• May 19,2017
  • In Event
  • By Protima Chatterjee

Don’t miss-Southbank centre’s Alchemy Friday 19th-Monday 29th May, The largest UK festival of South-Asian Culture returns

Celebrating the dynamic cultural connections and exchange of ideas between South Asia and the UK, Alchemy highlights this year include London premiere of Sukanya, the only opera by world famous musician Ravi Shankar, inspired by his wife and stories from the Indian epics (19 May), Abida Parveen one of Pakistan’s finest Sufi vocalists of the modern era, performs for one night only in Royal Festival Hall, presented by Rafi Peer Mystic Music Sufi Festival (28 May) The Karachi Literature Festival, speakers include Aamer Hussein, Ali Zaidi, Farjad Nabi, Imtiaz Dharker, Kamila Shamsie, Mehreen Jabbar, Mohammed Hanif, Moni Mohsin, Nimra Bucha, Taimur Rahman and Zehra Nigah (20 May), stand-up comedian Tez Ilyas (20-21 May) ,The Nrityagram dance Ensemble, one of the world’s leading Indian Classical dance companies present their first international collaboration in Saṃhära with the Chitrasena Dance Company, a union of two exquisitely detailed dance traditions performed with live music (26 May), Paracosm by London based artiste Faiza Butt (19-29 May), Actor, comedian and YouTube sensation Mawaan Rizwan with a brand new show, celebrating the profound meaninglessness of life (28 May), renowned popular musical duo Vishal & Shekhar take over Royal Festival Hall with their acclaimed modern Bollywood sound, across Hindi, Telugu and Marathi languages (27 May), the Easter Eye arts culture and theatre awards (21 May), Kerb street food pioneers from 30 specialist street-food traders, alongside their cocktail and beer bars (18-29 May)and more. Also enjoy a multitude of free events spanning music, performance and dance.
Photo credit for the featured images on Abundant Art: Alchemy

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