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.

Saturday 5-26 May; Suns, Moons and Fairy Tales. An Exhibition of the Art of Stuart Hill. Venue: The Atlantis Bookshop, 49a Museum Street, London, WC1A 1LY. Exhibition normally open Monday-Saturday during shop hours, just pop in. Tel: 020 7405 2120. http://theatlantisbookshop.com/

Tuesday 15 May-Tuesday 29 May; House of Covvens; Venue: Hartslane, New Cross Gate, London. Covvens (talking circles), foraging walks, lunar sound performances, exhibition installation, Various start times. Tickets: free, please book in advance. Details: https://www.houseofcovvens.com/

Thursday 24 May; Happiness: Make Your Soul Smile. Talk by Katie Oman. 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 25 –  Monday 28 May; The London Mind Body Spirit Wellbeing Festival 2018. Venue: Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, Kensington, London W14 8UX. One-day tickets £15/£13. https://www.mindbodyspirit.co.uk/london

Friday 25 May; Special morning tour: an introduction to ancient Egypt. Venue: Room 4, British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. Time: 8.50am. Tickets £30.. For more details visit: http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/events_calendar.aspx

Friday 25 May; Working Well. Talk by Hari Kalymnios. Venue: Watkins Books, 19-21 Cecil Court, London WC2N 4EZ. Time: 6pm. Free event. For more details Tel 020 7836 2182 or visit the website http://www.watkinsbooks.com/

Friday 25 May; An evening with Maxine Sanders and friends to launch Alex Sanders Notebook. Venue: The Atlantis Bookshop, 49A Museum Street, London WC1A 1LY. Time: 7pm. Free entry, but advance tickets must be booked: https://www.facebook.com/events/180324392687652/

Friday 25 May; Holistic Sound Bath Meditation - Summoning The Sacred (weekly ceremonial gathering). Venue: Training Points Fitness and Therapy, 5-6 Coopers Yard, Crystal Palace, London SE19 1TN. Time: 7pm. Entry £15/£13. https://www.facebook.com/summoningthesacredsound/

Friday 25 May (date tbc); Rilko (Research Into Lost Knowledge) lecture. Venue: Rudolf Steiner House, 35, Park Road, London, NW1 6XT. Doors open: 6.45pm. Entrance: £8/£10. Details: http://www.rilko.org/lectures/ or https://www.facebook.com/rilkotrust/

25 May - 28 October. Roman Dead. Exhibition at the Museum of London Docklands. Venue: No.1 Warehouse, West India Quay, London E14 4AL.Free entry.  https://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/museum-london-docklands/whats-on/exhibitions/roman-dead

Saturday 26 May; Spring Cleaning - maintaining the flow of life. One-day Eurythmy Workshop with Hanne Kristiansen Risvik and Earthstars. Venue: Rudolf Steiner House, 35 Park Road, London NW1 4SH. Time: starts 10am. Tickets: £45. https://www.facebook.com/Earthstars-Sacred-Space-104790729559515/

Saturday 26 May; Magical Bloomsbury Walking Tour. Guided walk with Christina Oakley Harrington. Starts at: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 1pm start. Tickets: £18. Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email: info@treadwells-london.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/

Saturday 26 May;  Guided Walk: William Burroughs' London hosted by Antique Beat. Walk starts at Westminster Reference Library, 35 St Martin's Street, London WC2H 7HP. Tickets: £7/ 9. https://antiquebeat.co.uk/tickets

Sunday, 27 May; Shamanism Healer Training Part 1- Certified Training - 4 Modules. Venue: Helios Centre, 116, Judd Street London WC1H 9NS. Time: 10.15am. Entry: £75. https://www.meetup.com/Shamanism-and-Evolving-Consciousness/

Sunday, 27 May; Kith of The Tree and The Well Moot. Heathen pub moot. Venue: The Horseshoe Inn, 26 Melior street, London SE1 3QP. Time: 2pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/1656775204375996/

Sunday, 27 May; Luna Iter - Journey of the moon - for Pagan and Wiccan Seekers with Luna Iter- Wiccan Seekers London NE. Pub moot followed by a ritual close to each full moon. Venue: Pembury Tavern, 90 Amhurst Road, Hackney. Moot starts at 4.30pm, then at 6 pm moving to a historic site for the ritual. Fee: £4/£5. https://www.meetup.com/Luna-Iter-WiccanSeekersLondonNE/

Monday 28 May; Folk Horror Film as British Re-enchantment. Lecture by Dr Christian Giudice. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7.30pm start. Tickets £9. Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email: info@treadwells-london.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/

