It’s the sixth year of Alchemy, Southbank Centre’s annual festival showcasing the best of dance, music, theatre, design, fashion, comedy and literature from the UK and South Asia.
2015’s festival features Bollywood singing star Shreya Ghoshal, the sell-out show Nirbhaya from the internationally-acclaimed director Yaël Farber; powerful dance from Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company; tabla master Zakir Hussain and the return of 'the greatest literary show on earth', the Jaipur Literature Festival, for a two-day residency.
Throughout the 11 day festival there are free workshops, must-see performances, stunning, thought-provoking exhibitions and a delicious Eastern inspired food market, as KERB does Alchemy.
With much of the festival free to enjoy, come down with your friends and family and experience it for yourself.
Neha Choksi: Minds to Lose
Minds to Lose is the first UK solo exhibition by multimedia artist Neha Choksi.Art
Variety Is The Spice
The Very Best of British Asian Music, Comedy and Dance
An evening of British Asian music, dance and comedyPerformance
Queen Elizabeth Hall
Singer-songwriter Bishi combines music, technology and moving image in this one-woman show.Gigs
Southbank Centre and Akademi Youth Dance Competition
A vibrant showcase of the best South Asian youth dance from across the country.Dance
India’s Culture Wars: One Year On
Salil Tripathi, Chandrahas Choudhury, Gita Sahgal
The Indian government of Narendra Modi has rebranded yoga and found 7,000-year-old aeroplanes in Vedic scripture.Literature
Queen Elizabeth Hall
An evening of razor-sharp humour from the best of the British Asian comedy scenePerformance
Party with British Asian Female DJs
Celebrate great British Asian female DJs.Gigs
Shreya Ghoshal Live in Concert
A star songstress of Indian cinema
Royal Festival Hall
Rock On Music presents a star songstress of Indian cinema.Gigs
Club Future with DJ Ritu (Kuch Kuch)
The Front Room at QEH
The legendary DJ Ritu (Kuch Kuch) mixes Bollywood, Bhangra, and club classics for the perfect Indian summerGigs