This Week's Pagan Events In and Near London
Here are events in London plus a few in other parts of the UK over the next week or so, leading up to the Autumn Equinox, 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 protected]
Now – 15 September; Smoke and Mirrors – exhibition about the psychology of magic. It includes items from the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic. There are also live performances of stage conjuring on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Venue: Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE. Free admission. https://wellcomecollection.org/exhibitions/W_vuwBQAACoA_SY2
Now – 31 October; Betwixt and Between: Isobel Gowdie, the Witch of Auldearn – the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic’s summer exhibition. Venue: The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic, Boscastle, Cornwall. Entry with museum ticket. https://museumofwitchcraftandmagic.co.uk/
Now – 27 October, Secret Rivers: discover the secrets of London’s historic waterways. Exhibition at the Museum of London Docklands. Venue: No.1 Warehouse, West India Quay, London E14 4AL. Free entry. https://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/museum-london-docklands
Wednesday 11 September; Free Guided Tour of the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology (takes place every Wednesday). Venue: UCL, Malet Place, London, WC1 6BT. Time: 2pm. Free, but you must book in advance: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/event-ticketing/booking?
Wednesday 11 September; Time to Meditate – group meditation (every Wednesday). Venue: Buddha on a Bicycle, Covent Garden, London. Arrive 6pm for 6.10pm start. Donations of £3 recommended. Details: http://www.meetup.com/meditation-trust-london/
Wednesday 11 September; Pisces Full Moon Gong Bath – relax and celebrate the full moon. Venue: She’s Lost Control, 42 Valentine Road, London E9 7AD. Two sessions: Time: 7pm and 8.30pm. Tickets: £20. www.sheslostcontrol.co.uk
Wednesday 11 September; Ancestral and DNA Healing hosted by Maria Martinez. Venue: Aho Studio, 13 Prince Edward Rd, London, E9 5LX. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £20. www.aho.community
Wednesday 11 September; Cursed Britain: A History of Witchcraft and Black Magic in Modern Times. Lecture by Thomas Waters, author of the book Cursed Britain (viewable on Amazon). Event hosted by London Fortean Society. Venue: Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets: £6.92 Details: http://forteanlondon.blogspot.com/
Thursday 12 September; Dancing with Bees. Talk and signing with Brigit Strawbridge. Watkins Books, 19-21 Cecil Court, London WC2N 4EZ. Time: 6.30pm. Free event. For more details visit the websites http://www.watkinsbooks.com/ or https://www.meetup.com/WatkinsBooks/
Thursday 12 September; Medicinal Plants and the Victorian Physic Garden, hosted by A Curious Invitation. Venue: Carlyle’s House, London SW3. Time: 6.30pm. https://acuriousinvitation.com/medicinalplants.html?
Thursday 12 September; Tarot Visions with Wolf Sister. Venue: She’s Lost Control, 42 Valentine Road, London E9 7AD. Two sessions: Time: 7pm. Tickets: £40. www.sheslostcontrol.co.uk
Thursday 12 September; Folklore of Trees. 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: £5/£1.50 concessions. Time: 8pm. (Meetings are normally the second Thursday of each month.) https://www.facebook.com/groups/2438110887/ To guarantee a seat, email [email protected]
Thursday 12 September; Heathen / Northern Spirituality Introduced. Workshop with Andre Henriques. Venue: Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS. Time: 7pm. Cost: £20. You can reserve a place by visiting the shop or online: https://www.treadwells-london.com/
Friday 13 September; Space for Me: Yoga and Forest Bathing, a mini-retreat, in Queen’s Wood, Highgate. Meet in the cabin behind Queen’s Wood Cafe, Highgate. Time: 9.30am. Price: £40. https://www.meetup.com/London-Forest-Bathing-Nature-Connection-Meetup/
