Events

Here are events in London plus a few in other parts of the UK that could be of interest to pagans. If you know of an event that you want listed, please email the details to me at badwitch1234@gmail.com.

Now - 16 December; Curses! by Bompas and Parr. Exhibition and immersive installation at the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology UCL, Malet Place, London, WC1 6BT. https://www.ucl.ac.uk/culture/events/curses-bompas-parr

Now to 31 December; The London Stone on Display. Venue: Museum of London, 150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN. Free exhibition during museum opening hours. http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/museum-london

Now - Wednesday 28 February 2018; Harry Potter: A History of Magic. Venue: PACCAR Gallery, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB. Timed slots every day. Tickets £16 adult, £8 child. Enquiries: 01937 546546. https://www.bl.uk/
Now - 8 April 2018; Exhibition: Living with Gods: peoples, places and worlds beyond. Venue: British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. Tickets: £15 standard, members free but booking essential. For more details visit: https://www.britishmuseum.org/

Now - Wednesday 28 February 2018; The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic: An exhibition dedicated to Cornwall’s most magical Museum, featuring photographs from Of Shadows: One Hundred Objects from The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic by Sara Hannant and Simon Costin. Last Tuesday Society. Venue: Viktor Wynd's Museum of Curiosities, 11 Mare Street, London E8 4RP. http://www.thelasttuesdaysociety.org/



Thursday 14 December; Women's Singing Circle with South London Red Tent. Venue: Balham Spiritualist Church, 211 Balham High Road, London SW17 7BQ. Time 7.30pm. Tickets: £15.73. https://www.meetup.com/South-London-Red-Tent/

Thursday 14 December; Earthstars Group Meeting: In the dark time of the year, celebrating the return of the light. Venue: Rudolf Steiner House, 35 Park Road, London NW1 4SH. Time: Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start. Entry by donation. https://www.facebook.com/Earthstars-Sacred-Space-104790729559515/

Thursday 14 December; Shakespeare’s Ghost Live. Talk by Adrian Parker-Reed and Annekatrin Puhle. Venue: Watkins Books, 19-21 Cecil Court, London WC2N 4EZ. Time: 6.30pm. Free event. For more details Tel 020 7836 2182 or visit the website http://www.watkinsbooks.com/

Thursday 14 December; The Dark Side of Christmas. Talk at South East London Folklore Society (SELFS). Venue: The Old King's Head, Kings Head Yard, 45-49 Borough High St, London SE1 1NA. Entry: £3/£1.50 concessions. Time: 8pm. (Meetings are normally the second Thursday of each month.) https://www.facebook.com/groups/2438110887/ To guarantee a seat, email nigelofbermondsey@gmail.com

Friday 15 December; Tales of Winter Magic at Butser Ancient Farm. Venue: Butser Ancient Farm Chalton Ln, Chalton, Clanfield, Waterlooville, Hampshire PO8 0BG. Time: 6.30pm. Tickets £15 adutls/£8 children. Tel: 023 9259 8838. www.butserancientfarm.co.uk

Friday 15 December; Magickal Alchemy - The Magick of the Moon. Hosted by Rain McManus. Venue: The Upminster Complementary Healing and Teaching Sanctuary, Pea Lane, Upminster, Havering, RM142XH. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £15/£18. https://www.facebook.com/events/1981421752134960/

Saturday 16 December; Meeting the Horned Goddess, Deer Mother Workshop - Caroline Wise. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 11am-5pm. Tickets £70 (deposit £40). Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email: info@treadwells-london.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/

Saturday 16 December; Winter Solstice Gorsedd at Coldrum Long Barrow. Hosted by Kent Gorsedd. Venue: Coldrum Stones, Neolithic Long Barrow, Trottiscliffe, Kent. Meet in the car park at noon. http://www.woodspirit.org.uk/Kent%20Gorsedd2.htm

Saturday 16 December; Free and Open Gorsedd of Caer Abiri Winter Solstice Ritual at Avebury Stone Circle, Wiltshire. Time: 1.30pm-3.30pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/160866117853505/

Sunday 17 December; Shamanic workshop. Venue: Woodford Church at 9 Grove Crescent, South Woodford, London E18 2JR. Time 11am-4pm. Cost: £10. http://woodfordchurch.com/

