Wednesday, 13 September 2017

This Week's Pagan Events In and Near London


Here are some of the events in London over the next week or so plus a few in other parts of the UK that could be of interest to pagans. If you know of an event that you want listed, please email the details to me at badwitch1234@gmail.com.

Now - 14 September; Rhythms of Magic - September. Free online course by Kitchen Witch School of Natural Witchery. Online, worldwide, free and open to everyone. Working with the energy of the month, September, for a personal journey of discovery with gods, goddesses, herbs, crystals, rituals, meditation and more. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1988087264808074/

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 hours. http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/museum-london

Wednesday 13 September; Let's Meditate - group meditation. Venue: Buddha on a Bicycle, Covent Garden, London. Starts 6pm. Donations of £3 recommended. Details: http://www.meetup.com/meditation-trust-london/

Wednesday 13 September; Study Group - Esoteric Science. Venue: Rudolf Steiner House, 35, Park Road, London, NW1 6XT. Time: 7.15pm. http://www.rsh.anth.org.uk/ and https://www.meetup.com/rudolf-steiners-spiritual-science/

Wednesday 13 September; Watling Street: Travels Through Britain and Its Ever-Present Past. Talk at London Fortean Society. Venue: Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL. Tickets £5. Time: 7.30pm. Details: https://www.facebook.com/LondonForteanSociety/

Thursday 14 September; Spirits of Nature Intro : Touch One! Know which one is helping you and Why. Meet at the Gandhi Statue in Tavistock Square, Bloomsbury, London. Time: 3.30pm. Cost £15. https://www.meetup.com/Experience-Spirits-of-Nature/

Thursday 14 September; The Ocean Fell into the Drop. Talk and book signing by Terence Stamp. 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 14 September; Women's Singing Circle with South London Red Tent. Venue: Balham Spiritualist Church, 211 Balham High Road, London SW17 7BQ. Time 7.30pm. Tickets: £15.73. https://www.meetup.com/South-London-Red-Tent/

Thursday 14 September; English Folktales, including storytelling by London Dreamtime, at 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.) https://www.facebook.com/groups/2438110887/ To guarantee a seat, email nigelofbermondsey@gmail.com

Friday 15 September; Stainton Moses - The Phoenix Rising. Talk by Demian Allan. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm. Cost: £12/£14. Advance booking recommended. For details call: 020 7589 3292 or visit https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

Friday 15 September; Magickal Alchemy - Setting Up Sacred Space with Rain McManus. Venue: The Upminster Complementary Healing and Teaching Sanctuary, Pea Lane, Upminster RM142XH. Time: 7pm. Entry: £15 in advance or £18 on the night. Contact Rain for further information or to book on 07786328908. https://www.facebook.com/events/115598829117422/

Friday 15 September; Open Circle - every Friday for anyone wishing to develop their psychic and mediumistic abilities. Venue: Woodford Church at 9 Grove Crescent, South Woodford, London E18 2JR. Time 7.30pm. Cost: £3. http://woodfordchurch.com/

Friday 15 September; Om Healing for body mind and soul. Venue: The Dhyana Centre, 50 Gloucester Place, London W1U 8EA. Time: 8pm. https://www.meetup.com/Light-in-London/

Friday 15 September; Alexandrian Witchcraft Soirée. Venue in Central London. Time 8pm https://www.facebook.com/events/1931718950418724/

Saturday 16 September; Jupiter - Planet of Plenty. Afternoon seminar with Vivianne and Chris Crowley. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 1pm. Tickets £20. Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email: info@treadwells-london.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/

Saturday 16 September; River Thames: Legend, magic and myth. Storytelling for adults and older children for the Totally Thames festival with London Dreamtime and Living London. Venue: Waterside location near Erith Library TBC. Time: 2pm. Price: Free. For details email vanessa@londondreamtime.com or visit http://londondreamtime.com/calendar/

Sunday 17 September; 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 17 September; Shamanic workshop. Venue: Woodford Church at 9 Grove Crescent, South Woodford, London E18 2JR. Time 11am-4pm. Cost: £10. http://woodfordchurch.com/

Sunday 17 September; Barefoot in the Woods: Harvesting Wisdom with Wild Woman Gatherings. Venue: Richmond Park, Richmond, London, TW10 5HS. Time: 1pm. Cost: £20. https://www.meetup.com/WILD-WOMEN-CIRCLES-LONDON/

