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Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Pagan events in and near London

Here are events in London and other parts of the UK that could be of interest to pagans. If you know of an event that you want listed, please email the details to me at badwitch1234@gmail.com. Please also email me if you spot any errors in my listings. 6 March – 22 June; Vikings life and legend. BP exhibition at the British Museum, Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DG. Open daily 10am–5.30pm, Fridays until 8.30pm. Tickets: Adults £16.50, free or reduced prices for members and Art Pass holders. http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/exhibitions/vikings.aspx Now to 16 March: Pscho.Geography: Art exhibition curated by Marina Potok at Art Hub Gallery, 5-9 Creekside, Deptford London SE8 4SA. Open on Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sun from 12 - 5pm. http://arthubgallery.squarespace.com/home/2014/2/27/psychogeography.html Now to Saturday 22 March; Ethel Le Rossignol: Exhibition of a Series of Psychic Drawings Given Through Her Hand as an Assurance of Survival After Death. Venue: The Horse Hospital, Colonnade, London WC1N 1JD. Time: Mon–Sat, 12pm–6pm. http://www.thehorsehospital.com/now/a-goodly-company-ethel-le-rossignol/ Wednesday 12 March; Victorian Spiritualism: Florence Marryat. Lecture by Dr Tatiana Kontou of Oxford Brookes. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7.15pm for 7.30pm start. Tickets £7, advance booking recommended. For further details: info@treadwells-london.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/ Thursday 13 March; Fairy and Other Folks in Old Oaks. Talk by Roy Vickery at South East London Folklore Society (SELFS). Venue: The Old King's Head, Kings Head Yard, 45-49 Borough High St, London SE1 1NA. Entry: £2.50 / £1.50 concessions. Meetings are the second Thursday of each month. http://www.selfs.org.uk/ To guarantee a seat, email nigelofbermondsey@gmail.com Thursday 13 March; The Salon of the Third Eye - London's Fiends and Phantoms. Launch night for a series of talks exploring topics such as magic, mystery, weird science and the imagination. Venue: The Lost Theatre, 208 Wandsworth Road, London Sw8 2JU. Time: 7.30pm. Entry:£2/£1. Friday 14 March; Group Healing Night: All Welcome - Relax and Receive with the London College of Spirituality. Venue: Westminster Quaker Meeting House, 8 Hop Gardens, off St Martins Lane, London WC2N 4EA. Time: 7pm. Cost £10. Advance booking: http://www.meetup.com/londonspirituality/ Saturday 15 March; Spring Equinox Lore and Magic - Day workshop and ceremony with Suzanne Corbie. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 10.45am for 11am start, finishes 5.30pm. Price: £45 (£25 deposit, balance due on the day). For further details: info@treadwells-london.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/ Sunday 16 March; Druidic Alban Eiler (Spring Equinox) Celebration on Primrose Hill with the Loose Association of Druids. Gather in the Hawthorne Grove at Primrose Hill, London, NW1 8YH, between 12.30pm and 12.45pm to prepare the site ready for a prompt 1pm start. Nearest tube: Chalk Farm. Bring a small contribution of food and drink to share. All are welcome. Sunday 16 March; Dawn of the Oak. Pagan moot on the third Sunday of each month. Venue: Upstairs at The Castle, 34-35 Cowcross Road, Farringdon, London EC1M 6DB (near Farringdon tube). Time: 3pm-6pm. Sunday 16 March; From The Living And The Dead – How We Can Influence What Others See. Talk by Marian Barton. Venue: The Theosophical Society, 50 Gloucester Place, London W1U 8EA. Time: 6pm. Fee £7 TS members: £5. Website: www.theosoc.org.uk Monday 17 March; The Golden Teachings, Awaken your Heart, with Aang, arranged through the London College of Spirituality. Venue: Latvian House, 72 Queensborough Terrace, London, W2 3SH. Start: 7pm. Cost: £15. For more details and to book places visit http://www.meetup.com/londonspirituality/ Monday 17 March; The Devil is a Gentleman. Talk by Phil Baker at the Sohemian Society. Venue: Wheatsheaf pub, Rathbone Place, London W1. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets £4. Monday 17 - Tuesday 18 March; Visions of Enchantment: Occultism, Spirituality and Visual Culture. A two-day international conference at the University of Cambridge, 8 Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RU. Standard tickets £105.50, without conference dinner £50.50; student fee without conference dinner £30.50. For full details and to book tickets, visit: http://www.visionsofenchantment.com/ Monday 17 March; Psychic Circle run by Shamanic Spirit at a venue in Croydon, South London. The circle is held on Mondays fortnightly starting at 7.30pm. Cost £5. For more details and to book places call 07952 041477. For more information, visit http://shamanicspirit.co.uk/. Monday 17 March; You Say You Want a Revolution... Talk by Lynne McTaggart at Alternatives, St. James's Church, 197 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LL. Time: 7pm to 8.30pm. Tickets £12/£8 concs. Advance booking required. To book tickets and for more info visit the Alternatives website: http://www.alternatives.org.uk/Site/Talks.aspx Tuesday 18 March; Cosmic Influences on Behaviour? Are human personality, health and vocational choice influenced by the position of the planets? Lecture by Glenn D. Wilson at the Museum of London, London Wall, London EC2. Time: 6pm. Free entry, but seats are first come, first served. Details: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/cosmic-influences-on-behaviour Tuesday 18 March; Building a Grail Space Around Us. Talk about sacred space by Nic Pople at Steiner House, 35 Park Rd, London NW1. Time: 7.30pm - 9pm. Cost £3.50. http://www.rsh.anth.org.uk/ Wednesday 19 March; How Hermetic was Renaissance Hermetism? Lecture by Professor Wouter Hanegraaff, Professor of the History of Hermetic Philosophy and Related Currents at the University of Amsterdam. Venue: The Warburg Institute Lecture Room, University of London, School of Advanced Study; Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB. Time: 4.30pm. Admission free without ticket. http://warburg.sas.ac.uk/home/ Wednesday 19 March; Secrets from the Soul: The Cutting Tradition. Storytelling with London Dreamtime at the Grant Museum of Zoology; Rockefeller Building, University College London, London WC1E 6DE. Time: 6.30pm start. Free event, book tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/secrets-from-the-soul-stories-discussion-about-fgm-tickets-10150577651 Wednesday 19 March - Sunday 23 March; Magical Art/e. Free art exhibitions, talks and live music in a 13th century tower in East London. Venue: St Augustine's Tower Hackney, Behind 354 Mare Street, St John's Churchyard, Hackney, London E8 1HR. For full details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/819937231355341 Thursday 20 March; Spring Equinox Festival at Chalice Well World Peace Garden, in Glastonbury. Gathering at the Well Head at 12pm for celebration and meditation until 12.30pm, then gather around the fire on the lower lawn for quiet conversation. Free admission from 10am until noon, then normal price admission. For more details about Chalice Well, visit the website http://www.chalicewell.org.uk/ Thursday 20 March; London's Myths and Legends. Talk by Robert Stephenson. Venue: Guildhall Library, Aldermanbury Street, London EC2V 7HH. Tickets are free but must be booked in advance. http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/visiting-the-city/archives-and-city-history/guildhall-library/Pages/default.aspx  GHLevents@cityoflondon.gov.uk Thursday 20 March; Astrology Decoded. Talk and book signing by Sue Farebrother at Watkins Books, 19-21 Cecil Court, London WC2N 4EZ. Time: 6.30pm-7.30pm. Free event. For more details Tel 020 7836 2182 or visit the website http://www.watkinsbooks.com/ Thursday 20 March; Croydon CoA Witches Gathering with talks and social activities at 1 Matthews Yard, Off Surrey Street, Croydon. 8pm start. Entry: £1/£2. For more details visit: http://www.witchfest.net/ Thursday 20 March; PFL Spring Equinox Open Ritual facilitated by Vivianne and Chris Crowley and the Temple of Levannah. Venue: Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, Holborn London. Time: 7.30pm for 8pm start. Ritual ends around 9pm followed by feasting until 10pm. Entrance: £6/£5 PF members. Please bring seasonal food and drinks to share at feast after ritual. For more details, visit http://london.paganfed.org/ Thursday 20 March; The Oldest Sex Magic Text? An Early Mesopotamian Tablet. Lecture at Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7.15pm for 7.30pm start. Tickets £10, advance booking recommended. For further details: info@treadwells-london.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/ Thursday 20 March; Shamanic Spirit Circle run by Shamanic Spirit at a venue in Croydon, South London. The circle is held monthly on Thursdays starting at 7.30pm. Cost £5. For details and to book places call 07952 041477. For more information, visit http://shamanicspirit.co.uk/. Friday 21 March; Unlimited Mediumship with Q and A with Daniel Pitt. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm-8.30pm. Cost: £10/£12 Advance booking advised. For details call: 020 7589 3292 or visit http://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/index.html Saturday 22 March; Spring Equinox Mantra Dance. Strict Dress Code: White/Theme of gods and goddesses. Venue shown only to members of the meet-up group. Cost: £18 for meetup members, on the door is £25. http://www.meetup.com/london-ecstatic-dance Saturday 22 March; Woodland Spring Equinox ritual with Hern's Tribe at an outdoors venue in Croydon. Time: 1pm start. Meet at Coombe Lane tram stop in Croydon at 1pm. All welcome, free event but bring food and drink to share and wear suitable walking shoes and outdoor clothing. For full details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/638690759510275/ Saturday 22 March; Druidic ceremony to celebrate the The Equinox and the balance of light and dark at Avebury stone circle in Wiltshire. Meet at the Red Lion pub from Noon for ceremony around 1.30pm. The ritual should end at 3.30pm, then back to the pub. Offerings of bread, mead and song or poetry welcome, wear robes if you have them. Overnight camping is allowed in the overflow car park on 23 March. Sunday 23 March; Spring Equinox pub Meetup and Wiccan Training with the London Wicca Meetup Group. Meeting at a pub in the Clapham area for training and to celebrate the Spring Equinox. Time: 12.30pm. For full details, visit: http://www.meetup.com/The-London-Wicca-Meetup-Group/events/166780722/ Sunday 23 March; Anderida Gorsedd Spring Equinox open ritual at the Long Man of Wilmington, Sussex. Meet near the car park between 1.30pm and 2pm for a walk up to the chalk hill figure at 2pm. Afterwards back to the Giants Rest pub in Wilmington for a social drink together. Sunday 23 March; Celebration of the Equinox. Wheel of the Year ritual drawing from Celtic earth/pagan traditions at Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, 3 Pilgrim's Place, London NW3 1NG. Time: 7pm. Tel: 020 7433 3267. http://www.rosslynhillchapel.com/ Sunday 23 March; Crossbones Vigil to honour The Goose and the outcast dead of Cross Bones Graveyard. Bring a flower, a ribbon, a totem or memento to tie to the shrine. Gather from 6.45pm for a 7pm start in Redcross Way outside the Memorial Gates, SE1 1TA, opposite the Boot and Flogger pub, just north of the junction with Union Street. Nearest tubes Borough or London Bridge. The event is free, but donations are welcome. For more details, visit http://www.crossbones.org.uk/ Monday 24 March; Alchemy’s Mutus Liber. Lecture by Paul Cowlan. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7.15pm for 7.30pm start. Price: £7. For further details, email: info@treadwells-london.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/ Monday 24 March; The Golden Teachings, Awaken your Heart, with Aang, arranged through the London College of Spirituality. Venue: Latvian House, 72 Queensborough Terrace, London, W2 3SH. Start: 7pm. Cost: £15. For more details and to book places visit http://www.meetup.com/londonspirituality/ Monday 24 March; How Philosophy Saved My Life. Talk by Jules Evans at Alternatives, St. James's Church, 197 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LL. Time: 7pm to 8.30pm. Tickets £12/£8 concs. Advance booking required. To book tickets and for more info visit the Alternatives website: http://www.alternatives.org.uk/Site/Talks.aspx Tuesday 25 March; Chertsey Moot. A social moot held on the last Tuesday of the month at the Golden Grove pub, Ruxbury Road, St Annes Hill, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 9EN. All welcome. From 8pm to 11pm. For more details, email: sian_ap_pysgotwr@yahoo.co.uk Tuesday 25 March; Belief Systems and Self Healing. Talk by Vernon Frost. