Here are events in London and other parts of the UK for the Autumn Equinox and the week ahead that could be of interest to pagans.
Now to 27 November; Folklore, Magic and Mysteries: Modern Witchcraft and Folk Culture in Britain – exhibition of artefacts, manuscripts and documents from the Doreen Valiente Foundation. Venue: Preston Manor, Preston Drove, Brighton BN1 6SD. Opening times: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday 2-5pm until 30 September, then at weekends and some Fridays in October and November. Free entry to exhibition with Preston Manor admission (adult £5.85, child (5-15) £3.15). Details: http://brightonmuseums.org.uk/prestonmanor/
Now to 27 November, Sunken Cities – Egypt’s Lost Worlds. Major exhibition at the British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. Tickets £16.50. For more details visit: https://www.britishmuseum.org/
Now – 20 November; The Asahi Shimbun Displays: Rock art power and symbolism in southern Africa. Exhibition in Room 3, British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. Free, just drop in. For more details visit: https://www.britishmuseum.org/
Thursday 22 September; Wheel of the Year Festival – Autumn Equinox Meditation at Chalice Well World Peace Garden, in Glastonbury. Gather at the Well Head at noon for celebration and meditation until 12.30pm, followed by a chance to chat on the lower lawn. Free admission to the gardens from 10am to noon. http://www.chalicewell.org.uk/
Thursday 22 September; Equinox Reiki Drum and Tree Meditation. Venue: The Cabin, Queen’s Woods Cafe, 42 Muswell Hill Road, London. Time: 6.45pm-7.45pm. Cost: £11.21. Tickets and bookings: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/equinox-reiki-drum-and-tree-meditation-tickets-27154763629
Friday 23 September; Food Yoga for Humans, Animals, Earth and Spirit. Talk by Andrew Tailor with London Woodland Witches Wiccans Ritual Magicians and Pagans. Venue: Tree House Yoga Studio, London, SW18 5BH. Time: 6pm. Cost: £15. You must reserve a place in advance. Details: http://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Outdoor-Pagans/
Friday 23 September; Crossbones Vigil to honour The Goose and the outcast dead of Cross Bones Graveyard. 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://www.crossbones.org.uk/ The new website is: http://crossbones.org.uk/
Friday 23 September; Enchantment – An Evening of Chant and Mantra with Stewart Pearce. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm-8.30pm. Cost: £14/£18. Advance booking advised. For details call: 020 7589 3292 or visit https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/
Saturday 24 September; Pagan Federation Harvest Moon Conference 2016 in Norwich. Venue: 47 St Giles, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2. Time: 10am-6pm. Tickets £10/£8. Details: http://www.harvestmoonconference.co.uk/
Saturday 24 September; Rite of Passage Ceremony – Into the Womanhood. Ceremony for mothers and daughters, women only. Organised through Behind The Veil – Shamanism. Venue: Organic Down to Earth Cafe, 240-242 High Street Kensington, London W8 6ND. Time: 11am. Tickets £50. Details: http://www.meetup.com/Behind-The-Veil-Shamanism/
Saturday 24 September; “Mud and Magic” for adults and kids. – storytelling with Vanessa Woolf of London Dreamtime . Venue: Secret Foreshore Location near Bermondsey Tube. Starts 12.30pm. Tickets: £3. Booking essential. For details email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://londondreamtime.com/calendar/
Saturday 24 September; Hern’s Tribe – Autumn Equinox 2016 Woodland Ritual. Meet at Coombe Lane tram stop, Croydon, at 4pm. Ritual lasts until 10pm. You must reserve a place in advance. Details and bookings: http://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Outdoor-Pagans/events/231094537/
Saturday 24 September; Tarot and the Autumn Equinox – 3 Secrets to a Synchronistic Life with Tiffany Crosara and the London College of Spirituality. Venue: Latvian House, 72 Queensborough Terrace, London, W2 3SH. Time: 5pm. £13. Details and reservations: http://www.meetup.com/londonspirituality/
Sunday 25 September; Meditation at Russell Brands Trew Era Cafe, 30 Whitmore Road, London N1 5QA. Starts 10.15am. Free event. Details: http://www.meetup.com/meditation-trust-london/
Sunday 25 September; Alchemy Crystal Singing Bowls one-day event in the City of London. Venue: The Light Centre, Moorgate, London. Tickets for the entire day are £100, but you can book for individual sessions. The lunchtime gallery viewing is free to attend. For more details, email: email@example.com
Sunday 25 September; Online Autumn Equinox Festival hosted by the Pagan Federation Disabilities Team. This is being run on Facebook, so you can access it wherever you have internet use. Time: 10am-7pm. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/561306420723090/
Sunday 25 September; Alban Elued / Autumn Equinox on Primrose Hill with the Loose Association of Druids. Open ritual hosted by Jeremy Morgan, the Druid of Wormwood Scrubbs. Venue: The Hawthorne Grove, Primrose Hill, Regents Park, London NW1. Starts at 12.45pm, ends at around 2.30pm. Nearest tube: Chalk Farm.
