Wednesday, 16 October 2019

This Week's Pagan Events In and Near London


Here are events in London plus a few in other parts of the UK over the next week or so that could be of interest to pagans, and there's lots going on with Halloween - or Samhain - just a couple of weeks away. If you know of an event that you want listed, please email the details to me at badwitch1234@gmail.com.

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: https://londonmonthofthedead.com/

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

Now - 2 February 2020; William Blake exhibition. Venue: Tate Britain, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG. Entry: £18/£17/Free for members. https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/exhibition/william-blake-artist?

Now - 2 November; Damien Hirst - Mandalas exhibition. Venue: White Cube, 25 – 26 Mason's Yard, London, SW1Y 6BU. Details: https://www.whitecube.com/exhibitions/exhibition/damien_hirst_masons_yard_2019?

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

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 http://theatlantisbookshop.com/

Wednesday 16 October; The Seasonal Self: Autumn Session - Forest Bathing in Queen's Wood, Highgate, exploring personal joys and challenges of the  season and exploring our cyclical natures. Meet in the cabin behind Queen's Wood Cafe, Highgate. Time: 9.30am. Ends at noon. Price: £35. https://www.meetup.com/London-Forest-Bathing-Nature-Connection-Meetup/

Wednesday 16 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: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/event-ticketing/booking?

Wednesday 16 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: http://www.meetup.com/meditation-trust-london/

Wednesday 16 October; Hedge Shamanism. Session 1 of 3 with Sarah Fox. Venue: Clearly Destiny, 12 Woburn Walk, · London.  Time: 6.30pm. Tickets: £15. https://www.meetup.com/Shamanic-Journeying-with-a-drum/

Wednesday 16 October; 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/

Wednesday 16 October; Sacred Singing. Open your heart and voice through chanting. Venue in London N16. Time: 7.30pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/683456182148551/

Wednesday 16 October; Aries Full Moon Gong Bath. Venue: She's Lost Control, 42 Valentine Road, London E9 7AD. Two sessions: 7pm and 8.30pm. Tickets: £20. www.sheslostcontrol.co.uk

Wednesday 16 October; Wild Woman Workshop hosted by Lewis Barfoot. Venue: Aho Studio, 13 Prince Edward Rd, London, E9 5LX. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets: £35. www.aho.community

Wednesday 16 October; Walking in Waltham Forest - illustrated talk by John Rogers, author of This Other London. Venue: St. John's Church Hall, Leytonstone. Time: 7.45pm. Entry: £2. https://www.facebook.com/events/982473025431397/

Thursday 17 October; Psychic Development. Free mini workshop beginning to work psychically. Venue: Wicca Moon, 50 Well Hall Road, London SE9 6SH. Time: 1.30pm -2.30 pm. For further details contact Shirlee@wiccamoon.org.uk, call 0208 850 7803 or visit https://www.facebook.com/WiccaMoonEltham/

Thursday 17 October; Mystical Dream Tarot. Talk and signing with Janet Piedilato. 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 17 October; Candle Magic Workshop. Evening workshop based on my book 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.

Thursday 17 October; An Exploration of Self and Manifesting our Dreams. Venue: She's Lost Control, 42 Valentine Road, London E9 7AD. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £30. www.sheslostcontrol.co.uk

Friday 18 October; Witches and the Moon. Lunchtime Lecture by Christina Oakley Harrington as part of Bloomsbury Festival. Venue: Treadwell's Bookshop, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS. Time: 1pm. Tickets: £8. http://bloomsburyfestival.org.uk/event/witches-and-the-moon/

18, 19 and 20 October; Mind Body Soul Experience and OM Yoga Show. Venue: Alexandra Palace, London, N22 7AY. Friday 11am - 6pm, Saturday 10am – 6pm, Sunday 10am – 5pm. Online tickets: £12/£10. On the door: £15/£12. A ticket for one event gives you free access to the other event. Free Yoga Show guide: www.omyogashow.com  Free MBS guide: www.mbsevents.co.uk

