Lammas is this Thursday, on August 1. 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 over the festival to celebrate the start of the harvest, and for a week or so ahead. If you know of an event that you want listed, please email the details to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 - 27 October, Secret Rivers: discover the secrets of London's historic waterways. Exhibition at the Museum of London Docklands. Venue: No.1 Warehouse, West India Quay, London E14 4AL. Free entry. https://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/museum-london-docklands
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
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/
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.
Tuesday 30 July; So Moot It Bee pagan moot. Venue: The Good Intent, 3 John Street, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1YL. Time: 7.30pm. Entry: £2. https://www.facebook.com/events/631399977346385/
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; 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 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 or Saturday 3 August; ORO ATUA Maori and OME Gong Vedica Sound Immersion Workshop. Venue: Aho Studio, 13 Prince Edward Rd, London, E9 5LX. Time: 6.30pm. Tickets: £35. www.aho.community
Friday 2 August; 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/#
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; Foraging Walk with John the Poacher on Hackney Marshes. Meet at Aho Studio, 13 Prince Edward Rd, London, E9 5LX. Time: 11am-3.30pm. Tickets: £35. www.aho.community
Sunday 4 August; 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. https://www.facebook.com/LooseAssociationOfDruidsOfPrimroseHill/
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; Summer Soulstice: The Saami Brothers. Venue: St Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation and Peace, 78 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AG. Time: 6.30pm. Tickets: £20. https://www.tickettailor.com/events/funoonlondon/285329?
Monday 5 August; 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/
Tuesday 6 August, McMindfulness. Talk and signing with Ronald E.Purser and Daniel Simpson. 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/
Tuesday 6 August; The Witches' Inn gathering - Potions! Venue: The Hatch Public House, 44, Hatchlands Road, Redhill, RH1 6AT. Time: 8pm. Free pagan moot, just turn up. https://www.facebook.com/events/2190137791283277/
Wednesday 7 August; River Fleet - Harbour Deep. Storytelling walk with Rebecca Leach McDonald. Discover the myths and legends of early London; visit sacred wells and ancient ruins and hear stories of Gods and Goddesses. Starts at Blackfriars Pier, White Lion Hill, London EC4V 3QR. Time: 6.30pm. Tickets: Tickets: · £12.50 - £15. https://www.facebook.com/events/817161238657773/ or https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/river-fleet-harbour-deep-tickets-62053735393
Thursday 8 August; Long Distance Love Bombs: Get Shit Done 101 workshop with Dr. Jeremy Goldberg. Venue: 42 Acres, 66 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4LW. Time: 6pm. Tickets: £30.65. For more details visit: https://www.42acresshoreditch.com/events/
Thursday 8 August; The Sound of your Soul. Talk and signing with Anna Cookson. 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 8 August; Madeline Montalban, 'Witch' of St Giles. Talk by Julia Phillips about
a London woman occultist. 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.
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Friday 9 August, River Fleet - Women’s Heath Walk and Swim. Stories from river and water mythology, a 3-mile walk plus a swim. Time: 5.30pm - 7.30pm. Tickets: £12.50/£15 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/river-fleet-womens-heath-walk-and-swim-tickets-62257172880
Pagan Portals - Candle Magic. Venue: Treadwell's Bookshop, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS. Time: 1pm-3.15pm. Cost: £20 per person. You can book online at https://www.treadwells-london.com/ or reserve a place by visiting the shop.
Saturday 10 August; The Hidden People. Storytelling by London Dreamtime at a secret location near Honour Oak station. Time: 8pm. Entry: £7. No bar and no toilets. Email to reserve a space and get the meeting place: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://londondreamtime.com/calendar/
Sunday 11 - Tuesday 20 August, Art and Spirit: Visions of Wonder - Summer Exhibition. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, Kensington, London, SW7 2EB. Time: 11am-6pm. Free entry, but donations welcome. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/
Sunday 11 August; Marseille Tarot II: Minor Cards. Workshop with Adrien Mastrosimone. 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/
Sunday 11 August,; Forest Bathing in the woods, in Queen's Wood, Highgate. Meet in the cabin behind Queen's Wood Cafe, Highgate. Time: 6pm. Price: £25. https://www.meetup.com/London-Forest-Bathing-Nature-Connection-Meetup/
Note: I am not responsible for any of these events except for my calk on poppets at Romford Pagan Moot and my candle magic workshop at Treadwells. For more information and to check ticket availability and any changes to details for any event, please contact the relevant organisers.