Here are events in London and other parts of the UK for the coming week that could be of interest to pagans.
Now - 31 May; Surreal England - Leonora Carrington, Pailthorpe and Mednikoff, Robin Ironside and Austin Osman Spare. Exhibition at The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art and Natural History, 11 Mare St, London, E8 4RP. Museum open Wednesday - Sunday 11am - 10pm. Tickets £3. More details: http://www.thelasttuesdaysociety.org/
Now to Sunday 19 July. Numinous - photographic exhibition by Sara Hannant inspired by the tradition of offering votive rags at Cornwall’s Holy Wells (the picture at the top is from the exhibition). Venue: Forty Hill, Enfield EN2 9HA. Free to enter, opening times: Tuesday–Friday 11am–5pm, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays noon–5pm. For more details, call 020 8363 8196 or visit: http://www.fortyhallestate.co.uk/
Thursday 30 April; Following and Living Our Passion. Talk by Sahera Chohanat 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 30 April; London: Legend Magic and Myth with London Dreamtime. Storytelling for adults at Richmond Library, London TW9 1QL. Time: 7pm. Price: Free, but booking essential. Visit http://londondreamtime.com/calendar/
Thursday 30 April; The Man Who Saw the Future: A Biography of William Lilly.Talk and book signing by Catherine Blackledge 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 30 April; Beltane Eve Celebration with Eathstars Open Group. Led by Chris Street. Venue: Rudolf Steiner House, 35 Park Road, London NW1 6XT. Time: Doors open 7pm, event starts at 7.30pm. Donations on the door. www.earthstars.co.uk
Thursday 30 April; Fortean London: The Derbyshire Mummified Fairy. Venue: Dirty Dicks, 202 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4NR. Time: 7.45pm - 10pm. Tickets: £3/£2: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/307084
Thursday 1 May; Fowlers Troop and the Deptford Jack in the Green will be in Deptford and Greenwich to celebrate May Day. Annual free event, Starts at the Dog and Bell pub, SE8 at 11.30am, processing to Greenwich and visiting several pubs along the way, ending at the Ashburnham Arms at 4.30pm. Join in when and where you like. For full details, visit: http://www.deptford-jack.org.uk/mayday2015.htm
Friday, 1 May; May Day Shopping Event - a bit of a party with strawberries and champagne at Treadwell's Bookshop, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom. Time: 11am-7pm. Call 0207 419 8507. For further details: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.treadwells-london.com/
Friday 1-4 May; Hastings Jack-in-the-Green Festival. Starting with dancing in the dawn on 1 May and with a full festival programme, this is a traditional annual event to celebrate May with music, a procession, Morris Dancing, a May Queen and Jack-in-the-Green in Hastings, Sussex. For full details visit the festival website: http://www.hastingsjack.co.uk/
Friday 1-4 May; Beltane Fire Festival - Workshops for all ages, Dzogchen, Shamanism, Meditation, Yoga, Tantra, Singing, Dance, Talks, ceremony, Storytelling and much more. Venue: Broomlands, Cowden, near Hartfield, TN87EA, Early Bird tickets are £65 for adults, children (5-15) - £20, http://www.intothewildgathering.com/#!beltaine/cm6w
Friday 1-4 May; Mind Body Spirit London Wellbeing Festival at London Olympia. One-day tickets booked online cost £9/£11. For more details and to book tickets, visit: http://www.mindbodyspirit.co.uk/london
Saturday 2 May-4 May; Rochesters' Enchanted Fairy Market. Venue: Corn Exchange, Rochester, Medway, Kent. Time: 9am to 5pm each day. Free entry. https://www.facebook.com/events/783525195069949/
Saturday 2 May; Your Holy Guardian Angel workshop with David Goddard, author of The Sacred Magic of the Angels.Venue The Atlantis Bookshop, Museum Street, London WC1 1LY. Time: 11am-5pm. Cost: £50. Contact Bali at the Atlantis Bookshop on 020 7405 2120 to reserve a place.
