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Alchemy

4 May 2018 - 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.

Our full line-up is announced at the end of February – check back to find out more.

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...

Free

Free

12:30 pm
Sat 05 May 2018
12:30 pm | Sat 05 May 2018
Find your voice in a vocal workshop celebrating the start of Alchemy
Find your voice in a vocal workshop celebrating the start of Alchemy

Free

Free

2:00 pm
Sat 05 May 2018
2:00 pm | Sat 05 May 2018
Gigs
The best acts from the UK’s eclectic live music scene, all created and performed by British Asian women
The best acts from the UK’s eclectic live music scene, all created and performed by British Asian...

Free

Free

4:15 pm
Sat 05 May 2018
4:15 pm | Sat 05 May 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Celebrate the power of the spoken word with leading British Asian writers and poets
Celebrate the power of the spoken word with leading British Asian writers and poets

Free

Free

5:00 pm
Sat 05 May 2018
5:00 pm | Sat 05 May 2018
Gigs
Electronic
Join an alfresco party overlooking the river, with music from leading Asian DJs
Join an alfresco party overlooking the river, with music from leading Asian DJs
7:30 pm
Sat 05 May 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 05 May 2018
Dance & Performance
Classical Dance
The Troth is a gripping wartime story of love and loss, told through contemporary dance, music and film
The Troth is a gripping wartime story of love and loss, told through contemporary dance, music 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...
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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...

Free

Free

2:00 pm
Mon 07 May 2018
2:00 pm | Mon 07 May 2018
Dance & Performance
Everyone is welcome at this Bollywood jazz dance workshop
Everyone is welcome at this Bollywood jazz dance workshop

Free

Free

Various times
Mon 07 May 2018
Various times | Mon 07 May 2018
Dance & Performance
Contemporary Dance
A classic Indian tale, retold through dance, storytelling and beatboxing for ages five and over
A classic Indian tale, retold through dance, storytelling and beatboxing for ages five and over

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