Wednesday 12 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 next couple of weeks. 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 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. Open Mondays-Fridays 10.30am-5pm. Tickets free but book in advance; £3 for the VR experience. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tremulations-tickets-594569622747

Now to July; Exhibition: Envisioning Egypt via The Egypt Exploration Society. Venue: 3 Doughty Mews, London, WC1N 2PG. https://www.ees.ac.uk/

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/

Now - 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/

Wednesday 12 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 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

Wednesday 12 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

Thursday 13 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 13 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 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; Esoteric Herbalism workshop with Paul Wood. Venue: The Gardner Room at The Atlantis Bookshop, 49a Museum Street, London, Eng WC1A 1LY. From 11am. Tickets £60. To book a place, call 020 7405 2120, visit the shop or pay on the day. https://theatlantisbookshop.com/  

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; Clear the Slate, Embrace Your Power wtih Breathwork. Venue: Fire and Alchemy Spiritual Sanctuary, 52 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3EP. Time: 11am. Tickets: £35. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/fire-alchemy-58665271283
Saturday 15 April (and other dates); 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 15 April; The Tarot Spreads Yearbook. Free talk and book signing with Chelsey Pippin and Cara Hudson. Venue:  Watkins Bookshop, 19-21 Cecil Court, · London WC2N 4EZ. Time: 1pm. https://www.meetup.com/WatkinsBooks

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 (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/

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; Labyrinth Walking Meditation. Venue: Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, 3 Pilgrim's Place, London NW3 1NG. Time: 7pm. Free, just turn up. https://www.rosslynhillchapel.org.uk/

Sunday 16 April; Fairies and The Witches Who Loved Them. Online talk by Professor Diane Purkiss, author of The Witch in History and Fairies and Fairy Stories, 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

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

Monday 17 April (every month); The Power of Spells. 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 17 April (date tbc);  New Moon Lunar Magic - Aries - Sound Bath. Venue: Treadwell's Bookshop, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS. Time: 7pm. Cost: £30 per person.  https://www.treadwells-london.com/ or reserve a place by visiting the shop.

Monday 17 April; Miracles Through Pranic Healing with MCKS Pranic Healing London. Free online event by Mind Body Spirit. Time: 7pm. Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/mind-body-spirit-6186126875

Monday 17 April; The ‘Super Powers of Astrologers’ by Bernard Eccles, and Stand Up Comics by Anita Chakraburtty. Two talks on astrology via the Astrological Lodge of London. Venue:  Rudolf Steiner House, 35 Park Rd, London NW1 6XT. Time: 7pm and 8pm. Tickets £12 each talk for non members. https://astrolodge.co.uk/

Monday 17 April (tbc but usually every Monday); Learn more about the OBOD Druid community. Time: 8pm. Free online event. https://www.druidry.org

Monday 17 April; Tales of Wonder and Enchantment From The Arabian Nights by Viktor Wynd . Online talk 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

Tuesday 18 - Wednesday 26  April; Expanded States of Consciousness World Summit. A free, 9-day online event featuring 60+ speakers. Starts 10am. https://www.meetup.com/Light-in-London/events/292386078/

Tuesday 18 April - Friday 5 May; Visualisations.The Magical Drawings of Renate von Charlottenburg. Venue: The Gardner Room at The Atlantis Bookshop, 49a Museum Street, London, Eng WC1A 1LY. Free entry during shop opening hours. https://theatlantisbookshop.com/ 

Tuesday 18 April; Pluto in Aquarius: Prometheus Prevails. Talk by Jackie Henry. Free online event with the College of Psychic Studies. Time: 7pm. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

Tuesday 18 April; Astro Gong - How to do Mercury RX Astrology and Sound Journey. Venue: Fire and Alchemy Spiritual Sanctuary, 52 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3EP. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £35. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/fire-alchemy-58665271283

Tuesday 18 April; Alastair McIntosh talking on Poacher's Pilgrimage: a Journey into Land and Soul, part of the Compos(t)ing the City: Workshop Series of online talks via Warwick Research. Time:  7:15pm. Free. https://warwick.ac.uk/research/priorities/sustainable-cities/studygroup

Tuesday 18 April (third Tuesday each month); Witches of London Gathering with Children of Artemis. Venue: Cittie of Yorke, 22 High Holborn, London WC1V 6BN. Time: 7.30pm. Free. https://www.facebook.com/childrenofartemis

Tuesday 18 April; Goddesses of Sex and War. Online talk by Professor Ronald Hutton 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 19 April; Deepening Your Work with the Spirit Doctors and the Spirit World. Start of 6-week course with Susan Gash via the College of Psychic Studies. Time: 5pm. Tickets: £175. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

Wednesday 19 April; Aura Alchemy: Understanding the Aura. Start of 2-week course with Daniel Pitt via the College of Psychic Studies. Time: 6pm. Tickets: £115. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

Wednesday 19 April; Monthly Dark Moon Ceremony. Venue: Fire and Alchemy Spiritual Sanctuary, 52 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3EP. Time: 6.30pm. Tickets: £25. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/fire-alchemy-58665271283

Wednesday 19 April; Cunning Folk Reading Group - The Lottery by Shirley Jackson. Online event. Time: 7pm. Price: Free. https://www.eventbrite.com/o/cunning-folk-7829505560

