Wednesday, 21 February 2018

This Week's Pagan Events In and Near London


Here are events in London plus a few in other parts of the UK over the next week or so 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 - Wednesday 28 February; Harry Potter: A History of Magic. Venue: PACCAR Gallery, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB. Timed slots every day. Tickets £16 adult, £8 child. Enquiries: 01937 546546. https://www.bl.uk/

Now to 25 March. Exhibition: Safeguards Against Witchcraft. Venue: The Museum of Cambridge, 2/3 Castle Street , Cambridge, Cambs CB3 0AQ. Museum entry £4/£2. http://www.museumofcambridge.org.uk/

Now - 8 April; Exhibition: Living with Gods: peoples, places and worlds beyond. Venue: British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. Tickets: £15 standard, members free but booking essential. For more details visit: https://www.britishmuseum.org/

Now - Wednesday 28 February 2018; The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic: An exhibition dedicated to Cornwall’s most magical Museum, featuring photographs from Of Shadows: One Hundred Objects from The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic by Sara Hannant and Simon Costin. Last Tuesday Society. Venue: Viktor Wynd's Museum of Curiosities, 11 Mare Street, London E8 4RP. http://www.thelasttuesdaysociety.org/

Wednesday, 21 February; Plant Folklore for Walk Leaders. Event for those who are involved with plant walks and education. Organised by The South London Botanical Institute. Venue: The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road, London SE24 9AQ. Time: 10am-4pm Tickets: £30. Bookinh essential: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/plant-folklore-for-walk-leaders-tickets-41490559380

Wednesday 21 February; Time to Meditate - group meditation. Venue: Buddha on a Bicycle, Covent Garden, London. Arrive 6pm for 6.10pm start. Donations of £3 recommended. Details: http://www.meetup.com/meditation-trust-london/

Wednesday 21 February; The Brave White Buffalo Women's Circle. Chance to share stories of healing. Venue: Aho Studio, 13 Prince Edward Rd, London, E9 5LX. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £15. www.aho.community

Wednesday 21 February; Study Group - Ancient Myths with David Lowe. Venue: Rudolf Steiner House, 35, Park Road, London, NW1 6XT. Time: 7.15pm. https://www.meetup.com/rudolf-steiner-spiritual-science/

Wednesday, 21 February; More Mead Moot promoted by Pagan FutureFests. Venue: Hope Pub, 48 West Street, Carshalton 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 February; Falling into the Mystery. Talk by Zahir Khan. 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 22 February; Post-Psychoanalysis Part 3: Sorcery and Trance. Organised by Post-Psychoanalysis. Venue: Draper Tenant's Hall, Hampton Street/Newington Butts, London SE17 3AN. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £10. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/post-psychoanalysis-part-3-sorcery-trance-tickets-39951664504

Thursday 22 February; The Supernatural in the Great War. Lecture by Matt Wingett. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7.15pm for 7.30pm start. Tickets £9. Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email: info@treadwells-london.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/

Thursday 22 February; Cryptozoology – On the track of Unknown Animals. Talk by Richard Freeman at The London Fortean Society. Venue: The Bell, 50 Middlesex Street, London E1 7EX. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets: £4/£2. http://forteanlondon.blogspot.co.uk/

Thursday 22 February; Guardians, Guides and Lovers. Talk by Jack Gale at Earthstars. You can view his book Guardians, Goddesses and Groves on Amazon. Venue: Rudolf Steiner House, 35 Park Road, London NW1 4SH. Time: Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start. Entry £12. https://www.facebook.com/Earthstars-Sacred-Space-104790729559515/

Friday 23 February; Sacred Feminine: The Art of the Goddess with the London Drawing Group. Venue: The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. Time: 11am. Tickets: £26.71. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sacred-feminine-the-art-of-the-goddess-tickets-41089354365?

