Friday, 24 October 2014

Samhain Pagan Events in London and Elsewhere


Here are some of the events over Samhain - or Halloween - in London and other parts of southern England that could be of interest to pagans:

Now - 2 November; IMAGE 2014, Travelling with Unfamiliar Spirits - two-week celebration of esoteric art with series of events at The Cob Gallery, 205 Royal College St, London NW1 0SG. To see the full list of events taking place over the two weeks, visit:http://fulgur.co.uk/events/

Now to 11 January 2015. Witches and Wicked Bodies exhibition at the British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. Free event. For more details visit: https://www.britishmuseum.org/

Now to 20 January 2015; Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination. Exhibition at The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB. Tickets £10/£5 free for under 18s. http://www.bl.uk/whatson/exhibitions/gothic/

Friday 24 October; Songs for Samhain. Gig with folk musician Hannah Sanders. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7.15pm for 7.30pm start. Tickets £10. Advance booking required. Call 0207 419 8507. For further details: info@treadwells-london.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/

Friday 24 October; Passage through the Spheres between Death and Rebirth as Preparation for the New Earthly Life. Talk by Sylvia Francke, author of The Tree of Life and the Holy Grail,
at Rudolf Steiner House, 35 Park Road, London NW1 6XT. Entry £3.50 (£1 concessions), no need to book, just turn up. Time: 7.30pm – 9pm. http://www.rsh.anth.org.uk/

24, 25 and 26 October; Mind Body Soul Experience London. Venue: Olympia Central, London. Opening Times: Friday 11am - 6pm, Saturday 10am – 6pm, Sunday 10am – 5pm. Online admission costs: Adults £10, Concessions £8. On the door: Adults: £12, Concessions £10. Full information and tickets: www.mbsevents.co.uk

Saturday 25 October; Weekend Other World - A day of talks, music and screenings. Venue: Cinema Museum, 2 Dugard Way (off Renfrew Road, London SE11 4TH. Time: 10am - 6pm. Cost: £7. Full details and ticket booking: http://www.english-heretic.org.uk/WeekendOtherWorld/

Saturday 25 October; I:MAGE - A One Day Conference on Esoteric Art. Venue: The Warburg Institute, Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB. Time: 10am - 10pm. http://fulgur.co.uk/event/image-at-the-warburg/

Saturday 25 October; The Way of All Flesh - Rat Taxidermy in the Cemetery with Margot Magpie. Venue: The Dissenters' Chapel, Kensal Green Cemetery, London. Part of The London Month of the Dead curated by a Curious Invitation and Antique Beat. Time: 2.30pm. Tickets are £60. For more details and to book tickets, visit: http://www.londonmonthofthedead.com/

Saturday 25 October; Herbs for Winter Health Workshop run by Master Herbalist Jacqui Apostolides with Cobwebs at Cauldrons. Venue: Romford Shopping Hall. Cost is £50, deposit of £5. Time 10am start. http://www.cobwebsandcauldrons.co.uk/

Saturday 25 October; Hallowe'en: Lore and Magic workshop with Suzanne Corbie. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 10.45am arrival for 11am start. Finishes 5.30pm. Tickets £45 (£25 deposit, balance on the day). Call 0207 419 8507. For further details: info@treadwells-london.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/

Sunday, 26 October; PFL Samhain family gathering - an informal get together for pagan families at the Horniman Museum Hallowe'en Fair. Venue: Horniman Museum and Gardens, 100 London Rd, London SE23 3PQ. Meet around 11am by the bandstand (in the gardens) to enjoy family-friendly chat and activities. PFL website: http://london.paganfed.org/ Details of the Horniman Halloween Fair here: http://www.horniman.ac.uk/visit/events/horniman-halloween-fair

Sunday, 26 October; The World Without Us. A salon in the cemetery with Dr John Troyer and James Norris. Venue: The Dissenters' Chapel, Kensal Green Cemetery, London. Part of The London Month of the Dead curated by a Curious Invitation and Antique Beat. Time: 1pm - 3pm. Tickets are £12. For more details and to book tickets, visit: http://www.londonmonthofthedead.com/

Monday 27 October; What will Death be Like? Talk by Dr Brooke Magnanti. Venue: Ian Gulland Lecture Theatre in the Whitehead Building, Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, London SE14 6NW. Talks start at 6.10pm. (Note: this is not the normal venue or day) Free event. For more details, contact Duncan Colvin on d.colvin@gold.ac.uk or visit http://www.gold.ac.uk/apru/speakers/

Monday 27 October; Miracles Now! Talk by Gabby Bernstein organised by Alternatives. Venue: St James's Church Piccadilly, 197 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LL. Time: 7pm - 8.30pm. Tickets £12/£8. For more details and to book tickets: http://www.alternatives.org.uk/

Monday 27 October; Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram. Evening Workshop with Marysia Kolodziej. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7.35pm start. Tickets £15. Advance booking required. Call 0207 419 8507. For further details: info@treadwells-london.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/

Monday 27 October; 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 http://shamanicspirit.co.uk/.