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm-8.30pm. Cost: £10/£12 Advance booking advised. For details call: 020 7589 3292 or visit http://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/index.html Wednesday 26 March, The Circle of Ankerwycke monthly moot is at the Bells pub, 124 Church Street, Staines-upon-Thames TW18 4ZB. This long running and very friendly moot always has a warm welcome for new members. Time: 8pm. Further details from 07733554321, 07735528320 or email brockwitch@yahoo.co.uk Thursday 27 March. The London Fortean Society. Venue: The Bell, 50 Middlesex Street, London E1 7EX. Cost: £3/£2 concessions. Time: 8pm - 10pm. Just turn up, no need to book in advance. The society meets on the last Thursday of each month. For more details, visit http://forteanlondon.blogspot.co.uk/ Friday, 28 March; The Cerne Giant. Lecture by Peter Knight at Research into Lost Knowledge Organisation (Rilko). Venue: Theosophical Society, 50 Gloucester Place, W1U 8EA. Doors open 6.45pm. Admission £8 non-members, £6 members. http://www.rilko.net/EZ/rilko/rilko/home.php Friday 28 March; Is There Anybody Out There? A Shamanic Mediumship Demonstration with Barbara Meiklejohn-Free. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm-8.30pm. Cost: £10/£12 Advance booking advised. For details call: 020 7589 3292 or visit http://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/index.html Sunday 30 March; Witches Flying Ointments and Native Herbs - Afternoon Class in Herbalism and Magic. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: Arrive 12.45pm for 1pm start, finishes 5.30pm. Tickets £30, advance booking essential. For further details: info@treadwells-london.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/ Monday 31 March; Grail Alchemy: Initiation in the Celtic Mystery Tradition. Mara Freeman discussing her new book. Venue: The Atlantis Bookshop, 49a Museum Street, London, Eng WC1A 1LY. Time: 7pm. Phone Bali on 020 7405 2120 for more details. Thursday, April 3; Cinema Arcane Presents: Casting The Runes and Robin of Sherwood: Lord of the Trees and special guest Q and A. Venue: University of East London, Docklands Campus, University Way, London E16 2RD. Time: 7pm. Free event, drinks available. https://www.facebook.com/events/222199981306311 Friday, 4 April; Midnight in Sutton House. Storytelling with London Dreamtime in association with the National Trust. Venue: Sutton House, 2-4 Homerton High St, E9 6JQ. Time: 10.30pm to past midnight. Tickets £5 from https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/midnight-in-sutton-house-tickets-10693692121 Friday, 4 April; Temple of Levanah Monthly Meditative Circle with Vivianne Crowley and Chris Crowley. Venue: Treadwell's Books 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7.20pm - 9pm. Cost: £8 per session. Space is limited so it is essential to book your place in advance by emailing: BMDeosil@aol.com Saturday 5 April; Hendon Heathens Moot - free meeting open to all paths on the first Saturday of every month. Venue: The Greyhound, Church End, Hendon, London NW4 4JT. Time: 6pm-9pm at the pub, then over the road to Jammy Dodgers Variety Club for live blues and rock jam, dancing and more pints until 2am. Thursday 20 March; London's Traditional Customs and Ceremonies. Talk by Robert Stephenson. Venue: Guildhall Library, Aldermanbury Street, London EC2V 7HH. Tickets are free but must be booked in advance. http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/visiting-the-city/archives-and-city-history/guildhall-library/Pages/default.aspx  GHLevents@cityoflondon.gov.uk Sunday 13 April; Woodland Wicca Circle - an introductory-level Wiccan ritual with some basic instructions in Wicca, witchcraft and ritual magic, suitable for newcomers and beginners to the Craft. These rituals are part of a monthly training programme facilitated by Gardnerian HP Mani of Pagan Frontiers and take place outdoors at London locations including Richmond Park, Trent Park, Queen’s Woods, woods in Croydon, Hyde Park and riverside locations by Thames. The events are free but small donations to running costs are appreciated. For more details and to reserve a place, visit: http://www.witchcraftandmagic.org/html/wicca_full_moon_rituals.html Sunday 20 April 2014; Belostra 2014 Celebration. One-day festival with entertainment, workshops, talks, stalls and open ritual. Venue: The Bedford Pub/Theatre, 77 Bedford Hill, Balham London SW12 9HD. Doors open 12 noon and close at 10pm. Tickets: £13 all day, £7 evening only. http://paganfuturefests.org.uk/ 24 April; The Big Bang Experience. Musical event with gongs, himilayan and crystal singing bowls, bells, overtone singing and 900 people chanting sacred sounds. Venue: Compton Terrace, London N1 2UN (Nearest Tube: Highbury and Islington underground station). Time: 7pm-10.30pm. Online tickets: £12, door tickets: £17. For full details: http://thebigbangexperience.wordpress.com/ Friday 2 May; Why does Magic Work? Insights into the Illusions of the Mind. Talk by Gustav Kuhn at Greenwich Skeptics in the Pub, The Star and Garter, 60 Old Woolwich Road, Greenwich, London SE10 9NY. 7.30pm. http://greenwich.skepticsinthepub.org/ 9 May - 11 May; Tribal Weekend With Neil Burridge and Will Lord at Caer Corhain Shamamic Development Centre of the Isle of Sheppey, North Kent. Cost: £100. For more details and information on how to book, visit http://www.touchtheearthuk.com/ Saturday 17 May; Fellowship of Isis London Gathering. Venue in central London tba. Tickets: £20 or £30 to include a 3 hour goddess walk on Sunday 18th May. For booking details contact info@starofelen.com. Friday, 27 June - Sunday 30 June; The Kith of Yggdrasil Althing 2014. Three-day Heathen event with Blots, workshops, talks and more. Moat Mount Outdoor Centre, Barnet Way, Mill Hill, London NW7 5AL. Starts: noon Friday. Prices are £10 per day for Saturday and Sunday. 12 to 17 years old pay half price and must be accompanied by an adult, and under 12's have free entry. No fee for Friday and Monday. Camping:£5 per person per night. For information and booking contact: thekithofyggdrasil@hotmail.co.uk Friday 4 July; Byron Katie will give a short talk about The Work and sign books, including her latest book A Friendly Universe at Watkins Books, 19-21 Cecil Court, London WC2N 4EZ. Time: 6pm-7pm. Free event. For more details Tel 020 7836 2182 or visit the website http://www.watkinsbooks.com/

