Here are events in London and 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 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 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/
Now – 9 December; Art Exhibition – The Bees and the Kingdom of the Animals, Libuse Mikova-Mika. Venue: Rudolf Steiner House, 35, Park Road, London, NW1 6XT. Time: open from noon to 7pm. Details: http://www.rsh.anth.org.uk/pages/exhibit.php
Now – Sunday 20 November 2016; Festival of Non-Violence. Art exhibition together with a series of events and workshops. Venue: London Inter Faith Centre, 125 Salusbury Rd, London NW6 6RG. Festival of Non-Violence website: http://londoninterfaith.org.uk/study/festival-of-non-violence/ London Inter Faith Centre website: http://londoninterfaith.org.uk
Thursday 10 November; Meetup with Anthony Peake, author of Opening the Doors of Perception. 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 10 November; 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 10 November; Guardian Goddesses of London. A talk by Caroline Wise hosted by Earthstars Sacred Space. Venue: Rudolf Steiner House, 35 Park Rd, London NW1 6XT. Time: doors open 7pm, talk at 7.30pm. Entrance is £12, pay at the door. https://www.facebook.com/events/1764224157152384/ or https://www.facebook.com/Earthstars-Sacred-Space-104790729559515/
Thursday 10 November; Robin Hood Ballads: The ‘Real Robin Hood’? Talk by Bob Askew 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
Friday 11 November; Meetup with Gary Lachman and talk about Colin Wilson: The Outsider and Beyond. 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 11 November; Defence Against the Dark Arts. Talk by Edwin Courtenay. 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 11 November; 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.
Friday 11 November; Shakespeare’s Prospero. Talk with Patrick Dixon. Venue: 35 Rudolf Steiner House, Park Rd, London NW1 6XT. Time: 7pm – 8.30pm. Entry: £5 (£3 concessions) – no need to prebook, just turn up. Details: http://www.rsh.anth.org.uk/Details: http://www.meetup.com/Oasis-of-Sound-Sound-Bath-n-Sound-Scape/
Saturday 12 November; Introduction to Shamanism. Workshop by Trefor Wickens, hosted by Shamanic healing and Cunning Men. Venue: 28 New James Court, Nunhead London SE15. Time: 11am-5pm. Cost: £35. Advance booking essential. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/180881762356121/
Saturday 12 November; Candle Magic Afternoon Workshop – I am running another session of my popular candle magic workshop at Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS. Time: 1pm to 3.15pm. Cost: £20 per person. You can book online at https://www.treadwells-london.com/event/candle-magic-workshop or reserve a place by calling 020 7419 8507, emailing email@example.com or visiting the shop.
Saturday 12 November; Advancing the Tarot workshop. Venue: Wicca Moon, 50 Well Hall Rd, London, SE9 6SH. Cost is £20. Time: 4pm. For details or to book a place email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8850 7803. You can also visit the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Wicca-Moon-101700123226695/
Saturday 12 November; Winternights Heathen ritual blot. Venue: Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS. Time: 5pm to 8pm. £5 in advance. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/128346347630019/
Saturday 12 November; Meet Ceridwen in Her Cave. Hosted by Goddess in London. Venue: Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church, 235 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8EP. Time 7 PM – 9 PM. https://www.facebook.com/events/1222951897750647/
Sunday 13 November; 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 13 November; November Full Moon Esbat with the South London Wicca Meetup. Venue: A private house in Tooting Bec, London. Time: 2:30pm. Details: http://www.meetup.com/South-London-Wicca-Meetup/
Sunday 13 November; Myths retold – The Odyssey. Crick Crack Club storytelling for adults with Ben Haggarty. Venue: BP Lecture Theatre (in the Clore Education Centre beneath the Great Court), The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG Time: 38.30pm. Tickets: £8/£6. Details: http://www.crickcrackclub.com/MAIN/EVENTSF.HTM
Monday 14 November; Connecting with Animal Wisdom. Talk by Linda Bender. 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 £12/£8 online. For more details and to book tickets: http://www.alternatives.org.uk/
Monday 14 November; Meditation and Water Blessing for Standing Rock. Bring banners and lanterns, drums and open hearts to meditate and sing to support those at Standing Rock who are protecting the water. Location: Trafalgar Square, London SW1Y. Time: 7pm. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1614329452205163/
Monday 14 November; Paranormal Feminisms 2: We Need to Talk About Dion. Bookclub discussion. Venue: Treadwell’s, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7pm. Free, but advance booking required. For further details: email@example.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/
Tuesday 15 November; Amanda Roberts Presents her Students. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm-8.30pm. Cost: £10/£12. Advance booking recommended. For details call: 020 7589 3292 or visit https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/
Tuesday 15 November; Author and Rune teacher Vincent Ongkowidjojo giving a talk on ‘The Norns and feminine mysteries’ at Atlantis Bookshop at 7pm. Venue: The Atlantis Bookshop, 49a Museum Street, London, WC1A 1LY. Time: 7pm. Tickets: tba. Tel: 020 7405 2120 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday 16 November; After Death Consciousness and Processes – part of an ongoing study class. Venue: Theosophical Society in London. Venue: The Theosophical Society, 50 Gloucester Place, London, W1U 8EA. Time: 7pm. Details: http://www.meetup.com/Theosophical-Society-in-London/
