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A double bill from Sanjuka Sinha and Sanjukta Wagh
Royal Festival Hall
See two leading kathak dancers perform a double bill of new work
Southbank Centre’s YUVA returns to Alchemy for the fifth year in a vibrant showcase of South Asian youth dance.
The Clore Ballroom
Discover sounds straight from the heart of the alternative music scene in India
Join us in the Alchemy Music Cafe for the second part of our evening of free music.
In Partnership with BBC Asian Network
So you've decided you want a career in media, music or the entertainment industries
Presented by The British Council
Poets from India and the UK reinterpret some of the Bard's classic works in this entertaining international 'Sonnet Exchange'.
A Little Literary Adventure for Children
Level 5 Function Room
Hear from three writers who tell stories for children.
Blue Room, Spirit Level
Witness a true story and a letter to those in power
With Inderjit Puaar
Hop on board for an illustration workshop with Bradley the bus.
Folktale Workshop for Children
Discover some of South Asia's best folktales and their magnificent cast of animals
NAPA Repertory Theatre
Shakespeare's joyous The Winter's Tale is performed in Urdu by Karachi's famous NAPA Repertory Theatre.
Make up marvellous things, tell fabulous lies and use your amazing imagination
Rock on Music are proud to present India’s multi-talented musical trio, Shankar - Ehsaan - Loy
Championing 20 Years of the best of British-Asian club culture
Get on down to 90s ragga, hip-hop, rare groove, R&B, drum and bass and Eastern breaks.
Explore our fascination with Shakespeare in translation – in terms of both language and cultural context.
Tongue Tied & Twisted blasts Indian storytelling into the 21st century combining the talents of PKCtheFirst and Peter Chand.
Green Bar, Level 4
Do you know where that £5
Sampad Arts presents
Sampad Arts celebrates the rich Midlands arts scene in an afternoon of uplifting music, dance and spoken word.
Hosted by Mariam Khan
Malala Yousafzai's memoir was written with journalist Christina Lamb when she was 15 years old
Level 3 Function Room
Celebrate the beauty of the turban.
Meet Hussain Manawer.
Think about how to dress stylishly yet traditionally.
Weddings are big business – particularly Asian weddings.
Why don’t we see more Muslim women in fashion campaigns?
Hear two extraordinary young people discuss their journeys so far.
Take your first steps to becoming a storyteller.
Join a hands-on workshop in the art of block printing. Materials are provided.
A Voicelab singing workshop
Blue Bar, Level 4
Explore your voice in a workshop with singer and composer, Ranjana Ghatak.
Join a drop-in workshop and go through the basics of styling and wearing a sari.
Take a whistlestop tour of South Asian embroidery methods with an expert embroider.
Discover the history of the sari in this lecture demonstration by Rani Moorthy, Artistic Director of theatre company Rasa Productions.
Explore the many ways to style a hijab.
Alchemy becomes a platform to showcase cutting-edge design from the international world.
Karachi-based producers Salt Arts present a night of contemporary Pakistani culture.
Shakespeare's great tragedy is performed in Nepali, in this collaboration with Kathmandu's Theatre Village
A poignant peace concert
Pakistan’s most politically active music group Laal joins forces with homegrown collective Asian Dub Foundation for a poignant peace concert
Criminally Good Crime Fiction
St. Paul’s Pavilion
Crime specialists and writers Omar Shahid Hamid, Vaseem Khan and Abir Mukherjee stir together fact and fiction
Performed by Vikram Iyengar
See kathak dance deconstructed in a new solo dance performance
Enjoy music from Sahara before seeing Asian Dub Foundation and Laal this evening.
Don’t miss our special Alchemy edition of Friday Lunch with the talented violist Sarah Sarhandi.
Groove Baby Presents
Groove Baby presents Bhangra pioneer Kuljit Bhamra
(work in progress)
A showcase of new classical Indian dance featuring work from Shane Shambhu, Chamu Kuppuswamy and Nina Rajarani
With Omar Shahid Hamid
Pick up tips on writing detective fiction and noir at an evening workshop.
An evening of dance showcasing the diversity of work being created or performed by older artists.
A panel discussion on lifelong creativity and perceptions of older artists.
Continued professional development workshop for dance artists
Join Bisakha Sarker, leading practitioner of Indian creative dance, for this continued professional development workshop
Meet new friends, learn some new dance moves and enjoy the music at an Alchemy social dance.
Experience subtle unfurlings and strange depths in a performance by Nikhil Chopra.
