Wednesday, 30 October 2013
Pagan Events over Halloween / Samhain and Next Week
If you haven't yet decided what you are going to do for Samhain - or Halloween - then here are some wonderful pagan events taking place, many of which are completely free to take part in:
Thursday 31 October; Ghost Night at The London Fortean Society. Talks about ghosts. Venue: The Bell, 50 Middlesex Street, London E1 7EX. Cost: £3/£2 concessions. Time: 8pm - 10pm. Just turn up, no need to book in advance. The society meets on the last Thursday of each month. For more details, visit http://forteanlondon.blogspot.co.uk/
Thursday 31 October; PFL Samhain Open Ritual with Wild Wood Circle. Venue: Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, Holborn London. Time: 7.30pm for 8pm start. Ritual ends around 9pm followed by feasting until 10pm. 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 October; Halloween Fancy Dress Walk and Samhain Ritual with Wiccan High Priest Mani of Pagan Frontiers. Meet outside the Tate Modern Gallery, opposite the Millennium Bridge / St.Pauls Cathedral at 7.30pm for a short Samhain ritual to honour the ancestors. This will be followed by a walk along the Thames embankment. Wear witchy fancy dress, bring lanterns and food and drink to share. Do not bring any sharp objects (such as athames). Free event. For more details: http://www.paganfrontiers.com/Events_-_Socials/events_-_socials.html
Thursday 31 October; Samhain Ritual and Feast with Inspiral Mediums. Venue: Grays, in Essex. Cost: £11. Time: Evening. For more details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/paganmarket/permalink/704034089626469/
Thursday 31 October; Mystic Gazetteer - Nigel of Bermondsey invokes London mysteries in words and music, and John Constable aka Crow performs The Book of The Goose from The Southwark Mysteries.Venue: The Old King's Head, London SE1 1NA. Time: 9pm. Tickets: £3/£2 concessions. Details: http://www.nigelofbermondsey.com/nigelofbermondsey_wp/events/
Thursday 31 October; The Circle of Ankerwycke will be celebrating Samhain with a ritual and usual party after. Ritual is at the Ankerwycke Yew near Staines and starts at 8pm. No charge but bring food and drink to share please. Please contact email@example.com for more details and an invitation or ring Rod on 07733 554321.
Thursday 31 October; The London Wicca Meetup Group is holding a Samhain / Halloween pub meet in Balham from 7pm to 8pm, followed by a rite at a private house. The venue is only told to members of the group, so if you want to find out more, visit: http://www.meetup.com//The-London-Wicca-Meetup-Group
Thursday 31 October; Sacred Love with Vaz arranged through the London College of Spirituality. Venue: Conference Room, Canterbury Hall, 11-18 Cartwright Gardens, London WC1H 9EE. Time: 7pm. Cost £12. Reserve places through: http://www.meetup.com/londonspirituality/
Friday 1 November; Soul Body Fusion - An Introduction and Demonstration by Jonette Crowley, author of Soul Body Fusion: The Missing Piece for Healing and Beyond.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 http://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/index.html
Friday 1 November; Ritual and Magic - a chance to delve into the supernatural side of the Museum of London's archives. Venue: The Museum of London Archaeological Archive, Mortimer Wheeler House, 46 Eagle Wharf Road, London N1 7ED. Tours take 1 hour, 30 minutes and start at 11am and 2pm. Cost: £5, advance booking essential. For more details and to book visit: http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/london-wall/whats-on/events-calendar/event-details/?eventID=6049
Friday 1 November; Treadwell’s Halloween Party Honouring the Feast of Samhain, for regular customers and guests. Short ceremony at 8pm. One free drink to everyone who comes wearing a witches’ hat. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7pm to 11pm. Tickets free but advance booking essential by calling 2027 419 8507. For further details: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.treadwells-london.com/
Friday 1 November; Journey of Love: Spiritual Q and A and Social with the London College of Spirituality. Venue: Westminster Quakers Meeting House, 8 Hop Gardens, London WC2N 4EA. Time: 7:pm. Cost: £5. Advance booking: http://www.meetup.com/londonspirituality/events/146852222/?a=ea1_grp&rv=ea1
Friday 1, Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 November; Mind Body Spirit Festival in Brighton at The Brighton Centre. To find out more about this three-day event and to book tickets, visit www.mindbodyspirit.co.uk
Saturday 2 November; Free and Open Gorsedd Samhain Rite at Avebury Stone Circle, Wiltshire. An open Druidic style rite to celebrate Samhain. Meet at the Red Lion pub around noon for a ceremony about 1.30pm. Offerings of song, poetry, mead, bread and cake welcome. The overflow carpark will be available for camping (tents only) on the nights of 31 October and Friday 1 October.
