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Alchemy

4 May – 7 May 2018

Celebrate the exchange of ideas and cultural connections between South Asia and the UK with a packed bank holiday weekend of dance, comedy, music and literature.

Alchemy is a place for artists and audiences to come together. This year the festival turns nine and with a focus on homegrown talent, brings together emerging and legendary performers from across the UK.

Party to electronic bhangra beats with Birmingham club night Shaanti, discover new contemporary dance from the country's leading producer of South Asian dance, Akademi, and fill up at KERB’s street-food market.

7:45 pm
Fri 04 May 2018
7:45 pm | Fri 04 May 2018
Dance & Performance
Contemporary Dance
A powerful solo dance performance, combining traditional Kathak dance with theatre, comedy and spoken word
A powerful solo dance performance, combining traditional Kathak dance with theatre, comedy and...
7:45 pm
Sat 05 May 2018
7:45 pm | Sat 05 May 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Join today’s leading feminist South Asian authors as they explore age-old questions in a modern-day context
Join today’s leading feminist South Asian authors as they explore age-old questions in a...
Goa august 2017
7:45 pm
Sun 06 May 2018
7:45 pm | Sun 06 May 2018
Dance & Performance
Contemporary Dance
A new work by two rising stars of the dance world, exploring our sense of place and purpose within the world
A new work by two rising stars of the dance world, exploring our sense of place and purpose within...
7:30 pm
Mon 07 May 2018
7:30 pm | Mon 07 May 2018
Dance & Performance
Comedy
A slick, smart, subversive stand-up show from top Muslim comedian Tez Ilyas
A slick, smart, subversive stand-up show from top Muslim comedian Tez Ilyas

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