Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Past events

Now until 21 March; The Dark Monarch. Art exhibition named after an infamous 1962 book entitled The Dark Monarch: A Portrait from Within by Sven Berlin. It explores how folklore, mysticism, mythology and the occult have influenced British art in the past 100 years. Venue: The Towner Art Gallery, Devonshire Park, College Road, Eastbourne, BN21 4JJ. It is open Tuesday - Sunday from 10am - 6pm. For more details, call: 01323 434660 or visit the website

Wednesday 17 March; How Shakespeare Cleaned His Teeth. Lecture on 17th century medicine by Katherine Knight at The Moot With No Name. Venue: Devereux public house, 20 Devereux Court, off Essex Street, London WC2R 3JJ. Meet from 7.30pm, event starts at 8pm. Admission £2.

Thursday 18 March; Gothic Tarot Workshop in Rochester from 7pm-10pm. Cost £10. For more details, call Pammie Couchman on 07876545512 or email

Thursday 18 March; Interview with a Witch: Marian Green Speaks to Christina Oakley Harrington on Nearly 50 Years of Country Witchcraft. Lecture at Treadwells, 34 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7PB. 7.15pm for 7.30pm start. Entry £7, advance booking necessary. Tel: 020 7240 8906 or email:

Thursday 18 March; Croydon CoA Witches Gathering organised by Children of Artemis. Venue: The Dog and Bull pub, Surrey St, Croydon. Tickets cost £1 for CoA members and £2 for non-members. For more details, call 0870 442 290 or visit the website

Friay 19 March; Ostara Open Ritual run by North East Pagan Fellowship. Venue: Durant Hall complex, (Unitarian Church) at Ellison Place, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8XG. Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start. Entry is £3.50, please bring food and drink to share. Website:

Saturday 20 March; Spring Equinox/Ostara celebration at Ankerwycke, near Staines. Event starts at 8pm and is free, but bring food and drink to share. To find out details of the venue and reserve your place, call 07733 554321.

Sunday 21 March; Alban Eiler on Primrose Hill with druid Jeremy Morgan. The ceremony starts at 12.45pm and lasts about an hour. It will take place in the Hawthorne Grove on Primrose Hill, London NW1 8YH. Meet at the entrance opposite Rothwell St. Afterwards, people will go to the Washington Pub. This is a free event, no need to book a place, just turn up but do bring food and drink to share.

Sunday 21 March; Cauldron of Cerridwen Ostara Open Ritual at Avebury. A family-friendly open ritual at 12 noon at Avebury stone circle. For further details call Sian on 07746365980 or email

Sunday 21 March, the Gorsedd of Bards of Caer Abiril is holding a Spring Equinox 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 21 March; Anderida Gorsedd Druid group Spring Equinox open 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 the website

Monday 22 March; Hell Fire Club Open Evening. An evening at The Magik Thread Bookshop at 11 Archers Rd, Stapleford, Nottingham NG9 7EP with a Steward and members of the modern Hell Fire Club. Time: 6pm-9.30pm. Free entry but booking advised. For more details visit the website

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