Thursday 15 May 2014 - Monday 26 May 2014

We celebrate the 5th year of Alchemy, Southbank Centre’s annual festival showcasing the best of music, dance, literature, comedy, fashion, art and design from the UK and South Asia.

Including Anoushka Shankar, Bollywood singing star Sukhwinder Singh, a world premiere collaboration between Shye Ben-Tzur and Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood, world-renowned chorographer Aditi Mangaldas and legendary actor Naseeruddin Shah reading Vikram Seth’s Beastly Tales. Don’t miss some of the biggest stars.

Plus enjoy a vibrant festival atmosphere with our rich free programme of workshops, performances and exhibitions and sample wonderful food from the market, Festival Restaurant-in-residence Roti Chai and street food from Horn OK Please!

Discover international masters alongside emerging talent; folk alongside up-and-coming youth culture; the best in South Asian cuisine and the latest fashions from Pakistan and India. Consider how skills and ideas travel down generations, across continents and different cultures collaborate.