Wednesday, 28 November 2018

This Week's Pagan Events In and Near London


Here is a listing of 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 - Sun 17 Mar 2019; Cats on the Page - free exhibition that includes a section on witches' cats. Venue: The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB. https://www.bl.uk/events/cats-on-the-page

Now - 12 January 2019; Divine Proportions. Dinner cabaret from Shotgun Carousel, based on the story of Dionysus, God of Pleasure and Mischief. Venue: The Vaults, Arch 234-236, Leake Street, London, SE1 7NN. Tuesday - Sunday, doors open 6.30pm. Tickets: Previews: £30, general admission: £35/£55. https://www.thevaults.london/divine-proportions

Now – Tuesday 19 February 2019; Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms: Art, Word, War. Exhibition at the British Library. Venue: PACCAR Gallery, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB. Full price tickets £16. https://www.bl.uk/events/anglo-saxon-kingdoms

Now - 24 February 2019. I am Ashurbanipal, King of the World, King of Assyria. Exhibition at the British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. For more details visit: http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/events_calendar.aspx

Now - 9 January 2019; Spellbound: Magic, Ritual and Witchcraft exhibition in Oxford. Venue: Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont St, Oxford OX1 2PH. Tickets: £6/£11.25/£12.25. https://www.ashmolean.org/  You can also view the exhibition catalogue, Spellbound, on Amazon.

Wednesday 28 November; Indigenous North American arts: technology and spirituality. Venue: Room 26, British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. Time: 1.15pm. Free event. For more details visit: http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/events_calendar.aspx

Wednesday 28 November; Time to Meditate - group meditation (every Wednesday). 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 28 November; First Steps in Thelema. Evening workshop with Marco Visconti . Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7pm start. Tickets £20. Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email: info@treadwells-london.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/

Wednesday 28 November; Hertford and Ware Moot Moot. (Usually last Wednesday of each month.) Venue: The Brewery Tap, 83 High St, Ware SG12 9AD. Time: 8pm. Entry: £3. https://www.facebook.com/groups/104788436218047/

Thursday 29 November; Late night showcase of Wicca Moon's magickal products, healings, workshops and readings. Venue: Wicca Moon, 50 Well Hall Road, London SE9 6SH. Time: 6pm-9pm. Free entry, but you must reserve a place in advance. Contact Shirlee@wiccamoon.org.uk, call 0208 850 7803 or visit https://www.facebook.com/WiccaMoonEltham/

Thursday 29 November; Paths Between Head and Heart. Talk at 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 November; Through Technology from Tools to Technosophy. Talk by Patrick Dixon at Earthstars Group. Venue: Rudolf Steiner House, 35 Park Rd, Marylebone, London NW1 6XT. Doors open 7pm. Entry £12. https://www.facebook.com/events/2260158487547802/

Thursday 29 November; Concealed and Revealed: Magic in the post-medieval home? Talk by Dr Ceri Houlbrook at London Fortean Society. Venue: The Bell, 50 Middlesex Street, London E1 7EX.. Time: 7.45pm. Tickets: £4/£2. http://forteanlondon.blogspot.com/

Friday 30 November; The John Michell Memorial Lecture: The Glastonbury Zodiac Milky Way Pilgrimage Route: Ancient trackway or modern delusion? Rilko (Research Into Lost Knowledge) public lecture by Anthony Thorley. Venue: Rudolf Steiner House, 35, Park Road, London, NW1 6XT. Time: 6.45pm, lecture starts 7.15pm. Entrance: £8/£10. http://www.rilko.org/lectures-2018-winter/

Friday 30 November; Launch party for The Confessions of Isobel Gowdie hosted by Hell Fire Club Books Esoteric Publishers. Venue: Treadwell's Books, 33 Store Street, London. WC1E 7BS. Time: 7pm. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2373794412637621/  or https://hellfireclubbooks.com/

Friday 30 November; Holistic Sound Bath Meditation - Summoning The Sacred (weekly ceremonial gathering). Venue: Training Points Fitness and Therapy, 5-6 Coopers Yard, Crystal Palace, London SE19 1TN. Time: 7pm. Entry £15/£13. https://www.facebook.com/summoningthesacredsound/

Saturday 1 December; Being Creative with Nature with Alan Albiston. Venue: Woodford Church at 9 Grove Crescent, South Woodford, London E18 2JR. Time: 11am. Cost: £10/£12. http://woodfordchurch.com/

Saturday 1 December; Alchemical Symbolism. Day Course with Paul Cowlan. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 11am-5.30pm start. Tickets £75. Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email: info@treadwells-london.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/

