Thursday 18 August 2016

This Week's Pagan Events In and Near London

Here are events in London and other parts of the UK that could be of interest to pagans up to the August bank holiday. 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-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

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:

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:

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. Other speakers include Philip Shallcrass, Cat Treadwell, Lyn Baylis, Rebecca Beattie, Gemma Stacey, Amelie Summer, Phoenix Robins, Jonathan Woodley, Sascha Cooper and Caroline Wise. 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:

Saturday 20 August; Urban Shamanism: A London Poetopographical Anthology launch with Aidan Andrew Dun (North London), David Amery (East London), John Constable (South London) and Niall McDevitt (West London). Venue: Poetry Cafe, 22 Betterton Street, London WC2H 9BX. Time: 3pm. Details:

Sunday 21 August, Meditation at Russell Brands Trew Era Cafe, 30 Whitmore Road, London N1 5QA. Starts 10.15am. Free event. Details:

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.

Monday 22 August; The True Nature of Self. Talk by Mukti organised by Alternatives. Venue: The Study Society, Colet House, 151 Talgarth Road, London W14 9DA. Doors open 6.30pm. Talk starts: 7pm. Tickets £20/£15 online. For more details and to book tickets:

Tuesday 23 August; Mapping London - launch event for Curiocity by Henry Eliot and Matt Lloyd-Rose. Venue: Stanfords, 12-14 Long Acre, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9LP. Time: 6.30pm to 8pm. Tickets: £4. Details and booking:

Tuesday 23 August; Crossbones Vigil to honour The Goose and the outcast dead of Cross Bones Graveyard. Bring a flower, a ribbon, a totem or memento to tie to the shrine. Gather from 6.45pm for a 7pm start in Redcross Way outside the Memorial Gates, London SE1 1TA. For more details, visit

Tuesday 23 August; Healing Energy Workshop: Manifesting Your Dreams 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:

Tuesday 23 August; Explore Liberation / Non-Duality with Roger Linden and the Light in London Meetup Group. Tufnell Park, London. Free event. Time: 7.30pm. Details and signup:

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-9pm. Tickets £10. Details and reservations:
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:

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:

Saturday 27 August; Lecture: Greek Myths in the Enlightenment Gallery, British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. Time: 1.15pm-2pm. Free, just drop in. For more details visit:

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:

Saturday 27 August; 3TEETH music performance. Venue: Electrowerkz, 7 Torrens Street, Islington, EC1V 1NQ. Time: 7pm start. Tickets: £15.75. Details and booking:

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:

Sunday 28 August, Meditation at Russell Brands Trew Era Cafe, 30 Whitmore Road, London N1 5QA. Starts 10.15am. Free event. Details:

Sunday 28 August; Sunday Talk – Georgiana Houghton: Spirit Drawings, Venue: Room 15, The Courtauld Gallery, Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 0RN. Time: 3pm - 3.45pm. Entry is free with gallery admission, which is £9. Details:

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:

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 to book a place. Details:

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:

Monday 29 August; Witches Gathering (was Croydon Children of Artemis Gathering). It meets on the last Monday of each month. Venue: downstairs in the cellar of the Cittie of Yorke, 22 High Holborn, London WC1V 6BS. Starting for 7.30pm. onwards. For any questions email or visit

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