The big event of the week is London Pagan Pride Parade this Saturday, but there are also lots of other things happening over the next fortnight to interest pagans and witches. Here is a listing of those I know about. Most of the ones I list are in London, as that's where I live, but I also mention a few further afield. If you know of an event that you want listed, please email the details to me at email@example.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: (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/
Now - 15 September; Smoke and Mirrors - exhibition about the psychology of magic. It includes items from the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic. There are also live performances of stage conjuring on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Venue: Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE. Free admission. https://wellcomecollection.org/exhibitions/W_vuwBQAACoA_SY2
Now - 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/
Now - end of May; Occult and Symbolism Group Exhibition. Venue: The Underdog Gallery, Arch 6 Crucifix Lane, London SE1 3JW. Time: 6.30pm. The exhibition is free to view. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/384779368774466/
Wednesday 8 May; Free Guided Tour of the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology (takes place every Wednesday). Venue: UCL, Malet Place, London, WC1 6BT. Time: 2pm. Free, but you must book in advance: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/event-ticketing/booking?
Wednesday 8 May; Living The Way of Grace. Talk and book signing by Miranda Macpherson at Alternatives. Venue: The Columbia Hotel, 95-99 Lancaster Gate, London W2 3NS. Doors open 6.30pm. Event starts: 7pm. Tickets £20. http://www.alternatives.org.uk/
Wednesday 8 May; Sekhmet Goddess Circle. Venue: She's Lost Control, 42 Valentine Road, London E9 7AD. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £32. www.sheslostcontrol.co.uk
Thursday 9, Friday 10 and Saturday 11 May; 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: https://www.britishmuseum.org/
Thursday 9 May; Healing in a Hospital: Evidence that Spiritual Healing Improves health. Talk by Sandy Edwards. 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 9 May; Rainbow Goddess Group - Aphrodite. Venue: Aho Studio, 13 Prince Edward Rd, London, E9 5LX. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets: £20. www.aho.community
Friday 10 May; Healing with Universal Energy, workshop with Liz Gale. Venue: Woodford Church at 9 Grove Crescent, South Woodford London, E18 2JR. Time: 3.30pm. Suggested donation £5. http://woodfordchurch.com/
Friday 10 May; The Shamanic Path - Finding Healing through Meaning, Purpose and Service. Lecture by Jez Hughes. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, Kensington, London, SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £13/£15. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/
Friday 10 May; Meditation and Om Healing - weekly event. Venue: The Theosophical Society, 50 Gloucester Place, London, W1U 8EA. Time: 7pm. Entry free. http://theosophicalsociety.org.uk/#
Friday 10 May; Performance Lab: The Dionysian. Philosophical lecture performance. Venue: Bloomsbury Theatre, 15 Gordon Street, London, WC1H 0AH. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets: Stalls £5. https://www.ucl.ac.uk/event-ticketing/booking?
Saturday 11 May; The Shamanic Path - Finding Healing through Meaning, Purpose and Service. One-day workshop with Jez Hughes, author of The Heart of Life. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, Kensington, London, SW7 2EB. Time: 10am-5pm. Tickets: £85/£105. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/
Saturday 11 May; The Marseille Tarot Introduced. One-day course with Adrien Mastrosimone. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 11am-5.30pm. Tickets £75. Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.treadwells-london.com/
Saturday 11 May; 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 11 May; 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 12 May; 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 12 May; Red Tent - Sacred Singing. Women-only meeting organised by South London Red Tent. Venue is a private house in South London and you must be a member of the group to sign up. Time 10.30am. https://www.meetup.com/South-London-Red-Tent/
Sunday 12 May; Develop Your Untapped Psychic/Clairvoyant Skills. One-day workshop with the Tarot and Esoteric Discovery Group. Venue: The Light Zone, Apt B, 61 Compayne Gardens, London NW6 3DB. Time: 11am-6pm. Cost: £77 or £100 for two tickets. https://www.meetup.com/Tarot-and-Esoteric-Discovery-Group/
Sunday 12 May; 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 12 May; Bethnal Green Mobile Apothecary - monthly herb harvest and medicine making workshop. Venue: Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve, London E2 9RR. Time: 11am. Tickets: £9.46/£18.31 https://www.facebook.com/events/2061391110609842/
Sunday 12 May; Dark Arts Fayre hosted by Satanic Mojo. Venue: Nightclub Kolis, 18 Kentish Town Rd, London NW1 9NX. Time: noon-6pm. Admission: £3. https://www.facebook.com/events/2257177977936837/
Monday 13 May; Free Beginners Astrology Class by Astrological Lodge of London. (Every Monday evening). Venue: 50 Gloucester Place, London W1U 8EA, Time: 6pm-6.50pm. Tickets: Free. https://astrolodge.co.uk/
Monday 13 May; Young Urban Witches: Persephone and Demeter. Workshop with Rebecca Beattie Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7pm. Tickets £20. Book online at http://www.treadwells-london.com or reserve a place by visiting the shop.
