Wednesday 30 October 2019

Halloween & Beyond: Pagan Events in & Near London

The festivals of Samhain and Halloween are tomorrow. Here is a listing of some of the events over the next couple of weeks that could be of interest to witches and pagans. Most of the ones I list are in London, because that's where I live, but I also include a few in other parts of England. If you know of an event that you want listed, please email the details to me at

Throughout October; London Month of the Dead organised by Curious Invitation and Antique Beat in conjunction with London's Magnificent Seven cemeteries. Tours, talks, workshops and entertainment on the theme of death. For a full list of the events and to book tickets, visit the London Month of the Dead website:

Now - 2 February 2020; William Blake exhibition. Venue: Tate Britain, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG. Entry: £18/£17/Free for members.

Now - 2 November; Damien Hirst - Mandalas exhibition. Venue: White Cube, 25 – 26 Mason's Yard, London, SW1Y 6BU.  Details:

Now - March 2020; Ithell Colquhoun exhibition. Venue: The Last Tuesday Society and the Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, 11 Mare Street, London E8 4RS.

Now - November; Waking the Witch. Touring exhibition curated by Legion Projects and supported by Arts Council England. Venue:  Bonington Gallery, Nottingham.

Now to Wednesday 6 November, Ghost Writers for Halloween - Paintings by Anthony Keates. Art exhibition at The Atlantis Bookshop, 49a Museum Street, London, Eng WC1A 1LY. Open during shop hours. For more details, call 020 7405 2120 or visit

Wednesday, 30 October and Thursday 31 October; The East Edge. Poet, librarian and literary investigator Chris McCabe performs a ritual awakening of voices lost to history through poetry, live strings and a disembodied essay. A Nocturnal Walking Tour hosted by Penned in the Margins and Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, Venue: Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove, London E3 4PX. Time: Various. Tickets · £13.48.

Wednesday, 30 October; Spindle, Shuttle and Needle: Folklore of wool and yarn. Talk by Folklore Podcast presenter Mark Norman on material from new book on Folklore and Rural Crafts. Venue: Botwell Green Library, Botwell Green Sports and Leisure Centre, East Avenue, Hayes, UB3. Time: 2pm. Free, but book your place in advance via the library.

Wednesday 30 October; Free Guided Tour of the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology (every Wednesday). Venue: UCL, Malet Place, London, WC1 6BT. Time: 2pm. Free, but book in advance:

Wednesday 30 October; 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 30 October (date tbc); Hedge Shamanism. Session 3 of 3 with Sarah Fox. Venue: Clearly Destiny, 12 Woburn Walk · London.  Time: 6.30pm. Tickets: £15.

Wednesday, 30 October; Halloween Fete. Venue: Treadwell's Bookshop, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £5, includes a free glass of punch. You can reserve a place by visiting the shop or online:

Wednesday, 30 October; The Occult. Lectures by Professor Lauren Kassell, Professor Richard Pettigrew and creative writing lecturer Nisha Ramayya, chaired by Professor Shahidha Bari, hosted by Forum for Philosophy and LSE Philosophy. Venue: LSE Old Building Lecture Theatre, London. Time: 6.30pm. Free event.

Wednesday 30 October; Scorpio New Moon Gong Bath. Venue: She's Lost Control, 42 Valentine Road, London E9 7AD. Two sessions: 7pm and 8.30pm. Tickets: £20.

Wednesday, 30 October; Resurgence Talks: Resurgence Talks: The Fight for Beauty – Why it’s More Important than Ever, with Dame Fiona Reynolds DBE. Venue: 42 Acres, 66 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4LW. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets: £12. For more details visit:

Wednesday 30 October; Samhain Drum Ceremony Hosted by Seán Ryan,. Venue: Aho Studio, 13 Prince Edward Rd, London, E9 5LX. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets: £20.

Wednesday, 30 October; London Thames Halloween walk 2019 along the South Bank with London Woodland Witches. Meet at Bankside Pier, next to Shakespeare's Globe Theatre at 7.30pm. Suggested donation £3. Bring a lantern and food and drink to share. Details:

Wednesday 30 October;  Mysteries of the Tarot revealed. Part of beginner's course on learning the tarot. Venue: Helgi's, 177 Mare Street, London E8 3RH. Time: 8pm. Cost: £5 on entry to the back room.

Wednesday, 30 October (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.

Wednesday, 30 October; Where we go one, we go all: the QAnon conspiracy. Talk by Fortean Times Conspirasphere writer Noel Rooney, at London Fortean Society. Venue: The Bell, 50 Middlesex Street, London E1 7EX. Time: 7.45pm. Tickets: £4/£2.

