Wednesday 5 April 2023

Magical Online & London Events in the Next Weeks

Here's a list of events for pagans, witches and those with similar interests over the bank holiday weekend and a bit further ahead. I generally include things in the UK, especially in or near London, as well as online talks and workshops, but some are further afield. If you know an event you want included, please email me at badwitch1234@gmail.com

Now to Saturday 17 June, Two exhibitions: Animal Guising and the Kentish Hooden Horse; Discovering a Bronze Age Hoard. Both exhibitions are at Maidstone Museum, St. Faith's Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1LH. Free entry. https://museum.maidstone.gov.uk/

Now to 30 July; Labyrinth - Knossos, Myth and Reality. Exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. Full price tickets £15.30. https://www.ashmolean.org/exhibition/labyrinth-knossos-myth-reality

Now to Friday 30 June; Tremulations, an exhibition with the world premiere of Mark Leckey’s first virtual reality work: The Bridge, curated by Daniel Birnbaum and Jacqui Davies. Venue: Swedenborg House, 20-21 Bloomsbury Way WC1A 2TH. Opening hours Mondays-Fridays 10.30am-5pm. Tickets free but book in advance; £3 admin fee for the VR experience. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tremulations-tickets-594569622747

Now to 10 July; A Bestiary of Austin Osman Spare art exhibition. Venue: The Viktor Wynd Museum and The Last Tuesday Society, 11 Mare Street, London, E8 4RP. https://www.thelasttuesdaysociety.org/

Every Wednesday and Friday (except bank holidays); Open Days at the College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London, SW7 2EB. Time: 11am - 4pm. Free, just pop in. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

Wednesday 5 April (every Wednesday); Live Chat hosted by Rachel Patterson, author of the Kitchen Witch series of books. Time: 9am. Free. https://www.facebook.com/RachelPattersonbooks/#

Wednesday 5 April; Sacred Circle - The Practice of Witchcraft. Len Roberts’ Workshop Event for Alexandrian and Gardnerian Initiates. Venue: The Atlantis Bookshop, 49A Museum St, London WC1A 1LY. Time: 11am-5:30pm. Tickets: £20. https://roseankhpublishing.com/len-roberts-event/

Wednesday 5 April;  AE Russell, the Dublin Theosophists and the Irish Avatar. Online talk by James North via University College Cork - Study of Religions. Time: 5pm. Tickets free, contact Dr Jenny Butler at j.butler@ucc.ie for the link. https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063654575808

Wednesday 5 April; Exhibition Launch: Envisioning Egypt via The Egypt Exploration Society.  Venue: 3 Doughty Mews, London, WC1N 2PG. Time: 6pm. Tickets: free but you must book. https://www.ees.ac.uk/

Wednesday 5 April; Kundalini Yoga to Amplify Your Aura. In-person class with Gemma Bliss. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London, SW7 2EB. Time: 6pm. Tickets: £75. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

Wednesday 5 April; Drum Healing Circle. Venue: She's Lost Control, Valentine Road, London. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £15.  https://sheslostcontrol.co.uk/collections/all-events

Wednesday 5 April (first Wednesday of the month); Drumming and Meditation online with Taz Thornton. Time: 7pm Price: free. https://www.facebook.com/TazThorntonOfficial#

Wednesday 5 April; Restorative and Healing Breathwork. Venue: Fire and Alchemy Spiritual Sanctuary, 52 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3EP. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £40. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/fire-alchemy-58665271283

Wednesday 5 April (every Wednesdays); Sound Bath Meditation. Venue: She's Lost Control, 42 Valentine Road, London. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets: £15.  https://sheslostcontrol.co.uk/collections/all-events

Wednesday 5 April; Introducing the Ghost Club (1882–1936). Online talk by Roger Luckhurst 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

Thursday 6 April (and other dates); Morning Meditation. Free online event via Rest Less Events. Time: 9am. https://events.restless.co.uk/event-calendar/30-minute-morning-meditation/?