Sunday 17 December; Yuletide and Mid-Winter Solstice Alban Arthuan Ritual with the Loose Association of Druids. Venue: Hawthorn Grove at the top of Primrose Hill, North London. Time: 12.30pm for a 1pm start. Free event, just turn up. https://www.facebook.com/events/364674287336679/

Sunday 17 December; Yule Ritual in Highgate with London Woodland Witches Magicians and Outdoor Pagans. Meet at The Woodman's Pub, Archway Road, Highgate, from 2pm-2.30pm to walk to the woods Queens Woods. Fee: £3. You must reserve a place in advance. Wear outdoor clothes and bring lanterns and a drum if you have one. Details and bookings: https://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Outdoor-Pagans/

Sunday 17 December; A Blot for Holda. Heathen Winter Solstice rite in Greenwich Park. Time: 2pm.  Bring food and drink to share. Details: https://www.meetup.com/The-Kith-of-The-Tree-and-The-Well/

Monday 18 December; Winter Solstice Celebration. Organised by Alternatives. Venue: St James's Church, 197 Piccadilly, W1J 9LL, Starts: 7pm. Tickets £10/£15 online. http://www.alternatives.org.uk/

Monday 18 December; Pagan Pathfinders Yule celebration and party. Meeting suitable for all pagans in Finchley, London N3. Time: 7.30pm. (Meeting is usually on the 3rd Monday each month.) Contact Pagan Pathfinders for more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/355637821529009/

Tuesday 19 December; Wicca New Moon Circle: Calling Chiron - Wounded Healer Warrior Teacher with London Woodland Witches Magicians and Outdoor Pagans. Meet at The Woodman's Pub, Archway Road, Highgate, at 7.30pm to walk to the woods Queens Woods. Fee: £3. You must reserve a place in advance. Wear outdoor clothes and bring lanterns and a drum if you have one. Details and bookings: https://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Outdoor-Pagans/

Tuesday 19 December; Witches Gathering. Venue: front bar of the Cittie of Yorke, 22 High Holborn, London WC1V 6BS. Starting for 7.30pm. onwards. Meets on the third Tuesday of each month. For any questions email coacentral@witchcraft.org or visit http://www.witchfest.net/

Tuesday 19 December; Vernacular: A Yuletide Celebration. Songs and Christmas traditions from around Britain with Lisa Knapp, Thom Ashworth, and Belinda Kempster and Fran Foote, plus storytelling and folklore from Cunning Folk. Venue: The Old Church, Stoke Newington Church Street, London, N16 9ES. Tickets: £11.05. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vernacular-a-yuletide-celebration-tickets-38863807695

Wednesday 20 December; Time to Meditate - group meditation. Venue: Buddha on a Bicycle, Covent Garden, London. Arrive 6pm for 6.10pm start. Donations of £3 recommended. Details: http://www.meetup.com/meditation-trust-london/

Wednesday 20 December; Folk Customs around the Winter Solstice. Seminar Evening with Will Hunter and Ellie Hughes. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7pm. Tickets £20. Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email: info@treadwells-london.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/

Wednesday 20 December; Saturnalia at Atlantis. Venue: The Atlantis Bookshop, 49A Museum Street, London WC1A 1LY. Time: 7pm. Free event, but you must book a place in advance. https://www.facebook.com/events/1892251474436677/

Wednesday 20 December; More Mead Moot promoted by Pagan FutureFests. Venue: Hope Pub, 48 West Street, Carshalton SM5 2PR. Time: from 7.30pm. Meets on the third Wednesday of each month. https://www.facebook.com/Pagan-FutureFests-352385661439366/ http://www.meetup.com/Londonpagancommunity/

Thursday 21 December; Woodland Yule Celebration with New Dawn Pagan Kinship. Meet at Stepping Stones Pub, Westhumble Street, Nr Dorking, RH5 6BS at 11.30am for a walk to the ritual at the Druid's Grove. https://www.meetup.com/New-Dawn/

Thursday 21 December; Wheel of the Year Festival - Yule at Chalice Well World Peace Garden, in Glastonbury. Gather at the well head for midday meditation until 12.30pm, followed by conversation on the lower lawn, then Yule festivities at 2pm. Free admission to the gardens from 10am to noon. For more details, visit the website http://www.chalicewell.org.uk/

