1) Nelson and Pamela dancing salsa during Latin night.  2) L to R: Ate Fely Calis, Espie Johnston and culture Hub president Ms. Grace Pereira. 1) Nelson and Pamela dancing salsa during Latin night. 2) L to R: Ate Fely Calis, Espie Johnston and culture Hub president Ms. Grace Pereira.

NEWS FROM ORANGE by Espie Johnston: ORANGE MIGRANT CULTURE HUB LATIN AMERICA SALSA NIGHT

  Orange Culture hub held a very successful Latin night at the senior citizen hall in 79 Kite street Orange.  People as far as Sydney, Dubbo, Parks, Condobolin, Bathurst and Blayney came to Orange for the Latin salsa night. The migrant support service officer Anni Gallagher and Culture hub president Ms. Grace Pereira and people with South American back ground from different communities organized the wonderful event. The members from different ethnic minority community groups together with their families supported the Latin Salsa night, they brought the food to the event and shared it with everyone and it was beautiful. Everyone was very friendly with one another, the atmosphere was utterly amazing. It was wonderful to watch young and old people dancing every time salsa music was played. Others were happy to teach someone else the Salsa dance and some parents enjoyed dancing with their small children. There were raffle tickets drawn in between meals, games for the kids and dancing. A choice of prizes for the winning raffle tickets was available, it was indeed a tremendous fun night and it seemed everyone had a great time. The culture hub’s next project will be the upcoming Orange Youth Festival on 9th to 18th October 2015. Orange Culture Hub have been approached (along with other community groups) to offer help volunteering at the various activities and performances by the artists and to assist with accommodation. A delegation of Chinese artists will arrive in Orange in October to coincide with 2015 Youth Arts Festival. Don’t miss an exhibition of 50 to 100 Chinese paintings, calligraphy, needlework, stone carvings and clay figurines which will be on show during the festival from October 9th to 18th. The Chinese delegates will host demonstrations, workshops and performances in their chosen fields. Orange Culture hub promotes the multicultural families in the Orange community and offers free lessons in sewing, knitting, weaving and occasionally cooking to multicultural women.

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