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Pagan events in and near London

Here are events in London and other parts of the UK that could be of interest to pagans. If you know of an event that you want listed, please email the details to me at badwitch1234@gmail.com. Please also email me if you spot any errors in my listings. I do try to keep them accurate, but can sometimes make mistakes.

Thursday 14 April; A Discussion of All Things May Day. Monthly talk at South East London Folklore Society (SELFS). Venue: The Old King's Head (pictured), Kings Head Yard, 45-49 Borough High St, London SE1 1NA. Entry: £2.50 / £1.50 concessions. No need to book in advance. Meetings are the second Thursday of each month.

Thursday 14 April; Towards a Philosophy of Demonology: Far Reaches of Continental Philosophy and the Occult. Talk by Dr Patricia MacCormack of Anglia Ruskin University at Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. 7.15pm for 7.30pm start. Entry £7, booking essential. Tel: 020 7240 8906 or email: info@treadwells-london.com. www.treadwells-london.com/lectures.asp

Friday 15 April; Open evening and social at The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2EB. Time: 4.30pm - 9pm. Cost: £10. Advance booking essential. Tel: 020 7589 3292. http://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/index.html

Sunday 17 April. A Walk Into the Grey Soul of London. The event is being organised as part of the Museum of London's Urban Myths season, taking a mystical look at Finsbury through Arthur Machen's horror fiction, stopping off at some historic pubs along the way. From 5pm-8pm. Tickets for this date are now sold out but cost £9 (concs £7). For more details visit the Musuem of London website at http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/ For more information, call 020 7001 9844 or email info@museumoflondon.org.uk

Monday 18 April; Croydon Crows. PF moot held every 3rd Monday of each month at the Skylark pub, South End, South Croydon from 8pm onwards.

Tuesday, 19 April; Robert Johnson: The Devil and the Blues. Talk by Phyllis Pointer at Romford Sacred Hart Moot. (This event was rescheduled from 5 April). This pagan moot meets on the 1st Tuesday of every month, from 7pm to 10.30pm in La Tasca, The Brewery, Romford, Essex RM1 1AU. Email Sarah at: romfordsacredhart@hotmail.com. More details on http://www.sacredhart.350.com/

Wednesday 20 April. Creative Meditation. Half-hour guided lunchtime meditation to experience the richness of our inner world in all its colours, shades and contrasts. Venue: Inner Space, 36 Short’s Gardens, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9AB. Time: 1pm-1.30pm. To register for a place visit http://www.innerspace.org.uk/

Wednesday 20 April. A Walk Into the Grey Soul of London. The event is being organised as part of the Museum of London's Urban Myths season, taking a mystical look at Finsbury through Arthur Machen's horror fiction, stopping off at some historic pubs along the way. From 6pm-9pm. Tickets cost £9 (concs £7) and can be booked through the Musuem of London website at http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/ For more information, call 020 7001 9844 or email info@museumoflondon.org.uk

Thursday 21 April; Vodou Flags: Sequined Spirits of Haiti. Talk by Gabriel Toso at Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. 7.15pm for 7.30pm start. Entry £7, booking essential. Tel: 020 7240 8906 or email: info@treadwells-london.com. www.treadwells-london.com/lectures.asp

Friday 22 April; PF London Earth Day Event. A variety of celebrations to celebrate Earth Day including Earth-centred drumming, meditation, picnic and creative work at Trent Park, North London from 2pm-5pm. Trent park is a 5-min walk from Cockfosters underground station. Just turn up and participate!

