Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Pagan Events In & Near London at Chinese New Year


Here is a listing of events in London over the next couple of weeks, plus a few in other parts of the UK that could be of interest to pagans. I've included London's Chinese New Year Festival because it is a free event with a huge amount of tradition. If you know of an event that you want listed, please email the details to me at badwitch1234@gmail.com.

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 - 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 - Saturday 9 February; Patient 4620. Immersive theatre production premiering as part of London Lovecraft Festival. Venue: Royal Museum Of Contemporary Art London, Hoxton, East London. Various times each day, performances last 45 mins. Tickets £20. Details and tickets: https://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/London/Royal-Museum-Of-Contemporary-Art/

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 6 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 6 February; Aquarius 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

Wednesday 6 February; The Victorian Séance: From the Occult to the Gin Parlour. Talk by Romany Reagan at Greenwich Skeptics in the Pub. Venue: The Star and Garter, 60 Old Woolwich Road, Greenwich, London SE10 9NY. Time: 7.30pm. Details: http://greenwich.skepticsinthepub.org

Thursday 7 February; 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 7 February; The Secrets of Invoking the Devi. Talk by Ipsita Roy Chakraverti. Venue: The Atlantis Bookshop, 49a Museum Street, London, Eng WC1A 1LY. Time: 7pm, Tickets: £10. Call 020 7405 2120. http://theatlantisbookshop.com/

Thursday 7 February; Embodied Archetype Workshop: The Maiden with Lewis Barfoot. Venue: Aho Studio, 13 Prince Edward Rd, London, E9 5LX. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £30. www.aho.community

Thursday 7 February, Strange Beings - A New Look at Entity Experiences. Lecture by Matthew Colburn. Venue: Society for Psychical Research HQ, 1 Vernon Mews, London, W14 0RL. Time 7pm. Tickets: £5/£2. https://www.spr.ac.uk/

Thursday 7 February, Wicca New Moon Circle for love and healing spells with London Woodland Witches and Pagans. Location: Queen's Woods, Near Highgate Station. Meet at the Woodman pub at 7pm to walk to the woods. Entry by donation (suggested £3). Details: https://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Pagans-Magicians/

Thursday 7 February, The Lukumi Religion and LGBT People - An Afro-Caribbean Religious Tradition. Lecture by Morgan Page  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/

Thursday 7 February, Mermaids: Fish, Flesh or Fowl? Talk at London Fortean Society. Venue: Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets: £5. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mermaids-fish-flesh-or-fowl-registration-53728207515?

Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 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

Saturday 9 to Sunday 10 February, Opposites Within – Spiritual Psychology Weekend. Workshop II in the ‘Know Thyself’  Series with Vivianne and Chris Crowley. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 10.30am-5pm. Tickets £160. Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email: info@treadwells-london.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/

Saturday 9 February; Sacred Ceremony for the Goddess of the New Moon. Explore her mysteries using the power of the Luna drum. Venue: Wicca Moon, 50 Well Hall Road, London SE9 6SH. Time: 10.30am. Tickets: £45 early bird/ £55 from 1st Feb: www.wiccamoon.co.uk/ourshop/cat_1460861-Event-Workshops.html For more details contact Shirlee@wiccamoon.org.uk, call 0208 850 7803 or visit https://www.facebook.com/WiccaMoonEltham/

Saturday 9 February; Soul Retrieval - Heal Trauma and transform your life with the Shamanism and Evolving Consciousness group. Venue: Neal's Yard Meeting Rooms, 14 Neal's Yard, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9DP. Time: 9.45am-4.30pm. Tickets: £75. https://www.meetup.com/Shamanism-and-Evolving-Consciousness/

Saturday 9 February; Custom House Foreshore Walk hosted by Thames Discovery Programme and Museum of London Archaeology. A chance to explore the archaeology of London's waterfront. Meet at: Water Lane, London, EC3R. Time: 10am. Tickets: £10. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/custom-house-foreshore-walk-tickets-53955497345?

Saturday 9 February; An Introduction to Shamanic Journeying hosted by Leandro and Anna Lukis of 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 9 February; SLC Hangout - The Love One - a chance to have a drink, chill and browse special offers. Venue: She's Lost Control, 42 Valentine Road, London E9 7AD. Time: 11am-5pm. www.sheslostcontrol.co.uk

Saturday 9 February; South London Red Tent. Venue: Private address in London, SW16. Time: 11.20am. https://www.meetup.com/South-London-Red-Tent/

Sunday 10 February; 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. https://harmonious-healing.com/

Sunday 10 February; London's Chinese New Year Festival to celebrate the start of the Year of the Pig (the actual start of Chinese New Year was February 5 in 2019). The event starts in the morning with a Dragon and Lion Dance and parade in Charing Cross Road, followed by free performances in Trafalgar Square and China Town from noon. Free, public event. http://www.chinatownlondon.org/ or https://www.visitlondon.com/things-to-do/event/4733685-chinese-new-year-in-london

Sunday 10 February; 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 10 February; 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 £18. Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email: info@treadwells-london.com http://www.treadwells-london.com

Monday 11 February; How Your Mind Can Heal Your Body. Talk by Dr David Hamilton 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 11 February; Young Urban Witch: Ancient Egypt. 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/

Monday 11 February; An evening with Jason Atomic. 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 11 February; The Dark Side of Aphrodisiacs: A Valentine's Special hosted by The Last Tuesday Society and the Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities. Venue: The Last Tuesday Society, 11 Mare Street, London E8 4RP. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets: £27. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-dark-side-of-aphrodisiacs-a-valentines-special-tickets-54719679033?

Tuesday 12 February; The First Ghosts. Lecture by Dr Irving Finkel. 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 12 February; Free Shamanic Energy Healing Evening. Venue: Aho Studio, 13 Prince Edward Rd, London, E9 5LX. Time: 9pm. Tickets: Free, but booking essential: http://copaldaselva.com/freehealing?

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

Sunday 17 Feb (date 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 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/

Please note: I do not organise any of these events except my poppet workshop at the Enchanted Market. I try to make sure my listings are accurate, but am not always aware of late changes and ticket availability. If you spot anything that needs changing, please email me at badwitch1234@gmail.com

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