Wednesday, 9 January 2019

This Week's Pagan Events In and Near London


Here is a listing of general events in London 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.

Last day: 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.

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 to Sun 17 Mar; 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

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. https://www.meetup.com/London-Forest-Bathing-Nature-Connection-Meetup/

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: http://www.meetup.com/meditation-trust-london/

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. http://theatlantisbookshop.com/

Thursday 10 January; 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 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: http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/events_calendar.aspx

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 Shirlee@wiccamoon.org.uk, call 0208 850 7803 or visit https://www.facebook.com/WiccaMoonEltham/

Thursday 10 January; 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.) https://www.facebook.com/groups/2438110887/ To guarantee a seat, email cunningfolkmusic@gmail.com

Friday 11 January; 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: http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/events_calendar.aspx

Friday 11 January; A Demonstration of Ascension Mediumship with Edwin Courtenay. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, Kensington, London, SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm - 8.30pm. Tickets: £13/£15. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

Saturday 12 January; 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: info@treadwells-london.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/

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

Sunday 13 January; Develop Your Untapped Psychic/Clairvoyant Skills - 1-Day Workshop with the Tarot and Esoteric Discovery Group. Beginners welcome. Venue: The Light Zone, Apt B, 61 Compayne Gardens, London NW6 3DB. Time: 11am-6pm. Cost: £77. https://www.meetup.com/Tarot-and-Esoteric-Discovery-Group/

Sunday 13 January; Wassail in the Pleasaunce 2019. Venue: East Greenwich Pleasaunce, Chevening Rd, London SE10. Time: 1pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/1965873096794168/

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! https://www.evensi.uk/pruning-workshop-wassail-south-london-agnes-riley-gardens/283266206?

Sunday 13 January; Manifesting Abundance for 2019 and Beyond with Spiritual Connections Workshops. Venue: Kingston Quaker Centre, Fairfield East, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2PT. Time: 2pm. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/770345309967865/

Monday 14 January; Leap Into Your Calling in 2019. Talk by Jessica Huie MBE at Alternatives. Venue: St James's Church, 197 Piccadilly, W1J 9LL. Doors open 6.30pm. Event starts: 7pm. Tickets £16/£22. http://www.alternatives.org.uk/

Monday 14 January; The Big Pagan Pub Quiz. Nova Stellar Meetup. Venue: The Castle, 34-35 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6DB. Time: Doors open 7pm, talk starts at 8pm. Entry £3. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1472510443017948/

Monday 14 January; Young Urban Witch: Exploring Pagan and Magical Paths. Evening mini-workshop  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 15 January; The Astrological Year Ahead - 2019. Lecture by Demian Allan. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, Kensington, London, SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm - 8.30pm. Tickets: £13/£15. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

Tuesday 15 January; Relight Your Fire: Find Your Purpose and Passion in 2019. Venue: 42 Acres, 66 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4LW. Time: 7pm doors open for 7.30pm start. Tickets: £20. For more details visit: https://www.42acresshoreditch.com/events/

Tuesday 15 January; Brave White Buffalo Circle with Tatanka Love. Venue: Aho Studio, 13 Prince Edward Rd, London, E9 5LX. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £15. www.aho.community

Tuesday 15 January; Women, Sex and Spiritualism. Lecture by Matt Wingett. 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/

Tuesday 15 January; Witches of London Gathering. Venue: front bar of the Cittie of Yorke, 22 High Holborn, London WC1V 6BS. Starting 7.30pm. Meets on the third Tuesday of each month. For any questions email coacentral@witchcraft.org or visit http://www.witchfest.net/  https://www.facebook.com/coawitchesoflondon/

Wednesday 16 - Sunday 27 January; Wiltshire B4 Christ. Art exhibition with a pagan theme. Venue:  The Store X, 180 The Strand, London. Free entry. Open from 12pm-7pm. https://thevinylfactory.com/news/aries-jeremy-deller-david-sims-wiltshire-b4-christ-store-x/

Wednesday 16 January; More Mead Moot with Pagan FutureFests. Venue: Hope Pub, 48 West Street, Carshalton SM5 2PR. Time: from 7.30pm. Meets on the third Wednesday of each month.  http://www.meetup.com/Londonpagancommunity/

