Wednesday 16 June 2021

Magical Summer Solstice and Midsummer Pagan Events

The Summer Solstice in 2021 is on Monday 21 June at 4.32am British Summer Time. There are lots of things happening over the next week to mark the moment when the sun appears to stand still before lengthening days turn into lengthening nights. The Summer Solstice is most celebrated festival of the pagan Wheel of the Year, while traditional midsummer is a few days later on 24 June. Here are pagan events over that time. Many of the ones I list are in London, because that's where I'm based, but some are in other parts of England and I also list oodles of online things you can do wherever you are.

Now - 4 July; Ritual Britain. Exhibition by Ben Edge and the Museum of British Folklore. Venue: The Crypt Gallery (St Pancras), Euston Road, London, NW1 2BA. Open: Noon to 6pm. Free entry.

Now- 22 August; Havering Hoard: A Bronze Age Mystery. Exhibition at the Museum of London Docklands, No.1 Warehouse, West India Quay, London E14 4AL. Time: Wed - Sun, 10am - 5pm. Entry: Free with general admission ticket.

Now to Friday 6 August; Strange Things Among Us - 2021 Summer Exhibition. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London, SW7 2EB. Time: Tuesday-Sunday, 11am-5pm. Tickets free, but you can register your interest in attending.

Now to 1 July; Luke Jerram’s art installation Gaia at the Old Royal Naval College (pictured). Venue: Painted Hall, Old Royal Naval College, King William Walk, Greenwich, London, SE10 9NN.  Opening: 10am-5pm. Adult tickets £13.50 but concessions available.

Now to 3 January 2022 Fantastic Beasts™: The Wonder of Nature. Exhibition at the Natural History Museum, Waterhouse Gallery
South Kensington, London. Tickets: Adult £22, Conc £17.50.

Now -19 June; Second Annual LlewellynCon, 10 Days of author talks, giveaways, and more. Online event. Free but you must reserve a place.

Wednesday 16 June (every Wednesday); Wellbeing Wednesdays with Nadine and Caitriona. Online event. Time: 12.30pm. Tickets: £6 per session or £20 per month. 

Wednesday 16 June; BSL tour: Gods and goddesses of Roman Britain by British Museum. live-streamed tour exploring the collections in Room 49 and Room 50. Free  · Online event. Time: 6pm. Tickets: free.

Wednesday 16 June (every other Wednesday); Calming Sound Journey. Digital event organised by She's Lost Control. Time: 8.30pm. Tickets £10.

Wednesday 16 June (every Wednesday); The Witching Hour on the Witches Inn YouTube channel. Time 8pm. Free.

Thursday 17 June; Work with Shamanism to Grow Personally and Professionally. Online event with Harriet Goudard every Thursday. Time: 10am. Free.

Thursday 17 June; Midweek Meditation with the College of Psychic Studies. Time: 3pm. Tickets: free for members/£7.50 for non members.

Thursday 17 June; The Two Antichrists. Online talk by Peter Grey via Watkins Bookshop. Time: 5.30pm. Tickets: free.

Thursday 17 June; Old Folklore: Tree Magic. Online workshop with Hannah Sanders via Treadwell's Online. Via Zoom. Time: 7pm start. Tickets: £20/£18.

Thursday 17 June; Christopher Laursen on 'Poltergeists in ASSAP's first decade'. Online ASSAP talk. Time: 7pm. Free event. Tickets available to ASSAP members. To join for £5 per year, visit

Thursday 17 June; The Thoth Tarot Workshop. Second in two-part workshop by Julian Vayne on Aleister Crowley’s Thoth tarot deck. Taught via Treadwell's Online. Time: 7pm start. Tickets: £40/£36.

Thursday 17 June; Exploring Archetypes. Digital event organised by She's Lost Control. Time: evening. Tickets £15.

Thursday 17 June; London City of the Dead: Built on Bones. A live, illustrated Zoom talk with historian Brenna Hassett via Antique Beat and A Curious Invitation. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £4.80.

Thursday 17 June (tbc); Shooting the Wild Witch Breeze. Facebook Live Chat with Rachel Patterson and Elen Sentier. A new chat video usually every two weeks on a Thursday. Time: 7pm.  Free.

Thursday 17 June; The Grove of Hidden Roots - Foundation Seidr. Start of 6-evening course with Andreas Kornevall.. Venue: Online via the College of Psychic Studies. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £160.

Thursday 17 June; The Eloquent Blood: The Goddess Babalon - Dr.Manon Hedenborg White. Zoom lecture through The Last Tuesday Society and The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities. Online event. Time: 8pm. Tickets · from £5.82.

Friday 17 June (every Friday); Friday Live Chat hosted by Rachel Patterson, author of the Kitchen Witch series of books. Time: 9am. Free.
Friday 18 June; Modern Paganism and Witchcraft. Online talk by Professor Ronald Hutton, author of The Triumph of the Moon, via the College of Psychic Studies. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £20.

Saturday 19 June; Online OBOD Summer Gathering. All-day event, starts 10am. Free.

Saturday 19 June;  Summer Solstice Day Retreat for Self love, with Claudia Chapman of Reikilifecoach. Venue: Reikilifecoach, 116 Whitehouse Way, London, N14 7LU. Time: 10am. Tickets: £65.

Saturday 19 June;  Bee Experience Day organised by Aho Studio. In-person socially distanced event for 6 people only. Venue: Near Hainault Station on the Central line. Time: 11am. Tickets: £50. 

Saturday 19 - Sunday 20 June; Summer Solstice Sweat Lodge: Weekend Retreat organised by Aho Studio. In-person camping event. Venue: a few miles outside London. Starts 2pm. Tickets: £180. 

