Mandy Shadow is a British / Spanish Singer- Songwriter based in London. Her songs are about love experiences and moments in her life. Inspired by her poet Grandfather, she began to write songs at the age of eight and has been playing guitar for thirteen years. Mandy’s style is Indie / Alternative however she loves all kinds of music that speaks to the soul. Listen to her first EP release : The Fox on Spotify / iTunes and you can follow Mandy Shadow on Spotify / iTunes / Facebook / YouTube /
Mandy will be playing on Saturday afternoon / evening 7th October
My name is Gail Ward and I help sensitive souls and highly sensitive people to connect to their inner knowing, through Angel Card readings so they can understand and embody their soul mission and reconnect to their true self.
For over 10 years I have worked to assist others to discover their guardian angels name and have more connection and joy with life..
When I was in my early 40s, I went to a Diana Cooper workshop to introduce us to our Guardian Angels. This had a profound experience on me, as I discovered my angel’s name was Joseph. .
I started to develop my relationship and connection deeper over the years. I later discovered the use of angel cards connecting to tap in and obtain answers for friends and eventually took a recognised course.
My psychic information which primarily comes through clairsentience and claircognizance, gives mental pictures and a knowingness about a situation or person. I am passionate about sharing and look forward to connecting you with your higher knowing at this wonderful event!
I am offering readings on both days, with a choice of a taster or full reading!
Half hour long Tai Chi and QiGong classes with Sam Ma on Saturday 7th Oct
And two free talks also on Sat 7th Oct: https://catcatalyst.co.uk/2017/07/19/chinese-medicine-body-clock-in-everyday-living-made-easy/
Tai Chi: 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Talk 1: 11:10 am – 12:00 am
Talk 2: 12:20 am – 13:10 pm
QiGong: 13:15 pm – 13:45 pm
‘MEWS’ which stands for Micro Experiences for Working Spaces is a new venture started by Helena Nora Vitola-Jones in order to invite discussion and reflection on the science behind working cultures, community and creativity. She describes MEWS as a breath of perspective: A different point of you that is achieved by connecting to the senses in a series of immersive explorations via awareness of materials and movements in personal or collective micro-experiences to create soul replenishing working cultures.
Workshops will take place on:
Saturday 7th October 14:00 pm – 15:00 pm
Sunday 8th October 14:30 pm – 3:30 pm
What to expect in a 1hour workshop:
The mark-making experience is suitable for 6 people per group (half hour each group), 12 people in total (we can allow for small flexibility in numbers) starting with a 5-10 minute introduction of materials; inks, brushes, papers, and the nature of materiality and texture suitable for the practice of Ensō which is a spiritual ZEN Buddhist practice, done regularly, by drawing a circle with ink and brush, in full attention and awareness.
Workshops are an ideal family experience. Helena and Richard will be conducting MEWS mark-making workshops both days of the festival. Suitable for adults and children aged 10 upwards.
Work shops are free however you can SIGN UP HERE!
Kali’s interest in cooking started while helping her mother at home in the kitchen in Nepal. Kali admits that her mother is her culinary master learning mostly everything she knows from her. Kali has always been a keen cook and opened her first takeaway in Camden Stables market in 2012 under the name of “Nepali Kitchen” which had an amazing response and was fortunate to be able to get to know some fantastic customers who became friends still in touch some five years later.
Kali’s food is a selection of authentic Nepalese dishes which she has personally selected and created using the freshest ingredients which she obtains from specialist stores to stay as true to the original recipes as possible.
Kali will be providing delicious food on Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th October
Catherine Crudgington Blackmore will talk on the subject of self-compassion and Mindfulness:
@ 11:00 am
‘Pilates, stretching, running, cycling – you’ve worked your body’s muscles, now it’s time to work on the mind’s muscle memory too, welcome to everyday Mindfulness training’.
Way back in the Palaeolithic day, during our evolution we became attuned to hyper vigilance. For the sound of the crack of a stick in the Woods could easily be a wolf about to leap out and devour us, however even in mondern-day times human minds still chose to remember unpleasant or threatening events, to enable us to be guarded against further traumatic events from happening again in future.
Catherine says: I’m a 49 year old university educated woman, in a loving long term relationship, a lengthy career within the service and education sectors, with stable finances, a love of theatre, literature, politics, Spain, language, culture, warm weather, food and wine and I’ve had a mental breakdown! Too many decades of anxiety, perfectionism and the over riding perception that I could never be good enough came to a head. Subsequent GP referrals to local mental health providers, counselling, drugs and group talks all helped to get me back on track, but it was the acceptance and resilience gained from practising ‘Mindfulness’ that has kept me there. I find it invaluable and I hope that I can share what I’ve learnt to help others.
Catherine volunteers at The Stress Project in Holloway.
More resources on the subject of Mindfulness can be found on the CMF website: Compassionate Mind Foundation