Wednesday, 13 February 2019

London Pagan Events for Valentine's Day & Beyond


Tomorrow is Valentine's Day, which might not be a specifically pagan festival, but there are always lots of pagan events in London to help you on your path to your heart's desire. Every week I list many of those taking place in the capital and a few in other parts of the UK. If you know of an event that you want listed, please email the details to me at badwitch1234@gmail.com.

Now - 24 February. 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 - October; Waking the Witch. Touring exhibition curated by Legion Projects and supported by Arts Council England. Venues: (Until 23 March) 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe; (1 May - 8 June) Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury; (September - October 2019) Bonington Gallery, Nottingham. http://www.wakingthewitch.uk/#

Now - 22 June; Two Magical Exhibitions in York. 1) Magic and Mystery. Exhibition exploring the fine line between science, religion and magic in medieval society. 2) Seers and Shamans: Magic in the Viking Age (runs from 20 February - 27 February). Venue: Barley Hall, 2 Coffee Yard, York, YO1 8AR. Open 9am-5pm daily. Normal admission costs. https://barleyhall.co.uk/whats-on/magic-mystery/

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

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 - 2 June; The Lore of the Land. Exhibition exploring our deep-rooted relationship with the natural world. Venue:  The Studio, Horniman Museum and Gardens, 100 London Road, Forest Hill, London, SE23 3PQ. https://www.horniman.ac.uk/visit/exhibitions/the-lore-of-the-land#image-0

Wednesday 13 February; 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 13 February; Frejya's Day Goddess Circle with Lucy North. Venue: She's Lost Control, 42 Valentine Road, London E9 7AD. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £32. Details: www.sheslostcontrol.co.uk

Wednesday 13 February; How to Mend Our Bruised Emotions. Talk by Francesca Rossetti. Venue: The Atlantis Bookshop, 49a Museum Street, London, Eng WC1A 1LY. Time: 7pm, Tickets: £12.50. Call 020 7405 2120. http://theatlantisbookshop.com/

Thursday 14, Friday 15, Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 February; 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 14 February; Melanie Tonia Evans talking on thriving after narcissistic abuse 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/  or https://www.meetup.com/WatkinsBooks/

Thursday 14 February; Valentines night ghost exploration in Wapping with Vanessa Woolf of London Dreamtime. Venue: Wapping. Time: 7pm. Tickets: Tickets: £10 - advance booking essential via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/valentines-night-ghost-exploration-in-wapping-tickets-52487487488, For more details email vanessa@londondreamtime.com or visit https://londondreamtime.com/calendar/

Thursday 14 February; The Lore of Love. 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 15 February; Best of Both Worlds. Lecture by Gordon Smith. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, Kensington, London, SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm - 8.30pm. Tickets: £35-£25. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

Friday 15 February; Pamela Colman Smith: Her Life and Art, with Fireplace Unveiling Talk and Fireplace Unveiling by Christina Oakley Harrington. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets £10. Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email: info@treadwells-london.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/

Saturday 16 - Sunday 17 February; The Enchanted Market. Large pagan festival with stalls, talks, food, a bar and entertainment including Spriggan Mist and Inkubus Sukkubus. I will be giving a talk and mini-workshop on poppets and magical protection dolls at 2.30pm on the Saturday. Venue: Garth Hill College, Bull Lane, Bracknell, RG42 2AD. Tickets: £16.50. http://www.theenchantedmarket.com/

Saturday 16 - Sunday 17 February; The Way of the Shaman. Two-day course hosted by Shamanism with Marta. Venue in Kew, Richmond, Surrey. Starts 9.30am Saturday, ends noon Sunday. Tickets: £175. https://www.facebook.com/events/336397673870381/

Saturday 16 February; Self-Love Transformational Workshop with Cacao, led by Dr Joy Lovesey. Venue: Aho Studio, 13 Prince Edward Rd, London, E9 5LX. Time: 10.30am-5pm. Tickets: £45. www.aho.community

