The Summer Solstice has passed, but Midsummer's Day is this weekend. Here are events in London plus a few in other parts of the UK over that time and 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 email@example.com.
Now to 30 September; Austin Osman Spare exhibition at the Last Tuesday Society. Venue: Viktor Wynd's Museum of Curiosities, 11 Mare Street, London E8 4RP. http://www.thelasttuesdaysociety.org/
Now to the end of 2017; Poppets, Pins and Power - an exhibition on the craft of cursing at the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic, Boscastle, Cornwall. http://museumofwitchcraftandmagic.co.uk/
Now to 31 December; The London Stone on Display. Venue: Museum of London, 150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN. Free exhibition during museum opening ours. http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/museum-london
Thursday 22 June; Rising Sign astrology workshop with Madeleine Botet de Lacaze. Venue: She's Lost Control, 42 Valentine Rd, London E9 7AD. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £30. http://www.sheslostcontrol.co.uk/
Thursday 22 June; Shamanic Healing, Drumming and Journeying Circle with Behind The Veil - Shamanism. Venue: The Hall, St Philips Church, Earls Court Road, London W8 6QH. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets: Price: £25. https://www.meetup.com/Behind-The-Veil-Shamanism/
Friday 23 June; Crossbones St John's Eve Vigil to honour The Goose and the outcast dead of Cross Bones Graveyard and the dead and wounded of the London Bridge attacks. 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://crossbones.org.uk/ or https://www.facebook.com/events/1680720662232878/
Friday 23 June; Women's Empowerment with Mamma Moon Magick. Venue: The Upminster Complementary Healing and Teaching Sanctuary, Pea Lane, Upminster, Havering, RM142XH. Time: 7pm. Cost: £15. https://www.facebook.com/events/315494282226854/
Friday 23 June; The City of Djinn. Illustrated Lecture by Darragh Mason Field. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7.30pm. Ticket price £8. Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.treadwells-london.com/
Saturday 24 June; Introduction to Shamanism. One-day workshop with Trefor Wickens and Shell North. London venue, details given to those who book. Time: 11am-4pm. Tickets: £45. https://www.facebook.com/events/161796861023556/
Saturday 24 June; Midsummer meanders, meditation and munch in Woking, Surrey. Meet in Woodham Common car park, just off the 6 ways Roundabout, on Monument Road, Woking, at 10.30 am, for a meander to the two longbarrows. The group will then go on to The Peace Garden, which is the former Muslim burial ground for a guided meditation, before retiring to Sands at The Bleak House for refreshment. This is close to the sand pits which HG Wells used as the landing point for his martians in War of The Worlds.
Saturday 24 June; Rainbow Summer Solstice Festival 2017. Venue: The Five Bells, Tydd St Mary, Peterborough PE13 5QH. Time: 11am-7pm. Cost £2 on the door. https://www.facebook.com/events/449947178526242/
Saturday 24 June; South London Red Tent. Venue: Private house in London SW16. Time: 11.30am. https://www.meetup.com/South-London-Red-Tent/
Sunday 25 June; Meditation at Russell Brands Trew Era Cafe, 30 Whitmore Road, London N1 5QA. Starts 10.15am. Free event. Details: https://www.meetup.com/meditation-trust-london/
Sunday 25 June; Tarot Reading for Intermediate Students. Day Workshop with Sue Merlyn Farebrother. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 11am-5.30pm. Tickets £70 (deposit £40). Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email: email@example.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/
Sunday 25 June; Alban Heruin/Lithe/Mid-Summer Solstice 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 12.30pm, ends at about 2.30pm. Nearest tube: Chalk Farm.
Sunday 25 June; Experience Spirits of Nature - Come and Touch One! Venue: Gandhi Statue, Tavistock Square, Bloomsbury, London. Time: 2.30pm. You must reserve a place in advance. https://www.meetup.com/Experience-Spirits-of-Nature/
Sunday 25 June; The Ageless Wisdom For Everyone. Venue: The Theosophical Society, 50 Gloucester Place London, W1U 8EA. Time: 2pm. Entry: Donations welcome. Details: https://www.meetup.com/Theosophical-Society-in-London/
Leatherhead, Guildford KT24 6AR. Time: 2.30pm. https://www.meetup.com/The-Guildford-area-Witchcraft-and-Pagan-Meet/
Sunday 25 June; Psychic and Spiritual Development Class with the London NW8 Psychic and Spiritual Development Group. Venue: Violet Hill Studios, 6 Violet Hill, St Johns Wood, London
NW8 9EB. Time: 7pm. Cost £10. https://www.meetup.com/London-NW8-Psychic-and-Spiritual-Development-Group/
Monday 26 June; Talk and Water Ceremony – Water, Science and Spirituality with Kazumi Ohishi - Kaminchu Okinawan Shaman and Dr. Yasuyuki Nemoto of IHM Hado Institute. Venue Rudolf Steiner House, 35 Park Road, London NW1 6XT. Time: 10am - 8.30pm. Talk: £50 tickets: https://goo.gl/Gkhjf7, ceremony:£20, tickets: https://goo.gl/4dS4Ty, both £60, tickets: https://goo.gl/dO2GH2.