Thursday 21 December; Solstice Celebration with David Manning. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2EB. Time: 2pm-5.30pm. Cost: £40/£30. Advance booking recommended. For details call: 020 7589 3292 or visit https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

Thursday 21 December; Avebury: Winter Solstice Cosmic Connection Meditation. Venue Avebury Stone Circle, Wiltshire. Meet outside the Henge Shop on the High Street, Avebury, at 4pm. Contribution of £5 welcomed. Call 01225 850 821 for further information or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1971595053116744/

Thursday 21 December; Bonnington Square Solstice Carols. Venue: Outside the Italian Delicatessen opposite the Bonnington Centre, Vauxhall Grove, London SW8 1TD. David Spofforth, priest of Avalon, will make a blessing at about 6.30pm. Free event, just turn up.

Thursday 21 December; Dark Waters - a winter storytelling walk with London Dreamtime. Venue Place: secret location in Nine Elms, Battersea. Time: 6.30pm. Price: Free but advance booking needed. https://londondreamtime.com/calendar  Bookings: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dark-waters-midwinter-storytelling-walk-tickets-39547742362

Thursday 21 December; PFL Winter Solstice Open Ritual hosted by The Pagan Federation London and guests. Venue: Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL, Time: 7.30pm for 8pm start. Entry £5/£6. https://pflondon.info/

Thursday 21 December; Midwinter/Yule/Winter Solstice Gathering with Angie and Ian. Venue Earth Templem 19 Bronte Grove, Dartford DA1 5EU. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets: £5.80. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/midwinteryulewinter-solstice-gathering-tickets-37157839097

Friday 22 December; Stonehenge Winter Solstice Managed Open Access with a celebration at sunrise at the stone circle. Free entry is allowed from 7.45am, but car parking costs £5. For full details: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/stonehenge/plan-your-visit/winter-solstice-2017/

Saturday 23 December; Crossbones Vigil to honour The Goose and the outcast dead of Cross Bones Graveyard and the dead and wounded of the London Bridge attacks. Bring a flower, a ribbon, a totem or memento to tie to the shrine. Gather from 6.45pm for a 7pm start in Redcross Way outside the Memorial Gates, London SE1 1TA. For more details, visit  http://crossbones.org.uk/

Saturday 23 December; London Reclaiming Open Winter Solstice/Yule Ritual. Venue: New Unity, 227a Upper Street, London N1 2TZ. Time: 12.30pm. Donations welcome. https://www.facebook.com/events/309099052908031/

25-26 December; Free admission to Chalice Well World Peace Garden, in Glastonbury. Time: 11am-3pm each day. For more details, visit the website http://www.chalicewell.org.uk/

New Year's Eve Peace Fires. Light a candle or fire for peace wherever you are in the world, for as short or long a time as you like on New Year's Eve. State the intention: “Let there be peace on earth and love for one another.” Details: http://peacefires.org/

Sunday, 31 December; New Year's Eve Gong Sound Meditation. Venue: Arts4Every1, Desborough Rd, HP11 2PU High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. Time: 11am-12.30pm. Tickets: www.arts4every1.com

Monday 1 January; New Year New Life - New Year's Day Guided Walk with The Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park. Venue: Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove, London E3 4PX. Time: 2pm. Tickets: £3. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/new-year-new-life-new-years-day-guided-walk-tickets-38765426434

Tuesday 2 January; Tarot Visions with Wolf Sister. Venue: She's Lost Control, 42 Valentine Road, London E9 7AD. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £30. www.sheslostcontrol.co.uk

Tuesday 2 January; Full Moon Magic Ceremony. Venue: Hazelwood Crescent, London, W10 5FT (Exact address will be provided after booking). Tickets: £12 http://uk.funzing.com/funz/full-moon-magic-ceremony-11769?

