Wednesday 20 March 2019

Events for the Spring Equinox In London & Outside

Today is the Spring Equinox, when day and night are equal. There are events taking place to mark the festival over the next few days, as well as plenty of other pagan talks, exhibitions and workshops. Most of the things I list are in London, because that's where I live, but I also list some in other parts of England. If you know of an event that you want listed, please email the details to me at

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.

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.

Now - 22 June; Magical Exhibitions in York: Magic and Mystery. Exhibition exploring the fine line between science, religion and magic in medieval society. Venue: Barley Hall, 2 Coffee Yard, York, YO1 8AR. Open 9am-5pm daily. Normal admission costs.

Wednesday 20 March; Spring Equinox Festival: Wheel of the Year Meditation. Venue: Chalice Well World Peace Garden, in Glastonbury. Gather at the well head for midday meditation until 12.30pm, followed by conversation on the lower lawn. Free admission to the gardens from 10am to noon. For more details, visit the website

Wednesday 20 March; 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 20 March; Libra 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.

Wednesday 20 March; Wiccan 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:

Wednesday 20 March; 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.

Thursday 21 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:

Thursday 21 March; Atlantis Bookshop's 97th birthday celebration. Pop in any time during the day until 5pm for a cup of tea and some cake. Venue: The Atlantis Bookshop,  49a Museum Street, London, Eng WC1A 1LY. More information: call 020 7405 2120 or visit

Thursday 21 March; 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.” Details:

Thursday 21 March;  Horniman X Goldsmiths. Interactive event - masked performers, surreal 3D ‘Mutoids’ and a 1000-year-long musical composition transform the Horniman Museum and Gardens. Venue: Horniman Museum, 100 London Road, Forest Hill, London SE23 3PQ. Time: 6.30pm - 11pm. Tickets: £7.50.

Thursday 21 March; PFL Open Ritual for Spring Equinox led by Luna Iter. Venue: Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL. Time: 7.30pm for 8pm start. Entry: £6/£5 (PF members and concessions).

Thursday 21 March; Sex and Empire: The Cannibal Club's Edward Sellon. Lecture by Phil Hine. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets £9. Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email:

Saturday 23 March; Passing on Our Cultural Traditions to Future Generations. One-day conference organised by ICOMOS-UK. Venue: Tara Theatre, 356 Garratt Lane, London, SW18 4ES. Time: 9.30am-5.30pm. Tickets: Full price: £75. Students £15.

Saturday 23 March; One-Day Ghost Hunting Workshop run by the Ghost Club and SPR. Venue: Society for Psychical Research HQ, 1 Vernon Mews, London, W14 0RL. Time: 10am-5.30pm. Tickets: £25/£20. Copies of the new book Guidance Notes for Investigators of Spontaneous Cases, Apparitions, Hauntings, Poltergeists and Similar Phenomena will be available on the day at £7.50.

Saturday 23 March; Pagan Federation South West (Glastonbury). Venue: Glastonbury, Somerset, United Kingdom. Time: 10am-5.30pm. Tickets: £8/£12/£15:

Saturday 23 March;  The Wisdom of the Fool - part one of a two-Saturday workshop with Ken Rees. Venue: The Mary Ward Centre, Queen Square, London WC1 (nearest tube stations – Holborn, Russell Square). Time: 10.15am – 5.30pm. Fees: £56 Cons: £20. Course No: 452. Enrolment: 0207 269 6000 (or online):

Saturday 23 March; Ostara Goddess Workshop Honouring Kuan Yin Goddess of Love and Compassion. Venue: Wicca Moon, 50 Well Hall Road, London SE9 6SH. Time: 11am-5pm. Tickets £45 in advance, £55 on the day. For more details contact, call 0208 850 7803 or visit

Saturday 23 March; Soul Awareness to Intuition. Workshop using dominoes for divination with Michael Redwin. Venue: Friends Meeting House, Hemnall Street, Epping, CM16 4LL. Time: 1.30pm. Tickets: £20, includes tea and coffee and a raffle. For information ring 07927 288904 or email

Saturday 23 March; Free and Open Gorsedd of Caer Abiri Spring Equinox Rite at Avebury stone circle, in Wiltshire. Time: 1.30pm. Bring food and drink to share.

Saturday 23 March; Woodland Spring Equinox 2019. Seasonal festival gathering 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, wear outdoor clothing and bring food and drink to share. Details:

Saturday 23 March; Crystal Attunement and Workshop to Make a 7-Stone Chakra Bracelet with the Tarot and Esoteric Discovery Group. Venue: The Light Zone, Apt B, 61 Compayne Gardens, London NW6 3DB. Time: 1pm. Cost: £12.50.

