Tuesday, 26 September 2017

News: Witchcraft, Witch Hunts, Occult, Druids

"Annie Palmer, the White Witch of Rose Hall" - story at Ancient Origins: http://www.ancient-origins.net/unexplained-phenomena/annie-palmer-white-witch-rose-hall-008837

"Remembering the Victims of the Salem Witch Executions" - story at Biography: https://www.biography.com/news/salem-witch-trials-facts

"70-yr-old woman branded witch, beaten to death in Udr village" - story at Udaipur Kiran: https://udaipurkiran.com/70-yr-old-woman-branded-witch-beaten-to-death-in-udr-village/

"For modern witches, the occult provides something the church can't" - story at ABC Online: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-20/why-are-australians-turning-to-paganism-and-modern-witchcraft/8948824

"Druids' robes and City suits rub shoulders on Primrose Hill" - story at Financial Times: https://www.ft.com/content/964773b8-9883-11e7-8c5c-c8d8fa6961bb

Monday, 25 September 2017

Pagan Eye: Mysterious Romano British Coin Hoard


This Romano British pot and coin hoard are on display at Living on the Edge: 8,000 Years by the Sea - an exhibition of archaeological finds that's on in Eastbourne, East Sussex, at the moment.

The vessel and coins were buried about 275AD and the mystery surrounding them is, why were they buried? Although some coin hoards were hidden for safekeeping, but never recovered by their owners because war killed them or drove them away, this one was buried at a time when the area was relatively peaceful. The owner would have had ample opportunity to collect their belongings later on.

One possibility, according to the description at the exhibition, is that the coins were left as an offering for Gods or local spirits. In England, there was an ancient tradition of sacrificing valuables by burying them in the earth or throwing them in water to ask for divine favours. It is possible that the practice continued through Roman times.

Living on the Edge is on at Eatbourne Pavilion. The description of the exhibition says:
Discover the stories of life along the Seven Sisters over the past 8,000 years. From Stone Age settlers and Roman farms to Victorian coastguards guarding the coast. For some, this was their first glimpse of Britain. For others leaving this coast as soldiers, it would be their last memory of home. Find out how the National Trust’s Seven Sisters Archaeology Project with its team of volunteers have preserved these stories for the future.
You can find out more here: http://www.eastbournemuseums.co.uk/Latest-Exhibitions.aspx

My Pagan Eye posts show photos that I find interesting - seasonal images, pagan sites, events, or just pretty pictures. If you want to send me a photo for a Pagan Eye post, please email it to badwitch1234@gmail.com Let me know what the photo shows and whether you want your name mentioned or not. For copyright reasons, the photo must be one you have taken yourself.

Links and previous related posts
http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2017/08/sussex-folklore-twin-to-wishing-face.html
http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2014/04/pagan-eye-seven-sisters-from-cuckmere.html
http://www.eastbournemuseums.co.uk/Latest-Exhibitions.aspx
http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2013/07/wildlife-walks-through-sussexs-pagan.html

Friday, 22 September 2017

September Mandala: Green Man of the Autumn Equinox


Today, for the Autumn Equinox, here is a Green Man created from leaves, seeds nuts and berries from my garden and trees near where I live.

Every month this year I have been making a seasonal mandala, mostly from natural items found in my garden. This spring equinox I created one showing the Goddess of Life and Death, so I thought I would balance that with a male image at this time of year, when the days and night are again of equal length.

The leaves on the trees are just starting to turn golden and the season of growth is turning towards the season when the greenery is dying. Samhain, the festival when we honour the dead is the next in the cycle of the Wheel of the Year, and we look towards it as well as looking back at the long, hot days of summer past.

This time of year has a personal reminder of death to me, as it was two years ago almost to this day that my cat Jerry passed to the Summerlands. I built a cairn for him over his grave in my garden and on the anniversary of his death I spent some time by it, remembering him. As I did that, my new kittens - Tommy and Tuppence - came out into the garden to join me. They played around the cairn and Tommy even climbed it and sat on top. It reminded me that there is a time for everything and life goes on. It is important to remember our loved ones who are no longer with us, but it is also important to take joy in the moment and appreciate those who are here.

