Events

On this page you will find listings of upcoming events that are either directly related to Druidry, or which we feel might be of interest. They are organised by many different people and groups, and their listing here does not imply our endorsement.
If you would like to list an event here please send details to events@druidry.org
 

 

2016

2 September - Fireside storytelling and meditation– learn about the flora and stories of this land and share a fire as we enter the traditions of Britain with Jonathon Huet. Cost: £7 per person includes tasty wild snacks and sumptuous herb teas. 8pm– 9.30pm Stanmer Organics, Brighton. Futher details and contact at Walk With Trees.

2-4 September - The Mythic Imagination - talks, trails and mysteries - The Thought Fox - Lindsay Clarke, Patrick Harpur, Jules Cashford, James Harpur... not to mention William Blake, the Golden Chain, Ted Hughes, foxes, pike, The Salmon of Knowledge, the Adoration of the Lamb, visions & mysteries…Programme:  http://www.mythicimagination.info/courseseptember2016.htmBook online:  http://www.mythicimagination.info/booking.htmAll information at http://www.mythicimagination.info/

3 September - The Fourth Mt Haemus Day Conference at the Sheepdrove Eco-Conference Centre, Berkshire. Speakers: Kristoffer Hughes – Druid in the Order of Bards Ovates and Druids and Head of the Anglesey Druid Order, Dr. Julia Farley - Curator of the European Iron Age Collections at the British Museum, Dr. Ian Rees - Psycho-spiritual psychotherapist and Director of the Annwn Foundation, Liz Cruse – Druid in the Order of Bards Ovates and Druids, writer and workshop facilitator. Musical interludes from talented Bards, an exhibition of original Tarot artwork, organic vegetarian lunch. Held in a beautiful eco-conference centre on an organic farm. Futher details and ticket booking. See video here to get an idea of what a Mt Haemus day is like! 

4 September - Tarot for Absolute Beginners. A Day Workshop with Sue Merlyn at Treadwell's Bookshop, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1E 7BS. The mysterious tarot cards have always held a fascination for people. If the tarot is a new world for you, this lively informative day workshop may be just what you’re lo0oking for. The day sets you on a journey of exploration, using images on several cards. There will be engaging practical exercises, discussions and a guided meditation.  You will learn about the imaginative process used in combining one card with another, to guide you from intuitive storytelling to actual mini tarot readings. Sue Merlyn has been reading cards for decades and is an experienced and fun teacher. A free Rider-Waite tarot deck, handouts, tea and biscuits included in the price.  The day is aimed at absolute beginners, so do dive in. Price: £70 (£40 deposit, balance due onthe day). Register on 0207 419 8507 or book onlineTime: 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start.

7 Sept and following Wednesdays - Tarot Reading: Foundation Course - Eight week course with Suzanne Corbie at Treadwell's Bookshop, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1E 7BS. Learn to read tarot with a gifted experienced teacher. In an active and well-structured course, you learn the mystical symbolism of the cards, the visual language of their codes and archetypes. There are not only short teaching lectures but also in-class practice readings, homework, interactive class activities and backup support. Tutor Suzanne Corbie has been reading Tarot for 40years, and is an experienced teacher. Students who successfully complete the class will receive a Treadwell’s certificate.  Max 14  students per class. Price: £200 (£100 deposit, balance due on first night). Register: ring 0207 419 8507 or book online. Time:  arrive 6.45  for  7 pm start.

9 - 11 September - Celebrate! A three day immersion in the arts of celebrancy for OBOD members and friends who want to explore working with rites of passage – either in a professional role or simply for themselves and close friends and relatives. We will work with ways in which we can create and hold rites of naming, weddings, handfastings, and funerals. This time together is designed for both experienced celebrants and for those who are just beginning to consider celebrancy as an avenue of service. We’ll share our own stories and learn ways in which we can craft rites that respond to the needs of people who may be ‘spiritual’ but who hold no special religious affiliation, as well as for those who want a specifically Druid ritual. Focalized by Philip Carr-Gomm and JJ Middleway. Primarily for German-speaking members, although the weekend will be in English. Limited to 30 participants. Held at Maria Laach, Eifel. Costs: 240 Euros. For further information contact: Anna Bluhm - albenhain@gmx.de or Conny Hilton- linden-gathering@web.de.

