Friday, 22 May 2015

This Week's Pagan Events In and Near London

Here are some of the events in London and a few in other parts of the UK that could be of interest to pagans over the Bank Holiday weekend for the week ahead:

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:

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:

Now to Sunday 19 July. Numinous - photographic exhibition by Sara Hannant inspired by the tradition of offering votive rags at Cornwall’s Holy Wells. 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:

Friday 22 May; Hawaiian Kapa: sacred cloth and potent patterns. Gallery talk at the British Museum (room 91), Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. Time: 1.15pm-2pm. Free event just turn up. For more details visit:

Friday 22 May; Free meditation course in Dulwich Library, 368 Lordship Lane, London SE22 8NB. Time: 6pm. Reserve a place here:

Saturday 23 May - Sunday 24 May. Dry Stone Wall Drop-In at Crossbones to create a Garden of Remembrance. Organised by Bankside Open Spaces Trust. Crossbones Garden, Redcross Way. London, SE1 1TA. Time: 10am-noon and 2pm-4pm. Free event. For more information on the BOST events contact Nicola: or visit

Saturday 23 May; Crossbones Vigil to honour The Goose and the outcast dead of Cross Bones Graveyard. Gather from 6.45pm for a 7pm start in Redcross Way outside the Memorial Gates, SE1 1TA, opposite the Boot and Flogger pub, just north of the junction with Union Street. Nearest tubes Borough or London Bridge. The event is free, but donations are welcome. For more details, visit

Saturday 23 May; Kitchen Witch Open Ritual - Prosperity; Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Gravel Hill, Horndean PO8 0QE. Ritual start at 2pm, arrive 15 minutes before start time. Full details:

Sunday 24 May; Witch at Speaker's Corner. David Parry will be preaching about our need to return to Paganism at Speakers Corner at mid-day. A shared lunch will follow. Location: Speakers' Corner, North East corner of Hyde Park, London W1K. Time: noon. Free. Just turn up.

Sunday 24 May; Introduction to Wicca and Witchcraft. One-day workshop by Shamanic Spirit, in Croydon. Tickets: £40. Time: 2pm till 7pm. You can find out more and book for the course here:

Sunday 24 May; South Essex Presents the 7th Annual Beltane Pagan Picnic with live entertainment and witchy market organised by Wild Warrior Events. Vemue: Hadleigh Country Park, Wickford, Essex. Starts at noon. Entry £2 adults, children free. Details at

Sunday 24 May; Screening of The Wicker Man (1973) at Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, London WC2H 7BY. Time: 8.45pm. Tickets: £5/£7.50. Box Office: 020 74943654.

Tuesday 26 May; Blogging as a Spiritual Journey. Talk and book signing by Margaret Cahill, author of Under Cover of Darkness: How I Blogged My Way Through Mantle Cell Lymphoma.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

Tuesday 26 May; 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:

Tuesday 26 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.

Tuesday 26 May; Meeting the Trees of Brompton Cemetery with the Sensing Energy and Intuition Development Meetup Group. An evening walk in Brompton Cemetery to explore and connect with nature. Meet at West Brompton tube station, Lillie Road, London at 6.30pm. For more details and to reserve a place, visit:

Tuesday 26 May; Advances in Parapsychology. Talk by Professor Chris Roe. 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

Tuesday 26 May; Greenwich, London’s Gateway. Talk by Marion Briggs 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).

Wednesday, 27 May; Egyptomania’s Magical Jewels. Talk by Eleanor Dobson. 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:

Wednesday, 27 May; Altruism Talk by Matthieu Ricard. 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:

Wednesday, 27 May; Sound Meditation. Venue: Goose Green Clinic, 57 East Dulwich Road, London SE22 9AP. Time: 6.30pm. Cost:£12/£10. More information and booking:

Thursday 28 May; The Gift of Alzheimer's.Talk and book signing by Maggie La Tourelle 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

Thursday 28 May; ____ing Strange: The Weird and Wonderful World of Animal Sex. Talk by Professor David J. Hand at the London Fortean Society. Venue: Dirty Dicks, 202 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4NR. Time: 7.45pm - 10pm. Entry: £3/£2 concessions. For more details, visit

Thursday 28 May; Discover your Relationship with the Heart of Home. Lecture with Christian Kyriacou at Rudolf Steiner House, 35 Park Road, London NW1 6XT. Doors open at 7pm, event from 7.30pm - 9pm. Entry: £12.

Friday 29 May; Magic in Medieval Spain and Re-Thinking the Occult. Talk by Dr Francis Tobienn at 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:

Saturday 30 May; Shekinah and Her Magical Sisterhoods. A workshop with David Goddard at The Atlantis Bookshop, 49a Museum Street, London WC1A 1LY. Time 11am-5pm. Cost: £50. You must reserve a place in advance, contact Bali on either 020 7405 2120 or

Sunday, May 31; Making Anointing Oils Workshop with Tanya Moulding. Venue: Treadwell's, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 11am to 5.30pm. Tickets £55. Advance booking and deposit required. Call 0207 419 8507. For further details:

Sunday, May 31; Sacred Walks and The Kingston Zodiac Adventure - walking the Gemini sign in The Kingston Zodiac.Meet at Hampton Court Train Station, Hampton Court, Surrey, at noon. Walk takes about 3 hours. Cost £10/£5, advance booking required:

Sunday, May 31; Scrying Workshop with Cobwebs at Cauldrons at Unit 137, Romford Shopping Hall, 43 Market Place, Romford RM1 3AB. Cost: £20. Time: 11am. More details at or email

Sunday, May 31; Sunday Afternoon Full Moon Social hosted by Wiccan High Priestess Caroline Westbury. South London Wicca Meetup meeting at a private house in Tooting, mostly aimed at newcomers to Wicc. Meet at 2pm for nibbles and an afternoon social in the garden, followed by a ritual at 6pm. Free but you must reserve a place in advance. Details at:

Sunday, May 31; Enhance Your Witch Power - Workshop, Spell and Ritual session with Global Wicca Earth Healing Temple London. Meet at St Marks Gate, Victoria Park, Hackney Wick, E9 5HT at 3pm. Bring a mat to sit on. To reserve a place and for more information, visit

Sunday, May 31; Garden of the Dead with London Dreamtime. Venue: a secret location in the city. Meet at 2pm near Monument. Tickets £3, booking essential, email For more details, visit

If you know of an event that you want listed, please email the details to me at Please also email me if you spot any errors in my listings.

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