Here are events in London and a few in other parts of the UK over 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 - 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. http://www.thelasttuesdaysociety.org/
Now to 27 November; 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. Openign times: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday 2-5pm until 30 September, then at weekends and some Fridays in October and November. 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 8 September; Meetup with Cal Cooper to talk about Conversations with Ghosts 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.meetup.com/WatkinsBooks/
Thursday 8 September; 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/
Thursday 8 September; A Night for Oshun with Ode Bitola. 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: email@example.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/
Thursday 8 September; A Demonstration of Angel Mediumship - Henry's Fundraiser - with Edwin Courtenay. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London, SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm-8.30pm. Cost: £14/£18. Advance booking advised. For details call: 020 7589 3292 or visit https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/
Friday 9 September; Lecture: Osiris - Myth, Ritual, Legend. Venue: BP Lecture Theatre, British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. Time: 6.30pm. Tickets: £5, advance booking recommended. For more details visit: https://www.britishmuseum.org/
Friday 9 September; Sound Bath and Mantra with Anne Malone and the Oasis of Sound Meetup Group. (Every 2nd Friday of the month.) Venue: The Life Centre, 15 Edge Street, Notting Hill, London W8 7PN. Time: 7.30pm. Cost £15 advance book recommended. Details: http://www.meetup.com/Oasis-of-Sound-Sound-Bath-n-Sound-Scape/
Friday 9 September; The Routes to Modern Wicca part 2. Guided talk on the history of witchcraft taking place at the British Museum with the London Wicca Meet-up Group. Meet at The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DG, London. Time: 7pm. You must reserve a place in advance. For details and to book a place visit: http://www.meetup.com/The-London-Wicca-Meetup-Group/
Saturday 10 September; Athame Workshop with Jason Mankey, author of The Witch's Athame. Venue: The Atlantis Bookshop, 49a Museum Street, London, WC1A 1LY. Time: 2pm-5pm. Tickets: £15 per person. Advance booking essential. Tel: 020 7405 2120 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday 10 September; Between the Worlds - Introduction to Shamanism and Shamanic Journey. Organised through Behind The Veil - Shamanism. Private venue in London, address on booking. Time: 10.30am. Tickets £20. Details: http://www.meetup.com/Behind-The-Veil-Shamanism/
Saturday 10 September; Healing Energy Walk and Practice in Battersea Park with the Sensing Energy and Intuition Development Meetup Group. Meet at Gloucester Road Tube Station, London, at noon. Price: £10. Details and booking: http://www.meetup.com/Sensing-Energy-and-Intuition-Development/
Saturday 10 September; Nature is Perfect—Philosophy in Action. Talk by Andrew Tailor, organised through the London Woodland Wiccans Ritual Magicians and Pagans Meetup Group. Venue: Tree House Yoga Studio, London SW18 5BH. Time: 2pm. Tickets £15. Details: http://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Outdoor-Pagans/
Saturday 10- Sunday 11 September. Seriously Strange ASSAP Conference in Reading, just 24 minutes from London Paddington Station. Talks, workshops, experiments and a gala dinner. Venue: Quality Hotel, Reading. Early bird tickets £19.99. Details and booking: http://www.assap.ac.uk/seriouslystrange2016/
Sunday 11 September; The Enchanted Garden - magical workshop making a fairy garden. Venue: The Equilibrium Centre, Leafield Way, Corsham, SN13 9RS. Time: 10am-4pm. Bring your own lunch. Tickets £55 after this date, £20 deposit secures place. Contact TwinkleRose via www.twinklerose.co.uk, text 07866631835, e-mail email@example.com https://www.facebook.com/events/1091008300961363/
Sunday 11 September; Wiccan Apprentice Course- part 2/3 - Horned God and Moon Goddess (outdoor course) with London Woodland Witches Wiccans Ritual Magicians and Pagans. 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 11 September; Performance: Crick Crack Club presents Gilgamesh. Venue: BP Lecture Theatre, British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. Time: 3pm. Tickets: £8, advance booking recommended. For more details visit: https://www.britishmuseum.org/
Monday 12 September; Short Talks, Big Message. Talks by Nick Yarris, Miguel Dean, Sarah Parry and Laurence Shorter organised by Alternatives. Venue: St James's Church, 197 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LL, Doors open 6.30pm. Talk starts: 7pm. Book signings at the end. Tickets £10/£15 online. For more details and to book tickets: http://www.alternatives.org.uk/
Atlantis Bookshop 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. http://www.meetup.com/South-London-Wicca-Meetup/
Tuesday 13 September; The Original Bornless Ritual. Lecture by Matthew Levi Stevens. 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/
Tuesday 13 September; Set Yourself Free: Dismantling the Matrix of Control. Lecture by David Manning. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London, SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm-8.30pm. Cost: £14/£18. Advance booking advised. For details call: 020 7589 3292 or visit https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/
Wednesday 14 September; From the Shadows: The Architecture and Afterlife of Nicholas Hawksmoor. Lecture evening hosted by London Fortean Society. Venue: Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets £6.08. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lfs-from-the-shadows-the-architecture-and-afterlife-of-nicholas-hawksmoor-tickets-26226724840?
