Mushaira: A Gathering of Poets

Rekha Sawhney courtesy Manoj Kakaya

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An evening of beautiful poetry and song

The centuries-old legacy of Urdu poetry flourishes through the mushaira, a symposium where poets gather to share their work in a creative forum for free self-expression. Celebrating the journey and creative legacy of Urdu poetry, this inspiring evening will deliver powerful messages of love, loss, history and socio-political thought. Experience authentic Urdu poetry, melodic ghazals and songs from popular Hindi cinema, presented by Loveena Tandon and Durdana Ansari OBE.

The intimate teahouse atmosphere of the mushaira is recreated by these internationally renowned poets and musicians as they share their exquisite Shairi and beautiful ghazals:

Chaman Lal Chaman 
Rahat Zahid
Aisha Ghazi
Sara Batool 
Arshad Lateef
Yashab Tamanna
Faizan Arif
Shebaz Khwaja

Rekha Sawhney (Singer)
Pammi Saib
Ketan Chauhan

The mushaira offers an opportunity to experience the rituals and interactive etiquette for audience participation and response. 

This event will be in Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi and English. There will be no surtitles.

In association with Tongues on Fire as part of the London Asian Film Festival 2017

Image: Rekha Sawhney photographed by Manoj Kakaya


Name: Mushaira: A Gathering of Poets
Where: Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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When: -
Price: Full Price: £15.00
Member: £15.00
Senior 60+: £12.00
Student: £10.00
Registered Unemployed: £10.00
Under 18: £10.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546