Links and previous related posts
http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2016/07/hunting-green-men-of-salisbury-cathedral.html
http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2017/03/mandala-for-march-goddess-of-life-death.html
http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2015/09/jerry-cat-safe-journey-to-summerlands.html
http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2017/06/witches-cats-here-are-my-two-new-kittens.html

Thursday, 21 September 2017

News: Autumn Equinox, Paganism, Witchcraft, History

"When is the Autumnal Equinox 2017?" - story at The Mirror: http://www.mirror.co.uk/science/autumnal-equinox-2017-season-change-11205728

"When is the first day of autumn and the equinox in 2017?" - story at Kent Live: http://www.kentlive.news/when-is-the-first-day-of-autumn-and-the-equinox-in-2017/story-30517452-detail/story.html

"How to celebrate the equinox in Cambridge this autumn" - story at Cambridge News: http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/whats-on/autumnal-equinox-2017-shortest-day-13586300

"Find out why the Pagan festival of Mabon is being held in the North East" - story at ChronicleLive: http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/find-out-pagan-festival-mabon-13629081

"Excavations resume in Lagina, center of Paganism" - story at Daily Sabah - History: https://www.dailysabah.com/history/2017/09/14/excavations-resume-in-lagina-center-of-paganism

"We Hung out with Metal Pagans at a Viking Cemetery" - story at Noisey: https://noisey.vice.com/en_us/article/3kkgm9/we-hung-out-with-metal-pagans-at-a-viking-cemetery

"For modern witches, the occult provides something the church can't" - story at ABC Online: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-20/why-are-australians-turning-to-paganism-and-modern-witchcraft/8948824

"36 Bewitching Finds For The Basic Witch In All Of Us" - story at HuffPost: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/witchy-fashion-witchy-beauty-for-the-basic-witch-in-all-of-us_us_59c158b2e4b087fdf5088aac

"Women in east India continue to struggle against witch-hunting" - story at Arab News: http://www.arabnews.com/node/1163631/world

"The Fascinating Link Between Beer And Witches: - story at Collective Evolution: http://www.collective-evolution.com/2017/09/19/the-fascinating-link-between-beer-and-witches/

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Autumn Equinox Pagan Events In and Near London


The Autumn Equinox is this Friday, 22 September. It is when the day and night are equal length. Here are events in London plus a few in other parts of the UK over that time 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.

Now to 30 September; Austin Osman Spare exhibition at the Last Tuesday Society. Venue: Viktor Wynd's Museum of Curiosities, 11 Mare Street, London E8 4RP. http://www.thelasttuesdaysociety.org/

Wednesday 20 September; Let's Meditate - group meditation. Venue: Buddha on a Bicycle, Covent Garden, London. Starts 6pm. Donations of £3 recommended. Details: http://www.meetup.com/meditation-trust-london/

Wednesday 20 September; Wicca New Moon: Gaia-Selene Circle with London Woodland Witches Magicians and Outdoor Pagans. Venue: Queen's Woods, Near Highgate Station, London. Time: 7.30pm. Cost: £2. You must reserve a place in advance. Wear outdoor clothes and bring a blanket to sit on. Details and bookings: https://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Outdoor-Pagans/

Wednesday 20 September; Study Group - Esoteric Science. Venue: Rudolf Steiner House, 35, Park Road, London, NW1 6XT. Time: 7.15pm. http://www.rsh.anth.org.uk/ and https://www.meetup.com/rudolf-steiners-spiritual-science/

Wednesday 20 September; More Mead Moot promoted by Pagan FutureFests. Venue: Hope Pub, 48 West Street, Carhsalton SM5 2PR. Time: from 7.30pm. Meets on the third Wednesday of each month. https://www.facebook.com/Pagan-FutureFests-352385661439366/ http://www.meetup.com/Londonpagancommunity/