Saturday 1 December; Strange December Book Fair: UFOs, Ghosts, Zombies and More. London Fortean Society afternoon of talks on ghosts, UFO art, voodoo, the world's first amphibious baby and much more. There will be book sales, stalls pizza and beer. Venue: Backyard Bar and Kitchen, 231 Cambridge Heath Rd, London E2 0EL. Time: 12pm-6pm. Advance tickets £15 / £10. http://forteanlondon.blogspot.com/

Saturday 1 December; Crowleymass. Annual event to commemorate the death of Aleister Crowley. Venue: The Atlantis Bookshop,  49a Museum Street, London, Eng WC1A 1LY. Time: noon - 6pm, Free event, just turn up. http://theatlantisbookshop.com/

Saturday 1 December; Heart Beat Drumming Collective 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/

Sunday 2 December; Morning tour: an introduction to ancient Egypt. Venue: Room 4, British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. Time: 8.50am. Tickets £30. For more details visit: http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/events_calendar.aspx

Sunday 2 December; Awaken The Power Within with Nikola Penkov. Venue: Aho Studio, 13 Prince Edward Rd, London, E9 5LX. Time: 10am-4.30pm. Tickets: £75. www.aho.community

Sunday 2 December; Max Meditation class with Lisabetta every Sunday. Drop-in class suitable for beginners and more experienced meditators. Venue: The Little Escape Therapy Centre, 4 Paxton Mews, off Westow St, London SE19 3RW. Time: 10am-11am. Cost: £12 per class, £30 for 3 classes.
http://www.harmonious-healing.com

Sunday 2 December; North West Kent Green Pagan Circle Moot. Venue: Chislehurst Caves, Bromley, BR7 5NL. Time: 11am. https://www.facebook.com/groups/445487428816887/

Sunday 2 December; The Marseille Tarot Introduced. One-day Course with Adrien Mastrosimone . Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 11am-5.30pm start. Tickets £75. Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email: info@treadwells-london.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/

Sunday 2 December; The British Museum and the Awakening of English Magic. Walking Tour with Caroline Wise organised by Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 11am. Ticket price £15. Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email: info@treadwells-london.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/

Sunday 2 December; Satanic Flea Market AntiXmas Fayre 2018. Venue: The Old Baths, 80 Eastway, London, E95JH. Time: Noon-6pm. Entry: £3. https://www.facebook.com/events/2224736584429621/

Sunday 2 December; Ageless Wisdom for Everyone. Lecture at the Theosophical Society in London. Venue: The Theosophical Society, 50 Gloucester Place, London, W1U 8EA. Time: 2pm. Donations welcome. http://theosophicalsociety.org.uk/

Sunday 2 December; Restorative Retreat for the Winter Solstice with Charlotte and Fiongal. Venue: 42 Acres, 66 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4LW. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £25. For more details visit: https://www.42acresshoreditch.com/events/

Sunday 2 December; Heart Beat - Drumming Collective with Gong Master Olaf Nixon. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, Kensington, London, SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm - 8.30pm. Tickets: £20/£22. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

Monday 3 December; City Lit tasters: Aromatherapy. Venue: City Lit, Keeley Street, Covent Garden, Camden, London WC2B 4BA. Time: 2pm. Cost: Full fee: £39;  Course code: FCL12. http://www.citylit.ac.uk/ or call 020 7492 2530.

Monday 3 December; Watching Darkness Fall ~ a mindful meditation from daylight to darkness with London Forest Bathing and Nature Connection Meetup. Venue Culpeper Community Garden, 1 Cloudesley Road, London N1 0EG. Time: 3.20pm. Suggested donation £10. Booking essential: https://www.meetup.com/London-Forest-Bathing-Nature-Connection-Meetup/

Monday 3 December; London Dreamtime Story Circle - Explore mythology, legend and folklore in a social night for storytellers and story lovers. Venue: Library London 112 St Martin's Ln, London WC2N 4BD. Time: 6pm for a 6.30 start. Tickets: £6 per person (must be bought in advance from https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/london-dreamtime-story-circle-4-tickets-51967251448?) For more details email vanessa@londondreamtime.com or visit https://londondreamtime.com/calendar/

Monday 3 December; Midwinter Witchcraft. Evening Class with Rebecca Beattie. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7pm start. Tickets £20. Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email: info@treadwells-london.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/

Tuesday 4 December;  How the World Thinks. Talk by Dr Julian Baggini as part of the APRU/FPU Invited Speakers Series. Venue: Ian Gulland Lecture Theatre, Whitehead Building, Goldsmiths, New Cross, London. Time: 6.10pm. Further details: https://www.gold.ac.uk/apru/speakers/

