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Street food pioneers KERB return to Alchemy after a triumphant debut in 2015.
presented by Salt Arts
RPM is an exploration of Karachi and its charged urban landscape.
This performance-installation celebrates the wisdom of the ageing body.
A UK-Bangladesh Film Collaboration
See an award-winning animated television series from Pakistan.
Visit this intriguing installation revealing one of the UK’s best kept secrets – Desi pubs.
Come along to an exhibition and a series of pop-up art installations by Geetika Alok.
Animated Film Shorts
Watch a pair of short animated films about same-sex love in contemporary British South Asian communities.
by Niranjan Kamatkar
See an exhibition exploring South Asian LGBT identities in the UK’s political and cultural scenes.
A screening of a documentary about a memoir project for Afghani women.
Presented by BBC Asian Network and Southbank Centre Archive
Explore an archive of recorded performances by some of South Asia’s greatest musicians.
With Geetika Alok
Come to a workshop based on the series of pop-up art installations by Geetika Alok.
Experience subtle unfurlings and strange depths in a performance by Nikhil Chopra.
Groove Baby Presents
Level 5 Function Room
Groove Baby presents Bhangra pioneer Kuljit Bhamra
Don’t miss our special Alchemy edition of Friday Lunch with the talented violist Sarah Sarhandi.
Enjoy music from Sahara before seeing Asian Dub Foundation and Laal this evening.
Performed by Vikram Iyengar
See kathak dance deconstructed in a new solo dance performance
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
A poignant peace concert
Royal Festival Hall
Pakistan’s most politically active music group Laal joins forces with homegrown collective Asian Dub Foundation for a poignant peace concert
Blue Room, Spirit Level
Shakespeare's great tragedy is performed in Nepali, in this collaboration with Kathmandu's Theatre Village
Karachi-based producers Salt Arts present a night of contemporary Pakistani culture.
Alchemy becomes a platform to showcase cutting-edge design from the international world.
Level 3 Function Room
Explore the many ways to style a hijab.
Discover the history of the sari in this lecture demonstration by Rani Moorthy, Artistic Director of theatre company Rasa Productions.
Take a whistlestop tour of South Asian embroidery methods with an expert embroider.
Join a drop-in workshop and go through the basics of styling and wearing a sari.
A Voicelab singing workshop
Blue Bar, Level 4
Explore your voice in a workshop with singer and composer, Ranjana Ghatak.
Join a hands-on workshop in the art of block printing. Materials are provided.
Take your first steps to becoming a storyteller.
Hear two extraordinary young people discuss their journeys so far.
Green Bar, Level 4
Why don’t we see more Muslim women in fashion campaigns?
Weddings are big business – particularly Asian weddings.
Think about how to dress stylishly yet traditionally.
Meet Hussain Manawer.
Celebrate the beauty of the turban.
Hosted by Mariam Khan
Malala Yousafzai's memoir was written with journalist Christina Lamb when she was 15 years old
Sampad Arts presents
Sampad Arts celebrates the rich Midlands arts scene in an afternoon of uplifting music, dance and spoken word.
Do you know where that £5
Tongue Tied & Twisted blasts Indian storytelling into the 21st century combining the talents of PKCtheFirst and Peter Chand.
Explore our fascination with Shakespeare in translation – in terms of both language and cultural context.
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.
Rock on Music are proud to present India’s multi-talented musical trio, Shankar - Ehsaan - Loy
Make up marvellous things, tell fabulous lies and use your amazing imagination
NAPA Repertory Theatre
The Clore Ballroom
Shakespeare's joyous The Winter's Tale is performed in Urdu by Karachi's famous NAPA Repertory Theatre.
Folktale Workshop for Children
Discover some of South Asia's best folktales and their magnificent cast of animals
With Inderjit Puaar
Hop on board for an illustration workshop with Bradley the bus.
Witness a true story and a letter to those in power
A Little Literary Adventure for Children
Hear from three writers who tell stories for children.
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'.
In Partnership with BBC Asian Network
So you've decided you want a career in media, music or the entertainment industries
Join us in the Alchemy Music Cafe for the second part of our evening of free music.
Discover sounds straight from the heart of the alternative music scene in India
Southbank Centre’s YUVA returns to Alchemy for the fifth year in a vibrant showcase of South Asian youth dance.
A double bill from Sanjuka Sinha and Sanjukta Wagh
See two leading kathak dancers perform a double bill of new work
Meet new friends, learn some new dance moves and enjoy the music at an Alchemy social dance.
(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