Saturday 23 April; Cross Bones Vigil and Ceremony to honour The Goose and the outcast dead of Cross Bones Graveyard (pictured). Gather from 6.45pm in Redcross Way outside the Memorial Gates, SE1, opposite the Boot and Flogger, just north of the junction with Union Street. Nearest tubes Borough or London Bridge, 5 minutes walk away. The event is free and starts at 7pm. http://www.crossbones.org.uk/

23rd-25th April; The Magical Faerie Festival in Canterbury with a procession, stalls, workshops and entertainment. Special guest: Toyah Willcox. Venue: The Westgate Hall, Westgate Hall Road, Canterbury, Kent. For further information visit http://www.magicalfestivals.co.uk/ or phone 07845438340. The festival is organised by the publishers of The Magical Times magazine: http://www.themagicaltimes.co.uk/.

Tuesday 26 April; Meeting at London Earth Mysteries Circle. Admission is £4.50, concessions £4, members £3, concessions are £4. Talks are usually held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 7.15PM at First Floor, 50 Gloucester Place, London W1U 8EA.

Thursday 28 April; Crossing over Annan Water: A Scottish Ballad for Magical Journeys. Talk by Dr Michael Berman at Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. 7.15pm for 7.30pm start. Entry £7, booking essential. Tel: 020 7240 8906 or email: info@treadwells-london.com. www.treadwells-london.com/lectures.asp

Thursday 28 April; PFL Beltane Open Ritual. Venue: Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, Holborn, London. Turn up by 7.30pm for pre-ritual social. The ritual starts at 8pm. Entrance: PF members/consc £5. All others £6. Please also bring seasonal food/home-made food and drinks to share at the feast after the ritual.

Friday 29 April; Steve Roud on London folklore. Location: Museum of London. Time: 6.45pm-8pm. Book in advance, tickets cost £6 (concs £4.50, Friends £3). For more details and to book visit http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/English/

Friday 29 April; Shamen, Megaliths, and City Builders - The Hidden Connections. Talk by Lucy Wyatt at Research into Lost Knowledge Organisation (Rilko). Venue: Theosophical Society, 50 Gloucester Place, W1U 8EA. Admission £7 non-members, £5 members. Time: AGM at 6.30, lecture at 7.15pm. http://www.rilko.net/

Friday 29 April; Book launch party for Wormwood Star, by Marjorie Cameron
(Mandrake Press) at Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. 7pm start. Entry free but booking essential. Tel: 020 7240 8906 or email: info@treadwells-london.com. www.treadwells-london.com/lectures.asp

Saturday 30 April; launch party for ATUA: Voices from La Société Voudon Gnostique by Fulgur Ltd and Treadwell's at Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. 7.15pm for 7.30pm start. Entry free but booking essential. Tel: 020 7240 8906 or email: info@treadwells-london.com. www.treadwells-london.com/lectures.asp

Friday 6 - Saturday 7 May; Daimonic Imagination: Uncanny Intelligence. Two-day conference about the question of inspired creativity, whether the source of this is termed god, angel, spirit, muse or daimon, or whether it is seen as an aspect of the human imagination. Venue: The Centre for the Study of Myth, University of Kent, Canterbury. Tickets cost £60 or £30 for students. Deadline for booking is 15 April. For a booking form, contact DR William Rowlandson, University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NF, Tel: 01227 824717.

Sunday 8 May. A Walk Into the Grey Soul of London. The event is being organised as part of the Museum of London's Urban Myths season, taking a mystical look at Finsbury through Arthur Machen's horror fiction, stopping off at some historic pubs along the way. From 5pm-8pm. Tickets cost £9 (concs £7). For more details website at http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/ For more information, call 020 7001 9844 or email info@museumoflondon.org.uk

Monday, 9 May; The Forbidden Universe - The Occult Origins Of Science and The Search For The Mind of God. Talk by Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince at pagan forum Secret Chiefs. Venue: Devereux public house, 20 Devereux Court, off Essex Street, London WC2R 3JJ. Meet from 7.30pm, event starts at 8.30pm. Admission £2. http://secretchiefslondon.wordpress.com/

Wednesday 11 May. A Walk Into the Grey Soul of London. The event is being organised as part of the Museum of London's Urban Myths season, taking a mystical look at Finsbury through Arthur Machen's horror fiction, stopping off at some historic pubs along the way. From 6pm-9pm. Tickets cost £9 (concs £7). For more details visit the Musuem of London website at http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/ For more information, call 020 7001 9844 or email info@museumoflondon.org.uk

Friday 13 May; Some Secret Place. Ritual evening for pagans with Peter James Mahoney and Friends at Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. 7.15pm for 7.30pm start. Entry £7, booking advised. Some experience necessary. Tel: 020 7240 8906 or email: info@treadwells-london.com. www.treadwells-london.com/lectures.asp

Sunday, 15 May; The Love of Rhiannon. Goddess workshop with priest of Avalon David Spofforth. Venue: Bonnington Centre, 11 Vauxhall Grove, London SW8 1TD. Time: 1pm for 1.30pm start. Ends at 5.30pm. Cost: £15 on the day, £10 in advance. For more details and to book places visit http://www.priestofavalon.com/

Saturday 21 May; Shamanism and Sex. One-day workshop by Shaman UK at The Open Centre, 188 Old St, London, EC1V 9FR. Time: 10am - 5pm. Cost: £65. Booking essential. For more details and to book places email info@shaman.uk.com.

