Wednesday, 27 February 2019

This Week's Pagan Events In and Near London


Here is a listing of events in London over the next week or so of a witchy or pagan nature. I also list a few big events including conferences and exhibitions 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.

Now - 28 February; Tarot and Archetypes - Art exhibition of work by photographer Sylwia Makris and sculptor Tomasz Gornicki. Venue: The Underdog Gallery, Arch 6, Crucifix Lane, London Bridge, SE1 3JW. Free entry. https://www.theunderdog.london/

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

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

Tuesday 26 February; Dreaming and memory consolidation. Lecture by Professor Mark Blagrove of the University of Swansea. This talk will be preceded by an experiential dream workshop – open to all, no need to book. Details at https://www.gold.ac.uk/calendar/?id=11827. Venue: Ian Gulland Lecture Theatre, Whitehead Building, Goldsmiths, New Cross, London. Time: 6.10pm. Further details: https://www.gold.ac.uk/apru/speakers/

Tuesday 26 February; Enfield Town Circle Pagan Moot. (Usually 4th Tuesday each month.) Venue: Crown and Horseshoes pub, 15 Horseshoe Lane, Enfield, Middlesex EN2 6PZ. Time: 7pm to 11pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/293552031362088/

Tuesday 26 February; Weaving the Tapestry of Creation. Lecture by David Manning. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, Kensington, London, SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £13/£15. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

Wednesday 27 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 27 February; HausMagick - talk and book signing by author Erica Feldmann. Venue: The Atlantis Bookshop, 49a Museum Street, London, Eng WC1A 1LY. Time: 7pm, Tickets: £7. Call 020 7405 2120. http://theatlantisbookshop.com/

Wednesday 27 February; Resurgence Talks: Craftivism – The Art of Gentle Protest with Sarah Corbett. Venue: 42 Acres, 66 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4LW. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets: £12. For more details visit: https://www.42acresshoreditch.com/events/

Wednesday 27 February; Hertford and Ware Moot Moot. (Usually last Wednesday of each month - but do check before going.) Venue: The Brewery Tap, 83 High St, Ware SG12 9AD. Time: 8pm. Entry: £3. https://www.facebook.com/groups/104788436218047/

Thursday 28 February; Feeling Great with the Moon: A guide to activating your cosmic energies. Talk and book signing by Irene Lauretti. 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 28 February; At Home with the Ancients - Pyramid Power with Jill Urwin and Welford Wellbeing. Venue: She's Lost Control, 42 Valentine Road, London E9 7AD. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets: £35. www.sheslostcontrol.co.uk

Thursday 28 February; Interview with a Vampire Expert. Lecture by Deborah Hyde, editor of The Skeptic, at London Fortean Society. Venue: The Bell, 50 Middlesex Street, London E1 7EX. Time: 7.45pm. Tickets: £4/£2. http://forteanlondon.blogspot.com/

Friday 1 March; Elizabethan Magic. Talk at the Wiccan Moot - Egg Moon. Venue: Souk Medina, 1a Shorts Gardens, London WC2H. Time: 6.15pm. Advance booking recommended. https://www.meetup.com/London-Wicca/

Friday 1 March; Living the Power of Unity. Lecture by Dr Jude Currivan. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, Kensington, London, SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £13/£15. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

Friday 1 March; Wine Tasting and Wine Glassing 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: £17.50. You must reserve a place in advance. https://www.meetup.com/Tarot-and-Esoteric-Discovery-Group/

Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 March; 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 2 March; Drum Birthing Workshop with Heron Drums. Venue: K5 Studio, Arena Design Centre, Ashfield Road, London N4 1FF. Time: 9.30am-5pm. Cost: £200. https://www.herondrums.co.uk/moreau/

Saturday 2 March; Kenneth Grant Conference - Launching 'Servants of the Star and the Snake' by Starfire Publishing  Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 11am-6pm. Tickets £35. Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email: info@treadwells-london.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/

Saturday 2 March; Creative Tarot. Part One: The Mysteries of the Minor Arcana. First of two workshop with Julia Phillips Venue: The Atlantis Bookshop,  49a Museum Street, London, Eng WC1A 1LY. Time: 2pm, Tickets: £69.88 – £107.19. More information: call 020 7405 2120. http://theatlantisbookshop.com/  Book tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/creative-tarot-tickets-54343230064?

Saturday 2 March; Gaia-Selene Healing and Protection Circle 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. Details: https://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Pagans-Magicians/

Saturday 2 March; Heart Beat. An evening of drumming and song 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. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

Sunday 3 March;  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

Sunday 3 March; 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 3 March; British Witchcraft Documentaries of the 1970s. Film and Talk by Gary Parsons. Venue: Helgi's, 177 Mare Street, London, E8 3RH. Time: 4.30pm. Tickets: £6.66. https://www.wegottickets.com/event/463431?

