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THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 26TH MAY 2014

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AlchemyBack for its fifth year, Alchemy, a festival of South Asian culture, brings a mix of dance, music, talks and debates to the Southbank Centre. Also celebrating literature, film, craft and fashion, it explores the culture of India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka and takes a close look at their relationships with and influence on the UK and vice versa. Festival-goers can expect cutting-edge music, a huge range of free workshops, classes and Bollywood films.

 

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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Underground Stations

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Waterloo Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Lambeth North Tube Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Waterloo East Railway Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Waterloo Railway Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Union Car Park
 
13 minutes walk
 
Library Street NCP
 
13 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Plan the perfect year in London with our pick of the capital's best events in 2014. From January through to December, every month boasts an impressive line-up of entertainment. So, take a look at our guide and be sure not to miss a thing.

 
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London Marriott Hotel County Hall
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £163  31% off
Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 | 4 minutes from Alchemy
A simply unbeatable location for anyone who loves to keep themselves busy. London's County Hall is at the heart of the South Bank, surrounded by theatres, ... More
 
 
 
Park Plaza County Hall Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £99  23% 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
 
 
 
The Royal Horseguards - A Guoman Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £145  30% off
2 Whitehall Court, SW1A | 6 minutes from Alchemy
Emulating the style of a French chateau, this grand Victorian residence, built in 1884, occupies a prime location within Westminster. It's worth staying at the Grade ... More
 
 
 
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Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th December 2014 to 9th May 2015
Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 6 minutes from Alchemy
Olivier-Award winner Tamsin Greig (Episodes, Green Wing, Jumpy, God of Carnage), who made her name as Debbie Aldridge in Radio 4's The Archers, makes her musical ...More
 
 
 
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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, A Musical Thriller
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 30th March to 12th April 2015
London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO), St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 10 minutes from Alchemy
Emma Thompson returns to the London stage for the first time in 25 years to play Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet ...More
 
 
 
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The Scottsboro Boys
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 4th October 2014 to 21st February 2015
Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, South Bank, London WC2H | 11 minutes from Alchemy
It's 1931, nine young black men aged between 12 and 19 are travelling on a train through Scottsboro, looking for a new life. Following a sold ...More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
South Bank
London > Attractions >
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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Konditor & Cook
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
63 Stamford Street, 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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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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Canteen
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Alchemy
The menu at Canteen reads like a comforting childhood reminiscence with some sophisticated bunting thrown on top. Devilled kidneys on toast, followed by an excellent slow-roast ... 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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Career Energy
London > Education > Careers Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 17 minutes from Alchemy
Situated in the heart of London, Career Energy – formed in March 2002 - offers comprehensive advice on careers, career change and job searching. They’ll analyse ... More
 
 
 
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 17 minutes from Alchemy
English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
 
 
 
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The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 19 minutes from Alchemy
Learn to act by becoming the person you are portraying. Think yourself into the role... eat what they would eat, weigh what they would weigh, behave ... More
 
 
 
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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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Victoria Embankment Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 7 minutes from Alchemy
Created in 1874, the Victoria Embankment Gardens run parallel to the River Thames, creating a green walkway between Waterloo Bridge and Embankment, and are dotted with ... More
 
 
 
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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, 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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Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
Belvedere Road, SE1 | Same location as Alchemy
Designed by the Eden Project and run by Company of Cooks, the Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden is the place to be on a summer's evening ... 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

 
Dance UmbrellaDance UmbrellaDance UmbrellaOne of the world's leading dance festivals, Dance Umbrella has been bringing new dance experience to London since 1978 and in 2014 under new Artistic Director Emma Gladstone the festival celebrates its 36th anniversary. Highlights of the 18-day festival include 'Le Patin Libre', a show by Canadian collective which reinvents ice skating at Alexandra21st October 2014Friday 31st October 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
Now On
Dance Umbrella
event > Dance > Modern Dance - Dance Festivals
PRICING  Various, many performances Free
DATES  14th to 31st October 2014
VENUE  Southbank Centre 
One of the world's leading dance festivals, Dance Umbrella has been bringing new dance experience to London since 1978 and in 2014 under new Artistic Director Emma Gladstone the festival celebrates its 36th anniversary. Highlights of the 18-day festival include 'Le Patin Libre', a show by Canadian collective which reinvents ice skating at Alexandra... More about this event
 
Tom Phillips: Illuminated TweetsTom Phillips: Illuminated TweetsDisplays tracking the poet's Humument through it's digital incarnations.21st October 2014Sunday 26th October 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
Free EventNow On
Tom Phillips: Illuminated Tweets
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Multimedia | PRICING  Free  
DATES  19th and 21st to 26th Oct 2014 - 11am-8pm
VENUE  Southbank Centre 
Displays tracking the poet's Humument through it's digital incarnations.
MirrorcityMirrorcityMirrorcityPresented in a wide variety of media, this group exhibition includes works by artists who seek to address the dilemmas, realities and consequences of living in a digital age. Works in Mirrorcity include new sculptural and wall works by Helen Marten, and 'The Artist', an installation by Turner Prize winner Laure Prouvost which invites the viewer int21st October 2014Sunday 4th January 2015 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
Ongoing
Mirrorcity
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Illustration & Drawing
DATES  14th October 2014 to 4th January 2015
VENUE  Southbank Centre 
Presented in a wide variety of media, this group exhibition includes works by artists who seek to address the dilemmas, realities and consequences of living in a digital age. Works in Mirrorcity include new sculptural and wall works by Helen Marten, and 'The Artist', an installation by Turner Prize winner Laure Prouvost which invites the viewer int... More about this event
 