Thursday 15 September - 20 November; The Asahi Shimbun Displays: Rock art power and symbolism in southern Africa. Exhibition in Room 3, British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. Free, just drop in. For more details visit: https://www.britishmuseum.org/
Thursday 15 September; Meetup with Githa Ben-David and talk about The Note From Heaven 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.meetup.com/WatkinsBooks/
Thursday 15 September; Ganesh in the Water Ceremony (Ganesh Chathurthi) with London Woodland Witches Druids Shamans and Outdoor Pagans. Venue: Terrace Gardens, Richmond, London TW10 6RJ. Time: 7pm. Details: http://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Outdoor-Pagans/
Thursday 15 September; Soul Light Transmission and Activation (Full Moon): Access Your Full Power with Lidija and the London College of Spirituality. Venue: Columbia Hotel (Regency Suite), 95 - 99 Lancaster Gate, London W2 3NS. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £33. Details and reservations: http://www.meetup.com/londonspirituality/
Thursday 15 September; 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.) http://www.selfs.org.uk/ To guarantee a seat, email email@example.com
Thursday 15 September; 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.
Friday 16 September; Meetup with Deanna Minich and talk about Whole Detox at Watkins Books, 19-21 Cecil Court, London WC2N 4EZ. Time: 6pm. Free event. For more details Tel 020 7836 2182 or visit http://www.meetup.com/WatkinsBooks/
Friday 16 September; Woodland Wicca Full Moon Ritual and Lunar Eclipse Magic with London Woodland Witches Wiccans Ritual Magicians and Pagans. Outdoor venue in Wimbledon, London. Full details given only to those attending the event. Time: 7pm. Cost: £3. Details: http://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Outdoor-Pagans/
Friday 16 September; Psychedelic Supper: Plant Spirits and DMT Entities hosted by The Psychedelic Society of London, including a talk by Dr David Luke. Venue: New Unity, 277A Upper St, London N1 2TZ. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £8 - bring vegetarian food to share. Booking: https://billetto.co.uk/en/events/psychedelic-supper-plant-spirits-and-dmt-entities
Friday 16 September; To Heal the Space Between Us - An Evening of Song with Githa Ben-David and Lars Muhl. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London, SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm-8.30pm. Cost: £15/£20. Advance booking advised. For details call: 020 7589 3292 or visit https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/
Friday 16 September; Beyond the Robot – Launch with Author Talk. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7pm. Price: £17.99 (includes a copy of the book, a talk and a free glass of wine). Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.treadwells-london.com/
Friday 16 September; Into the Greenwood - storytelling with Vanessa Woolf of London Dreamtime . Venue: A secret location near Honour Oak. Starts 8pm. Tickets: £3. Booking essential. For details email email@example.com or visit http://londondreamtime.com/calendar/
Saturday 17 September; “Remembering Doreen” at Preston Manor in Brighton. A day of remembering Doreen Valiente's passing in September 1999 with recitals and discussions of her poetry. The day starts at 10.30am with a trip to Doreen Valiente's former home in Tyson Place, Brighton. Readings and talks will take place from 11.15am-4pm. For full details, visit http://wherewitchcraftlives.org/
Saturday 17 September; Old School Hoodoo Workings - Practical Afternoon Workshop with Lisa Mead (Dr Beetle). Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 1pm to 5.30pm. Ticket price £40. Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.treadwells-london.com/
Saturday 17 September; Harvest Festival at Glengall Wharf with Capital Growth. Family foraging walk, herbal remedies for the family, make your own cob oven pizza, pottery crafting, raffle, treasure hunt and wild food storytelling by London Dreamtime. Venue: Place: Wild Food Garden 64, Glengall Road, Peckham, London SE15 6NF. Time: events all afternoon. Price: Free.
Sunday 18 September; Wiccan Apprentice Course- part 3/3 - Ritual Magic, Covens and Initiation. Outdoor course with London Woodland Witches Wiccans Ritual Magicians and Pagans. 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 18 September; Equinox Ceremony with the South London Wicca Meetup Group. Venue: A Private House near Tooting Bec, London. Time: 2pm. You must be a member of the group to sign up to this event: http://www.meetup.com/South-London-Wicca-Meetup/
Sunday 18 September; 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 and cannot comment on their quality or content. I try to keep my listings accurate, but do not always know of late changes, cancellations or ticket availability. Check with the organisers for any further details about the events, including tickets and timings, before turning up.