Friday 18 October; 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 18 October; Story Jam: The Argonauts. Storytelling for adults. Venue: The Canvas, 42 Hanbury Street,  London, E1 5JL. Doors 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Tickets £10 on the door or from eventbrite. More details: storyjamstories@gmail.com or https://storyjamjar.com/coming-up-october-jason-and-the-argonauts/

Friday 18 October; Sacred Sexual Awakening: Intro to Goddess Worship. Venue: Aho Studio, 13 Prince Edward Rd, London, E9 5LX. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £22. www.aho.community

Saturday 19 October; Personal Mythologies for Today. Second part of two-Saturday course run by Ken Rees. Venue: The Mary Ward Centre, Queen Square, London WC1 (nearest tube stations – Holborn, Russell Square). Time: 10.15am – 5.30pm. Fees: £57 Cons: £20. Course No: 453. Enrolment: 0207 269 6000 (or online). Enquires: 0208 671 6372. Website: www.marywardcentre.ac.uk

Saturday 19 October; Constructing the Witch: How Women became Maleficent, One-day course with Ann Jeffers looking at the association of women with magic and witchcraft. Venue: City Lit, 1-10 Keeley St, Holborn, London WC2B 4BA. Full fee: £59, Senior fee: £47, Concession:£30. Time: 10.30am - 4.30pm. Course Code: HRS35. Booking and more details: https://www.citylit.ac.uk/courses/constructing-the-witch-how-women-became-maleficent or call 020 7831 7831

Saturday 19 October; Wicca for Beginners with London Woodland Witches. Venue: Queen's Woods, Highgate, North London. Meet at The Woodman pub patio area at 10.30pm to walk to the outdoor site. Ends 6pm. Fee: £20. Details: https://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Pagans-Magicians/

Saturday 19 October; Kabbalah and Prosperity. Workshop with Rev. Maggy Whitehouse, author of From Credit Crunch to Pure Prosperity, Total Kabbalah and Prosperity Teachings of the Bible Made Easy. Venue: The Atlantis Bookshop, 49a Museum Street, London, Eng WC1A 1LY. Tickets: £50. Time: 11am-5pm. For more details, call 020 7405 2120 or visit http://theatlantisbookshop.com/

Saturday 19 October; Rune Workshop Free mini workshop. Learn the meanings of the runes and how to cast them. Venue: Wicca Moon, 50 Well Hall Road, London SE9 6SH. Time: 3pm -4pm. For further details contact Shirlee@wiccamoon.org.uk, call 0208 850 7803 or visit https://www.facebook.com/WiccaMoonEltham/

Saturday 19 October; A Winter Nights Tale. Storytelling. Venue: Aho Studio, 13 Prince Edward Rd, London, E9 5LX. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £20/£25. www.aho.community

Saturday 19 October; Meditational Sound Experience. Venue: Bankside Hotel, Autograph Collection, 2 Blackfriars Rd, Upper Ground, London, E1 9JU. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £17. https://www.meetup.com/Meditational-Sound-Healing-Gong-Bath/

Saturday 19 October; Mystai launch party hosted by Scarlet Imprint and Treadwell's Books. Venue: Treadwell's Bookshop, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS. Time: 7pm. Free event, but booking essential: https://scarletimprint.com/events/mystai-launch-party?

Saturday 19 October; Holistic Sound Works with Dreamtime Orchestra. Venue: October Gallery, 24 Old Gloucester Street, London WC1N 3AL. Time: 7pm. Tickets: Tickets · £25. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/holistic-sound-works-dreamtime-orchestra-tickets-70031673621?

Sunday 20 October, 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. https://harmonious-healing.com/

Sunday 20 October, The Harrison All Day Folk Festival XVI. Venue: 28 Harrison Street, London WC1H 8JF. Time: Noon-late. Free entry. https://www.facebook.com/events/1130645863791897/

Sunday 20 October, Scrying for Beginners. Four-hour afternoon workshop on divination with crystal balls, mirrors, water and flame. 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: https://www.treadwells-london.com/

Sunday 20 October; October Plenty 2019 with The Lion's Part at Roots and Shoots Apple Day. Autumn festival with a procession, Berry Man, traditional play, storytelling, food and drink. Venue: Walnut Tree Walk, Lambeth, London, SE11 6DN. Procession starts at noon by the Imperial War Museum and ends at Roots and Shoots. http://www.thelionspart.co.uk/octoberplenty/