Tuesday 29 May; The Science of Spiritual Experiences hosted by Funzing Talks. Venue: 1 Westgate Street, London E8 3RL. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £12. https://uk.funzing.com/funz/funzing-talks-the-science-of-spiritual-experiences-17081/

Tuesday 29 May; An evening with Sonja Sadovsky, author of The Priestess and the Pen. Venue: The Atlantis Bookshop, 49A Museum Street, London WC1A 1LY. Time: 7pm. Tickets £5. Tel: 020 7405 2120. http://theatlantisbookshop.com/

Tuesday 29 May; TLC: Sagittarius Full Moon Ceremony by the Thames with London Woodland Witches, Pagans and Ritual Magicians. Venue: meet at the seats outside the Tate Modern gallery,
Bankside, London SE1 9TG ·at 8pm promptly to walk to the river. Fee: £3. Wear outdoor clothes and bring food and drink. Details and bookings: https://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Outdoor-Pagans/

Wednesday 30 May; Full Moon 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 between 10am and 4pm PDT (US) time, which is from 5pm UK time. You can light a candle just for an hour or so and state the intention: “Let there be peace on earth and love for one another.” Details: http://peacefires.org/

Wednesday 30 May; 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 30 May (tbc); 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 usually meets on the last Wednesday of each month at 8pm. https://www.facebook.com/groups/104788436218047/

Thursday 31 May; Witches, Sluts and Feminists - Young Witches Today. Conversation with author Kristen Sollee. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7.30pm start. Tickets £9. Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email: info@treadwells-london.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/

Thursday 31 May; Fooling the World: The Alien Autopsy Film at The London Fortean Society. Venue: The Bell, 50 Middlesex Street, London E1 7EX. Time: 7.45pm. Tickets: £4/£2. http://forteanlondon.blogspot.co.uk/

Saturday 2 June; Working Magic in the Landscape. One-day workshop on occult psychogeography with Julian Vayne. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 11am-5.30pm. Tickets £75. Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email: info@treadwells-london.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/

Saturday 2 June; The London Tarot Festival. Venue: Platform, Hornsey Road Baths, 2 Tiltman Place, London N7 7EE. Time: 10am-5pm. Golden Tickets available in advance (access all areas): £45. On the day entry £15. Tickets can be bought in advance from Atlantis Bookshop, 49a Museum Street, London, WC1A 1LY during shop hours or tel: 020 7405 2120. Details http://tarotconference.co.uk/tarot-festival/

Saturday 2 June; 1-day Course: Horned Gods and Moon Goddesses in Wicca with London Woodland Witches, Pagans and Ritual Magicians. Venue: Queen's Woods, Highgate. Meet in the garden area of the Woodman pub at 11am promptly to walk to the woods. Cost: £18 (£13 conc).· Wear outdoor clothes and bring food and drink. Details and bookings: https://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Outdoor-Pagans/

Sunday 3 June; North West Kent Green Pagan Circle Moot. Venue: Chislehurst Caves, Bromley, BR7 5NL. Time: 11am. https://www.facebook.com/groups/445487428816887/

Monday  4 June; Reality Riffing: A Night of Real Talk with Guru Jagat. Organised by Alternatives. Venue: St James's Church, 197 Piccadilly, W1J 9LL. Doors open 6.30pm. Talk starts: 7pm. Tickets £10/£15 online. http://www.alternatives.org.uk/

Monday  4 June; Strange Tales of London: Magic, Murder and Urban Myth. Venue: The Backyard Comedy Club, 231 Cambridge Heath Rd, London E2 0EL. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £5.50. http://www.wegottickets.com/event/435670

Monday  4 June; Schiaparelli's Zodiac Collection: Astrology Fashion 1938. Lecture by Dr Sabina Stent. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7.30pm start. Tickets £9. Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email: info@treadwells-london.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/

Tuesday 5 June; Northern Myth, Ritual, Runes and Cosmology. Lecture by Andreas Kornevall. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm start. Cost: £14/£12. Advance booking recommended. For details call: 020 7589 3292 or visit https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

Tuesday 5 June (tbc); Romford Moot. Venue: The Golden Lion, 2 High Street, Romford, RM1 1HR. Time: 7.30pm. Entry £4.

