Monday 18 April 2011

Pagan events for Easter week

Here are highlights of this week's pagan events in and near London.

Monday 18 April; Protest to Parliament to try to stop David Cameron scrapping the May Day Bank Holiday. Morris dancers have been given the use of Old Palace Yard, immediately west of the Houses of Parliament, from 12 noon until 1pm for a demonstration, after which a petition will be handed over.

Monday 18 April; Croydon Crows. PF moot held every 3rd Monday of each month at the Skylark pub, South End, South Croydon from 8pm onwards.

Tuesday, 19 April; Robert Johnson: The Devil and the Blues. Talk by Phyllis Pointer at Romford Sacred Hart Moot. (This event was rescheduled from 5 April). This pagan moot meets on the 1st Tuesday of every month, from 7pm to 10.30pm in La Tasca, The Brewery, Romford, Essex RM1 1AU. Email Sarah at: More details on

Wednesday 13 April; Talk at pagan forum The Moot with No Name, arranged through Atlantis Bookshop. Venue: Devereux public house, 20 Devereux Court, off Essex Street, London WC2R 3JJ. Meet from 7.30pm, event starts at 8pm. Admission £5/£3

Wednesday 20 April. Creative Meditation. Half-hour guided lunchtime meditation to experience the richness of our inner world in all its colours, shades and contrasts. Venue: Inner Space, 36 Short’s Gardens, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9AB. Time: 1pm-1.30pm. To register for a place visit

Wednesday 20 April. A Walk Into the Grey Soul of London. The event is being organised as part of the Museum of London's Urban Myths season, taking a mystical look at Finsbury through Arthur Machen's horror fiction, stopping off at some historic pubs along the way. From 6pm-9pm. Tickets cost £9 (concs £7) and can be booked through the Musuem of London website at For more information, call 020 7001 9844 or email

Thursday 21 April; Vodou Flags: Sequined Spirits of Haiti. Talk by Gabriel Toso at Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. 7.15pm for 7.30pm start. Entry £7, booking essential. Tel: 020 7240 8906 or email:

Friday 22 April; PF London Earth Day Event. A variety of celebrations to celebrate Earth Day including Earth-centred drumming, meditation, picnic and creative work at Trent Park, North London from 2pm-5pm. Trent park is a 5-min walk from Cockfosters underground station. Just turn up and participate!

Saturday 23 April; Cross Bones Vigil and Ceremony to honour The Goose and the outcast dead of Cross Bones Graveyard (pictured). Gather from 6.45pm in Redcross Way outside the Memorial Gates, SE1, opposite the Boot and Flogger, just north of the junction with Union Street. Nearest tubes Borough or London Bridge, 5 minutes walk away. The event is free and starts at 7pm.

23rd-25th April; The Magical Faerie Festival in Canterbury with a procession, stalls, workshops and entertainment. Special guest: Toyah Willcox. Venue: The Westgate Hall, Westgate Hall Road, Canterbury, Kent. For further information visit or phone 07845438340. The festival is organised by the publishers of The Magical Times magazine:

Please note: I try to keep my events page accurate, but if you do spot any errors, please let me know by leaving a comment. If you know of any other events you would like mentioned, please email

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