Sunday 20 October, 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. https://www.facebook.com/groups/dawnoftheoak/

Monday 21 October; 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 21 October; The Healing Tao. Talk by Mantak Chia Venue: 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: http://www.alternatives.org.uk/

Tuesday 22 October; Candle Magic Mini Workshop. Creating a simple candle spell for yourself or a loved one. Venue: Wicca Moon, 50 Well Hall Road, London SE9 6SH. Time: 1.30pm -2.30 pm. £10 each. For further details contact Shirlee@wiccamoon.org.uk, call 0208 850 7803 or visit https://www.wiccamoon.co.uk/ourshop/cat_1460861-Event-Workshops.html?

Tuesday 22 October; London Goddess Pilgrimage by Out of the Norm Tours. Walking tour starts at: The Crypt at St Paul's, Warwick Lane, London, EC4M 8AD. Time: 6pm. Free, but donations welcome and you must reserve a place in advance. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/london-goddess-

Wednesday 23 October;  Nara: sacred images from Early Japan - Gallery Talk. Venue: Room 92, British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. Time: 1.15pm. Free, just turn up. For more details visit: https://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/events_calendar/gallery_talks.aspx

Wednesday 23 October; Halloween Portal - Vigil for the Outcast at Crossbones to honour The Goose and the outcast dead of Cross Bones Graveyard. Bring a flower, a ribbon, a totem or memento to tie to the shrine. Gather from 6.45pm for a 7pm start in Redcross Way outside the Memorial Gates, London SE1 1TA. For more details, visit  http://crossbones.org.uk/ or https://www.facebook.com/GooseandCrow/

Wednesday 23 October; Talk on the Traditions of All Hallows Eve by Elizabeth Gale. Venue: Friends Meeting House, Hemnall Street, Epping, CM16 4LL. Time: 4pm to 8pm. To reserve a place in advance text 07927 288904 or email rainbowhealingsanctuary@outlook.com More details: https://artfromtheheart1.blogspot.com/


Wednesday 23 October; Cursed Britain: A History of Witchcraft and Black Magic in Modern Times. Lecture by Thomas Waters, author of the book Cursed Britain (viewable on Amazon). Event hosted by London Fortean Society. Venue: Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets: £6  Details: http://forteanlondon.blogspot.com/

Wednesday 23 October; More Fright By Rail. George Hoyle will be telling Dickens’ classic tale The Signalman and playing live transport-themed classic songs, plus folklore and discussion from author Chris Roberts. Venue: The Station Hall, Herne Hill. Time: 7pm doors open. Tickets: £10 email cunningfolkmusic@gmail.com for tickets. For more details, visit https://londondreamtime.com/calendar/

Wednesday 23 October; Drumming up your Ancestors with Melonie Syrett and Steve Altman. Venue: Aho Studio, 13 Prince Edward Rd, London, E9 5LX. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets: £20. www.aho.community

Thursday 24 - Saturday 26 October; Borough Market Harvest Celebrations, in Borough Market, London SE1 1TL. Time: 11am-4pm. Price: free. http://boroughmarket.org.uk/events/harvest-celebration

Thursday 24 October; Maritime Lecture Series: The Moon, Faith and Spirituality. Venue: National Maritime Museum, Park Row, Greenwich, London SE10 9NF. Time: 5.30pm. Tickets: £8/£6. https://www.rmg.co.uk/whats-on/mls-the-moon_3?

Thursday 24 October; Health in Theory and Practice - Circling the Square. Talk and book signing with Steve Kippax. 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 24 October; Corridor Gothic - hosted by The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies and The Horse Hospital. Venue: The Horse Hospital, Colonnade, London WC1N 1JD. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £13.20. https://www.wegottickets.com/event/479440?