Friday 23 February; Guanyin and the Madonna and Child: cross-cultural comparisons - gallery talk. Venue: Room 1, British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. Time: 1.15pm. Free, just turn up. For more details visit: http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/events_calendar.aspx

Friday 23 February; Gerrie March Presents Her Students. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm. Cost: £12/£10. Advance booking recommended. For details call: 020 7589 3292 or visit https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

Friday 23 February; 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/

Friday 23 February; Psychic Aspects of Relationships – Clearing Old Patterns that Block Relationships. Talk by Francesca G Rossetti at Rilko (Research Into Lost Knowledge). Venue: Rudolf Steiner House, 35, Park Road, London, NW1 6XT. Doors open: 6.45pm, lecture starts 7.15pm. Entrance: £8/£10. Details: http://www.rilko.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/rilkotrust/

Friday 23 February; Katy Bohinc: Poetic Invocation The Feminine Divine - Scarlet Imprint launch event for Trinity Star Trinity. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 6.45pm for 7pm. Free entry but you must book a place in advance. Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email: info@treadwells-london.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/

Saturday 24 - Sunday 25 February;  'Know Thyself' - Spiritual Psychology The Opposites Within. Two-day workshop with Vivianne and Chris Crowley. Second of a series of three workshops. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 10am Saturday - 5.30pm Sunday. Tickets £130 - deposit £70. Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email: info@treadwells-london.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/

Saturday 24 - Sunday 25 February; Introduction to Dragon Dreaming hosted by Body Empathy. Venue: Goldsmiths, University of London, Lewisham Way, London SE14 6NW. Tickets from £150 upwards for the two-day event. https://www.facebook.com/events/197029787542763/

Saturday 24 February; Sacred Feminine: The Art of the Goddess with the London Drawing Group. Venue: The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. Time: 11am. Tickets: £26.71. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sacred-feminine-the-art-of-the-goddess-tickets-41089354365?

Saturday 24 February; Grand Opening - Forest Song Spiritual and Wellbeing Centre. Venue: Forest Song Spiritual and Wellbeing Centre, 6 Cornwallis House, Luckyn Lane, Basildon, Essex, SS14 3BB. Time: 11am start. https://www.facebook.com/events/427184457712344/

Saturday 24 February; Talk on Sacred Geometry by Pam El-Hosaini. Venue: The Theosophical Society, 50 Gloucester Place, London, W1U 8EA. Time: 2pm. Tickets £5/£3. https://www.meetup.com/Theosophical-Society-in-London/  and http://www.theosophicalsociety.org.uk/

Sunday 25 February; Wiccan Path for Beginners: One-day course with London Woodland Witches Magicians and Outdoor Pagans. Meet in the heated patio area of The Woodman's Pub, Archway Road, Highgate, London N6 at 10.30am to walk to Queen's Woods. Fee: £13. You must reserve a place in advance. Wear outdoor clothes and bring something to sit on and food and drink. Details and bookings: https://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Outdoor-Pagans/

Sunday 25 February; Dawn of the Oak. Pagan moot (normally on the third Sunday of each month). Venue: The Sir John Oldcastle, Farringdon Road/Greville Street, London EC1M 3JF. Time: 3pm-6pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/171173920273572/

Sunday 25 February; Luna Iter - Journey of the moon- for Pagan and Wiccan Seekers with Luna Iter- Wiccan Seekers London NE. Pub moot followed by a ritual close to each full moon. Venue: Pembury Tavern, 90 Amhurst Road, Hackney. Moot starts at 4.30pm, then at 6 pm moving to a historic site for the ritual. Fee: £4/£5. https://www.meetup.com/Luna-Iter-WiccanSeekersLondonNE/

Monday 26 February; An Evening with Actress Sarah Miles. Organised by Alternatives. Venue: St James's Church, 197 Piccadilly, W1J 9LL, Starts: 7pm. Tickets £10/£15 online. http://www.alternatives.org.uk/

Monday 26 February; Living with Magic: the Occult Moon. Evening class with Rebecca Beattie. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7pm. Tickets £20. Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email: info@treadwells-london.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/

Tuesday 27 February; Note: this event is now postponed due to a strike. The Restless Ghost of Wroclow. Talk by Deborah Hyde, editor, Skeptic magazine. Part of the Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit Invited Speaker Series at Goldsmiths. Venue: Room LG01, Prof Stuart Hall Bulding, Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, London SE14 6NW. Time: 6.10pm. Free entry, no need to book. Details: https://www.gold.ac.uk/apru/speakers/

Tuesday 27 February; The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic. Talk by director Simon Costin to coincide with the exhibition of objects from the museum at the Last Tuesday Society. Venue: Viktor Wynd's Museum of Curiosities, 11 Mare Street, London E8 4RP.  Time: 6.30pm. Tickets: £15 from https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-museum-of-witchcraft-magic-a-talk-with-director-simon-costin-tickets-42672742321?. More details:  http://www.thelasttuesdaysociety.org/