Thursday 21 September; Seven Steps Into Angel Light. Talk and book signing by Chrissie Astell. Venue: Watkins Books, 19-21 Cecil Court, London WC2N 4EZ. Time: 6.30pm. Free event. For more details Tel 020 7836 2182 or visit the website http://www.watkinsbooks.com/

Thursday 21 September; Oasis of Sound at The Barn, Kew. Organised by the Oasis of Sound Meetup Group. Venue: The Barn Kew, Atwood Ave, London TW9 4HF. Cost: £20 prebook / £25 at the door. Time: 7pm. Details: https://www.meetup.com/Oasis-of-Sound-Sound-Bath-n-Sound-Scape/

Thursday 21 September; Earthstars Group Meeting. Venue: Rudolf Steiner House, 35 Park Road, London NW1 4SH. Time: Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start. Entry by donations. https://www.facebook.com/events/310219209453028/

Thursday 21 September; House of Heron Drum Circle to Shamanic Journey. Venue: Caer Corhrain, 1 Southleas farm cottages, Lower Road, Minster, Sheppey, ME12 3SW. Time: 7.30pm. This takes place on the third Thursday each month. For more information visit http://www.touchtheearthuk.com/

Thursday 21 September; The Circle of Ankerwycke moot on the third Thursday in each month. Venue: Function room at the back of the Two Rivers Pub, 43 Church Street, Staines-upon-Thames, TW18 4EN. Time: 8pm.

Friday 22 September; Wheel of the Year Festival - Autumn Equinox at Chalice Well World Peace Garden, in Glastonbury. Gather at the well head for midday meditation until 12.30pm, followed by conversation on the lower lawn. Free admission to the gardens from 10am to noon. For more details, visit the website http://www.chalicewell.org.uk/

Friday 22 September; The Goddess and the Divine Feminine - Lakshmi, hosted by Mamma Moon Magick. Venue: The Upminster Complementary Healing and Teaching Sanctuary, Pea Lane, Upminster RM142XH. Time: 7pm. Entry: £15 in advance. http://www.healingandteaching.co.uk/course/goddess-divine-feminine/

Friday 22 September; Autumn Equinox Gong Bath with Gong Master Olaf Nixon. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm. Cost: £20/£22. Advance booking recommended. For details call: 020 7589 3292 or visit https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

Friday 22 September; Open Circle - every Friday for anyone wishing to develop their psychic and mediumistic abilities. Venue: Woodford Church at 9 Grove Crescent, South Woodford, London E18 2JR. Time 7.30pm. Cost: £3. http://woodfordchurch.com/

Friday 22 September; A Night to Rock the Ancestors, with Spiral Dance and friends. Organised by The West Byfleet and Woking Moot with Dancing Hare to raise money for Horsell Common Preservation Society. Venue: The Arbor Centre, Coldharbour Road, GU22 8SP Pyrford. Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start. Tickets £10 each plus £1 booking fee. Bring your own drink. https://www.wegottickets.com/event/414418

Friday 22 September; Cacao and Ecstatic Dance - with Ecstatic Dance London. Venue: Skylight Centre, 49 Corsica Street, London N5 1JT. Time: 8,30pm - 10,30pm. Tickets: £13.33 – £16.52  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cacao-ecstatic-dance-with-ecstatic-dance-london-friday-nights-tickets-33380995456

Friday 22 September; Alexandrian Witchcraft Soirée. Venue in Central London. Time 8pm https://www.facebook.com/events/489885991368508/

Saturday 23 September; A Day With Spirit and Shamanic Journey run by Shamanic Spirit at a venue in New Addington, Croydon, South London. Time: 11am start. For details and to book places call 07952 041477 or visit http://shamanicspirit.co.uk/

Saturday 23 September; A Celebration of the Druid Spirit hosted by Earth Energy Network and Earthstars Sacred Space. Contributors: Annette Armstrong, Penny Billington, Marion Briggs, David Loxle, John Matthews, Chris Street. Venue: Rudolf Steiner House, 35 Park Road, London NW1. Time: 10am - 9pm. Tickets £45. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-celebration-of-the-druid-spirit-tickets-35995497502

