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AlchemyBack for its sixth year, Alchemy, a festival of South Asian culture has grown to become the largest festival of Indian and South Asian culture outside India. Covering comedy, theatre, dance and music, highlights of this year's festival include appearances from tabla musician Zakir Hussain, Bollywood singer Shreya Ghoshal, and Meera Syal who discusses her first novel in sixteen years, The House of Hidden Mothers. On the stage, Indian play, 'Nirbhaya', investigates gender-based violence following the tragic events of the 2012 Delhi bus rape while 'Synchronised' draws ticket-holders off-site to a pool-based production combining synchronised swimming, kathak dance, live music and song. The Jaipur Literature Festival, contemporary kathak dance projects and free interactive installation Pother Golpo - Street Stories of Bangladesh and Dil Phaink are all part of the colourful mix. There's street food inspired by the Alchemy countries in the Festival Village and the Southbank Centre Square by Kerb Market and children's show Arabian Nights (23rd and 24th May) tells the story of Ali Baba, Aladdin and a genie.

About Southbank Centre

London's hub of cultural arts, The Southbank Centre announced in March 2013 that it's set for a £100 million revamp that will see the 1960s design finally move into the 21st century with a proposal that includes a floating glass pavilion, two more roof gardens, a space for riverside arts and a large pedestrian area. More about Southbank Centre