Saturday 16 February; The Marseille Tarot Introduced. One-day Course with Adrien Mastrosimone  Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 11am-5.30pm. Tickets £40. Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email: info@treadwells-london.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/

Sunday 17 February; 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 peace fire from America that you can watch online. Details: http://peacefires.org/

Sunday 17 February; Sunday 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. https://harmonious-healing.com/

Sunday 17 February; Hidden Goddesses of London walking tour with Ross Norman. Two and a half hour walk, starting at St Pauls and ending at Crossbones Graveyard near London Bridge. Free event, but you must reserve a place: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hidden-goddess-of-london-tickets-54697044332?

Sunday 17 February; Family Imbolc Gathering. Venue: Private address near Turnpike Lane, North London. Time: 2pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/242893179977589/

Sunday 17 February; Drumming and Shamanic Circle with Shamanic Walks of Consciousness. Venue: Shamanic Space, 11 Hilly Fields Crescent, Brockley, · South London. Time: 2pm. Tickets £25. https://www.meetup.com/Shamanic-Walks-of-Consciousness/

Sunday 17 Feb: 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 17 Feb: Luna Iter - Journey of the moon - for Pagan and Wiccan Seekers. Pub moot followed by a ritual close to each full moon. Venue (tbc): 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/

Monday 18 February; Sacred Oils and the Art of Dying. Talk by Felicity Warner at Alternatives. Venue: St James's Church, 197 Piccadilly, W1J 9LL. Doors open 6.30pm. Event starts: 7pm. Tickets £15/£20. http://www.alternatives.org.uk/

Monday 18 February; Study Group: The Temple Legend - looking at the picture language of myth. (Group meets every fortnight) Venue: Rudolf Steiner House, 35 Park Rd, Marylebone, London NW1 6XT. Doors open 7pm. Entry £3. https://www.meetup.com/rudolf-steiner-spiritual-science/

Monday 18 February; Witchcraft and Gay Liberation 1969/2019. Lecture by Dr Brooke Palmieri. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets £9. Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email: info@treadwells-london.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/

Monday 18 February; Pagan Pathfinders - February Full Moon. Meeting suitable for all pagans in Finchley, London N3. Time: 7.30pm. (Meeting is usually on the 3rd Monday each month.) Free, but bring food and drink to share. Contact Pagan Pathfinders for more details: https://www.facebook.com/PaganPathfinders/

Tuesday 19 February; Peter Ackroyd's Monstrous East End. Walking tour with Footprints of London. Meet at: Limehouse Town Hall, 646 Commercial Road, London E14 7HA. Time: 2pm. Tickets: £9/£12 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/peter-ackroyds-monstrous-east-end-tickets-54773655478?

Tuesday 19 February;  London Dreamtime Story Circle - Full Moon Magic. Venue: The Library, 112 Saint Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4BD London. Time: 6pm. Tickets must be bought in advance: £6.98. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/london-dreamtime-story-circle-full-moon-tickets-54755458049

Tuesday 19 February; Full Moon in Virgo: True love spell and readings on finding your true love from 6.30pm. This will be both online and at Wicca Moon, 50 Well Hall Road, London SE9 6SH. The shop is also selling kits so you can do the spell yourself. For more details contact Shirlee@wiccamoon.org.uk, call 0208 850 7803 or visit https://www.facebook.com/WiccaMoonEltham/

Tuesday 19 February; Transformational Tools for These Times. Lecture by Susan Gash and Sven Carlson. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, Kensington, London, SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £13/£15. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

Tuesday 19 February; TLC: Full Moon Ceremony by the river Thames with London Woodland Witches Magicians and Outdoor Pagans. Venue: Meet outside Tate Modern and Bankside Gallery, London SE1 at 7.30pm for a Wiccan circle ritual on the banks of the Thames. Cost: £3 You must reserve a place in advance. Wear outdoor clothes and bring food and drink to share. Details and bookings: https://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Pagans-Magicians/

Tuesday 19 February; 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 20 February; Virgo Full 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

Wednesday 20 February; 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/

Thursday 21 February; Demons, Revenants and Nightmares: Fear and Dreaming in the Middle Ages. Venue: The Old Operating Theatre, Museum, 9A St Thomas Street, London SE1 9RY. Time: 6.30pm. Tickets: £12. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/demons-revenants-and-nightmares-fear-and-dreaming-in-the-middle-ages-tickets-52990766810?

