Events this week in and around London:
Wednesday 1 April; Something a Little Bit Different with occultist Jack Gale. An April Fools' Day evening's entertainment with songs, prose, poems, strangeness 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 2 April; R'Occult 'n' Roll. Music and magic on the wild side with Sandy Robertson and Edwin Pounceyat Treadwells, 34 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7PB. 7.15pm for 7.30pm start. Entry £5, booking advised. Tel: 020 7240 8906 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. www.treadwells-london.com/lectures.asp
Friday 3 April; Demonstration of Seership. Demonstration by Barbara Meiklejohn-Free 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.
Saturday 4 April; Hauntings: The Science of Ghosts. One-day conference and exhibition at University of Edinburgh, Scotland. The event starts at 10am and tickets cost £30. For more details, visit: http://www.richardwiseman.com/hauntings2/talks
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 http://www.magicalfestivals.co.uk/. For more details call Matthew on 07845438340 or email email@example.com
Saturday April 25; Spring Clean Detox, Herb Day, Walk ‘n’ Workshop with The Wild Wicked Witches. Venue Lee Valley Village YHA, Hertfordshire. Time: 10.30am -5pm, Cost: £60 / £45 concessions, deposit of £20 and booking essential. For details, call Karen on 07865081927 or Fiona on 07830195745. http://www.sensorysolutions.co.uk/
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 9am to 5.30pm . To book tickets call 020 7392 9220 during office hours. For more details, visit http://www.bishopsgate.org.uk/events_details.asp?EventsID=343
28 June; Gaia Sol Convention 2009. Festival and convention organised by Pagan Federation London at ULU, Malet Street, London. Time: 11.30am- 6.30pm. Tickets £10/£12. http://pflondon.org/
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. http://www.witchfest.net/
June 12, 13 & 14: Equinox Festival. Three-day media arts festival dedicated to spiritual discovery and mystical tradition at Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London and the Camden Centre, Bidborough Street, London. Tickets cost £80 via http://wegottickets.com/. For more details, visit the website http://equinoxfestival.org/.
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. http://www.witchfest.net/artemis_gathering.htm
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. http://www.witchfest.net/
If you know of any pagan events and want them listed on A Bad Witch's Blog, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment below.