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.
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.
With performers including Anoushka Shankar, Shye Ben-Tzur, Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood, Sukhwinder Singh, Soumik Datta, Naseeruddin Shah, Aditi Mangaldas, Susheela Raman, Gauri Sharma Tripathi and many more to be announced, don’t miss some of the biggest stars.
Plus you can enjoy a vibrant festival atmosphere with our rich free programme of workshops, performances and exhibitions and sample wonderful food from the market and Festival Restaurant-in-residence, Roti Chai.
Kaal: A Memory of Time
Siddhartha Das Studio
Kaal: Unfolding Layers of TimeArt
The Citizens Archive of Pakistan
A multimedia exhibition tracing the evolution of Pakistani identity from partition to the present day.Art
Indian Food Tasting with the Cinnamon Club
Taste mouth-watering cuisine from one of the best Indian restaurants in London.Performance
Alchemy Comedy & Immigrant Diaries
Statistics don't really tell the story of immigrants; people do.Performance
Vikram Seth's Beastly Tales
with Naseeruddin Shah
Queen Elizabeth Hall
A fun reading of Vikram Seth's Beastly Tales: a modern, rhyming version of Aesop's Fables.Literature