Thursday 17 June; CoA Witches' Gathering organised by Children of Artemis. Venue: The Dog and Bull pub, Surrey St, Croydon at 8pm. No need to book in advance, just turn up. Entry is £1 for CoA members and £2 for non-members. For more details, call 0870 442 290 or visit the website http://www.witchfest.net/
Thursday 17 June; What John Dee Did When He Wasn't Chatting with Angels: His Natural Magic, Science and Religion Lecture by Liana Saif at Treadwell’s, 34 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7PB. Time: 7.15pm for 7.30 start. Tickets £7, booking essential. Tel: 020 7240 8906. For more details visit the website http://www.treadwells-london.com/
Friday 18 June; What a Healer Can Do. Lecture by Stefan Rippel 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 19 June; Children of Artemis Masked Ball. Evening social event at Scream Lounge, South End, Croydon, Surrey. Tickets £6/£7.50 advance booking essential from http://www.witchfest.net/masked_ball.htm
18-21 June; Pendle Witch Camp. Festival in Pendle, Lancashire, with talks and workshops. Discounted tickets until May 1 are £27.50 each, full ticket price £30. For more details and to book tickets visit http://www.penwitchcamp.co.uk/default.asp
Saturday, 19 June; Free and Open Gorsedd Summer Solstice Rite at Avebury stone circle, in Wiltshire. Druidic style ceremony to celebrate the upcoming Summer Sun Standstill. Meet at the Red Lion Pub from noon for ceremony around 1.30pm. Offerings of music, song, poetry, cake and mead are welcome.
Saturday, 19 June; Hilly Fields Midsummer Fayre. Fayre run by the local community every year beside the stone circle at Hilly Fields, Brockley, SE4 1QA. Although this is not a specifically pagan event, it has a wonderful atmosphere and is really friendly - and where else in London has a festival right beside a stone circle? It runs from noon - 5pm. For more details visit http://www.brockley.com/brocsoc/ Read more about Hilly Fields stone circle at http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2008/06/hilly-fields-stone-circle.html
Sunday 20 June; Summer Solstice Celebration at Sutton Hoo, Suffolk. Dr Sam Newton will be giving a presentation followed by supper and a sunset tour of the burial mounds to celebrate midsummer. It runs from 7pm - 10pm. The cost is £28 and prebooking is essential. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01394 389700.
Sunday, 20 June; Summer Solstice on Primrose Hill plus a Public Handfasting, starting at 12.30pm and going on until 3pm. This is a chance to celebrate Alban Heruin. Meet at The Hawthorne Grove on top of Primrose Hill, Regents Park Rd, London. The ritual will be conducted by Jay the Tailor, Druid of Wormwood Scrubbs, of the Loose Association of Druids. Afterwards there will be a gathering in the Washington Pub, 50 Englands Lane, London NW3 4YD. Please bring food and drink to share during the ritual.
Monday 21 June; Sunrise Summer Solstice ritual. The Coven of the Bright Isle is holding an open ritual for the Summer Solstice on the beach at Joss Bay, near Broadstairs, Kent, at 04.15am to welcome the sunrise, and enacting the Oak/Holly King story. Everyone is welcome, including children. There will be a bonfire and breakfast on the beach after the ritual, so bring food and drink. This is a free event, so just turn up. Any questions, phone Ian or Mandy on 01843 603827.
Monday 21 June; Ceres, mother and provider. Talk by Pam Crane at Theosophical Society, 50 Gloucester Place, London W1U 8EA. Event starts at 7pm. Admission: Members £6, Concessions £4, Non-members £8 Non-Members Concessions £6. For more details visit http://www.astrolodge.co.uk/
Monday 21 June; Shiva - Origins, Symbolism, Aspects. Talk by Kumar Devadasan 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. For more details, visit http://secretchiefslondon.wordpress.com/
Tuesday 22 June; Midsummer Magic and Monsters. Talk by Scott Wood at London Earth Mysteries Circle, Theosophical Society, 50 Gloucester Place, W1U 8EA. From 7pm. Admission £4 non-members, £3 members. http://www.londonearth.com/
Tuesday 22 June; Animal Healing. Masterclass by Elizabeth Whiter at The College of Psychic Studies 16 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm - 9pm. Cost: £8/£12. Advance booking essential. Tel: 020 - 7589 3292. http://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/index.html
Wednesday 23 June; Weekly pagan talk 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.
Wednesday 23 June; Cross Bones Vigil and Ceremony. Free monthly vigil at 7pm on the 23rd of each month to honour The Goose and the outcast dead of Cross Bones Graveyard.
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, London. Nearest tubes Borough or London Bridge, 5 minutes walk away.
Wednesday 23 June; Avalonian Aeon - A Personal Occult Odyssey Book Launch by Avalonian Aeon Publications, Paul Weston and Friends at Treadwell’s, 34 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7PB. Time: 7pm to 10pm. Free but booking essential. Tel: 020 7240 8906. For more details visit the website http://www.treadwells-london.com/