Tuesday 28 October; Eat Right, Think Right. Talk and book signing by Mary Perigoe, author of Think Right, Eat Right, Move Right.Venue: Watkins Books, 19-21 Cecil Court, London WC2N 4EZ. Time: 6pm. Free event. For more details Tel 020 7836 2182 or visit the website http://www.watkinsbooks.com/

Tuesday 28 October; Goddess, Speak - Caroline Wise in conversation with Liz Insogna as part of the I:Mage Esoteric Art Exhibition. Venue: Cob Gallery, 205 Royal College Street, London, NW1 0SG United Kingdom. Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm. Tickets: £7. http://fulgur.co.uk/event/goddess-speak-artist-interview/

Tuesday 28 October; 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: sian_ap_pysgotwr@yahoo.co.uk

Tuesday 28 October; Healing and Connecting with the Angels of the Essenes. Talk by Chrissie Astell at 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 https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

Tuesday 28 October; Meaning, Myth, Magic and Mind-Bending Medicine. Talky by Danny Nemu at The Ecology, Cosmos and Consciousness salon. Venue: October Gallery, 24 Old Gloucester Street, London WC1N 3AL. Time: 6pm-9pm. Entry £7 /£5 Concessions, places must be reserved via Faceboo: https://www.facebook.com/events/1484463251833530/

Tuesday 28; Thursday 30 and Friday 31st October; Halloween Ghost Walk with John Constable - ghost stories, folklore and tales of the unexpected with performances from his own work inspired by a real-life encounter with a 'Winchester Goose' at Cross Bones graveyard. Meet: 6.45pm. Depart: 7pm sharp! Meet: Tabard Street Piazza, off Borough High Street, London SE1 1JA (Borough tube) Advance tickets: £10 plus £1 booking fee. £12 on day subject to availablility. Places limited. Advance booking recommended. please click: https://www.wegottickets.com/southwarkmysteries
then select your preferred date.

Wednesday 29 October; Introduction to Gardnerianism with The London Wicca Meetup Group. Venue will be a Central London pub in Zone 1 or 2. Time: 7.30pm. For more details and to join the group, visit: http://www.meetup.com/The-London-Wicca-Meetup-Group/

Thursday 30 October; Black Mirror Volume 0: Launch Party - part of the I:Mage Esoteric Art Exhibition. Venue: Cob Gallery, 205 Royal College Street, London, NW1 0SG United Kingdom. Time: 7pm - 10pm. This is a free event but you must register for a place by emailing livia@fulgur.co.uk. Places are limited.

Thursday 30 October; The Dead Can Dance - Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki talks about the Day of the Dead. Venue The Atlantis Bookshop, Museum Street WC1. Time: 7pm for 7.30pm start. Cost £10. To attend this event you must reserve a place in advance. Contact the Atlantis Bookshop on 020 7405 2120.

Thursday 30 October; PFL Samhain Open Ritual facilitated by Sorita d’Este and the Covenant of Hekate. 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 30 October; Fortean London Halloween: Ghost, Witches and Demons. Evening of talks: Roger Clarke, Queen Victoria and the Child Medium; Jessie Childs, Beware the Foul Fiend: An Elizabethan Exorcism in Hackney; Deborah Hyde, The Witch of Eye; Scott Wood, Ghosts and Demons of the City. Venue: The London Fortean Society. Venue: The Vaults Bar, Dirty Dicks, 202 Bishopsgate, City of London EC2M 4NR. Time: 7.30pm - 10.30pm. Entry: £3/£2 concessions. For more details, visit http://forteanlondon.blogspot.co.uk/

Friday 31 October; Wheel of the Year Festival - Resting Meditation at Chalice Well World Peace Garden, in Glastonbury. Gather at the Well Head at noon for celebration and meditation until 12.30pm, followed by a chance to chat around the fire on the lower lawn. Free admission to the gardens from 10am to noon. In the evening there will be an All Hallow’s Eve / Samhain event suitable for families, starting after 4.30pm and ending at around. The cost of that is £7.50 adults, £4.50 children. For more details and to book, visit the website http://www.chalicewell.org.uk/

Friday 31 October, Gallery talk: Witches and Wicked bodies. Room 90, British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. Time: 1.15pm-2pm. Free, drop in. For more details visit: https://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/events_calendar.aspx

Friday 31 October; Paranormal Photography. Talk by Harry Oldfield at The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm-9pm. Cost: £14/£16 Advance booking advised. For details call: 020 7589 3292 or visit https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

Friday 31 October; Dowsing: Using The Past To Find Out The Future. Lecture by Michael Haxeltine at Rilko (Research Into Lost Knowledge). Venue: 50 Gloucester Place, London W1U 8EA. Doors open 6.45pm, lectures starts 7.15pm. Entrance: £8/£6. http://www.rilko.net/EZ/rilko/rilko/home.php

Friday 31 October; The Mastery: Master Your Craft and Live and Flow at One With Life. Talk organised by the London College of Spirituality. Venue: Westminster Quakers Meeting House, 8 Hop Gardens, off St Martins Lane, London WC2N 4EA, London. Time: 7pm. Cost: £10, booking essential. Details: http://www.meetup.com/londonspirituality/

