Wednesday, 15 January 2020

This Week's Pagan Events In and Near London


Here's a listing of events in London and nearby 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 badwitch1234@gmail.com.

Now – 26 January 2020; The front of the Tate Britain has been transformed into a winter temple in an immersive art exhibition by Anne Hardy, combining light and sound to explore the natural rhythms of the earth, the tides of the Thames and the winter solstice. Venue: Tate Britain, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG. Entry: free. https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/exhibition/anne-hardy?

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 - 23 May 2020; Gods and goddesses of Roman Britain eye-opener tour - daily gallery talk. Venue: British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. Time: 11.15am-11.55am. Free, just turn up. For more details visit: https://www.britishmuseum.org/events/gods-and-goddesses-roman-britain-eye-opener-tour

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 - 8 March 2020; Troy: Myth and Reality exhibition. Venue: The Sainsbury Exhibitions Gallery, British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. You need to prebook tickets unless you are a British Museum member. Standard tickets: £20. https://www.britishmuseum.org/exhibitions/troy-myth-and-reality

Wednesday 15 January; Connecting More Deeply: a personal development group meeting in Queen's Wood, Highgate, for six Wednesday mornings per term. Winter term dates are: 15 Jan, 29 Jan, 12 Feb, 26 Feb, 11 March, 25 March . Meet near Highgate station. Time:  9.30am-noon. Price: £300 for the entire term. https://www.meetup.com/London-Forest-Bathing-Nature-Connection-Meetup/

Wednesday 15 January; Time to Meditate - group meditation (usually every Wednesday). Venue: Buddha on a Bicycle, Covent Garden, London. Arrive 6pm for 6.10pm start. Donations of £3 recommended. Details: http://www.buddhaonabicycle.com/

Wednesday 15 January; Meet your Spirit Animal with Sushma Sagar. Venue: She's Lost Control, 42 Valentine Road, London E9 7AD. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £35. www.sheslostcontrol.co.uk

Wednesday 15 January; More Mead Moot promoted by Pagan FutureFests. Venue: Hope Pub, 48 West Street, Carhsalton SM5 2PR. Time: from 7.30pm. (Usually meets on the third Wednesday of each month) https://www.facebook.com/Pagan-FutureFests-352385661439366/

Friday 17 January; Winter Ghost Exploration in Wapping - storytelling with London Dreamtime for adults only. Venue: secret Wapping location. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £10, advance only from https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wapping-ghost-exploration-tickets-57004108824. More details: https://londondreamtime.com/calendar/

Friday 17 January; Heathen / Northern Spirituality Introduced. Workshop with Andre Henriques. Venue: Treadwell's Bookshop, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £20. You can book by visiting the shop or online: https://www.treadwells-london.com/

Friday 17 January; Book Launch Event: The Unknown Pursuit Launch by Patrice Chaplin. Venue: The Atlantis Bookshop, 49A Museum St, · London. Time: 7pm. Free entry, but you must reserve a place in advance. Email: atlantis@theatlantisbookshop.com or visit the shop in person. http://theatlantisbookshop.com/

Friday 17 January; Meditation and Om Healing. (Weekly, usually on Friday). Venue: The Theosophical Society, 50 Gloucester Place, London, W1U 8EA. Time: 7pm. Entry free. http://theosophicalsociety.org.uk/

Friday 17 January; 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. https://www.facebook.com/summoningthesacredsound/

Friday 17 January; All Night Gong Bath - Feminine Power. Venue: Aho Studio, 13 Prince Edward Rd, London, E9 5LX. Time: 10pm-7am. Tickets: £59. www.aho.community

Friday 17 January; Let's Wake Up the World: Planetary Transition, Superphysics and the New Consciousness. Talk by David Ash. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, Kensington, London, SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £13/£15.  https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

Saturday 18 January; Vision Board and Ritual 2020. Workshop with Leah Salmon. Run by Alternatives. Venue: Unitarian Church, 112 Palace Gardens Terrace, Notting Hill, London W8 4RT. Time: 10am-5pm. Tickets £70/£85 online. http://www.alternatives.org.uk/

