Friday 23 May 2014

This Week's Pagan Events In and Near London

Now - Saturday 24 May, Visions of England. Art exhibition of works by Stephen Harwood at The Atlantis Bookshop, 49a Museum Street, London WC1A 1LY. Open Mon-Sat 11am-6pm.

Friday 23 May; 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

Friday 23 May; Crowley’s Liber Nu. Lecture by Bob Stein. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7.15pm for 7.30pm start. Tickets £7, advance booking recommended. For further details:

Friday 23 - Monday 26 May; Mind Body Spirit London Wellbeing Festival, Venue: Earls Court Exhibition Centre, Brompton Hall, Warwick Road London SW5 9TA. Advance tickets: Friday £11/Online £9; One Day Ticket £13/£11; Concessions - £11/£9. For full information visit:

Sunday, 25 May; 5th Annual Beltane Pagan Picnic. Festival with stalls, entertainment and a Beltane ritual. Venue: Hadleigh Roundhouse, Chapel Lane, Hadleigh Country Park, Hadleigh, Essex. Time 12-6pm. Admission: £2 per person, children under 16 free.

Sunday 25 May; Kith of Yggdrasil Moot. Upstairs at The Horseshoe Inn, Melior St, London SE1 3QP. Time: 2pm.

Monday 26 May; Psychic Circle run by Shamanic Spirit at a venue in Croydon, South London. The circle is held on Mondays fortnightly starting at 7.30pm. Cost £5. For more details and to book places call 07952 041477. For more information, visit

Monday 26 May; Imagining Transgender in the Middle Ages. Lecture by Bob Mills. 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 27 May; Chertsey Moot. A social moot held on the last Tuesday of the month at the Golden Grove pub, Ruxbury Road, St Annes Hill, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 9EN. All welcome. From 8pm to 11pm. For more details, email:

Tuesday 27 May; John Constable talking on Transgressive Shamanism as part of the launch of his new book of poetry Spark In The Dark.Venue: October Gallery, 24 Old Gloucester Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AL. Time: 7pm start. Entry £7/£5/£4, reservations required. For more details visit or

Tuesday 27 May; The Universal Theology - A Phoenix Rising From The Ashes Of Religion. Talk by William Meader, author of Shine Forth: The Soul’s Magical Destiny. Venue: The Theosophical Society, 50 Gloucester Place, London W1U 8EA. Time: 6pm-7.30pm. Fee £7/£5, TS members: £4. Website:

Wednesday 28 May; Folklore in England: Level 1. Third part of a six-part evening class course by Steve Roud. Venue: Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent's Park Rd, London NW1 7AY. Time: 7pm-9pm. Tickets: £66 for the full course.

Thursday 29 May; Cross Bones Bards, free concert hosted by John Constable and Nigel of Bermondsey. Venue: Red Cross Garden, 50 Redcross Way SE1 1HA. Time: 6pm-8pm. Free event, but arrive before 6pm to get a place.

Thursday 29 May; Magic, Deception and the Abuses of Enchantment. Hosted by The London Fortean Society. Venue: Dirty Dicks, 202 Bishopsgate, City of London EC2M 4NR. 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

Friday 30 May; The Goddess Lamma at the British Museum. Gallery talk by Nadia Linder at the British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. Time: 1.15pm-2pm. Free event in room 55. For more details and online booking visit:

Friday 30 May; Abraxas 5 Launch Party at Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7pm-9pm. Free event but advance booking required. For further details:

Friday 30 May; Self Healing through Movement and Natural Vision Improvement. Lecture with Meir Schneider, author of Vision for Life.Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm-8.30pm. Cost: £10/£12 Advance booking advised. For details call: 020 7589 3292 or visit

Saturday 31 May, Rilko Summer Conference with a full day of talks. Venue: Rudolf Steiner House, 35 Park Road, London NW1 6XT. Time: 10am - 8pm. Tickets £35/£30.

Saturday 31 May; Myth of Viking times I: Odin and Freya - learn about the gods of the Norse pantheon, and the world of the Vikings at City Lit, Keeley Street, Covent Garden, Camden, London WC2B 4BA. Time: 10.30am-4.30pm. Full fee: £40, seniors: £26, concession: £14. Course code HA016. To enrol, call 020 7831 7831 or visit

Sunday 1 June; Ghouls' Night Out - Computing and other Modern Perversions. An evening of comedy, film, live music and talks on the subject of 1980s technophobia hosted by occult comedian Andrew O’Neill. Venue: The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Road, London N1 9JB. Time: 6pm-10.30pm. Tickets £7 from More info: Tel: 020 7837 5371.

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