Wednesday 16 November; Solar Plexus Healing Journey with Sound run by Himesh and the London College of Spirituality. Venue: Columbia Hotel (Regency Suite), 95 – 99 Lancaster Gate London W2 3NS. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £25. http://www.meetup.com/londonspirituality/
Wednesday 16 November; 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/ http://www.meetup.com/Londonpagancommunity/
Thursday 17 November; Wicca Moon is starting a four-week shamanic workshop, teaching the basics of shamanism. Venue: Wicca Moon, 50 Well Hall Rd, London, SE9 6SH. Cost is £60 for the four classes. Time: Noon-2pm. For details or to book a place email email@example.com or call 020 8850 7803. You can also visit the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Wicca-Moon-101700123226695/
Thursday 17 November; Meetup with Barbara Briggs and talk about the Pilgrimage on the Path of Love. 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 17 November; Meeting the Goddess Athena. Lecture. Lecture by Dr Amanda Potter. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7.30pm. Ticket price £8. Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.treadwells-london.com/
Thursday 17 November; 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 17 November; 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/
Friday 18 November; Meet up with Zakariya Adeel and talk about Combined Astrology. 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 18 November; ‘Spirits of the Autumn Mist’ Gong Soundbath with Diana Vernon MCSH. ‘As earth and nature hibernate, let us focus on renewal and our inner peace. In our beautiful candle-lit period hall, experience a calming and rejuvenating sound bath, and let the resonance of gongs, chimes, singing bowls and sansula clear the spent energy of the year to greet the months ahead’Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensbury Place, London SW7 2EB. Time: 7-8.30pm. Tickets: £20 for members / £22 for non-members/ On the door £24. Pre-booking advisable. Tel: 020 7589 3292 www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk
Friday 18 November; Group Healing Night with Crystal Bowl Sound Bath with the London College of Spirituality. Venue: Windsor Suite, Columbia Hotel, 95- 99 Lancaster Gate, London W2 3NS. Time: 7pm. £10. Details and reservations: http://www.meetup.com/londonspirituality/
Friday 18 November; Can Architecture support Consciousness? Talk by Richard Coleman. 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 18 November; Filotico Arts presents Magic and Power In Alf Layla Wa Layla: The Thousand and One Nights. Picking threads of magic and power in The Thousand and One Nights. Venue: Venue 2, 35 – 47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA. Tickets: £5/£8. Time: 7.30pm https://www.richmix.org.uk/events/spoken-word/magic-and-power-alf-layla-wa-layla-thousand-and-one-nights
Saturday 19-26 November; Autopsia Thanatopolis.Exhibition at the Horse Hospital, 30 Colonnade, London, WC1N. Details: http://www.thehorsehospital.com/now/autopsia-thanatopolis/
Saturday 19 November; The Haunted Landscape: British Folklore, Ghosts and Magic. Day of talks hosted by the London Fortean Society. Venue: Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL. Time: 10am – 5.30pm. Tickets £20 / £16 concessions plus booking fee. http://forteanlondon.blogspot.co.uk/ and http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-haunted-landscape-british-folklore-and-ghosts-tickets-27882202418
Saturday 19 -Sunday 20 November; Spiritual Psychology: the Outer Personality and the Deeper Self. Two-day Workshop with Vivianne and Chris Crowley. Venue: Treadwell’s, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: Sat 10am – 5.30pm. Sun 10.15am – 4.20 pm. Tickets £120, advance booking required. For further details: email@example.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/
Saturday 19 November; Gallery talk: The Seasons in Ancient Mexico: Gods and Symbols. Venue: Room 27, British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. Time: 1.15pm. Free, just drop in. For more details visit: https://www.britishmuseum.org/
Saturday 19 November; The Body and Soul Fayre organised by Grey Visions. There will be more than 30 stalls, a candle magic workshop, a free group meditation, a free talk, and a mediumship platform show at 6pm. Venue: The Assembly Halls, 16-18 Gates Green Road, West Wickham, Kent BR4 9JW. From 2:30pm to 8pm. For details, email firstname.lastname@example.org or https://www.facebook.com/events/1171768749550450/
Sunday 20 November; Silence and stories – a meditative walk with Jules Allen. An opportunity to learn about and participate in walking meditation together with a chance to hear the extraordinary stories of some of those now laid to rest in Paddington Cemetery. Event ends with tea, cake and a space for sharing. Venue: London Inter Faith Centre, 125 Salusbury Rd, London NW6 6RG. Time: 2pm – 4.30pm. Entrance: free event – all welcome. Begins and ends at the London Inter Faith Centre. Part of the Festival of Non-Violence. Festival of Non-Violence website: http://londoninterfaith.org.uk/study/festival-of-non-violence/ London Inter Faith Centre website: http://londoninterfaith.org.uk
Sunday 20 November; 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.
Note: I am not responsible for any of the events listed here except for my candle magic workshop at Treadwell’s. 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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