Wednesday 28 February; Temples and festivals in Roman Britain - gallery talk. Room 49, British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. Time: 1.15pm. Free, just turn up. http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/events_calendar.aspx

Wednesday 28 February; 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. https://www.facebook.com/groups/104788436218047/

Thursday 1 March; The Magic of Psi. Lecture by Serena Roney-Dougal. Venue: Society for Psychical Research HQ, 1 Vernon Mews, London W14 0RL. Time: 7pm. Entry: Free for members. https://www.spr.ac.uk/

Thursday 1 March; Holistic Food Growing for the 21st Century. Talk by Spencer Christy. Venue: Rudolf Steiner House, 35, Park Road, London, NW1 6XT. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets: £7/£5 http://www.rsh.anth.org.uk/whats-on/

Friday 2 March; Pleased to Meet You: The New Consciousness Crystals. Talk by Judy Hall. 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 2 March; Full Moon Magic Ceremony. Venue: Hazelwood Crescent, London, W10 5FT (Exact address will be provided after booking). Time: 7.15pm. Tickets: £16. http://uk.funzing.com/funz/full-moon-magic-ceremony-11769?

Friday 2 March; Esoteric Yoga - part of a monthly workshop. Venue: The Upminster Complementary Healing and Teaching Sanctuary, Pea Lane, Upminster RM142XH. Time: 7.30pm. Entry: £15. http://www.healingandteaching.co.uk/

Friday 2 March; Tamesis Full Moon Ceremony by the Thames. Meet at the seats outside the Tate Modern gallery, Bankside, London SE1 9TG at 8pm. Ritual will start on the bank of the Thames by 8.30pm promptly. Fee: £3. https://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Outdoor-Pagans/

Saturday 3 March; Geomancy workshop with Thaumast. Venue: The Atlantis Bookshop, 49a Museum Street, London WC1A 1LY. Time: noon start. Tickets £40, you must reserve a place in advance. Call 020 7405 2120 or email atlantis@thatlantisbookshop.com  http://theatlantisbookshop.com/

Saturday 3 March; Tarot Cards for Absolute Beginners – Minor Arcana. Afternoon workshop with Sue Terry. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 1pm. Tickets £40. Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email: info@treadwells-london.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/

Saturday 3 March; Yoga Nidra: Explore Life Between Dream and Sleep. Venue: Aho Studio, 13 Prince Edward Rd, London, E9 5LX. Time: 2pm. Tickets: £20. www.aho.community

Saturday 3 March; Dream Analylis and Interpretation Workshop with the Tarot and Esoteric Discovery Group. Venue to be confirmed. Time: 2.30pm. Entry: £7, but you must be a member of the meetup group and reserve a place in advance. https://www.meetup.com/Tarot-and-Healing-Group/

Sunday 4 March; North West Kent Green Pagan Circle Moot. Venue: Chislehurst Caves, Bromley, BR7 5NL. Time: 11am. https://www.facebook.com/groups/445487428816887/

Sunday 4 March; Journey to the Heart Cacao Gong Ceremony. Venue: She's Lost Control, 42 Valentine Road, London E9 7AD. Time: 11.30am. Tickets: £30. www.sheslostcontrol.co.uk

Sunday 4 March; Isidias Navigatum: Isis Blessing of the Fleet Ritual with London Woodland Witches Magicians and Outdoor Pagans. Meet at Richmond station at 1.30pm to take a bus to the ritual site at Terrace Garden. Ritual starts at 2pm. Fee £3. https://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Outdoor-Pagans/

Sunday 4 March; Wild Women’s Temple: Fire ceremony with Wild Women Gatherings London. Venue: Private address in Forest Hill, SE18. Time: 3pm. https://www.meetup.com/WILD-WOMEN-CIRCLES-LONDON/

Note: I do not organise any of these events. Although I try to make sure the details on my listing are accurate, I am not responsible for any late changes or tickets. Please contact the organisers of any event you are interested in for more details before turning up.

1 comment:

Phinella Henderson said...

Many thanks for posting your updates Lucia. Good to know all this stuff is going on.