Wednesday, 27 March 2019

This Week's Pagan Events In and Near London


Here is a listing of events in London over the next couple of weeks that could interest pagans, plus 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 - 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; 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. https://barleyhall.co.uk/whats-on/magic-mystery/

Wednesday 27 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: http://www.meetup.com/meditation-trust-london/

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: https://www.42acresshoreditch.com/events/

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. https://www.facebook.com/groups/104788436218047/

Thursday 28 March; The Intuitive Tarot (2nd edition) - Birth, Rebirth, and Coming into its Time. Talk by Cilla Conway. 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 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. https://explore.scimednet.org/

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: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-evidence-the-psychology-of-magic-tickets-55515149306?

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 http://www.treadwells-london.com 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. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sacred-geometry-how-to-engage-with-the-cosmic-harmony-tickets-55272373156?

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. http://forteanlondon.blogspot.com/

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. https://www.facebook.com/events/224439415110309/

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

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. http://www.rilko.org/

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. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

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. https://www.facebook.com/events/371642800099504/

Saturday 30 March, Leaping Hare Pagan Convention 2019. Venue: St Johns and Highwoods Community Centre, Highwoods Square, Colchester, Essex, CO49. Time: 9am-5pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/1998095853826756/

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

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. https://astrolodge.co.uk/

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): www.marywardcentre.ac.uk

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: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hidden-goddesses-of-london-walking-tour-tickets-56282774293

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. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sisters-of-the-drum-annual-drum-gathering-tickets-55118910144

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 http://www.treadwells-london.com 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: http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/events_calendar.aspx

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. http://theatlantisbookshop.com/

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: https://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Pagans-Magicians/

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: https://www.wwf.org.uk/earthhour  (You could do your own pagan ritual for Earth Hour, wherever you are - here is one suggestion: http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2017/03/a-ritual-for-planet-by-candlelight-for.html)

Sunday 31 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 31 March; The Kith of the Tree and the Well heathen moot. Venue: The Horseshoe Inn, 26 Melior Street, London SE1 3QP. Time: 2pm. https://www.meetup.com/The-Kith-of-The-Tree-and-The-Well/

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. https://www.facebook.com/groups/445487428816887/

Sunday 24 March; Tai Chi - The Philosophy of The Forces of Yin and Yang - Sunday Lecture. Venue: The Theosophical Society, 50 Gloucester Place, London, W1U 8EA. Time: 4pm. Entry by donation. http://theosophicalsociety.org.uk/

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

Monday 1 April - 31 October; Betwixt and Between: Isobel Gowdie, the Witch of Auldearn - the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic's summer exhibition. Venue: The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic, Boscastle, Cornwall. Entry with museum ticket. https://museumofwitchcraftandmagic.co.uk/

Monday 1 April; 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 1 April; Sacred Choices: cosmic decision-making on the brink of your defining moment. Talk by Davidji 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 1 April; Hermes-Mercury, God of Alchemy. Lecture by Paul Cowlan. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets £9. Book online at http://www.treadwells-london.com or reserve a place by visiting the shop.

Tuesday 2 April; Advanced Students Demonstration with Gerrie March. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, Kensington, London, SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £12/£14. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

Tuesday 2 April (tbc); 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 2 April; Magic, the Paranormal and the Complicity of the Mind. Lecture by magician-turned experimental psychologist Dr. Matthew L. Tompkins at London Fortean Society. Venue: The Miller, 96 Snowsfields, London Bridge, London SE1 3SS. Time: 7.45pm for 8pm. Tickets: £5/£2 (advance tickets). http://forteanlondon.blogspot.com/

Tuesday 2 April; Discussion about banishing negativity and reducing bad luck at 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 3 April; Aries 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 3 April; Making evil: The science behind humanity’s dark side. Talk by Dr Julia Shaw  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 4 April, Friday 5 and Saturday 6 April; 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 4; Embodied Archetype Workshop: The Priestess, with Lewis Barfoot. Venue: Aho Studio, 13 Prince Edward Rd, London, E9 5LX. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £30. www.aho.community

Friday 5 April; London Baroque book launch and Minimum Labyrinth 10th anniversary celebration. Venue: Hoop and Grapes, 80 Farringdon Street, EC4A4. Time: 7pm. Free event but you must book a ticket in advance: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/london-baroque-book-launch-minimum-labyrinth-10th-anniversary-tickets-56126162864

Friday 5 April; New Moon Gong Bath with Diana Vernon. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, Kensington, London, SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £22/£25. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

Friday 5 April; Intuitive Tarot Readings Night - beginners welcomed - with the Tarot and Esoteric Discovery Group. Venue: The Light Zone, Apt B, 61 Compayne Gardens, London NW6 3DB. Time: 7pm. Cost: £13/£15. https://www.meetup.com/Tarot-and-Esoteric-Discovery-Group/

Friday 5 April; The Spancel of Death - A Play of Irish Witchcraft Written by T.H. Nally. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets £12. Book online at http://www.treadwells-london.com or reserve a place by visiting the shop.

Friday 5 April; “Hatpin Horror” for London Hat Week 2019. Storytelling with London Dreamtime. Venue: A secret location near Bermondsey Tube. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets: Tickets: £12.50 - advance booking essential via https://www.londonhatweek.com/event/the-hat-pin-horror-a-london-hat-week-storytelling-experience/ For more details email vanessa@londondreamtime.com or visit https://londondreamtime.com/calendar/

Saturday 6 April; Sekhmet's Flame - a day exploring the solar lioness goddess Sekhmet in North London. Led by Caroline Wise and Carrie Kirkpatrick. Time: 11am - 7pm. Price: £65. http://carriekirkpatrick.com/goddess-enchantment/4594059592?

Saturday 6 April; Wicca: One-day Experiential Course, Outdoors, with London Woodland Witches and Pagans. Location: Queen's Woods, Near Highgate Station. Meet at the Woodman pub at 10.30am. Tickets: £20, wear outdoor clothing and bring a packed lunch. Details: https://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Pagans-Magicians/

Saturday 6 April; 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 7 April; An Introduction to Norse Shamanism and Myth Telling with Andreas Kornevall . Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, Kensington, London, SW7 2EB. Time: 10am-5pm. Tickets: £85/£105. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

Sunday 7 April;  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. Book online at http://www.treadwells-london.com or reserve a place by visiting the shop.

Sunday 7 April; 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

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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