Here is a listing of events in London over the next couple of weeks, plus a few in other parts of the UK, which could be of interest to pagans. If you know of an event that you want listed, please email the details to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 - 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 5 December; 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/
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 email@example.com or visiting the shop.
Wednesday 5 December; Sagittarius New Moon Gong Bath. Venue: She's Lost Control, 42 Valentine Road, London E9 7AD. Time: Sessions at 7-8pm and 8.30-9.30pm. Tickets: £20. www.sheslostcontrol.co.uk
Thursday 6 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
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/
Thursday 6 December; Steve Taylor on Spiritual Science. 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/
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; 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/
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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; 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 9 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.
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/
Sunday 9 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/
Tuesday 11 December; The Nearly Yule Meet Up. Private Event for Nova Stellar Meet Up. Venue: Pendrell's Oak, Wetherspoons pub, 283-288 High Holborn, London WC1V 7HP. Time: 6pm. You must be a member of the group to attend this event. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1472510443017948/
Wednesday 12 December; Drink and Draw Night: Occulty Yule Themed Carminella Knight and friends. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7pm start. Tickets £10. Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email: email@example.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/
Wednesday 12 December; Cunning Folk London Album Launch Party. Venue: Shortwave Cafe, Clements Road, Bermondsey, London SE16 4DG. Time: 7pm. Free event. https://www.facebook.com/CunningFolkMusic/
Thursday 13 December; John Matthews and Will Worthington on the Spirit of Nature Oracle. 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 13 December; Earthstars Group Meeting Alban Arthan, Light of Winter at Earthstars Group. Venue: Rudolf Steiner House, 35 Park Rd, Marylebone, London NW1 6XT. Doors open 7pm. Entry by donation. https://www.facebook.com/events/2260158487547802/
Thursday 13 December; The Secret Journey of Doctor Dee. Storyteller Vanessa Woolf 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: £5/£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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday 14 December; Saturnalia and the Pagan Origins of Christmas. Lecture by Sam Moorhead. Venue: BP Lecture Theatre, Room 26, British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. Time: 6pm.Tickets: £5.. For more details visit: http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/events_calendar.aspx
Friday 14 December; The Nest Collective Yule Celebration at the Foundling Museum including storytelling with Vanessa Woolf of London Dreamtime. Venue: Brunswick Square, London, WC1, United Kingdom. Time: 7pm. Tickets: Tickets £12, £10 concessions & Foundling Friends (£14/12 on the door) https://foundlingmuseum.org.uk/events/yuletide-celebration/ For more details email email@example.com or visit https://londondreamtime.com/calendar/
Sunday 16 December; The Art of Being: Love in the Afternoon. A warm winter workshop of nourishing connection. Venue: 42 Acres, 66 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4LW. Time: 1.45pm. Tickets: £35. For more details visit: https://www.42acresshoreditch.com/events/
Sunday 16 December; A Blot for Holda hosted by Geoff Miles (this is instead of the Dawn of the Oak Moot). Venue: Greenwich Park, Blackheath Avenue, London SE10 8QY. Time: 1pm. https://www.facebook.com/groups/dawnoftheoak/
Sunday 16 December; Winter Solstice Pagan Celebration with Rev Kate Dean at Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, 3 Pilgrim's Place, London NW3 1NG. Time: 7pm. Tel: 020 7433 3267. http://www.rosslynhillchapel.com/
Monday 17 December; Winter Solstice. Shaman healer Chris Waters will lead a magical invocation, ritual and ceremony at Alternatives. Venue: St James's Church, 197 Piccadilly, W1J 9LL. Doors open 6.30pm. Event starts: 7pm. Tickets £20 online. http://www.alternatives.org.uk/
Monday 17 December; The Folklore of Christmas: Cunning Folk Calendar Club. Venue: Shelverdine Goathouse, 7-8 High Street, London SE25 6EP. Time: 7pm. https://www.facebook.com/CunningFolkMusic/
Saturday 22 December; Woodland Mid-Winter Ritual and Yule Celebrations with London Woodland Witches and Pagans. Location: Queen's Woods, Near Highgate Station. Meet at the Woodman pub at 2pm to walk to the woods. Tickets: £5/£3. Details: https://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Pagans-Magicians/
Sunday 23 December, Winter Solstice 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/LooseAssociationOfDruidsOfPrimroseHill/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.