Wednesday, 24 July 2019
Lammas Pagan Events In London and Elsewhere
Lammas is on August 1 and is a pagan festival to celebrate the start of the harvest. Here are details of some of the events in London plus a few in other parts of the UK that could be of interest to pagans up to that time and in the week ahead. If you know of an event that you want listed, please email the details to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now - 8 September; Museum of the Moon. Luke Jerram's artwork featuring NASA imagery of the Moon. Venue: The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD. Free to visit Various classes including meditation and yoga are bookable at an extra charge https://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/exhibitions/museum-of-the-moon.html
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 - 28 July; The Immeasurable: art exhibition on practice based research on care, female knowledge, slow practices, belief systems, healing and sharing. Venue: Thames-Side Studios Gallery, Thames-Side Studios, Harrington Way, Warspite Road Royal Borough of Greenwich, London, SE18 5NR. Time: noon-5pm, Thursdays to Sundays. Details: https://www.thames-sidestudios.co.uk/news/exhibitions/currentexhibs/the-immeasurable-curated-by-hannah-conroy-and-linda-persson-6-28-jul-2019
Now - Sunday 19 August; Lunation Exhibition, part of Moon Festival 2019. Individuals and communities in Woolwich, expressing what the Moon means to them through photography and words: photographs by Sara Hannant displayed alongside personal tales interpreted by the writer Nii Ayikwei Parkes. Venue: Charlton House, Charlton Road, London SE7 8RE. Free entry. https://www.greenwichheritage.org/whats-on/detail/lunation-exhibition
Wednesday 24 July; Forest Bathing in the woods, 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 24 July; 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 24 July; Witches Worshipping the Moon. Talk by Christina Oakley Harrington as part of the Moon Festival. Venue: Stockwell Street Building, University of Greenwich, 10 Stockwell St, Greenwich, London, SE10 9BD. Time: 7pm. Tickets £10. https://moonfestival.co.uk/
Wednesday 24 July; Lucid Dreaming Workshop with Tree Carr. Venue: She's Lost Control, 42 Valentine Road, London E9 7AD. Time: 7pm. www.sheslostcontrol.co.uk
Wednesday 24 July; Resurgence Talks: Elegant Simplicity 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/
Thursday 25 - Sunday 28 July; Earthdance Summer Gathering 2019. Venue: The Clophill Centre, Shefford Road, Clophill, Beds., MK45 4BT. https://earthdance-om.com/
Thursday 25 July; Into the Marvellous: Talk and signing with Dr. Martin Shaw. Watkins Books, 19-21 Cecil Court, London WC2N 4EZ. Time: 6.30pm. Free event. For more details visit the websites http://www.watkinsbooks.com/ or https://www.meetup.com/WatkinsBooks/
Thursday 25 July; Introduction to Lucid Dreaming with Ricardo Goni and Mugwort. Venue: Aho Studio, 13 Prince Edward Rd, London, E9 5LX. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £30. www.aho.community
https://www.treadwells-london.com/ or reserve a place by visiting the shop.
Friday 26 July; Meditation and Om Healing. (Weekly event, usually on a Friday). Venue: The Theosophical Society, 50 Gloucester Place, London, W1U 8EA. Time: 7pm. Entry free. http://theosophicalsociety.org.uk/#
Friday 26 July; Summoning Spirits in Olde Englande. Talk on the techniques of necromancers, cunning men and ordinary magicians of the past 500 years, with Dan Harms. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets £10. Book online at https://www.treadwells-london.com/ or reserve a place by visiting the shop.
Saturday, 27 July; Sigil Magic Day: From chaos sigils to grimoire seals, from bind-runes to cunning-craft symbols. Day Workshop with Julian Vayne. Venue: Treadwell's Bookshop, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS. Time: 11am-5.30pm (with a break in the middle). Cost: £75. Deposit £40. You can reserve a place by visiting the shop or online: https://www.treadwells-london.com/
https://www.facebook.com/WiccaMoonEltham/ Bookings here: https://www.wiccamoon.co.uk/
Saturday, 27 July; Lammas Rite at Luna Iter 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 5pm, then at 6pm moving to a historic site for the ritual. Fee: £4/£5. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1230392930656154/
Saturday, 27 July; Gong Bath with Guru Ben, Venue: The Upminster Complementary Healing and Teaching Sanctuary, Pea Lane, Upminster RM142XH. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets: £20. https://www.facebook.com/events/330787897644660/
Sunday 28 July; The Holy Fool - Embodied Archetype Workshop. Event aimed at women and non-binary people. Trans-inclusive. Venue: FH Space, 9 Havelock Walk Forest Hill, London SE23 3HG. Time: 11am-6pm. Tickets: £60. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-holy-fool-embodied-archetype-workshop-tickets-62595395513?