Saturday 2 May; May on the Docks: Magical rivers of London - family event exploring the historic myths and mysteries of the river with crafts, storytelling and family shows. Location: Museum of London Docklands, West India Quay, Canary Wharf, London E14 4AL. Time: 11am-4pm. http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/docklands/
Saturday 2 May; Beltane in the Park - Social, Maypole Dancing, Ceremony and Picnic with the London Woodland Witches Wiccans EcoMagicians Outdoor Pagans. Location: Coombe Woods, Croydon. Meet Coombe Lane tram stop at 2pm for a walk into the woods. There will be a ritual at about 4pm. Event will last into the evening. Bring your own picnic and wear suitable clothes and shoes. To find out more and to reserve a place, visit: http://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Outdoor-Pagans/
Saturday 2 May; Free and Open Gorsedd of Caer Abiri Beltain Celebraton. Druidic ceremony to celebrate Beltaine 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.
Saturday 2 May; Beltain Festival 2015 at Butser Ancient Farm. Afternoon/evening of entertainment and refreshments culminating with the burning of the giant wickerman at dusk. Venue: Butser Ancient Farm, Chalton Lane, Chalton, Waterlooville, Hants, PO8 0BG. Time: 4.30pm-10pm. Pre-booked tickets: £15 per adult and £10 per child; tickets on the gate: £20 and £15. http://www.butserancientfarm.co.uk/
Saturday 2 May; 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.
Sunday 3 May; Scrying workshop with Cobwebs at Cauldrons at Unit 137, Romford Shopping Hall, 43 Market Place, Romford RM1 3AB. Cost £20, deposit £5. Contact Cobwebs and Caudrons for more details: http://www.cobwebsandcauldrons.co.uk/ Email: email@example.com
Sunday 3 May; Sacred Walks and The Kingston ZodiacAdventure - walking Taurus in The Kingston Zodiac in Sunbury. Walks normally start at noon. Meeting place to be confirmed. Cost £10/£5, advance booking required: http://www.meetup.com/Sacred-Walks-Kingston-Zodiac-Adventure/
Sunday 3 May; Druidic Beltane Celebration on Primrose Hill with the Loose Association of Druids. Gather in the Hawthorne Grove at Primrose Hill, London, NW1 8YH, between 12.30pm and 12.45pm to prepare the site ready for a prompt 1pm start. Nearest tube: Chalk Farm. Bring a small contribution of food and drink to share. All are welcome.
Sunday 3 May; Discussion and practical outdoor session - Wicca, Witchcraft, Spells and Rituals - with Global Wicca Earth Healing Temple London. Venue: Kensington Gardens, London. Meeting Point: 3.30pm/4pm at Physical Energy Statue (man on horseback) near Queens Temple at Kensington Gardens at 3pm. To reserve a place and for more information, visit http://www.meetup.com/Global-Wicca-Earth-Healing-Temple-London/
Sunday 3 May; Celebration of Beltane. 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 4 May; Trip to Hastings Jack O'Green Festival via train from East Croydon station organised by the London Woodland Witches Wiccans EcoMagicians Outdoor Pagans. Meet at East Croydon Station by 9am and travel together by train to Hastings. You will have to buy your own train ticket. For more details, visit: http://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Outdoor-Pagans/
Tuesday 5 May; 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 5 May; Meditation and Yoga. Free weekly meetings hosted by Ruth, Katka and Galya. Venue: Phoenix Community Centre, 66 Westow Street, Crystal Palace, SE19 3AF. This takes place on Tuesday mornings from 11am - 12pm. Free event, just turn up. http://www.meetup.com/Free-Meditation-Yoga-South-London/
Tuesday 5 May; Cobwebs and Cauldrons Moot. Jenny Spence will be talking on Alistair Crowley and the Golden Dawn. Venue: White Horse Pub, Chadwell Heath, Essex. Moot takes place on the first Tuesday of every month. 7.30pm start. Tickets £4. http://www.cobwebsandcauldrons.co.uk/
Tuesday 5 May; Chakra Wisdom Toolkit.Talk and book signing by Tori Hartman 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/
