A HOST of psychics, mediums and healers are set to descend on Belper this weekend for one of the biggest events of its kind the area has seen.
Belper Sports and Leisure Centre on John O’ Gaunt’s Way is due to host a two-day festival of all that is spiritual on Saturday and Sunday.
The Mind, Body and Spirit show is due to start at 10am on Saturday will see more than 50 stalls hosted by the UK’s top healers, therapists and readers to showcase the world of alternative therapies.
And a set of displays and performances will see mediums attempting to make contact with the other side.
It is being organised by therapist and spiritual medium, Annette Moss, 43, formerly of Belper, who left her job as a florist to become a full time link to the spiritual world.
She said: “People should come to the event out of curiosity maybe, or maybe if they are just starting to open up to spiritualism themselves.
“People are also thinking about going back to looking after their bodies a bit more, inside and outside.
“It caters for everybody - it’s about the well being of everyone.”
Mind, Body and Spirit will feature a number of free talks and demonstrations.
Among them are a shamanic drumming workshop at 10.30am on Saturday.
You can learn how to play a Native American Indian style drum and to take part in a meditation which aims to put people in contact with their ancestors.
In the afternoon occult expert, John Blackburn will give a talk on his paranormal findings from haunted locations around the UK.
On Sunday, television medium and author Jenny cross will give a talk about her life ‘s work at 2.30pm.
Also on the Saturday night at the leisure centre, a charity evening of mediumship is due to take place, where Annette and fellow mediums Diane Gent and David Williams ,will perform.
The event aims to raise money for breast cancer charity Tickled Pink.
The trio will attempt to make contact with deceased relatives and friends for the charity, with tickets costing £10.
Annette said: “I do these events to help people really, and doing it for charity is just another part of that.
“I speak to a lot of people who have just passed over to the other side and have died of cancer - this is why we chose Tickled Pink.”
The evening charity event is due to run from 7.15pm until 10pm, said a spokesman this week.