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Spring Equinox Pagan Events In and Near London

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 1:18
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The Spring Equinox, on March 20, is when the day and the night are of equal length as we move through spring towards summer. It is an important festival in the Wheel of the Year, when pagans celebrate the balance of light and dark. It is also a time to celebrate rebirth in nature. Here are some events in London and a few in other parts of southern England over that time.

Now – 18 March; The Mystical Art of Karen Cater. Exhibition to coincide with Pagan Art, Folk Art book launch. Karen will be in residence on 4, 11 and 18 March. Venue: The Atlantis Bookshop, 49A Museum St, London WC1A 1LY. The shop is near the British Museum. The exhibition is open every day except Sundays from 10.30am to 6pm, For details, email atlantis@theatlantisbookshop.com, phone 020 7405 2120 or pop in to the shop.

Now-Friday 31 March; Exhibition – The Four Elements in the Human Body by the Visual Arts and Sculpture Students of Emerson College. Venue: Rudolf Steiner House, 35, Park Road, London, NW1 6XT. http://www.rsh.anth.org.uk/

Now  - 31 March; Practising Apart Together online events run by Kitchen Witch School of Natural Witchery. These events will run throughout the month of March and you can join in wherever you are as they are online. They are led by Starlitenergies with Kitchen Witch Hearth Guardians and other elders of the craft. Details: http://tansyfiredragon.blogspot.co.uk/2017/02/practicing-apart-togethercome-join-us.html

Tuesday 14 March; London Dreamtime: Startup Storytelling – The story you tell about your business or creative venture can breathe life and soul into it! Venue: 9 Devonshire Square, London EC2M 4YD
Time: 6pm. Price: £5. For details email vanessa@londondreamtime.com or visit http://londondreamtime.com/calendar/ Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/startup-storytelling-evening-tickets-32217985863

Tuesday 14 March; Rituals to Change your Life. Lecture by Theresa Cheung. 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 14 March; Healing Energy of Love. Healing energy workshop with the Meditation, Sensing Energy and Intuition Development Meetup Group. Venue: St Stephen’s Church, Gloucester Road, London SW7. Time: 7pm. Price: £15. Details and booking: https://www.meetup.com/Sensing-Energy-and-Intuition-Development/

Tuesday 14 March; South London Wicca Meetup. Nova Stellar Presents an Evening With Jocelyn Chaplin. 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 14 March; Absinthe Drawing Salon: Draw and explore Rufus White’s Collection of Paraphernalia and Regalia of Alchemy and The Occult, while drinking absinthe at the Last Tuesday Society. Venue: The Last Tuesday Society and the Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, 11 Mare Street, London E8 4RS. Time: Doors open 6.30pm, starts 7pm. Tickets: £12 – £20. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/societe-drink-draw-absinthe-paraphernalia-regalia-of-alchemy-and-the-occult-tickets-30587681579

Wednesday 15 March; Stillness and Meditation at Mandeville Place. Venue: School of Economic Science, 11-13 Mandeville Place, London. Free lunchtime event starting 1pm. https://www.meetup.com/Light-in-London/

Wednesday 15 March; The launch of Walking Cities: London published by Camberwell Press. Evening of talks by contributors.Venue: The Showroom, 63 Penfold Street, London NW8 8PQ. 6.30–8.30pm. Free event. Tel: 020 7724 4300. E-mail: info@theshowroom.org. http://www.theshowroom.org/events/walking-cities-london

Wednesday 15 March; More Mead Moot promoted by Pagan FutureFests. Venue: Hope Pub, 48 West Street, Carshalton 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/

Wednesday 15 March; The Truth about Satanic Abuse Claims. Talk by Professor Chris French at Gravesend Skeptics in the Pub (really in a tea room). Venue: No 84 Tearoom and Eatery, 84 Parrock Road, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 1QF. Time: 7:30pm. Details: http://gravesend.skepticsinthepub.org

Thursday 16 March – 28 March; Portrait of Nature – Myriads of Gods. Exhibition of work by Nobuyuki Kobayashi. Venue: Sway Gallery, 70-72 Old Street, London EC1V 9AN. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/191140808032136/

Thursday 16 March; Arch Angel Workshop – part one of a four-week workshop. Venue: Wicca Moon, 50 Well Hall Rd, London, SE9 6SH. Time: 12.30pm-2.30pm. Cost £80 for the entire course. For details or to book a place email shirlee@wiccamoon.org.uk or call 020 8850 7803. You can also visit the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Wicca-Moon-101700123226695/

