Thursday, 12 March 2015
Pagan Events over Spring Equinox In and Near London
The Spring Equinox is the time when the day and the night are of equal length as we move through spring towards summer. It is an important festival in the Wheel of the Year, when pagans celebrate the balance of light and dark. It is sometimes called Ostara, which is similar to the festival of Easter, and is a time to celebrate rebirth in nature. Here are events over that time that could be of interest to pagans. Most are in London but a few are in other parts of southern England.
Thursday, 12 March; The Last Witchtrial - Helen Duncan. Talk at South East London Folklore Society (SELFS) by Geraldine Beskin of the Atlantis Bookshop. Venue: The Old King's Head, Kings Head Yard, 45-49 Borough High St, London SE1 1NA. Entry: £2.50 / £1.50 concessions. Meetings are the second Thursday of each month. http://www.selfs.org.uk/ To guarantee a seat, email email@example.com
Thursday, 12 March; Enfield Town Circle Pagan Moot. Venue: Crown and Horseshoes pub, 15 Horseshoe Lane, Enfield, Middlesex EN2 6PZ. Time: 7pm to 11pm. This moot takes place on the 2nd Thursday of every month. For more details join the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/EnfieldTownCircle/
Thursday, 12 March; Face To Face With Reality.Talk and book signing by Rajini Menon 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 http://www.watkinsbooks.com/
Thursday, 12 March; Spirituality at Work. Talk at Global Co-operation House, 65-69 Pound Lane, Willesden Green, London, NW10 2HH. 7pm start. http://www.brahmakumaris.org/
Friday 13 March; The Human Energy Field and Beyond. Talk by Harry Oldfield 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/
Friday 13 March; Group Healing Night and Social 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 13 March; Unlucky - London Dreamtime storytelling at a secret ruin in Peckham. Time: 9pm. £3. Adults only, advance booking essential, email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more details visit http://londondreamtime.com/calendar/
Sunday 15 March; Virtual Vision FM presents Carrie Kirkpatrick, Founder of Oracle TV. Time: 1pm - 3pm. Watch online: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/virtual-vision-fm/2015/03/15/virtual-vision-fm-presents-carrie-kirkpatrick-founder-of-oracle-tv
Sunday 15 March; Palmistry. Workshop at Cobwebs at Cauldrons at Romford Shopping Hall. 11am. Cost is £20. http://www.cobwebsandcauldrons.co.uk/
Sunday 15 March; Dawn of the Oak. Pagan moot on the third Sunday of each month. Venue: Upstairs at The Castle, 34-35 Cowcross Road, Farringdon, London EC1M 6DB (near Farringdon tube). Time: 3pm-6pm.
Sunday 15 March; Near Death Experiences: What Do They Tell Us About Life After Death? Talk by Philip Martyn. 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
Monday 16 March; The Spirit of Rebellion. Talk by Sir Julian Rose. Venue: Alternatives. Venue: St James's Church Piccadilly, 197 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LL. Time: 7pm - 8.30pm. Tickets £12/£8 online. For more details and to book tickets: http://www.alternatives.org.uk/
Monday 16 March; Qi Gong: Power-Start Your Week with Lidija of the London College of Spirituality. Venue: Latvian House, 72 Queensborough Terrace, London, W2 3SH. Time: 7pm. Cost: £10. Details: http://www.meetup.com/londonspirituality/
Tuesday 17 March; Learning the Tarot (Minor Arcana) workshops led by Debbie Gallagher. South London Wicca Meetup meeting in a private house in Tooting hosted by Wiccan High Priestess Caroline Westbury. Start time 7pm. Cost £7. Details at: http://www.meetup.com/South-London-Wicca-Meetup/
Tuesday 17 March; Chaos Magick for Results- start of a four-week intensive course with Mark Vincent. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7.30pm - 9pm. Price: £130 (£70 deposit, balance due on first night). Advance booking required. Call 0207 419 8507. For further details: email@example.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/
Tuesday 17 March; Reincarnation and Karma and the Mission of Drama. Talk by Geoff Norris. Venue: Rudolf Steiner House, 35 Park Road, London NW1 6XT. Time: 7.30pm – 9pm, Cost: £3.50 (£1 concessions, students and under 25s), No bookings required, just turn up. http://www.rsh.anth.org.uk/
Thursday 17 March; Working with Angels in the 21st Century. Talk by Rosemary Ellen-Guiley. 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 https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/
Thursday, 19 March; Pazuzu and Mesopotamia. Talk at Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7.30pm - 9pm. Tickets £7. Advance booking required. Call 0207 419 8507. For further details: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.treadwells-london.com/
Thursday, 19 March; From Winter to Spring - talk by Kathleen O'Hara with the London College of Spirituality. Venue: Latvian House, 72 Queensborough Terrace, London, W2 3SH. Time: 7PM. Price: £5. Visit: http://www.meetup.com/londonspirituality/
Friday, 20 March; Wheel of the Year Festival - Spring Equinox 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. http://www.chalicewell.org.uk/
Friday, 20 March; North Essex Red Tent for women over the age of 16. Venue: Fairkytes Art Centre, 51 Billet Lane, Hornchurch, Essex RM11 1AX. Time: 7.30pm. Suggested donation £5. https://www.facebook.com/events/407923272708347
Saturday 21 March; Spring Equinox Day Trip: Avebury Stone Circle and Salisbury with the Family of Light Spiritual Community. Meet at Harrow-on-the-Hill Underground station at 10am. Cost £50. For more details and to reserve a place visit: http://www.meetup.com/familyoflight/
Saturday 21 March; Free and Open Gorsedd of Caer Abiri Spring Equinox Celebraton. Druidic ceremony to celebrate the equinox at Avebury stone circle in Wiltshire. Meet at the Red Lion pub from noon for ceremony around 1.30pm. The ritual should end at 3pm, then back to the pub. Offerings of bread, mead and song or poetry welcome. Overnight camping is allowed in the overflow car park.
Sunday 22 March; Plantlore Workshop with Darren Smart at Caer Corhain Shamamic Development Centre of the Isle of Sheppey, 1 Southleas farm cottages, Lower Road, Minster, Sheppey ME12 3SW. Time: 11am - 3pm. Suggested donation: £25. For more details and information on how to book, call 07885682295 or 01795 874542 or visit;http://www.touchtheearthuk.com/
Sunday 22 March; Anderida Gorsedd Spring Equinox 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 22 March; Celebration of the Spring Equinox or Ostara. Wheel of the Year ritual at Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, 3 Pilgrim's Place, London NW3 1NG. Time: 7pm. Tel: 020 7433 3267. http://www.rosslynhillchapel.com/
I do not organise any of these events myself and am not responsible for them. Although I try to be as accurate as possible, it is always worth checking the details if you want to go to an event. If you know of an event that you want listed, please email the details to me at email@example.com. Please also email me if you spot any errors in my listings as I am happy to correct mistakes.