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There are many festivals around but this is the festival you do not want to miss out on! It runs for 2 weeks from 25th October to 11th November 2018.

OzAsia Festival is Australia's leading international arts festival which engages with Asia. It is an annual festival and here there will be the very best in up to date versions of dance, theatre, music, visual art, film, literature, food, family events, workshops, talks and more from around Asia.

The program will be both huge and contemporary. It always attracts rave reviews and it is thought that about 190,000 people will visit over the duration of the festival.

This year will feature the most expensive and varied program ever at OzAsia. This year the huge music and arts program will also look at the Australia-Asia collaboration. It is often said that there is something for everyone at events, however, this is so true for this fabulous festival! All ages are catered for and there are both free and ticketed events to be seen. It will be held at various venues at the Adelaide Festival Centre.

This year there will be a massive and record 60 unique events on, and these will include:

5 world premieres
20 Australian premieres
22 events exclusive to Adelaide
55 talk events
66 workshops
8 major visual arts exhibitions
251 scheduled performances
817 artists/performers
The annual Moon Lantern Parade
The Lucky Dumpling Market
1,000 lantern bearers

Artists who will be performing/showing at this Adelaide festival are from the following 19 countries:
East Timor
Hong Kong
New Zealand
South Korea

The Program
Although there are far too many to list here individually, here are just some of the acts, to whet your appetite!

While I was Waiting
This is an Australian premiere and it will be on Tuesday 30th and Wednesday 31st October at 7.30 pm. It will be held at the Dunstan Playhouse.

It is performed in Arabic with English sub-titlesand is theatre at its very best. You can read what this is about here and also book your tickets from this link.

Dancing Grandmothers
This show is from Korea and this will be an Australian premiere exclusive to Adelaide. This show is literally what the name implies - grandmothers turn the stage into a huge dance floor in this international hit. The Korean choreographer looked right round her country to get ordinary women who founded modern Korea, many of whom are now grandmothers.

This will be on from 25th to 27th October at the Dunstan Theatre. You can read more and book tickets at this link.

Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land
This is a Taiwanese production and is another Australian premiere exclusive to Adelaide. This is a comedy and is about two drama groups who find that they are both booked into the same time slot to perform at the theatre. One of the groups is rehearsing "Secret Love", which is a romantic play about a couple separated by the Chinese Revolution, while the other company is rehearsing a period comedy, "Peach Blossom Land".

This will be performed on 9th and 10th November at 8 pm at the Dunstan Playhouse. You can see more about this play here and also book your tickets from this link.

Outdoor Concerts
For the full list and program of the outdoor concerts, click here.

Moon Lantern Parade
This will be Australia's largest Moon Lantern Parade! It will be held at Elder Park and will be colourful with lights and free entertainment for the whole family. Watch the parade which will feature more than 40 large handmade lanterns, including the popular 40m long Hong Kong Dragon. After the parade, there will be fireworks over the Torrens.

This will be held on 27th October from 3 pm with the Lantern Parade starting at 8 pm. You can read more here.

World Tea Gathering
This gathering is made possible due to anonymous donors! It will bring together tea masters, artists and practitioners from around the world.

There will be tea ceremonies and half a day of discussions, performances and immersive tea drinking. There will be tea artists from around the world who will provide tea experiences throughout the CBD.

Something completely different, and interesting, this will be held at the Art Gallery of South Australia - the Radford Auditorium. It will be on Saturday 3rd November, from 1 pm to 4 pm.

You can get more information about this event here.

There will be a number of art locations and shows and you can see them all, plus the full program of events for the whole festival by clicking here. By looking at the full program, you will realise the enormous variety that this festival offers to all.

Do make sure you check through the events and pick out those that you are interested in and book. This will be a fabulous festival to go to!
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Why? For a huge and varied festival
When: From 25th October, to 11th November, 2018
Where: Adelaide Festival Centre, King William St, Adelaide, SA, 5000
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