Wednesday, 4 May 2016
This Week's Pagan Events In and Near London
Here are events in London and a few in other parts of the UK over the next week or so that could be of interest to pagans. If you know of an event that you want listed, please email the details to me at email@example.com.
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.
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 E8 4RP. http://www.thelasttuesdaysociety.org/
Now to 30 September; Folklore, Magic and Mysteries: Modern Witchcraft and Folk Culture in Britain - exhibition of artefacts, manuscripts and documents from the Doreen Valiente Foundation. Venue: Preston Manor, Preston Drove, Brighton BN1 6SD. Time: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday 2-5pm. Free entry to exhibition with Preston Manor admission (adult £5.85, child (5-15) £3.15). Details: http://brightonmuseums.org.uk/prestonmanor/
Wednesday 4 May; London Aleister Crowley Appreciation Society meeting. 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/
Wednesday 4 May; First of three evenings with Kurikindi, Amazonian Shaman from Ecuador: The Rainforest and Shamanism. Venue: The Atlantis Bookshop, 49a Museum Street, London, WC1A 1LY. Starts: 7pm. Tickets: £25 per person. Advannce booking essential. Tel: 020 7405 2120 or email email@example.com.
Thursday 5 May; Art Exhibition: Psychoanalysis, Art and The Occult (Note, this is the night before a 3-day conference). Venue: 3 Torrens Street, London, EC1V 1NQ. Time: 7-9pm. Art exhibition is free and open to the public. Details: http://dasunbehagen.org/event/symposium-psychoanalysis-art-and-the-occult/
Thursday 5 May; Meetup with Amoda Maa and learn about Radical AwakeningTalk and book signing at Watkins Books, 19-21 Cecil Court, London WC2N 4EZ. Time: 6.30pm. Free event. For more details Tel 020 7836 2182 or visit http://www.watkinsbooks.com/ or http://www.meetup.com/WatkinsBooks/
Thursday 5 May; Group Healing Night Intensive with the London College of Spirituality. Venue: Columbia Hotel (Viceroy Suite), 95 - 99 Lancaster Gate, London W2 3NS. Time:7pm. Tickets: £15. Details and booking: http://www.meetup.com/londonspirituality
Friday 6 May; Beyond Suffering - Unconditional Self-Love Mastery. Lecture by Blake Bauer. 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 6 May - 8 May; Three-Day Symposium: Psychoanalysis, Art and The Occult. Venue: 3 Torrens Street, London, EC1V 1NQ. Tickets £30 per day, £75 for the weekend. Details: http://dasunbehagen.org/event/symposium-psychoanalysis-art-and-the-occult/
Saturday 7 May; Living from the Heart - What does this mean? And how do we do this? Venue: Royal Festival Hall, Southbank, London. Time: 10am-noon. Tickets £3. Reservation and details: http://www.meetup.com/londonspiritualcommunity
Saturday 7 May; Mythic London Conference. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 10.30am to 5.30pm. Ticket price £40 in advance. Tel: 020 7240 8906 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.treadwells-london.com/
Saturday 7 May; Robert Kingham of Minimum Labyrinth will be leading a walk through the 'Grey Soul' of Arthur Machen's London from 2pm - 7pm. Tickets: £12 (£8 concessions). Details and booking: http://www.minimumlabyrinth.org/the-grey-soul-of-london.html
Saturday 7 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.
