Jude tells WinkBall about the start of the Alchemy Festival at the Southbank Centre and some of the events that are being held during the exhibition.
Alchemy is Southbank Centre’s 11-day journey into the richness, contrasts and confluences of the relationship between the UK, India and South Asian culture. Returning for a second year, the festival takes over the site with traditional and contemporary music and dance, debate, literature, film, craft and fashion. Building on relationships between Southbank Centre and leading artists and cultural organisations in the UK and the Indian subcontinent, the festival looks at the region’s fast-changing economic and cultural landscape, exploring its relationship with and influence on the UK, the juxtapositions between classical and folk traditions and notions of urban and rural progress. Our WinkBall citizen video reporters were there on Sunday, 17th April 2011, to capture the passion of those in attendance. Were YOU there? If we missed you, please record a wink and share your thoughts!