Here are highlights of this week's events in London that could be of interest to pagans. If you know of an event that you want listed, please email the details to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, 5 December; Esoteric Theatre: Occult Performance from the Renaissance to the Present. Talk by Alison Rockbrand at pagan forum Secret Chiefs. Venue: Devereux public house (pictured right), 20 Devereux Court, off Essex Street, London WC2R 3JJ. Meet from 7.30pm, event starts at 8.30pm. Admission £2. http://secretchiefslondon.wordpress.com/
Wednesday 7 December; Bohemian Occult Subculture: Golden Dawn in Britain’s 1890s. Talk by Dr Christina Oakley Harrington at Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. 7pm start. Tickets £7 advance booking essential. Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email: email@example.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/
Wednesday, 7 December; Aleister Crowley's Birth and Death Horoscope: Entry and Exit. Talk by Derek Seagrief at Pagan forum The Moot with No Name. Venue: The Cartoonist, 76 Shoe Lane, London EC4A 3JB (this a change from the usual venue). Meet from 7.30pm, event starts at 8pm. Admission £5. Visit http://www.theatlantisbookshopevents.com/
Thursday 8 December; London's Lost Rivers: A Walker's Guide.Talk by author Tom Bolton about his book of that name at South East London Folklore Society (SELFS). Venue: The Old King's Head, Kings Head Yard, 45-49 Borough High St, London SE1 1NA. Entry: £2.50 / £1.50 concessions. No need to book in advance. Meetings are the second Thursday of each month. http://www.selfs.org.uk/
Thursday 8 December. Book launch party for The Key of the Stormby Darren Storer (Whyte Tracks Press) at Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. 7pm start. Free, but reserve a place by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.treadwells-london.com/
Friday 9 December; Some Secret Place. Monthly ritual evening for solitary pagans looking to explore group ritual. Time 7pm for 7.15pm start to 9.30pm. Location: Conway Hall, Holborn, London WC1R 4RL. Some experience of pagan ritual necessary. Small group sizes - advance book via the website http://www.somesecretplace.co.uk/. A £7 contribution towards equipment and room hire is required.
Friday 9 December; Open House and Social Evening at The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2EB. Time: 4.30pm - 8.30pm. Cost: £10. Advance booking essential. Tel: 020 7589 3292. http://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/index.html