Wednesday 10 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 - 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 - 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 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:

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:

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; Hindu magic - Luxmi pooja in Beddington Park for Wealth, Prosperity and  Love. Venue: Beddington Park, London Road, Wallington SM6 7BT. Time: 7pm. You must reserve a place in advance. Full details:

Friday 12 August; The Healing Power of Symbols and Sacred Geometry - workshop with Alexandra Wenman and the London College of Spirituality. Venue: Columbia Hotel (Regency Suite), 95 - 99 Lancaster Gate, London W2 3NS. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £10. Details and reservations:

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:

Friday 12 August; Sound Bath and Mantra with Anne Malone and the Oasis of Sound Meetup Group. Venue: The Life Centre, 15 Edge Street, Notting Hill,  London W8 7PN. Time: 7.30pm. Cost £15 advance book recommended. Details:

Sunday 14 August, Meditation at Russell Brands Trew Era Cafe, 30 Whitmore Road, London N1 5QA. Starts 10.15am. Free event. Details:

14-20 August; Encounters with the Spirit World. Free exhibition at The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2EB. Time: noon-5pm. Cost: Free. For details call: 020 7589 3292 or visit

Wednesday 17 August; Woodland Wicca Full Moon Ritual with London Woodland Witches Wiccans Ritual Magicians and Pagans. Outdoor venue in London, details given only to those attending the event. Time: 7pm. Cost: £3. Details:

Wednesday 17 August; More Mead Moot promoted by Pagan FutureFests. Venue: Hope Pub, 48 West Street, Carhsalton SM5 2PR. Time: from 7.30pm. Meets on the third Wednesday of each month.

Thursday 18 August;  Divine I AM: Transmission and Activation  for the Full Moon with Vaz of the London College of Spirituality. Venue: Windsor Suite, Columbia Hotel, 95- 99 Lancaster Gate, London W2 3NS. Time: 7pm. Cost: £20. Details and booking:

Thursday 18 August; The Circle of Ankerwycke moot on the third Thursday in each month. Venue: Function room at the back of the Two Rivers Pub, 43 Church Street, Staines-upon-Thames, TW18 4EN. Time: 8pm.

Thursday 18 August; Drum Circle to Shamanic Journey. Venue: Caer Corhrain, 1 Southleas farm cottages, Lower Road, Minster, Sheppey ME12 3SW. Time: 8pm. This takes place on the third Thursday each month. For more information visit

Friday 19 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 20 August; Pagan Federation London Conference - Magic and Mind. Day full of talks, workshops, ritual and music as well as an esoteric market. I will be giving a talk about candle magic. Venue: Westside School, 8-30 Galena Road, Hammersmith, London, W6 0LT. The building has wheelchair access. Time: 10.30am to 6pm. Tickets are £12 for PF members and £18 for non-members. You can find out more information and book here:

Sunday 21 August; Pagan Pride South Free Summer Festival 2016. Free pagan festival in Palmerston Park, Southampton, starting at 11am with a parade, followed by music, a market and talks from Rachel Patterson,  Barbara Meiklejohn-Free, Flavia Kate Peters and Sorita D'Este. For more details, visit:

Sunday 21 August; Ecstatic Dance London: Dancing with Trees and Silent Disco free event. Meet between 2pm-2:20pm at Hampstead Heath Tube Station to walk to the site. You must reserve a place in advance:

Sunday 21 August; Dawn of the Oak. Pagan moot on the third Sunday of each month. Venue: Upstairs at The Castle, 34-35 Cowcross Road, Farringdon, London EC1M 6DB (near Farringdon tube). Time: 3pm-6pm.

Note: I am not responsible for any of the events listed here except my candle magic workshop at Treadwells and my talk at the PF London conference. 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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