Here are some of the pagan 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/
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: 6pm. Free event. For more details Tel 020 7836 2182 or visit the website http://www.watkinsbooks.com/
Friday 14 October; Skipping to Armageddon Book Launch. Venue: Lo and Behold London, 2b Swanfield St, Shoreditch, London E2. Time: 6pm. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/179794092463375/
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; Transforming Inheritance-Epigenetic and Personal Development. Talk by Dr Peter Gruenewald. Venue: 35 Rudolf Steiner House, Park Rd, London NW1 6XT. Time: 7.30pm – 9pm. Entry: £5 (£3 concessions) – no need to prebook, just turn up. Details: http://www.rsh.anth.org.uk/
Friday 14 October; Healing Night with Crystal Bowl Sound Bath: Intensive with the London College of Spirituality. Venue: Columbia Hotel (Viceroy Suite), 95 – 99 Lancaster Gate, London W2 3NS. Time: 7pm. £20. Details and reservations: http://www.meetup.com/londonspirituality/
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; Folk Horror Revival at the British Museum. Venue: British Museum, London WC1B 3DG. Time: 10.30am-5.30pm. Tickets sold out, but details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1206624266026207/
Sunday 16 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 16 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
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/
Sunday 16 October; London Month of the Dead – talks, performances and workshops hosted by A Curious Invitation. Shades of the City – London’s Ghosts: What Lies Beneath and Haunted London. Talk with with Alan Brooke and Alan Murdie at Brompton Cemetery, Fulham Rd, London. From 3:30pm. Tickets: £12 Details and Bookings: http://www.londonmonthofthedead.com/
Monday 17 October; Terra Nova. Global Revolution and the Healing of Love. Talk by the Tamera Community 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 £10/£15 online. For more details and to book tickets: http://www.alternatives.org.uk/
Wednesday 19 October; Dream Cards. Talk by Belinda Grace and Rose Inserra at 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/
Wednesday 19 October; Healing and Transformation with Serpent Power (with a real snake). Woodland Wicca Magical indoor workshop. Venue: The Atlantis Bookshop, 49A, Museum Street, London WC1A 1LY. Time: 6.45pm start.. You must reserve a place in advance. Cost: £18. Details and bookings: http://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Outdoor-Pagans/
Wednesday 19 October; More Mead Moot promoted by Pagan FutureFests. Venue: Hope Pub, 48 West Street, Carhsalton SM5 2PR. Time: from 7.30pm. Meets on the third Wednesday of each month. https://www.facebook.com/Pagan-FutureFests-352385661439366/
Thursday 20 October; Backbone. Talk by David Wagner 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 20 October; Mary Wollstonecraft of Store Street. Lecture by Suzi Feay. Venue: Treadwell’s, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7.15pm for 7.30pm start. Tickets £8, advance booking required. For further details: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.treadwells-london.com/
Thursday 20 October; The Circle of Ankerwycke moot on the third Thursday in each month. Venue: Function room at the back of the Two Rivers Pub, 43 Church Street, Staines-upon-Thames, TW18 4EN. Time: 8pm.
Thursday 20 October; Drum Circle to Shamanic Journey. Venue: Caer Corhrain, 1 Southleas farm cottages, Lower Road, Minster, Sheppey ME12 3SW. Time: 8pm. This takes place on the third Thursday each month. For more information visit http://www.touchtheearthuk.com/
Thursday 20 October; Fairytales for Grown-ups: The Grateful and the Dead. Crick Crack Club storytelling for adults with Ben Haggarty. Venue: Art House, 159A Tottenham Lane, Crouch End, London, N8 9BT. Time: 8.30pm. Tickets: £8/£10. Details: http://www.crickcrackclub.com/MAIN/EVENTSF.HTM
Friday 21 October; Transforming Consciousness through Colour. Talk by Angela Lord. Venue: 35 Rudolf Steiner House, Park Rd, London NW1 6XT. Time: 7.30pm – 9pm. Entry: £5 (£3 concessions) – no need to prebook, just turn up. Details: http://www.rsh.anth.org.uk/
Friday 21 October; Film Screening and Q and A: Healing: Miracles, Mysteries… 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 22 October; Scrying by Candlelight Workshop with myself Lucya Starza, author of Pagan Portals – Candle Magic. Venue: The Atlantis Bookshop, 49a Museum Street, London, WC1A 1LY. Time: 2pm-5pm. Tickets: £20 per person. Advance booking essential. Tel: 020 7405 2120 or email email@example.com.
Sunday, 23 October; October Plenty. Autumn harvest celebration combining ancient seasonal customs and contemporary festivities with The Lion’s Part. Venue: Shakespeare’s Globe, Bankside and Borough Market, Southwark, London, SE1 9DT. Free event from noon. For details visit http://www.thelionspart.co.uk/octoberplenty/
Sunday, 23 October; 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/
Note: I am not responsible for any of the events listed here except the scrying by candlelight workshop at Atlantis Bookshops. 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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