Sunday 3 March; New Moon Tea Ceremony and Women's Circle. Venue: Crucifix Lane, London, SE1 3JW  (Exact address will be provided after booking). Time: 6pm. Tickets: £25. https://uk.funzing.com/funz/new-moon-tea-ceremony-and-women-s-circle-7446

Monday 4 March; Standing at the Crossroads: Being Mindful Every Moment. Talk by Christina Feldman 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 4 March; Young Urban Witch: Trees and Druidry. 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 4 March; 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 4 March; The Shape of the Soul. Lecture by Dr. Paul Marshall at The Scientific and Medical Network. Venue: Hampstead London. Time: 7.30pm. https://explore.scimednet.org/

Monday 4 March; Crick Crack Club Presents: Dog Almighty! By Emily Hennessey. Part of the Storytelling Wizards season. Venue: Soho Upstairs, Dean Street, London, W1D 3NE. Time: 8pm. Tickets: £11 / £9. Soho Box Office: 0207 478 0100 or www.sohotheatre.com  https://sohotheatre.com/shows/crick-crack-club-dog-almighty/

Tuesday 5 March; Voice of the Gongs. Healing with Gong Master Olaf Nixon. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, Kensington, London, SW7 2EB. Time: 6pm - 9pm. Tickets: £46/£49. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

Tuesday 5 March; Rachel Mat talking on Magical Mind States. Romford Moot hosted by Mamma Moon Magick. Venue: The Golden Lion, 2 High Street, Romford, RM1 1HR. Time: 7.30pm. Free. https://www.facebook.com/mammamoonmagick/

Tuesday 5 March; A look at Ogham at the Witches' Inn Gathering. Venue: The Hatch Public House, 44 Hatchlands Road, Redhill, RH1 6AT. Starts at 8pm. Moots are usually the first Tuesday of each month. For more details visit: https://www.facebook.com/The-Witches-Inn-1568424150049437/

Wednesday 6 March; Forest Bathing in Queen's Wood, Highgate. Meet in the cabin behind Queen's Wood Cafe, Highgate. Time: 9.30am. Price: £25. https://www.meetup.com/London-Forest-Bathing-Nature-Connection-Meetup/

Wednesday 6 March; Feminist Icons - Sculpting The Goddess with The Big Art Herstory Project. Venue: The Last Crumb Cafe London, 71-73 Stoke Newington Church Street, London, N16 0AS. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £20. https://www.intothetrove.com/events/2019/3/6/feminist-icons-sculpting-the-goddess?

Wednesday 6 March; The Crick Crack Club's Alternative Tarot: Lovers and Addicts. Adult storytelling with Sarah Liisa Wilkinson, Daniel Morden, TUUP, and Clare Murphy. Venue: Rich Mix Studio 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA. Tickets: £8 door / £6 advance (adults only). Time: 8pm. Rich Mix Box Office: 020 7613 7498. Event link: https://richmix.org.uk/events/lovers-addicts/

Thursday 7 March; Moon One: Seven Moons to Magic. Talk at the Wicca Meetup Group. Venue: London venue tba. Time: 6.30pm. https://www.meetup.com/The-London-Wicca-Meetup-Group/

Friday 8 March; 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. https://www.meetup.com/Tarot-and-Esoteric-Discovery-Group/

Friday 8 March; Psychedelic Shamanism. Lecture by Julian Vayne. 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/

Friday 8 March;  Symbols of The Goddess: Decoding The Divine. Using life drawing to channel and revere the Goddess, with Steel Barbara. Venue: The Lacemakers Sweatshop, Unit R4 55, Wallis Road, London E9 5LH. Time: 8pm. Tickets: £10. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/symbols-of-the-goddess-decoding-the-divine-tickets-57273889746?

Saturday 9 March; Pagan Spring Conference. Venue: Penstowe Manor, Kilkhampton, Bude, EX23 9QY. Time: 9.15am-10.30pm. Tickets: £25. https://paganphoenixsw.com/

Saturday 9 March; Wild Witchcraft Conference. Speakers include: Rachel Patterson, Vikki Bramshaw, Jonathan Argento and Lyn Thurman. Venue: Merchistoun Hall, 106 Portsmouth Road, Horndean, Hampshire, PO8 9LJ. Time: 10.15am-5pm. Tickets: £30/£25. https://lyceumwitchcraft.com/product/wild-witchcraft-conference/

Saturday 9 March; Spirits – A Rational Satanic Perspective. Talk by Ben Dean of the Church of Rational Satanism. Venue: The Atlantis Bookshop, 49a Museum Street, London, Eng WC1A 1LY. Time: 2pm-5pm, Tickets: £6.66. Call 020 7405 2120. http://theatlantisbookshop.com/

Saturday 9 March; Queering Magic - Theory and Practice. Day-long intensive workshop with Julian Vayne. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 11am-5.30pm. Tickets £75. Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email: info@treadwells-london.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/

Sunday 10 March; Dragons - Awaken to the energy of Rebirth and Master the Self with the Shamanism and Evolving Consciousness group. Venue: Neal's Yard Meeting Rooms, 14 Neal's Yard, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9DP. Time: 19.15am-5,15pm. Tickets: £75. https://www.meetup.com/Shamanism-and-Evolving-Consciousness/

Sunday 10 March; 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 March; Isidias Navigatum 2019: Blessing of the Fleet Ceremony for Wealth with London Woodland Witches Magicians and Outdoor Pagans. Meet at Hollyhock Cafe, Terrace Gardens, Petersham Road, TW10 6UX to walk to the banks of the Thames. Time: 2pm. Cost: £5/£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/

Please note: I do not organise any of these events. 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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