Friday, 8 May 2015
This Week's Pagan Events In and Near London
Here are events in London and other parts of the UK for the week ahead that could be of interest to pagans.
Now - 25 May; Goya: The Witches and Old Women Album. Art Exhibition at The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 0RN. Open 10am-6pm daily. Entry: £7.50. Details: www.courtauld.ac.uk
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/
Friday 8 May; Crossbones Garden May Fest with maypole dancing, facepainting, crafts and more. Venue: Crossbones Garden, Redcross Way, London SE1 1HA. Free, donations welcome. Time: 3pm to 5.30pm: For more information on the BOST events contact Nicola: email@example.com or visit http://www.bost.org.uk/ Also visit: http://www.crossbones.org.uk/
Friday 8 May; Ancient Greece: mind, body and soul - Greek drama and storytelling at the British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. Time: 6pm-8.30pm. Free event just turn up. For more details visit: https://www.britishmuseum.org/
Friday 8 May; Trusting love: Returning Home to our Divine Self. Lecture by Dr Christine Page, author of The Healing Power of the Sacred Woman.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 May - 5 June; Fairytales from the Nightside of Wonderland - art exhibition. Venue: Falla and Mocaer, 82 Parkway, London NW1 7AN. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/456606727830235/
Friday 8 May -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/.
Monday 11 May; Fully Human, Fully Divine – Beyond the myth of the separate self. Talk by Francis Bennett. 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 11 May; 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/
Monday 11 May -17 May; British Academy Literature Week 2015 - Other Worlds. Week celebrating fairy tales and folk tales. Events include storytelling, talks, guided walks and film screenings. For further details, visit: http://www.britac.ac.uk/events/2015/Literature_Week_2015.cfm
Tuesday 12 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 12 May; Chakra Wisdom Oracle. An evening with Tori Hartman at The Atlantis Bookshop, 49a Museum Street, London WC1A 1LY. Time 7pm. You must reserve a place in advance, contact Bali on either 020 7405 2120 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday 12 May; ‘His Sun-lit Spirit’ - Rudolf Steiner in London. Talk at Rudolf Steiner House, 35 Park Road, London NW1 6XT. Doors open at 7pm, event from 7.30pm - 9pm. Entry: £3.50 (£1 concessions, students and under 25s). http://www.rsh.anth.org.uk/
Wednesday 13 May; Public meeting on the work on-site at Crossbones to create a Garden of Remembrance by Bankside Open Spaces Trust and the Friends of Crossbones. Lucy Brown House, Park Street SE1 9EG. Time: 6.30-8pm. Free event. For more information on the BOST events contact Nicola: email@example.com or visit http://www.bost.org.uk/ Also visit: http://www.crossbones.org.uk/
Wednesday 13 May; Ghostly Manifestations in London. ASSAP lecture by Robert Stephenson. Venue: Function Room, Star of Kings pub, Kings Cross. Time: 7pm-9pm. Cost: FREE to members of ASSAP, £5 to non-members. http://www.assap.ac.uk/
Wednesday 13 May; Yeats in London. Talk at South East London Folklore Society (SELFS). 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 normally the second Thursday of each month. http://www.selfs.org.uk/ To guarantee a seat, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday 13 May; Tarot and Liber 231. Talk by Bob Stein. Venue: Treadwell's, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7.15pm for 7.30pm start. Tickets £7, advance booking required. For further details: email@example.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/
Thursday, 14 May; Magic of Nature Workshop with the Crafty Crones. Two and a half hour workshop with all drawing materials provided. Venue: Maldon, Essex in Maldon, Essex. Time: 7pm start. Tickets: £15. Bookings through PayPal at: www.themagicofnatureoracle.com/crafty-diary/ Call Sheena 07906 269359 or Tania 07746 721155 for more details.
Thursday, 14 May; I Am That I Am.Talk and book signing by Francis Bennett 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, 14 May; The Light Project - All that Glitters: Egyptian Light in London. Walk organised by UCL The Petrie Museum. Join Debbie Challis at Cleopatra's Needle on the Embankment and a walk to Monument for a look at how Ancient Egyptian beliefs about capturing light has influenced more modern ideas. How does a pyramidion work? What does a prism do? Where does the sun make London glitter? Time: 2pm-4pm. Tickets £4.10. http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-light-project-all-that-glitters-egyptian-light-in-london-tickets-15773049616
Thursday, 14 May; 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, 14 May; "Other Worlds - After Dark" with London Dreamtime - part of British Academy Literature Week. Venue: British Academy 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH. Time: 6pm. Free, but registration required. For more details, visit http://londondreamtime.com/calendar/ to register and for more details visit http://www.britac.ac.uk/events/2015/Literature_Week_2015.cfm
Friday 15 May, African Folklore and the Tales of Anansi, part of British Academy Literature Week 2015. London venue. Time 1-1.30pm. Free event but reservation essential. For further details, visit: http://www.britac.ac.uk/events/2015/Literature_Week_2015.cfm
Friday 15 May; The Soul of Humanity Evolves through World Crisis. Talk by William Meader. 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 15 May; Storytelling by Candlelight with London Dreamtime. Venue: The Old Chapel St Mary’s Lane Upminster Essex RM14 2QR. Time: 7.30pm. Free, but advance booking essential. For more details, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://londondreamtime.com/calendar/
Saturday 16 May; Victorian Day at Abney Park Cemetery including Arthur Machen event with psychogeographer Robert Kingham of Minimum Labyrinth. Venue: Abney Park Cemetery (pictured top), Stoke Newington High Street, London N16 0LH. Time: 10am-5pm. For full details, visit: http://www.abneypark.org/news/79/17/Abney-Park-175th-anniversary/d,events
Saturday 16 May; Intermediate Tarot Workshop with Sue Merlyn Farebrother. Venue: Treadwell's, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 10.45am to 5.30pm. Tickets £55. Advance booking and deposit required. Call 0207 419 8507. For further details: email@example.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/
Saturday 16 May - 17 May; Introduction to the Role of a Soul Care Doula. Two-day workshop by Shelley Lamprell-Jones with Cobwebs at Cauldrons at Unit 137, Romford Shopping Hall, 43 Market Place, Romford RM1 3AB. Price: £120 per person (for 2 days), deposit: £30 required to secure a place. Contact Shelley: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://solaceofsouls.co.uk/soul-mentor-education/ or http://www.cobwebsandcauldrons.co.uk/ or email email@example.com
Sunday 17 May; Orisha Workshop with Elliott Rivera. Venue: Treadwell's, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 10.45pm to 5.30pm. Tickets £55. Advance booking and deposit required. Call 0207 419 8507. For further details: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.treadwells-london.com/
Sunday 17 May; Wiccan Apprentice Circle 2015 run by Wiccan High Priest Mani Navasothy, author of Coven Guide: Become an Initiated Witch.New monthly training group organised through the London Woodland Witches Wiccans EcoMagicians Outdoor Pagans. Location is given only to members who sign up. To find out more and to reserve a place, visit: http://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Outdoor-Pagans/
Sunday 17 May; New Moon Spell for Abundance, Growth and Prosperity with Global Wicca Earth Healing Temple London. Meet at Springfield Park Cafe, Springfield (off Upper Clapton Road), Clapton, E5 9EF at 3pm. Bring a mat to sit on. To reserve a place and for more information, visit http://www.meetup.com/Global-Wicca-Earth-Healing-Temple-London/
Sunday 17 May; 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.
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