Monday 26 June; Wicca New Moon: Gaia-Selene Circle (monthly, outdoor circle) with London Woodland Witches Magicians and Outdoor Pagans. Venue: Outdoor location Queen's Woods, Highgate. North London. Meet at The Woodmans' pub garden by 7pm then go to the woods. Cost: £3 You must reserve a place in advance. Wear outdoor clothes and bring a blanket to sit on. Details and bookings: https://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Outdoor-Pagans/
Monday 26 June; The 3 Things That Will Change Your Destiny Today. Talk by Paul McKenna organised by Alternatives. Venue: St James's Church, 197 Piccadilly, W1J 9LL, Talk starts: 7pm. Tickets £20/£15 online. http://www.alternatives.org.uk/
Tuesday 27 June; Wildflower Walk. Guided walk hosted by Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park. Venue: Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove, London E3 4PX. Time: 6.30pm. Tickets: £10/£12. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/evening-wildflower-walk-3-tickets-32884973842
Tuesday 27 June; The Future of Mother Earth - Messages from an Okinawan Shaman. Lecture by Kazumi Ohishil at the College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm. Cost: £14/£12. Advance booking recommended. For details call: 020 7589 3292 or visit https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/
Tuesday 27 June; Manifesting Dreams with Lara Waldman. Venue: She's Lost Control, 42 Valentine Rd, London E9 7AD. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £25. http://www.sheslostcontrol.co.uk/
Wednesday 28 June; Stillness and Meditation at Mandeville Place. Venue: School of Economic Science, 11-13 Mandeville Place, London. Free lunchtime event starting 1pm. https://www.meetup.com/Light-in-London/
Wednesday, 28 June; Goddess Awakening Workshop London. Venue: Secret Studio On Clapham, Near Clapham Junction Station, St. Johns Hill, London SW11 1SP. Time: 6pm. Cost: £45. https://www.meetup.com/Goddess-Awakening-here-now/
Wednesday, 28 June; An Evening of Acceleration in Consciousness with Deborah Mills at the College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm. Cost: £14/£16. Advance booking recommended. For details call: 020 7589 3292 or visit https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/
Wednesday, 28 June; The Secret Garden Sharing Circle, Women-only event. Venue: Little Venice, London. Time: 7.15pm. Tickets: £20. https://www.meetup.com/The-Goddess-Space/
Wednesday, 28 June; Hertford Pagan Moot. 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.
Thursday 29 June; Sufism and Holistic Education. Talk and book signing with Daniel Thomas Dyer. 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 http://www.watkinsbooks.com/
Thursday 29 June; Abbé Boullan: Paris’ Satanic Priest. Talk by Madeleine Ledespencer. Hosted by London Fortean Society. Venue: The Bell, 50 Middlesex Street, London E1 7EX. Time: 7.45pm. Tickets: £4/£2. http://www.wegottickets.com/event/402504
Friday 30 June; British Museum talk on British Witchcraft part 2 with the London Wicca Meetup Group. Venue: The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DG, Time: 7pm. Details and reservations: https://www.meetup.com/The-London-Wicca-Meetup-Group/
Friday 30 June; A Demonstration of Mediumship with Q and A by Maria Antoniou at the College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm. Cost: £14/£12. Advance booking recommended. For details call: 020 7589 3292 or visit https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/
Saturday 1 July; Beginners Tarot workshop. Event with the Tarot and Healing Group. Venue: The Knights Templar, 95 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1DT. Time: 11am. Tickets £18, advance reservation necessary. https://www.meetup.com/Tarot-and-Healing-Group/
Sunday 2 July; Meditation at Russell Brands Trew Era Cafe, 30 Whitmore Road, London N1 5QA. Starts 10.15am. Free event. Details: https://www.meetup.com/meditation-trust-london/
Sunday 2 July; North West Kent Green Pagan Circle Moot. Venue: Chislehurst Caves, Bromley, BR7 5NL. Time: 10am-noon. https://www.facebook.com/groups/445487428816887/
Sunday 2 July; Cochrane Memorial Rite with the London Wicca Meetup Group. Venue: The Woodman, 414 Archway Road, Highgate, North London. Time: Meet at 2pm to go to do the rite at 3pm. Details: https://www.meetup.com/The-London-Wicca-Meetup-Group/
Note: I do not organise any of these events. I try to make sure that the details on my list are accurate, but please check with the organisers before attending any event.