The Tango Effect

By Kate Swindlehurst

Parkinson’s and the healing power of dance

Wednesday, 22 August 2018


Almost, but not quite. Hoping for a hike in funds to 85% last Sunday was just that, hoping, not unlike the magical thinking I was prone to way back in March when I imagined a mystery benefactor lurking like Magwitch among the gravestones. Of course I am immensely grateful to those who responded so positively to Parkinson's & the Tango Effect being Unbound's Project of the Week last week, but there is still some way to go. Yesterday took me to Cambridge University Botanic Garden in search of inspiration: the verbena bonariensis in the photo was the closest I came.

The good news is that my PechaKucha presentation is now available on their website, exciting since PechaKucha has a footing in over 1,000 cities worldwide, potentially taking the campaign to a massive international audience. At present it sits on the second page of their 'Latest' section. I'm not sure how the 'Our Picks' selection works but there is an 'Applaud this' button so do please check out the presentation and give it a clap or two if you like what you see!

On 19th September I'm due to share the project at True Stories Told Live Cambridge at the NCI Club in Holland Street. This aside, I'm still racking my brains for ideas for a grand finale which will take the campaign to a successful and resounding finish. Do please send any brainwaves my way and of course do keep sharing the link and spreading the word. So far a fantastic 200 backers have pledged to support Parkinson's & the Tango Effect. I'm sure that with your help and determination, we can make this book happen! 

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