Sunday 28 July; NWK Moot. Venue: Chistlehurst caves. Time: 11am. You must be a member of the group to attend. https://www.facebook.com/groups/445487428816887/
Sunday 28 July; 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 28 July; Inside Out - A Documentary Exploring the Transformative Effects of Out of Body Experience as part of a seminar/conference with Jade Shaw. Venue: Rio Cinema, 107 Kingsland High St, Dalston, London E8 2PB. Time: 1pm. Tickets £25. https://www.alternatives.org.uk/
Sunday 28 July; Enriching Activism with the Sacred Feminine. Afternoon workshop with Amelie Summer. Work with the transforming power of Brighid, Goddess of inspiration, healing and smithcraft, with guided meditation and ritual. Venue: Brixton, London. Time: 1.15pm-4.45pm. Tickets: pay what you can afford, suggested donation £10. All proceeds go to TreeSisters (a grassroots organisation planting trees in the Tropics). Email EarthSpirals@mail.com for more information/booking. Details on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2389632761096057/
Sunday 28 July; Woodland Witches Lammas: Harvest Ritual Gathering 2019 with London Woodland Witches. Venue: Queen's Woods, Highgate, North London. Meet at The Woodmans pub patio area by 3.30pm to be led to the woodland site for 4pm. Ends 8pm. Cost: £5. Wear outdoor clothing and bring food and drink. Details: https://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Pagans-Magicians/
Monday 29 July; 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 29 July; Deep Listening Workshop introducing core deep listening practices; listening meditations, sonic meditations, sonic improvisation and sound play. Venue: Siobhan Davies Studio, 85 Saint George's Road, London, SE1 6ER. Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm. Tickets: £14.06 – £16.76.
https://www.treadwells-london.com/ or reserve a place by visiting the shop.
Wednesday 31 July- 5 August; Casting Shadows into the Light. Exhibition of the visionary and magickal art of Charlotte Rodgers and Victoria Musson, exploring the actual, the shadows, and the spaces in-between. This event was timed to coincide with the festival of Lammas/Lughnasadh, and is a celebration of this feast. Venue: Walcot Gate Bath, Bath, Somerset, BA1 5. Time: from 11am. The exhibition is free, but there is also a day of lectures and workshops on August 3, costing £10/£12. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/695013897618641/permalink/695038037616227/
Wednesday 31 July; Leo New 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 31 July; Nature's Strangest Genitalia. Lecture by Jules Howard, author of Sex on Earth, at London Fortean Society. Venue: The Bell, 50 Middlesex Street, London E1 7EX. Time: 7.45pm. Tickets: £4/£2. http://forteanlondon.blogspot.com/
Wednesday 31 July (tbc); Hertford and Ware Moot Moot. (Usually the last Wednesday of each month.) Venue: The White Horse, 33 Castle Street, SG14 1HH Hertford, Hertfordshire. Time: 8pm. Entry: £3. https://www.facebook.com/groups/104788436218047/
Thursday 1 August; Earth Festival: Wheel of the Year Meditation - Fruition, gather at the well head for meditation at noon, followed by conversation on the lower lawn. Venue: Chalice Well World Peace Garden, in Glastonbury. Free admission to the gardens from 10am to noon. For more details, visit the website http://www.chalicewell.org.uk/
Thursday 1 August; IQ-ME by Johny Dar: Wellbeing through the Art of Colouring Introduction. Watkins Books, 19-21 Cecil Court, London WC2N 4EZ. Time: 6.30pm. Free event. For more details visit the websites http://www.watkinsbooks.com/ or https://www.meetup.com/WatkinsBooks/
Thursday 1 August; Leonora Carrington's Hearing Trumpet. Talk by Dr Kate Laity. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets £10. Book online at https://www.treadwells-london.com/ or reserve a place by visiting the shop.
Thursday 1 August; PFL Open Ritual for Lammas led by Hendon Heathens. Venue: Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL. Time: 7.30pm for 8pm start. Entry: £6/£5 (PF members and concessions). https://pflondon.info/
Friday 2 August, Open Evening - Summer 2019, with the college team. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, Kensington, London, SW7 2EB. Time: 4.30pm-9pm. Tickets: £25. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/
Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 August; Lammas event weekend at The Henge Shop in Avebury with workshops and book signings. Venue: High Street, Avebury, Wiltshire, SN8 1RF. Time: 10am-6pm. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/376942859693218/
Saturday 3 August; Free and Open Gorsedd of Caer Abiri Lammas Ritual at Avebury Sun Circle, in Avebury, Wiltshire. Open druidic style ceremony to mark Lammas. Meet from noon in the Red Lion pub. Ritual starts at 1.30pm. Free event, offerings of mead and food welcome. https://www.facebook.com/events/210973283116416/
Saturday 3 August; 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. Tickets: £5, wear outdoor clothing. Details: https://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Pagans-Magicians/
Saturday 3 August; Watchers of the Old Ways Lammas Ceremony. Venue: Rollright Stones, Off A3400, Chipping Norton, OX7 5QB. Time: 2pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/2387910684868239/
Sunday 4 August (date tbc); Druidic Lughnasadh/Lhammas Celebration on Primrose Hill with the Loose Association of Druids. Gather in the Hawthorne Grove at Primrose Hill, London, NW1 8YH, by 12.45pm to prepare the site ready for a prompt 1pm start. Nearest tube: Chalk Farm. Bring a small contribution of food and drink to share. All are welcome.
Sunday 4 August; Roman London Walking Tour organised by the Museum of London. Starts at Museum of London, London Wall. Time: 2pm. Tickets: £12.50. https://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/museum-london/event-detail?id=2008
Sunday 4 August (date tbc); Lughnasadh/Lammas Wheel of the Year ritual at Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, 3 Pilgrim's Place, London NW3 1NG. Time: 7pm. Tel: 020 7433 3267. http://www.rosslynhillchapel.com/
Note: I do not organise any of these events. For more information and to check ticket availability and any changes to details, please contact the organisers.