Thursday, 26 January 2017

Imbolc Pagan Events in London and Elsewhere

Here are some of the events over Imbolc - the festival in celebration of the first signs of spring - that might interest pagans. Most of those I list are in London but some are in other parts of southern England. If you know of an event that you want listed, please email the details to me at

Thursday 26 January; Developing Extrasensory Abilities: The Energy of Books with the Meditation, Sensing Energy and Intuition Development Meetup Group. Venue: St Stephen's Church,
Gloucester Road, London SW7. Time: 6.30pm. Price: £12. Details and booking:

Thursday 26 January; Connect with Source: Crown Chakra Healing Journey with Sound with Himesh of the London College of Spirituality. Venue: Columbia Hotel, 95- 99 Lancaster Gate, London W2 3NS. Time: 7pm. £20/£25. Details and reservations:

Thursday 26 January; The Spirits of Crossbones Graveyard - talk at London Fortean Society. Oxford anthropologist Prof Sondra L Hausner looks at the historical practices of sex work. Venue: The Bell, 50 Middlesex Street, London, E1 7EX. Tickets £4/£2 plus online booking fee. Time: 7.45pm. Bookings: Details:

Thursday 26 January; The Art House and the Crick Crack Club Present Cinema of the Imagination! Rebranding Beelzebub. Venue:  ArtHouse Crouch End, 159A Tottenham Lane, N8 9BT. Time: 8.30pm. Audience: 14 (Or Thereabouts) + Tickets £8/10.

Thursday 26 January; Oscar Wilde's Supernatural Lecture - Nina Antonia. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7.15pm for 7.30pmstart. Ticket price £8. Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email:

Friday 27 January; Shamanistic Healing. Talk by Francesca  G. Rossetti. Venue: Rilko (Research Into Lost Knowledge). Public lecture. Venue: Rudolf Steiner House, 35, Park Road, London, NW1 6XT. Time: 6.45pm, lecture starts 7.15pm. Entrance: £8/£6.

Friday 27 January; Ancestral Healing. Lecture by Jez Hughes, author of The Heart of Life. Venue: College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm. Cost: £14/£18. Advance booking recommended. For details call: 020 7589 3292 or visit

Friday 27 January; Earthstars Group Meeting. Chris Street will speak about the Earthstars Healing Chant, where it comes from and how it fits with the geometry of the Earthstar. Venue:  Rudolf Steiner House, 35 Park Rd, London NW1 6XT. Time: doors open 7pm, talk at 7.30pm. Entry by donation. or

Friday 27 January; Free London College of Spirituality Family Community Gathering: Celebrating 10 years of the college. Venue: Saint Pauls Church, 5 Rossmore Rd, Marylebone, London NW1 6NJ. Time: 7pm. Free, but you must book a ticket in advance:

Saturday 28 January; Introduction to shamanism, shamanic journey and healing with Behind the Veil Shamanism. All welcome, Venue in Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, London. Time: 11am. Entry: £85. Details:

Saturday 28 January; Herbal Magic with Macbeth's Witches Afternoon Intensive with Trefor Wickens. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 1pm - 5.30pm. Ticket price £40. Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email:

Saturday 28 January; South London Red Tent Meetup - welcoming the new year. Make a vision board for the year ahead. Women-only event and you must be a member of the group to attend. Venue: The Horse and Groom, 60 Streatham High Road, South London. Time: 11am-1pm. Details and booking here:

Saturday 28 January; Religion, Myth and Superstition in London's History - guided tour at the Museum of London. Venue: Museum of London, 150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN. Time: 11am. Tickets: £12.50/£10. Booking and details:

Saturday 28 January; Imbolc Ceremony in Queens Wood, Highgate, with London Woodland Witches Magicians and Outdoor Pagans. Meet in the back garden of The Woodman's pub near Highgate tube, North London at 2pm to walk to the woods shortly after that, set up an altar and do ritual. Cost £3. You must reserve a place in advance. Wear outdoor clothes and bring food and drink to share. Details and bookings:

Saturday 28 January; Wassail in South London with Pagan Future Fests. Time: 2pm. Details: and

Saturday 28 January; Goddess of the sacred Flame Vesta/Hestia Workshop. Venue: Wicca Moon, 50 Well Hall Road, London SE9. Time: 11am-5pm. Tickets £39.99, includes a light lunch. contact or call Wicca Moon on 0208 8507803.