Saturday 23 September; How To Be Good: Gurus, Gods and Guidance. Day of talks, part of a year-long festival called Belief and Beyond Belief about what it means to be human. Venue: Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX. Saturday pass £15. More details and booking: https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/festivals-series/belief-and-beyond-belief

Saturday 23 September; Bas-Sekmet - one-day workshop dedicated to the Egyptian Goddess of pleasure, play and sensuality and her mighty Sister of power and magick. Venue: Wicca Moon, 50 Well Hall Rd, London, SE9 6SH. Cost is £20. Time: noon. For details or to book a place email shirlee@wiccamoon.org.uk or call 020 8850 7803. You can also visit the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Wicca-Moon-101700123226695/

Saturday 23 September; Autumn Equinox Gorsedd at Coldrum Long Barrow. Hosted by Kent Gorsedd. Venue: Coldrum Stones, Neolithic Long Barrow, Trottiscliffe, Kent. Meet in the car park at noon. http://www.woodspirit.org.uk/Kent%20Gorsedd2.htm

Saturday 23 September; The Wheel of Wishes: Manifestation Workshop with the Sensing Energy and Intuition Development group. Venue: Latvian House, 72 Queensborough Terrace, London, W2 3SH,. Time: noon. Price: £20. https://www.meetup.com/Sensing-Energy-and-Intuition-Development/

Saturday 23 September; Free and Open Gorsedd of Caer Abiri Autuminal Equinox Rite at Avebury stone circle, in Wiltshire. Time: 1.30pm. Bring food and drink to share. https://www.facebook.com/events/1364105893625935/

Saturday 23 September; Crossbones Autumn Equinox Vigil to honour The Goose and the outcast dead of Cross Bones Graveyard and the dead and wounded of the London Bridge attacks. 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, London SE1 1TA. For more details, visit  http://crossbones.org.uk/

Sunday 24 September; Using Crystals in the Home workshop hosted by Mamma Moon Magick. Venue: The Upminster Complementary Healing and Teaching Sanctuary, Pea Lane, Upminster RM142XH. Time: 10am-4pm. Entry: £50/£55. https://www.facebook.com/events/517244678609505/

Sunday 24 September; Meditation at Russell Brands Trew Era Cafe, 30 Whitmore Road, London N1 5QA. Starts 10.15am. Free event. Details: https://www.meetup.com/meditation-trust-london/

Sunday 24 September; Wicca Course - part two of three. Invoking the Horned God and Moon Goddess. This is an outdoor course with London Woodland Witches Magicians and Outdoor Pagans. Venue:  Wimbledon Woods (meet outside Windmill Tea Room), Windmill Road, London, SW19 5NQ. Time: 10.30am. Cost: £13. You must reserve a place in advance. Wear outdoor clothes and bring a blanket to sit on. Details and bookings: https://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Outdoor-Pagans/

Sunday 24 September; Druidic Alban Elued/Autumn 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. https://www.facebook.com/notes/loose-association-of-druids-of-primrose-hill/kalendar-of-rituals-for-2017/1402901283113536/

Sunday 24 September; Awake in nature: practices to deepen our connection to the natural world. Venue: Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove, London E3 4PX. Time: 1pm. Tickets: £26.79. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/awake-in-nature-practices-to-deepen-our-connection-to-the-natural-world-tickets-36540277955

Sunday 24 September; Anderida Gorsedd Druid group Auutmn Equinox open ritual at the Long Man of Wilmington, Sussex. 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.