Thursday 21 February; Missing Histories of Southwark Cathedral. Candlelit storytelling and music with George Hoyle of London Dreamtime. Venue: Southwark Cathedral London Bridge, SE1 9DA. Time: 7pm. Tickets: Tickets: £10 - advance booking essential via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/london-dreamtime-presents-missing-histories-of-southwark-cathedral-tickets-52954048986 For more details email vanessa@londondreamtime.com or visit https://londondreamtime.com/calendar/

Friday 22 February; Introduction to Wicca. Talk organised by the Wicca Meetup Group. Venue: The Plough, Museum Street, London WC1A 1LH. Time: 7pm. Free event. https://www.meetup.com/The-London-Wicca-Meetup-Group/

Friday 22 February; Crystals for the New Consciousness. Lecture by Judy Hall. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, Kensington, London, SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £13/£15. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

Friday 22 February; Alexandrian Witchcraft Soiree. Venue: Address in Central London. Time: 8pm. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/255964565296569/

Saturday 23 February; The Power of Modern Day Spell Casters. Seminar/Conference with Caroline Myss via Alternatives. Venue: Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL. Time: 10am-- 5pm. Tickets £95. http://www.alternatives.org.uk/

Saturday 23 February; Love Magic for Urban Witches. Workshop  with  Suzanne Corbie. 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 23 February; Valentine Rite: For Love and Romance with the Wicca Meetup Group. Meet at the Woodman pub, 414 Archway Road, Highgate, London, N6 5UA  from 1pm to walk to the outdoor ritual site at 2pm. https://www.meetup.com/The-London-Wicca-Meetup-Group/

Saturday 23 February; Vigil for the Outcast at Crossbones to honour The Goose and the outcast dead of Cross Bones Graveyard. 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/ or https://www.facebook.com/GooseandCrow/

Saturday 23 February; Journey Through Sound with CBD Oil & Pandora Star Light Machine. Venue: Aho Studio, 13 Prince Edward Rd, London, E9 5LX. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £33. www.aho.community

Sunday 24 February; Forest Bathing in Queen's Wood, Highgate. Meet in the cabin behind Queen's Wood Cafe, Highgate. Time: 10am-noon. Price: £25. https://www.meetup.com/London-Forest-Bathing-Nature-Connection-Meetup/

Sunday 24 February; Sacred Geometry experiential class. Venue: Crystal Palace. Time: 11.30am-3.30pm. Cost: £60. Contact: lisabetta@harmonious-healing.com

Sunday 24 February; Sacred Geometry: The Geometry of Consciousness - Sunday Lecture. Venue: The Theosophical Society, 50 Gloucester Place, London, W1U 8EA. Time: 10.30am-4pm. Tickets: £10/£7. http://theosophicalsociety.org.uk/

Sunday 24 February; Women Goddess Circle: Aphrodite Love Oracle Temple..  All welcome. Monthly ceremony led by Lisabetta Vilela. Venue: Training Points Fitness and Therapy, 5-6 Coopers Yard, Crystal Palace, SE19 1TN. Time: 6pm-8.30pm. Tickets: £30. To book contact: lisabetta@harmonious-healing.com  https://harmonious-healing.com/

Please note: I do not organise any of these events except my poppet workshop at The Enchanted Market. I try to make sure my events listings are accurate but am not always aware of changes or ticket availability. Please contact the organiser of any event before turning up. If you spot something that needs correcting please let me know by emailing badwitch1234@gmail.com

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