Alchemy 2018

Alchemy

Join us for a packed bank holiday weekend of dance, comedy, literature and music celebrating the connection between South Asian and the UK.This year our annual festival turns nine and, with a focus on homegrown talent, brings together emerging and legendary performers from across the UK.※※※※※ HIGHLIGHTS ※※※※※⋆ Shaanti Presents The Female TakeoverRecognising the women who are changing the sound and soul of British music, Shaanti presents a day of exclusive performances from rising stars and celebrated DJs. FREE⋆ Talvin SinghSee the legendary musician perform his seminal album, OK, on it's 20th anniversary. With special guests.⋆ Tez Ilyas: TeztifyThe slick, smart and subversive comedian returns with his new show.⋆ The Ska VengersMove your feet to the unshakeable energy of India's first ska band.⋆ Sharper than a Serpent's Tooth: South Asian Feminist WritingMeet the writers turning classics on their heads. Hear from Preti Taneja who's modern King Lear is set among India's anti-corruption riots in 2011-2012.⋆ The TrothA gripping wartime story of love and loss, told through contemporary dance, music and film.⋆ Spirit of India250+ Bollywood dancers from across the UK come together for one spectacular night.⋆ KERB's South Asian street food marketCurry and cocktails, all day and all night.SEE THE FULL LINE UP AT: https://goo.gl/PKLxny

// Main image of Birmingham based spoken work artist Amerah Saleh by Paul Stringer. Part of Shaanti's Female Takeover. //



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