Thursday, 25 August 2016
London Pagan Events over the Bank Holiday Week
Here are events in London and a few in other parts of the UK over the Bank Holiday weekend and the week ahead that could be of interest to pagans. If you know of an event that you want listed, please email the details to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now - 1 September; The Ballad of British Folklore - Exhibition about the history of the Museum of British Folklore (MoBF). Venue: Christie’s South Kensington, 85 Old Brompton Road, London SW7 3LD. Open: Monday: 9am–7.30pm, Tuesday–Friday: 9am–5pm, Saturday–Sunday: 11am – 5pm. Details: http://www.christies.com/exhibitions/2016/the-ballad-of-british-folklore
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 email@example.com or phone 020 7679 4138.
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/
Now to 27 November, Sunken Cities - Egypt’s Lost Worlds. Major exhibition at the British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. Tickets £16.50. For more details visit: https://www.britishmuseum.org/
Thursday 25 August; Manifestation, Boosting Your Ability to Manifest - Talk with Himesh and the London College of Spirituality. Venue: Columbia Hotel (Regency Suite), 95 - 99 Lancaster Gate, London W2 3NS. Time: 7pm. Details and reservations: http://www.meetup.com/londonspirituality/
Thursday 25 August; TS Eliot, Magic and Mysticism. Lecture by Dr Allan Johnson. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7.15pm for 7.30pm start. Ticket price £8. Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.treadwells-london.com/
Friday 26 August - Sun 4 September Festival of the Dark Arts - Second Coming. Ten days of live art, performance, music, films and games celebrating and exploring the influence of cults and the occult. Venue: The Underdog Gallery, Arch 6 Crucifix Lane, London SE1 3JW. Time: 6.30pm. Details and tickets: http://www.guerrillazoo.com/second-coming.html
Saturday 27 August; Meet and greet with sonic magickians 3TEETH. Venue: Treadwell's, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 6pm-7pm start. Tickets free but advance booking required. For further details: email@example.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/
Saturday 27 August; 3TEETH music performance. Venue: Electrowerkz, 7 Torrens Street, Islington, EC1V 1NQ. Time: 7pm start. Tickets: £15.75. Details and booking: http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/WID2708
Saturday 27 - Monday 29 August; Hendon Heathens Summer Thyng 2016. Camping festival with ceremony, song and storytelling on Saturday then talks and workshops on Sunday. Venue: Moat Mount Outdoor Centre, London NW7. Tickets £5 per night, £10 for Sunday's events. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1156846921048192/
Sunday 28 August, Meditation at Russell Brands Trew Era Cafe, 30 Whitmore Road, London N1 5QA. Starts 10.15am. Free event. Details: http://www.meetup.com/meditation-trust-london/
Sunday 28 August; Cults and the Occult Pub Quiz. Venue: The Underdog Gallery, Arch 6 Crucifix Lane, London SE1 3JW. Time: 6pm. Tickets are £5 for solo players, £20 for teams of up to 6 players. Details and tickets: http://www.guerrillazoo.com/second-coming-tickets.html
Monday 29 August; A Tour of Southwark Cathedral Herb Garden with Julie Wakefield, a museum curator and medical historian specialising in historic herbalism and folk medicine. Organised by South East London Folklore Society. Venue: Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge, London SE1. Cost £1.50. Time: 11am. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/512152615660920/
Monday 29 August; British Witchcraft Documentaries of the 1970s at Festival of the Dark Arts. Note, the entire festival runs from Fri 26 August - Sun 4 September. Venue: The Underdog Gallery, Arch 6 Crucifix Lane, London SE1 3JW. Time: 6.30pm. Details and tickets: http://www.guerrillazoo.com/second-coming.html
http://www.witchfest.net/ (Photo by Ewan Munro from London, UK - Cittie of Yorke, Holborn)
Tuesday 30 August; Healing Energy Workshop: Opening the Flow of Abundance with the Sensing Energy and Intuition Development Meetup Group. Venue: St Stephen's Church Hall, 48 Emperor's Gate, London SW7 4HJ. Tickets: £15. Time: 7pm. Details and booking: http://www.meetup.com/Sensing-Energy-and-Intuition-Development/
Tuesday 30 August; Leave Something Witchy - dark arts life drawing class. The Underdog Gallery, Arch 6 Crucifix Lane, London SE1 3JW. Time: 7pm. Details and tickets: http://www.guerrillazoo.com/second-coming.html
Tuesday 30 August; Huichol Cosmology and the Renovation of the World. Venue: The Hive, 260-264 Kingsland Rd, London E8 4DG. Time: 7pm. Tickets £8. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1741931306080876/
Tuesday 30 August; 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: email@example.com
Wednesday 31 August; Let's Talk About Love! Talk by Scott Stabile organised by Alternatives. Venue: The Columbia Hotel, 95-99 Lancaster Gate, LondonW2 3NS. Talk starts: 7pm. Tickets £10/£15 online, advance booking essential. For more details and to book tickets: http://www.alternatives.org.uk/
Wednesday 31 August; Hertford Pagan Moot. Venue: White Horse Pub, 33 Castle Street, Hertford, Herts SG14 1HH (45 mins from central London). The pub does not have disabled access. This moot meets on the last Wednesday of each month at 8pm. contact via Facebook page Hertford Pagan Moot
Thursday 1 September; Surrealist Art and the Occult. Lecture by Professor ME Warlick. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7.15pm for 7.30pm start. Ticket price £8. Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.treadwells-london.com/
Saturday 3 September; The Edge of Consciousness Conference with Maggie La Tourelle, Dr Penny Sartori and Anthony Peake. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London, SW7 2EB. Time: 9.30am to 5pm. Cost: £75/£95. For details and bookings call 020 7589 3292 or visit https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/
Saturday 3 September; London Folk Festival. Venue: Cecil Sharp House, 2 Park Road, London NW1 7AY. Time: 11am-10.30pm. Tickets: £25. Details: http://www.cecilsharphouse.org/
Saturday 3 September; 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 4 September, Meditation at Russell Brands Trew Era Cafe, 30 Whitmore Road, London N1 5QA. Starts 10.15am. Free event. Details: http://www.meetup.com/meditation-trust-london/
Sunday 4 September; Wiccan Apprentice Course Part 1/3 - Sacred Space and Energy (outdoor course) with London Woodland Witches Wiccans Ritual Magicians and Pagans. Run by Mani Navasothy. Meet at Windmill Museum, Windmill Road, Wimbledon Common, London SW19 5NR before walking to the outdoor site. Time: 11.30am-5pm. Cost: £13. You must reserve a place in advance. Details: http://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Outdoor-Pagans/
Sunday 4 September; Tarot for Absolute Beginners. Workshop with Suzanne Corbie. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 11am to 5.30pm. Ticket price £70 (£40 deposit in advance). Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email: email@example.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/
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.