Tuesday 20 December 2022

Magickal Events Near London & Online Over Yuletide

The winter solstice is tomorrow, Wednesday 21 December. Here's a list of pagan, witchy and magical events to celebrate the rebirth of the sun and the festive season until the new year. I've listed a mixture of online and in-person things to do over Yuletide. I generally list events in the UK, especially in or near London, but some are outside that time zone. If you know an online or London-based event you want included, please email badwitch1234@gmail.com 

Now to 24 December; Exhibition of Artwork by Hunt Emerson. Venue: The Gardner Room, The Atlantis Bookshop, 49A Museum St, London WC1A 1LY. Open daily, Monday to Saturday, 11am to 6pm to 24 December. http://theatlantisbookshop.com/

Now to 6 January 2023; Wicked Spirits? Witchcraft and Magic. Exhibition at Colchester Castle, Essex, CO1 1TJ.  The Museum is also running some after-hours events. https://colchester.cimuseums.org.uk/wickedspirits/ 

Now to 19 February 2023; Hieroglyphs: Unlocking Ancient Egypt. Exhibition at the Sainsbury Gallery at the British Museum, London. Find out more here: britishmuseum.org/hieroglyphs

Now to 30 January 2023; Concerning an Idea About Place. Art exhibition at Swedenborg Gallery, 20-21 Bloomsbury Way, London, WC1A 2TH. Time: 10am-5pm Mon to Fri. Free but booking required. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/the-swedenborg-society-8460713300

Monday 19 December; Candlelit Lunar Yoga. Venue: She's Lost Control, Valentine Road, London. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £15 per session.  https://sheslostcontrol.co.uk/collections/all-events

Tuesday 20 - 31 December; 12 Days of Yule series of workshops on Yuletide themes. Online via She's Lost Control. Time: 6pm each day. Tickets: £55.  https://sheslostcontrol.co.uk/collections/all-events

Tuesday 20 December; William Blake's Angels. Online talk and guided drawing class by Luisa-Maria MacCormack via London Drawing Group. Time: 6.30pm. Tickets by donation. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/london-drawing-group-11407647443

Thursday 20 December; Solstice Eve free online ritual with Cunning Folk. Time: 7pm. https://www.eventbrite.com/o/cunning-folk-7829505560

Tuesday 20 December; Let There be Light: A Winter Solstice Festive Gathering of Heart and Soul Connection. Online event with Naleea Landmann via The College of Psychic Studies. Time: 7pm. Tickets: free but you must reserve a place. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

Tuesday 20 December; Triple Moon Gong Meditation. Venue: Beckenham Place Mansion, Beckenham Place Park, London BR3 1SY. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £20. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/cc/gong-meditation-upcoming-events-1126079

Tuesday 20 December; The History of Christmas. Part of the Ronald Hutton series of lectures collection via Zoom through The Last Tuesday Society and The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets · from £5.82. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/the-viktor-wynd-museum-amp-the-last-tuesday-society-12203346619

Wednesday 21 December; Winter Solstice Sweat Lodge organised by Aho Studio. In-person event. Venue: Berkeley farm, a few miles outside London. Time: 11am - 4pm. Tickets: £80. www.aho.community

Wednesday 21 December; Winter Solstice Celebration. Venue: Butser Ancient Farm, Chalton Lane, Chalton, Hants. Time: 2pm. Tickets: £16. https://www.butserancientfarm.co.uk/

Wednesday 21 December; Winter Solstice celebration - family friendly event. Venue: Story Garden, Ossulston Street, London NW1 1DF. Time: 3pm. Tickets: free. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/winter-solstice-celebration-tickets-468315071987?

Wednesday 21 December; Winter Solstice Women's Circle. Venue: Ron's Coffee House, 135a Rye Lane, London, SE15 4ST. Time: 6pm. Tickets: £20. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/winter-solstice-womens-circle-tickets-467194349877?

Wednesday 21 December; Sacred Singing at Hildegard's Temple. Location given to those attending. Time: 7pm for 7.30pm start. Cost £5. Bring a your own cup. PM Hildegard if you are going to attend, which you can find via the Luna Ita Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1230392930656154/

Wednesday 21 December; Women's Circle for Yule - part of the Women's Circles collection by The Reformed Bohemian. Online event. Time: 7pm. Tickets by donation. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/the-reformed-bohemian-39644491363

Wednesday 21 December; Magic of Yule Winter Solstice Celebration. Online via She's Lost Control or in person at Valentine Road, London. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £30/£35.  https://sheslostcontrol.co.uk/collections/all-events

Wednesday 21 December; Winter Solstice Gathering. Venue: Tara Yoga Centre, 25-31 Ironmonger Row, London EC1V 3QW. Time: 7pm. Tickets from £15.68. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/winter-solstice-gathering-tickets-466262191767

Wednesday 21 December; Winter Solstice Healing Ceremony. Venue: Xscape Studio 1, Marylebone Road, London NW1 4AQ, Time: 7.30pm. Tickets: £45. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/winter-solstice-healing-ceremony-energy-alchemy-tickets-482820307537?