Friday 31 October, Tamesa River of Souls: Halloween / Samhain Ritual. Thames-side outdoor ritual in London. Annual event organised by Mani Navasothy and friends as part of Pagan Frontiers of London and Tamesa London Circle since 2006. Meet (usually) by the Millennium Bridge in Central London and get down to the river if the tide is low for the ceremony. For more details, visit http://www.paganfrontiers.com/Events_-_Socials/events_-_socials.html#Tamesa-riverOfSouls-Halloween2014 or http://www.tamesa.info/html/river_of_souls.html

Friday 31 October, Samhain Rite with The London Wicca Meetup Group. Meeting at 7pm at a pub in Tooting Bec, London, then moving to a private house at 7.45pm. For more details and to join the group, visit: http://www.meetup.com/The-London-Wicca-Meetup-Group/

Saturday 1 November; Shamanic Pathways Workshop with Cobwebs at Cauldrons at Romford Shopping Hall. Cost is £50. http://www.cobwebsandcauldrons.co.uk/

Saturday 1 November; London Dreamtime at Garden Museum - Six Story Saturdays. Venue: Garden Museum Lambeth, Lambeth Palace Rd, London SE1 7LB. Price: Free. Time: 11am-noon. For more details visit http://londondreamtime.com/calendar/ or http://www.gardenmuseum.org.uk/

Saturday 1 November; The Day of the Dead in Mexico: past and present. Gallery Talk. Venue: Room 27, British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. Time: 1.15pm-2pm. Free event, just drop in.

Saturday 1 November; Free and Open Gorsedd of Caer Abiri Samhain Ritual at Avebury Sun Circle, in Avebury, Wiltshire. Open druidic style ceremony to mark Samhain, the end and beginning of times. Meet at the Red Lion Pub, Avebury, at noon for rite at 1.30pm, ending at around 3pm. Contributions of song, poetry, mead and cakes are welcome. There will be music and entertainment in the Red Lion pub in the evening. The overflow car park will be available for tent camping on Friday 31 October and Saturday 1 November.

Saturday 1 November; Embodied Spirits and Fetishes- An evening talk from David Graeber as part of the I:Mage Esoteric Art Exhibition. Venue: Cob Gallery, 205 Royal College Street, London, NW1 0SG United Kingdom. Time: 7pm - 8.15pm. Tickets: £7. http://fulgur.co.uk/event/embodied-spirits-fetishes-david-graber/

Saturday 1 November; Hendon Heathens Moot, Venue: Greyhound Pub, Church End, Hendon, London, NW4 4JT. Time: 6pm. Hendon Heathens meets at this pub the first Saturday of every month.

Saturday 1 November; Samhain Open Ritual at Avebury stone circle, in Wiltshire. Time: 7pm. Free event. Come dressed up warm and bring an apple. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1499416280335995/

Sunday November 2; Kali Puuja. A one day workshop to explore the wisdom of the Vedas at Caer Corhain Shamamic Development Centre of the Isle of Sheppey, 1 Southleas farm cottages, Lower Road, Minster, Sheppey ME12 3SW. For more details and information on how to book, contact Bruce at auberzone@yahoo.com or phone on 07928 149659 or visit;http://www.touchtheearthuk.com/

Sunday November 2; Anderida Gorsedd Samhain 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.

Sunday November 2; Dulwich Picture Gallery Family Sunday with London Dreamtime. Venue: Dulwich Picture Gallery, Gallery Rd, Southwark, London SE21 7AD. Price: Free with admittance to gallery. Time: 2pm. For more details visit http://londondreamtime.com/calendar/

Sunday November 2; 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. Meet by 12.45pm for a 1pm start, ends at around 2.30pm. Nearest tube: Chalk Farm.

Sunday November 2; Echoes Ever After. A salon in the cemetery with Mark Pilkington and Dr. Christopher Belshaw. Venue: The Dissenters' Chapel, Kensal Green Cemetery, London. Part of The London Month of the Dead curated by a Curious Invitation and Antique Beat. Time: 4pm - 6pm. Tickets are £12. For more details and to book tickets, visit: http://www.londonmonthofthedead.com/

Sunday November 2; Samhain Rite with The Cotswold Order of Druids at the Rollright Stones, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire. Time: 4pm. Free event but donations welcome to cover site hire. http://www.rollrightstones.co.uk/

Sunday November 2; Music, Mathematics, Healing Sound, Spirituality. Concert/talk with Lawrence Ball Venue: 50 Gloucester Place, London W1U 8EA. Starts at 6pm. Tickets: £7 (£5 concessions, £4 TS members). For full details: http://www.theosophicalsociety.org.uk

4 comments:

vikinghorns said...

What a fantastic photo of gravestones fanning out around the root of the tree. Where was it taken?

Badwitch said...

It is the Hardy Tree in the churchyard of St Pancras Old Church, in London. http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2013/10/london-necropolis-hardy-tree.html

vikinghorns said...

Thank you, I must pay it a visit next time I am in London.

Celestial Elf said...

Its nearly time, are you ready for the Samhain Song? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXa5BMorxT0