Alchemy 2016

Each year, Alchemy fills Southbank Centre with a vibrant array of performances, workshops and exhibitions – and a delicious food market. The festival celebrates the rich cultural relationship between the UK and the Indian subcontinent, and explores the creative influences generated by our shared history.

In 2016, the seventh Alchemy brings artists, performers and contributors from around the world together to collaborate, in order to showcase the best of dance, music, theatre, design, fashion, comedy and literature from the UK and South Asia.

Highlights from 2015’s festival included performances from tabla master Zakir Hussain, Bollywood singing star Shreya Ghoshal and Karachi-based band Overload, as well as Yaël Farber’s searing drama Nirbhaya and Timeless by the Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company.

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