Thursday, 19 March 2015
Spring Equinox Pagan Events In and Near London
Here are events in London and other parts of the UK taking place over the Spring Equinox and the week ahead that could be of interest to pagans.
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; Sacred Walks and The Kingston ZodiacAdventure - walking the Guardian Dog in The Kingston ZodiacMeet at St Anne's Hill Car Park, Chertsey, Surrey KT16 9NL at noon. Walk takes 3 hours. Cost £10/£5, advance booking required: http://www.meetup.com/Sacred-Walks-Kingston-Zodiac-Adventure/
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; Circle of Ankerywcke is holding an outdoor open ritual and celebration of Ostara in woods near Staines in Middlesex. Time: 7.30pm for 8pm. Warm clothing will be needed together with waterproof footwear if it has been raining. Contact Gina on 07735528320 for further details.
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; The Atlantis Bookshop's 93rd Birthday Celebration. Pop in to the famous occult bookshop at 49a Museum Street, London WC1A 1LY, any time from 10.30am for some birthday cake and tea.
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; Woodland Spring Equinox Ritual Gathering with Hern's Tribe. Meet at the gate of Richmond Park, Richmond Hill TW10 6RP at 2pm. Event is likely to last 4-5 hours. Bring food and drink to share. For full details and to reserve a place, visit: http://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Outdoor-Pagans/events/218698008/
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; Staying Connected. Talk about life after death by Terry Goodfellow and Dr Sue Peat. Venue: Rudolf Steiner House, 35 Park Road, London NW1 6XT. Time: 2.30pm – 5pm, Cost: £10, booking required. http://www.rsh.anth.org.uk/
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/
Monday 23 March; 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/
Monday 23 March; The Alchemical Landscape: Counterculture, Occulture and the Geographic Turn organised by Cambridge University Counterculture Research Group. Venue: Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge. Email: email@example.com. More details: http://residual-noise.blogspot.co.uk/p/cfp-alchemical-landscape.html
Monday 23 March; Silver By the Pool. Concert with Nigel Shaw and Carolyn Hillyer. Venue: Alternatives. Venue: St James's Church Piccadilly, 197 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LL. Time: 7pm - 8.30pm. Tickets £15/£10 online. For more details and to book tickets: http://www.alternatives.org.uk/
Tuesday 24 March; Learning the Tarot (spreads) 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 24 March; Artificial paradises? Anomalistic psychology and the psychedelic experience. Talk by Dr David Luke of the University of Greenwich. Venue: the Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit, Department of Psychology, Room LG01, New Academic Building, Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, London SE14 6NW. Talks start at 6.10pm. Free event. For more details, contact Duncan Colvin on firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.gold.ac.uk/apru/speakers/
Tuesday 24 March; Drumming Circle run by Shamanic Spirit at a venue in New Addington, Croydon, South London. Every second Tuesday starting 7.30pm. Cost £10. For more details and to book places call 07952 041477. For more information, visit http://shamanicspirit.co.uk/
Tuesday 24 March; AA Little Book of Unknowing.Talk and book signing by Jennifer Kavanagh at 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/
Thursday 26 March; The FreeMind Experience: The Three Pillars of Absolute Happiness.Talk and book signing by Tom Fortes Mayer 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 26 March; Talk: Embracing Change, Magic and Empowerment in Hawaii and Mt Shasta with Lidija of the London College of Spirituality. Venue: Latvian House, 72 Queensborough Terrace, London, W2 3SH. Time: 7pm. Cost: £5. Details: http://www.meetup.com/londonspirituality/
Thursday 26 March; Fortnightly Druid Order Open Introductory Evening. A chance to learn more about at The Druid Order (A.D.U.B.) at an evening with talks and a meditation. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7.15pm for 7.30pm start. Price: £8 on the door. For more details, call Druid Order on 020 8659 4879.
Thursday 26 March; PF-London Spring Equinox Open Ritual. 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 26 March; Best Books: Thelema. Social and discussion at Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7.15pm for 7.30pm start. Entry is free but advance booking required. Call 0207 419 8507. For further details: email@example.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/
Thursday 26 March; Fortean London: The Sacred and Profane. Talks: Caroline Wise: The Lost Goddess of London; Peter Watts: London's Secret Shrines; John Constable: Goose and Crow at Crossbones Graveyard. Hosted by London Fortean Society. Venue: Dirty Dicks, 202 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4NR. Time: 7.45pm - 10pm. Tickets: £3/£2: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/307084
Thursday 26 March; Demonstrations of Trance with Elizabeth Roberts. 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/
Friday 27 March; New stories from Sutton Hoo. Venue: BP Lecture Theatre, British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. Time: 6.30pm-7.30pm. Tickets £5, advance booking recommended. For more details visit: https://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/events_calendar.aspx
Friday 27 March; Dark River - London Dreamtime storytelling at a secret location near Bermondsey Tube. Time: 6.45pm. £3. Adults only, advance booking essential, email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more details visit http://londondreamtime.com/calendar/
Friday 27 March; Forgiveness - The Greatest Gift to Myself. Talk by Pierre Pradevande 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 27 March; Creating True Lies. Talk by Dr. Robert A. Gilbert 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
Saturday 28 March; Exploring the Deer Mother - Elen of the Ways Workshop with Caroline Wise, author of Finding Elen.Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Tickets £45 (£25 deposit, balance due on the day). Time: 10.45am to 5.30pm. Booking essential and limited places. Tel: 020 7240 8906 or email: email@example.com. http://www.treadwells-london.com/
Saturday 28 March; Crossbones Garden Open Day with performances. Enter by Union Street gate, London SE1 1TA. Nearest tubes Borough or London Bridge. Time: 1pm to 4pm. The event is free, but donations are welcome. For more info contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 28 March; Earth Hour is from 8.30pm-9.30pm wherever you are in the world. Celebrate this by turning off all electric lights and gadgets. For details of Earth Hour events near where you live, visit: http://www.earthhour.org/
Saturday 28 - Sunday 29 March; Leaping Hare convention 2015. Talks and workshops by Karen Cater, Wassailing; Joanna van der Hoeven, Nemetona, Goddess of the Grove, Nimue Brown, Spirits of Place. Also storytelling, drumming and ritual. More details: http://www.freewebs.com/leapinghare/
Sunday 29 March; Cross Bones Guided Walk with John Constable. Meet at Tabard Street, London SE1 1JA, in the pedestrian area between St George The Martyr church and Crossbones Gardens at 1.45pm for 2pm start (note, British Summer Time). Nearest tube: Borough. Tickets: £9/£8 concessions. Advance booking http://www.wegottickets.com/event/312051 or pay on the day at 1.45pm.
Sunday 29 March; Creating Personal Mythology. Lecture by Ken Rees. Venue: Theosophical Society, 50 Gloucester Place, London W1U 8EA. Starts at 2pm. Tickets: £15, £10 concessions, £7 TS members. http://www.theosophicalsociety.org.uk
Sunday 29 March; The Wisdom Teaching of the The Upanishads.Talk by Bhupendra Vora. Venue: Theosophical Society, 50 Gloucester Place, London W1U 8EA. Starts at 6pm. Tickets: £7, £5 concessions, £4 TS members http://www.theosophicalsociety.org.uk
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.