Wednesday 20 August 2014

Pagan Events Over the Bank Holiday and Next Week

Here are some of the events taking place in London and nearby that could be of interest to pagans and others:

Wednesday 20 August; Spark In The Darkpoetry reading with with John Constable. Venue: Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, King’s Cross, London, N1 9DX. Time: 7pm. Free event, just turn up.

Thursday, 21 August; Croydon CoA Witches Gathering with talks and social activities at 1 Matthews Yard, off Surrey Street, Croydon. 8pm start. Entry: £1/£2. Event held on the third Thursday each month. For more details visit:

Thursday, 21 August; The Return of the Dero : The Shaver Mystery Revisited. Talk at The Salon of the Third Eye with Steve Ash. Venue: The Bell, 50 Middlesex Street, London. E1 7EX. Time: 7.30pm. Entry £2.

Friday 22 August; The Faeries of the Minesweeper with London Dreamtime and Lucy Williams. Venue: Deptford Creek. Time: 8pm. For more details and to book places email or

23, 24 and 25 August; Medieval Festival at Herstmonceux Castle in East Sussex. One of the largest festivals of its kind in England with oodles to do, including plenty to interest pagans. Address: Herstmonceux Castle, Wartling Rd, East Sussex BN27 1RN. Open: 10am to 6pm daily. One-day family tickes (2 Adults and 2 Child)if bought online before Aug 21: £43. One-day advance single adult ticket £16. Tickets will be available on the door. Camping tickets available for the three days.

Saturday 23 August; Roman Gods in the Enlightenment Gallery, talk at the British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. Time: 1.15pm-2pm. Free event. For more details visit:

Saturday 23 August; 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

Sunday 24 August; An Evening With Adyashanti – Everlasting Truth organised by Alternatives. Venue: Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square London WC1R 4RL. Time: 7pm - 9pm. Tickets £20/£15. For more details and to book tickets:

Sunday 24 August; Blot and picnic at Holda's Well with The Kith of Yggdrasil. Venue: Holda's Well, Greenwich Park, South London. Time: 2pm.

Monday 25 August; Sacred Heart Awakening: Acceptance with Aang organised through the London College of Spirituality. Venue: Latvian House, 72 Queensborough Terrace, London, W2 3SH. Time: 7.15pm to 9pm. £15.

Tuesday 26 August; 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:

Wednesday 27 August - 30 August; Dread Falls Theatre presents Father Dagon, combining actors, dancers, musicians and visual artists to create a world in which roaming audiences experience H.P. Lovecraft’s fiction. Venue: The Rag Factory; 16-18 Heneage Street, London E1 5LJ. Start times at 7pm and 9.15pm. Tickets £15/£10 from:

Thursday 28 August; London Urban Legends walk with LFS host Scott Wood, author of London Urban Legends: The Corpse on the Tube and Other Stories.Meet 7.30pm on the south-side of London Bridge by the spike. Walk ends at The Bell pub, Middlesex Street E1. Cost £3 / £2 concessions.

Thursday 28 August; Spiritual Awakening.Talk and book signing by Tim Van Der Vliet at Watkins Books, 19-21 Cecil Court, London WC2N 4EZ. Time: 6.30pm. Free event. For more details Tel 020 7836 2182 or visit the website

Thursday 28 August; When the Fairies met Queen Victoria. Lecture by Peter Jennings, author of the recent book Blacksmith Gods. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7.15pm for 7.30pm start. Tickets £10, advance booking recommended. Call 0207 419 8507. For further details:

Friday 29 August; The journey from Roman Britain to Anglo-Saxon England, Gallery talk at the British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. Time: 1.15pm-2pm. Free event. For more details visit:

Saturday, August 30; Pagan Federation London Annual Conference. Theme is 'Magical Pathways'. Day event with talks, workshops, pagan market and opening and closing rituals. Venue: Leytonstone Business and Enterprise Specialist School. 159 Colworth Rd, London E11 1JD. Starts at 10.30am.

Sunday 31 August; 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.


Anonymous said...

Great list, thanks! Will share it with every pagan I know in the big smoke.

Badwitch said...

Thanks very much for offering to share the list - glad you like it!