Wednesday 21 December (tbc but usually 3rd Wednesday each month); The More Mead Moot. Venue: The Hope pub, Carshalton, Surrey,  Time: 7.30pm. Free. https://www.facebook.com/Pagan-FutureFests-352385661439366/

Wednesday 21 December; The Krampus and the Old, Dark Christmas with Al Ridenour. Online talk through The Last Tuesday Society and The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities. Time: 8pm. Tickets · from £5.82. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/the-viktor-wynd-museum-amp-the-last-tuesday-society-12203346619

Wednesday 21 December; Divine Feminine Winter Solstice Peace Fire with Peace Fires. Starts 8pm GMT. Free online event or take part wherever you are. Details: http://peacefires.org/

Thursday 22 December; Winter Solstice 2022 Stonehenge Sunrise Live. Facebook live online streaming event by English Heritage. Time: 7am. Free. https://www.facebook.com/events/536323468102912

Thursday 22 December; Morning Meditation. Free online event via Mirthy. Time: 9am. https://www.mirthy.co.uk/event-calendar/30-minute-morning-meditation/

Thursday 22 December; Midweek Meditation with the College of Psychic Studies. Online. Time: 3pm. Tickets: free for members/£7.50 non members. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

Thursday 22 December; Moonology Dark Moon Ceremony with Yasmin Boland. On Facebook Live. Time: 5pm. Free. https://www.facebook.com/yasminbolandmoonology

Thursday 22 December; PF London Yule Open Ritual via Pagan Federation London. Venue: Pirate Castle, Gilbey's Wharf Oval Road NW1 7EA London, UK Time: 7pm. Entry £8 for PF members, £10 for non-members. https://www.facebook.com/PaganFederationLondon

Thursday 22 Dececember (tbc but usually every Thursday); Talk on a paranormal subject for ASSAP members. Time: 7pm. Free event, with Zoom link details emailed out to members. To join ASSAP, for £5 per year, visit http://www.assap.ac.uk/.

Thursday 22 December; Evening Mediumship Development Circle with Kim Claydon. Venue: Kallima Wellbeing Centre, 8A Adam Business Centre, Cranes Farm Rd, Basildon, SS14 3JF. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets: £14.61. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/kallima-wellbeing-centre-15972923230

Thursday 22 December; New Moon In Capricorn Circle. Venue: She's Lost Control, Valentine Road, London. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £15-£25.  https://sheslostcontrol.co.uk/collections/all-events

Thursday 22 December; Suffolk Ghost Tales for Midwinter. Online talk by Kirsty Hartsiotis through The Last Tuesday Society and The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities. Time: 9pm. Tickets · from £5.82. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/the-viktor-wynd-museum-amp-the-last-tuesday-society-12203346619

Friday 23 December (tbc but usually every Friday); Friday Live Chat hosted by Rachel Patterson, author of the Kitchen Witch series of books. Time: 9am. Free. https://www.facebook.com/RachelPattersonbooks/

Friday 23 December; Moonology New Moon Ritual with Yasmin Boland. On Facebook Live. Time: 11am. Free. https://www.facebook.com/yasminbolandmoonology

Friday 23 December; New Moon Sound Bath and Meditation with Spiritual Tiik London. Free Online Event. Time: 6.30pm. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/spiritual-tiik-29294295627

Friday 23 December (every 23rd of the month); Crossbones Vigil to honour the outcast dead of Crossbones Graveyard, Southwark. Location: Redcross Way, London, SE1 1TA. Time: 6.45pm for 7pm. Free. Details here: http://crossbones.org.uk/category/events/  or https://www.bost.org.uk/ 

Friday 23 December; Winter Solstice Celebration. Venue: 55 Leigham Court Road, London SW16 2NJ. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £20. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/winter-solstice-celebration-tickets-469950533697?

Friday 23 December; Online Chakra Alignment Guided Meditation session with Yaw:waY. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets:  £8.68. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/akua-ofosuhene-17739083411

Tuesday 27 December; Coach trip from London to Rendlesham Forest with audio commentary, pub lunch and full guided tour of the mysterious 1980 UFO sightings, With Minumum Labyrinth. Departs 10am. Tickets £45. http://minimumlabyrinth.org/

Wednesday 28 December (every Wednesdays); Evening Sound Bath Meditation. Venue: She's Lost Control, 42 Valentine Road, London. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets: £15.  https://sheslostcontrol.co.uk/collections/all-events

Saturday 31 December; New Year’s Eve 12-Hour Virtual 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 and state the intention: “Let there be peace on earth and love for one another.” Free. Details: http://peacefires.org/

Saturday 31 December; Held in Prayer: Bless the New Year ceremony hosted by Kahreela A of Goddess Awakening. Time: 3.30pm. Free online event. https://www.meetup.com/GoddessAwakening/events/290349822/?

Sunday 1 January 2023; Woodspirits - New Year Walk, for members of the group. Meet at Broxbourne station at 11am. https://www.facebook.com/events/1344981916242109

Notes: I'm not responsible for the content of these events. I don't always know about changes or cancellations to events I don't run - tbc means to be confirmed. Contact event organisers directly with questions but please let me know if you are aware of something that needs correcting. 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.

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