Rupi Kaur Set to Perform at the Rose Theatre


Brampton-raised poet and artist, Rupi Kaur will be taking centre stage at the Rose Theatre on Saturday April 15 as part of Sikh Heritage Month.

Kaur will be performing spoken word from her first published collection of poetry, Milk and Honey, an exploration of femininity, love, loss, trauma, and healing. Milk and Honey was first published in November 2014 and is now a New York Times bestseller.

The artist has been drawing and painting since the age of five, and writing and performing since the age of 17. Her first performance was at the Punjabi Community Health Centre in Malton, and she has since performed internationally. She also dabbles in illustration, design, and photography.

A powerful voice of her generation, Kaur first caused a stir in 2015 with a viral Instagram photo of her sleeping with a menstrual bloodstain on her pajamas that was part of a school project. The photo prompted discussion on feminism and biology, and ultimately established Kaur as an artist unafraid to tackle and create conversation around tough topics.

Kaur is currently working on her second collection of poetry.

Opening for Kaur are artists Beya Likhari and Keerat Kaur. Likhari is a singer/songwriter who has opened for artists such as Majid Jordan and Michael Blume, and Kaur is a musician, designer, and illustrator whose work is a part of the Sikh Heritage Month exhibition at the Peel Art Gallery Museum and Archives.

Section A tickets are priced at $25 each and section B tickets at $20 each on the Rose Theatre's website. Doors will open at 6p.m.

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