Friday, 25 January 2013
Pagan Events Over Imbolc In and Near London
Saturday 26 January; Exploring Imbolc: Symbolism, Folklore, Custom, Magic. One-day workshop including a full ritual at the end of the day with Suzanne Corbie at Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Tickets £45 (£25 deposit, balance due on the day). Time: 11am to 5.30pm. Booking essential and limited places. Tel: 020 7240 8906 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. www.treadwells-london.com/lectures.asp
Saturday 26 January. Wiccan Full Moon Ritual with Hern's Tribe. First in a regular series of outdoor pagan ritual for Wiccans. Venue: Trent Park. Meet at Cockfosters Tube station entrance by 3.30pm for a short walk to Trent Park, where the ritual will take place at 4.30pm. To reserve a place, email email@example.com or phone 077689 41373. For more details, visit http://www.hern-tribe.org/ or http://www.witchcraftandmagic.org/
Sunday 27 January; Treadwells Social Sunday: A chance to learn a skill with a cup of tea or a glass of wine and cake. Eleri Jay will give a ten-minute introduction to runes at 2pm and 4pm. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Shop open from noon. Free social event but please contact the shop in advance to reserve a space. firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.treadwells-london.com/
Sunday 27 January; The Kith of Yggdrasil Heathen moot. Talk by Hildegard on 'The Perchten' - Frau Holle's creations, and the inspiration of Carnival. Bring masks, bells and suitable footwear for a stomp by the Thames afterwards. Venue: Shakespeare room, 2nd floor, The Anchor pub, 34 Park Street, Bank End, Southwark, London SE1 9EF. Time: 2pm start.
Is Your Life Mapped Out? Unravelling the Mystery of Destiny vs Free WillVenue: Alternatives, St. James's Church, 197 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LL. Time: 7pm to 8.30pm. Tickets £10/£5 concs. Advance booking essential. To book tickets and for more info visit the Alternatives website: http://www.alternatives.org.uk/Site/Talks.aspx
Monday 28 January; Magic and Milkshakes. Talk by Drew Miles at pagan forum Secret Chiefs. Venue: Devereux public house, 20 Devereux Court, off Essex Street, London WC2R 3JJ. Meet from 7.30pm, event starts at 8.30pm. Admission £2. http://secretchiefslondon.wordpress.com/
Tuesday 29 January; 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
Tuesday 29 January; The Crystal Palace Moot. Venue: Basement bar, Lucius Italian Bar/Kitchen, 128 Gipsy Hill, Upper Norwood, London SE19 1PL. Time: from 6.30pm. Free event. For more details, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday 29 January; Middle Pillar Ritual. Evening Workshop with Marysia Kay at Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7.15pm for 7.30pm start. ends at 9.30pm. Tickets £15, advance booking recommended. For further details: email@example.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/
Tuesday 29 January; Do You Feel Lost Trying To Lead Your Life Spiritually? Talk by Nigel Peace at The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm - 8.30pm Cost: £5/£8. Advance booking advised. Tel: 020 7589 3292. http://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/index.html
Tuesday 29 January; The Psychology of Conspiracy Theories. Lecture by Prof Adrian Furnham at the Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit, Room LG01, New Academic Building, Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, London SE14 6NW. Time: 6.10pm. Free event. For more details, visit http://www.gold.ac.uk/apru/speakers/
Thursday, 31 January; Monsters of the Elder Time. Talk at the London Fortean Society, upstairs at the Bell, 50 Middlesex Street, London E1 7EX. 7.30pm for 8pm start. £3/£2 concessions. Society meets on the last Thursday of each month. For more details, visit http://forteanlondon.blogspot.co.uk/
Thursday 31 January; PFL Imbolc Open Ritual by Path of Fire working with John Dee's The Opening of the Veil. Venue: Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, Holborn London. Time: 8pm start. Entrance: £6/£5 PF members. Please bring seasonal food and drinks to share at feast after ritual. For more details, visit http://london.paganfed.org/
Thursday 31 January; Interview with a Priestess of Isis. In conversation with Caroline Wise at Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7.15pm for 7.30pm start. Tickets £7, advance booking recommended. For further details: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.treadwells-london.com/
Friday 1 February; First Stirrings Wheel of the Year Festival at Chalice Well World Peace Garden, in Glastonbury. Gathering at the Well Head at 12pm for celebration and meditation until 12.30pm, then gather around the fire on the lower lawn for quiet conversation. Free admission from 10am until noon, then normal price admission. For more details about Chalice Well, visit the website http://www.chalicewell.org.uk/
Friday 1 February; An Evening Of Angelic Readings with Amanda Roberts at The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm - 8.30pm Cost: £5/£8. Advance booking advised. Tel: 020 7589 3292. http://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/index.html
Saturday 2 February; Druidic ceremony to celebrate Imbolc at Avebury stone circle in Wiltshire. Meet at the Red Lion pub from Noon for ceremony around 1.30pm. Bardic works are welcome. Overnight camping is allowed in the overflow car park on Saturday 2 February.
Saturday 2 February; Incense Making Workshop with Christina Oakley Harrington at Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 12.45pm to 5.30pm start. ends at 9.30pm. Tickets £25, advance booking recommended. For further details: email@example.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/
Sunday 3 February; Druidic Imbolc (Candlemas) Celebration on Primrose Hill with the Loose Association of Druids. Gather in the Hawthorne Grove at Primrose Hill, London, NW1 8YH, between 12.30pm and 12.45pm to prepare the site ready for a prompt 1pm start. Nearest tube: Chalk Farm. Bring a small contribution of food and drink to share. All are welcome.
If you know of a pagan event in or near London and want it listed on A Bad Witch's Blog, please email the details to firstname.lastname@example.org. I try to make sure my events listings are accurate, but I'm only human and sometimes make mistakes. Let me know if you spot an error in any listing.