Monday 23 July 2012

This Week's Pagan Events In and Near London

Monday 23 July; Isis-Magdalene Festival and ceremony to honour The Goose and the outcast dead of Cross Bones Graveyard. Gather from 6.45pm in Redcross Way outside the Memorial Gates, London SE1, opposite the Boot and Flogger, just north of the junction with Union Street. Nearest tubes Borough or London Bridge, five minutes walk away. The event is free.

Monday 23 July; Spirit Guidance. Talk by medium Gordon Smith 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:

Tuesday 24 July; London’s Mystical Legacy, talk by Jon Tapsell and Toyne Newton about their new book. Venue: Watkins Books, 19-21 Cecil Court, London WC2N 4EZ. Time: 5.30pm-6.30pm. Free event, just turn up. For more details tel 020 7836 2182 or visit the website

Tuesday 24 July; Psychic Night at The Cavalier Pub, 67 Russell Lane, Whetstone, London N20 0BB. Readings from £15 by psychics John Healey, Francesca McDonald, Sky Silverstone, Carrie Kirkpatrick, Laurence Gibson, Marie Alice-Dias and Avril Elms. Time: 7pm till late.

Tuesday 24 July; Hauntings and Healings. Talk by Helen Bevan at The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm-8.30pm Cost: £8/£12. Advance booking advised. Tel: 020 7589 3292.

Wednesday 25 July; Water Ceremony to celebrate Water Day at Chalice Well World Peace Garden, in Glastonbury. Noon to 1pm. Normal admission prices to the garden apply. For more details, visit the website

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, North London. Time: 7.30pm. £2 per person. For more details and to book a place send an email to

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

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

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:

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.

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.

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