At the request of her proud father, Martin Stilwell, Gemma entertained us all
with a display of the art of Poi-Poi, which was shown to her by a friend from
Thailand. Apparently, the things on the ends of the chains are dipped in
something flammable – in this case, paraffin was used. The Poi-Pois are then
set alight. The idea is that the performer whirls these things about to
create patterns with the firelights.