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.

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.