Thursday 31 October; Earth Festival: Wheel of the Year Meditation - Resting, 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. Refreshments on sale. For more details, visit the website

Thursday 31 October - November 1; Aphrodite's Monthly Festival - September 2019, hosted by Aphrodite's Flame. Everyone around the world is invited to light Aphrodite's Flame in honour of her monthly festival. Keep a candle lit for as long or as short a time as you wish from dusk on the date listed to dusk the following day.

Thursday 31 October;  SLC Halloween Party with cocktails and 10 per cent off everything in the store. Venue: She's Lost Control, 42 Valentine Road, London E9 7AD. Starts 6pm.

Thursday 31 October, Scared to Death in the Woods. Adult storytelling  with London Dreamtime. Venue: Secret location in London NW3. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £5, email to reserve a place: or visit

Thursday 31 October, Nigredo Nights presents Witches’ Sabbath - Part 2: Films and discussions that explore witchcraft, magical traditions and folklore on screen. Novmber (2017) with introduction by Patricia MacCormack. Venue: The Horse Hospital, Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1JD. Time: 7pm. Tickets from £7. More Details:

Thursday 31 October; Mimosa Spiritual Development Circle - Victorian Seance.  This is an open circle all are welcome. Venue: Room 12, Fairkytes Art Centre, 51 Billet Lane, Hornchurch, RM11 1AX. Cost: £5, including refreshments. Time: 7pm.

Thursday 31 October;  Samhain Special Evening - Singing and Shamanic Drumming with Mindful Singing in Richmond and Kingston Upon Thames. Venue: Cambrian Community Centre, 1 Grove Rd, · Richmond. Time: 7.30pm.

Thursday 31 October; Witchcraft Movies: Here Be Witches and The Craft. Venue: The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, London WC2H 7BY. Time: 8.45pm.

Friday 1 November; All Hallows Witches' Tea Party. Social gathering plus a chance to have a reading (readings cost £20, but the social is free, just pop in). Venue: Wicca Moon, 50 Well Hall Road, London SE9 6SH. Time: noon-5pm. For further details contact, call 0208 850 7803 or visit

Friday 1 November for 30 days; Witchy 30-Day Challenge November, organised by Kitchen Witch Coven of Natural Witchery ·and hosted by Rachel Patterson. Simple suggestions to help you connect with nature and your magic each day for 30 days. Free event, in your own home, at your own time:

Friday 1 November, Meditation and Om Healing. (Weekly event, usually on a Friday). Venue: The Theosophical Society, 50 Gloucester Place, London, W1U 8EA. Time: 7pm. Entry free.

Friday 1 November,  Holistic Sound Bath Meditation - Summoning The Sacred (weekly ceremonial gathering). Venue: Training Points Fitness and Therapy, 6 Coopers Yard, Crystal Palace, SE19 1TN. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets: £20.

Saturday 2 - 8 November; Witchcraft Retreat in East Anglia. Staying in a converted granary, surrounded by meadows and sheep. Home cooked food all week, visits to historical and sacred sites. Local speaker, workshops and a quiz with great prizes. Small group (12 people max). Tickets: £475 with a £100 non returnable deposit. For details email, or visit or

Saturday 2 November; Alchemy Symbolism workshop with Paul Cowlan. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 11am-5.30pm. Tickets £40. Book online at or reserve a place by visiting the shop.

Saturday 2 November; Working with The Morrigan. Venue: Wicca Moon, 50 Well Hall Road, London SE9 6SH. Time: noon - 4pm. Tickets: £19. For further details call 0208 850 7803 or visit or

Saturday 2 November; Here Be Witches  Symposium. Venue: The Horse Hospital, Colonnade, London WC1N 1JD. Time: Noon - 5pm. Tickets £22.  This event is followed by a film about witches:

Saturday 2 November;  Travelling with the vine leaf: Dionysos, arabesque and alborello. Gallery Talk. Venue: Room 42, British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. Time: 1.15pm. Free, just turn up. For more details visit:

Saturday 2 November; All Souls Festival. Venue: Rudolf Steiner House, 35, Park Road, London, NW1 6XT. Time: 2pm-5pm.  Entry free, but donations welcome. and

Saturday 2 November; Sisters Meeting for Samhain with the Sisters of the Stones of Caer Abiri at Avebury Stone Circle in Wiltshire. Time: 1pm-1.30pm.

Saturday 2 November;  Free and Open Gorsedd Samhain Rite at Avebury Stone Circle in Wiltshire. Open Druidic style ceremony to celebrate the Summer Solstice. Meet at the Red Lion pub from Noon for ceremony at 1.30pm until 3pm. Free event - offerings of song, poetry, cake, mead are welcomed.

