Wednesday, 30 March 2016
This Week's Pagan Events In and Near London
Here are some events in and near London that could be of interest to pagans. The most important event this weekend is the launch of the exhibition on Folklore, Magic and Mysteries: Modern Witchcraft and Folk Culture in Britain, in Brighton. The picture above shows some of the items from Doreen Valiente collection, which should be on show.
Now - 12 September; Austin Osman Spare - A Major Retrospective. Venue: The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art and Natural History, 11 Mare Street, London E84RP. Opens 1pm Saturday 6 Feb. http://www.thelasttuesdaysociety.org/
Now - 31 August; Akhenaten: Heretic, Visionary, Icon Exhibition at the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, UCL Malet Place, London WC1E 6BT. Lunchtime tours: 1.15pm-1.45pm. For more details, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 020 7679 4138.
Wednesday 30 March; Worlds of Witchcraft: Comparing African and European Histories of the Occult. Venue: School of History, Arts 2 Senior Common Room, Arts 2 Building, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Rd, E1 4NS. Time: 1pm-5pm. Free event. Tickets: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/worlds-of-witchcraft-tickets-22489577933
Thursday 31 March; South London Wicca Meetup Initiatory Training Group event. Venue: Private house in Tooting Bec, South London. Time: 7pm. You must be a member of the meetup group to reserve a place on this event: http://www.meetup.com/South-London-Wicca-Meetup/
Thursday 31 March; Personal Pagan Mentorship- Explore the witch in you... with Ashley Summers. Venue: 61 Beechwood Avenue. Hayes, UB3 1JW. Time: 7pm to 8.30pm. Cost £6. Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/personal-pagan-mentorship-explore-the-witch-in-you-tickets-21133828851
Thursday 31 March; Cthulhu and Contemporary Occultures. Talk organised by the London Fortean Society. Venue: The Bell, 50 Middlesex Street, London E1 7EX.. Tickets: £4/2. Time: 7.45pm. Details: http://forteanlondon.blogspot.co.uk/ Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/346901
Friday 1 April; Mandrake’s Saturn Return – Party. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7pm to 10pm. Price: Free but RSVP to get put on the guest list. Tel: 020 7240 8906 or email: email@example.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/
Friday 1 April; Pagan Piss-Up. Pub crawl with Hertford Pagan Moot. Starting at the White Horse pub, Hertford, at 8pm. (Note: Hertford Pagan Moot normally meets on the last Wednesday of every month in the upstairs room of the White Horse Pub, 33 Castle Street, Hertford, at 8pm).
Saturday 2 April; Launch event for Folklore, Magic and Mysteries: Modern Witchcraft and Folk Culture in Britain exhibition. Venue: Preston Manor, Preston Drove, Brighton BN1 6SD. A day of talks and film screenings about Doreen Valiente. Time: 10am-5pm; Sunday 2-5pm. Price: £6.60. Details: http://www.wherewitchcraftlives.org/doreen_valiente-exhibition-launch-14.php
Saturday 2 April; Making Silver Amulets workshop. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 11am to 5.30pm. Price: £40. Tel: 020 7240 8906 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.treadwells-london.com/
Saturday 2 April; Leaping Hare convention 2016. Talks include: Derek Starkswood: Paganism in the Old Testament, Robin Herne: Celtic Poetry and Magic, Nick Ford's talk: On the Death of Gods, Oscar Kolkowski: The Kalevala. There will also be workshops, performances and ritual. Venue: Highwoods Community Centre, Colchester, Essex. Advance tickets £6.50, More details: http://www.leapinghare.webs.com/
Saturday 2 April; Eerie stories on the roof - storytelling and music with London Dreamtime and at a secret rooftop location near Bond Street Tube Station, Central London. Time 6pm. Cost £3, booking is essential, email email@example.com. For more details, visit http://londondreamtime.com/calendar/
Saturday 2 April; 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 April; Meditation at Russell Brands Trew Era Cafe, 30 Whitmore Road, London N1 5QA. Starts 10.15am. Free event. Details: http://www.meetup.com/londonspiritualcommunity