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Park Plaza County Hall Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £93† 37% off
1 Addington Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from Alchemy
Close to Waterloo, the 4 star Park Plaza is - as the name suggests - just behind County Hall. Near to the Thames, it's also convenient ... More
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The End of Longing
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 2nd February to 14th May 2016
Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 6 minutes from Alchemy
Perhaps in an attempt to shake off his association with Chandler forever (unlikely), Friends star Matthew Perry has written his first ever play. ...More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Guys and Dolls
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 10th December 2015 to 12th March 2016
Savoy Theatre, Savoy Court, Strand, WC2R | 7 minutes from Alchemy
Chichester Festival Theatre's production of Guys and Dolls transfers to the West End this December, taking place at the Savoy Theatre. A big hit at the ...More
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Funny Girl
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 9th April to 2nd July 2016
Savoy Theatre, Savoy Court, Strand, WC2R | 7 minutes from Alchemy
Olivier and BAFTA award-winning actress Sheridan Smith makes her much awaited return to the West End in 2016 to star in Funny Girl, which transfers from ...More
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Near Alchemy
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Southbank Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Alchemy
London's hub of cultural arts, The Southbank Centre announced in March 2013 that it's set for a £100 million revamp that will see the 1960s design ... More
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Southbank Centre: Purcell Room
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Alchemy
Housed in the same modernist block as the Royal Festival Hall and sandwiched between it and the Hayward Gallery, the Purcell Room has a 372-seat auditorium, ... More
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Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Alchemy
Located by the River Thames, with sweeping views of the capital from the London Eye to St Paul's Cathedral, the Southbank Centre is a unique metropolitan ... More
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Alchemy
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The Poetry Library
London > Attractions > Museums
Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Alchemy
The most comprehensive and accessible collection of poetry from 1914 in Britain, The Poetry Library within the Southbank Centre contains 90,000 items and is still growing. ... More
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South Bank
London > Attractions >
South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Alchemy
This stretch along the Thames is one of the cultural and social hubs of London with the Southbank Centre - which includes Royal Festival Hall, Queen ... More
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The Hayward Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from Alchemy
The Hayward Gallery has been the originator or host of influential exhibitions since 1968. It mounts temporary exhibitions of contemporary and historical art. The gallery, named ... More
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The best shops and markets near Alchemy
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Foyles Royal Festival Hall
London > Shopping > Books
Riverside, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Alchemy
The family-run Foyles book shop has been in the book selling business since 1906. Around 30,000 books are stocked at this branch on a broad range ... More
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Konditor & Cook
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
22 Cornwall Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Alchemy
Konditor & Cook specialise in the creation of amazingly tasty cakes which are also sold on to some of the finest restaurants in the city. This, ... More
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I Knit London
London > Shopping > Clothing
106 Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Alchemy
Stocking a wide range of yarns, needles, patterns and accessories, I Knit London started as a knitting community in Vauxhall in January 2006, meeting at the ... More
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Eat Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
South Bank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Alchemy
Food to go in its simplest form. Freeshly baked bread for hand-made made sandwhiches; home made soups; simple salads. Another high street option for fresh. fast ... More
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Strada
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Unit 6, Royal Festival Hall Riverside, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Alchemy
Strada has started something of a pizza revolution. The chain has blossomed thanks largely to its focus on fresh, high quality ingredients, and efficient, friendly service. ... More
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Giraffe
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
Unit 1, Royal Festival Hall Riverside, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Alchemy
If you happen to be with the kids on the South Bank this summer this is a great little eatery in which to recharge their batteries. ... More
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London City College
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Royal Waterloo House, 51 Waterloo Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Alchemy
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English Language Institute
London > Education > English Language Courses
Royal Waterloo House, 51-55 Waterloo Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Alchemy
Wide variety of courses offered. Classes of 12-16. Under £200pw.... More
Institution of Electrical Engineers
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Savoy Place, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 6 minutes from Alchemy
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Alchemy gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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London Marriott Hotel County Hall Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Alchemy
Fancy detoxing in the building where the Greater London Council used to run the city? The Spa at the London Marriott County ... More
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Jubilee Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
3 Belvedere Road, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Alchemy
The concrete promenade along the South Bank greatly benefits from this large patch of green grass for striders, strollers and sightseers to relax on. Not ... More
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Bernie Spain Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Upper Ground, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Alchemy
Located between Oxo Tower Wharf and Gabriel's Wharf, Bernie Spain Gardens is a pleasant green space to stop off on a riverside walk along the South ... More
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The best pubs near London Alchemy.
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King's Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Alchemy
A short walk from the South Bank Centre, The Old Vic and The National Theatre this traditional old watering hole is a good place to have ... More
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The Sherlock Holmes
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10 Northumberland Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 7 minutes from Alchemy
Thirsty Sherlock Holmes fans look no further than this homage to the great detective himself and to original Victorian pubs. While you indulge in a soothing ... More
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The Thirsty Bear
London > Nightlife > Pubs
62 Stamford Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from Alchemy
If you're the kind of drinker who gets thirsty, very thirsty, and you don't have the time or patience to queue for at a very busy ... More
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Alchemy clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Alchemy
Designed by the Eden Project, the Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden is the place to be on a summer's evening for stunning sundown views over the ... More
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Bassoon Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 6 minutes from Alchemy
The cocktails in the Bassoon Bar are very good, expensive, yes, but very, very good. Not only that but the bar has a piano which is ... More
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Gordon's Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
47 Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes from Alchemy
Home to Samuel Pepys in the 1680s, the building housing Gordon’s is now home to a regular, thriving crowd of drinkers of all ages and all ... More
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Skylon
London > Business > Venue Hire
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Alchemy
The Royal Festival Hall's refurbishment has done away with 'The People's Palace', the marvellously 1950s restaurant that used to occupy this space, and replaced it with ... More
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Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Alchemy
Located by the River Thames, with sweeping views of the capital from the London Eye to St Paul's Cathedral, the Southbank Centre is a unique metropolitan ... More
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The Deck at the National Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Alchemy
The Deck is a modern roof-top venue with stunning views over the Thames, available for hire at the National Theatre, part of the Southbank Centre which ... More