Sunday 17 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. https://www.meetup.com/The-Kith-of-The-Tree-and-The-Well/

Sunday 17 September; Woodland Wicca - Autumn Equinox Seasonal Ritual 2017 with London Woodland Witches Magicians and Outdoor Pagans. Venue Queen's Woods, Highgate. Meet at The Woodman's Pub (Archway Road) from 3.30pm, then walk to the woods at 4.20pm. Cost: £3 You must reserve a place in advance. Wear outdoor clothes and bring food and drink to share. Details and bookings: https://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Outdoor-Pagans/

Sunday 17 September; ‘The Cosmos in Stone’, The Influence of Cosmology in the Design of Wells Cathedral. Lecture by Tom Bree at Rilko (Research Into Lost Knowledge). Venue: Rudolf Steiner House, 35, Park Road, London, NW1 6XT. Time: 6pm - 8pm. Entrance: £8/£6. http://www.rilko.net/EZ/rilko/rilko/home.php https://www.facebook.com/rilkotrust/

Sunday 17 September; Psychic and Spiritual Development Class with London NW8 Psychic and Spiritual Development Group. Venue: Violet Hill Studios , 6 Violet Hill , St Johns Wood, London
NW8 9EB. Time: 7pm. Price: £15. https://www.meetup.com/London-NW8-Psychic-and-Spiritual-Development-Group/

Sunday 17 September; Beginners Tarot Class. First session in 6-week course with Mamma Moon Magick. Venue: The Upminster Complementary Healing and Teaching Sanctuary, Pea Lane, Upminster RM142XH. Time: 7pm. Price: £25 per week or you can pay for the full course in advance for £130 (saving £20). Contact Rain on 07786328908 to book at place. https://www.facebook.com/events/701571496698435/

Monday 18 September; The Essence of Non-Duality. Talk by Rupert Spira organised by Alternatives. Venue: St James's Church, 197 Piccadilly, W1J 9LL, Talk starts: 7pm. Tickets £10/£15 online. http://www.alternatives.org.uk/

Monday 18 September; Young Urban Witch Workshop: Saturn, Circles, Sacred Space. Evening mini-workshop with Rebecca Beattie. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 6.30pm. Tickets £20. Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email: info@treadwells-london.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/

Tuesday 19 September; Witches Gathering. Venue: front bar of the Cittie of Yorke, 22 High Holborn, London WC1V 6BS. Starting for 7.30pm. onwards. Meets on the third Tuesday of each month. For any questions email coacentral@witchcraft.org or visit http://www.witchfest.net/

Wednesday 20 September; Wicca New Moon: Gaia-Selene Circle with London Woodland Witches Magicians and Outdoor Pagans. Venue: Queen's Woods, Near Highgate Station, London. Time: 7.30pm. Cost: £2. 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/

Wednesday 20 September; 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 21 September; Seven Steps Into Angel Light. Talk and book signing by Chrissie Astell. 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 21 September; Oasis of Sound at The Barn, Kew. Organised by the Oasis of Sound Meetup Group. Venue:The Barn Kew, Atwood Ave, London TW9 4HF. Cost: £20 prebook / £25 at the door. Time: 7pm. Details: https://www.meetup.com/Oasis-of-Sound-Sound-Bath-n-Sound-Scape/

Thursday 21 September; House of Heron Drum Circle to Shamanic Journey. Venue: Caer Corhrain, 1 Southleas farm cottages, Lower Road, Minster, Sheppey, ME12 3SW. Time: 7.30pm. This takes place on the third Thursday each month. For more information visit http://www.touchtheearthuk.com/

Thursday 21 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 22 September; Wheel of the Year Festival - Autumn Equinox at Chalice Well World Peace Garden, in Glastonbury. Gather at the well head for midday meditation until 12.30pm, followed by conversation on the lower lawn. Free admission to the gardens from 10am to noon. For more details, visit the website http://www.chalicewell.org.uk/

