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Imbolc Pagan Events In and Near London

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Here is a list of events over Imbolc, the festival of the start of spring, that could be of interest to pagans. Most are in London but a few are in other parts of England. 

Thursday 29 January; ‘The Terror of London’: Spring-heeled Jack and the Victorian Metropolitan Press. Talk by Dr Karl Bell, author of The Legend of Spring-Heeled Jack: Victorian Urban Folklore and Popular Cultures.Venue: the London Fortean Society. Venue: The Vaults Bar, Dirty Dicks, 202 Bishopsgate, City of London EC2M 4NR. Time: 7.30pm – 10.30pm. Entry: £3/£2 concessions. For more details, visit http://forteanlondon.blogspot.co.uk/

Thursday 29 January; Messages of the Holy Grail that are Found in Fairy Tales. Talk by George Wood. Venue: 50 Gloucester Place, London W1U 8EA. Starts at 7pm. Tickets: £5, £3 concessions, £2 TS members. For full details: http://www.theosophicalsociety.org.uk

Thursday 29 January; PFL Imbolc Open Ritual facilitated by Goddess Enchantments. 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/

Thursday 29 January; Necronomicon and Mesopotamia. Talk by a Sumerologiest at Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7.15pm for 7.30pm start. Tickets £7. Advance booking required. Call 0207 419 8507. For further details: [email protected] http://www.treadwells-london.com/

Friday January 30 – February 1; Into the Wild Winter Warmer festival. Winter festival with music and workshops Venue: Emerson College, Pixton, Hartfield Road, Forest Row RH18 5JX. Weekend tickets are £75, day tickets are £40 and include lunch and dinner. More details and ticket booking: http://www.intothewildgathering.com/#!imbolc/cm6w

Friday 30 January; London Gothic Conference. A day of talks and activities focused on the Gothic imagination, its cultural impact and influence on London. Venue: London Metropolitan Archives, 40 Northampton Rd, London EC1R 0HB. Time: 10am to 4pm. Cost: £10. Tickets: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/london-gothic-tickets-14972977579

Friday 30 January; Lecture: Curses! The British Museum’s ‘unlucky’ mummies. Venue British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. Time: 6.30pm–7.30pm. Cost £5/£3. For more details and to book tickets call 020 7323 8181 or visit: https://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/events_calendar.aspx

Friday 30 January; Stone-Age Drugs ‘N’ Rock and Roll. Talk by Paul Devereux at Rilko (Research Into Lost Knowledge). Venue: 50 Gloucester Place, London W1U 8EA. Doors open 6.45pm, lectures starts 7.15pm. Entrance: £8/£6. http://www.rilko.net/EZ/rilko/rilko/home.php

Friday 30 January; Introduction to Wicca and the initiatory cycle of the Order of Horse and Moon with The London Wicca Meetup Group. Venue: Foyles cafe, 107 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0DT. Meeting to introduce the pathway to those interested. Time 7.30pm Phone: 07581 198380 or 07848 448669. For more information and to sign up for this event, visit: http://www.meetup.com/The-London-Wicca-Meetup-Group

Friday 30 January; Divine I Am Transmission with Crystal Bowl Bath run by Vaz of the London College of Spirituality. Venue: Windsor Suite, Columbia Hotel, 95- 99 Lancaster Gate, London W2 3NS. Time: 7pm. Cost: £20. Details: http://www.meetup.com/londonspirituality/

Saturday 31 January; Mysteries of Imbolc. One-day workshop including a full ritual at the end of the day with Suzanne Corbie at Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Tickets £45 (£25 deposit, balance due on the day). Time: noon to 5.30pm. Booking essential and limited places. Tel: 020 7240 8906 or email: [email protected] http://www.treadwells-london.com/

Saturday 31 January; Spring Youth Workshop organised by the Pagan Federation London. Venue: The Atlantis Bookshop, 49a Museum Street, London WC1A 1LY. Noon to 4pm. PF members: £6, others: £8. https://www.facebook.com/events/767056493332239/

Saturday 31 January; The Art of Avalon – Creating the Rainbow Path of the Goddess. Workshop with Elle Hull at Cobwebs at Cauldrons at Romford Shopping Hall. 1pm-4pm. Cost is £24. http://www.cobwebsandcauldrons.co.uk/

Saturday 31 January; Open Imbolc Ritual at Avebury Stone Circle. A family friendly event run by The Cauldron of Cerridwen to raise energy to herald in the spring and spend time in a wonderful location. Time: noon. FFI: email: [email protected] or call Sue on 07746365980

Saturday 31 January; Free and Open Gorsedd of Caer Abiri Imbolc Rite at Avebury Sun Circle, in Avebury, Wiltshire. Open druidic style ceremony to celebrate the first stirrings of spring. Meet at the Red Lion Pub, Avebury, around noon for rite at around 1.30pm, ending around 3pm. Bring bread, cakes and drink to share, bring poetry to read.

