Wednesday, 16 December 2020

Online and London Events over the Winter Solstice


Here is a list of online events and activities for pagans, witches and friends over the Winter Solstice. I generally list events in the UK, especially in or near London, but some are outside that time zone. If you know of a ritual, talk, meeting or workshop you want included, please email me at badwitch1234@gmail.com

Now - 20 December; Witches Brew - 7-day series of online talks via Children of Circe, a private pagan group run by Richard Levy and sponsored by the Doreen Valiente Foundation. You have to join the group to watch: Time: 5pm. Free event. https://www.facebook.com/groups/725752541262809

Wednesday 16 December; Wellbeing Wednesdays with Nadine and Caitriona. Online event. Two sessions: 12.30pm and 5.45pm. Tickets: £6 per session. https://behappiest.co.uk/

Wednesday 16 December; Social Online Gathering via Zoom. Organised by Aho Studio, 13 Prince Edward Rd, London, E9 5LX. Time: 7pm. www.aho.community 

Wednesday 16 December (every Wednesday); The Witching Hour on the Witches Inn YouTube channel. Time 8pm. Free. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw4Kl-MbdjsApFvodCnvANA

Wednesday 16 December; New Moon Sound Journey. Digital event organised by She's Lost Control. Time: 8.30pm. Tickets £5-£15 per session.  https://www.sheslostcontrol.co.uk/digital

Thursday, 17 December; Work with Shamanism to Grow Personally and Professionally. Online event with Harriet Goudard every Thursday. Time: 10am. Free. https://www.meetup.com/awaken-the-inner-shaman-london/
Thursday, 17 December; A Drink with the Idler. Online chat on Christmastide with historian Ronald Hutton and Tom Hodgkinson, plus philosopher Mark Vernon and host Victoria Hull. Time: 6pm. Tickets: £5.95. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-drink-with-the-idler-ronald-hutton-and-tom-hodgkinson-tickets-122990727577

Thursday 17 December; Dr Peter McCue on Dodgy Phantom Army Cases. Online ASSAP talk (usually every Thursday). Time: 7pm. Free event. Tickets available to all ASSAP members. To join ASSAP, for £5 per year, visit http://www.assap.ac.uk/.

Thursday 17 December; Spirits of the Season, edited by Tanya Kirk, discussed in the Cunning Folk reading group. Time: 7pm. Tickets: free. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cunning-folk-reading-group-spirits-of-the-season-tickets-128233551003

Thursday, 17 December; Breathwork for Creativity. Digital event organised by She's Lost Control. Tickets: £5-£20. Time: 7pm. https://www.sheslostcontrol.co.uk/digital

Thursday 17 December; Learn the Tarot - Major Arcana pt 2. Digital event organised by She's Lost Control. Time: 7pm. Tickets £20-£30.  https://www.sheslostcontrol.co.uk/digital

Thursday 17 December; PF London Yule Online Ritual with Lodge Mercurius of the Companions of the House of Life School and Friends. Hosted by The Pagan Federation: London. Time: 8pm. Free, but bring a candle, food and drink, and a tarot deck. https://www.facebook.com/PaganFederationLondon/

Friday 18 December (tbc but usually every Friday); Friday Live Chat hosted by Rachel Patterson, author of the Kitchen Witch series of books. Time: 9am. Free event. https://www.facebook.com/RachelPattersonbooks/

Friday 18 December (usually every Friday); Psychic and Intuitive Skills Development. Online via Zoom with Mahesh Gordhan of the London School of Spirituality. Time: 8pm. Tickets: £5/£7.50. https://www.meetup.com/londonschoolofspirituality/

Friday 18 December; Winter Solstice. Online talk via Children of Circe, a private pagan group run by Richard Levy and sponsored by the Doreen Valiente Foundation. You have to join the group to watch. Time: 8pm. Free event. https://www.facebook.com/groups/725752541262809

Friday 18 December; Yule Ceremony online with London Woodland Witches, Wiccans and Pagans. Time: 8pm.Free but you must reserve a place. https://www.meetup.com/LondonWoodlandWitches

Friday 18-Saturday 19 December; Aphrodite's Monthly Festival. Join Aphrodite's Flame Keepers to tend a candle flame from for as long as you wish in your own home, from dusk to dusk. You can use real candles or LED lights. Venue: Worldwide. Details: https://www.facebook.com/aphroditesflame/

Saturday 19 December; An Evening with Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki. Online talk as part of the Magickal Women Conference Spotlight Speakers. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £5. https://ti.to/magickal-women-conference/speaker-spotlights

Sunday 20 - Monday 21 December; Aphrodite's Flame Winter Solstice Candle Vigil. You can use real candles or LED lights. Venue: Worldwide, in your own space. Free. Details: https://www.facebook.com/aphroditesflame/

Sunday 20 - Tuesday 22; Winter Solstice at Newgrange 2020  live-streamed from within the Chamber from 8:45am, Sunday 20 December. https://www.gov.ie/en/news/eea6b-winter-solstice-at-newgrange-2020/?