Friday 13 September; What the Dead are Dying to Teach Us. Talk and signing with Claire Broad. Watkins Books, 19-21 Cecil Court, London WC2N 4EZ. Time: 6pm. Free event. For more details visit the websites http://www.watkinsbooks.com/ or https://www.meetup.com/WatkinsBooks/
Friday 13 September; Meditation and Om Healing. (Weekly event, usually on a Friday). Venue: The Theosophical Society, 50 Gloucester Place, London, W1U 8EA. Time: 7pm. Entry free. http://theosophicalsociety.org.uk/#
Friday 13 September; Our Journey Into Ascension. Lecture with a Guided Meditation by Carol Nayach. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, Kensington, London, SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £15/£13. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/
Friday 13 September; The Serpent’s Kiss: Tales of Hidden Bulgaria, by A Spell In Time. Venue: Irish Cultural Centre Hammersmith, 5 Black’s Road, Hammersmith, London, W6 9DT. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £10. https://www.facebook.com/events/522866085186856/
Friday 13 September; TLC Full moon Ceremony of Love with Goddesses Aphrodite and Luxmi. Venue: Beside the Thames. Meet at seats outside the Tate Modern gallery, Bankside, London SE1 9TG at 7.30pm. Fee: £5/£3. Details: https://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Pagans-Magicians/
Friday 13 September; Unlucky in Peckham. Storytelling with Vanessa of London Dreamtime. Venue: A secret location in Peckham. Time: 8.30pm. Tickets: £8. For more details email [email protected] or visit https://londondreamtime.com/calendar/
Saturday, 14 – Sunday 15 September; Gippeswyc Viking and Saxon Festival. Venue: Suffolk Food Hall, Peppers Lane, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP9 2AB. Time: 10am-6pm. Free entry. https://www.facebook.com/events/458543624921091/
Saturday, 14 September; Full Moon Event with Peace Fires. Light a candle or fire for peace wherever you are in the world, for just for 10 minutes or an hour or longer and state the intention: “Let there be peace on earth and love for one another.” Details: http://peacefires.org/
Saturday, 14 September; Making Ointments, Balms and Salves. Venue: Spitalfields City Farm, Buxton Street, London E1 5AR. Time: 10.30am – 1.30pm. Tickets: £42/£27. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/making-ointments-balms-salves-tickets-56564473864?
Saturday, 14 September; Mid-Autumn Harvest Moon Festival. Performances, storytelling and creative activities relating to our connection to the Moon. Venue: National Maritime Museum, Park Row, Greenwich Peninsula, London SE10 9NF. Time: 11am – 4pm. Admission: Free. https://www.rmg.co.uk/see-do/exhibitions-events/mid-autumn-harvest-moon-festival
Saturday, 14 September; Wicca Moon Presents a Day of Ritual and Magic to Honour Goddess Diana and Aradia her daughter the Queen of witches. Venue: Wicca Moon, 50 Well Hall Road, London SE9 6SH. Time: 11am till 4.30pm. Early bird price £45.For further details contact [email protected], call 0208 850 7803 or visit https://www.facebook.com/WiccaMoonEltham/ or http://www.wiccamoon.co.uk
Saturday, 14 September (date and venue tbc); Full Moon Rite at Luna Iter for Pagan and Wiccan Seekers. Pub moot followed by a ritual close to each full moon. Venue: Pembury Tavern 90 Amhurst Rd, London E8 1JH. Moot usually starts at 5pm, then at 6pm moving to a historic site for the ritual. Fee: £4/£5. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1230392930656154/
Saturday, 14 September; Full Moon Party organised by She’s Lost Control. Crystals and cocktails, aura photos, palm and tarot readings, a mystic phone booth, love potions, DJs, and more. Venue: The Hoxton, 40 Blackfriars Road, London, SE1 8PB. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets: £7. www.sheslostcontrol.co.uk
Sunday 15 September, The Goddess Tree – The Tree of Knowledge in the Garden of Eden. Day workshop with Edwin Courtenay. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, Kensington, London, SW7 2EB. Time: 10am-5pm. Tickets: £105/£85. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/
