Thursday, 26 July 2012
Pagan Events over Lammas In and Near London
This weekend and over the coming week Pagans are celebrating Lammas - or the festival of the first fruits of the harvest. Celebrated at the end of July or start of August, the festival is sometimes called Lughnasadh in honour of the Celtic God Lugh. Here are some events taking place in London and within travelling distance of the capital over Lammas:
Friday 27 July; True Stories on the Heath: Five ordinary people, five amazing true stories by the Kenwood Ladies pond after dark. Organised by London Dreamtime. Venue: Hampstead Heath. Time: 7.30pm. £2 per person. For more details and to book a place send an email to email@example.com
Saturday 28 - Sunday 29 July; The Eastbourne Lammas Festival. Two-day festival with a seafront procession, live music, belly dancing, Morris dancing, stalls, pagan ceremonies and more. Location: Western Lawns, Eastbourne Seafront, Eastbourne, Sussex. For more details, visit the website: http://www.lammasfest.org/
Saturday 28 July; Lammas - Wiccan Ritual. Organised by Witchcraft and Magic. Venue: Trent Park, London N14. Time: 4pm gathering for 5pm ritual start. Nearest Tube: Cockfosters. For full details, visit http://www.witchcraftandmagic.org/
Saturday 28 July; Mysteries of Lammas - Custom, Lore, Magic. One-day Workshop with Suzanne Corbie. Spend the day immersed in the ancient lore of the Lammas with talks on folklore, traditional customs, pagan spiritual meanings and for in which it is celebrated in the present as well as in the past. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 11am to 5.30pm. Price: £35 (£20 deposit, balance due on day). Details from firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.treadwells-london.com/
Saturday 28 July; Occult London: Walk for Occultists with writer and folklorist Paula Dempsey. Event is organised by Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 2pm start. Tickets £8, please book your place in advance. For further details: email@example.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/
Saturday 28 July; Free and Open Gorsedd Lughnasadh Rite - Druidic ceremony to celebrate the First Harvest at Avebury Stone Circle, Wiltshire. Meet at the Red Lion pub from noon for ceremony around 1.30pm. Free event, bring food and drink to share. The overflow car park will be available for camping on Saturday 28 July, tents down by 2pm Sunday.
Sunday 29 July; Treadwells Social Sunday: Learn a Skill - The Tarot, short introductory lesson for those who are starting out. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: Noon to 7pm. Free social event, but please book your place in advance. firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.treadwells-london.com/
Sunday, 29 July; Anderida Gorsedd Lughnasadh open ritual at the Long Man of Wilmington, Sussex. Meet near the car park between 1.30pm and 2pm for a walk up to the chalk hill figure at 2pm. Afterwards back to the Giants Rest pub in Wilmington for a social drink together.
Monday 30 July; The Mystery Experience - A Revolutionary Approach to Spiritual Awakening. Talk by philosopher Timothy Freke at Alternatives, St James's Church, 197 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LL. Time: 7pm to 8.30pm. Tickets £10/5 concs. To book tickets and for more info visit the Alternatives website: http://www.alternatives.org.uk/Site/EventDescription.aspx?EventID=1023
Tuesday 31 July; Chertsey Moot. A social moot held on the last Tuesday of the month at the Golden Grove pub, Ruxbury Road, St Annes Hill, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 9EN. All welcome. From 8pm to 11pm. For more details, email: email@example.com
Wednesday 1 August; Fruition meditation at Chalice Well to celebrate time of ripening and the gathering of the first fruits in the Wheel of the Year. Venue: Chalice Well World Peace Garden, in Glastonbury. Noon to 12/30pm. Free entry to the gardens between 10am and noon. Normal admission prices to the garden apply from noon. For more details, visit the website http://www.chalicewell.org.uk/
Thursday 2 August; Occult London: Walk for Occultists with writer and folklorist Paula Dempsey. Event is organised by Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7.15pm for 7.30pm start. Tickets £8, please book your place in advance. For further details: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.treadwells-london.com/
Thursday 2 August; PF London Open Ritual for Lammas with Bacchus Border Morris. Venue: Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London. Admission £5 for PF member, £6 for all others. Doors open at 7.30pm, ritual from 8pm with socialising after until 10pm. Please bring a little food and/or drink to share. For full details visit the PF London site www.pflondon.org.
Sunday 5 August; Pagan Pride in Nottingham. Huge free festival to celebrate Pagan diversity starting at 10.30am in Nottingham Market Square with a procession through Nottingham City Centre to the City Arboretum where from noon to 6pm there will be a free Pagan festival of live music, speakers, stalls and activities for the young and old as well as a real ale bar. A train journey away from London, but well worth attending. For more details, visit the website http://www.paganpride.org.uk/