Sunday 25 September; Anderida Gorsedd Autumn Equinox open ritual at the Long Man of Wilmington, Sussex. Meet near the car park between 1.30pm and 2pm for a walk up to the chalk hill figure at 2pm. Afterwards back to the Giants Rest pub in Wilmington for a social drink together.
Sunday 25 September; September Kith of the Tree and Well Moot. Venue: The Horseshoe Inn, 26 Melior Street, London SE1. Time: 2pm. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/600808716758745/
Sunday 25 September; Celebrating World Rivers Day by the Thames, with London Woodland Witches and Outdoor Pagans. Exact location to be confirmed. Time 3.30pm. You must reserve a place in advance. Details and bookings: http://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Outdoor-Pagans/events/231094537/
Sunday 25 September; Open House Book Launch for Natural Born Shamans. Organised through Behind The Veil – Shamanism. Private venue in London, address on booking. Time: 4pm. Details: http://www.meetup.com/Behind-The-Veil-Shamanism/
Sunday 25 September; The Craft – Open air screening b: The Floating Cinema. Venue: Mile End Park, Clinton Road, London, E3 4QY. Time: 8.30pm. Free event. Details and tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-craft-open-air-screening-tickets-27198090220?
Monday 26 September; Secrets of the Inner Smile. Talk by William Bloom organised by Alternatives. Venue: St James’s Church, 197 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LL, Doors open 6.30pm. Talk starts: 7pm. Book signings at the end. Tickets £8/£12 online. For more details and to book tickets: http://www.alternatives.org.uk/
Monday 26 September; Witches Gathering (was Croydon Children of Artemis Gathering). Usually meets on the last Monday of each month. Venue: downstairs in the cellar of the Cittie of Yorke, 22 High Holborn, London WC1V 6BS. Starting for 7.30pm. onwards. For any questions email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.witchfest.net/
Monday 26 September; Crick Crack Club Autumn Storytelling for Adults: Arctic Stories. Venue: Soho Upstairs, Dean Street, London, W1D 3NE. Time: 8pm. Tickets: £10 / £8 concessions. Tickets: 0207 478 0100 or www.sohotheatre.com
Tuesday 27 September; Shamanic Circle, elements – water. No experience necessary. Organised through Behind The Veil – Shamanism. Private venue in London, address on booking. Time: 7pm. Suggested donation £10-£25. Details: http://www.meetup.com/Behind-The-Veil-Shamanism/
Tuesday 27 September; Chertsey Moot. A social moot held on the last Tuesday of the month at the Golden Grove pub, Ruxbury Road, St Annes Hill, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 9EN. All welcome. From 8pm to 11pm. For more details, email: email@example.com
Wednesday 28 September; Using Astrology and the Elements for Magical Healing. Lecture by Debra Silverman. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London, SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm-8.30pm. Cost: £14/£18. Advance booking advised. For details call: 020 7589 3292 or visit https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/
Wednesday 28 September; 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. contact via Facebook page Hertford Pagan Moot.
