The Alchemy Festival is London Southbank Centre’s annual celebration of the South Asian creative arts, and this year it takes places between the 10th and 21st of April. The festival includes music, dance, literature, dseign and debate with South Asian roots, and the 11-day event has an incredible line-up!
Highlights include an opening night performance by Susheela Raman, whose gig at the festival last year sold out. Anoushka Shankar, daughter of the late Pandit Ravi Shankar will be performing on April 13th, in a concert based around her Grammy-nominated album "Traveller", which features UK-based percussionist Pirashanna Thevarajah.
Renowned Carnatic violists Ganesh and Kumaresh will be taking to the stage on April 17th, along with jazz group "Trio AAB". Friday April 19th sees esteemed playback and ghazal singer Hariharan performing at the Royal Festival Hall, where he will perform a string of Bollywood favourites as well as new material he has done in collaboration with Bickram Ghosh and Tamil percussionist Sivamani.
The festival kicks of on April 10th, and prices vary according to the event. Group bookings will receive a discount, as will bookings made for a series 2 or more events. Click here for further information.