Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Pagan Events over Yule, New Year and 12th Night

Here are events that could interest Pagans over Yule, New Year and Twelfth Night. Most of the ones I list are in London, but some are in other parts of England, including details of Winter Solstice at Stonehenge.

Now - 30 December; Exhibition - The Art of Concentration, by Flora Duley: An exhibition inspired by thoughts and practice of exercises found in 'Knowledge of the Higher Worlds' by Rudolf Steiner and the 'New Yoga Will' by Heinz Grill. Venue: Rudolf Steiner House, 35, Park Road, London, NW1 6XT. Visit the website for opening times: http://www.rsh.anth.org.uk/pages/exhibit.php

Tuesday 20 December; Manifesting Your Dreams for 2017, with the Sensing Energy and Intuition Meetup Group. Venue: St Stephen's Church Hall, 48 Emperor's Gate, London SW7 4HJ. Time: 7pm. Tickets Price: £15. https://www.meetup.com/Sensing-Energy-and-Intuition-Development/

Tuesday 20 December; Starseeds - Transmission With Steve Nobel. Venue: The Colombia Hotel, 95-99 Lancaster Gate, London. Time: 7pm. £15 Contributions. Details: https://www.meetup.com/Starseeds-International/

Wednesday 21 December; Stonehenge Winter Solstice Managed Open Access with a celebration at sunrise at the stone circle. Entry is allowed from 7.45am. For full details: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/stonehenge/plan-your-visit/winter-solstice-2016/

Wednesday 21 December; Avebury Winter Solstice Energy Attunement Meditation facilitated by Sue Coulson and hosted by Cosmic Classroom and SpiriTour Experiences. Venue: Avebury Stone Circle, Wiltshire, SN8 1RF. Time: 10am - 11.15am. Entry £5. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1233323313394259/

Wednesday 21 December; Wheel of the Year Festival - Winter Solstice Meditation at Chalice Well World Peace Garden, in Glastonbury. Gather at the Well Head at noon for celebration and meditation until 12.30pm, followed by a chance to chat around the fire on the lower lawn. Free admission to the gardens from 10am to noon. For more details, visit the website http://www.chalicewell.org.uk/

Wednesday 21 December; Festival of Yule Winter/Solstice Organised by Mitcham Community Orchard and Gardens. Multi-faith ceremony plus bar, bonfire and bangers. Venue: Gate Lane, Mitcham CR4 3AL. Time: 5pm-8pm. https://www.facebook.com/mitchamcommunityorchard/

Wednesday 21 December; Winter Solstice Open Ceremony and Celebration hosted by Woman Witch and Goddess. Venue: Maurice Thornton, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27. Time: 7pm. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1789297577992287/

Wednesday 21 December; 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. https://www.facebook.com/Pagan-FutureFests-352385661439366/ http://www.meetup.com/Londonpagancommunity/

Thursday 22 December; Workshop: Shadows, Stories and Secrets. Discover the British Museum's hidden secrets with a family-friendly creative activities exploring light and dark. Venue: Great Court and galleries, British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. Time: 11am-4pm. Free, just turn up. For more details visit: https://www.britishmuseum.org/

Thursday 22 December; London Dreamtime: Haunted Hampstead: Christmassy walk in Hampstead with Vanessa Woolf of London Dreamtime. Venue: Meet in a secret location near St Johns Church, Hampstead. Price: £9. Time: 7pm Tickets: £6/8. Booking essential. For details email vanessa@londondreamtime.com or buy tickets online: http://londondreamtime.com/calendar/

Thursday 22 December; PF-London Winter Solstice Open Ritual run by Facilitated by Kith of the Well and the World Tree. 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 http://london.paganfed.org/

Friday 23 December; 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 http://www.crossbones.org.uk/ The new website is: http://crossbones.org.uk/

Friday 23 December; Om Healing for Body, mind and Soul with Light in London - Free spiritual events. Venue: The Dhyana Centre, 50 Gloucester Place, London W1U 8EA. Time: 8pm. Details: https://www.meetup.com/Light-in-London/

Wednesday 28 December; Hertford Yule Moot - wear festive apparel. 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. https://www.facebook.com/events/1732066757120915/

Friday 30 December; The Mad Monk's Masquerade - A Masked Ball organised by A Curious Invitation. Venue: The Coronet Theatre, London SE1. Time: 9pm to 3am. Early bird tickets £15 each or group of five for £60 (until 19 December). http://www.acuriousinvitation.com/nyee2016.html

Sunday 1 January, 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/

Tuesday 2 January; Moonlight Goddess Gathering - monthly event organised by Anoushka through Funzing. Venue: Clifton Gardens, London, W9 1DT. Time: 7.15pm. Tickets: £20. Details and bookings: http://uk.funzing.com/funz/2940?

Tuesday 3 January; Witches' Inn Gathering. Venue: The Feathers Hotel in Merstham, Surrey RH1 3EA. Starts at 8pm. Moots are the first Tuesday of each month. For more details visit: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Witches-Inn/1568424150049437

Friday 6 January; Gongs by Candlelight with Olaf Nixon.Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm-8.30pm. Cost: £20/£22. Advance booking recommended. For details call: 020 7589 3292 or visit https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

Saturday 7 January; The Transformational Truth of Tarot. Workshop with Tiffany Crosara of the London College of Spirituality. Venue: Islington Ecology Centre, 191 Drayton Park, London, N5 1PH. Time: 10am-6pm. £111. Details and reservations: http://www.londoncollegeofspirituality.co.uk/events

Sunday 8 January; Twelfth Night - a Christmas celebration held annually in Southwark, starting at 1.45pm on Bankside, by Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. It is put on by The Lion's Part and includes a mummer's play, dancing and storytelling. Free event. For more details, visit http://www.thelionspart.co.uk/twelfthnight/index.html

I try to keep my events listing accurate, but I am not responsible for any of these events. To check any details and to find out about changes, ticket availability or cancellations, please contact the organisers directly. If you know of any changes to events or are running an event that you want listed, please email the details to me at badwitch1234@gmail.com.

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