Dance, music, relaxation and games to highlight the Orange Masala youth event | Photos

There are not too many events that combine henna hand painting, spoon and sack races and the cultural foods of Asia.

But Orange Masala is not your ordinary event.

It will celebrate cultural diversity through music, dance, food, art and relaxation at the Northcourt next to the civic precinct on March Street from noon to 4pm on Saturday October 14.

Dancing groups include Little Jingles, a team of teenagers that has been dancing together since some of them were aged just five and six.

With years 11 and 12 looming at high school the group is now looking to teach young dancers to take over.

Orange Masala will be a big event for the dancers who have been dancing at various events in Orange for several years.

The event, part of the Orange Youth Arts festival, will be offering food from countries including India, Nepal, Indonesia, Pakistan, China and Thailand.

Try your hand at games including three-legged contests, frisbee, mini golf, spoon and sack races and even French cricket.

People looking for a more relaxing afternoon will be able to get a massage, meditate or try Thai Chi, African hair braiding, henna hand painting, calligraphy and yoga.

It is run by the Orange Culture Hub with Community Connect Central West and the Orange City Council.