Monday, 23 May; Easter Month and Ostara – Is She Really An Anglo-Saxon Goddess, Or Something Much More Exciting? Talk by Hildegarde Maier at pagan forum Secret Chiefs. Venue: Devereux public house, 20 Devereux Court, off Essex Street, London WC2R 3JJ. Meet from 7.30pm, event starts at 8.30pm. Admission £2. http://secretchiefslondon.wordpress.com/
Bank Holiday Monday, 30 May; Beltane Bash and Pagan Pride Parade. Parade and festival with music, workshops, talks and stalls at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, Holborn, London. The Pagan Pride Parade is free and starts at at Conway Hall at 10.30am. Tickets for the Beltane Bash festival cost £16. Organised by Jeanette of Caduceus Jewellery. For more details, call 020 8539 3569 or visit http://www.paganfestivals.com/
Thursday 2 June; Tantric Sex: An Avenue to Pleasure. Talk by Mike Lousada at The Last Tuesday Society in association with Hendrick’s Gin. Doors open at 6pm, the event starts at 7pm on the dot at Viktor Wynd's Little Shop of Horrors, 11 Mare Street, London E8. Tickets £10. For more details and to book tickets visit the website http://thehendrickslectureseries.co.uk/

Monday, 6 June; Stonehenge and Avebury. Talk by Merlin at pagan forum Secret Chiefs. Venue: Devereux public house, 20 Devereux Court, off Essex Street, London WC2R 3JJ. Meet from 7.30pm, event starts at 8.30pm. Admission £2. http://secretchiefslondon.wordpress.com/

August 12-14; Artemis Gathering. Three-day festival of witchcraft in the Oxfordshire countryside with talks, workshops, a bar and catering facilities, organised by The Children of Artemis. Early bird weekend tickets cost £30 for members, £35 for non-members until the end of April, then go up to £32/£37. For more details or to by tickets visit http://www.witchfest.net/artemis_gathering.htm
Saturday; 8 October and Sunday, 9 October; The Pagan Federation's 40th anniversary celebration. A full day and evening of music, dance, art, lectures, workshops, exhibitions and discussions to celebrate the creative richness of contemporary Paganism on the Saturday followed by a free family-friendly gathering on the Sunday. Venue: Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR. For more details, visit http://www.pflondon.org/
Saturday 12 November; Witchfest International. Large pagan and witchcraft convention organised by The Children of Artemis. Venue: Fairfield Halls, Croydon, Surrey. Early bird tickets cost £16 for CoA members and £20 for non-members. You can buy tickets and get more details at http://www.witchfest.net/wf_international.htm

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Pagan events listing moved to www.badwitch.co.uk

I am delighted to announce that I have moved my listing of pagan events in London and the UK to a page within A Bad Witch's Blog, at www.badwitch.co.uk

This was something I always intended to do, but my lack of technical expertise meant I wasn't able to until now. Recently Blogger introduced a pages function, which allows those using its blogging templates to have up to 10 extra pages on their blog, accessed by tabs at the top of the page.

I have now used this for my events listings!

I hope you feel it is an improvement.

Go to www.badwitch.co.uk to see what you think

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Pagan events, festivals and lectures

Now until Sunday 5 September. Myths and Monsters; exibition at Horniman Museum, 100 London Road, Forest Hill, London SE23 3PQ. Telephone 020 8699 1872 or visit http://www.horniman.ac.uk/. The opening hours are 10.30am – 5.30pm.

Saturday 4 September; Pagan Federation of the South-East annual Pagan picnic. Venue: Preston Park, Brighton, Sussex. Meet at 11.30am at the clocktower. Bring food and drinks to share, and accoustic musical instruments.

Wednesday, 8 September; Talk at The Moot with No Name, upstairs at the Devereux Public House, 20 Devereux Court, off Essex Street, The Strand, London WC2R 3JJ. Price £3/£5. Time 7.30pm. http://www.theatlantisbookshopevents.com/page2.htm

Wednesday, 8 September; Women’s Moon Lodge. A new initiative following the Native American tradition, for women to gather at the new moon to relax in a safe comfortable environment, share knowledge, experiences, stories and honour the divine feminine in each of us. The meeting will be in held in Chingford, from 7-10pm. It is for women aged over 18 only. For more details send an email to Tressy at quathia@hotmail.com and Elle at avalonblessings@googlemail.com

Thursday 9 September - Tuesday 14 September; Heritage Open Days with English Heritage. Chance to visit places with rich cultural heritage for free - some of the places open are likely to be of interest to pagans as it includes thousands of sites all over England, except London. For more details, visit http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/directory/

Thursday, 9 September; The Knights Templars in London. Talk by Rob Stephenson at South East London Folklore Society (Selfs), The Old King's Head, King's Head Yard, 45-49 Borough High Street, London SE1 1NA. Talks are on the second Thursday of each month at 8pm. The cost is £2.50/£1.50 concessions.

Thursday, 9 September; The Launch of Greenmantle Magazine. This new pagan magazine will be launched at an event from 7.30pm-11pm at The Farm Tavern, Farm Road, Off Western Road, Brighton, Sussex.