Sunday 3 April; Author Philip Heselton will be signing copies of his latest book Doreen Valiente Witchat Waterstones, 71-74 North Street, Brighton, BN1 1ZA. Time: 11.30am. Details: https://www.waterstones.com/events/doreen-valiente/brighton
Sunday 3 April; Healing Portraits - Heal with Art with the Sensing Energy and Intuition Development Meet-up Group. Venue: Latvian House, 72 Queensborough Terrace, London, W2 3SH, Time: Noon. Cost: £15. http://www.meetup.com/Sensing-Energy-and-Intuition-Development/
Monday 4 April; The Desire Code. Talk and book signing by Pierre Franckh 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/
Monday 4 April; Alchemy’s Splendor Solis. Lecture by Paul Cowlan. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7.15pm - 9pm. Price: £8. Tel: 020 7240 8906 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.treadwells-london.com/
Tuesday 5 April; Judy Hall's Card Reading Workshop with the Crystal Wisdom Healing Oracle.Venue: Watkins Books, 19-21 Cecil Court, London WC2N 4EZ. Time: 6pm-9pm. Tickets £35/£50. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/judy-halls-card-reading-workshop-with-the-crystal-healing-wisdom-oracle-tickets-22420042952
Tuesday 5 April; London Magicians Moot - Talk on the Forbidden Grimoire of Harut and Marut. Venue: Souk Media, 1a Short's Gardens, London, WC2H 9AT. Time: 6.30pm for 7pm start. For more details and to reserve a place visit: http://www.meetup.com/LondonMagicians/
Tuesday 5 April; Cobwebs and Cauldrons Moot. Venue: Romford White Horse Pub, 118 High Road, RM6 6NU. Moot takes place on the first Tuesday of every month. 7.30pm start.
Tuesday 5 April; Wand workshop at the Witches' Inn Gathering. Venue: The Feathers Hotel in Merstham, Surrey RH1 3EA. Starts at 8pm. Moots are the first Tuesday of each month. For more details and to reserve a place visit: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Witches-Inn/1568424150049437
Thursday 7 April; Psychometry Workshop - Psychic and Spiritual Circle. Venue: Fairkytes Art Centre, 51 Billet Lane, Hornchurch RM11 1AX. Time: 7pm. £8. https://www.facebook.com/events/1046637655392775/
Friday 8 April; Leasungspell: an Anglo-Saxon fool's tale. Venue: Room 41, British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. Time: 6.30pm. Free event. For more details visit: https://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/events_calendar.aspx
Friday 8 April; London College of Spirituality social and pub moot. Venue: New Moon Pub (Downstairs), 88 Gracechurch Street, Bank, London, EC3V 0DN. Time: 7pm. Entry: Only those who have booked. Details and booking: http://www.meetup.com/londonspirituality
Saturday 9 April; Practical Candle Magic. Afternoon workshop with myself, Lucya Starza, author of Pagan Portals - Candle Magic. (Note: This workshop has now sold out but I am running it again on June 12) Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 1pm to 3.15pm. Ticket price £20 in advance, all materials supplied. Tel: 020 7240 8906 or email: email@example.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/
Saturday 9 April: Sacred Oils workshop with Felicity Warner. Venue: The Study Society, Colet House, 151 Talgarth Road, London W14 9DA. Time 1pm start. Tickets £50/£60 online. For more details and to book tickets: http://www.alternatives.org.uk/
Saturday 9 April; Subterranea: Myths, Mysteries and Magic of the Underground World hosted by London Fortean Society. Venue: Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL. Time: 2.30pm-5.30pm. Tickets: £8+booking fee. Details and booking: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lfs-subterranean-saturday-tickets-21428647662
Sunday 10 April; First part of four one-day workshops on the Path of Earth run by Shamanic Spirit at a venue in Croydon, South London. Starts 10am. For more details and to book places call 07952 041477. For more information, visit http://shamanicspirit.co.uk
Note: The only one of these events I am personally involved with is my candle magic workshop. I am not responsible for any of the other events listed here. Do check with the organisers about tickets and timings before turning up to any event. I try to keep my listings accurate, but do not always know of late changes, cancellations or ticket availability.