Sunday 20 June (tbc but usually every Sunday); Kambo with Marco and Susie. In-person event organised by Aho Studio. Venue: 12 Old Manor Yard, London SW5 9AB. Time: noon. Tickets: £50. 

Sunday, 20 June;  Breaking Dawn: Drum-Out in the Woods via London Woodland Witches, Wiccans and Pagans. Venue: Queen's Woods, Highgate, North London.. Time: noon. Free event, but subject to rules on group numbers.

Sunday, 20 June;  Summer Solstice/HoldaBlot with Kith of the Tree and the Well. Venue:  · Greenwich Park, South East London. Time: 1pm. Free, but you must be a member of the group.

Sunday, 20 June;  Summer Solstice Celebration. Live event in Clapham, London, SW4 7TS. Time: 5.30pm. Tickets: £11.37 – £16.76

Sunday, 20 - Monday 21 June; 5th Annual Summer Solstice 26-Hour Global Healing 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 during that time and state the intention: “Let there be peace on earth and love for one another.” Free. Details:

Sunday, 20 June; Solstice Divine I AM Transmission and Activation with Vaz Sriharan and Adya Nova and the London College of Spirituality. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets: £10/£20.

Sunday, 20 June; Summer Solstice Sound Bath Meditation. Venue: Ethereal Primrose Hill, 107 Regent's Park Road, London, NW1 8UR. Time: 7.30pm Tickets: £36.17.

Sunday 20 - Monday 21 June; Summer Solstice at Stonehenge. English Heritage has cancelled open access to the stones for the sunset and sunrise due to regulations. The event will be livestreamed for online viewing. Details: You can also watch on Facebook:  

Monday 21 June; Avebury Summer Solstice Livestream  Meditation. Free  · online event by Cosmic Classroom and the Henge Shop in Avebury. Time: 4.15am

Monday 21 June (every Monday); Mindful Still Life Monday Sessions with London Drawing, via Zoom. Two sessions: 12.30pm and 6pm. Free, but donations welcome.

Monday 21 June (every Monday); Mindful Mondays with Caitriona of Be Happiest. Online event. Time 7pm. Tickets: £7 per session or £25 per month. 

Monday 21 June; Midsummer: Wheel of the Year. Online talk with Rebecca Beattie, author of Nature Mystics, via Treadwell's Online. Via Zoom. Time: 7pm start. Tickets: £20/£18.

Monday 21 June;  Aphrodite's Flame Summer Solstice Flame Vigil. 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. Venue: Worldwide. Details:

Tuesday 22 June; Starting Your Psychic Journey. Start of 6-session course by Gary Wright via the College of Psychic Studies. Time: 5pm. Tickets: £160.

Tuesday 22 June;  Stargates - Stephen Clucas on: 'Hieroglyph, Anatomy and Cosmos: John Dee’s Monas Hieroglyphica'. Online talk via the The Warburg Institute. Time: 5.30pm.

Tuesday 22 June;  The Strange History of Mother Shipton. Online talk by Prof Richard Jenkins,Organised by The Folklore Society. Time: 6pm. Tickets: £5 via Eventbrite here
Tuesday 22 June; Norse Goddess Freyja - The Vanadis! Seidr Class #5 with Imelda Almqvist, author of Medicine of the Imagination. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £35.

Tuesday 22 June; Heron Drums Online Drumming Circle via Facebook or Zoom. Time: 7pm: Free. Details:

Tuesday 22 June; Cursed and Enchanted Objects in Scottish History. Online event with Evelyn Hollow. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets £5 .

Wednesday 23 June; Crossbones Online Vigil for St John's Eve. On the 23rd of every month since June 2004, people have honoured the outcast dead of Crossbones Graveyard, Southwark. At the moment, this is being offered via Zoom. Time: 7pm. Free. Details here:  

Wednesday 23 June; Walking Bodies: Scores and Exchanges Tickets. An evening of walking arts hosted by Triarchy Press to celebrate the recent publication of the book. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets: Free. Details:

Wednesday 23 June; Full Moon Ceremony with Mani via London Woodland Witches, Wiccans and Pagans. Venue: Thames shore near the Millennium Bridge, London. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets £5, you  must reserve a place.

Thursday 24 June; Agrippa's 4 Books of Occult Philosophy. Online talk by Paul Summers Young via Watkins Bookshop. Time: 5.30pm. Tickets: free.

Thursday 24 June; Dragons with Professor Ronald Hutton. Zoom lecture through The Last Tuesday Society and The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities. Online event. Time: 8pm. Tickets · from £5.82.

Thursday 24 June; Full Moon Circle with Tree Carr and Aisha Carrington via She's Lost Control. Venue: Core Clapton, Northwold Road, London. Time: 7pm.  Cost: £45.

Thursday 24 June; Luna Iter online ritual. Time: 8pm. Free.

Thursday 24 June (tbc); Make Your Own Magic Breathwork (every other Thursday). Digital event organised by She's Lost Control. Tickets: £5-£20. Time: 8.30pm.

Friday 25 June; Austin Osman Spare: Artist, Occultist, Sensualist. Online talk by Geraldine Beskin via the College of Psychic Studies. Time: 5pm. Tickets: £20.

Saturday, 26 June. Fortunalia. Free  online event via· Facebook Live. Time: 3.30pm.

Notes: I am not responsible for the content of these events. Contact the organisers directly with questions. I generally list things in the UK, especially in or near London, but some are outside that time zone. Where a practitioner is offering information about magical wellbeing and healing, this is *not* medical advice. If you are attending an in-person event, make sure you are aware of regulations.

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