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Alchemy

Alchemy celebrates the exchange of ideas and cultural connections between South Asia and the UK with a programme of dance, comedy, music and literature.

Alchemy is a place for artists and audiences to come together. The 2018 festival focused on homegrown talent, bringing together emerging and legendary performers from across the UK, including Talvin Singh, Birmingham club night Shaanti and stars from the country's leading producer of South Asian dance, Akademi.

Check back next year for details of the next edition of Alchemy.

The celebrated composer, producer and tabla player shares some of his favourite music
A quick introduction to the sights and sounds of Alchemy festival
Amrita Riat offers an overview of the British Asian artists here at Alchemy
A past Alchemy highlight: Shye Ben-Tzur and Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood perform 'Challa Wahi Desh'
Celebrated Indian film composer A R Rahman talks about his work
The most exciting artists from South Asia and the UK gather at Alchemy

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The celebrated composer, producer and tabla player shares some of his favourite music
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