Tuesday 5 June; 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, 6 June; 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, 6 June; Adventures in Magic and the Occult hosted by Funzing Talks. Venue: Beach Blanket Babylon Shoreditch, 19-23 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £12. https://uk.funzing.com/funz/funzing-talks-adventures-in-magic-and-the-occult-17038/

Thursday 7 June; Our Compassionate Kosmos. Talk by Ricardo Stocker. 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 7 June; Telepathic Hypnosis - talk by Dr Terence Palmer. Venue: Society for Psychical Research HQ, 1 Vernon Mews, London W14 0RL. Time: 7pm. Tickets £5 non-members, free for members. https://www.spr.ac.uk/

Friday 8 June; How to Use Crystals for Personal and Spiritual Development. Lecture by Judy Hall. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm start. Cost: £14/£12. Advance booking recommended. For details call: 020 7589 3292 or visit https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

Friday 8 June; Southwark Festival of Words: Story Night. Storytelling for adult audiences with London Dreamtime and other storytellers. Venue: John Harvard Library Borough High Street SE1. Time: 7pm. Price: Free event but you must book a place in advance.  For more details, email vanessa@londondreamtime.com or visit https://londondreamtime.com/calendar/

Friday 8 June; Guided Shamanic Spirit Boat Journey with Gareth Hughes and Miguel Da Silva. Venue: Aho Studio, 13 Prince Edward Rd, London, E9 5LX. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £20. www.aho.community

Saturday 9 June; Tarot Cards for Absolute Beginners – Major Arcana. Afternoon workshop with Sue Terry. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 1pm start. Tickets £40. Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email: info@treadwells-london.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/

Saturday 9 June; An Introduction to Vedic Astrology at the Theosophical Society in London. Venue: The Theosophical Society, 50 Gloucester Place, London, W1U 8EA. Time: 2pm. Cost: £5. http://theosophicalsociety.org.uk/

Saturday 9 June, An Evening with Alex Sanders. A Celebration of the Life of the King of the Witches (6 June 1926 - 30 April 1988) starting with an Alexandrian Rite led by Maxine Sanders, followed by talks and films.Venue: Mary Ward House, 5-7 Tavistock Place, London, WC1H 9SN. Time 7pm. Tickets: £17.50. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-evening-with-alex-sanders-the-king-of-the-witches-tickets-45264683888

Monday 11 June; Young Urban Witches. Evening mini-workshop on practical magic with Rebecca Beattie. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 6.30pm start. Tickets £20. Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email: info@treadwells-london.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/

Tuesday 12 June; The Psychology of Superstition. Lecture by Professor Carolyn Hildebrandt, part of the APRU/FPU Invited Speakers Series. Venue: Ian Gulland Lecture Theatre, Whitehead Building, Goldsmiths, New Cross, London. Time: 6.10pm. Further details: https://www.gold.ac.uk/calendar/?id=11497

Tuesday 12 June; Aspecting the Goddess - evening talk and reading by author Jane Meredith. Venue: The Atlantis Bookshop, 49a Museum Street, London, WC1A 1LY. Time: 7pm. Tel: 020 7405 2120. http://theatlantisbookshop.com/  https://www.facebook.com/events/217083132227222/

Tuesday 12 June; Nova Stellar Presents an evening with Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki. Venue: The Castle, 34-35 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6DB. Time: Doors open 7pm, talk starts at 8pm. Entry £3. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1472510443017948/

Wednesday 13 June; Create and Activate with Mama Moon. Venue: She's Lost Control, 42 Valentine Road, London E9 7AD. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £30. www.sheslostcontrol.co.uk

Thursday 14 June; History of Chakras 4: Jung and Psychology. Lecture by Phil Hine. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7.30pm start. Tickets £9. Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email: info@treadwells-london.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/

Thursday 14 June;  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: £5/£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 cunningfolkmusic@gmail.com

Friday 15 June; Summer Gong Bath with Olaf Nixon. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm - 8.30pm. Cost: £20/£22. Advance booking recommended. For details call: 020 7589 3292 or visit https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

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

Sunday, 17 June; The folklore of wild plants with the Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park. Venue: Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, Southern Grove, London, E3 4PX. Time: 2pm. Tickets: £14.50-£19.62. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-folklore-of-wild-plants-tickets-46141550620?

Sunday, 17 June; Dawn of the Oak. Pagan moot (normally on the third Sunday of each month). Venue: The Sir John Oldcastle, Farringdon Road/Greville Street, London EC1M 3JF. Time: 3pm-6pm. https://www.facebook.com/groups/dawnoftheoak/

Monday 18 June; Astrology, Magic and Alchemy in Shakespeare’s Plays. Afternoon workshop with Priscilla Costello. Venue: The Atlantis Bookshop, 49A Museum Street, London WC1A 1LY. Time: 2pm-5pm. Tickets £30. Tel: 020 7405 2120. http://theatlantisbookshop.com/

