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HAVE you ever sensed an unknown entity, a something which makes your
stomach contract to your throat and the colour drain from your face? Something
which makes you twist around, suddenly, only to fi nd your fruit bowl residing
PARANORMAL
nonchalantly upon the dining table?
Professionals of the paranormal suggest that this peculiarity is a result of intuition;
the instinctive recognition from the deepest stirrings of your soul, behaving as some
PROCEEDINGS
kind of ethereal ‘antennae’. But for those who believe that intuition is simply the
speedy rationale of our subconscious, that interpretation does not hold credence.
However, occasions like An Evening Of Mediumship at St David’s Hall on Thurs
23 could offer a reconciliation between the ever-feuding cynics and believers.
Evidence regarding the existence of a ‘paranormal’ may well be tested at such
an event. This could either validate or eradicate your suspicions about the
something behind you. Is it in fact the primordial beginnings of your fruit bowl’s
spectacular transmogrifi cation into Anne Boleyn? Or simply the upshot of one too
many sojourns into Zone Horror?
Tony Stockwell is the master of this spectral ceremony and it seems there could
be no better compere; as well as enjoying a career as one of Living TV’s top
resident psychics, Tony has also scribed two best-selling books and conducted
worldwide lectures on ‘Psychic Awareness’.
His shows are co-ordinated around the customary, simultaneous communication
between the dead and the living, and are delivered with respect. Previous audi-
ences have described Tony’s approach as ‘compassionate’ and ‘down to earth’.
Scheduled a week away from Halloween, An Evening Of… is already likely to emit
quite an eerie atmosphere, but coupled with the possibility that the auditorium
may also be crowded with spirits, this gathering may not only appeal to the scep-
tic and believer but also to the seasonal spectator. CLAIRE GARDNER
Info: 029 2087 8444 / www.stdavidshallcardiff.co.uk
CEREBAL PALSY
AWARENESS WEEK
‘CEREBRAL Palsy’ is an umbrella term for a range of conditions that cause physical
disability in human development. An often-underrated disorder and a sometimes
overlooked group, sufferers can have a range of mild to severe characteristics of C.P.,
which can affect movement, sensation, perception, communication and ultimately
the ability to care for oneself, as eating and drinking are often problematic. It may
come as a shock that one in 400 children born has some form of C.P; a fi gure which
has risen along with the mortality rate of prematurely-born babies (premature birth
is strongly linked with C.P.). Although C.P. is not curable, Bobath Therapy Centre
and its counterparts around the UK improve the quality of life for children and car-
ers whose lives are affected by the conditions and have many advocates.
To raise money for the charity and increase understanding of the condition, Sat 11-
Sat 18 Oct sees the second event-packed Cerebral Palsy Awareness Week hit South
Wales. Organised by The Bobath Children’s Therapy Centre Wales, the wide spec-
trum of activities are diverse, kicking off on Sat 11 with a family fun day in Cardiff’s
Mermaid Quay. Activities on offer include face-painting, balloon modelling, ‘hook a
duck’ and more, accompanied by music from the Barry Brass Band. Alternatively,
for business types who are interested in making new contacts in the name of a good
cause, a ‘Corporate Networking Breakfast’ hosted by the upmarket Park House Club
on Tues 14 Oct is a must.
Or you could take fundraising to the next level. One keen supporter recently decided
to take a ‘leap of faith’ to raise funds for the centre. Sarah Owen, whose daughter
has C.P., completed an exhilarating parachute jump for the registered charity,
describing it as ‘the most exciting thing I have ever done’. REBECCA FENTON
For full details of Awareness Week, to donate, or for ways to get involved,
contact fundraising@bobathwales.org or 029 2052 2600.
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