Friday 4 January 2013

This Week's Pagan Events In and Near London

Sunday 6 January 2013; Twelfth Night - an Christmas celebration held annually in Southwark, starting at 2.45 on Bankside, by Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. It includes a mummer's play, dancing and storytelling. Free event. For more details, visit

Monday 7 January; Eight Auspicious Symbols - New Year Concert. Venue: 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:

Monday 7 January; An Evening of Northern Mysteries with Kvelalf Gundarrson and Freya Aswynn at The Moot With No Name. New venue: The Bell, 50 Middlesex Street, London E1 7EX. Time: 7.30pm for 8pm start.

Tuesday 8 January. Beyond belief: A critique of contemporary social psychology of conspiracy theories. Talk by Dr Jovan Byford at Psychology of the Paranormal, Room LG01, New Academic Building, Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, London SE14 6NW. Time: 6.10pm. Free event. For more details and directions visit

Wednesday 9 January; Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram. Evening workshop with Marysia Kay at Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start, ends 9.30 pm. Tickets £15, advance booking required. For further details:

Thursday 10 January; The Early History Of The South East London Folkore Society. Talk by Steve Wilson at South East London Folklore Society (SELFS) plus a short film about Austin Osman Spare. 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.

Thursday 10 January; Dana Centre: Rich Pickings presents The Sleep Paralysis Project (an evening of short films and discussion. Location: The Science Museum's Dana Centre, 165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, London SW7 5HD Time: 6.30pm.

Thursday 10 January; Druid Order Open Introductory Evening. A chance to learn more about at The Druid Order (A.D.U.B.) at an evening with talks and a meditation. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7.15pm for 7.30pm start. Price: £7. For more details, call Druid Order on 020 8659 4879.

Saturday 12 January. New Moon Ritual: Journey of the Fool, with Hern's Tribe. Outdoor pagan ritual based on the first major arcana card of Tarot, The Fool. Location and time to be arranged, but the venue is likely to be a London park or wood. For more details, visit

Sunday 13 January; Treadwells Social Sunday: A chance to socialise with a cup of tea and hear short readings from The Egyptian Book of the Deadat 2pm and 4pm. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Shop open from noon. Free social event.

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