Thursday 29 September; The Death of Gregory Akerman. Comedy show hosted by the London Fortean Society. Venue: The Bell, 50 Middlesex Street, London E1 7EX. Tickets £4/£2. http://forteanlondon.blogspot.co.uk/
Thursday 29 September; PF-London Autumn Equinox Open Ritual run by Facilitated by The Goddess Temple of London. Venue: Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, Holborn London. Time: 7.30pm for 8pm start. Ritual ends around 9pm followed by feasting until 10pm. Entrance: £6/£5 PF members. Please bring seasonal food and drinks to share at feast after ritual. For more details, visit http://london.paganfed.org/
Thursday 29 September; Shakespeare’s Cymbeline – Finding a New Vision for Britain. A presentation by Annette Armstrong hosted by Earthstars Sacred Space. Public lecture. Venue: Rudolf Steiner House, 35, Park Road, London, NW1 6XT. Time: 7.30pm. Entrance: £12. https://www.facebook.com/Earthstars-Sacred-Space-104790729559515/
Thursday 29 September; The Death of Gregory Akerman. Comedy show hosted by the London Fortean Society. Venue: The Bell, 50 Middlesex Street, London E1 7EX. Tickets £4/£2. Time 7.45pm Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/608911159269067/
Friday 30 September; The Body and Soul Wellbeing Fayre. Psychic readings, holistic practitioners, therapists, organic body care products, natural products, lifestyle and nutritional advisers plus stalls selling items relating to mind, body and spirit. Venue: Venue28, 28 Beckenham Road, Beckenham BR3 4LS. Time: 6pm-10pm. Tickets £1.50 in advance, £3 on the door: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ed2egh1k6ee554ab&llr=ocadipwab
Friday 30 September; Our Journey From Naivety To Wisdom. Lecture by Thomas Saunders, author of The Authentic Tarot – Discovering Your Inner Self. Venue: Rilko (Research Into Lost Knowledge). Public lecture. Venue: Rudolf Steiner House, 35, Park Road, London, NW1 6XT. Time: 6.45pm, lecture starts 7.15pm. Entrance: £8/£6. http://www.rilko.net/EZ/rilko/rilko/home.php
Friday 30 September; Voices From The Shadows. Talk by Clive Jackson on Crystals and Human Energy Centres, organised through the London Pagan Community Meetup Group. Venue: A public venue in Central London near an Underground station. Details will be e-mailed to those who sign up. Time: 7pm. Website: http://www.meetup.com/Londonpagancommunity/
Friday 30 September; Best of Both Worlds – An Evening of Spirit Communication with Gordon Smith. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London, SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm-8.30pm. Cost: £20/£25. Advance booking advised. For details call: 020 7589 3292 or visit https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/
Saturday 1 October; The 52nd Wiccan Rede Gathering, A social meeting to eat and drink with a short talk about Doreen Valiente and the Wiccan Rede. Venue: The Plough, 27 Museum Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A 1LH,. Time: 7pm. For details and to book a place visit: http://www.meetup.com/The-London-Wicca-Meetup-Group/
Saturday 1 October; Hendon Heathens Moot, Venue: Greyhound Pub, Church End, Hendon, London, NW4 4JT. Time: 6pm. Hendon Heathens meets at this pub the first Saturday of every month.
Saturday 1 – Sunday 2 October, Plant Consciousness Conference. Venue: Regent’s University, Regent’s Park, Inner Cir, London NW1 4NS. Tickets: £144 for 2 days, £89 for 1 day. Details: http://www.plantconsciousness.com/
Sunday 2 October; Open New Moon Sabbat with the South London Wicca Meetup Group. Venue: A Private House near Clapham South tube station, London. Time: 2pm. You must be a member of the group to sign up to this event: http://www.meetup.com/South-London-Wicca-Meetup/
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