16 - 18 September Autumn Equinox Weekend Mandy Pullen and Jane Embleton in the Wye Valley at Ragmans Lane Farm, Gloucestershire, GL17 9PA. Balancing the Flame is a series of weekend workshops designed to explore, re-member and celebrate the eight most potent points of the year, the solar festivals, in relation to ourselves and the land upon which we live. These workshops are open to men, women and couples. It is time to gather ourselves in, to reflect, review and rejoice at what we have achieved, in our own personal harvest and that of the land. Following a period of growth and activity, nature spirits and earth energies start to return to the land, and many native trees and plants begin to shed leaves ready to gather strength for the coming time of dormancy and quiet. There is an opportunity to restore and rebalance the inner and outer in preparation for our time in the darkness, so to be ready to receive the wisdom, inspiration and power that the winter promises. Join us in our celebrations of the cycle through the festivals as we pass through this gateway in the seasons. We have danced with the spirits of the land and leave in the knowledge that they will continue their dance . . . as our Earth surely turns with the Sun in the greater dance of the cosmos. The weekend costs £210 and includes all accommodation, meals and tuition. Booking and more details can be found at http://www.mandypullen.co.uk/Sun_Moon_Workshops.html or you can email Mandy on info@mandypullen.co.uk or phone on 01594 541850 / 07805 800313.

1-2 October - Plant Consciousness, Regents University, Regents Park, London, www.plantconsciousness.comLimited Early Bird Tickets released on 9th March. Plant Consciousness Regents University, Regents Park, London. An event that is revolutionising our relationship with plants. Merging together; deep-ecology, shamanism, herbalism, permaculture, eco-activism and eco psychology to show the higher intelligence of plants and how engaging with them in a co-operative, co-creative manner might just be our best bet for the future of humanity and the planet. Speakers TBC. www.plantconsciousness.com 

6 - 9 October - Understanding the Male Psyche – an experiential workshop for men and women. Have you ever wondered why many men, even those who hold powerful positions, seem so inadequate or insensitive? In this workshop we will explore ways of understanding the male psyche through the lens of archetypal psychology. We hope this workshop will be helpful and illuminating whether you are a young man seeking to make the transition into adulthood, whether you are an older man still trying to ‘grow up’, or whether you are a woman trying to understand men! We will work with exercises that help us access the immature and mature aspects of the archetypes that exist within all of us, male or female, and we will use ritual, poetry, music, story and mask work to deepen our experience. In Germany, with Philip Carr-Gomm, William Ayot, Reinhard Winkler and Malou Eberspächer. Details.

14-18 October - The Order of Bard, Ovates and Druids 15th Southern Hemisphere Assembly, Bribie Island, close to Brisbane. Hosted by the Macademia Grove. Cabin or camping; catered or self catered. FFI contact Sandra macademiagrove@hotmail.com For bookings contact Cherry - nimueart@bigpond.com

15 October - It’s Always Such a Drama – How life is sometimes like an Opera – and how the Tarot can help us appreciate the showThe launch of Linda Sutton’s Opera Tarot, with accompanying booklet by Philip Carr-Gomm, will take place – together with a workshop – at the UK Tarot Conference. No singing from the participants will be required, though we will hear snippets from opera, see images from the Opera Tarot, and engage in some exercises to bring out the diva in us. Details.

21-23 October - Talk by Philip Carr-Gomm for the GreenSpirit Gathering at Earthspirit, Compton Dundon, Somerset. Details.

21 October - Fireside storytelling and meditation– learn about the flora and stories of this land and share a fire as we enter the traditions of Britain with Jonathon Huet. Cost: £7 per person includes tasty wild snacks and sumptuous herb teas. Stanmer Organics, Brighton. For further details and contact see Walk With Trees

18 October and following Weds - Tarot Reading: Foundation Course - Eight week course with Sue Merlyn at Treadwell's Bookshop, Bloomsbury, London, WC1E 7BS. Learn to read tarot with a gifted experienced teacher. In an active and well-structured course, you learn the mystical symbolism of the cards, the visual language of their codes and archetypes. There are not only short teaching lectures but also in-class practice readings, homework, interactive class activities and backup support. Tutor Sue Merlyn has been reading Tarot for 40years, and is an experienced teacher. Students who successfully complete the class will receive a Treadwell’s certificate.  Max 14  students per class. Price: £210 (£110 deposit, balance due on first night). Register: ring 0207 419 8507 or book online. Time:  arrive 6.45  for  7 pm start.

4 November - Talk by Philip Carr-Gomm for the MindBodySpirit Birmingham WellBeing Festival at the National Exhibition Centre. Details.