Saturday 18 and 25 January; Underworld Journeys: Myth, Psyche and Initiation, course by pagan tutor Kenneth Rees. Venue: The Mary Ward Centre, Queen Square, London WC1 (nearest tube stations – Holborn, Russell Square). Time: 10.15am – 5.30pm. Fees: £57/£20. Enrolment: 0207 269 6000 or online at: www.marywardcentre.ac.uk

Saturday 18 January; An Introduction to Shamanic Journeying - one-day workshop. Venue: Shamanic Space, 11 Hilly Fields Crescent, Brockley, · south-east London. Time: 10am to 5pm. Tickets £97.50 including food. For more details visit: https://www.meetup.com/Shamanic-Walks-of-Consciousness/events/267316395/?

Saturday 18 January; Lead Like A Goddess In 2020. Workshop with Elodie Levasseur.  Venue: 42 Acres, 66 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4LW. Time: 12.45pm- 5pm. Tickets:  £38.32 – £49. For more details visit: https://www.42acresshoreditch.com/events/

Saturday 18 January; DCO Wassail Walk hosted by Hikes of Surrey. Meet on the South side of St Martins Church, Dorking, RH4 1DW,at 1.30pm.  Free event. Tickets and info: https://www.hikesofsurrey.com/book-online/dco-wassail-walk?

Saturday 18 January; Scrying for Beginners. Four-hour afternoon workshop on divination with crystal balls, mirrors, water and flame, run by myself, Lucya Starza. 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/

Saturday 18 January; The Wassail 2020 with the Pentacle Drummers. Venue: The Royal Oak and Castle Inn, High street, Pevensey, East Sussex, BN24 5LE. Time: 5.30pm – 11pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/2264261703865949/

Sunday 19 January (tbc); 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 19 January, Ancestral Healing Practitioner Training. First day of 6-day course with Anthea of  Shamanism and Evolving Consciousness. Neal's Yard Meeting Rooms,
14 Neal's Yard Covent Garden, London WC2H 9DP. Price: £169 for the entire course. Time: 10.15am-5.15pm for  6 weekend days. https://www.meetup.com/Shamanism-and-Evolving-Consciousness/

Sunday 19 January, 2020 – Year of the Metal Rat. Workshop with Davina Mackail. Run by Alternatives. Venue: Voysey room, Mary Ward House Conference Centre, Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9SN. Time: 10.30am-5pm. Tickets £70/£85 online. http://www.alternatives.org.uk/

Sunday 19 January, Spriggan Mist's Wassail 2020. Music, Morris dancing and toasting the new year. Venue: The London Stone, 14 Church Street, Staines, TW18 4EP. Time: 2pm-9pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/973986039619599/

Sunday 19 January, Kith of the Tree and the Well Moot, hosted by Hendon Heathens. Venue: The Horseshoe Inn, 26 Melior Street, London,  SE1 3QP. Time: 2pm. Entry: £2. https://www.facebook.com/events/311076146505819/

Sunday 19 January, 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 20 January; 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 20 January; Everyday Witchcraft: talk by Christina Oakley Harrington. Venue: Ace Hotel London Shoreditch, 100 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6JQ. Time: 6.30pm. Tickets: £7. https://ignota.org/products/everyday-witchcraft-magical-practice-and-daily-ritual-with-christina-oakley-harrington?

Monday 20 January; How Your Mind Can Shape Your Reality. Talk by Dr David Hamilton. Run by Alternatives. Venue: St James's Church, 197 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LL. Time: 7pm. Tickets £15/£20. http://www.alternatives.org.uk/

Monday 20 January; Reading Group: The Temple Legend. Venue: Rudolf Steiner House, 35, Park Road, London, NW1 6XT. Time: 7pm.  Entry: £3. http://www.rsh.anth.org.uk/ and https://www.meetup.com/rudolf-steiners-spiritual-science/

Monday 20 January; Crystal Grid Yin Yoga  with Lisa Hood. Venue: She's Lost Control, 42 Valentine Road, London E9 7AD. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £15. www.sheslostcontrol.co.uk

Tuesday 21 January; Yoga Nidra: Experience the Art of Psychic Sleep with Grainne McAnallen. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, Kensington, London, SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £22/£25.  https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