Monday 13 May; Group Study - The Temple Legend at Rudolf Steiner House, 35 Park Rd, Marylebone, London NW1 6XT. Time: 7pm. Entry £3. https://www.meetup.com/rudolf-steiner-spiritual-science/
Tuesday 14 May; Jung’s Red Book: Occult Themes and Symbols. Lecture by Dr Vivianne Crowley Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7.15pm. Tickets £10. Book online at http://www.treadwells-london.com or reserve a place by visiting the shop.
Tuesday 14 May; Mermaids: Fish, Flesh or Fowl? Lecture by Sophia Kingshill, author of Mermaids, 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/
Wednesday 15 May; Scorpio Full Moon Gong Bath. Venue: She's Lost Control, 42 Valentine Road, London E9 7AD. Two sessions: Time: 7pm and 8.30pm. Tickets: £20. www.sheslostcontrol.co.uk
Wednesday 15 May; 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 16 May, London is a Forest: Walk from Deptford to New Cross looking at urban trees. Meet at Sayes Court Park, Grove Street, London SE8. Time: 5pm. Free event. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/london-is-a-forest-deptford-to-new-cross-tickets-60396126440?
Thursday 16 May, Sculpting The Goddess at the Royal British Society of Sculptors with the London Drawing Group. Venue: South Kensington, London, SW7 2LB. Time: 6.30pm. Tickets: £32.03. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sculpting-the-goddess-at-royal-british-society-of-sculptors-tickets-59896049697
Thursday 16 May, Who was King Solomon? Talk and book signing by Ahmed Osman. Watkins Books, 19-21 Cecil Court, London WC2N 4EZ. Time: 6.30pm. Free event. Details: https://watkinsbooks.com/events/
Friday 17 May and Saturday 18 May, Introduction to Making Sacred Art. A two-day workshop in London, facilitated by Imelda Almqvist, author of the book Sacred Art: A Hollow Bone for Spirit. Venue: Studio near New Cross Gate station, south east London. Time: 10am–5pm. Cost: £160, a non-refundable deposit of £35 secures a place. (email Imelda at email@example.com to reserve a place and get the full address)
Friday 17 May; Dance of the Goddess. Venue: The Psychedelic Society, Greenhouse, 8 Mackintosh Lane, London E9 6AB. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £10-£20. https://www.tickettailor.com/events/thepsychedelicsociety/
Friday 17 May; 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: https://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Pagans-Magicians/
Friday 17 - Sunday 19 May; Sussex Faerie Festival 2019 hosted by The Magical Times Magazine. Venue: Alfriston Camping Park, Pleasant Rise Farm, Alfriston, Polegate, East Sussex, BN26 5TN. Adult day tickets £27.50 (includes one night camping), 2 days £55, 3 days £75.50. www.magicalfestivals.co.uk
Saturday 18 May; SPR and Ghost Club Ghost Hunting Workshop. Venue: Society for Psychical Research HQ, 1 Vernon Mews, London, W14 0RL. Time: 9.30am-5.30pm. Tickets: £20/£25. https://www.spr.ac.uk/
Saturday 18 - Sunday 19 May; The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic Annual Conference - Betwixt and Between: Isobel Gowdie, the Witch of Auldearn. It accompanies the MWM’s summer exhibition. Venue: The Wellington Hotel, Boscastle, Cornwall, PL35 0AQ. Tickets: £25, advance booking essential by Paypal (reference Gowdie): firstname.lastname@example.org https://museumofwitchcraftandmagic.co.uk/
Saturday 18 May; Your Creative Soul workshop 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 YourCreativeSelf@outlook.com. https://artfromtheheart1.blogspot.com/
Saturday 18 May; My Creative Soul. Workshop with Patricia McNally. Venue: Woodford Church at 9 Grove Crescent, South Woodford London, E18 2JR. Time: 3.15pm. Cost: £6/£5. http://woodfordchurch.com/
Saturday 18 May; Smoke and Mirrors. Storytelling with Vanessa of London Dreamtime. Venue: A secret location near Wapping. Time: 8.15pm. Tickets: £5. For more details email email@example.com or visit https://londondreamtime.com/calendar/
Sunday 19 May; 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: http://peacefires.org/
Sunday 19 May (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 19 May: Luna Iter - Journey of the moon - for Pagan and Wiccan Seekers. Pub moot followed by a ritual close to each full moon. Venue: 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/
I try to keep my events listing accurate, but I am not responsible for any of these events. To check any details and to find out about changes, ticket availability or cancellations, please contact the organisers directly. If you know of any changes to events or are running an event that you want listed, please email the details to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.