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Be Like Teflon: Jasleen Kaur Book Launch

27th April at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Be Like Teflon, by Jasleen Kaur
Be Like Teflon, by Jasleen Kaur

‘Whether it’s around a kitchen table or from the pages of a book, hearing the voices of resilient women is like having the companionship of a sister or mother — tender and sustaining, like maha di dahl on a sodden wet day in Glasgow. With that innate knowledge of measuring by eye, atta, chawal, mirch, comes the wisdom of a women’s experience, as she tells us to, ‘be like teflon, be like teflon, don’t let anything stick.’ Jasleen Kaur

A Recipe for an Event
Be Like Teflon: Jasleen Kaur Book Launch, Saturday 27th April, 12.30pm to 2.30pm, free

Share food and conversation at A Recipe for an Event, the launch for Be Like Teflon, a new artist book by Jasleen Kaur. Inspired by recipe books from our archive and focusing upon the voices and recipes that she found missing, Be Like Teflon brings together collected memories of women connected to Kaur’s Indian heritage, and uses acts of communal cooking to ask questions: Whose stories count? Who speaks for whom?

A Recipe for an Event is a programme of selected works by artists that explore the actions of ‘speaking to’ and ‘speaking for’. Through reading, recorded conversation, performance, film and food, Glasgow Women’s Library makes space for their lost stories and for new conversations. During the programme you are invited to share a meal, prepared by Ranjit’s Kitchen, created especially for ‘Be Like Teflon’.

Elmira ‘Bolly’ Fauchon and Mireille Fauchon
Surinder Kaur
Jasleen Kaur and Harbhajan Kaur
Raju Rage
Amanprit Sandhu
Alia Syed
Rehana Zaman

All together

Combine at Glasgow Women’s Library to launch Jasleen Kaur’s new book Be Like Teflon

Be Like Teflon is developed through support from a project called From Glasgow Women’s Library – a partnership between Glasgow-based curatorial organisation Panel and Glasgow Women’s Library.

Jasleen Kaur is a Scottish Indian artist based in London. Brought up in a traditional Sikh household in Glasgow, her work is an ongoing exploration into the malleability of culture and the layering of social histories within materials and objects.


This event is free and open for all but your place must be booked. Please book below (you will be taken through the shopping cart but no charge will be made) or you can call us on 0141 550 2267. If you have booked a place and are no longer able to attend please let us know for catering purposes and so that we can make your place available to someone else. Please note that the timings of the event have changed slightly from the original listing, the event will now begin at 12.30pm and finish at 2.30pm. 


Glasgow Women’s Library is wheelchair accessible, with lifts to the first floor and the Mezzanine Floor. We have accessible toilets and all the bathrooms are individual closed stalls and are gender neutral. Our larger Events Space is fitted with an induction loop. A portable induction loop is also available. For paid events free companion tickets are available.

Find more information on Accessibility at GWL or contact us and we will be very happy to offer assistance.

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27th April
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Glasgow Women’s Library
0141 550 2267


Glasgow Women’s Library
23 Landressy Street
Glasgow, G40 1BP United Kingdom
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0141 550 2267