Tuesday 21 January; 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 coacentral@witchcraft.org or visit http://www.witchfest.net/ or https://www.facebook.com/coawitchesoflondon/

Wednesday 22 January; The Seasonal Self - Winter Session with Forest Bathing Nature Connection. Meet near Highgate station. Time:  9.30am-noon. Price: £35. https://www.meetup.com/London-Forest-Bathing-Nature-Connection-Meetup/

Wednesday 22 January; There's Method in the Magic. Library Lecture by Tabitha Stanmore. Venue: Cecil Sharp House, north London. Doors open 7pm. Tickets £8. https://www.vwml.org/events/6591-library-lecture-there-s-method-in-the-magic-2

Wednesday 22 January; Spellcraft workshop for Beginners with London Woodland Witches. Venue: The Atlantis Bookshop, 49A Museum St, · London. Time: 7pm. Fee: £20. Details: https://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Pagans-Magicians/

Wednesday 22 January; Aquarius New Moon Gong Bath with Welford Wellbeing. Venue: She's Lost Control, 42 Valentine Road, London E9 7AD. Two sessions: Time: 7pm and 8.30pm. Tickets: £20. www.sheslostcontrol.co.uk. www.sheslostcontrol.co.uk

Thursday 23 January; Imbolc Drum Ceremony. Venue: Aho Studio, 13 Prince Edward Rd, London, E9 5LX. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £20. www.aho.community

Thursday 23 January; Sacred Singing. Open your heart and voice through chanting (every 2nd and 4th Thursday). Venue in London N16. Time: 7.30pm. https://www.facebook.com/Sacred-Singing-107030010683454/

Thursday 23 January (tbc); Vigil for the Outcast at Crossbones Graveyard. 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/

Thursday 23 January; Wicca on Film: the Early Seventies. Talk by Gary Parsons. Venue: Treadwell's Bookshop, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets: £10. Book by visiting the shop or online: https://www.treadwells-london.com/

Friday 24 January; Gerrie March Presents her Students. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, Kensington, London, SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £13/£15.  https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

Saturday 25 January; Awaken the Goddess Festival. Venue: Exhibition Hall, Fulham Library, 598 Fulham Road, London SW6 5NX. Time: 9.45am – 7pm. Tickets: £26. http://www.awakenthegoddess.co.uk/

Saturday 25 January; Woodland Imbolc Ceremony with London Woodland Witches. Venue: Queen's Woods, Highgate, North London. Meet at The Woodman pub patio area at 4pm to walk to the outdoor site. Fee: £5/£3. Details: https://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Pagans-Magicians/

Saturday 25 January; Gong Bath with Guru Ben. Venue: The Upminster Complementary Healing and Teaching Sanctuary, Pea Lane, Upminster, Havering, RM142XH. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets: £20. https://www.healingandteaching.co.uk/course/gong-bath-with-guru-ben/2020-01-25/?

Sunday 26 January; London's Chinese New Year Festival to celebrate the start of the Year of the Rat. Performances in and around Trafalgar Square and China Town from noon. Free, public event. https://www.visitlondon.com/things-to-do/event/4733685-chinese-new-year-in-london

Sunday 26 January; Candle Magic Workshop. Afternoon workshop based on my book Pagan Portals - Candle Magic. Venue: Treadwell's Bookshop, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS. Time: 1pm. Cost: £20 per person. You can book online at https://www.treadwells-london.com/ or reserve a place by visiting the shop.

Sunday 26 January; London Goddess Pilgrimage with Out of the Norm Tours. Guided walk through sites in London sacred to the Goddess. Meet at The Crypt at St Paul's, Warwick Lane, London, EC4M 8AD. Time: 2.30pm. Free event, but donations welcome and you must reserve a place. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/london-goddess-pilgrimage-tickets-86769980347?

Please Note: I do not organise any of these events except my scrying workshop at Treadwell's. Although I try to make sure the details on my blog are correct, I do not always know about late changes or ticket availability. Please contact the organisers before attending any event. If you notice something on my blog that needs correcting, please let me know by emailing badwitch1234@gmail.com

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