Wednesday, 6 May; Conservation of Cupid. Gallery talk at the British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. Time: 1.15pm-2pm. Free event just turn up. For more details visit: https://www.britishmuseum.org/
Wednesday, 6 May; UFOs: The Making of a Modern Myth. Talk by Dr David Clarke at Greenwich Skeptics in the Pub. Veue: The Star and Garter, 60 Old Woolwich Road, Greenwich, London SE10 9NY. Time: 7.30pm. http://greenwich.skepticsinthepub.org/
Wednesday, 6 May; Numerology to Uncover Your Destiny and Life Purpose. Talk by Michelle Buchanan. 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/
Wednesday, 6 May; Witch Skeleton, Which Stories. Talk by Helen Cornish about the history of witchcraft and the skeleton of a witch. Venue: Treadwell's, 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/
Wednesday, 6 May; In Conversation with Sara Hannant - photographer Sara Hannant joins local history guide and speaker Joe Studman to talk about her latest exhibition Numinous (see picture at the top) as well as folklore and spirituality. Venue: Forty Hill, Enfield EN2 9HA. Bar Opens 6.30pm, Event starts 7.30pm. Tickets £5: http://www.fortyhallestate.co.uk/plan-a-visit/book-tickets
Thursday, 7 May; Switch On.Talk and book signing by Nick Jankel 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, 7 May; The Witches' Inn Gathering Beltane Bash. Venue: The Feathers Hotel Merstham in Merstham, Surrey RH1 3EA. Starts at 8pm. Moots are normally on the first Wednesday of each month, but this is a day later. For more details and to reserve a place visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1696312897262884/
Thursday, 7 May; Ella Young and Celtic Magic. Talk by Dorothea McDowell, author of Ella Young and Her World: Celtic Mythology, the Irish Revival and the Californian Avant-Gardeat Treadwell's, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7.30pm - 9pm. Tickets £7. Advance booking required. Call 0207 419 8507. For further details: email@example.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/
Thursday, 7 May; Sacred Heart Awakening: Courage and Fearlessness with Aang of the London College of Spirituality. Venue: Latvian House, 72 Queensborough Terrace, London, W2 3SH. Tickets £15. Time: 7pm. To book your place visit http://www.meetup.com/londonspirituality/
Thursday, 7 May; Sensing Energy Walk - Hyde Park Magic with Sensing Energy and Intuition Development to explore and celebrate the wonderful energies of Nature and the Universe. Meet just outside High Street Kensington Tube station and look for the sign: "Sensing Energy Walk". Time: 7pm start. Free event. For more details call Maria Zhuravleva on 07780284045, visit www.mariasuniverse.com or visit http://www.meetup.com/Sensing-Energy-and-Intuition-Development/
Thursday, 7 May; A Poetry Evening with Jack Gale. Venue: Rudolf Steiner House, 35 Park Road, London NW1 6XT. Doors open at 7pm, event from 7.30pm - 9pm Cost: Entrance is £12 Concessions and donations possible, pay at the door. http://www.rsh.anth.org.uk/
Thursday, 7 May; 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: Treadwell's, 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.
Friday 8 May; Trusting love: Returning Home to our Divine Self. Lecture by Dr Christine Page. 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 8 May; Group Healing Night with the London College of Spirituality. Venue: Westminster Quakers Meeting House, 8 Hop Gardens, off St Martins Lane (alleyway between Gymbox and Cote Brasserie) London WC2N 4EA. Time: 7pm. Cost: £10. Details: http://www.meetup.com/londonspirituality/
Friday 8 -10 May; The Magical Faerie Festival 2015. Pagan festival with music and workshops. Venue: Pleasant Rise Farm, Cuckmere Road, Alfriston, East Sussex BN26 5TN. Full weekend tickets are £75 for adults and £15 for children, some day tickets available at £25 for adults and £5 for children. Tickets and passes can be ordered online at http://www.magicalfestivals.co.uk/.
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