If you live in Brisbane, you've heard all about the city's connections with Asia; we are the home of the Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art and the Asia Pacific Screen Awards, after all. Since 2013, the BrisAsia Festival has also been on that list, paying homage to the culture of our neighbours.
As always, this year's program features another mix of traditional and contemporary Asian arts, channelled into events across Brisbane. And while one of the unmistakable highlights will serve up a feast for your stomach — yes, that'd be Wandering Cooks' Dumpling Day — that's just the beginning of the fun.
Where do we start? Work your way through Asian films such as In This Corner of the World and A Silent Voice, attend a lunar new year rooftop party screening of Studio Ghibli's The Tale of The Princess Kaguya, dress up for a cosplay-filled summer shindig at the South Bank Piazza or head to Brisbane Powerhouse for an intimate club night. Or, learn how to paddle a dragon boat, enjoy a tai chi lesson, embark on a food tour of Sunnybank, listen to traditional Japanese instruments or take part in a Mario Party battle.