Tuesday 2 January; (date tbc) Romford Moot organised my Mamma Moon Magic. Yule social at The Golden Lion, Romford. Time: 7.30pm. Bring a wrapped gift and food to share. https://www.facebook.com/mammamoonmagick/

Tuesday 2 January; (date tbc) Witches' Inn Gathering. Venue: Red Lion, 48 Linkfield Lane, Redhill, RH1 1DP. Starts at 8pm. Moots are the first Tuesday of each month. For more details visit: https://www.facebook.com/The-Witches-Inn-1568424150049437/

Wednesday 3 January Tarot practice evening with the Tarot and Healing Group. Venue: Artillary Arms (private space upstairs), 102 Bunhill Row London, EC1Y  8ND. Time: 7pm. Entry: £5, but you must be a member of the meetup group and reserve a place in advance. https://www.meetup.com/Tarot-and-Healing-Group/

Friday 5 January; Heart Beat - Drumming Collective with Gong Master Olaf Nixon. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm-.8.30pm. Cost: £20/£22. Advance booking essential. For details call: 020 7589 3292 or visit https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

Monday 8 January; Discovering the True Meaning of the Grail. Talk by Lars Muhl. Organised by Alternatives. Venue: St James's Church, 197 Piccadilly, W1J 9LL, Starts: 7pm. Tickets £10/£15 online. http://www.alternatives.org.uk/

Tuesday 9 January; South London Wicca Meetup. Nova Stellar Presents an Evening with Lynn Picknett. Venue: The Castle, 34-35 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6DB. Time: Doors open 7pm, talk starts at 8pm. Entry £3. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1926481684036411/

Wednesday 10 January; Study Group - Ancient Myths with David Lowe. Venue: Rudolf Steiner House, 35, Park Road, London, NW1 6XT. Time: 7.15pm. https://www.meetup.com/rudolf-steiner-spiritual-science/

Thursday 11 January; The Grail. Talk by Lars Muhl. Venue: Watkins Books, 19-21 Cecil Court, London WC2N 4EZ. Time: 6.30pm. Free event. For more details Tel 020 7836 2182 or visit the website http://www.watkinsbooks.com/

Friday 12 January; Oasis of Sound - Sound Bath and Mantra with Anne Malone. Organised by the Oasis of Sound Meetup Group. Venue: The Life Centre Islington, Brittania Row, North London. Tickets £15. Time: 7.30pm. Details: https://www.meetup.com/Oasis-of-Sound-Sound-Bath-n-Sound-Scape/

Saturday 13 January; Working Magic in the Landscape: Psychogeography. Day Workshop with Julian Vayne. Venue: Treadwell's, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 11am-5.30pm. Tickets £75 (£40 deposit). Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email: info@treadwells-london.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/

Saturday 13 January; History of Magic with Irving Finkel. Hogwarts Curriculum Lecture - part of a series running alongside the Harry Potter Exhibition. Venue: British Library Knowledge Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB. Time: 2pm-3.15pm. Tickets: £15/£10. Visit https://www.bl.uk/events/hogwarts-curriculum-lectures? or call 01937 546546


Sunday 14 January 2018; Candle Magic Workshop - I am running another session of my candle magic workshops based on my book Pagan Portals - Candle Magic. Venue: Treadwell's Bookshop, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS. Time: 1pm. Cost: £20 per person. You can book online at https://www.treadwells-london.com/events/ or reserve a place by calling 020 7419 8507, emailing info@treadwells-london.com or visiting the shop. (View my book at Treadwell's)

Monday 15 January; Young Urban Witch Workshop: Element of Water Evening Mini-workshop with Rebecca Beattie. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 6.30pm. Tickets £20. Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email: info@treadwells-london.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/

Wednesday 17 January 2018; Women With Golden Scars Circle (Monthly Meeting), hosted by Women Who Dance With Their Souls. Venue: The Whole Health Centre, 78 Haverstock Hill, London NW3 2DP. Time: 7pm. Donation welcome of £10. https://www.meetup.com/Women-Who-Dance-With-Their-Souls/

Wednesday 17 January 2018; Greenwich Skeptics in the Pub - Near-death experiences: Real or imagined? Talk by Dr Vanessa Charland. Venue: The Star and Garter, 60 Old Woolwich Road, Greenwich, London SE10 9NY. Time: 7.30pm. Details: http://greenwich.skepticsinthepub.org/

Friday 19 January; Ghosts of Wapping Walk: witches, demons, hauntings. Storytelling walk with London Dreamtime. Venue Wapping. Time: 7pm. Price: £11.05 advance booking needed. https://londondreamtime.com/calendar  Bookings https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ghosts-of-wapping-walk-witches-demons-hauntings-tickets-39405410644

Sunday 21 January; The Ageless Wisdom for Everyone study class. Venue: The Theosophical Society, 50 Gloucester Place, London, W1U 8EA. Time: 2pm. Free entry but donations welcome. https://www.meetup.com/Theosophical-Society-in-London/  and http://www.theosophicalsociety.org.uk/

