneela Bashir author of The Celox and the Clot (Burning Eye, 2018), Panjabi folk singer Chaman Sandhu and Rupinder Kaur author of Rooh (Verve Poetry Press, 2018). The evening will explore traditional Panjabi folk music as well as contemporary South Asian poetry. The night is hosted by Rupinder Kaur and Harjap Kaur and features open mic slots.

Tickets £6.50 (concessions £4.50)