Thursday 6 April (and other dates); Midweek Meditation with the College of Psychic Studies. Online event. Time: 3pm. Tickets: free for members/£7.50 non members. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

Thursday 6 April; Blessings in Folk Magic. Online workshop with Hannah Sanders via Treadwell's. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £10. https://www.treadwells-london.com/events

Thursday 6 April; Wiccan Full Moon Ceremony by the Thames, Central London with Mani via London Woodland Witches, Wiccans and Pagans. Venue: Meet near the Millennium Bridge, London. Time: 7pm. Tickets £5 and you must reserve a place. https://www.meetup.com/londonwoodlandwitches/

Thursday 6 April; A Healing with the Spirit Doctor Team, with talk by Susan Gash, via the College of Psychic Studies. Free online event. Time: 7pm. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

Thursday 6 April; Healing the Inner Child. Venue: Fire and Alchemy Spiritual Sanctuary, 52 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3EP. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £25. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/fire-alchemy-58665271283

Thursday 6 April; Full Moon 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/

Thursday 6 April; Moon Space - SLC's cosmic cyber circle with Tree Carr. Online via She's Lost Control. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £15.  https://sheslostcontrol.co.uk/collections/all-events

Thursday 6 April; Full Moon in Libra  Circle. Venue: She's Lost Control, Valentine Road, London. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £25.  https://sheslostcontrol.co.uk/collections/all-events

Thursday 6 April (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 https://assap.ac.uk/

Thursday 6 April - 27 May; Dancing at Lughnasa. Play by Brian Friel set during the Festival of Lughnasa in 1936 in which Pagans and Christians meet. Venue: Olivier Theatre, National Theatre, South Bank, London SE1 9PX. Evening performances at 7.30pm. Tickets from £20. https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/productions/dancing-at-lughnasa/

Thursday 6 April; A Tour of Life Events via Horror Fiction. Online talk by Rebecca Gibson, author of Desire in the Age of Robots and AI: An Investigation in Science Fiction and Fact and Gender, Supernatural Beings, and the Liminality of Death, 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

Thursday 6 April (every Thursday); Eimear Burke, Chief of the Order of Bards Ovates and Druids, has an in-depth conversation with fellow practitioners on Facebook Live. Time: 8pm. Free. https://www.facebook.com/druidry

Friday 7 April; Waffling Witches live online chat session with the Kitchen Witches. Time: 7pm. Free. https://www.facebook.com/groups/kitchenwitchuk and https://www.youtube.com/@KitchenWitchSchool

Friday 7 April; Sonic Third Eye Awakening. Venue: She's Lost Control, Valentine Road, London. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £30.  https://sheslostcontrol.co.uk/collections/all-events

Friday 7 April; Beginner Witches Circle Monthly Class. Venue: Kallima Wellbeing Centre, 8A Adam Business Centre, Cranes Farm Road, Basildon, SS14 3JF. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets: £15. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/beginner-witch-circle-with-the-wonky-witch-tickets-522044046797?

Saturday 8 April; Stories from Ancient Egypt: The Gods, Adventure, Magic and Love, with Kevin Groves. Venue: The Gardner Room at The Atlantis Bookshop, 49a Museum Street, London, Eng WC1A 1LY. From 11.30am. Tickets £6. To book a place, call 020 7405 2120, visit the shop or pay on the day. https://theatlantisbookshop.com/  

Saturday 8, Sunday 9, and Monday 10 April; Reading from The Book of the Law, an annual nod to the Thelemic Current. Venue: The Atlantis Bookshop, 49a Museum Street, London, Eng WC1A 1LY. Time: noon. Free, just turn up. https://theatlantisbookshop.com/  

Saturday 8 April; Soul Restore Sound Healing. Venue: The Mandrake, 20-21 Newman Street, London W1T 1PG. Two times: 11.45am and 4pm. Tickets: £35. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/the-mandrake-17825575648

Saturday 8 April; Sweat Lodge organised by Aho Studio. In-person event. Venue: Berkeley Farm, a few miles outside London. Time: noon. Tickets: £80/£40. www.aho.community

Saturday 8 April; Herne and the Goddess Psychic Fayre and Witches Market. Venue: Wainscott Memorial Hall, Holly Road, Wainscott, Rochester, Kent ME2 4LG. Time: noon. Tickets: £2. https://www.facebook.com/events/1387929231942019/

Saturday 8 - Sunday 9 April; Sigils, Servitors and Possession States. In-person rwo-day workshop led by Mark Vincent Smith. Venue: Treadwell's Bookshop, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS. Time: 1pm. Cost: £140 per person.  https://www.treadwells-london.com/ or reserve a place by visiting the shop.