Sunday 21 January; Dawn of the Oak. Pagan moot on the third Sunday of each month. Venue: The Sir John Oldcastle, Farringdon Road/Greville Street, London EC1M 3JF. Time: 3pm-6pm. https://www.meetup.com/The-Kith-of-The-Tree-and-The-Well/

Monday 22 January; Defence Against The Dark Arts with Christopher Frayling. Hogwarts Curriculum Lecture - part of a series running alongside the Harry Potter Exhibition. Venue: British Library Knowledge Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £15/£10. Visit https://www.bl.uk/events/hogwarts-curriculum-lectures? or call 01937 546546

Thursday 25 January; Herne the Hunter – From Ghoul to Godhead. Talk by Dr John Callow at The London Fortean Society. Venue: The Bell, 50 Middlesex Street, London E1 7EX. Time: 7.45pm. Tickets: £2/£4. http://forteanlondon.blogspot.co.uk/

Friday 26 January (tbc); Talk at Rilko (Research Into Lost Knowledge). Venue: Rudolf Steiner House, 35, Park Road, London, NW1 6XT. Time: 6.45pm. Entrance: £8/£10. Details: http://www.rilko.net/EZ/rilko/rilko/home.php or https://www.facebook.com/rilkotrust/

Saturday 27 January;Sacred Geometry with Pam El-Hosaini. Venue: The Theosophical Society, 50 Gloucester Place, London, W1U 8EA. Time: 2pm. Free entry but donations welcome. https://www.meetup.com/Theosophical-Society-in-London/  and http://www.theosophicalsociety.org.uk/

Wednesday 31 January; Hertford Pagan Moot. Venue: White Horse Pub, 33 Castle Street, Hertford, Herts SG14 1HH (45 mins from central London). The pub does not have disabled access. This moot meets on the last Wednesday of each month at 8pm. https://www.facebook.com/groups/104788436218047/

Saturday 3 February; Digital workshop: Teens code the collection: lucky charms. For ages 13-15, but must be accompanied by an adult. Venue: Samsung Centre, British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. Time: 11am-4pm. Free, just drop in. For more details visit: https://www.britishmuseum.org/

Saturday 3 February; West African traditional religions. Gallery talk. Venue: Room 25, British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. Time: 1.15pm. Free, just drop in. For more details visit: https://www.britishmuseum.org/

15 February; Breaking the Code of Psi. Lecture by Simon Duan. Venue: Society for Psychical Research HQ, 1 Vernon Mews, London W14 0RL. Time: 6.30pm. Entry: Free for members. https://www.spr.ac.uk/

22 February; Post-Psychoanalysis Part 3: Sorcery and Trance. Organised by Post-Psychoanalysis. Venue: Draper Tenant's Hall, Hampton Street/Newington Butts, London SE17 3AN. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £10. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/post-psychoanalysis-part-3-sorcery-trance-tickets-39951664504

Saturday 24 - Sunday 25 February;  'Know Thyself' - Spiritual Psychology The Opposites Within. Two-day workshop with Vivianne and Chris Crowley. Secnd of a series of three workshops. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 10am Saturday - 5.30pm Sunday. Tickets £130 - deposit £70. Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email: info@treadwells-london.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/

Tuesday 27 February; The restless Ghost of Wroclow. Talk by Deborah Hyde, editor, Skeptic magazine. Part of the Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit Invited Speaker Series at Goldsmiths. Venue: Room LG01, Prof Stuart Hall Bulding, Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, London SE14 6NW. Time: 6.10pm. Free entry, no need to book. Details: https://www.gold.ac.uk/apru/speakers/

4 May to 7 May 2018;  Spirit of the Marsh Beltane Fire Gathering and festival. Celebrate Beltane with three days of camping in the beautiful Lincolnshire countryside. Spirit of the Marsh is a family gathering that aims to keep ancient traditions alive. 2018’s event will be packed with talks, workshops, music, meditations, plenty of Pagan and spiritual ceremonies, childrens entertainment and of course, the Beltane fire. For more information visit www.spiritofthemarsh.com

Note: Very few of these events are organised by myself, so please check with the organisers about tickets and timings before turning up to anything listed on my blog. I try to keep my events listing accurate, but do not always know of late changes, cancellations or whether events are sold out.