Sunday 24 September; The Kith of the Tree and the Well heathen moot. Venue: The Horseshoe Inn, 26 Melior Street, London SE1 3QP. Time: 2pm. https://www.meetup.com/The-Kith-of-The-Tree-and-The-Well/

Sunday 24 September; Ageless Wisdom for Everyone talk at the Theosophical Society in London. Venue: The Theosophical Society, 50 Gloucester Place, London, W1U 8EA. Time: 2pm. https://www.meetup.com/Theosophical-Society-in-London/

Sunday 24 September; Psychic and Spiritual Development Class with London NW8 Psychic and Spiritual Development Group. Venue: Violet Hill Studios, 6 Violet Hill , St Johns Wood, London
NW8 9EB. Time: 7pm. Price: £15. https://www.meetup.com/London-NW8-Psychic-and-Spiritual-Development-Group/

Monday 25 September; In Concert: Tashi Lhunpo Monks, Michael Ormiston, Candida Valentino and BlackMoon1348. Organised by Alternatives. Venue: St James's Church, 197 Piccadilly, W1J 9LL, Starts: 7pm. Tickets £15/£20 online. http://www.alternatives.org.uk/

Tuesday 26 September; Babylonian Ghosts from Tablets of Clay. Talk by Dr Irving Finkel. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm. Cost: £12/£14. Advance booking recommended. For details call: 020 7589 3292 or visit https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

Tuesday 26 September; Closing reception for Austin Osman Spare exhibition at the Last Tuesday Society. Venue: Viktor Wynd's Museum of Curiosities, 11 Mare Street, London E8 4RP. Time: 7pm. http://www.thelasttuesdaysociety.org/

Wednesday 27 September; Let's Meditate - group meditation. Venue: Buddha on a Bicycle, Covent Garden, London. Starts 6pm. Donations of £3 recommended. Details: http://www.meetup.com/meditation-trust-london/

Wednesday 27 September; Bone Dance - Dismemberment Dance with Behind the Veil Shamanism. Venue: English National Ballet School, Hortensia Rd, London SW10 0QS. Time: 7.15pm Tickets: £25. https://www.meetup.com/Behind-The-Veil-Shamanism/

Wednesday 27 September; Pagan Chants and Music at Hertford Pagan Moot. Venue: White Horse Pub, 33 Castle Street, Hertford, Herts SG14 1HH (45 mins from central London). The pub does not have disabled access. This moot meets on the last Wednesday of each month at 8pm. contact via Facebook page Hertford Pagan Moot.

Thursday 28 September; The Magic Lamp: Dreams of Our Age. Talk by Ben Okri organised by Alternatives. Venue: St James's Church, 197 Piccadilly, W1J 9LL, Talk starts: 7pm. Tickets £10/£15/£20 online. http://www.alternatives.org.uk/

Thursday 28 September; Enlightenment is Your Nature. Talk and book signing by Maneesha James.  Venue: Watkins Books, 19-21 Cecil Court, London WC2N 4EZ. Time: 6.30pm. Free event. For more details Tel 020 7836 2182 or visit the website http://www.watkinsbooks.com/

Thursday 28 September; Seeking British Bigfoot. Talk at The London Fortean Society. Venue: The Bell, 50 Middlesex Street, London E1 7EX. Time: 7.45pm. Tickets: £4 / £2 concessions. http://forteanlondon.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/seeking-british-bigfoot.html

Friday 29 September; A Harmonic Universe: Geometry, Harmony and the Measure of Heaven and Earth. Rilko (Research Into Lost Knowledge) lecture by Adam Tetlow. Venue: Rudolf Steiner House, 35, Park Road, London, NW1 6XT. Time: 6.45pm. Entrance: £8/£10. Details: http://www.rilko.net/EZ/rilko/rilko/home.php

Friday 29 September; The Wiccan Rede Gathering and History of Wicca by Ethan Doyle White with the London Wicca Meetup Group. Venue: Central London Pub in zone 1 or 2. Time: 7pm. https://www.meetup.com/The-London-Wicca-Meetup-Group/

Friday 29 September; Womanifesting Your Power with the Goddesses. Talk by Abiola Abrams, author of The Sacred Bombshell Handbook of Self-Love. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm. Cost: £12/£14. Advance booking recommended. For details call: 020 7589 3292 or visit https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