Saturday 8 April; Coming of Spring with The Goddess Frigg. Venue: Wicca Moon, 50 Well Hall Road, London, SE9 6SH. Time: 3pm. Tickets: £20. https://www.wiccamoonuk.com/product-category/events-and-workshops/

Saturday 8 April; Cacao and Chants. Venue: She's Lost Control, Valentine Road, London. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £30.  https://sheslostcontrol.co.uk/collections/all-events

Sunday 9 April (every Sunday); 30-Minute Mindfulness for people of all beliefs. Venue: Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, 3 Pilgrim's Place, London NW3 1NG. Time: 6pm. Free, just turn up. https://www.rosslynhillchapel.org.uk/

Monday 10 April; Richmond Park Deer Watch, Walk, Picnic and Rite. Free event with Mani via London Woodland Witches, Wiccans and Pagans. Venue: Richmond Park, London. Time: 1pm. You must reserve a place. https://www.meetup.com/londonwoodlandwitches/

Monday 10 April; She Leads. Venue: She's Lost Control, Valentine Road, London. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £35.  https://sheslostcontrol.co.uk/collections/all-events

Monday 10 April (tbc but usually second Monday of the month);  Training group workshop for solitary witches hosted by the Wytchery. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store St, London WC1E 7BS, UK. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £10. https://www.meetup.com/the-wytchery/

Monday 10 April;  Becoming the God you Truly Are. Free online event by Mind Body Spirit. Time: 7pm. Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/mind-body-spirit-6186126875

Monday 10 April (tbc but usually every Monday); Learn more about the OBOD Druid community. Time: 8pm. Free online event. https://www.druidry.org

Tuesday 11 April, The Thames: Its Myths and Mysteries. Illustrated lecture by Robert Stephenson via Hendon and District Archaeological Society. Venue: Avenue House, East End Road, Finchley, London N3 3QE.  Time: 2pm. Entry £2 booking not required  hadas.org.uk

Tuesday 11 April; Celtic and Roman Britain in the British Museum. Free Online talk by Dr William Sterling via the Guildhall Library.Time: 2pm. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/guildhall-library-3623855655

Tuesday 11 April (and other dates), Mindfulness - Adult colouring. Venue: Paddington Library, 45 Porchester Road, London W2 5DU. Time: 5.30pm. Free but you must book a ticket. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mindfulness-adult-colouring-tickets-598984567967?

Tuesday 11 April; Intuitive Art: Develop Psychic Ability. Start of 8-week online introductory course by June-Elleni Laine via the College of Psychic Studies. Time: 6pm. Tickets: £220. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

Tuesday 11 April; Working Magically with the Elements. Start of 2-session online class with Rachel Patterson, author of the Kitchen Witch series of books, via the College of Psychic Studies. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £80. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

Tuesday 11 April; An Evening of Mediumship with Daniel Pitt via the College of Psychic Studies. Online event. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £16. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

Tuesday 11 April; Befriending my Inner Critic. Start of 3-session course. Venue: She's Lost Control, 42 Valentine Road, London. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £120. https://sheslostcontrol.co.uk/collections/all-events

Tuesday 11 April; Crystal Gridding and Sound Alchemy. Venue: Fire and Alchemy Spiritual Sanctuary, 52 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3EP. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £44. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/fire-alchemy-58665271283

Tuesday 11 April; Ritual Building Protection Through Pyro-Technology. Online talk by Wayne Perkins 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 12 April; Alchemy, the Art of the Philosophers - Seminar. Part of Academic Study of Western Esotericism course by Sasha Chaitow via Treadwells Online. Time: 7pm start. Tickets: £40 for the one session (or £400 for the series) https://www.treadwells-london.com/events

Wednesday 12 April; Spiritual Leadership for Magical and Pagan Groups - Course. Start of 4-session online course with Katie Gerrard via Treadwell's. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £100. https://www.treadwells-london.com/events

Wednesday 12 April; Sonic Power Hour. Venue: Fire and Alchemy Spiritual Sanctuary, 52 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3EP. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £25. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/fire-alchemy-58665271283

Thursday 13 April; The Quiet Moon: Pathways to an Ancient Way of Being. Free talk and book signing with Kevin Parr. Venue:  Watkins Bookshop, 19-21 Cecil Court, · London WC2N 4EZ. Time: 5.30pm. https://www.meetup.com/WatkinsBooks

Thursday 13 April; Women Without Kids book launch with author Ruby Warrington. Venue: She's Lost Control, Broadway Market shopping sanctuary, London. Time: 7pm. Tickets: free but you must reserve a place.  https://sheslostcontrol.co.uk/collections/all-events

Thursday 13 April; Breath In, Stress Out. Venue: She's Lost Control, Valentine Road, London. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £15.  https://sheslostcontrol.co.uk/collections/all-events

Thursday 13 April;  Hollow the Bones. Free online ceremony with The Witches' House. Time: 7.30pm-9.30pm. https://www.tickettailor.com/events/thewitcheshouse/889763

Thursday 13 April; Aho Brotherhood Circle. Monthly online event for men. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets: £5. https://www.aho.community/ 

