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Rachel Harris on Alchemy festival: “Our audience is our society”

Alchemy: Rachel Harris

By: Eastern Eye Staff

By Reena Kumar The team behind the Southbank Centre’s annual Alchemy festival is hoping to challenge media portrayals of Pakistan this year with a rich offering of music, literature and installations showcasing the best of the country’s art scene. Rachel Harris, the creative producer of the festival, which is dedicated to south Asian art and culture and is now in its eighth year, spoke to Eastern Eye about the contribution of diaspora communities to British society. Championing international artists from seven countries, including Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and India, as well as British creatives, the 11-day festival offers audiences the chance…

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