Thursday 19 December 2013

Pagan Events over Yule, Midwinter and Christmas

Thursday 19 December; PFL Yuletide Blot facilitated by the Kith of Yggdrasil. 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

Thursday 19 December; Schisms, Ciphers and Sprengel: Introducing Resources about the Golden Dawn and Related Groups at the Library and Museum of Freemasonry. Grand Officers’ Robing Room, Freemasons’ Hall, Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5AZ. Time: 10.30am to 1pm. This is a free event, but you must reserve your place in advance by emailing your name, address, email or phone number to For more information, visit:

Friday 20 December; Tales of Winter Magic - storytelling in the roundhouse and Saturnalia evening in the Villa at Butser Ancient Farm, Chalton Lane, Chalton, Hants. For more details and to book tickets call 02392 598838 or visit

Saturday 21 December: Stonehenge Winter Solstice Managed Open Access with a celebration at sunrise at 8.09am at the stone circle. Entry is allowed from 7.30am to 9am. All vehicles must leave the area by 9.30am. For full details, visit:

Saturday 21 December: Light Grids Winter Solstice - God and Goddess Intensive with Vaz. London College of Spirituality event. Venue: Columbia Hotel, Windsor Room, 95-99 Lancaster Gate, London W2 3NS. Start: 1pm. Cost: £33. Booking and info:

Saturday 21 December: Druidic ceremony to celebrate the Winter Solstice (Alban Arthan) at Avebury Stone Circle, Wiltshire. Meet at the Red Lion pub from noon for a ceremony at 1.30pm. Free event, all welcome, offerings of song, poetry, bread and mead are welcome. Overnight camping is available in the overflow carpark on the nights of Friday 20 and Saturday 21 December.

Saturday 21 December: Hern’s Tribe London Events Woodland Yule / Winter Solstice Ritual. Venue: Outdoor location in Croydon, South London, meeting at 3pm at Coombe Lane tram stop, Croydon. Time: 3pm-9pm. Free event, no need to book, but bring picnic food and drink to share and wear appropriate clothing and footwear. For more details, visit:

Saturday 21 December - Christmas Eve; Shopping Specials - free mulled wine, nibbles and a chance to socialise while you buy last minute pressies at Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: Noon-7pm. Tel: 020 7240 8906 or email:

Sunday 22 December; Winter Solstice Open Ritual at Primrose Hill under the Aegis of the Loose Association of Druids. Gather in the Hawthorne Grove on Primrose Hill, London, between 12.30pm and 12.45pm in order to prepare the site ready for a prompt 1pm start. Free event, bring a small contribution of picnic food and drink to share. Nearest tube: Chalk Farm or Swiss Cottage.

Sunday 22 December; Winter Solstice Open Ritual at the Long Man of Wilmington in East Sussex. Meet between 1.30pm and 2pm near the Long Man car park. Free event.

Monday 23 December; Crossbones Vigil to honour The Goose and the outcast dead of Cross Bones Graveyard. Bring a flower, a ribbon, a totem or memento to tie to the shrine. Gather from 6.45pm for a 7pm start in Redcross Way outside the Memorial Gates, SE1 1TA, opposite the Boot and Flogger pub, just north of the junction with Union Street. Nearest tubes Borough or London Bridge. The event is free, but donations are welcome. For more details, visit

Saturday 28 December. The Wicker Man: The Final Cut.Film screening at BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 8XT. Starts 6.10pm. Tickets from £8.50. For details and to book:

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