Sunday 29 January; Meditation at Russell Brands Trew Era Cafe, 30 Whitmore Road, London N1 5QA. Starts 10.15am. Free event. Details:

Sunday 29 January; London's Chinese New Year Festival to celebrate the start of the Year of the Rooster. The event starts at about 10am with a parade to Shaftesbury Avenue, followed by free performances in Trafalgar Square and activities in nearby Chinatown. Free, public event.

Sunday 29 January; Anderida Gorsedd Imbolc open ritual at the Long Man of Wilmington, Sussex. Meet near the car park between 1.30pm and 2pm for a walk up to the chalk hill figure at 2pm. Afterwards back to the Giants Rest pub in Wilmington for a social drink together.

Sunday 29 January; Ageless Wisdom for Everyone - talk about Theosophy. Venue: The Theosophical Society, 50 Gloucester Place London, W1U 8EA. Time: 2pm. Details:

Sunday 29 January; South London Wicca Meetup. Imbolc Celebration, Venue: Tooting Bec, London - a private house. Time: 3pm. You must be a member of the meetup group to reserve a place on this event:

Sunday 29 January; Consciousness Expanding Talks, Yoga, Meditation, Sound and more! Event with Steve Nobel. Venue: Brady Arts and Community Centre, 192-196 Hanbury St, London, E1 5HU. Time: noon-6pm. Tickets £12. Details:

Sunday 29 January; Kith of the Tree and Well Moot. Heathen moot with talk and blot. Venue: The Horseshoe Inn, 26 Melior Street, London SE1. Time: 2pm. Details:

Sunday 29 January; Imbolc/Candlemas Wheel of the Year ritual drawing from Celtic earth/pagan traditions at Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, 3 Pilgrim's Place, London NW3 1NG. Time: 7pm.

Monday 30 January; Hand Magic Class: Energy of the Sun with the Meditation, Sensing Energy and Intuition Development Meetup Group. Venue: St Stephen's Church, Gloucester Road, London SW7. Time: 6pm. Price: £10. Details and booking:

Monday 30 January; Creating a New Spiritual Initiative. Talk and book signing by Daniel Pinchbeck. Organised by Alternatives. Venue: St James's Church, 197 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LL, Doors open 6.30pm. Event starts: 7pm. Tickets £15/£10 online. For more details and to book tickets:

Monday 30 January; The Divine Feminine. Conference hosted by Gnosis London. Venue: Rudolf Steiner House, 35 Park Road, London NW1. Time: 7pm. Details:

Monday 30 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:

Monday 30 January; Soul Connections: Ancestral Healing Workshop with the Meditation, Sensing Energy and Intuition Development Meetup Group. Venue: St Stephen's Church Hall, 48 Emperor's Gate, London SW7 4HJ. Time: 7.15pm. Price: £15. Details and booking:

Monday 30 January; Witches Gathering (was Croydon Children of Artemis Gathering. Usually 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

Tuesday 31 January; Neuro-Magica: Weaving Apophenia, Aporia and Awen. Talk by David Luke, author of Breaking Convention: Essays on Psychedelic Consciousness, at the Ecology, Cosmos and Consciousness Salon. Venue: October Gallery 24 Old Gloucester Street, London WC1N 3AL. Entry £8 /£6 Concessions. Arrive 6pm for 6.30pm Start - drinks available. Tickets:

