Here are pagan-friendly events in London and a few in other parts of the UK over the next week or so. If you know of an event that you want listed, please email the details to me at email@example.com.
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 (the picture at the top shows a Book of Shadows on display there). 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 – 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/
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/
Tuesday 4 October; Colin Wilson – The Outsider Sixty Years On. Talk with Gary Lachman in The Last Tuesday Society lecture series. Venue: The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art and Natural History, 11 Mare Street, London E8 4RP. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £11/£5.95 online. http://www.thelasttuesdaysociety.org/
Tuesday 4 October; The Diary of a Sceptical Dowser. Talk and Book Launch with Christopher Strong. 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/
Tuesday 4 October; Cobwebs and Cauldrons Moot. Venue: Romford White Horse Pub, 118 High Road, RM6 6NU. Entry £4. Moot takes place on the first Tuesday of every month. 7.30pm start.
Tuesday 4 October; Witches’ Inn Gathering. Venue: The Feathers Hotel in Merstham, Surrey RH1 3EA. Starts at 8pm. Moots are the first Tuesday of each month. For more details and to reserve a place visit: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Witches-Inn/1568424150049437
Wednesday 5 October; South Essex Red Tent. Women only event. Venue: Fairkytes Art Centre, 51 Billet Lane, Hornchurch, Essex. Time: 8pm. Suggested donation to cover costs is £5. https://www.facebook.com/events/1709303282727272/
Thursday 6 October; What is Hypnosis? Talk by Tom Fortes Mayer at 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 6 October; Purple Sky Psychic Fair. Venue: Chessington Community College, Garrison Lane, Chessington, Surrey, KT9 2JS. Starts 10am. Shamanic Spirit will be running events there. For more details visit http://shamanicspirit.co.uk
Thursday 6 October; First session in four-week evening class course on Intuitive Development and Psychic Reading with the Sensing Energy and Intuition Development Meetup Group. Venue: St Stephen’s Church, Gloucester Road, London SW7. Time 7pm. Price: £150 for the entire course. Details and booking: http://www.meetup.com/Sensing-Energy-and-Intuition-Development/
Thursday 6 October; The Witch In The Woods. A play about a wise woman living in 700AD, Venue: The Spread Eagle Pub and Theatre, 39-41 Katherine Street, CR0 1NX Croydon. Tickets £10. Time: 7.30pm. Tel: 020 8781 1134. http://www.spreadeaglecroydon.co.uk/whats-on
Thursday 6 October; Temple of Levanah Meditation Circle with Vivianne and Chris Crowley. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7pm. Ticket price £10. Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.treadwells-london.com/
Thursday 6 October; Introduction to Multidimensional Channelling: nature and spirit guides, with Alexandra Wenman and the London College of Spirituality. Venue: Latvian House, 72 Queensborough Terrace, London, W2 3SH. Time: 7pm. £15. Details and reservations: http://www.meetup.com/londonspirituality/
Friday 7 October; Coffee Morning Talk on Candle Magic – I’m giving a free talk based on my book Pagan Portals – Candle Magic at Penge Library, in South London. The talk will last about an hour and free tea and coffee are provided. Venue: Penge Library at 46 Green Lane, London SE20 7JX. Time: 11am. There is absolutely no charge for this, but you must book a place in advance. Call 020 8313 4036 or pop in to the library.
Friday 7 October; 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/
Friday 7 October; Woodland Wicca Magical ritual – unlocking personal blocks for transformation (part1). Meet at the mall monument by bus stop Parkside Avenue, Wimbledon, at 7pm. Wear outdoor clothing. You must reserve a place in advance. Cost: £3. Details and bookings: http://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Outdoor-Pagans/
Saturday 8 October; London Month of the Dead – talks, performances and workshops hosted by A Curious Invitation. Through a Glass Darkly – A Gothic Magic Lantern Show with Mervyn Heard. Venue: Brompton Cemetery (pictured at the top), Fulham Rd, London SW5. 7.30pm. Tickets: £12 Details and Bookings: http://www.londonmonthofthedead.com/
Sunday 9 October; 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 9 October; Native Psychotropics and Flying Ointments workshop with Apiary Studios. Venue: Apiary Studios, 458 Hackney Road, London, E2 9EG. Time: 10.30am-4pm. Tickets: £64.31. Details and booking: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/native-psychotropics-flying-ointments-workshop-tickets-26829060442?