Saturday 23 March; Spring Equinox at the Rollright Stones. Public ceremony with Watchers of the Old Ways. Venue: Rollright Stones, Little Rollright, Warwickshire, OX7 5. Time: 2pm-3.15pm. No entry fee but donations towards the upkeep of the stones welcome.

Saturday 23 March; Spring Equinox 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 or

Sunday 24 March; The Old Gods. Full-day event with Kieron Morgan. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, Kensington, London, SW7 2EB. Time: 10am-5pm. Tickets: £85/£105.

Sunday 24 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.

Sunday 24 March (date tbc); The Kith of the Tree and the Well heathen moot. Venue: The Horseshoe Inn, 26 Melior Street, London SE1 3QP. Time: 2pm.

Sunday 24 March; Spring Equinox Open Ritual in Kent organised by So Moot It Be. Venue: RSPB North Ward Hill Cooling, Medway, Kent, ME4 4. Time: 3pm.

Sunday 24 March; Celebration for the Spring Equinox with The Cotswold Order of Druids.Venue: Rollright Stones, Little Rollright, Warwickshire, OX7 5. Time: 3pm.

Sunday 24 March; Edgar Cayce, The Sleeping Prophet - Sunday Lecture. Venue: The Theosophical Society, 50 Gloucester Place, London, W1U 8EA. Time: 4pm. Tickets: £10/£7.

Monday 25 March; Spiritual Health – the New Wellbeing Frontier. Talk by William Bloom at Alternatives. Venue: St James's Church, 197 Piccadilly, W1J 9LL. Doors open 6.30pm. Event starts: 7pm. Tickets £20.

Monday 25 March; The Cultural History of Ghosts. Talk by Susan Owens about her book The Ghost a Cultural History. Venue: The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art and Natural History
11 Mare Street, London E8 4RP. Time: 6.30pm. Tickets: £11.37 includes a Hendrick's Gin and Tonic.

Monday 25 March; 'Everything I Knew About Wicca Was Wrong'. Lecture by Paula Nancy and Frank Pierce. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets £9. Book online at or reserve a place by visiting the shop.
Tuesday 26 March; Your Creative Self. Workshop with  Daniel Naughnane and Patricia McNally. Venue: Woodford Church at 9 Grove Crescent, South Woodford London, E18 2JR. Time: 2.30pm. Cost: £6/£5.

Tuesday 26 March; APRU/FPU Invited Speakers Series (probably the final talk in the series). Talk by Dr Josie Malinowski on Lucid Dreaming. Venue: Ian Gulland Lecture Theatre, Whitehead Building, Goldsmiths, New Cross, London. Time: 6.10pm. Further details:

Tuesday 26 March; Tea Ceremony and Labyrinth at St. Augustine's Tower with Sound Mysterium. Venue: St. Augustine's Tower, Hackney, London E8 1HT London, United Kingdom. Time: 7.15pm. Tickets: £25.

Wednesday 27 March; Resurgence Talks: Caring for the Soil, Nourishing the Soul with Satish Kumar. Venue: 42 Acres, 66 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4LW. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets: £12. For more details visit:

Wednesday 27 March; Talk on Heathenry at Hertford and Ware Moot Moot. (Usually last Wednesday of each month - but do check before going.) Venue: The White Horse, 33 Castle Street, SG14 1HH Hertford, Hertfordshire. Time: 8pm. Entry: £3.

Thursday 28 March; Consciousness and Spiritual Experience during the Dying Process. One-Day conference for people in the medical profession, with the Scientific and Medical Network. Venue: The Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London W1G 0AE. Time: 9.15am-5.15pm. Tickets from £36 for student RSM members to £160 for non-member doctors.

Thursday 28 March; The Evidence: The Psychology of Magic at the Wellcome Collection. Recording of a BBC World Service radio programme exploring what magic can tell us about how our brains work. Venue: Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE. Time: 7pm. Free event but you must book at ticket in advance:

Thursday 28 March; Vision Quest. Lecture by Gabriel Toso. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets £9. Book online at or reserve a place by visiting the shop.

Thursday 28 March; Sacred Geometry - How to Engage with the Cosmic Harmony. Workshop with Kira Orsak. Venue: Rudolf Steiner House, 35 Park Rd, Marylebone, London NW1 6XT. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets: £9.12/£11.25.