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

Tuesday 4 December; Citizens of London - storytelling with Vanessa Woolf of London Dreamtime. Venue: CloudM 40 Trinity Square London EC3N 4DJ. Time: 7pm. Tickets: free but must be got in advance from https://www.eventbrite.com/e/citizens-of-london-vanessa-woolf-tickets-50735481190 For more details email vanessa@londondreamtime.com or visit https://londondreamtime.com/calendar/

Tuesday 4 December; Romford Moot hosted by Mamma Moon Magick . Venue in Upminster,· London. Time: 7pm. Free event. https://www.facebook.com/mammamoonmagick/

Tuesday 4 December; Witches' Inn Gathering. Venue: The Hatch Public House, 44 Hatchlands Road, Redhill, RH1 6AT. Starts at 8pm. Moots are the first Tuesday of each month. For more details visit: https://www.facebook.com/The-Witches-Inn-1568424150049437/

Wednesday 5 December; Candle Magic Workshop. I am running an evening workshop based on my book Pagan Portals - Candle Magic. Venue: Treadwell's Bookshop, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS. Time: 7pm. Cost: £20 per person. You can book online at https://www.treadwells-london.com/ or reserve a place by calling 020 7419 8507, emailing info@treadwells-london.com or visiting the shop.

Thursday 6 December; How to write in cuneiform: the oldest writing system in the world. Workshop at British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. Time: 3pm. Tickets £12, booking essential. For more details visit: http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/events_calendar.aspx

Thursday 6 December; Armageddon's Earliest Temples: An Early Bronze Age Monumental Sacred Compound at Megiddo, Israel. Lecture at British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. Time: 4pm. Tickets free but booking essential. For more details visit: http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/events_calendar.aspx

Thursday 6 December, Psi Research in China. Lecture by Dr Simon Duan. Venue: Society for Psychical Research HQ, 1 Vernon Mews, London, W14 0RL. Time 6pm. Tickets: £5/£2. https://www.spr.ac.uk/

Friday 7 December; Open Evening - Christmas 2018. An evening of demonstrations, taster readings, food and drink and the chance to meet college tutors and staff. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Pl, Kensington, London, SW7 2EB. Time: 4.30pm - 9pm. Tickets: £25. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

Friday 7 December; Theresa Cheung and Claire Board on The Premonition Code. Watkins Books, 19-21 Cecil Court, London WC2N 4EZ. Time: 6pm. Free event. For more details Tel 020 7836 2182 or visit the website http://www.watkinsbooks.com/

Friday 7 December; Witches' Banquet Old Moon. Witches' Banquet monthly meeting. Venue: Souk Medina, 1a Shorts Gardens, London WC2H. Time: 6.15pm. Advance booking recommended. https://www.meetup.com/London-Wicca/

Friday 7 December; Intuitive Tarot Readings Night with the Tarot and Esoteric Discovery Group. Beginners welcome. Venue: The Light Zone, Apt B, 61 Compayne Gardens, London NW6 3DB. Time: 7pm. Cost: £12/£15. https://www.meetup.com/Tarot-and-Esoteric-Discovery-Group/

Friday 7 December; Félicien Rops and Evil Women: Art of a Decadent Demoniac. Lecture by Madeleine LeDespencer launching Three Hands Press WITCH-IKON. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7.30pm start. Tickets £9. Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email: info@treadwells-london.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/

Saturday 8 December;  Herb Magic: Spells, Lore and Workings. Afternoon class with Rebecca Beattie. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 1pm-5.30pm start. Tickets £40. Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email: info@treadwells-london.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/

Saturday 8 December; Wicca New Moon Circle with Healing an Protection Magic workshop by Mani Navasothy and London Woodland Witches and Pagans. Location: Queen's Woods, Near Highgate Station. Meet at the Woodman pub at 3pm to walk to the woods. Tickets: £3. Details: https://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Pagans-Magicians/

Saturday 8 December; Sacred Feminine: The Art of the Goddess with London Drawing Group. Venue: The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DG. Time: 7pm. Tickets: · £26. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sacred-feminine-the-art-of-the-goddess-tickets-52088259386?

Sunday 9 December; Red Tent - Vision Boards. Venue: Private address in West Norwood. Time: 11.30am. Meetings are free unless there are consumables costs. https://www.meetup.com/South-London-Red-Tent/

Please note: I am not responsible for any of these events except my candle magic workshop at Treadwell's. 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. If you want an event listed on my blog, or spot anything that needs changing, please email badwitch1234@gmail.com.

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