Teeming with busy, breathing individuals, the centre of Cardiff is known for its sense of life. So to attend a night there dedicated to the dead is an unusual experience.
But as I enter the Central Library for a mediumship night on Friday, the mood is far from ghoulish. The sold-out crowd of 150 buzzes with curiosity.
Martin Harrison and Moya O’ Dyer, mediums from the Academy of Psychic and Spiritual Studies in Swansea, make a light-hearted start. Moya gently warns people to turn off phones so she can hear from the dead, not Orange.