19-20 November - Spiritual Psychology - The Outer Personality & the Deeper Self. A Workshop with Vivianne & Chris Crowley at Treadwell's Bookshop, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. This is the first of three  weekends which aim to assist the initiatory journey to the True Self by uncovering hidden potential and releasing inner obstacles, aimed at people working within specific spiritual or magical traditions, and for those on individual paths.  Tutors Vivianne and Chris Crowley draw upon theories from Jungian and other spiritually-oriented psychologies, from the Western Mystery Tradition, and from Eastern philosophy and spirituality.  Join us for a weekend of reflective experience, with activities including inner journeying, imaging and meditation. Price: £120 (£65 deposit, balance due on the day). Register: Ring 0207 419 8507 or book onlineTime: Sat 10 am - 5.30 pm. Sun 10.15 - 4.20 pm

25 November - The John Michell Memorial Lecture: JOHN WOOD AND THE COSMOLOGICAL VISION OF ALBION by Simon WilsonJohn Michell described an ancient land which held encoded within it a primordial mystical vision. Inspired by Michell, this talk examines the thought and work of one of his predecessors: John Wood. Wood (1704-1754) was a visionary who mapped Albion’s ancient monuments. They revealed to him the native mysteries of both Britain and Greece. Wood went on, in Bath, to create his own architecture of revelation. Simon Wilson has long been fascinated by Western esotericism, tradition and the imagination. A teacher and writer, he has published and lectured widely on topics such as the Grail, Earth Mysteries, Eastern Orthodox Christianity, UFOs, Charles Fort, John Michell, visionary architecture, and the imaginal history of a Cambridge college. He is an Associate Tutor at Canterbury Christ Church University, where he teaches on the Myth, Cosmology and the Sacred MA and supervises research students. http://www.rilko.net/EZ/rilko/rilko/page03.php

                                                                                                          2017

29 April - 6 May - Dans le cadre du tricentenaire de la renaissance Druidique, il est organisé un grand rassemblement, avec la présence de Philip et Stéphanie Carr-Gomm, du 29 Avril 2017 au 6 Mai 2017 en Bourgogne Sud. Il sera proposé des ateliers, des visites, des ballades, des initiations et bien sur la Cérémonie de Beltaine. Différents mode d'hébergements seront à votre disposition, Gites, Mobil home ou camping pour les plus audacieux!!!. Les repas seront assuré par un traiteur, qui nous fera un buffet mixte pour les végétariens.Afin de mettre en place l'organisation et de prévoir des tarifs étudiés, vous pouvez prendre contact avec Dianann : saille.tuteur@yahoo.fr , que ce soit pour un atelier ou pour votre présence. Les Ateliers devront être gratuit, néanmoins, les personnes seront autorisées à vendre les produits de leur confection et autre livres ou divers objets. Pour un ordre d'idée, comptez en moyenne 15 € de logement/jours, il est prévue une ballade en Bus pour une journée a Bibracte, environ 12 €/p , il nous reste la nourriture a estimer ! Les Gares les plus proches sont celles de Macon-ville ou Macon-loché, on fera des navettes en regroupant les personnes pour allez jusqu'à Beaubery, lieu prévu pour ce grand rassemblement.qui se situe a 40 mn de route de Macon. Pour celles et ceux qui sont déjà intéressés, prenez rapidement contact avec nous, le nombre de places étant limité autours d'une soixantaine de personnes. Et dans les prochains mois vous recevrez un parcours plus précis des activités et du coût définitif de ce grand rassemblement. Cordialement, l'équipe OBOD FRANCE, Carnutes, Source aux fées.

The Druid Order - Open Introductory Evenings - The Druid Order (ADUB) is well known for their public ceremonies, most notably the Midsummer rites at Stonehenge, performed in distinctive white robes. Throughout the year, they hold open evenings in London for those who wish to learn more about them, on alternate Thursday evenings. For more details ring the Druid Order 020 8659 4879. Price: £8.00 on the door. Time: 7.30pm start.

Woodland Bard School- In-depth course on woodlandlore and meditation. Friendly unique group. Every second Wednesday of the month. Cornerstone Community Centre, Hove. 7.15pm - 9.15pm. £7 per person inc. factsheet and herb teas. To book and for further details contact : walkwithtrees@hotmail.comTel: 07891 333780  www.walkwithtrees.co.uk

 

updated 22nd August 2016

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