Thursday 28 March; Super-Recognisers: Spotting Faces in a Crowd. Talk at London Fortean Society. Venue: The Bell, 50 Middlesex Street, London E1 7EX. Time: 7.45pm. Tickets: £4/£2.

Friday 29 March; Traditional Western Astrology. Lecture by Elisabeth Brooke to launch her new book, Western Traditional Herbal Medicine. Venue in Fitzrovia, London W1. Time: 2pm.

Friday 29 March; Talk at the Wiccan Moot - Milk Moon. Venue: Souk Medina, 1a Shorts Gardens, London WC2H. Time: 6.15pm. Advance booking recommended.

Friday 29 March; The Archetypes Of ‘Super Consciousness’: The Symbolism Of The Gnostic Cathars. Lecture by Neil Hague at Rilko (Research Into Lost Knowledge). Venue: Rudolf Steiner House, 35, Park Road, London, NW1 6XT. Time: 6.45pm, lecture starts 7.15pm. Entrance: £8/£10.

Friday 29 March; A Demonstration of Animal Healing with Q and A by Elizabeth Whiter. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, Kensington, London, SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £13/£15.

Friday 29 March; Symbols of The Goddess: Decoding The Divine - Life Drawing hosted by Steel Barbara and Mario Benedetti. Venue: The Lacemakers Sweatshop, Unit R4, 55 Wallis Road, London E9 5LH. Time: 8pm.

Saturday 30 March, Leaping Hare Pagan Convention 2019. Venue: St Johns and Highwoods Community Centre, Highwoods Square, Colchester, Essex, CO49. Time: 9am-5pm.

Saturday 30 March; Drum Making Workshop with Dorrie Joy.. Venue: Aho Studio, 13 Prince Edward Rd, London, E9 5LX. Time: 10am-8pm. Tickets: £280.

Saturday 30 March, Electional Astrology Workshop by Astrological Lodge of London. Explore the art of astrological timing. Venue: 50 Gloucester Place, London W1U 8EA, Time: 10am-4.30pm. Tickets: £45/£50.

Saturday 30 March;  The Wisdom of the Fool - part two of a two-Saturday workshop with Ken Rees. Venue: The Mary Ward Centre, Queen Square, London WC1 (nearest tube stations – Holborn, Russell Square). Time: 10.15am – 5.30pm. Fees: £56 Cons: £20. Course No: 452. Enrolment: 0207 269 6000 (or online):

Saturday 30 March; Hidden Goddesses of London walking tour with Ross Norman. Two and a half hour walk, starting at St Pauls Cathedral and ending at Crossbones Graveyard near London Bridge. Starts at 11am. Free event, but you must reserve a place:

Saturday 30 March, Sisters of the Drum: Annual Drum Gathering. Venue: Forest Hill Friends Meeting House, 34 Sunderland Road, London, SE23 2QA. Time: noon -6pm. Tickets: £22.

Saturday 30 March; Herb Magic: Spells, Lore and Workings. Afternoon class with  Rebecca Beattie. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 1pm. Tickets £40. Book online at or reserve a place by visiting the shop.

Saturday 30 March; The Tree of Life and other highlights of the Africa collection. Gallery Talk. Venue:  Room 25, British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. Time: 1.15pm. Free entry. For more details visit:

Saturday 30 March; Shamanistic Healing with Francesca G. Rossetti including Audience Participation. Venue: The Atlantis Bookshop,  49a Museum Street, London, Eng WC1A 1LY. Time: 2pm-5pm. Tickets: £30. Call 020 7405 2120.

Saturday 30 March; Earth Hour 2019 - Eco-Magical Woodland Walk and Attunement with London Woodland Witches and Pagans. Location: Richmond Park. Meet at Richmond train station at 6.30pm to take the bus to the park. Wear outdoor clothing and bring a candle in a lantern if possible. Details:

Saturday 30 March; WWF's Earth Hour. Switch off your lights and other non-essential electrics for an hour between 8.30pm and 9.30pm UK time. Details:  (You could do your own pagan ritual for Earth Hour, wherever you are - here is one suggestion:

Sunday 31 March; NWK Pagans moot. Venue: Chislehurst Caves, Old Hill, London BR7. Time: 11am. You must be a member of the group to attend.

Sunday 31 March; Forest Bathing in Queen's Wood, Highgate. Meet in the cabin behind Queen's Wood Cafe, Highgate. Time: 4.30pm. Price: £25.

Please note: I do not organise any of these events. I try to make sure that the details on my listings are accurate, but I do not always know about changes, cancellations or ticket availability. If you spot anything that needs correcting, do email me at

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