It's summer, the sun is out (at least some of the time) and few people want to be cooped up in stuffy rooms listening to lectures, so there aren't many pagan talks taking place this week. However, here are a few lovely things to do:
An art exhibition called The Truth About Faeries: From Midsummers Night's Dream to Lord of the Rings is still on until 13 September at Southampton City Art Gallery Civic Centre, Commercial Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 7LP. Tel: 023 8083 4563. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.southampton.gov.uk/leisure/arts/sotonartgallery/exhibitions.asp
Today, Sunday 16 August, The Goddess Festival and Parade takes place in Canterbury. This is a festival with music, workshops and stalls at Westgate Hall, Canterbury, Kent. Special guests are Janet Farrar and Gavin Bone. The first activities are at 11am. Tickets adults £5, children £2.50, OAPs £2. For more details and to book tickets visit http://www.goddessfestivals.co.uk/#
Also today, Sunday 16 August, The Pendle Witches Tour takes place in Lancaster. In 1612, the second largest execution for witchcraft in England took place at Lancaster. Find out how those accused of witchcraft came to meet their terrible fate 400 years ago on this tour through the atmospheric streets of Lancaster. The event is organised by Catwalks. The walk is up to 90 minutes and starts at 7.30pm, from Lancaster Castle’s John O’ Gaunt Gateway. The cost is £4 adults and £1 children – pay at the start of the walk. For further information, call 01524 792089 or visit visit http://www.lancaster.gov.uk/what-s-on/guided-walks-tours/
An indoor ritual is taking place in London at Treadwells on Thursday 20 August. Some Secret Place, a pagan ceromony evening aimed at beginners or solitary witches is taking place in the bookshop's meeting room at 34 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7PB. 7.15pm for 7.30pm start. Entry £5, booking necessary. Tel: 020 7240 8906 or email: email@example.com. www.treadwells-london.com/lectures.asp
From 20-23 August, Sunrise WitchCamp: The Dragon's Egg takes place at Coed Hills Rural Artspace, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales. Camping event. Cost: £200-£275 per adult. For more details and to book for the event, visit the website http://www.freewebs.com/sunrisecamp/
However, if you are in London or south east England, why not get outside and enjoy an open space such as Greenwich Park, Hilly Fields Stone Circle, Coldrum Long Barrow, Hampstead Heath or just your local park?
For details of future events visit my events page at http://paganevents.blogspot.com/. 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.