Tuesday 31 January 2017; Chertsey Moot. A social moot held on the last Tuesday of the month at the Golden Grove pub, Ruxbury Road, St Annes Hill, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 9EN. All welcome. From 8pm to 11pm. For more details, email:

Wednesday 1 February; Wheel of the Year Festival - First Stirrings 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

Wednesday 1 February Let's Meditate - group meditation. Venue: Buddha on a Bicycle, Covent Garden, London. Starts 6pm. Donations of £3 recommended. Details:

Wednesday 1 February; Greenwich Skeptics in the Pub - Chris French talking about Satanic Abuse Claims. Venue: The Star and Garter, 60 Old Woolwich Road, Greenwich, London SE10 9NY. Time: 7.30pm. Details:

Thursday 2 February; Every Breath You Take. Talk and book signing by Rose Elliot. Venue: Watkins Books, 19-21 Cecil Court, London WC2N 4EZ. Time: 6.30pm. Free event. For more details Tel 020 7836 2182 or visit the website

Thursday 2 February; Water, Altered States and Psi. Talk by Callum Cooper, author of Telephone Calls from the Dead. Venue: Society for Psychical Research, 1 Vernon Mews, London W14 0RL. Time: 7pm. Members free, nonmembers £5/£2.

Friday 3 February; A Demonstration of Spirit Portraits and Clairvoyance with Angela Watkins and June-Elleni Laine. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm-8.30pm. Cost: £14/£18. Advance booking recommended. For details call: 020 7589 3292 or visit

Friday 3 February; The Crick Crack Club presents Wild Ones - an evening about our wild side at the Wellcome Collection. Venue: Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Rd, Kings Cross, London NW1 2BE. Time: 7pm until late. Entry: Free, but some events must be booked in advance (booking opens 27th Jan). Info:

Friday 3 February; Psychedelic Magic Lecture - Julian Vayne. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7.15pm for 7.30pmstart. Ticket price £8. Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email:

Saturday, 4 February; AnderidaFest 2017. Venue: Southwick Community Centre, Southwick, West Sussex. Tickets £25/£20. Details and booking:

Saturday, 4 February; Day of talks about science, religion and spirituality, part of a year-long festival called Belief and Beyond Belief about what it means to be human. Venue: Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX. Saturday tickets £15 for the whole day of talks. More details and booking:

Saturday, 4 February; Magical Working with Baphomet. All-day Intensive Workshop with Julian Vayne, co-author of The Book of Baphomet. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 10.45am-5.30pm. Ticket price £70. Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email:

Saturday, 4 February; Imbolc - Celtic Spring Festival at  Butser Ancient Farm, Hampshire. Ticket: £12 including vegetarian meal. 1pm– 4pm. Call 023 9259 8838 or visit

Saturday, 4 February; Scrying by Candlelight - afternoon workshop on crystal ball reading, mirror and water divination run by myself, Lucya Starza. Venue: The Atlantis Bookshop, 49A Museum St, London WC1A 1LY. The shop is near the British Museum. The workshop runs from 2pm to 5pm, with a break for refreshments in the middle. The cost is £20 per person. All materials, as well as tea, coffee and biccies, are included. To book a place, email, phone 020 7405 2120 or pop in to the shop.

Saturday, 4 February; Gallery Talk - Greek Gods. Venue: Room 13, British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. Time: 1.15pm. Free, just turn up. For more details visit:

Saturday, 4 February; Sacred Cacao Ceremony and Journey to Meet your Spirit Animal. Venue: The Hive Dalston, 260-264 Kingsland Road, London E8 4DG. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £25, Details: 

Sunday 5 February; Imbolc 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. Starts at 1pm, ends at around 3pm. Nearest tube: Chalk Farm.

Thursday 9 February; PF-London Imbolc Open Ritual. 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

Note: I do not organise any of these events except my scrying by candlelight workshop. Although I try to make sure the details on my listing are accurate, I do not always know about late changes or ticket availability etc. Please contact the organiser before attending any event.

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