Friday 15 March 2013

Pagan Events Over Spring Equinox and Ostara

Here are some of the events taking place in the week around the Spring Equinox, mainly in London but a few in other parts of southern England.

Saturday 16 March; Exploring Spring Equinox: 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:

Saturday 16 March; Roman London walk with John Constable, author of Secret Bankside: Walks Around the Outlaw Borough.This walk explores recent excavations around London Bridge, meet at Borough High St/Tabard Street junction, SE1 1JA between St George the Martyr Church and John Harvard Library at 10.45am for an 11am start. Tickets: £8/£7. No advance booking but arrive in time to pay.

Saturday 16 March; Maslenitsa, the Eastern European Festival to mark the return of the sun. Free festival in Trafalgar Square from 1.30pm to 6.30pm.

Saturday 16 March; Bwunda - dance led by music from all over the world, in a beautiful space, free from smoke and alcohol. This Bwunda event is usually the 3rd Saturday in month, from 7pm - 10pm. Venue: basement, North London Buddhist Centre, 72 Holloway Road, N7. Price £6/£8/£10.

Sunday 17 March; Druidic Alban Eiler (Spring Equinox) 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.

Sunday 17 March; Dawn of the Oak. Pagan moot on the third Sunday of each month. Venue: Upstairs at The Castle, 34-35 Cowcross Road, Farringdon, London EC1M 6DB (near Farringdon tube). Time: 3pm-6pm. For more details contact, or Eugenie

Monday 18 March; Croydon Crows. PF moot held every 3rd Monday of each month at the Skylark pub, South End, South Croydon from 8pm onwards.

Monday 18 March; Return the Ancestors. Talk by Terry Dobney at The Moot With No Name. Venue: The Bell, 50 Middlesex Street, London E1 7EX. Time: 7.30pm for 8pm start.

Monday 18 March; Cellular Awakening. Talk by Barbara Wren, author of Cellular Awakening: How Your Body Holds and Creates Light.Venue: 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:

Tuesday 19 March; Knowing Humans, The Intuitive Shift Point. Talk by Becky Walsh 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.

Tuesday 19 March; Enstatic Dance practice. Weekly class; each session follows a process of physical warmup, themed embodiment practice and a space to explore your own dance through a landscape of music. Open to all with an interest to enjoy and move their body. Venue: Clerkenwellness, 178 Goswell Road, London, EC1V 7DT. Tuesday evenings from 7pm -9pm.

Wednesday 20 March; Spring Equinox 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

Wednesday 20 March; Theosophy and the Visual Arts: Enchanted Modernities. Talk by Dr Sarah Turner (York). Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Price: £7 - advance booking essential. Time: 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start.

Thursday 21 March; PFL Ostara Open Ritual by TOFU. Venue: Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, Holborn London. Time: 7.30pm for 8pm start. Entrance: £6/£5 PF members. Please bring seasonal food and drinks to share at feast after ritual. For more details, visit

Thursday 21 March; Croydon CoA Witches Gathering with talks and social activities at the The Green Dragon, High St, Croydon. 8pm start. For more details visit:

Friday 22 March; Catching Supper Bushcraft Evening Workshop with Liz Palser at Caer Corhain Shamamic Development Centre of the Isle of Sheppey, North Kent. Cost: £10. For more details on how to book, visit

Friday 22 March; Students' demonstration of mediumship 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.

Saturday 23 March; Tamesis Spring Equinox Ritual to celebrate the coming of spring to the land. Meet at The Woodman Pub beside Highgate Underground Station at 11am before walking to Queens Wood, Muswell Hill Road, London N10 for a ritual at noon. Please dress appropriately for an outdoor ritual.

Saturday 23 March; Druidic ceremony to celebrate the The Equinox and the balance of light and dark at Avebury stone circle in Wiltshire. Meet at the Red Lion pub from Noon for ceremony around 2pm. The ritual should end at 3.30pm, then back to the pub. Offerings of bread, mead and song or poetry welcome. Overnight camping is allowed in the overflow car park on 23 March.

Saturday 23 March; Vigil to honour The Goose and the outcast dead of Cross Bones Graveyard. Gather from 6.45pm in Redcross Way outside the Memorial Gates, SE1, opposite the Boot and Flogger, just north of the junction with Union Street. Nearest tubes Borough or London Bridge, 5 minutes walk away. The event is free.

Saturday 23 March; Spring Equinox and Earth Hour Ceremony with Hern's Tribe at a London location. For details of the venue and time, visit Phone Mani on 077689 41373 to confirm attendance.

Saturday 23 March; Underground London: The Walbrook Pilgrimage. A walk/tour as part of a series of events on Underground London with the Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4QH. Time: 3.30pm. Tickets £8/£6. For more details and to book visit

Sunday 24 March; Celebration of the Equinox. Wheel of the Year ritual drawing from Celtic earth/pagan traditions at Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, 3 Pilgrim's Place, London NW3 1NG. Time: 7pm. Tel: 020 7433 3267.

Sunday 24 March; Treadwells Social Sunday: A chance to socialise with a cup of tea and at 2pm and 4pm there will be short practical demonstrations. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Shop open from noon. Free social event.

Sunday 24 March; The Creative Secrets of Water; image presentations, research and exercises to gain insight into the phenomena of water. Venue: Rudolf Steiner House, 35 Park Road, London NW1 6XT. Time: 2pm-5pm. Tickets: £5/£5, advance booking essential.

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George Knowles said...

Hail Ho Lucya

Merry we meet

You may wish to add this to you events list for next week:

The forth annual Occult Consultancy "Occult Conference" (23rd March 2013, 12pm til 5pm followed by The Kantelya Ball 7pm til 11:30pm). Location - The George and Pilgrims Hotel, 1 High Street, Glastonbury, Somerset. See for more information.

Merry we part

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Badwitch said...

Thanks for the details of the event in Glastonbury, I have added it to my events page