Wednesday 10 July 2019

This Week's Pagan Events In and Near London

Here are events in London plus a few in other parts of England over the next week or so that could be of interest to pagans. If you know of an event that you want listed, please email the details to me at

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

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.

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.

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.

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:

Wednesday 10 July; 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:

Wednesday 10 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:

Wednesday 10 July; Aleister Crowley on Drugs. Talk by Gary Lachman, hosted by A Curious Invitation and Antique Beat. Venue: Century Club, Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D6. Time: 6.30pm. Tickets: £12.

Wednesday 10 July; Embodied Archetype Workshop - The Goddess Bridget. Workshop for Women. Venue: Aho Studio, 13 Prince Edward Rd, London, E9 5LX. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £30.

Wednesday 10 July; Eclipse Season Breathwork with Lucy North. Venue: She's Lost Control, 42 Valentine Road, London E9 7AD. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets: £32.

Wednesday 10 July; The Mystic Kabbalah In Theory and Practise Meetup. Venue: Finchley, London, N3 2SP. Time: 7.30pm. Free event, but you must be a member of the group.

Thursday 11 July; The Great Wizards of Antiquity. Talk and book signing with Guy Ogilvy. Watkins Books, 19-21 Cecil Court, London WC2N 4EZ. Time: 6.30pm. Free event. For more details visit the websites  or

Thursday 11 July; Shamanic Journeying with a Drum with Sarah Fox. Venue: Clearly Destiny, 12 Woburn Walk · London. (Every Thursday until July 11) Time: 6.30pm. Tickets: £12.

Thursday 11 July; The Mesmerist: How Hypnotism Came to London. Talk at South East London Folklore Society (SELFS). Venue: The Old King's Head, Kings Head Yard, 45-49 Borough High St, London SE1 1NA. Entry: £5/£1.50 concessions. Time: 8pm. (Meetings are normally the second Thursday of each month.) To guarantee a seat, email

Thursday 11 July; The Old Stones. Talk hosted by The Megalithic Portal and London Fortean Society. Venue: Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets: £5.

Friday 12 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.

Saturday 13 July, Magic of the Elements - Day Workshop with Jane Meredith. Venue: The Atlantis Bookshop, 49A Museum Street, London WC1A 1LY. Time: 10am-5pm. Tickets · £45. Call or email the bookshop to reserve your place on 020 7405 2120 or Details:

Saturday 13 July, Herb Magic: Spells, Lore, Workings. Afternoon Class with Rebecca Beattie. Venue: Treadwell's Bookshop, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS. Time: 1pm-5.30pm (with a break in the middle). Cost: £40 per person. You can reserve a place by visiting the shop or online:

Sunday 14 July; Nature's Medicine Chest: A talk on herbs for summer first aid and practical workshop. Venue: The Upminster Complementary Healing and Teaching Sanctuary, Pea Lane, Upminster, Havering, RM142XH. Time: 10am-2pm. Tickets: £50.

Sunday 14 July;  High Magic 2: Using planetary Kameas and Seals for Sigil Magic. Workshop with London Woodland Witches. Venue: Queen's Woods, Highgate, North London. Meet at The Woodmans pub patio area by 10.45am to be led to the woodland site for 11am. Cost: £20. Wear outdoor clothing and bring food and drink. Details:

Sunday 14 July; 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 14 July; Shamanic workshop. Venue: Woodford Church at 9 Grove Crescent, South Woodford London, E18 2JR. Time: 11am-4pm. Cost: £10 pay at door.

Sunday 14 July; London Goddess Pilgrimage with Out of the Norm Tours. Meet at Paternoster Square, St Paul's Cathedral London EC4M. Time: 1pm – 4pm. Free event but donations welcome and you must reserve a place in advance.

Sunday 14 July; Menopause red tent. Time 2pm. Venue in Morden. You must be a member of this group to attend.

Sunday 14 July; Forest Bathing in the woods, in Queen's Wood, Highgate. Meet in the cabin behind Queen's Wood Cafe, Highgate. Time: 6pm. Price: £25.