Friday, 10 September; Some Secret Place: Pagan Ritual Evening. Peter James Mahoney and friends' monthly pagan ritual evenings for solitary witches and solitary pagans looking to explore group ritual. Group size is small - maximum 17 people. You can come once, regularly, or intermittently. This is not suitable for people who are unfamiliar with the ideas of paganism. Absolute beginners can contact Treadwell's for suggested resources. Price: £7. Time: 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start. Email Peter at somesecretpeter@googlemail.com with any questions or for more information. To book a place, call Treadwells on 020 7240 8906 or visit the website http://www.treadwells-london.com/index.html

Saturday, 11 September, Wicca Introduced. Introductory course on Wicca and witchcraft run by Children of Artemis in Croydon, Surrey, just south of London. Wicca Introduced runs from 11am to 6.30pm. Ticket Prices are £20 for CoA members and £25 for non members. For more details and to book tickets, visit http://www.witchfest.net/wiccaintro.htm

Saturday, 11 September; Occult London Walk by Esoteric Source. The walk begins at Chancery Lane tube station at 2pm and visits sites in London associated with Aleister Crowley, Gerald Gardner and other occult personalities. There will be a visit to Atlantis bookshop and to a couple of London Pubs. All are welcome. The walk lasts about 2.5 hours. The cost is £5.

10th - 12th September, Anderida Gorsedd Autumn camp. Location: Near Lewes, East Sussex. The theme is 'Shamanism and the Bulls Hide Trance' and the guest speaker is author and academic Graham Harvey. There are only a small number of tickets available for the camp, if you want to go, book early from the Gorsedd's website at http://www.anderidagorsedd.org/.

Saturday 11 September; Power Animals Workshop at a London location. Time: 10.30am - 2pm. Cost £35. For more details and to book, visit http://www.lauradaligan-psychic.com/

Sunday 12 September, Day for Gerald Gardner. Venue: Conway Hall, Holborn, London. The doors will open at 10am for an 11 start. Tickets are £20. For further details, email enquiries@centre-for-pagan-studies.com

Monday 13 September; The Witches’ Nature - a film about Sicilian witchcraft & Wicca at pagan forum Secret Chiefs. Venue: Devereux public house, 20 Devereux Court, off Essex Street, London WC2R 3JJ. Meet from 7.30pm, event starts at 8pm (half-hour earlier than normal). Admission £2. For more details, visit http://secretchiefslondon.wordpress.com/

Tuesday, 14 September; From Science to Spirit - The Human Aura/Bio-field Revealed. Lecture by Nigel Garion-Hutchings at The College of Psychic Studies 16 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm - 8.30pm. Cost: £5/£8. Advance booking essential. Tel: 020 - 7589 3292. http://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/index.html

Wednesday 15 September; Bataille, Haiti and Voodoo. Dr John Cussans will discuss the influence of Haitian Voodoo on the development of social psychopathology in Europe during the 19th century. Lecture at The Last Tuesday Society in association with Hendrick’s Gin. The event starts at 7pm on the dot at Viktor Wynd's Little Shop of Horrors, 11 Mare Street, London E8. Tickets £6 or £4 with adequate proof of extreme poverty. For more details and to book tickets visit the website http://www.thelasttuesdaysociety.org/

Thursday, 16 September; Croydon CoA Witches Gathering. Venue: The Dog, and Bull, Surrey St, Croydon. Starts at 8pm. CoA Members £1, non-members £2. For more info call 0870 442 290.

Friday, 17 September; Enchantment - An Evening of Chant and Mantra. Evening with Stewart Pearce at The College of Psychic Studies 16 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm - 8.30pm. Cost: £5/£8. Advance booking essential. Tel: 020 - 7589 3292. http://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/index.html

Friday, 17 September; Spirit of Place. Talk by Alanna Moore at Research into Lost Knowledge Organisation (Rilko). Venue: Theosophical Society, 50 Gloucester Place, W1U 8EA. Admission £7 non-members, £5 members. Time: AGM at 6.30, lecture at 7.15pm.

Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 September; Open House London. Chance to visit sites of interest for free - some might be of interest to pagans. To find out more, visit www.open-city.org.uk

Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 September, The Omphalos Equinox Fair, presented by The Omphalos Magickal Society. Two-day event with talks, art gallery and trade stalls. Venue: St. James Wine Vaults, St. James square, Bath, UK, BA1 2TW. Cost £5.50 per day by advance ticket, £8 on the door (numbers strictly limited: to guarantee entry purchase in advance). For tickets, visit: http://www.theoccultreview.com/page4.htm. For more details, email omphalospaganmoot@yahoo.co.uk

Thursday 23 September; Autumn Equinox Open Ritual by Herns Tribe with Pagan Federation London. Venue: Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, Holborn. Time: 7.30pm for 8pm start. Event ends at 10pm. Entrance: £5. Just turn up, no need to book in advance, but bring seasonal food and drink to share.

Friday, 24 September, Faerie Ball in Hove, East Sussex, with music from The Dolmen, Rigantona and Tribal Unity. Doors open 7.30pm for 8pm start. Tickets cost £20. To book call 07845 438340 or visit http://www.thefairyball.co.uk/

25 & 26 September; Brighton and Hove Faerie Event at The Hove Centre, Hove, East Sussex. Free entry and lots to do with entertainment, stalls and workshops. Times: 11am - 6pm daily. For more details: http://www.thefairyball.co.uk/

Saturday, 25 September; Working with Crystals. One-day introductory crystal workshop at City Lit, Keeley Street, Covent Garden, London. The fee is £48. To enrol or for more details, call 020 7492 2622 or visit the City Lit website at http://www.citylit.ac.uk/

Saturday, 25 September; the Gorsedd of Bards of Caer Abiril is holding an Autumn Equinox open ritual at the stone circle at Avebury, in Wiltshire. Meet at 2pm beside the Red Lion pub before heading to the stone circle for the ritual, which will go on until about 4pm. All are welcome, but please bring offerings of music, poetry, bread, mead and cakes.