Thursday 16 March; Gallery Talk – Looking for Boudica: women and power in the Iron Age. Venue: Room 50, British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. Time: 1.15pm. Free, just turn up. For more details visit: https://www.britishmuseum.org/

Thursday 16 March; Psychology of Spiritual Awakening. Talk and book signing by Steve Taylor. 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 16 March; South London Wicca Meetup. Initiatory Training – Learning the Tarot Part 1. Venue: Tooting Bec, London – a private house. Time: 7pm. You must be a member of the meetup group to reserve a place on this event: http://www.meetup.com/South-London-Wicca-Meetup/

Thursday 16 March; The Druid Order Open Meeting. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7.30pm. Entry £5. http://druidorder.macmate.me/meetings.html

Thursday 16 March; 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 16 March; House of Heron Drum Circle to Shamanic Journey. Venue: Caer Corhrain, 1 Southleas farm cottages, Lower Road, Minster, Sheppey, ME12 3SW. Time: 7.30pm. This takes place on the third Thursday each month. For more information visit http://www.touchtheearthuk.com/

Friday 17 March; Magic and Healing Charms in Anglo Saxon England set in a background of Witchcraft. Talk by Andrew Rea with the The London Wicca Meetup Group. Venue: Central London Pub in zone 1 or 2. Time: 7pm. You must reserve a place in advance. Details: https://www.meetup.com/The-London-Wicca-Meetup-Group/

Saturday 18 March and 25 March; Mystery Traditions and the Alchemical Imagination. Two-day course run by Ken Rees. Venue: Mary Ward Centre, Queen Square, London WC1. Time: 10.30am to 5.30pm. Fees are £53 or £19 concessions. Enquiries: 020 8671 6372 or email: kenrees@talktalk.net. Enrolment (credit/debit card): 020 7269 6000 or on-line via: www.marywardcentre.ac.uk – Course No. 446.

Saturday 18 March; The Way of the Inca Shaman. Workshop with Chris Waters organised by Alternatives. Venue: Heythrop College, 23 Kensington Square, London W8 5HN. Time: 10.30am-5pm. Tickets £65/£50 online. For more details and to book tickets http://www.alternatives.org.uk/

Saturday 18 March; The Lunar Light Studio Full Moon workshop with Lucy Anne Chard. Venue: Treadwell’s Books, 33 Store Street, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 1.30pm – 3.30pm. Tickets:£21.83 – £27.14. Details and bookings: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-lunar-light-studio-full-moon-workshop-in-march-tickets-31451958655

Saturday 18 March; Tarot Readings and the Story of the Life Force. Venue: The Plough, 27 Museum Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A 1LH. Time: 2pm. Bring your own tarot deck. Details and reservations: https://www.meetup.com/The-London-Wicca-Meetup-Group/

Sunday 19 March: Meditation at Russell Brands Trew Era Cafe, 30 Whitmore Road, London N1 5QA. Starts 10.15am. Free event. Details: https://www.meetup.com/meditation-trust-london/

Sunday 19 March; Religion, Myth and Superstition in London’s History – guided tour at the Museum of London. Venue: Museum of London, 150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN. Time: 11am. Tickets: £12.50/£10. Booking and details: http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/museum-london

Sunday 19 March; Druidic Alban Eiler (Spring Equinox) Celebration on Primrose Hill with the Loose Association of Druids. Gather in the Hawthorne Grove at Primrose Hill, London, NW1 8YH, between 12.30pm and 12.45pm to prepare the site ready for a prompt 1pm start. Nearest tube: Chalk Farm. Bring a small contribution of food and drink to share. All are welcome. https://www.facebook.com/events/682317035272617/

Sunday 19 March; Anderida Gorsedd Spring 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 19 March; Spring Equinox Ceremony with the South London Wicca Meet-up Group. Venue: A private house in Tooting Bec, London. Time: 3pm. Join the Meet-up group to book for this event and get the full details: https://www.meetup.com/South-London-Wicca-Meetup/

Sunday 19 March; Ageless Wisdom for Everyone – Talk about Theosophy. Venue: The Theosophical Society, 50 Gloucester Place London, W1U 8EA. Time: 2pm. Details: https://www.meetup.com/Theosophical-Society-in-London/

Sunday 19 March; 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. https://www.facebook.com/events/759478640871356/

Sunday 19 March; The Thin Veil of London. Two-hour walk around Holborn and Bloomsbury, interwoven with mysteries from the stories of Arthur Machen, with Minimum Labyrinth. Tickets:  £17.50 (£12.50 concessions). Time: 4pm-6.30pm. Details and booking:  www.minimumlabyrinth.org.