Wednesday 16 January; Aldous Huxley and Mysticism for the Masses hosted by  The Psychedelic Society. Venue: Juju's Bar and Stage, 15 Hanbury St, Ely's Yard - car park, London, E1 6QR. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £11/£16. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aldous-huxley-and-mysticism-for-the-masses-a-talk-tickets-53585023247

Thursday 17 - Friday 18 January; MagiCog: Cognitive Approaches to Ancient Magic. Two-day conference and workshop. Venue: Room G22/26, Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU. Starts 9am Thursday, ends 3.30pm Friday. Free event but booking essential. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/magicog-cognitive-approaches-to-ancient-magic-tickets-52093206182

Thursday 17 January; Mel Collins talking on The Handbook for Highly Sensitive People. 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 18 January; The Shamanic Path: Deepening Our Connection to Nature. Lecture by Jez Hughes. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, Kensington, London, SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm - 8.30pm. Tickets: £13/£15. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

Saturday 19 January; Ritual: Its Relevance and Resonances - part one. First day in two-Saturday course with Kenneth Rees. Venue: The Mary Ward Centre, Queen Square, London WC1 (nearest tube stations – Holborn, Russell Square). Time: 10.15am – 5.30pm. Course No: 450. Fees: £56/£20. Enrolment: 0207 269 6000 (or online). Enquires: 0208 671 6372. Website: www.marywardcentre.ac.uk

Saturday 19 January; Drum Birthing Workshop with Heron Drums. Venue: Singleton Environment Centre. Ashford, TN23 5HU. Time: 9.30am-5pm. Cost: £200. https://www.herondrums.co.uk/moreau/

Saturday 19 January 2019; Gong Bath, Sound Healing and Shamanic Empowerment Ritual with Shamanic Walks of Consciousness. Venue: Shamanic Space, 11 Hilly Fields Crescent, Brockley, · south London. Time: 10am to 5pm. Tickets £95 including food. https://www.meetup.com/Shamanic-Walks-of-Consciousness/

Saturday 19 January 2019;  Witch Bottles for Practical Magic. Afternoon workshop with Tanya Moulding . 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 19 January; Wassail 2019 with Pentacle Drummers. Venue: The Royal Oak and Castle Inn,
High Street, Pevensey, East Sussex, BN24 5LE. Time: 6pm. Free event. https://www.facebook.com/events/340921746652447/

Saturday 19 January; The 54th Wiccan Rede Gathering. A social meeting to eat and drink with a short talk by guest speaker Jeremy Morgan, Druid of Wormwood Scrubs. Venue: A pub in central London. Time: 7pm. Entry £2. For details and to book a place visit: http://www.meetup.com/The-London-Wicca-Meetup-Group/

Sunday 20 January; There is Power in Our Blood - start of year-long monthly journey circle at the Red Tent Meetup Group. Venue in West Norwood, south east London. Time: noon. The entire course costs £333 but can be paid in installments. https://www.meetup.com/South-London-Red-Tent/

Sunday 20 January: Peace Fires for the Full Moon. Light a candle or fire for peace wherever you are in the world, for just for 10 minutes or an hour or longer and state the intention: “Let there be peace on earth and love for one another.” There will also be a live web broadcast of an 8-hour peacefire from America that you can watch online. Details: http://peacefires.org/

Sunday 20 January 2019 (tbc): 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/groups/dawnoftheoak/

Sunday 20 January: Luna Iter - Journey of the moon - for Pagan and Wiccan Seekers. Pub moot followed by a ritual close to each full moon. Venue: Pembury Tavern, 90 Amhurst Rd, London E8 1JH. Moot usually starts at 4.30pm, then at 6pm moving to a historic site for the ritual. Fee: £4/£5. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1230392930656154/

Sunday 20 January; Introduction to Shamanism - Full Moon with the Shamanism and Evolving Consciousness group. Venue: Neal's Yard Meeting Rooms, 14 Neal's Yard, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9DP. Time: 6.45pm. Tickets: £35. https://www.meetup.com/Shamanism-and-Evolving-Consciousness/

Please note: I do not organise any of these events and am not responsible for them. Although I try to make sure my listings are accurate, I don't always know about late changes or ticket availability. Please contact the organiser before turning up at any event.

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