Saturday 2 November; Hern's Tribe: Outdoor Samhain Ritual. Secluded woodland venue in Croydon, South London. Meet at Coombe Lane tram stop by 4.45pm. Ritual runs from 5pm-9pm. Free event but bring food and drink to share, and wear appropriate clothing and footwear. For more details, visit: www.Hern-Tribe.org
Saturday 2 November; 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. https://www.facebook.com/groups/151618854867807/
Sunday 3 November; Samhain on Primrose Hill with the Loose Association of Druids. Open ritual hosted by Jeremy Morgan, the Druid of Wormwood Scrubbs. Venue: The Hawthorne Grove, Primrose Hill, Regents Park, London NW1. Starts at 12.45pm, ends at around 2.30pm. Nearest tube: Chalk Farm.
Monday 4 November; Spare - a new play inspired by the life and work of Austin Osman Spare, written and performed by John Constable. Venue: The White Bear Theatre, 138 Kennington Road, London SE11 4DJ. One night only. Time: 7.30pm: Tickets: £10. Book your place online: http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/search/searchPerformance.asp?performance_id=79688&sid=. More details at: http://www.whitebeartheatre.co.uk/productions/
Monday 4 November; Evensongs and Nightshades. Music with Nigel Shaw and Carolyn Hillyer 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: http://www.alternatives.org.uk/Site/Talks.aspx
Monday 4 November; Treadwell's Open Circle. Wiccan-style ceremony for those with some experience led by Lisa Grace and Ellie Hughes. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7.15pm for 7.30pm start. Tickets £7, advance booking recommended. For further details: email@example.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/
Monday 4 November; Book Launch and Lecture: The Spawn of Azazel by Steve Ash. Venue: The Bell, 50 Middlesex Street, London E1 7EX. Time: 7.30pm. Free entry, but buy your own drinks.
Tuesday 5 November; The Green Man - The Father Of Nature. Talk by pagan Edwin Courtenay. Edwin is also hosting workshops: The Green Man - The Father of Nature on Saturday 16 November and The Gnostic Trinity - Goddesses of the Ancient World on Sunday 17 November (www.edwincourtenay.co.uk). 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 http://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/index.html
Tuesday 5 November; Cobwebs and Cauldrons Moot with Samantha Elen Marks talking about Elen - Walking The Edge of the Forest. Venue: White Horse Pub, Chadwell Heath, Essex. Moot takes place on the first Tuesday of every month. 7.30pm start. https://www.facebook.com/cobwebs.cauldrons You can read my review of a book about Elen of the Ways here: http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2013/07/review-shaman-pathways-elen-of-ways.html
Wednesday 6 November; Church of Fear - Inside the Weird World of Scientology. Talk by John Sweeney at Greenwich Skeptics in the Pub, The Star and Garter, 60 Old Woolwich Road, Greenwich, London SE10 9NY. 7.30pm. http://greenwich.skepticsinthepub.org/
Friday 8 November; Gerrie March Presents Her Students. Demonstration of skills at 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 http://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/index.html
Saturday 9 November; Witchfest International. Large pagan and witchcraft conference and evening entertainment with live music run by Children of Artemis. Stalls, talks, workshops, music, food, bar and more. Venue: Fairfield Halls, Croydon, South London. Early bird tickets £16 for CoA members, £20 for non-members. For more details and to book tickets, visit http://www.witchfest.net/
Saturday and Sunday 9 and 10 November; Gateways Of The Mind - An Immersive Exploration Of Lucid Dreaming, Shamanic Dreaming and Out-Of-Body Experiences. Venue: The Tabernacle, Notting Hill, London. One-day tickets £90, two-day tickets £150. For more details, visit: http://archetypeevents.com/gateways-london