Here is a list events over the next week or so that could be of interest to pagans. Most of them are in London, but a few are in other parts of southern England. If you know of an event that you want listed, please email the details to me at email@example.com.
Thursday, 5 January; Gongbath with Crystal bowls and Drums organised by Starseeds International. Venue: The Hive, 269 Kingsland Road, Dalston. Time: 8pm. Tickets: £15, https://www.meetup.com/Starseeds-International/
Friday 6 January; Gongs by Candlelight 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/
Friday 6 January; Introduction to meditation – Free group med and talk. Venue: Buddha on a Bicycle
Covent Garden, London. Starts 6pm. Free event. Details: http://www.meetup.com/meditation-trust-london/
Saturday 7 January; The Transformational Truth of Tarot. Workshop with Tiffany Crosara of the London College of Spirituality. Venue: Islington Ecology Centre, 191 Drayton Park, London, N5 1PH. Time: 10am-6pm. £111. Details and reservations: http://www.londoncollegeofspirituality.co.uk/events
Sunday 8 January; Twelfth Night – A Christmas celebration held annually in Southwark, starting at 1.45pm on Bankside, by Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. It is put on by The Lion’s Part and includes a mummer’s play, dancing and storytelling. Free event. For more details, visit http://www.thelionspart.co.uk/twelfthnight/index.html
Monday 9 January; New Year Sacred Chant Concert with Illumina. Organised by Alternatives. Venue: St James’s Church, 197 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LL, Doors open 6.30pm. Event starts: 7pm. Tickets £10/£15 online. For more details and to book tickets: http://www.alternatives.org.uk/
Monday 9 January; The All-Seeing Eye: Sacred Origins and Awakening. Hosted by Gnosis London. Venue: Rudolf Steiner House, 35 Park Road, London NW1. Time: 7pm. Donations-based event. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1720829201580123/
Tuesday 10 January; Gallery Talk – Indigenous Australia. Venue: Room 24, British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. Time: 1.15pm. Free, just turn up. For more details visit: https://www.britishmuseum.org/
Tuesday 10 January; The Extended Mind: Experimental evidence for the effects of attention at a distance. Talk by Dr Rupert Sheldrake. Part of the Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit Invited Speaker Series at Goldsmiths. Venue: Room LG01, Prof Stuart Hall Bulding, Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, London SE14 6NW. Time: 6.10pm. Free entry, no need to book. Details: http://www.goldsmiths.ac.uk/apru/speakers
Tuesday 10 January; South London Wicca Meetup. Nova Stellar Presents an Evening With Michael Staley, looking at the life and magick of Austin Osman Spare. Venue: The Castle, 34-35 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6DB. Time: Doors open 7pm, talk starts at 8pm. Entry £3. You must be a member of the meetup group to reserve a place on this event: http://www.meetup.com/South-London-Wicca-Meetup/
Tuesday 10 January; The Astrological Year Ahead: 2017. Talk by Demian Allan, author of The Astrological Dynamics of the Universe. Venue: College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm. Cost: £14/£18. Advance booking recommended. For details call: 020 7589 3292 or visit https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/
Tuesday 10 January; Healing Energy Workshops (every Tuesday). Organised by Maria’s Universe. Venue: St Stephen’s Church Hall, 48 Emperor’s Gate, London SW7 4HJ. Tickets: £15. Time: 7pm. Details and booking: http://www.mariasuniverse.com/
Wednesday, 11 January; Awaken Your Psychic Abilities: Brow Chakra Healing Journey with Sound with Himesh of the London College of Spirituality. Venue: Regency Suite, Columbia Hotel, 95- 99 Lancaster Gate, London W2 3NS. Time: 7pm. £25. Details and reservations: http://www.londoncollegeofspirituality.co.uk/
Thursday 12 January 2017; 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 12 January; 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 12 January; Gef the Talking Mongoose. 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: £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 email@example.com
Friday 13 January; Woodland Wicca – last open full moon ritual run by London Woodland Witches Magicians and Outdoor Pagans. Note: this is the last open full moon ritual by this group before the events become private, but you must still reserve a place in advance. If you want to be invited to future events, come along to this one to join the group. Meetup point is the monument by bus stop Parkside Avenue (stop S), Parkside, Wimbledon, London. Time: 7pm. Wear outdoor clothes and bring food and drink to share. Details and bookings: https://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Outdoor-Pagans/
Friday 13 January; Stories in the Dark Woods on Friday 13th with Embers Collective and London Dreamtime. Venue: A secret location in NW3. Time: 7pm. Price: £6. Dress VERY warm and bring a torch. Beer provided. Booking essential. For details email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://londondreamtime.com/calendar/
Friday 13 January; Days of the Dead Theatrical mind-reading performance. 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/
Friday 13 January; Oasis of Sound – Sound Bath and Mantra ever second Friday with Anne Malone. Organised by the Oasis of Sound Meetup Group. Venue: The Life Centre, Notting Hill, 15 Edge Street, London W8 7PN. Tickets £15. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets: http://www.thelifecentre.com/ Details: https://www.meetup.com/Oasis-of-Sound-Sound-Bath-n-Sound-Scape/
Friday 13 January; Earthstars Group Meeting. The Necessary Evil. Talk by Patrick Dixon. Venue: Rudolf Steiner House, 35 Park Rd, London NW1 6XT. Time: doors open 7pm, talk at 7.30pm. Entry £12. https://www.facebook.com/Earthstars-Sacred-Space-104790729559515/
Saturday 14 January; Candle Magic Afternoon Workshop. (Note: this session of my candle magic workshop is currently sold out, but you can get on the waiting list or book for the next session, which is on March 4.) Venue: 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/events/ or reserve a place by calling 020 7419 8507, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting the shop.
Saturday 14 January; Pentacle Drummers Wassail. Venue: The Royal Oak and Castle Inn, High Street, Pevensey, East Sussex, BN24. Time: 6pm-11pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/537795149747917/permalink/551135085080590/
Sunday 15 January; 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 do not organise any of these events except my candle magic workshop. Although I try to make sure the details on my listing are accurate, I do not always know about late changes or ticket availability etc. Please contact the organiser before attending any event.
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