Sunday, 1 February 2009

Pagan events and festivals

This week's events:

Sunday 1 February; Imbolc ritual and gathering by The Gorsedd of Bards of Caer Abiri at Avebury, Wiltshire. Meet at noon by the cafe before walking to the stones for the ritual. Bring food and drink, songs and poems. For further details call Morgan on01458 835518.

Sunday 1 February; Imbolc on Primrose Hill. Open ritual hosted by J T Morgan, the Druid of Wormwood Scrubbs. Venue: Primrose Hill, Regents Park Road, London NW1. Starts at 12.45pm, ends at 2.30pm.

Tuesday 3 February; Reincarnation and the Holographic Soul. Lecture by Ian Lawton at the College for Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2EB. 7pm-8.30m. Tickets £5 members, £8 non-members. Tel: 020 7589 3292.

Wednesday 4 February. Talk at pagan forum Secret Chiefs, Devereux public house, 20 Devereux Court, off Essex Street, London WC2. Meet from 7.30pm, event starts at 8pm. Admission £2.

Thursday 5 February; Confessions of an Alchemist - Adventures in the Everyday and the Extraordinary. Talk by Paul Cowlan at Treadwells, 34 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7PB. 7.15pm for 7.30pm start. Entry £5, booking essential. Tel: 020 7240 8906 or email:

Future events:

Thursday 12 February; Talk on druidism. One in a series of druid talks, followed by a druid meditation, questions and tea, at Treadwells, 34 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7PB. 7.30pm start.

11 & 12 April. Magical Fairy Festival. Family festival and parade organised by Magical Festivals. Venue: The Westgate Hall, Canterbury, Kent. Entry is £5 for adults and £2.50 for children, under 12s are free. Event starts at 10am each day. You can book tickets at For more details call Matthew on 07845438340 or email

Saturday 25 April; London Lore. Conference run by the Folklore Society and the South East London Folklore Society at The Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4QH. Tickets cost £10 or £8 concessions. The event runs from 10am to 5.30pm . To book tickets call 020 7392 9220 during office hours. For more details, visit

Saturday 16 May 2009; Witchfest South. Witchcraft convention organised by The Children of Artemis with talks and workshops, entertainment, a bar and catering plus stalls. Venue: Stanley Halls, South Norwood, south London. Tickets cost £9 for CoA members and £12 for non-members.

August 7, 8 & 9; Artemis Gathering. Three-day festival in the Oxfordshire countryside with talks, workshops, a bar and catering facilities. Early bird weekend tickets cost £31 for members, £34 for non-members.

Saturday 7 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.

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

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