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.
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
Shammi Pithia: Creation Of Something ...
The Clore Ballroom
Composer and producer Shammi Pithia performs a full band show of old favourites and new material from the forthcoming album COSMIC.Gigs
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