Saturday 31 January – 1 February; Learn How to Lucid Dream – 24hr sleepover workshop with Charlie Morley. Venue tba. Time: 10.45am – February 1 11am. Tickets £150/£120. Details: http://www.alternatives.org.uk/

Saturday 31 January – 1 February; Coming Into Grace: Womens Imbolc Gathering with Eileen Bellot and Marie-Helene Dalila-Boyle. Venue: Jackson’s Lane Theatre in London. Time: 10am-4pm each day, Cost: £55. To make a booking and get joining instructions email [email protected] For more details, visit: https://www.evensi.com/coming-into-grace-womens-imbolc-gathering-31st-jan-1st-feb/139306170

Sunday 1 February; Wheel of the Year Festival – First Stirrings 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 around the fire on the lower lawn. Free admission to the gardens from 10am to noon. http://www.chalicewell.org.uk/

Sunday 1 February; Imbolc on Primrose Hill with the Loose Association of Druids. Open ritual hosted by Jeremy Morgan, the Druid of Wormwood Scrubbs. Venue: The Hawthorne Grove, Primrose Hill, Regents Park, London NW1. Gather at 12.45pm for 1pm start, ends at around 2.30pm. Nearest tube: Chalk Farm.

Sunday 1 February; Imbolc rite with The London Wicca Meetup Group. Meet at the Rose and Crown, 55 High Street Wimbledon SW19 5BA from noon to 2pm, after which the group will move to another location for the rite. Phone: 07848 448669 or 07581 198380. For more information and to sign up for this event, visit: http://www.meetup.com/The-London-Wicca-Meetup-Group

Sunday 1 February; Faith and Fear, Myth and Dogma. Talk by Joseph MacDermott. Venue: 50 Gloucester Place, London W1U 8EA. Starts at 6pm. Tickets: £7, £5 concessions, £4 TS members. For full details: http://www.theosophicalsociety.org.uk

Sunday 1 February; Imbolc Celebration in Glastonbury at The Goddess Hall, Benedict Street, Glastonbury, BA6 9NB. Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm. Details: http://www.goddesstemple.co.uk/

Monday 2 February; Psychic Circle run by Shamanic Spirit at a venue in Croydon, South London. The circle is held on Mondays fortnightly starting at 7.30pm. Cost £5. For more details and to book places call 07952 041477. For more information, visit http://shamanicspirit.co.uk/

Monday 2 February; Tarot Meditation: The Chariot, with Marysia Kolodziej. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7.15pm for 7.30pm start. Tickets £10. Advance booking required. Call 0207 419 8507. For further details: [email protected] http://www.treadwells-london.com/

Monday 2 February; The Science of Self Love with David Hamilton. Venue: Alternatives. Venue: St James’s Church Piccadilly, 197 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LL. Time: 7pm – 8.30pm. Tickets £12/£8 online. For more details and to book tickets: http://www.alternatives.org.uk/

Tuesday 3 February; Sacred Walks and The Kingston Zodiac Adventure – walking the Aquarius Walk in the Kingston Zodiac. Meet at Osterley Park and House, Jersey Road, Hounslow TW7 4RB at noon. Cost £10/£5, advance booking required: http://www.meetup.com/Sacred-Walks-Kingston-Zodiac-Adventure/

Tuesday 3 February; The Curse and the Kiss – Alexander Gifford talking on Rudolf Steiner’s ideas on drama. Venue: Rudolf Steiner House, 35 Park Road, London NW1 6XT. Time: 7.30pm – 9pm, Cost: £3.50 (£1 concessions, students and under 25s), No bookings required, just turn up.
http://www.rsh.anth.org.uk/

Tuesday 3 February; Cobwebs and Cauldrons Moot. Sarah Arkle will be speaking on Imbolc and Brigid. Venue: White Horse Pub, Chadwell Heath, Essex. Moot takes place on the first Tuesday of every month. 7.30pm start.

Tuesday 3 February; Ancient Architectural Symbolism within Architecture and Landscape. Talk by John Ward at The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm-9pm. Cost: £14/£16 Advance booking advised. For details call: 020 7589 3292 or visit https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

Wednesday, 4 February; Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Storytelling with Annette Armstrong at Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7.15pm for 7.30pm start. Tickets £10. Advance booking required. Call 0207 419 8507. For further details: [email protected] http://www.treadwells-london.com/

Wednesday, 4 February; The Witches’ Inn. Pagan moot at The Feathers Hotel, 42 High St, Merstham, Redhill, Surrey RH1 3EA. Starts at 8pm. Moots are on the first Wednesday of each month. https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Witches-Inn/1568424150049437

Thursday 5 February; Breaking Down is Waking Up. Talk and book signing by Russell Razzaque 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 6 February; Gerrie March presents her students at The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm-8.30pm. Cost: £10/£12 Advance booking advised. For details call: 020 7589 3292 or visit https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

Saturday 7 February; Design Your Life – New Year Kickstarter Masterclass. ‘Espresso workshops’ to deliver grounded, realistic, achievable change in all areas of your life. organised by Alternatives at a London venue. Time: 1pm – 5.30pm. Tickets £40/£50. For more details and to book tickets: http://www.alternatives.org.uk/

Saturday 7 February; Hendon Heathens Moot, Venue: Greyhound Pub, Church End, Hendon, London, NW4 4JT. Time: 6pm. Hendon Heathens meets at this pub the first Saturday of every month.

Sunday, 8 February; Druid Ritual on the Elements for Water at Queen Caroline’s Temple, Kensington Gardens, London W2 2UH. Meet at Lancaster Gate tube station. Time: 11.30am. http://www.meetup.com/London-Pagan-Circle/events/219373692/

The information above is correct to the best of my knowledge, but I do not organise any of these events and am not responsible for them. If you spot anything that needs changing or know of any other pagan events that you would like to see listed, please email [email protected]

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



Source: http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2015/01/imbolc-pagan-events-in-and-near-london.html


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