For details of future events visit my events page at http://paganevents.blogspot.com/, but here are this week's events of interest to pagans in London and other parts of England:
Now until 21 March; The Dark Monarch. Art exhibition named after an infamous 1962 book entitled The Dark Monarch: A Portrait from Within by Sven Berlin. It explores how folklore, mysticism, mythology and the occult have influenced British art in the past 100 years. Venue: The Towner Art Gallery, Devonshire Park, College Road, Eastbourne, BN21 4JJ. It is open Tuesday - Sunday from 10am - 6pm. For more details, call: 01323 434660 or visit the website http://www.eastbourne.gov.uk/leisure/museums-galleries/towner/exhibitions/
Monday 1 February; The Goddess Temple at Knossos. Talk by Simon Michel at pagan forum Secret Chiefs at its regular meeting time of every other Monday. Venue: Devereux public house, 20 Devereux Court, off Essex Street, London WC2R 3JJ. Meet from 7.30pm, event starts at 8.30pm. Admission £2.
Monday 1 February; Open Imbolc riutal at Joss Bay, Broadstair, Kent. Gather in the car park above Joss Bay beach, just below the North Foreland Lighthouse. The ritual will take place on the beach unless it rains, in which case it will take place in the Red Lion pub in Ramsgate. The event starts at 7.30pm. All are welcome. Call 01843 228011 for more details.
Tuesday 2 February; What is ‘The Magical Mystery Experience’? Masterclass with Tim Freke at The College of Psychic Studies 16 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm - 9pm. Cost: £8/£12. Advance booking necessary.http://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/index.html
Wednesday 3 February; Contacting your Daemon. Talk about the Fleet Street area of Old London by psychogeographer, film-maker and actor Robert Goodman 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. For more details, call Atlantis Bookshop on 020 7405 2120.
Wednesday 3 February; The Spirit of Diogenes and the Essence of Simplicity: Pagan Philosophy and Spiritual Ecology in Practice. An Illustrated Talk by Dave Sutch at Treadwells, 34 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7PB. 7.15pm for 7.30pm start. Entry £7, advance booking necessary. Tel: 020 7240 8906 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday 4 February; Cinema of the Occult: Rituals, Perversion and Sorcery. Third of four fortnightly evenings of rare film with theoretical critiques by Patricia MacCormack, reader in Communication and Film at Anglia Ruskin University at Treadwells, 34 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7PB. 7.15 for 7.30pm start. Entry £10, booking essential. Tel: 020 7240 8906 or email: email@example.com.
Friday 5 February; Understanding Your Psychic Mediumistic Human Nature. Masterclass with Gerrie March at The College of Psychic Studies 16 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm - 9pm. Cost: £8/£12. Advance booking necessary.http://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/index.html
Saturday 6 February; Beautiful Bridget - An Imbolc Experience. This workshop runs from 10am to 4pm at The Crystal Dragon, Caversham, Reading, Berkshire. Join with Vicky at the magical time of Imbolc to meet Bride, the patron Goddess of the festival of Imbolc. The workshop involves making Bridie's crosses and learning about her healing nature. It will culminate with a ceremony to honour the Lady of Spring. The cost is £35; concessions available. For more details or to book, call Vicky on 07792 279789 or visit the website http://www.sacredisle.webeden.co.uk/#
Saturday 6 February; Imbolc Fire Festival. This public event is said to be based on a 2,000-year-old Celtic celebration marking the first signs of spring. It features a procession, a fire circus, drama and music. The event Starts at Marsden Station at 6pm and continues in Marsden Village Centre, Marsden, HD7 6DU. Admission is free. For more details, visit http://www.kirklees.gov.uk/events/eventdetails.asp?evID=6179
Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 February; Imbolc - Earth, Health & Mystic Fayre at the Princess Pavilion, Melvill Rd, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 4AR. The doors open from 10am until 5pm each day. Admission is £2.50, OAPs get in for £1 and accompanied children under 16 will be admitted free. For more details visit the website http://www.mysticfayre.co.uk/eventsfeb.htm
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.