Saturday, 30 March 2013
This Week's Pagan Events In and Near London
Saturday 30 March; Tricks of the Mind. One-day conference in which experts explain how our minds can play tricks in generating a wide range of paranormal experiences. Discussion will include magic, time distortion, hypnotism and past-life regression. Presented by Centre for Inquiry UK and Conway Hall. Venue: Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, WC1R 4RL London. Time: 10.30am registration, talks at 11am-1pm and 2p-4pm. Tickets £10 on door (£5 student concession). For more details, visit http://stephenlaw.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/tricks-of-mind-event-cfi-march-30th.html
Saturday 30 March; The Leaping Hare Pagan Convention. Annual day of talks, workshops, stalls and a ritual to welcome spring at Highwoods Community Centre, Colchester, Essex. Tickets are £6.50 in advance or £8 on the door. Please send cheques (made payable to Colchester Pagan Network), with a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Diane Firmin, 11 Rowan Close, Stanway, Colchester CO3 0QJ. Tel 01206 331183.
Saturday 30 March; Labyrinth of 7 Paths Workshop with Betty Ware at Treadwell's Bookshop in London. Time: 11am to 5pm. Price: £45. Advance booking essential, register by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now to 31 March; Mummers, Maypoles and Milkmaids. An exhibition of photographs by Sara Hannant, based on her book of the same name. Venue: English Folk Song and Dance Society, Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent's Park Road, London, NW1 7AY. For more details, visit: http://www.efdss.org/
Sunday 31 March; Kith London Heathen Moot. Venue: The Anchor Pub, 34 Park Street, Bank End, Southwark, London SE1 9EF. Time: 2pm.
Monday 1 April; The Roots of the Necronomicon. Talk by Steve Wilson at The Moot With No Name. Venue: The Bell, 50 Middlesex Street, London E1 7EX. Time: 7.30pm for 8pm start.
Wednesday 3 April; Freemasonic Symbolism Introduced. Talk by Pauline Chakmakjian Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Price: £7 - advance booking essential. Time: 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start. email@example.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/
Thursday 4 April, Pagan Threads - a monthly coffee shop moot for newcomers, seekers, solitaries and young people at a Central London venue. Time: 6pm – 8pm. This meets on the first Thursday of each month. Entry £1. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday 4 April, The Pagan Munch - a friendly social event for pagans interested in exploring their kinks and fetishes including BDSM. Venue: The Old Nick, 20-22 Sandland Street, London WC1R 4PZ. Time: 6pm-11pm.
Hidden Beauty of the Commonplace: A nature mystic's reflections upon the true meaning of freedomTalk and book signing by Philip Pegler at Watkins Books, 19-21 Cecil Court, London WC2N 4EZ. Time: 6.30pm. Free event. For more details Tel 020 7836 2182 or visit the website http://www.watkinsbooks.com/
Saturday 6 April; Hendon Heathens Moot. The Greyhound, Church End, Hendon, London NW4 4JT. 6pm until 9pm (then over the road at a blues and rock club until the early hours). This moot meets on the first Saturday each month.
Sunday 7 April; The ‘Grey Soul’ of London. Robert Kingham leads a walk into parts of London that inspired visionary writer Arther Machen. Part of the Barbican / Wellcome Trust's Wonder - Art and Science on the Brain festival. Time: 2.30pm. Tickets: £5. For more details visit http://www.barbican.org.uk/education/event-detail.asp?ID=14512 or http://www.minimumlabyrinth.org/the-grey-soul-of-london.html. You can read my review of the walk here: http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2011/04/walking-into-grey-soul-of-london.html and the picture at the top was taken during the walk I did.