Monday 18 June (tbc); Meeting suitable for all pagans in Finchley, London N3. Time: 7.30pm. (Meeting is usually on the 3rd Monday each month.) Free, but bring food and drink to share. Contact Pagan Pathfinders for more details: https://www.facebook.com/PaganPathfinders/

Tuesday 19 June; Mental Illness as Shamanic Initiation. Talk by Jez Hughes. Venue: 69 Rivington Street, London, EC2A 3QQ. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £12. https://uk.funzing.com/funz/funzing-talks-mental-illness-as-shamanic-initiation-14945/

Tuesday 19 June; 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/

Wednesday, 20 June; Candle Magic Afternoon Workshop - I am running a special Summer Solstice Eve candle magic workshop at Treadwell's Bookshop, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS. Time: 7pm. Cost: £20 per person. You can book online at https://www.treadwells-london.com/event/practical-candle-magic-11/ or reserve a place by calling 020 7419 8507, emailing info@treadwells-london.com or visiting the shop.

Wednesday, 20 June; 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 June; Wheel of the Year Festival - Summer Solstice 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. Free admission to the gardens from 10am to noon. For more details, visit the website http://www.chalicewell.org.uk/

Thursday 21 June; PFL Summer Solstice Open Ritual. Venue: Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL. Time: 7.30pm. Entry: £6/£5 (PF members and concessions). https://pflondon.info/

Thursday 21 June; The Wild Hunt Bedlam Morris Summer Solstice Celebration. Dance at Addington Hills Viewpoint from 8pm then watch the sunset.  Free, just turn up. https://www.facebook.com/events/215933525678405/

Saturday 23 June; Drum Birthing Workshop with Heron Drums. Venue: Aho Studio, 13 Prince Edward Rd, London E9 5EU. Time: 9.30am-5pm. Cost: £200. http://www.herondrums.co.uk/shamanic-drum-birthing/4594020591

Saturday 23 June; 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/

Tuesday 26 June (date tbc); Enfield Town Circle Pagan Moot. Venue: Crown and Horseshoes pub, 12-15 Horseshoe Lane, Enfield, Middx, EN2 6PZ. Time: 7pm. Free to turn up. https://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Wiccans-Pagans/

Thursday 28 June; Full Moon Magic Ceremony. Venue: Hazelwood Crescent, London, W10 5FT (Exact address will be provided after booking). Time: 7.15pm. Tickets: £18. http://uk.funzing.com/funz/full-moon-magic-ceremony-11769?

Thursday 12 July; The Magic of Medicine: Faith and Healing - A History: Walking Tour by Discover Medical London / Royal College of Physicians Museum. Venue: Royal College Of Physicians, 11 Saint Andrews Place, London, NW1 4LE. Time: 2pm. Tickets: £12. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-magic-of-medicine-faith-and-healing-a-history-walking-tour-tickets-45018312986?

Saturday 14 July; Poppets and Magical Dolls in Folk Magic: A Practical Workshop Afternoon mini-workshop with me Lucya Starza. This workshop is based on my book Pagan Portals - Poppets and Magical Dolls. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 1pm start. Tickets £20. Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email: info@treadwells-london.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/

Saturday 14 July; Book signing to mark the launch of Pagan Portals - Poppets and Magical Dolls. I will be signing copies of my new book in the main shop at Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. No need to book, just turn up any time from 4pm to 5.30pm. Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email: info@treadwells-london.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/

Wednesday 18 July; The Art of Magic. An Exhibition and Performance based on missing artefacts once housed in the archive of The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic.  https://www.thehorsehospital.com/events/the-art-of-magic

Wednesday 18 July; Aleister Crowley - Magick, Rock and Roll and the Wickedest Man in the World. Talk by Gary Lachman. Venue: The Century Club, 61-63 Shaftesbury Ave, Soho, London W1D 6LQ. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £12. https://antiquebeat.co.uk/events/aleister-crowley-magick-rock-and-roll-and-wickedest-man-world

Thursday 19 - Saturday 28 July; Exhibition The Art of Magic based on missing artefacts once housed in the archive of The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £5. https://www.thehorsehospital.com/events/the-art-of-magic

Saturday 28 July; Goddess Festival with full programme of talks and workshops and a market. Venue: 24 Haverstock Hill, Chalk Farm, London, NW3 2BQ. Entry to the market is free. Full access tickets: £10 for super early bird ticket, £12.50 for early bird, £16.50 for standard advance and £22 on the door. Website: www.awakenthegoddess.co.uk

Saturday 28 July; Wild Medicine Day with Forage Botanicals. Venue Surrey Docks Farm, Rotherhithe St, London SE16 5ET. Time:10.30am - 3pm. Tickets £50. Details: www.foragebotanicals.co.uk

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.