The August Bank Holiday weekend is nearly here and there's plenty to do if you are in London. You could even go for a walk on the Thameside beach, as in the picture above. I regularly post a listing of pagan events in and hear London over the following week or so - plus a few things further afield. Here's the latest. 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 - 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/
Wednesday 21 August; 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 21 August; When Plants Dream: Ayahuasca and the Global Psychedelic Renaissance. Talk and signing with Vicky Hartley. Watkins Books, 19-21 Cecil Court, London WC2N 4EZ. Time: 6pm. Free event. For more details visit the websites http://www.watkinsbooks.com/ or https://www.meetup.com/WatkinsBooks/
19 Compton Terrace, London, N1 2UN. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £5/£3. https://www.facebook.com/events/300670604150008/
Wednesday 21 August; 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 22 August; Performance: find out how paranormal phenomena can be explained by psychology with Professor Christopher French, an expert in paranormal experiences, cognition and emotion. Venue: Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE. Free admission. Times: 1.30pm and 2.30pm on Tuesday, 6.30pm and 7.30pm on Thursday. Free entrry, but spaces limited. https://wellcomecollection.org/events/XNV9XxAAANssft2A
https://www.treadwells-london.com/ or reserve a place by visiting the shop.
Thursday 22 August and Friday 23 August; Tea Ceremony and Labyrinth at St. Augustine's Tower with Sound Mysterium. Venue: St. Augustine's Tower, Hackney, London E8 1HT London, United Kingdom. Time: 7.15pm. Tickets: £25. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tea-ceremony-labyrinth-at-staugustines-tower-tickets-56675606264?
http://crossbones.org.uk/ or https://www.facebook.com/GooseandCrow/
Friday 23 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 24 - Monday 26 August; Luna Iter Camp at Moat Mount. Venue: Moat Mount Outdoor Centre, Barnet Way, London NW7 3A. Full price adult tickets £20. https://www.facebook.com/events/754232751645931/
Saturday 24 August; Wicca Moon Presents a Day of Ritual and Magic to Honour Goddess Diana and Aradia her daughter the Queen of witches. Venue: Wicca Moon, 50 Well Hall Road, London SE9 6SH. Time: 11am till 4.30pm. Early bird price £45.For further details contact Shirlee@wiccamoon.org.uk, call 0208 850 7803 or visit https://www.facebook.com/WiccaMoonEltham/ or http://www.wiccamoon.co.uk
Sunday 25 August; The Marseille Tarot Introduced. 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 25 August; NWK Moot. Venue: Chistlehurst caves. Time: 11am. You must be a member of the group to attend. https://www.facebook.com/groups/445487428816887/
http://www.treadwells-london.com or reserve a place by visiting the shop.
Monday 26 August; Jane Harrison: Classics for Paganism. Talk by Dr Liz Williams. 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.
Tuesday 27 August, Workshop on natural cordage with nettles (and raffia) at So Moot It Bee Pagan Moot. Venue: The Good Intent, 3 John Street, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1YL. Time: 7.30pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/2331697053586402/
Wednesday 28 August; Virgo 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 28 August; Poltergeists and Possession. Lecture by Alan Murdie, chairman of the Ghost Club, at London Fortean Society. Venue: The Bell, 50 Middlesex Street, London E1 7EX. Time: 7.45pm. Tickets: £4/£2. http://forteanlondon.blogspot.com/
Wednesday 28 August; Hertford and Ware Moot Moot - this month's topic is The Dark. (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 29 August; Metaphysics in Science Fiction and Fantasy with Elizabeth Crowens, author of The Time Traveler Professor series. Venue: The Atlantis Bookshop, 49a Museum Street, London, Eng WC1A 1LY. Time: 6pm. You must RSVP to reserve a space by emailing email@example.com or call 020 7405 2120. Website: http://theatlantisbookshop.com/
Thursday 29 August; Live Seance at The Old Red Lion Theatre Pub, 418 St John Street, London, EC1V4. Tme: 8.30pm. Tickets: £14. http://www.theknockknockclub.co.uk/
Friday 30 August; Fundraiser - Bat Walk for Heritage. Venue: Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove, London E3 4PX. Time: 6pm. Tickets · £42.15. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fundraiser-bat-walk-for-heritage-tickets-67201207621?
Saturday 31 August; Pagan Pride UK: Anglia Festival 2019. Venue: Mentmore Road, Linslade, Leighton Buzzard, LU7. Time: Noon-7pm. Free family-friendly festival. https://www.facebook.com/events/412476462633854/
Saturday 31 August; Witches' Tea Party. Tea and biscuits, a chance to chat with fellow witches, the odd spell will be cast and you could perhaps have a reading. Venue: Wicca Moon, 50 Well Hall Road, London SE9 6SH. Time: noon - 5pm. The tea party is free, but readings cost £20. No appointment necessary. For further details contact Shirlee@wiccamoon.org.uk, call 0208 850 7803 or visit https://www.facebook.com/WiccaMoonEltham/
Saturday 31 August; Witch Bottles Workshop with Tanya Moulding. Venue: Treadwell's Bookshop, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS. Time: 1pm-4pmpm (with a break in the middle). Cost: £30. You can reserve a place by visiting the shop or online: https://www.treadwells-london.com/
Sunday 1 September, Sacred Smoke - Workshop on making incense and smudge mix with Anthea of Shamanism and Evolving Consciousness. Venue: Buddha on a Bicycle, 27 Endell St,· London. Price: £85, all materials included. Time: 12.15pm-5.30pm. https://www.meetup.com/Shamanism-and-Evolving-Consciousness/
Sunday 1 September, Sigil Magic Class with Mark Vincent. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 1pm-5.30pm. Tickets £40. Book online at https://www.treadwells-london.com/ or reserve a place by visiting the shop.
Sunday 1 September, Temple of the Goddess Isis - Divine Feminine Heart and Womb Awakening with Kundalini Serpent Sisters. Venue in Croydon. Time: 4pm-7.30pm. Tickets · £25 - £35. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/womb-healing-and-inner-divine-feminine-resurrection-at-our-temple-of-isis-tickets-66169313197?
Sunday 1 September; Heart Beat - Monthly Drumming Collective with Gong Master Olaf Nixon. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, Kensington, London, SW7 2EB. Time: 6pm. Tickets: £21/£23. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/
Monday 2 September; 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/
Pagan Portals - Candle Magic. Venue: Treadwell's Bookshop, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS. Time: 7pm. Cost: £20 per person. You can book online at https://www.treadwells-london.com/ or reserve a place by visiting the shop.
Please note: I am not responsible for any of these events except my candle magic workshop at Treadwell's. Although I try to make sure the details on my listings are accurate, I do not always know about late changes or ticket availability for events that I'm not involved with. Please contact the organiser before attending any event. If you spot anything that needs changing, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org