Wednesday 2 January 2019

This Week's Pagan Events In and Near London

Here is a listing of events in London plus a few in other parts of England 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

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.  You can also view the exhibition catalogue, Spellbound, on Amazon.

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.

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.

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:

Now to 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.

Thursday 3 January 2019; The Thin Veil of London. Two-hour walk around Holborn and Bloomsbury, interwoven with mysteries from the stories of Arthur Machen, with Minimum Labyrinth. Tickets:  £17.50 (£12.50 concessions). Time: 4pm-6.30pm. Details and booking:

Friday 4 January; 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.

Saturday 5 January and Sunday 6 January 2019; 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:

Saturday 5 January 2019; Vision Boards and Ritual with Leah Salmon. Workshop with Leah Salmon. at Alternatives. Venue: De Vere West One, 9-10 Portland Place, London W1B 1PR. Time: 11am- 5pm. Tickets £85 online.

Saturday 5 January; Wassail 2019 hosted by Fort Amherst. Venue: Fort Amherst, Dock Road,  Chatham, Medway, Kent, ME4 4UB. Time: 6.30pm. Tickets £10 adults, £5 children
booking essential:

Saturday 5 January 2019; Heart Beat - An Evening of Song and Drumming with Gong Master Olaf Nixon. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, Kensington, London, SW7 2EB. Time: 6pm - 7.30pm. Tickets: £21/£23.

Sunday 6 January 2019; 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 6 January 2019 (tbc); North West Kent Green Pagan Circle Moot. (Normally meets first Sunday of the month, but do check with the organisers before turning up, especially for the first meeting of the year as it has not been confirmed online.) Venue: Chislehurst Caves, Bromley, BR7 5NL. Time: 11am.

Sunday 6 January 2019; Oracle cards with Natasha Mann at the Red Tent Meetup Group. Venue in south east London. Time: 11.30am. Meetings are free but donations welcome.

Sunday 6 January 2019;  Twelfth Night celebration. Holly King, Mummers' Play, the Bankside Wassail and more seasonal entertainment with The Lion's Part. Venue: Shakespeare's Globe, Bankside and Borough Market, Southwark, London, SE1 9DT. This is a free event starting at 2pm. For details visit

Sunday 6 January 2019; Embodied Archetype Workshop The Huntress with Lewis Barfoot. Venue: Aho Studio, 13 Prince Edward Rd, London, E9 5LX. Time: 2.30pm. Tickets: £30.

Sunday 6 January 2019; Sacred Sounds Gong Bath with Gong Master Olaf Nixon. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, Kensington, London, SW7 2EB. Time: 6pm - 7.30pm. Tickets: £22/£25.

Tuesday 8 January; Peter Ackroyd's Monstrous East End. Walking tour with Footprints of London. Starts at Limehouse Town Hall, 646 Commercial Road, London E14 7HA. Time: 2pm start. Tickets £9/£12.

Tuesday 8 January; Numerology for You: 2019. Evening class with Sue Terry. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7pm. Tickets £20. Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email:

Tuesday 8 January; The Witches' Inn January Gathering. Venue The Hatch pub, 44, Hatchlands Road, Redhill, RH1 6AT. Time: 8pm. Free event.

Wednesday 9 January; The Seasonal Self: Winter session with London Forest Bathing and Nature Connection Meetup. Venue: Queen's Wood, Highgate . Time: 9.30am-noon. Cost: £35.

Wednesday 9 January; 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:

Wednesday 9 January; Psychic Aspects of Personal Abundance. Workshop with with Francesca G. Rossetti. Venue: The Atlantis Bookshop,  49a Museum Street, London, Eng WC1A 1LY. Time: 7pm, Tickets: £12.50. Call 020 7405 2120 to book a place.

Thursday 10 January 2019; Curator's introduction to I am Ashurbanipal: king of the world, king of Assyria. Venue: BP Lecture Theatre, British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. Time: 1.30pm. Free event but booking essential. For more details visit:

Thursday 10 January; Dark Tales from the Dark Man. A winter's night of spooky tales from author Jack Gale. Venue: Wicca Moon, 50 Well Hall Road, London SE9 6SH. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £5 per person but you must reserve your space in advance. Refreshments will be served. Contact, call 0208 850 7803 or visit

Thursday 10 January 2019; Is David Bowie a God? Talk 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.) To guarantee a seat, email

Friday 11 January 2019; The Royal Library of Ashurbanipal: the world's first library. Lecture at the British Museum. Venue: BP Lecture Theatre, British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. Time: 6.30pm. Tickets £5. For more details visit:

Saturday 12 January 2019; Making Blended Incense for Magic. Afternoon class with Rebecca Beattie. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 1pm-5.30pm. Tickets £40. Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email:

Sunday 13 January; Pruning Workshop and Wassail with the Friends of Agnes Riley Gardens and The Orchard Project. Workshop in pruning apple and pear trees, then a traditional Wassail with live music, singing, a fire and mulled cider and apple juice. Venue: Agnes Riley Gardens, Atkins Rd, London SW12 0AH. Pruning workshop at 2pm - secateurs provided but bring your own if you have them. Wassail starts at 3pm, with music from the Balham Ukeleles and mulled cider. Dress warmly!

Sunday 13 January; Shamanic workshop. Venue: Woodford Church at 9 Grove Crescent, South Woodford London, E18 2JR. Time: 11am-4pm. Cost: £10 pay at door.

Please note: I do not organise these events. I try to make sure my listings are accurate, but I am not always aware of late changes, ticket availability or other details. Please contact the event organiser before turning up to anything.

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