Thursday, 30 July 2009

past events

Wednesday 29 July; Atozomancy: The Game of Chance and the Speaking of the Landscape. Talk by Jack Gale at The Moot With No Name, Devereux public house, 20 Devereux Court, off Essex Street, London WC2. Meet from 7.30pm, event starts at 8pm. Admission £2.

On Thursday, 30 July, Pagan Federation London with Bacchus Border Morris is hosting an indoor Lammas ritual at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R 4RL. 7.30pm for 8pm start. Entrance £5 (£4 for members). Bring food and drink to share. No photographs allowed. Visit

Eastbourne Lammas Festival takes place on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd August 2009. This lovely pagan festival is completely free and great for a family day out. It offers folk music, morris dancing, traditional giants, a carnival, food, a beer tent and lots of stalls selling all sorts of lovely things. It takes place on the The Western Lawns, by Eastbourne seafront, in East Sussex. For more details, call 01323 737809 or visit the website

Saturday 1 August; Camberwell Myth and Magic. A walk around the mythological sites of Camberwell with Scott Wood, including ghosts, folklore, saints and Aleister Crowley's father-in-law. Meet on Camberwell Green, junction of Camberwell Road & Camberwell Church Street, South London, at 7pm. Duration: 1-2 hours. This is a free event. Contact for more details. If it is raining, call 0795 201 2487 on the day to ensure the walk is happening.

Sunday, August 2, Anderida Gorsedd Druid group Lughnasadh ritual at the Long Man of Wilmington, Sussex. To take part, meet from 1.30pm to 2pm near the Long Man of Wilmington car park, for a walk up the hill at 2pm. Afterwards, those who want to to will retire to the Giants Rest pub for a social drink. For more details, visit or visit the website

In London, the regular Lughnasadh on Primrose Hill is running again this year, on Sunday, August 2, starting at 12:45pm. This is a chance to celebrate the Druidic Festival of First Fruits with the Loose Association of Druids and is hosted by The Druid of Wormwood Scrubbs. Meet at Primrose Hill, London NW1 8YH, by the entrance opposite Rothwell St. For more details, email Sunday 2 August, the Gorsedd of Bards of Caer Abiril is holding a Lughnasadh Gathering at the wonderful stone circle at Avebury, in Wiltshire. Muster at noon beside the cafe before making the God and Goddess walks to the Sun Circle. This open ritual welcomes all who come with good intent whatever their personal path. Bring your songs and poetry if you wish, as well as bread and mead to share. Call Morgan on 01458 835518 for more details. Sunday 2 August; Wonderful Weeds. Stroll around Burgess Park, South London, exploring the folklore and uses of our native plants with Roy Vickery of the South London Botanical Institute. Meet at the Camberwell Road entrance to Burgess Park at 3pm. Duration: 1-2 hours. This is a free event. Contact for more details. If it is raining, call 0795 201 2487 on the day to ensure the walk is happening.

Sunday 2 August; The Vikings - Stepping Back in Time 2009. Free historical event aimed at families with activities for both young and old alike. From 9am - 5pm at Goverment Acre, Military Parade, Ramsgate, Kent. For more details, call 07782145897.

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