Sunday 15 September, Sunday Meditation class with Lisabetta every Sunday. Drop-in class suitable for beginners and more experienced meditators. Venue: The Little Escape Therapy Centre, 4 Paxton Mews, off Westow St, London SE19 3RW. Time: 10am-11am. Cost: £12 per class, £30 for 3 classes. https://harmonious-healing.com/
Sunday 15 September; Marseille Tarot III: Spreads. Workshop with Adrien Mastrosimone. Venue: Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS. Time: 11am-5.30pm (with a break in the middle). Cost: £75. Deposit is £40. You can reserve a place by visiting the shop or online: https://www.treadwells-london.com/
Sunday 15 September; Rune Reading Workshop. Venue: Spiritual Gifts, 26 Millais Rd, Enfield, EN1 1EE. Time: 11am. Cost: £10. https://www.facebook.com/events/963112950549596/
Sunday 15 September; Spellcraft Workshop: Doing Magic with Candles, Cords and Runes with Woodland Wiccans and Outdoor Pagans. Venue: Wimbledon (full details after registering). Fee: £15. Time: 10.30am-4.30pm. Details: https://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Pagans-Magicians/
Sunday 15 September; Full Moon Release. Venue: The Psychedelic Society, Greenhouse, 8 Mackintosh Lane, London E9. Time: noon. Tickets: £20/£15/£10. https://www.tickettailor.com/events/thepsychedelicsociety/296083?#
Sunday 15 September; Dawn of the Oak. Pagan moot (normally on the third Sunday of each month). Venue: The Sir John Oldcastle, Farringdon Road/Greville Street, London EC1M 3JF. Time: 3pm-6pm. https://www.facebook.com/groups/dawnoftheoak/
Monday 16 September; Free Beginners Astrology Class by Astrological Lodge of London. (Every Monday evening). Venue: 50 Gloucester Place, London W1U 8EA, Time: 6pm-6.50pm. Tickets: Free. https://astrolodge.co.uk/
Sunday 15 September; Full Moon Tea Ceremony and Women Circle-Barley Moon with T-Lovers. Venue: Globe House Yoga, The Tanneries, Crucifix Lane, London SE1 3JW. Time: 6pm. Tickets: £20. https://t-lovers.com/tea-ceremonies/full-moon-tea-ceremony-15sep19?
Monday 16 September; Occultism and Nationalism. Talk by Dr. Christian Giudice on European occultists’ ideas of national identity in the 19th and 20th centuries. Venue: Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS. Time: 7pm. Cost: £10 per person. You can book online at https://www.treadwells-london.com/ or reserve a place by visiting the shop.
Tuesday 17 September; Ithell Colquhoun Private View of new exhibition and book launch. Venue: The Last Tuesday Society and the Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, 11 Mare Street, London E8 4RS. Time: 6pm. Tickets are free but you must register in advance: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ithell-colquhoun-exhibition-booklaunch-tickets-68684411925?
Tuesday 17 September; Book launch: Sophia’s Tale by Sarah Walton. Venue: The Atlantis Bookshop, 49a Museum Street, London, Eng WC1A 1LY. Copies of the book cost £4.99. Time: 6.30pm. For more details, call 020 7405 2120 or visit http://theatlantisbookshop.com/
Tuesday 17 September; Experiencing the Future: Precognition, Time and Consciousness; Altered or Otherwise. Talk by Dr David Luke. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, Kensington, London, SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £13/£15. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/
Tuesday 17 September; Witches of London Gathering. Venue: front bar of the Cittie of Yorke, 22 High Holborn, London WC1V 6BS. Starting 7.30pm. Meets on the third Tuesday of each month. For any questions email [email protected] or visit http://www.witchfest.net/ or https://www.facebook.com/coawitchesoflondon/
Wednesday 18 September; More Mead Moot with Pagan FutureFests. Venue: Hope Pub, 48 West Street, Carshalton SM5 2PR. Time: from 7.30pm. Meets on the third Wednesday of each month. http://www.meetup.com/Londonpagancommunity/
Thursday 19 September; Preview: Damien Hirst – Mandalas exhibition. Venue: White Cube, 25 – 26 Mason’s Yard, London, SW1Y 6BU. Time: 6pm. The exhibition itself runs from 20 September to 2 November. Details: https://www.whitecube.com/exhibitions/exhibition/damien_hirst_masons_yard_2019?