Friday 29 September; Om Healing for body mind and soul. Venue: The Dhyana Centre, 50 Gloucester Place, London W1U 8EA. Time: 8pm. https://www.meetup.com/Light-in-London/

Saturday 30 September - Sunday 5 November; Certaine Wytches: Fear, Myth and Magic - exhibition by Anne Jackson. Venue: Museum in the Park, Stratford Park, Stratford Road, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 4AF. Entry: Free. There is also a series of talks and other events running alongside the exhibition, tickets £5/£7/£3. Details: http://www.museuminthepark.org.uk/certaine-wytches/

Saturday 30 September; PFNE Convention Scarborough. Venue: Britannia Grand Hotel Scarborough
St Nicholas Cliff,  Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO11 2ET. Time: 10am - 4.30pm. Tickets £10/£15.  www.paganfedne.org

Saturday 30 September; The Canterbury Mystical Market (Autumn) hosted by The Magical Times Magazine. Venue: The Westgate Hall,Westgate Hall Rd, Canturbury Kent CT1 2BT. Time: 11am-4pm. Tickets £2.50 on the door. www.mysticalarts.co.uk

Saturday 30 September; Wild Women Temple: Initiation with Wild Woman Gatherings. Venue: Leyton Abbotts Park Road, London. Time: 3pm. Cost: £20. https://www.meetup.com/WILD-WOMEN-CIRCLES-LONDON/

Sunday 1 October; Opening of Mimosa Love and Light Spiritual Centre.  This will held on the 1st Sunday of every month with readings, stalls, therapies, reiki and spiritual healers. Venue Harold Hill Community Centre, Gooshays Drive, Harold Hill RM3 9LB. All day to 10pm.  Entry £4 - raffle £1.00. This is a non profit event. https://www.facebook.com/events/346927842416224/

Sunday 1 October; Meditation at Russell Brands Trew Era Cafe, 30 Whitmore Road, London N1 5QA. Starts 10.15am. Free event. Details: https://www.meetup.com/meditation-trust-london/

Sunday 1 October (tbc); North West Kent Green Pagan Circle Moot. Venue: Chislehurst Caves, Bromley, BR7 5NL. Time: 10am-noon. https://www.facebook.com/groups/445487428816887/

Sunday 1 October; Full Moon Tea Ceremony and Women's Circle. Venue:  Crucifix Lane, London, SE1 3JW  . Time 6pm. Cost: £20, http://uk.funzing.com/funz/full-moon-tea-ceremony-and-women-s-circle-7445

Tuesday 3 October; Witches' Inn Autumn Equinox Gathering. Venue: Red Lion, 48 Linkfield Lane, Redhill, RH1 1DP. Starts at 8pm. Moots are the first Tuesday of each month. For more details visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1219954618115987/

Thursday 5 October; Woodland Wicca: Aries Full Moon Ceremony with London Woodland Witches Magicians and Outdoor Pagans. Meet at Wimbledon Common, Bus Stop S, Parkside Avenue, London SW19 from 7pm, then walk to the woods. Cost: £3 You must reserve a place in advance. Wear outdoor clothes and bring food and drink to share. Details and bookings: https://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Outdoor-Pagans/

Thursday 5 October; PFL Autumn Equinox Open Ritual hosted by The Pagan Federation London and guests. Venue: Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL, Time: 7.30pm for 8pm start. Entry £5/£6. https://pflondon.info/

Saturday 7 October, Witchfest International 2017 run by Children of Artemis. Huge pagan conference with talks, workshops, entertainment and a market. I will be giving a talk on candle magic at 2pm and signing my book Pagan Portals Candle Magic later in the afternoon. Venue: The Brighton Centre, King's Road, Brighton, BN1 2GR. Time: 10am Saturday until the early hours of Sunday morning. There is also a Friday evening event. Tickets: £13.62 – £36.02. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/witchfest-international-2017-tickets-31394224972

Note: I do not organise any of these events except my talk on candle magic. I try to make sure all details are correct, but please contact the organisers of any event you are interested in before turning up for more information.