Thursday 24 July 2014

Lammas Pagan Events In and Near London

Here are some of the events taking place in London and other parts of southern England in the week running up to the harvest festival of Lammas:

Friday 25 July; The story of the 1939 Sutton Hoo excavation: Britain's Tutankhamun? Talk at the BP Lecture Theatre, British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. Time: 6.30pm-7.45pm. Tickets £5/£3. For more details visit:

Friday 25 July; Free Gathering/Social - Reflections from Shasta, organised by the London College of Spirituality. Venue: The George, 213 The Strand London WC2R 1AP. Time: 7pm. Details:

26 – 27 July; Eastbourne Lammas Festival. Free festival of music, dance, entertainment and pagan ritual, with lots of pagan stalls and other vendors at the market. Venue: Western Lawns, King Edwards Parade (Eastbourne Seafront), Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4EQ. Full details:

Saturday 26 July; Walking Tour: Occult London with Delianne Forget run via Treadwell's Books. Meeting place will be a central London tube station, details given to those who book. Time: 2pm - 5pm. Price: £10. Book online via or call 020 7419 8507.

Saturday 26 July; Lammas Lore and Magic. One-day Workshop with Natasha Richardson. Tune into Lammas using traditional therapeutic herb lore and workings. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 11am to 5.30pm. Price: £45 (£25 deposit, balance due on day). Details from

Saturday 26 July; The Grey Soul of London - a guided walk lead by Robert Kingham into the London of Arthur Machen. This is to celebrate The Three Impostors' launch of their edition of Arthur Machen's The London Adventure, one of the inspirations behind this walk. Time: 2pm to 6pm. Tickets are £9 (£7 concessions). For more details and to book tickets, visit,

Sunday, 27 July; Herbs for Lammas; One-day Workshop with Suzanne Corbie. Spend the day immersed in the ancient lore of the Lammas with talks on folklore, traditional customs, pagan spiritual meanings and for in which it is celebrated in the present as well as in the past. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 11am to 5.30pm. Price: £45 (£25 deposit, balance due on day). Details from

Sunday, 27 July; Visions of a Garden City - The Walk, run by The Finchley Society. A 4-mile walk from Finchley through the Suburb and on to the Heath, with a stop for lunch. Meet outside East Finchley Tube Station at 11.40am for a 12 noon start. All welcome but £3 donation requested from non society members. For more details call 020 8346 5503 or email

Sunday 27 July; The Kith of Yggdrasil Pub Moot. Venue: The Horseshoe Inn, 26 Melior Street, London SE1 3QP. Time: 2pm-4pm. For more details email Phil at

Sunday 27 July; Cross Bones - Past, Present, Future - free walk with John Constable, author of The Southwark Mysteriesand Secret Bankside: Walks in the Outlaw Borough.Meet: Tabard Street Piazza (between St George the Martyr church and the gardens), Borough High St/Tabard St junction, SE1 1JA. Tube: Borough. Gather at 1.45pm for sign in; 2pm departure. Age: over 16.

Monday 28 July; Healing and Meditation Circle - no experience required. Venue: Spirit of Isis, Sun Street, Waltham Abbey, Essex. Every Monday 11am - 1pm. No booking required, £7. Free parking in the Abbey Gardens car park.

Monday 28 July; Naked Heart - Music for Mother Gaia with Chloe Goodchild. Venue: Alternatives, St. James's Church, 197 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LL. Time: 7pm to 8.30pm. Tickets £15/£10 concs if booked online in advance. To book tickets and for more info visit the Alternatives website:

Monday 28 July; Acoustic Performance by Wendy Rule. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7.15pm for 7.30pm start. Tickets £10, advance booking recommended. For further details:

Tuesday, 29 July; Live Facebook Q and A with Hay House author John Holland to promote the release of his new book Psychic Navigator. Time: 7pm GMT (2pm EST). This is a free event. To join in, visit:

Tuesday 29 July; 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, 29 July 29 to Sunday, 3 August; 2014 Glastonbury Goddess Conference. Venue: Glastonbury Town Hall, 2-4 High Street, Glastonbury. For full details, pricing and booking:

Wednesday 30 July Circle of Ankerwycke Moot at 7pm With a free workshop on Connecting with the Elements starting at 8pm. Venue: The Bells, 124 Church Street, Staines, Surrey TW18 4YA.

Thursday 31 July; PFL Lammas Open Ritual facilitated by Amherst Grove. 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 31 July; The Folklore of Discworld.Talk by Dr Jacqueline Simpson at the London Fortean Society. Venue: Dirty Dicks, 202 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4NR. Time: 7.30pm - 10.30pm. Entry: £3/£2 concessions. For more details, visit

Thursday, 31 July; The London Salon: Exploring city stories and curious cartography with the makers of Curiocity. Venue: Waterstone's Piccadilly, 203-206 Piccadilly, London W1J 9HD. Starts at 7pm. Free, but reserve your place by email: Details:

Thursday 31 July; Book Launch Party for Aleister Crowley - The Beast In Berlin: Art, Sex, and Magick in the Weimar Republicby Tobias Churton. Venue The Atlantis Bookshop, Museum Street WC1. Time: 7pm. This is strictly a guest list only event. Contact The Atlantis Bookshop on 020 7405 2120 if you want to ask about being put on the guest list.

Friday, 1 August; Wheel of the Year Festival, Fruition Meditation at Chalice Well World Peace Garden, in Glastonbury. Gathering at the Well Head at 12pm for celebration and meditation until 12.30pm, then gather on the lower lawn for quiet conversation. Free admission from 10am until noon, then normal price admission. For more details about Chalice Well, visit the website

Friday, 1 August; Circle of Ankerwycke Lughnasadh/Lammas open event at the Ankerwycke Yew. Meeting location: Magna Carta Lane, Wraysbury, TW19 5AF. Time: 7.30pm arrival for start. All are welcome. Contact Gina on 07735528320 and email

Saturday 2 August; Sigil Magic. Half-day workshop with Mark Vincent. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 1pm to 5.30pm. Tickets £30, advance booking and £30 deposit required. For further details:

Saturday 2 August; Remembrance Ceremony For The Fallen of the Great War at Avebury Stone Circle in Wiltshire. The Cauldron of Cerridwen will be holding a Remembrance Ceremony at Avebury to mark the start of The Great War and to remember those who died, followed by laying a wreath at the war memorial in the village. Starts at noon. Free event, all welcome. More details:

Saturday 2 August; Free and Open Gorsedd of Caer Aribi Lughnasadh Ritual. Druidic ceremony to celebrate the First Harvest and the festival of Lugh at Avebury Stone Circle in Wiltshire. Time: meet at the Red Lion pub from noon; ritual 1.30pm - 3pm. Free event but offerings of bread, cake, mead and Bardship welcome. Camping in tents in the overflow car park is allowed on the nights of Friday 1 and Saturday 2 August.

Sunday 3 August; Anderida Gorsedd Lughnasadh open ritual at the Long Man of Wilmington, Sussex. Meet near the car park between 1.30pm and 2pm for a walk up to the chalk hill figure at 2pm. Afterwards back to the Giants Rest pub in Wilmington for a social drink together.

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