Southbank Centre events

Ronald Corp's Behold, The SeaRonald Corp's Behold, The SeaHighgate Choral Society performs Ronald Corp's Behold, the Sea and Vaughan Williams's Sea Symphony with Rebecca Evans (soprano), Roderick Williams (baritone), The London Chorus and New London Children's Choir at the Royal Festival Hall.2016-03-07T00:00:00+00002016-03-07T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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Ronald Corp's Behold, The Sea
The Rattler: World PremiereThe Rattler: World PremiereA new interactive retelling of Rumpelstiltskin.2016-03-19T00:00:00+00002016-03-19T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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The Rattler: World Premiere
Deacon BlueDeacon BlueAfter over 30 years together the Glasgow-formed six-piece still presents an energetic pop and blues-infused rock performance including hit singles Dignity and Real Gone Kid.2016-11-16T00:00:00+00002016-11-16T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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Deacon Blue
Shhh...Bang!Shhh...Bang!Children's dance and theatre performance.2016-02-10T00:00:00+00002016-02-12T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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Shhh...Bang!
The Secret Life Of SuitcasesThe Secret Life Of SuitcasesAilie Cohen and Lewis Hetherington present a piece of adventurous puppet theatre for youngsters.2016-02-18T00:00:00+00002016-02-21T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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The Secret Life Of Suitcases
Roald Dahl And The Imagination Seekers (Ages 6-9)Roald Dahl And The Imagination Seekers (Ages 6-9)An interactive adventure for children, inspired by the works of Dahl.2016-02-13T00:00:00+00002016-02-21T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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Roald Dahl And The Imagination Seekers (Ages 6-9)
States Of SingingStates Of SingingExplore the effects of singing on our emotions in a mass vocal performance.2016-02-07T14:30:00+00002016-02-07T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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States Of Singing
Kurtag's Kafka Fragments Up CloseKurtag's Kafka Fragments Up CloseA recital of miniatures for soprano and violin that explore art, health and mental states. With violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Anu Komsi.2016-02-07T15:00:00+00002016-02-07T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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Kurtag's Kafka Fragments Up Close
Aurora OrchestraAurora OrchestraThe orchestra, conductor Nicholas Collon and host Ed Cooke present a recital of Mozart's Symphony No 40.2016-02-07T17:30:00+00002016-02-07T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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Aurora Orchestra
Changing MindsChanging MindsChanging MindsIn February 2016 the Southbank Centre launches a new weekend festival, Changing Minds, with performance, music, comedy, design, talks and panel discussions on mental health, a subject that' s still largely taboo. Exploring the role of the arts in mind matters, the festival has comedians and classical music players shedding light on the subject. Las2016-02-07T00:00:00+00002016-02-07T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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PRICINGVarious, some Free
DATESSaturday 6th and Sunday 7th February 2016
VENUESouthbank Centre
In February 2016 the Southbank Centre launches a new weekend festival, Changing Minds, with performance, music, comedy, design, talks and panel discussions on mental health, a subject that' s still largely taboo. Exploring the role of the arts in mind matters, the festival has comedians and classical music players shedding light on the subject. Las...†More about this event

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L'Etoile
Concerts | Until 24th February 2016 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Alchemy

French director Mariame Clement gets her Royal Opera House debut with L'Etoile this February. ...More

Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Alchemy

A new piece of artwork by Yinka Shonibare will be displayed on the exterior of the Royal Opera House this ...More

 
Sunday Cocktail Club
Concerts | On 7th February 2016 

The Roadhouse 1 minute walk from Alchemy

Cocktail offers and pop and indie music from DJs all night....More

Night Shift
Night Shift
Exhibitions | Until 10th April 2016 

London Transport Museum 2 minutes walk from Alchemy

Opening on the first weekend of what was meant to be the first weekend of the night tube - before ...More

 
Bread Of Heaven
Concerts | On 7th February 2016 

St Paul's Covent Garden 2 minutes walk from Alchemy

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Theatre | Until 4th June 2016 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 3 minutes walk from Alchemy

Nominated for a staggering seven gongs in the 2014 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ...More

 
Hand to God
Theatre | Until 11th June 2016 

Vaudeville Theatre 3 minutes walk from Alchemy

Taking into account its favour with the critics and several Tony nominations, irreverent puppet comedy ...More

Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical
Theatre | Until 29th May 2016 

Cambridge Theatre 3 minutes walk from Alchemy

The Royal Shakespeare Company's multiple award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's celebrated children's book Matilda is a big hit at ...More

 
The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 3rd July 2016 

The Lyceum Theatre 3 minutes walk from Alchemy

The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and ...More

 
The Play That Goes Wrong
The Play That Goes Wrong
Theatre | Until 11th September 2016 

Duchess Theatre 3 minutes walk from Alchemy

Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone ...More

 
 
 
 
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