Friday 22 September; A Night to Rock the Ancestors, with Spiral Dance and friends. Organised by The West Byfleet and Woking Moot with Dancing Hare to raise money for Horsell Common Preservation Society. Venue: The Arbor Centre, Coldharbour Road, GU22 8SP Pyrford. Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start. Tickets £10 each plus £1 booking fee. Bring your own drink. https://www.wegottickets.com/event/414418

Friday 22 September; Autumn Equinox Gong Bath with Gong Master Olaf Nixon. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm. Cost: £20/£22. Advance booking recommended. For details call: 020 7589 3292 or visit https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

Friday 22 September; Cacao and Ecstatic Dance - with Ecstatic Dance London. Venue: Skylight Centre, 49 Corsica Street, London N5 1JT. Time: 8,30pm - 10,30pm. Tickets: £13.33 – £16.52  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cacao-ecstatic-dance-with-ecstatic-dance-london-friday-nights-tickets-33380995456

Saturday 23 September; A Celebration of the Druid Spirit hosted by Earth Energy Network and Earthstars Sacred Space. Contributors: Annette Armstrong, Penny Billington, Marion Briggs, David Loxle, John Matthews, Chris Street. Venue: Rudolf Steiner House, 35 Park Road, London NW1. Time: 10am - 9pm. Tickets £45. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-celebration-of-the-druid-spirit-tickets-35995497502

Saturday 23 September; A Day With Spirit and Shamanic Journey run by Shamanic Spirit at a venue in New Addington, Croydon, South London. Time: 11am start. For details and to book places call 07952 041477 or visit http://shamanicspirit.co.uk/

Saturday 23 September; How To Be Good: Gurus, Gods and Guidance. Day of talks, 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 pass £15. More details and booking: https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/festivals-series/belief-and-beyond-belief

Saturday 23 September; Bas-Sekmet - one-day workshop dedicated to the Egyptian Goddess of pleasure, play and sensuality and her mighty Sister of power and magick. Venue: Wicca Moon, 50 Well Hall Rd, London, SE9 6SH. Cost is £20. Time: noon. For details or to book a place email shirlee@wiccamoon.org.uk or call 020 8850 7803. You can also visit the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Wicca-Moon-101700123226695/

Saturday 23 September; The Wheel of Wishes: Manifestation Workshop with the Sensing Energy and Intuition Development group. Venue: Latvian House, 72 Queensborough Terrace, London, W2 3SH,. Time: noon. Price: £20. https://www.meetup.com/Sensing-Energy-and-Intuition-Development/

Saturday 23 September; Crossbones 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/

Sunday 24 September; 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 24 September; Wicca Course - part two of three. Invoking the Horned God and Moon Goddess. This is an outdoor course with London Woodland Witches Magicians and Outdoor Pagans. Venue:  Wimbledon Woods (meet outside Windmill Tea Room), Windmill Road, London, SW19 5NQ. Time: 10.30am. Cost: £13. 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/

Sunday 24 September; Druidic Alban Elued/Autumn Equinox Celebration on Primrose Hill with the Loose Association of Druids. Gather in the Hawthorne Grove at Primrose Hill, London, NW1 8YH, between 12.30pm and 12.45pm to prepare the site ready for a prompt 1pm start. Nearest tube: Chalk Farm. Bring a small contribution of food and drink to share. All are welcome. https://www.facebook.com/notes/loose-association-of-druids-of-primrose-hill/kalendar-of-rituals-for-2017/1402901283113536/

Sunday 24 September; Awake in nature: practices to deepen our connection to the natural world. Venue: Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove, London E3 4PX. Time: 1pm. Tickets: £26.79. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/awake-in-nature-practices-to-deepen-our-connection-to-the-natural-world-tickets-36540277955

Sunday 24 September; The Kith of the Tree and the Well heathen moot. Venue: The Horseshoe Inn, 26 Melior Street, London SE1 3QP. Time: 2pm. https://www.meetup.com/The-Kith-of-The-Tree-and-The-Well/

Sunday 24 September; Ageless Wisdom for Everyone talk at the Theosophical Society in London. Venue: The Theosophical Society, 50 Gloucester Place, London, W1U 8EA. Time: 2pm. https://www.meetup.com/Theosophical-Society-in-London/

Note: I do not organise any of these events. Although I try to make sure my listings are accurate, I do not always know about late changes or cancellations. Please contact the organiser of any event you want to go to before turning up.

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