The Role of the Artist in Politics and Social Justice
Hear a panel discuss the roles that artists can play in politics and social justice.
With Sanjukta Sinha
Grab this rare opportunity to work with one of India's most outstanding young dance artists.
Pram Jam is back and this time our session is part of Alchemy 2016.
A Curve Commission
A stage adaptation of the novel about 20,000 female vigilantes campaigning for women's rights.
Alchemy Book Club
Read and discuss The Year of the Runaways by Sunjeev Sahota, which was shortlisted for the 2015 Man Booker Prize
Hear Dr Shama Rahman weave stories that start life as poems and take flight as songs.
Comedy at Alchemy
The London Wonderground
Laugh your socks off at this special Alchemy event, hosted at London Wonderground
Authors Tahmima Anam and Mirza Waheed join editor Deborah Smith for a live reading and discussion
Creative Writing Workshop
Join The Mystery of the Aagnee Ruby author Maha Khan Phillips to find out how to write for children.
Experience a performance provocation by Mallika Taneja.
What makes a British child leave the comfort of their home to wage a 'holy war'?
Join us in the Alchemy Music Cafe for a Sunday evening of free music.
Welcome to the Eastern Eye Arts, Culture & Theatre Awards.
Dive Into The Heart of Suffering &
by Last Mango In Paris
Last Mango in Paris present a story about female empowerment told through live music and film.
Saikat Ahamed, Tez Ilyas & Nadim Safdar
Saikat Ahamed, Tez Ilyas and Nadim Safdar explore compassion, radical empathy, tolerance, forgiveness and mutual understanding
Raheel Mohammed and Professor Jaideep Prabhu
How are South Asian business and economic practices leading the world? Chaired by Farrukh Khan, Chief Business Development Officer for Acumen
Take part in the Alchemy edition of Leaps and Bounds.
Join the team behind an award-winning animated TV series from Pakistan.
The Weirdo's Ball
Catch music, drag and alternative comedy from the UK's best South Asian performers
Following a smash hit run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, join Tez as he leads you on a truly unique journey through his silly, smart and subver ...
India's Dr K J Yesudas returns to Southbank Centre after two decades
Saikat Ahamed brings his acclaimed one-man show Strictly Balti to Alchemy 2016.
with the World Renowned Zakhir Hussain
Virtuoso percussionist Zakir Hussain leads a mass tabla jam, suitable for all abilities.
With Geetika Alok
Come to a workshop based on the series of pop-up art installations by Geetika Alok.
The Jaipur Literature Festival returns to Alchemy for a third time to take over Royal Festival HallGiving an insight into 'the greatest l ...
Comedy's most seductive idiot (and BBC3 favourite), Mawaan Rizwan, brings his new show to Southbank Centre.
British performer Mawaan Rizwan asks what life is really like for gay people in Pakistan.
Leading tabla player Zakir Hussain returns to Southbank Centre
A talk exploring all things ancient and contemporary about sex and sexuality.
Singer-songwriter Shapla Salique performs traditional Bengali folk and mystical songs fused with jazz and soul.
Presented by EarthSync
The Mumbai-based duo Filter Coffee make their debut appearance at Southbank Centre.
Southbank Centre Associate schools perform the 2016 Big Dance Pledge, choreographed by Olivier Award-winning dancer Akram Kham.
In partnership with British Council Creative Economy
An intergenerational and intercultural conversation about futures that inspire us.
Presented by BBC Asian Network and Southbank Centre Archive
Explore an archive of recorded performances by some of South Asia’s greatest musicians.
A screening of a documentary about a memoir project for Afghani women.
by Niranjan Kamatkar
See an exhibition exploring South Asian LGBT identities in the UK’s political and cultural scenes.
Animated Film Shorts
Watch a pair of short animated films about same-sex love in contemporary British South Asian communities.
Come along to an exhibition and a series of pop-up art installations by Geetika Alok.
Visit this intriguing installation revealing one of the UK’s best kept secrets – Desi pubs.
See an award-winning animated television series from Pakistan.
A UK-Bangladesh Film Collaboration
This performance-installation celebrates the wisdom of the ageing body.
presented by Salt Arts
RPM is an exploration of Karachi and its charged urban landscape.
Street food pioneers KERB return to Alchemy after a triumphant debut in 2015.
Get behind-the-scenes insights into the fashion industry at this four-week course
Join us at a teacher's event and learn the choreography to this year's Big Dance Pledge.