Wednesday 19 April; New Moon Cacao and Sonic Medicine Ceremony. Venue: The Mandrake, 20-21 Newman Street, London W1T 1PG. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £50. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/the-mandrake-17825575648

Wednesday 19 April; (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 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

Wednesday 19 April; Indigo/Dark Moon in Aries Ritual and Eclipse Magic by the Thames, Central London with Mani via London Woodland Witches, Wiccans and Pagans. Venue: Meet near the Millennium Bridge, London. Time: 8pm. Tickets £5, you must reserve a place. https://www.meetup.com/londonwoodlandwitches/

Thursday 20 April; New Moon Circle Meditation with Spiritual Tiik London. Free online event. Time: 6.30pm. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/spiritual-tiik-29294295627

Thursday 20 April;  In conversation - Operation Cone of Power. Philip Heselton and Moira Hodgkinson discuss their new book and it's inspiration with Christina Harrington. Free online event via Treadwell's. Time: 7pm. Tickets: free but you must reserve a place. https://www.treadwells-london.com/events

Thursday 20 April; Tarot Spreads, Tarot Reading. Start of 4-Week Course with Adrien Mastrosimone via Treadwell's. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £100. https://www.treadwells-london.com/events

Thursday 20 April; Folk Charming Series: On the Use of Eggs. Online workshop with Hannah Sanders via Treadwell's. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £10. https://www.treadwells-london.com/events

Thursday 20 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 20 April; Dragon Wisdom. Online talk by Wendy Berg via the College of Psychic Studies. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £16. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

Thursday 20 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 20 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

Thursday 20 April; The Adventure of the Cottingley Fairies . Online talk by Merrick Burrow 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

Friday 21 April; Dreams of Witches. Free talk and book signing with by Christina Oakley Harrington. Venue:  Watkins Bookshop, 19-21 Cecil Court, · London WC2N 4EZ. Time: 5.30pm. https://www.meetup.com/WatkinsBooks

Friday 21 April (tbc); Mind, Body Restore Online Yoga. Time: 6.15pm. Free online event. https://www.meetup.com/freestuffandfreeevents/

Friday 21 April (tbc); Online Meditation Session. Time: Time: 7.25pm. Free online event, but donations welcome. https://www.meetup.com/freestuffandfreeevents/

Friday, 21 April; Incendiary Behaviour: Evidence for Ritual Protection Marks at Lullingstone Castle. Talk by Wayne Perkins for Farningham and  Eynsford Local History Society. Venue: Eynsford Village Hall, Kent. ' Doors open 7.30pm for talk at 8pm. Refreshments and display from FELHS collection. http://www.felhs.org.uk/diary.asp

Friday, 21 April; Strumpets and Harlots. Walking tour on dark history of London's 18th Century sex trade, with Maria Beadell via Treadwell's. Time: 8pm. Tickets: £16.50. https://www.treadwells-london.com/events

Saturday 22 April;  Wicca Introduced 2023, by Children of Artemis. Venue: Treadwell's Bookshop, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS. Time: 10.30am-4.30pm. Tickets £45. https://witchfest.net/events/wicca-intro-london/

Saturday 22 April; Moonchild and The High Priestess: An introduction to tarot and magical themes in Aleister Crowley’s novel of 1926. Online course with Sue Terry Esoteric Academic Owl House Seminars. Time: 1pm-5.30pm. Tickets: £25 https://www.sueterryacademic.com/courses-events

Saturday 22 April; Earth Day Family Friendly Gathering with Mani via London Woodland Witches, Wiccans and Pagans. Venue: Meet Queen's Woods Queenswood Road entrance, Highgate, North · London. Time: 2pm. Tickets free but you must reserve a place. https://www.meetup.com/londonwoodlandwitches/events/291796696/?

Saturday 22 April; The Tools of the Medium. Online workshop with Maria Antoniou via the College of Psychic Studies. Time: 2pm. Tickets: £75. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.

Saturday 22 April; New Witches' Club - Beginners to Witchcraft. Venue: Fire and Alchemy Spiritual Sanctuary, 52 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3EP. Time: 3pm. Tickets: £25. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/fire-alchemy-58665271283

Saturday 22 April; Secret storytelling: Ghost Tales by Candlelight. Outdoor storytelling for adults with London Dreamtime. Venue: Secret location EC2. Time: 8pm. Tickets £10. https://www.londondreamtime.com/calendar/

Sunday 23 April;  Orpington Alternative Market. Venue: Priory Gardens, Church Hill, Orpington BR6 0HH. Time: 11am - 4pm. Free to enter. Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/169967252037818

Sunday 23 April; Mythic London Walk: Legendary heroes, gods and goddesses of the City of London, with Caroline Wise, organised through  Treadwell's Bookshop. Meet outside St Clement Danes, Strand, St Clement Dane Church, Strand, Temple, London WC2R 1DH. Time: 11.20am start. Tickets £30. Book online at https://www.treadwells-london.com/ or reserve a place by visiting the shop.

Sunday 23 April; Mesopotamian Medicine. Online talk by Dr. Irving Finkel via Archaeology Now. Time 3pm CST (9pm London time). Free event. https://www.archaeologynow.org/

Sunday 23 April (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/ 

Sunday 23 April; Folk Divinations of the British Isles. Part of the English Folk Magic series with Dr. Al Cummins collection . 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

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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