Friday 5 July 2013

This Week's Pagan Events In and Near London

Saturday 6 July, Annual Sisterhood Gathering in Avebury Stone Circle in Wiltshire. Women's event with picnic, meditation, drumming, chanting, song and chat. Meet at 12 noon outside the Red Lion pub, Avebury.

Saturday 6 July, What Dreams May Come. Performance by London Dreamtime at West Norwood Cemetery's Greek Corner to celebrate the living and the dead with tall tales, site-specific theatre-magic, voodoo music and strange facts. Venue: West Norwood Cemetery, London SE27 9JU. Start time: 7.30pm. Tickets £11. Book here:

Sunday 7 July; Bronze Age Sun Disk workshop - a chance to find out how Bronze Age people worked gold with stone tools. Participants get to make their own Sun Disk. Venue: Butser Ancient Farm, Chalton Lane, Chalton, Hants. cost: £90 includes materials. For more details and to book tickets call 02392 598838 or visit

Sunday 7 July; Herbalist's Walk with Natasha Richardson in Mile End, East London. Time: 12.45pm for 1pm start. Event lasts about 2.5 hours. Tickets £10, advance booking essential, via Treadwells Bookshop:

Sunday 7 July; Submerging Sekhmet - 7-7 Sekhmet Ceremony for Protection of London. Meet by the Cleopatra's Needle, on the Victoria Embankment, London, at 7pm to consecrate a statue of Sekhmet made from Thames clay. The group will then cross to the south bank on foot for a sunset ceremony to submerge the statue. This is an open event organised by Mani of Pagan Frontiers and led by Caroline Wise of the Fellowship of Isis. For further details, visit:

Sunday 7 July; Hysteric Ritual: How to Heal the World Bank. Open ritual officiated by the queer shaman alter ego Geyserbird of artist Graham Bell Tornado. Venue: Space Station Sixty-Five, 373 Kennington Rd. London, SE11 4PS. Time: 6.30pm, ritual starts at 7pm. Free event, all welcome.

Sunday 7 July; Evening of Mediumship with Connie at Mysteries of Covent Garden, 9-11 Monmouth St City of London, WC2H 9DA, Time: Time: 6.15pm- 8.15pm. Cost: £12 per person. Call 020 7240 3688 to book a place. This event will take place on alternate Sundays.

Monday 8 July; Walking The Cancer Sign of the Zodiac with Rosemary and the Limelight Essences. Meet at the walled garden, Lower Sunbury, TW16 6AF, at 11am. There is car parking space, but it is only free for 1 hour, and costs more to park longer. The suggested donation is £10. For more details, ewmail (although she is on holiday the week prior to the walk and may not be able to reply quickly)

Monday 8 July;  Living Your Legend. Performance and talk by Chris Paradox at Alternatives, St. James's Church, 197 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LL. Time: 7pm to 8.30pm. Tickets £10/£5 concs. Advance booking required. To book tickets and for more info visit the Alternatives website:

Tuesday 9 July; R/Evolutions - Deep Lessons of the Wheel of the Year. Workshop with Jane Meredith, based on her new book Rituals of Celebration: Honoring the Seasons of Life Through the Wheel of the Year. Jane Meredith is also the author of Journey to the Dark Goddess. Venue: Atlantis Bookshop, 49a Museum Street, London WC1A 1LY, Tel: 020 7405 2120. Start time 7pm. Cost £5. To book a place call 020 7405 2120 or email To find out more, visit or

Tuesday 9 July; Letters, Jinn, and Angels: The Magic of al-Buni. Talk by Dr Liana Saif, author of The Hajj: Collected Essays.Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7.15pm for 7.30pm start. Tickets £7, advance booking recommended. For further details:

Tuesday 9 July; Spell casting workshop with Cobwebs N Cauldrons at Bonlife, North Street, Romford. 7pm start. Cost £25, advance booking required. For details, visit

Wednesday 10 July; Ickenham Moot. Venue: Coach and; Horses, High Road, Ickenham, UB10 8LJ. Nearest tube stations Ickenham and W. Ruislip. Time: 7.30pm start. Monthly moot on the second Wednesday. All welcome. For further details email Gina:

Wednesday 10 July; The Mummy's Curse. Talk by Roger Luckhurst, professor of Modern Literature at Birkbeck College and author of The Mummy's Curse: The true history of a dark fantasy.Venue: The Moot With No Name. Venue: Devereux pub, Devereux Court (opposite the Royal Courts of Justice), London. 7.30pm for 8pm start. This moot meets every other Wednesday.

Thursday 11 July; The Life and; Legend Of Marchesa Casati. Talk by Geraldine Beskin at South East London Folklore Society (SELFS). 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.

Friday 12 July, Sound Healing Through The Gong with Diana Vernon. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm. Cost: £10/£12 Advance booking advised. For details call: 020 7589 3292 or visit

Saturday 13 July - Sunday July 14; Freyja's Necklace. Workshop with Jane Meredith, author of Aphrodite's Magic and Journey to the Dark Goddess, on Saturday afternoon, Saturday evening, Sunday 10am - 5pm. Venue: UTC+10. Sheffield. For more details:

Saturday 13 July; Book Launch: Growing Painswith Alex Trenoweth and My Spirit Books at Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7pm start. Price: Free but RSVP to to reserve a place. For further details:

Saturday 13 July; RILKO Annual Outing 2013 - visit to West Wycombe, taking in the Hell Fire caves, the mausoleum and church. For full details, visit

Sunday 14 July; Mythic London: Walking the Talk with Caroline Wise. This walk visits the sites where legend and history meet, including goddesses, gods, ancient temples and holy wells. The day follows a processional way from the prehistoric to the medieval and beyond. Come prepared for all weather. Price: £15, advance booking essential. Time: Meet 11.45am for 12 noon start. Ends 3.30pm. The is organised through Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS, but the walk starts near Temple Tube Station. For further details:

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1 comment:

Badwitch said...

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