Sunday 19 March; Ostara – Spring Equinox – Celebration. Evening service led by the Wheel of the Year Group at Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, 3 Pilgrim’s Place, London NW3 1NG. Time: 7pm. http://www.rosslynhillchapel.com/

Sunday 19 March; Celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter: film screening at St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel London. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £18.43. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/celebrate-20-years-of-harry-potter-film-screening-at-st-pancras-renaissance-hotel-london-tickets-31874274814

Monday 20 March – 24 March; Plant Healing Online Summit. Free online event hosted by David Crow, L.Ac, founder of Floracopeia. Details and registration: http://plantmedicinesummit.com/

Monday 20 March; Spring Equinox Ceremony with Behind the Veil Shamanism based on a ceremony by Sandra Ingerman. Venue: TBA – either either Wimbledon Common or Richmond Park. Time: 10am. Entry: Free. Details: http://www.meetup.com/Behind-The-Veil-Shamanism/

Monday 20 March; Wheel of the Year Festival – Spring 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. For more details, visit the website http://www.chalicewell.org.uk/

Monday 20 March; Can We Ever Really Change? Talk by Tim Laurence organised by Alternatives. Venue: St James’s Church, 197 Piccadilly, W1J 9LL, Doors open 6.30pm. Event starts: 7pm. Tickets £8/£12 online. For more details and to book tickets http://www.alternatives.org.uk/

Monday 20 March; The Path and Life. Talk hosted by Gnosis London. Venue: Rudolf Steiner House,
35 Park Road, London NW1. Time: 7pm. Free admission. Details: http://www.gnosis.org.uk/

Tuesday 21 March; Experiencing the Dead in Bereavement: Why do we have such experiences? Lecture by Cal Cooper. 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 21 March; Aleister Crowley and his Magic.  Evening workshop with Marco Visconti. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7pm. Ticket price £20. Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email: info@treadwells-london.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/

Wednesday 22 March; Stillness and Meditation at Mandeville Place. Venue: School of Economic Science, 11-13 Mandeville Place, London. Free lunchtime event starting 1pm. https://www.meetup.com/Light-in-London/

Wednesday 22 March; Nature Spirits. Study Group at Rudolf Steiner House, 35, Park Road, London, NW1 6XT. Time: 4.15pm. Details: https://www.meetup.com/spiritual-science-at-rudolf-steiner-house/

Wednesday 22 March; Let’s Meditate – group meditation. Venue: Buddha on a Bicycle, Covent Garden, London. Starts 6pm. Donations of £3 recommended. Details: http://www.meetup.com/meditation-trust-london/

Thursday 23 March; ‘Finding Yourself’. Talk and book signing by Fiona Robertson. 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 23 March; 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/

Thursday, 23 March; Learn about Alchemy with Benjamin Turale. Venue: National Theatre, South Bank, London SE1 9PX. Time: 6.45pm. Details: https://www.meetup.com/LondonHealingStories/

Thursday, 23 March; The Awakening Time – Soundbath with Diana Vernon. In the Month of the Falcon, a time Native Americans call ‘the awakening time’, and in the week of our Spring Equinox, greet the rising energy of new growth and renewal with the resonance of the gongs. In a beautiful candle-lit period hall, relax and allow your body and mind to experience a centring and restorative soundbath. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensbury Place, London SW7 2EB. Time: 7-8.30pm. Tickets: £20 for members / £22 for non-members. Pre-booking advisable. Tel: 020 7589 3292 www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk

Thursday 23 March; Magical Stones and Gems in Pre-modern England, Lecture by Francis Young. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7.30pm start. Ticket price £8. Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email: info@treadwells-london.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/

Thursday 23 March; PF-London Spring Equinox Open Ritual with Hendon Heathens. 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/

Friday 24 March; Earthstars Group Meeting with Chris Street. Venue: Rudolf Steiner House, 35 Park Rd, London NW1 6XT. Time: doors open 7pm. https://www.facebook.com/Earthstars-Sacred-Space-104790729559515/

