Monday 14 June 2010

Pagan events in and near London

For details of future events visit my events page at, but here are this week's events of interest to pagans in London and other parts of the UK:

Now until 19 June; The Crucible. Arthur Miller's play about the Salem Witch Hunts. Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, Inner Circle, Regent’s Park London NW1 4NR. For tickets and times, call: 0844 826 4242. For more information or to book tickets online visit

Now until 23rd July. The Spirit of Nature. Art exhibition at Littlehampton Museum, Church Street, Littlehampton. West Sussex. BN17 5EW. Entry to the exhibition is free, and any paintings sold will benefit The Goddess Foundation, Sussex International Womens Day Group (formerly Arun IWD), and Worthing Women's Aid. For more details, visit

Now until Sunday 5 September. Myths and Monsters; exibition at Horniman Museum, 100 London Road, Forest Hill, London SE23 3PQ. Telephone 020 8699 1872 or visit The opening hours are 10.30am – 5.30pm.

Now until 27 June. Free exhibition on the East Anglian witch hunt of 1645-7 at Epping Forest District Museum, Sun Street, Waltham Abbey, Essex EN9 1EL in conjunction with the Renaissance in the Regions group. For more information and opening times call 01992 716882 or visit the website

Monday 14 June; Live long and prosper: an astrological perspective on health and wealth: promises of success and fulfilment in the natal chart. Talk by Luís Ribeiro and Helena Avelar at Theosophical Society, 50 Gloucester Place, London W1U 8EA. Event starts at 7pm. Admission: Members £6, Concessions £4, Non-members £8 Non-Members Concessions £6. For more details visit

Tuesday 15 June; The Soulmate Myth: A Dream Come True or a Hideous Nightmare? Masterclass by Judy Hall at The College of Psychic Studies 16 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm - 9pm. Cost: £8/£12. Advance booking essential. Tel: 020 - 7589 3292.

Wednesday 16 June; Weekly pagan talk 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.

Thursday 17 June; CoA Witches' Gathering organised by Children of Artemis. Venue: The Dog and Bull pub, Surrey St, Croydon at 8pm. No need to book in advance, just turn up. Entry is £1 for CoA members and £2 for non-members. For more details, call 0870 442 290 or visit the website

Thursday 17 June; What John Dee Did When He Wasn't Chatting with Angels: His Natural Magic, Science and Religion Lecture by Liana Saif at Treadwell’s, 34 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7PB. Time: 7.15pm for 7.30 start. Tickets £7, booking essential. Tel: 020 7240 8906. For more details visit the website

Friday 18 June; What a Healer Can Do. Lecture by Stefan Rippel at The College of Psychic Studies 16 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm - 8.30pm. Cost: £5/£8. Advance booking essential. Tel: 020 - 7589 3292.

Saturday 19 June; Children of Artemis Masked Ball. Evening social event at Scream Lounge, South End, Croydon, Surrey. Tickets £6/£7.50 advance booking essential from

Saturday, 19 June; Free and Open Gorsedd Summer Solstice Rite at Avebury stone circle, in Wiltshire. Druidic style ceremony to celebrate the upcoming Summer Sun Standstill. Meet at the Red Lion Pub from noon for ceremony around 1.30pm. Offerings of music, song, poetry, cake and mead are welcome.

Saturday, 19 June; Hilly Fields Midsummer Fayre. Fayre run by the local community every year beside the stone circle at Hilly Fields, Brockley, SE4 1QA. Although this is not a specifically pagan event, it has a wonderful atmosphere and is really friendly - and where else in London has a festival right beside a stone circle? It runs from noon - 5pm. For more details visit Read more about Hilly Fields stone circle at

Sunday, 20 June; Summer Solstice on Primrose Hill plus a Public Handfasting, starting at 12.30pm and going on until 3pm. This is a chance to celebrate Alban Heruin. Meet at The Hawthorne Grove on top of Primrose Hill, Regents Park Rd, London. The ritual will be conducted by Jay the Tailor, Druid of Wormwood Scrubbs, of the Loose Association of Druids. Afterwards there will be a gathering in the Washington Pub, 50 Englands Lane, London NW3 4YD. Please bring food and drink to share during the ritual.

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