Saturday 7 May; Morrigans Path ~ Chapel Gig to raise funds for the roof of a Saxon/Celtic chapel. Venue: The Chapel of St Peter on the Wall, Bradwell on Sea, Essex. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £7 from Bradwell village shop, Sheena (07906 269359) or Paypal: email@example.com
Sunday 8 May; 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 8 May; Workshop 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
Sunday 8 May; Public Beltane May Queen Ritual with the London Wicca Meet-up Group. Time: 3pm-6.30pm. Meet at the Woodman pub, 414 Archway Road, Highgate, London at 3pm to walk to the ritual site. For details and to book a place visit: http://www.meetup.com/The-London-Wicca-Meetup-Group/
Monday 9 May; Treadwell's Open Circle. Wiccan-style ceremony for those with some experience led by Lisa Grace and Ellie Hughes. Venue: Treadwell's, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7.15pm for 7.30pm start. Tickets £8, advance booking required. For further details: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.treadwells-london.com/
Monday 9 May; People, Profit, Planet. Talk by Lorna Davis. Venue: St James's Church, 197 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LL. Doors open 6.30pm. Talk: 7pm - 9pm. Tickets £12/£8 online. For more details and to book tickets: http://www.alternatives.org.uk/
Tuesday 10 May; Love Magic in Hoodoo. Lecture by Khi Armand. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7.15pm to 9pm. Ticket price £8. Tel: 020 7240 8906 or email: email@example.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/
Tuesday 10 May; Mindfulness of Soul and Spirit - Mindfulness and Anthroposophical Meditation. Class with John Bewick. Venue: Rudolf Steiner House, 35, Park Road, London, NW1 6XT. Time: 7.30pm – 9pm. Entry £3.50 (£1 concessions, students and under 25s). No bookings required - just turn up. http://www.rsh.anth.org.uk/
Tuesday 10 May; Talk by Professor Michael York at Nova Stellar Wicca Meet-Up Group for genuine seekers to the Craft. Venue is a pub in central London - details given to members of the Meet-Up group. Door open 7pm, talk starts 8.30pm. Tickets £3. You must reserve a place in advance. The group normally meets on the second Tuesday of each month. http://www.meetup.com/South-London-Wicca-Meetup/
Wednesday 11 May; Second of three evenings with Kurikindi, Amazonian Shaman from Ecuador: The Path of a Shaman. Venue: The Atlantis Bookshop, 49a Museum Street, London, WC1A 1LY. Starts: 7pm. Tickets: £25 per person. Advannce booking essential. Tel: 020 7405 2120 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday 11 May; Building Self Esteem: Solar Plexus Chakra Meditation with Sound Journey, run by Himesh of the London College of Spirituality. Venue: Columbia Hotel (Viceroy Suite), 95 - 99 Lancaster Gate, London W2 3NS. Time:7pm. Tickets: £15. Details and booking: http://www.meetup.com/londonspirituality
Wednesday 11 May; Start of 8-week Tarot Foundation Course run by Suzanne Corbie. Venue: Treadwell's, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7pm start. Tickets £100 for the course. For further details: email@example.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/
Thursday 12 May; Opening Pandora's Box-Psychedelic Light Machine and Gong Experience, run by Todd Acamesis with the London College of Spirituality. Venue: Columbia Hotel (Windsor Suite), 95 - 99 Lancaster Gate, London W2 3NS. Time:7pm. Tickets: £15. Details and booking: http://www.meetup.com/londonspirituality
Thursday 12 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: £5 on the door. For more details, visit http://thedruidorder.org/druidorder/Meetings.html
Thursday 12 May; The Ridgeway - Long Distance Trail Hike and Wild Camp Adventure. Talk by Andrew Tailor with Earthstars Sacred Space. Venue: Rudolf Steiner House, 35, Park Road, London, NW1 6XT. Time: 7.30pm. Entrance is £12, pay at the door https://www.facebook.com/Earthstars-Sacred-Space-104790729559515/
Thursday 12 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/
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Friday 13 May; Mary Magdalene - The Woman of Mystery. 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 13 May; Unlucky Again... Join Vanessa Woolf and George Hoyle of London Dreamtime for a lanternlit night of horrific urban legends and site specific ghost stories in a scary secret location in Peckham, London. Venue: Cost £5 - advance booking essential, For more detials email email@example.com or visit http://londondreamtime.com/calendar/
Sunday 15 May; Magical use of Herbs in Folklore and Practice. Venue: The Yoga Shed, 62b College Rd, Bromley, BR1 3PE. Cost £25. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1581981968782367/
Sunday 15 May; London Pagan Pride. Celebrate being pagan with a celebration and walk, starting and ending in Russell Square Park, London. Time: noon-5pm. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/648278525312803/ The London Woodland Witches EcoMagicians and Outdoor Pagans meetup group will be attending this event. Details: http://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Outdoor-Pagans/ Dawn of the Oak moot, which normally meets on the third Sunday of each month at the Castle in Farringdon will instead be joining the parade and will picnic in the park.
Note: I am not responsible for any of the 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.