Thursday 24 October; PFL Samhain Ritual facilitated by Sorita d'Este and the Covenant of Hekate. Venue: Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL. Time: 7.30pm for 8pm start. Entry: £6/£5 (PF members and concessions). https://www.facebook.com/groups/pflondon/

Friday 25 October; How the Ass Became Golden - Mysteries Ancient and Modern. Venue: Rudolf Steiner House, 35, Park Road, London, NW1 6XT. Time: 7pm.  Entry: £5. http://www.rsh.anth.org.uk/ and https://www.meetup.com/rudolf-steiners-spiritual-science/

Friday 25 October; Anthony Kesner Presents his Students - Evening of Mediumship. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, Kensington, London, SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £12/£14.  https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

Saturday 26 October;  The Omphalos of London. A guided tour of St Pancras Old Churchyard with Robert Kingham of Minimum Labyrinth. Part of London Month of the Dead. Venue: St Pancras Old Church, Pancras Rd, London NW1 1UL. Time:  10.30am. Tickets £12. Details: https://londonmonthofthedead.com/

Saturday 26 October; Pagan Future Fests Samhain Celebration. Venue: Stanley Halls, South Norwood, London SE25. Time: noon-10pm. Prebooked tickets: £13.50. http://www.paganfuturefests.org.uk/id1.html

Saturday 26 October; Public Samhain ceremony with Watchers of the Old Ways. Venue: Rollright Stones, Little Rollright, Warwickshire, OX7 5. Time: 1pm. Bring a picnic. https://www.facebook.com/events/2438058993105602/

Saturday 26 October; Anderida Rutting Moot with Anderida Gorsedd. Watch the deer and their seasonal displays. Venue: Petworth Park, Sussex, on the A283 3/4 mile north of the entrance to Petworth House. Meet in the car park at noon for a 12.30pm walk start. The car park is on the A283 north of Petworth and is about 3/4 mile north of the entrance to Petworth House. https://www.facebook.com/events/389976598564819/

Saturday 26 October; Hekate Workshop. Venue: Wicca Moon, 50 Well Hall Road, London SE9 6SH. Time: 2pm -4.30pm. Tickets: £19. For further details call 0208 850 7803 or visit https://www.facebook.com/WiccaMoonEltham/ or https://www.wiccamoon.co.uk/ourshop/cat_1460861-Event-Workshops.html?

Saturday 26 October; Gong Bath with Guru Ben, Venue: The Upminster Complementary Healing and Teaching Sanctuary, Pea Lane, Upminster, Havering, RM142XH. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets: £30. Contact The Sanctuary on 01708 251124 or info@healingandteaching.co.uk. Tickets: https://www.healingandteaching.co.uk/course/gong-bath-with-ben-saxon-of-golden-path-yoga/all/

Sunday 27 October (date tbc); NWK Moot. Venue: Chistlehurst caves.  Time: 11am. You must be a member of the group to attend. https://www.facebook.com/groups/445487428816887/

Sunday 27 October; Open Samhain ritual. Meet at Hampstead Heath rail station to walk onto the heath. Time: 1pm. Fundraiser for TreeSisters £5 donation: https://www.facebook.com/events/983131478703653/?ti=icl

Sunday 27 October; Woodland Witches - Samhain 2019 Gathering with London Woodland Witches and Outdoor Pagans. Venue: Queen's Woods, Highgate, North London. Meet at The Woodmans pub patio area at 2pm to walk to the outdoor site, ends 6pm. Fee: £5/£3. Details: https://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Pagans-Magicians/

Sunday 27 October;  Divination Circle with Self-Development and Spiritual Workshops Central London. Venue: The Chartherhouse Clinic, 98 Crawford Street, London W1H 2HL, Time: 2pm. Entry: £10. https://www.meetup.com/Self-Development-and-Spiritual-Workshops-Central-London/

Sunday 27 October; New Moon Tea Ceremony and Women Circle with T-Lovers. Venue: Globe House Yoga, The Tanneries, Crucifix Lane, London SE1 3JW. Time: 6pm. Tickets: £20. https://t-lovers.com/tea-ceremonies/

Please note: I am not responsible for any of these events except my candle magic and scrying workshops. 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 badwitch1234@gmail.com

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Just curious...the tree with numerous tombstones...where and what is it? Thanks, Tina