Sunday 9 October; Myths retold – Kali. Crick Crack Club storytelling for adults with Emily Hennessey and Sheema Mukherjee, sitar. Venue: BP Lecture Theatre (in the Clore Education Centre beneath the Great Court), The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. Time: 3pm. Tickets: £8/£6 via www.britishmuseum.org or call 020 7323 8181. Details: http://www.crickcrackclub.com/MAIN/EVENTSF.HTM
Sunday 9 October; Walpurgisnacht – Stories on a Sunday hosted by Giles Abbot in The Last Tuesday Society. Venue: The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art and Natural History, 11 Mare Street, London E8 4RP. Time: 6pm. Tickets: £11/£5.95 online. http://www.thelasttuesdaysociety.org/ http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/XAO0910
Monday 10 October; How to Have a Conscious Relationship. Talk by Jan Day 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 10 October; Treadwell’s Open Circle. Wiccan-style ceremony for those with some experience led by Lisa Grace and Ellie Hughes. Venue: Treadwell’s, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7.15pm for 7.30pm start. Tickets £10, advance booking required. For further details: email@example.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/
Tuesday 11 October; An Evening with CJ Stone with Nova Stellar Wicca Meet-Up Group for genuine seekers to the Craft. Venue is a pub in central London – details given to members of the Meet-Up group. Door open 7pm, talk starts 8pm. Tickets £3. You must reserve a place in advance. The group normally meets on the second Tuesday of each month. http://www.meetup.com/South-London-Wicca-Meetup/
Tuesday 11 October; Opening the Doors of Perception. Lecture by Anthony Peake. 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 12 October; A Discussion and Experience with the Spirit Doctor Team. Susan Gash. 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/
Thursday 13 October; Whose Artefacts are they Anyway? The Politics of Provenance. Free talk at : UCL The Petrie Museum.Malet Place, London WC1E 6BT. Time: 6pm. Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/whose-artefacts-are-they-anyway-the-politics-of-provenance-tickets-26722079459?
Thursday 13 October; Magic Late – performances celebrating magic in all its shapes and forms. Venue: Horniman Museum and Gardens, 100 London Road, Forest Hill, London, SE23 3PQ. Time: 6.30pm. Tickets: £5. Details and booking: http://www.horniman.ac.uk/visit/events/magic-late
Thursday 13 October; Enfield Town Circle Pagan Moot. Venue: Crown and Horseshoes pub, 15 Horseshoe Lane, Enfield, Middlesex EN2 6PZ. Time: 7pm to 11pm. This moot takes place on the 2nd Thursday of every month. For more details join the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/EnfieldTownCircle/
Thursday 13 October; Genesis and Evolution of the Giza Pyramids. A presentation by Andrew Collins 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 13 October; A Beginners Guide To Folklore. Talk by Paul Cowdell 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.) http://www.selfs.org.uk/ To guarantee a seat, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday 13 October; Evening launch event for the Tarot Conference 2016. Geraldine Beskin will talk about the Bloomsbury Mile and its significance in the creation of the Hermetic Order. Venue: The Plough, Museum Street, London. Tickets: £26. Details and tickets: http://tarotconference.co.uk/tarot-programme/
Friday 14 – Saturday 15 October; Tarot Conference 2016. Kim Arnold presents: Launch of the English Magic Tarot with Rex Van Ryn, Steve Dooley and Andy Letcher. Speakers: Geraldine Beskin, Caitlin and John Matthews, Philip Carr-Gomm, Corrine Kenner, Lisa Eddy, Juliet Sharman-Burke, Steve Hounsome, Richard Abbot, Wicca Meier Spring and Kirsten Buchholzer. Venue: Thistle Barbican Hotel, London. Friday tickets are available at time of posting this, £50. Details and tickets: http://tarotconference.co.uk/
Friday 14 October; Chariots of the Gods and more. Talk by Erich von Däniken at 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 14 October; Gong Bath 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 advised. For details call: 020 7589 3292 or visit https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/
Friday 14 October; Sound Bath and Mantra with Anne Malone and the Oasis of Sound Meetup Group. (Every 2nd Friday of the month.) Venue: The Life Centre, 15 Edge Street, Notting Hill, London W8 7PN. Time: 7.30pm. Cost £15 advance book recommended. Details: http://www.meetup.com/Oasis-of-Sound-Sound-Bath-n-Sound-Scape/
Saturday 15 October; Voices on the Wind – a ritual to protect all lands from fracking. Wherever you are, at whatever time you choose, make a sound of blessing and fly a flag of with the Warrior’s Sigil. More details here: http://www.warriorscall.org/voices-ritual/
Saturday 15 October; London Month of the Dead. Secrets of the Ossuary. A Guided Tour of St Bride’s Crypt with Jelena Bekvalac at 11am. Tickets £12. Details and Bookings: http://www.londonmonthofthedead.com/
Saturday 15 October; Paganism and Witchcraft in the Golden Age of Children’s TV, Lunchtime Saturday Lecture with Dr John Callow. Venue: Treadwell’s, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 12.30pm – 1.30pm. Tickets £8, advance booking required. For further details: email@example.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/
Sunday 16 October; London Month of the Dead. The Mysteries of the Mausolea. A guided tour of Highgate Cemetery West led by Dr Ian Dungavell at 10am. Tickets £12. Details and Bookings: http://www.londonmonthofthedead.com/
Sunday 16 October; Dawn of the Oak. Pagan moot on the third Sunday of each month. Venue: Upstairs at The Castle, 34-35 Cowcross Road, Farringdon, London EC1M 6DB (near Farringdon tube). Time: 3pm-6pm.
Sunday 16 October; Woodland Wicca Full Moon Esbat . Meet at the mall monument by bus stop Parkside Avenue, Wimbledon, at 3pm. Wear outdoor clothing. You must reserve a place in advance. Cost: £3. Details and bookings: http://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Outdoor-Pagans/events/231056897/
Note: I am not responsible for any of the events listed here except my candle magic talk at Penge Library. Do check with the organisers about tickets and timings before turning up to any event. I try to keep my listings accurate, but do not always know of late changes, cancellations or ticket availability.
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