Monday 15 July; Full Moon Event with Peace Fires. 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:

Monday 15 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.

Monday 15 July; Practical Zen. Talk by Daizan Skinner Roshi. Venue: St James's Church, 197 Piccadilly, W1J 9LL. Doors open 6.30pm. Event starts: 7pm. Tickets £20/£15.

Monday 15 July; Young Urban Witches: Hecate. Evening mini-workshop for those under 30 with Rebecca Beattie. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7pm start. Tickets £20. Book online at or reserve a place by visiting the shop.

Monday 15 July (tbc); Pagan Pathfinders. Meeting suitable for all pagans in Finchley, London N3. Time: 7.30pm. (Meeting is usually on the 3rd Monday each month.) Free, but bring food and drink to share. Contact Pagan Pathfinders for more details:

Tuesday 16 July;  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.

Tuesday 16 July; Birth of the Goddess Isis and Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse Ceremony 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: £5/£3 You must reserve a place in advance. Wear outdoor clothes and bring food and drink to share. Details and bookings:

Tuesday, 16 July; Witches of London Gathering. Venue: front bar of the Cittie of Yorke, 22 High Holborn, London WC1V 6BS. Starting 7.30pm. Meets on the third Tuesday of each month. For any questions email or visit or

Tuesday, 16 July; Remote Rite Calling Down The Moon - Candle Magic Spell, organised by The London Pagan Community Meetup Group. At your own private location. Time: 8.30pm. Details:

Wednesday 17 July; Capricorn Full Moon Gong Bath. Venue: She's Lost Control, 42 Valentine Road, London E9 7AD. Two sessions: Time: 7pm and 8.30pm. Tickets: £20.

Wednesday 17 July; 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.

Monday 17 July; Village Witchcraft. Lecture by Professor Ronald Hutton. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7.15pm. Tickets £12. Book online at or reserve a place by visiting the shop.

Thursday 18 July; Reimagining the Out-of-Body Experience. SPR talk by Ross Bartlett and Matthew Smith. Venue: Society for Psychical Research HQ, 1 Vernon Mews, London, W14 0RL. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £2/£5.

Friday 19-26 July; Moon Festival - celebrating people’s relationship with the moon across cultures, time and disciplines and coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the moon landing in July 2019. Includes exhibitions, music performances, lectures, moon gardens, moonlit film screenings, night food markets and street parties. Venues mainly in Greenwich and Woolwich, London. Various ticket prices and some free events.

Friday 19 July; Welcome to the Moon: Street Party, part of the Moon Festival. Venue: General Gordon Square, London, SE18. Time: 6pm. Free event.

Friday 19 July; Eye of the Night. Storytelling with Laura Sampson and Sam Enthoven as part of the Moon Festival. Venue: Woolwich Centre Library, 35 Wellington Sreet, Woolwich, London,  SE18 6HQ. Time: 11pm. Tickets: £10.

Saturday, 20 July; Astrology Workshop. Venue: Wicca Moon, 50 Well Hall Road, London SE9 6SH.  Time: noon. Cost: £45 per person. For further details contact, call 0208 850 7803 or visit  Bookings here:

Saturday, 20 July; Maverick Women and the Moon hosted by Moon Festival. Venue: University of Greenwich, Stockwell St Academic Building, 11 Stockwell Street, London SE10 9BD. Time: 6.30pm. Tickets: £40.

Sunday 21 July; The Marseille Tarot Introduced. One-day workshop. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 11am-5.30pm. Tickets: £75, Deposit £40. Book online at or reserve a place by visiting the shop

Sunday 21 July; Mythic London Walking Tour with Caroline Wise organised by Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Starting place for walk: Ye Olde Cock Tavern,  22 Fleet St, Holborn, London EC4Y 1AA. Time: noon-3pm. Ticket price £22 includes programme. Book online at or reserve a place by visiting the shop.

Sunday 21 July (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.

Please note: I do not organise any of these events. Although I try to make sure the details on my listing are accurate, I do not always know about late changes or ticket availability etc. Please contact the organiser before attending any event. If you want an event listed on my blog, or spot anything that needs changing, please email

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