2 October; The London Faerie Ball. Venue: Elixir Bar, Camden, London. Tickets cost £20. For more details call 07845438340 or visit the website http://www.thefairyball.co.uk/

Saturday, 2 October; Rhiannon, Mare of Sovereignty. Final workshop in a series of four, called Pwyll, Rhiannon and the Spirits of the Land, by Deertracks. The workshops take place in Harrow & Wealdstone, which is just north of London, 15 minutes by train from Euston. For more information, and to book tickets, visit http://www.firetree.net/wheel/Deertracks/Workshops/rhiannon.html

13 October; The Life and Legend of Austin Osman Spare. Phil Baker profiles the strange career of this extraordinary artist, visionary and magician. Lecture at The Last Tuesday Society in association with Hendrick’s Gin. The event starts at 7pm on the dot at Viktor Wynd's Little Shop of Horrors, 11 Mare Street, London E8. Tickets £6 or £4 with adequate proof of extreme poverty. For more details and to book tickets visit the website http://www.thelasttuesdaysociety.org/

Friday, 15 October; Enchantment - An Evening of Chant and Mantra. Evening with Stewart Pearce at The College of Psychic Studies 16 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm - 8.30pm. Cost: £5/£8. Advance booking essential. Tel: 020 - 7589 3292. http://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/index.html

Thursday, 21 October; CoA Samhain Open Ritual. Venue: The Dog, and Bull, Surrey St, Croydon. Starts at 8pm. CoA Members £2, non-members £5. For more info call 0870 442 290

Saturday, October 23; Blue Moon Festival. Enchanting festival to welcome in Samhain that aims to enchant, entertain and teach. It runs from 11am - 5pm at Bedford Pub, 77 Bedford Hill, London. Admission is £12 on the door or if you buy tickets from Treadwells or Atlantis bookshops.

Thursday 28 & Friday 29 October; Samhain at Butser Ancient Farm, Chalton Lane, Chalton, Hants. For more details, call 02392 598838 or visit http://www.butser.org.uk/

Friday 29 October: Magical Mindsets: The Varieties of Sacred Geometry. Talk by Paul Devereux at Research into Lost Knowledge Organisation (Rilko). Venue: Theosophical Society, 50 Gloucester Place, W1U 8EA. Admission £7 non-members, £5 members. Time: AGM at 6.30, lecture at 7.15pm.

Friday, 5 November; Enchantment - An Evening of Chant and Mantra. Evening with Stewart Pearce at The College of Psychic Studies 16 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm - 8.30pm. Cost: £5/£8. Advance booking essential. Tel: 020 - 7589 3292. http://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/index.html

Saturday 6 November; Witchfest International. Large pagan and witchcraft convention organised by The Children of Artemis. Venue: Fairfield Halls, Croydon, Surrey. Tickets cost £16 for CoA members and £20 for non-members. http://www.witchfest.net/

Saturday 13 November; Re-kindling the Ancestral Fires. Talk about bringing the wisdom, memory and communion with the ancestors into our lives. Time: 7pm-12pm. Venue: Trosley Woods, Vigo Village, Kent. Cost: £35 per person (includes a vegetarian meal). For more details and for booking information, email rob@woodspirit.org.uk

18 November; Women of the Golden Dawn. Talk by Geraldine Beskin at The Last Tuesday Society in association with Hendrick’s Gin. The event starts at 7pm on the dot at Viktor Wynd's Little Shop of Horrors, 11 Mare Street, London E8. Tickets £6 or £4 with adequate proof of extreme poverty. For more details and to book tickets visit the website http://www.thelasttuesdaysociety.org/

Monday 20 & Tuesday 21 December: Tales of Winter Magic at Butser Ancient Farm, Chalton Lane, Chalton, Hants. For more details, call 02392 598838 or visit http://www.butser.org.uk/

Friday 26 November: The Wonders of Yew. Talk by Fred Hageneder at Research into Lost Knowledge Organisation (Rilko). Venue: Theosophical Society, 50 Gloucester Place, W1U 8EA. Admission £7 non-members, £5 members. Time: AGM at 6.30, lecture at 7.15pm.

If you know of any pagan events and want them listed on A Bad Witch's Blog, email me at badwitch1234@gmail.com or leave a comment below.

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Past events

Tuesday 31 August; Crowly and Jung. Talk by Paul Weston at pagan forum Secret Chiefs (note this is on Tuesday due to the Monday being a Bank Holiday). Venue: Devereux public house, 20 Devereux Court, off Essex Street, London WC2R 3JJ. Meet from 7.30pm, event starts at 8.30pm. Admission £2. http://secretchiefslondon.wordpress.com/

Friday, 27 August 2010

past event

Saturday 28 August, Pooka's Pageant - an annual pagan performing arts convention. Venue: The Oddfellows Hall, next to Ipswich Museum, Old High Street, Ipswich. Tickets £5 on the door, £3 in advance. For details, visit the website http://pookaspageant.webs.com/

Monday 30 August; Epping Dark Sky Moot. Pagan moot at 7.30pm at The Black Lion Pub, Epping High Street, CM16 4DA. For more details call 07534120611 or email: shimmeringblue16@yahoo.co.uk.