Suresh Singh: Memoirs of a Cockney Sikh

In this wonderful book published by Spitalfields Life, Suresh Singh tells the story of his family who have lived in their house in Princelet St for nearly seventy years. Suresh Singh tells the candid and sometimes surprising story of his father Joginder Singh who came to Spitalfields in 1949. Joginder sacrificed a life in the Punjab to work in Britain and send money home, yet he found himself in his element living among the mishmash of people who inhabited the streets around Brick Lane. Born and bred in London, his son Suresh became the first Punjabi punk, playing drums for Spizzenergi and touring with Siouxsie & the Banshees. Chapters of enthralling biography are alternated with a series of Sikh recipes by Jagir Kaur, Suresh’s wife.

Sat 14th 6pm | Archway Methodist Church | £5