Sunday 20 December; Glastonbury Virtual Winter Solstice. Hosted by Glastonbury Information Centre. Time: 3pm-9.45pm. Free. https://www.facebook.com/events/379846286402033

Sunday 20 - Monday 21 December; Winter Solstice 2020 Live From Stonehenge. Online with Facebook Live via English Heritage and Stonehenge. Time: 3.16pm on the 20th for the sunset to 8.54am on 21st for the sunrise. Free. https://www.facebook.com/events/157169579436386/

Sunday 20 December; Solstice Eve Online Ritual with the Cunning Folk. Time: 7pm. Free. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/solstice-eve-tickets-128484640017

Sunday 20 December; Online Yule Ritual with Rachel Patterson and Kitchen Witch Coven of Natural Witchery. Time: 7pm. Free. https://www.facebook.com/events/1053542518414881/

Sunday 20 December; Winter Solstice Divine I AM Transmission. Remote event with Vaz Sriharan. Time: 7.30pm. Pay what you can. https://www.meetup.com/londonspirituality/

Sunday 20 December; Yule Ceremony online with London Woodland Witches, Wiccans and Pagans. Time: 9pm.Free but you must reserve a place. https://www.meetup.com/LondonWoodlandWitches

Sunday 20 - Monday 21 December; Winter Solstice Meditation 2020. Online event with Niccol√≤ Angeli and Accademia Infinita. Starts 10pm. Free. https://www.facebook.com/events/761650734447506/

Monday 21 December; Avebury: Winter Solstice Meditation with Facebook Live, by the Henge Shop and Sue Coulson. Time: 9.45am. Free. https://www.facebook.com/events/303332254117712/

Monday 21 December; Winter Solstice Ceremony. Digital event organised by She's Lost Control. Time: 7pm. Tickets £5-£20 per session.  https://www.sheslostcontrol.co.uk/digital

Monday 21 December; Winter Solstice Sweat Lodge Fire Ceremony. Venue for ceremony: Hainalt, RM4 1N. Organised by Aho Studio, 13 Prince Edward Rd, London, E9 5LX. Time: 8pm. Tickets: £80. www.aho.community

Monday 21 December; Online Winter Solstice with London Dreamtime. Time: 8pm. Tickets · £5.98

Tuesday 22 December; Heron Drums Online Yule Celebration and Shamanic Drum Circle via Facebook or Zoom. Time: 7pm: Details: https://www.facebook.com/herondrumsuk/

Tuesday 22 December; Winter Solstice 2020. Zoom ritual with Shakti Sings Choir. Wear something red. Time: 7.15am Price: free. https://www.facebook.com/events/684210175629596

Tuesday 22 December; Winter Solstice Celebration Across Cultures. Online talk by Jordana Belaiche. Time: 7pm. Tickets £0-£22. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/winter-solstice-solstice-celebration-across-cultures-tickets-130420181273

Wednesday 23 December; Crossbones Online Solstice Yule Vigil. On the 23rd of every month since June 2004, people have honoured the outcast dead of Crossbones Graveyard, Southwark, but at the moment this are virtual events. Time: 7pm. Free. Details here: https://www.facebook.com/GooseandCrow/  

Monday 28 December; 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: http://peacefires.org/

Disclaimer: Please note that I am not responsible for the content of any of these events. Where a practitioner is offering information about magical protection, this is *not* medical advice. i try to ensure that my listing is accurate, but I always recommend contacting the organiser before booking. If you spot something that needs correcting, please email badwitch1234@gmail.com

3 comments:

Shelley H said...

Thanks Lucya for the really useful roundup. I'd also add the virtual solstice events at Avebury Glastonbury xx

Shelley H said...

as in 'Avebury and Glastonbury'

Badwitch said...

Yes, I mainly concentrate on London events, as that's where I live. There's so much going on in Glastonbury though - not sure I have time to list everything happening there and I understand the area has its own listing publication. I'll try to list a few more things on my blog in future though