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Alchemy is the Southbank Centre annual festival celebrating the best of music, debate, film, dance, literature, fashion and design from India and South Asia, or influenced by them exploring what these cultures are or can beand examining the wider debate about the social context in which art is made.

Discover classical masters alongside emerging British Asian talent; folk traditions alongside emergent youth culture; stimulating debate and the latest fashions. Come and enjoy the festival atmosphere and sample wonderful food from the market.

This year the Southbank Centre will be hosting a wide range of artists from across the globe. Welcoming Alchemy favourites as well as artists appearing for the first time out of India and Pakistan. These include Asian Dub Foundation, Pete Lockett Rajasthan Collaboration, Susheela Raman with the Mein Mir Qawals, Sachal Jazz Ensemble, Raghu Dixit Project with members of Bellowhead, Shankar Mahadevan & Purbayan Chatterjee, plus many more.

Highlights from previous years include composer AR Rahman, actor Meera Syal, pop star Kailash Kher, Kathak choreographer and performer Gauri Sharma Tripathi, singer Begum Parveen Sultana and Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company.

 

Southbank Centre Belvedere Road , London SE1 8XX

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