Sunday 3 November, Initiation into the Divine Masculine and the Divine Feminine. Workshop with Anthea of  Shamanism and Evolving Consciousness. Neal's Yard Meeting Rooms,
14 Neal's Yard Covent Garden, London WC2H 9DP. Price: £78, all materials included. Time: 10.15pm-5.15pm.

Sunday 3 November, Sunday Meditation class with Lisabetta (almost) 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 3 and 17 November; Marseille Tarot II: Minor Cards. Full-day classes with Adrien Mastrosimone. Venue: Treadwell's Bookshop, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS. Time: 11am-5.30pm. Tickets: £75. You can book by visiting the shop or online:

Sunday 3 November, Druidic Samhain Celebration on Primrose Hill with the Loose Association of Druids. Gather in the Hawthorne Grove at Primrose Hill, London, NW1 8YH, between 12.30pm and 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 3 November,  William Blake in W1. Part of a month of Blake walks by poet and walking artist Niall McDevitt in conjunction with New River Press. Meet at the junction of Oxford Street and South Molton Street, London W1. Time: 1pm-3.30pm. Tickets: £10.

Monday 4 November; 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 4 November; Reclaim the Sacred 2019. Walk through London's sacred sites. Meet at the Dragon on the south east side of London Bridge. Time: 1pm – 5pm.

Monday 4 November; A Path Through Addiction. Talk by Carolyn Cowan at Alternatives. Venue: St James's Church Piccadilly, 197 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LL. Doors open 6pm. Talk: 7pm - 8.30pm. Tickets £15/£20 online. For more details and to book tickets:

Monday 4 November; Robert Graves and Witches. Lecture by Grevel Lindop. Venue: Treadwell's Bookshop, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets: £10. You can book by visiting the shop or online:

Tuesday 5 November; Sacred Sounds Monthly Gong Bath with Gong Master Olaf Nixon. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, Kensington, London, SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £22/£25.

Tuesday 5 November (date tbc); Talk at The Witches' Inn Gathering. Venue: The Hatch Public House, 44, Hatchlands Road, Redhill, RH1 6AT. Time: 8pm. Free pagan moot, just turn up.

Wednesday 6 November; Forest Bathing in Queen's Wood, Highgate. Meet in the cabin behind Queen's Wood Cafe, Highgate. Time: 9.30am. Ends at noon. Price: £25.

Wednesday 6 November; Sacred Singing. Open your heart and voice through chanting. Venue in London N16. Time: 7.30pm.

Thursday 7 November; Learn to read Tarot - three-day intensive course with Shirlee. Venue: Wicca Moon, 50 Well Hall Road, London SE9 6SH. For further details, including cost and times, contact, call 0208 850 7803 or visit

Thursday 7 November; Lisa Sterle, creator of  Modern Witch Tarot, in conversation with Eleanor Tremeer. Watkins Books, 19-21 Cecil Court, London WC2N 4EZ. Time: 6.30pm. Free event. For more details visit the websites  or

Friday 8 November, Ancestral Wounding and Healing. Talk by Jez Hughes, author of The Heart of Life. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, Kensington, London, SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm. Tickets:£13/£15.

Friday 8 November; Intent and the Art of Dreaming: The path of the warrior-seer workshop with Iwan Bran y Dderwen. Venue: Aho Studio, 13 Prince Edward Rd, London, E9 5LX. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £23.

Saturday 9 November; A Day Away Retreat hosted by Wild Peace. An energising morning and a relaxing afternoon with Qi Gong, sound bath, meditation, a healthy lunch and refreshments.Venue: Buckland Village Hall, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP22. Time: 10am-4pm. Early bird price £65 if paid before 9th October. After this date £75. Contact or to book a place.

Saturday 9 November; Witchfest International 2019. Large pagan and witchcraft conference and evening entertainment with live music run by Children of Artemis. Stalls, talks, workshops, music, food, bar and more. I will be giving a talk on poppets, based on my book Pagan Portals - Poppets and Magical Dolls. Venue: Fairfield Halls, Croydon, South London. Tickets for the entire festival are £35.70 for CoA members/£40 non-members, visit

Saturday 9 November; 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.

Sunday 10 November;  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:

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

Sunday 10 November,  William Blake in East London: A William Blake /Wat Tyler Walk. Part of a month of Blake walks by poet and walking artist Niall McDevitt in conjunction with New River Press.  Meet at the main entrance to the Savoy Hotel, off the Strand.  Time: 1pm-3.30pm. Tickets: £10.

Note: I am not responsible for any of these events. I try to ensure the details I list are accurate, but please contact the organisers before turning up to any event in case of changes. If you spot something that needs correcting, please email me at

1 comment:

Maria said...

Oi, existe algum ritual para passar nas provas da faculdade?