Wednesday 3 August 2016

This Week's Pagan Events in and Near London

Here are pagan-friendly events in London and a few in other parts of the UK over the next week or so. If you know of an event that you want listed, please email the details to me at

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:

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 or phone 020 7679 4138.

Now - 11 September; Georgiana Houghton: Spirit Drawings Summer Showcase. Exhibition at The Courtauld Gallery, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN. Tickets £9, free for members. Details:

Now - 12 September; Austin Osman Spare - A Retrospective. Venue: The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art and Natural History, 11 Mare Street, London E8 4RP.

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:

Wednesday 3 August; The Sacred Landscape of Avebury Day Trip including a talk by Francine Blake on crop circles. Organised by Alternatives. Meet at St James's Square, London, at 8.45am for the coach. Tickets £85/£65 online. For more details and to book tickets:

Wednesday 3 August; From Garden to Garret: The Apothecary Tour. Venue: The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret - 9a Saint Thomas Street, London, SE1 9RY. Time: 2pm-3.30pm. Tickets £6.50 adults/£5 concessions. Includes admission to the museum. Details and booking:

Wednesday 3 August; Hertford Moot on Tour! Moot at a haunted pub. Venue: The Kings Arms, Berkhamsted, 147 High Street, HP4 3HL Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire. Time: 7.30pm. Details:

Thursday 4 August; Lecture: Greek Kings and Egyptian Gods. Venue: BP Lecture Theatre , British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. Time: 1.30pm-2.30pm. Free, but advance booking essential. For more details visit:

Thursday 4 August; Meetup with Helyn Connerr and learn about The Mercury Model at Watkins Books, 19-21 Cecil Court, London WC2N 4EZ. Time: 6.30pm. Free event. For more details Tel 020 7836 2182 or visit

Thursday 4 August; PF-London Lammas Open Ritual run by Facilitated by Goddess Enchantment. Venue: Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, Holborn London. Time: 7.30pm for 8pm start. Ritual ends around 9pm followed by feasting until 10pm. Entrance: £6/£5 PF members. Please bring seasonal food and drinks to share at feast after ritual. For more details, visit

Friday 5 August; Magickal Circle at the Covenant of Hekate sanctuary in Clapham, London. This is an ongoing circle for people who have an already established connection with Hekate and who would like to develop their psychic and magickal skills and to share with others their present knowledge. It happens every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month, until September. Time: 7pm to 10pm. No admission fee. Bring an offering for the sanctuary - which can be wild flowers, herbs, incense or candles, plus a food contribution for sharing. For the address please write to the sanctuary Torch Bearer, Andrea Meryem Angelos:

Saturday 6 August; Digital Workshop: Code the Collection: Lucky Charms. Samsung Centre, British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. Time: 11am-4pm. Free, just drop in. Suitable for ages 11+ (must be accompanied by an adult). For more details visit:

Saturday 6 August; 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 6 August; Mud and Magic with Vanessa Woolf of London Dreamtime. Mudlarking and storytelling in a secret woodland location by the Thames, near Bermondsey Tube. Tickets £3. Starts 7pm. Booking essential email or visit

Sunday 7 August, Visit the Hindu Chariot Festival at Ganapathy Temple, Wimbledon, with London Woodland Witches Druids Shamans and Outdoor Pagans. Venue: Shree Ghanapathy Temple, 125 Effra Road, Wimbledon, London SW19 8PU. Time: 8.30am to 1pm. Details:

Sunday 7 August, Meditation at Russell Brands Trew Era Cafe, 30 Whitmore Road, London N1 5QA. Starts 10.15am. Free event. Details:

Sunday 7 August, Pagan Pride UK 2016 Festival in Nottingham. Venue: The Arboretum, Nottingham
NG1 4. Starts with a parade gathering at the Old Market Square at 10:30am, with the festival opening at noon. Free event with lots of talks, entertainment, ritual, food and drink.

Sunday 7 August; London College of Spirituality Summer Social and Picnic in Hyde Park. Time: Gather between 11:30am and noon at the Wellington Arch, Hyde Park. Details and reservations:

Sunday 7 August; 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:

Sunday 7 August, Lughnasaah- Druid Lammas Ritual on Primrose Hill with the Loose Association of Druids. Open ritual hosted by Jeremy Morgan, the Druid of Wormwood Scrubbs. Venue: The Hawthorne Grove, Primrose Hill, Regents Park, London NW1. Meet at 12.30pm for a 1pm start, ends at around 2.30pm. Nearest tube: Chalk Farm.

Sunday 7 August,  Lughnassad/Lammas Ceremony with the South London Wicca Meetup Group. Venue is a private house near Tooting Bec, London. Details given to those attending. Time: 2pm. You must join the group and reserve a place in advance:

Sunday 7 August, Mantra Magic: A Celebration of Mantra, Chants, Heart Songs and Sound Bath with Oasis of Sound Meetup Group. Venue: The Life Centre, 15 Edge Street, Notting Hill,  London W8 7PN. Time: 2pm. Cost £25. Details: or email or tel: 020 7221 4602 .

Monday 8 August; 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 £10, advance booking required. For further details:

Tuesday 9 August; An Evening with Freya Aswynnn, author of Northern Mysteries and Magick: Runes, Gods and Feminine Powers, at with 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 8pm. Tickets £3. You must reserve a place in advance. The group normally meets on the second Tuesday of each month.

Wednesday 10 August; Greenwich Skeptics in the Pub - The Psychology of Alien Abduction and Contact Claims. Talk by Chris French. Venue: The Star and Garter, 60 Old Woolwich Road, Greenwich, London SE10 9NY. Time: 7.30pm. Details:

Thursday 11 August; Meet up with David McCready to talk about the alien worlds at Watkins Books, 19-21 Cecil Court, London WC2N 4EZ. Time: 6.30pm. Free event. For more details Tel 020 7836 2182 or visit

Thursday 11 August; Practical Candle Magic. Evening workshop with myself, Lucya Starza, author of Pagan Portals - Candle Magic. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7pm to 9.15pm. Ticket price £20 in advance, all materials supplied. Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email:

Thursday 11 August; 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:

Thursday 11 August; Rosemary for Remembrance: A Shakespeare Herbal. Talk by medical historian Julie Wakefield 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: £3/£1.50 concessions. Time: 8pm. Meetings are normally the second Thursday of each month. To guarantee a seat, email

Friday 12 August; Sacred Cacao Ceremony and Sound Bath - Journey into your highest bliss III. Venue: Highbury Fields, London, N5 - Galactic Goddess Grange: Exact address will be sent after ticket purchase. Starts: 7.30pm. Tickets: £25 – £33. Details and tickets:

Note: I am not responsible for any of the events listed here except the candle magic workshop at Treadwells. 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.

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