Thursday 13 April; Kirkdale Bookshop, in conversation with  Dr Matthew Green about his Wainwright Prize shortlisted book Shadowlands: A Journey Through Lost Britain. Venue: Kirkdale Bookshop, 272 Kirkdale, Sydenham, London, SE26 4RS. Time: 7:30pm. Free. https://kirkdalebookshop.com/

Thursday 13 April; A Haunting of Ghosts. A live folklore talk about ghosts via South East London Folklore Society.Venue: The Electric Elephant Cafe, 186A Crampton Street, London, SE17 3AE. Time: 8pm. Free. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-haunting-of-ghosts-tickets-445929877267

Thursday 13 April; Transcendent Sound Bath with Lavender Suarez via the College of Psychic Studies. Online event. Time: 8pm. Tickets: £25 https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

Friday 14 April;  Finnish Folk Magicians. In-person lecture by Dalva Lamminm√§ki.  Venue: Treadwell's Bookshop, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS. Time: 7pm. Cost: £10 per person.  https://www.treadwells-london.com/ or reserve a place by visiting the shop.

Friday 14 April; Sound and Seckhem Energy Healing. Venue: She's Lost Control, 42 Valentine Road, London. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £25.  https://sheslostcontrol.co.uk/collections/all-events

Friday 14 April; Sacred Singing with Hildegard of Luna Iter. Venue: Private address in London. Time: 7pm. Free. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1230392930656154

Friday 14 April; Preparing for Conception - Embracing the Mother Energy. Venue: Fire and Alchemy Spiritual Sanctuary, 52 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3EP. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £33. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/fire-alchemy-58665271283

Friday 14 April; Which Archetypal Monkey Are You? Start of 2-session online class with Scott Alexander King, via the College of Psychic Studies. Time: 8pm. Tickets: £105. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

Saturday 15 April; Traditional Astrology Day. Online talks on astrology via the Astrological Lodge of London.  Time: 10am-4.30pm. Tickets: £25 for non members. https://astrolodge.co.uk/

Saturday 15 April;  Challenging Energies: Psychic Disturbance and Psychic Attack. One-day online workshop with Hernan Cotroneo via the College of Psychic Studies. Time: 11am. Tickets: £105. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

Saturday 15 April; Communicating with Plant Spirits and Flower Devas. Afternoon online workshop with Nicholas Pearson via the College of Psychic Studies. Time: 2pm. Tickets: £80. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

Saturday 15 April, Zoinks! Folklore and the Gothic in Scooby Doo. Online talk by Mark Norman via Folklore Podcast Lectures. Time:  8pm: Tickets: £5. http://www.thefolklorepodcast.com/lectures.html

Saturday 15 April (and other dates); Witches and Witchcraft History. Pay What You Can Walking Tour by Wonders of London. Meet at Tower Hill Station, Trinity Square Gardens, London EC3N 1JL. Time: 7pm. Tickets by donation. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/witches-witchcraft-history-pay-what-you-can-walking-tour-london-tickets-481606948347?

Sunday 16 April;  Burning Down the House. Venue: She's Lost Control, 42 Valentine Road, London. Time: 2pm. Tickets: £35. https://sheslostcontrol.co.uk/collections/all-events

Sunday 16 April; Dawn of the Oak. Pagan moot. Venue: The Sir John Oldcastle, Farringdon Road/Greville Street, London EC1M 3JF. Time: 3pm. https://www.meetup.com/The-Kith-of-The-Tree-and-The-Well/events/291911276/

Sunday 16 April (usually second Sunday of the month but later this month ot avoid Easter); Luna Iter Ritual. In-person ritual in Hackney, East London for members of the group, guests and seekers on the path. Meet at the Pembury Tavern, 90 Amhurst Rd, London, from 4.30pm, moving on to a historic site to start the ritual at 6pm. Entry: £8. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1230392930656154

Sunday 16 April; Woodland Bard Online - Alder. Event by Walkwithtrees. Time: 6pm. Tickets: £8. https://www.eventbrite.com/o/jonathon-huet-at-walk-with-trees-30650264428

Sunday 16 April; Nocciolo e Seta on Bacchette e Fruste - Italian language versuon of talk on Hazel and Silk - Wands and Scourges. Talk via the Doreen Valiente Foundation as part of a series dedicated to the collection of artefacts once belonging to Doreen Valiente. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets from  £10. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/the-doreen-valiente-foundation-32651226799

Wednesday 19 April; Candle Magic as Practical Spellwork. Zoom talk by me, Lucya Starza, 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

Please note that I am not responsible for the content of any of these events except my talk on candle magic. Contact the organisers directly if you have any questions or to check ticket availability. Where a practitioner is offering information about magical protection, this is *not* medical advice.

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