Thursday 19 September; The Way of Effortless Mindfulness. Talk and signing with Loch Kelly. Watkins Books, 19-21 Cecil Court, London WC2N 4EZ. Time: 6.30pm. Free event. For more details visit the websites http://www.watkinsbooks.com/ or https://www.meetup.com/WatkinsBooks/
Thursday 19 September; PFL Autumn Equinox Open Ritual. Venue: Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL. Time: 7.30pm for 8pm start. Entry: £6/£5 (PF members and concessions). https://pflondon.info/
Friday 20 September; Autumn Equinox Drum Ceremony Hosted by Seán Ryan. Venue: Aho Studio, 13 Prince Edward Rd, London, E9 5LX. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £20. www.aho.community
Saturday 21 September; Sisters of the Stones of Caer Abiri Meeting for Autumn Equinox. Venue: Avebury Stone Circles, Marlborough, Wiltshire. Time: 1pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/1322401231269282/
Saturday 21 September; Autumn Equinox Ceremony at the Rollright Stones. Public ceremony with Watchers of the Old Ways. Venue: Rollright Stones, Little Rollright, Warwickshire, OX7 5. Time: 2pm-3.15pm. No entry fee, but donations towards the upkeep of the stones welcome. Bring a picnic. https://www.facebook.com/events/425917814682811/
Saturday 21 September; Woodland Autumn Equinox 2019: Seasonal Ceremony and World Peace Day Magic. Venue: Queen’s Woods, Highgate, North London. Meet at The Woodmans pub patio area at 4pm to walk to the outdoor site, bring food and drnk to share. Fee: £5/£3. Details: https://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Pagans-Magicians/
Sunday 22 September; Shamanic workshop. Venue: Woodford Church at 9 Grove Crescent, South Woodford London, E18 2JR. Time: 11am-4pm. Cost: £10 pay at door. http://woodfordchurch.com/
Sunday 22 September; Druidic Alban Elued/Autumn 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. Free event, but bring a small contribution of food and drink to share. All are welcome. https://www.facebook.com/events/828276627566944/
Sunday 22 September; Autumn Equinox Movement Medicine Cacao Ceremony with London
Movement Medicine Women’s Circle. Venue: 100 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6JQ. Time: 4.30pm to 9.30pm. Cost: tbc. https://www.meetup.com/Movement-Medicine-Womens-Circle/
Sunday 22 September; The Circle of Ankerwycke Mabon ritual beneath a beautiful and sacred Ankerwycke Yew, which has stood on this site for millennia. As we enter the darker months, you are invited to join the ceremony and honour its powerful energies. Meet at 7.30pm at the car park in Magna Carta Lane, Wraysbury, TW19 5AG. This is a free event but bring share food and drink to share afterwards. For more details, contact Gina 07806714165 [email protected]
Monday 23 September; Earth Festival: Wheel of the Year Meditation – Equinox, gather at the well head for meditation at noon, followed by conversation on the lower lawn. Venue: Chalice Well World Peace Garden, in Glastonbury. Free admission to the gardens from 10am to noon. For more details, visit the website http://www.chalicewell.org.uk/
Monday 23 September; Vigil for the Outcast at Crossbones 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://crossbones.org.uk/ or https://www.facebook.com/GooseandCrow/
Monday 23 September; Young Urban Witches – Celtic Goddesses. Evening mini-workshop with Rebecca Beattie. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 6.30pm start. Tickets £20. Book online at https://www.treadwells-london.com/ or reserve a place by visiting the shop.
Note: I do not organise any of these events. I try to make sure my listings are accurate but do not always know about changes or ticket availability. Please contact the organisers for more information before attending any event. If you spot something that needs correcting, please let me know by emailing [email protected].
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