NT: Stage To Screen: CloserNT: Stage To Screen: CloserIn a series of illustrated talks, Daniel Rosenthal, author of The National Theatre Story (winner of the Theatre Book Prize 2013), explores the film adaptations of acclaimed NT plays.22nd October 2014Wednesday 22nd October 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
On Soon
NT: Stage To Screen: Closer
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Wednesday 22nd October 2014 - 2.30pm-4pm
VENUE  Southbank Centre 
In a series of illustrated talks, Daniel Rosenthal, author of The National Theatre Story (winner of the Theatre Book Prize 2013), explores the film adaptations of acclaimed NT plays.
Wines Of AlsaceWines Of Alsace22nd October 2014Wednesday 22nd October 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
On Soon
Wines Of Alsace
event > Leisure
DATES  Wednesday 22nd October 2014 - 6.30pm
VENUE  Southbank Centre 
Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment: Flying The Flag: The French BeethovenOrchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment: Flying The Flag: The French BeethovenFrancois-Xavier Roth conducts the overture from Berlioz's Beatrice Et Benedict, George Onslow's Symphony No 1 In A and Beethoven's Symphony No 3 'Eroica'.22nd October 2014Wednesday 22nd October 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
On Soon
Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment: Flying The Flag: The French Beethoven
event > Concerts > Classical
DATES  Wednesday 22nd October 2014 - 7pm-9pm
VENUE  Southbank Centre 
Francois-Xavier Roth conducts the overture from Berlioz's Beatrice Et Benedict, George Onslow's Symphony No 1 In A and Beethoven's Symphony No 3 'Eroica'.
Yoga With A View: WorkshopYoga With A View: WorkshopYoga with a view of the London skyline.22nd October 2014Wednesday 29th October 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
On Soon
Yoga With A View: Workshop
event > Sporting Events > Particpate in Sports - Dance
DATES  Wednesday 22nd and Wednesday 29th October 2014 - 7.45am-9am
VENUE  Southbank Centre 
Yoga with a view of the London skyline.
Indian Classical Music Appreciation CourseIndian Classical Music Appreciation CourseDemystify the traditions of this music tradition.22nd October 2014Wednesday 22nd October 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
On Soon
Indian Classical Music Appreciation Course
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops
DATES  Wednesday 22nd October 2014 - 7.30pm
VENUE  Southbank Centre 
Demystify the traditions of this music tradition.
Philharmonia OrchestraPhilharmonia OrchestraKrzysztof Urbanski conducts Smetana's Vltava (From Ma Vlast), Chopin's Piano Concerto No 1 and Dvorak's Symphony No 9 (From the New World). With pianist Jan Lisiecki.23rd October 2014Thursday 23rd October 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
On Soon
Philharmonia Orchestra
event > Concerts > Classical
DATES  Thursday 23rd October 2014 - 7.30pm
VENUE  Southbank Centre 
Krzysztof Urbanski conducts Smetana's Vltava (From Ma Vlast), Chopin's Piano Concerto No 1 and Dvorak's Symphony No 9 (From the New World). With pianist Jan Lisiecki.
New Songs Of ChangeNew Songs Of ChangeYour chance to perform at Southbank Centre.24th October 2014Friday 24th October 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
New Songs Of Change
event > Kids Events | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Friday 24th October 2014 - 1pm
VENUE  Southbank Centre 
Your chance to perform at Southbank Centre.
 

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Dance Umbrella
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Dance | Until 31st October 2014 

Southbank Centre

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Mirrorcity
Mirrorcity
Exhibitions | Until 4th January 2015 

Southbank Centre

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Tom Phillips: Illuminated Tweets
Exhibitions | Until 26th October 2014 

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The James Plays: James II
The James Plays: James II
Theatre | Until 29th October 2014 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 2 minutes walk from Southbank Centre

The second of three new plays by award-winning writer Rona Munro about 15th century Scottish kings, in James II the ...More

 
Here Lies Love
Here Lies Love
Theatre | Until 8th January 2015 

National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre 3 minutes walk from Southbank Centre

David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's musical Here Lies Love opens the new Dorfman Theatre (formerly the Cottesloe) at the National ...More

 
Halloween at the London Dungeon
Halloween at the London Dungeon
Seasonal | Until 2nd November 2014 

London Dungeon 4 minutes walk from Southbank Centre

Be prepared to feel your blood freeze this Halloween as the London Dungeon unveils its terrifying new character, The Master ...More

 
Thames Barrier Voyage
Thames Barrier Voyage
Tours | Until 31st October 2014 

London RIB Voyages 4 minutes walk from Southbank Centre

Travel to the Thames Barrier by boat and take in some of London's top attractions from the river en route ...More

 
Boat Show Comedy Club
Boat Show Comedy Club
Comedy | Until 27th December 2014 

Tattershall Castle 5 minutes walk from Southbank Centre

For the past twelve years the Boat Show Comedy Club aboard the Tattershall Castle has played host to some of ...More

 
Speed-the-Plow
Speed-the-Plow
Theatre | Until 29th November 2014 

Playhouse Theatre 6 minutes walk from Southbank Centre

Lindsay Lohan makes her West End stage debut as Karen, a sassy secretary who derails the dream of two down-on-their-luck ...More

 
Philosophers On ‘Who Are We'': The Dustiness Of Us
Exhibitions | On 21st October 2014 

Somerset House 7 minutes walk from Southbank Centre

Inside Out Festival presents Philosophers on 'Who Are We?': The dustiness of us. Leading philosophers from King's College London discuss ...More

 
 
 
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