Friday 24 March; Crystals and Psychic Protection. Lecture by Judy Hall. 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/

Friday 24 March; Hieroglyphical Characters, event for Pagan Federation London (PF London). Venue: The Atlantis Bookshop, 49A Museum Street, London WC1A 1LY. Time: 7pm. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/377573639291878/

Saturday, 25 March – Sunday 26 March Opposites Within: Spiritual Psychology Weekend with Vivianne and Chris Crowley Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 10.30am-5pm. Price: £120 (£65 deposit, balance due on first day). Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email: info@treadwells-london.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/

Saturday, 25 March; Aphrodite Goddess of Love, Beauty, Fertility and Passion Workshop (women only). Venue: Wicca Moon, 50 Well Hall Rd, London, SE9 6SH. Tickets: £39.99. Time: 11am-5pm. For details or to book a place email shirlee@wiccamoon.org.uk or call 020 8850 7803. You can also visit the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Wicca-Moon-101700123226695/

Saturday, 25 March; The Canterbury Mystical Market hosted by The Magical Times Magazine. Venue: The Westgate Hall, Westgate Hall Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2BT. Time: 11am – 4pm. Tickets: £2.50. Details: www.mysticalarts.co.uk

Saturday, 25 March; Scrying by Candlelight – afternoon workshop on crystal ball reading, mirror and water divination. Venue: The Atlantis Bookshop, 49A Museum St, London WC1A 1LY. The shop is near the British Museum. The workshop runs from 2pm to 5pm, with a break for refreshments. The cost is £20 per person. All materials, as well as tea, coffee and biccies, are included. To book a place, email atlantis@theatlantisbookshop.com, phone 020 7405 2120 or pop in to the shop.

Saturday, 25 MarchSpring Equinox Ceremony – Woodland Wicca 2017 with London Woodland Witches Magicians and Outdoor Pagans. Venue: Outdoor location at Queen’s Woods, near Highgate Station. Meet at Woodman pub at 2pm to walk to the site. The ritual will end by 6pm, after which there is an Earth Hour celebration. Cost £3. You must be a member of this group and reserve a place in advance. Wear outdoor clothes and bring food and drink to share. Details and bookings:  https://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Outdoor-Pagans/

Saturday, 25 March: “Darkness”: A night walk with Living London with London Dreamtime and Saira Naizi from Living London. Place: Secret Location in South Kensington. Time: 7pm. Price: £6/£3. For details and to reserve a place email vanessa@londondreamtime.com or visit http://londondreamtime.com/calendar/

Saturday, 25 MarchEarth Hour 2017 – Eco Ceremony and Candle-Lit Woodland Gathering with London Woodland Witches Magicians and Outdoor Pagans. Venue: Outdoor location at Queen’s Woods, near Highgate Station. This gathering is after the group’s Spring Equinox ritual. Time: 7.30pm. You must be a member of this group and reserve a place in advance. Wear outdoor clothes. Details and bookings:  https://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Outdoor-Pagans/

Saturday, 25 March; Coven: Reincarnation – a theatrical, musical and ritualistic celebration of reincarnation. Venue: Resistance Gallery, 265 Poyser Street, London, E2 9RF. Tickets: £10/£15. Time: 8pm. Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/c-o-v-e-n-reincarnation-tickets-31181885860

Sunday 26 March; Meditation at Russell Brands Trew Era Cafe, 30 Whitmore Road, London N1 5QA. Starts 10.15am. Free event. Details: https://www.meetup.com/meditation-trust-london/

Sunday 26 March; Children of The Wild Wood – Initiatory Study Circle: Witchcraft Tool Making organised by Grove of the Green Goddess. Bring some wood to make into a wand or stang or any craft items you need help finishing. Venue: The Goat Pub, Carshalton Road, Mitcham, Surrey, CR4 4HJ, Near Mitcham Junction train Station/tram link. Time: 1pm. Donations of £3 welcome. https://www.meetup.com/Grove-of-The-Green-Goddess/

Note: I do not organise any of these events except my scrying by candlelight 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. If you want an event listed on my blog, please email badwitch1234@gmail.com.

To read more posts like this visit A Bad Witch’s Blog at www.badwitch.co.uk



Source: http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2017/03/spring-equinox-pagan-events-in-and-near.html

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