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.
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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.
31 October - Samhain/ Resting mediation at the Chalice Well Garden, Chilkwell Street, Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 8DD. Free admission from 10 am until midday. Midday Meditation: We gather at the well head at midday for meditation, until 12.30. At 12.30 we invite you to join us around the fire on the lower lawn for an informal Conversation Café. We hope this is an opportunity for people to meet, share ideas, thoughts and beliefs and increase connection through understanding. Normal admission fees apply from midday and, as usual, you can use your ticket to come and go throughout the day.
Evening Meditative Gathering | 7 pm. The gardens will remain open from 10 am until 9:30 pm (last entry at 8:30 pm) and we will hold a further meditation at 7 pm. During the evening the gardens will be lit by torch and candlelight, and filled with gentle sound of harps and singing bowls being played in various locations around the garden, making for a reflective and contemplative evening. More details coming soon. (Normal admission from 12 pm - Companions FREE). Refreshments on sale 10 am - 1:30 pm and 4:30 - 8:30 pm. Please feel free to join us for all or any part of the evening. Book online or tel: 01458 831154
4 November - Talk by Philip Carr-Gomm for the MindBodySpirit Birmingham WellBeing Festival at the National Exhibition Centre. Details.
11-14 November - In the Heart of the Well - Residential Retreat at the Chalice Well Centre, The Chalice Well Trust, Chilkwell Street, Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 8DD. Facilitated by Jo Laxton, Philomena Houlihan-Wood with Paul Fletcher. A chance to sink into the quiet healing energies of Chalice Well. A time to take stock, to review, to prepare. A time for silence and reflection. A time for sharing. There will be a blend of discourse, deep listening, discovery and self realisation. Meditation in the Upper Room, a chance to explore the subtle energies of the garden and surrounding land. A chance to be creative. A chance to leave the ordinary world behind. Experience a profound peace away from mobile phones, television and computers. For more information please call 01458 831154. Residential Fee £347.00 Fee covers the cost of the retreat, accommodation (3 nights) and all meals. Food will be wholesome vegetarian.You can either pay in full or secure your place by paying a deposit of £97.00. Limited number of bursary places available on application. Arrivals are after 2pm on Friday and the opening circle will commence at 5pm. Book online.
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 online. Time: 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 Wilson. John 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
25-26 November - WitchFest and The Exhibition of Doreen Valiente's Artefacts which sit alongside Heathen items and some wonderful artefacts on loan from the Order of Bards Ovates and Druids has been extended to coincide with the conference. The exhibition has gone so well It has gone so well in fact that Brighton Royal Pavilion & Museums has negotiated with us to keep it open longer than the planned September closing date. We are delighted therefore to inform you that the exhibition has been extended until the end of November, to coincide with Witchfest. This year, Witchfest happens in Brighton. It’s the largest pagan festival in the UK and tickets are now on sale. Join 5,000 other pagans in Brighton for a weekend of talks, workshops, music and market stalls. Here is the link.
26 November - 'Immortal Diamond' at The Annual Gatekeeper Conference: THRESHOLDS, organized by Louise Coe and Stephen Thomas. We welcome back Jay who will talk to us about the role of the poet and poetry at this time of change, reading from his new anthology Diamond Cutters co-edited with Andrew Harvey, published in San Francisco, which gathers 40 plus contemporary visionary poets from both the UK and America including David Gascoyne, Kathleen Raine, and Robert Bly. Poetry holds a unique connection with the authentic self; poets have always been the antennae of their culture; and through 'the poet in all of us' (as Jay maintains) we can always understand more deeply where we are. Every poem is a threshold, just as 'every moment is a new and shocking/Revaluation of all we have been' (TS Eliot, Four Quartets). The venue is Bouverie Hall, North St, Pewsey, Wilts. SN9 5ES: further info (including the timing of all the conference talks) from www.gatekeeper.org.uk. The Gatekeeper Trust is devoted to personal and planetary healing through pilgrimage. It seeks to rediscover the ancient art of pilgrimage as a way of journeying – with an awareness of the sacred nature of our environment. It researches both ancient and modern knowledge about the landscape and shares it through an annual programme of journeys and workshops.
3 December - The mistletoe ceremony which honours this magical plant will take place at The Burgage, Tenbury Wells, Worcs. at 3pm on Saturday December 3rd. It is an open ceremony and all are welcome. In the evening Damh the Bard will play at The Fountain Inn, Tenbury Wells. Tickets are available from https://www.wegottickets.com/event/370815 . Once expenses are met, any remaining money will be given to local charity.
11 December - How can I respond to the Warrior's Call? - A workshop aimed at exploring ways to work constructively to prevent fracking regardless of whether your area is threatened or not. Sessions will cover working with your local communities, creating relationships with your home landscapes and an introduction to Joanna Macy's The Work that Reconnects. Facilitators will be experienced Pagan activists who have responded to The Warrior's Call. Date and Time: 11th December 2016. Doors open at 9.45 for a 10.00 start. Workshop will end at 13.00 Place: The Avalon Room, The Avalon Foundation, Glastonbury. Please note there are no facilities for tea or coffee so please bring a drink if you wish. Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to come. There is a maximum of 40 places. The workshop is free with a voluntary donation to The Warrior's Call.
21 December - Winter Solstice Meditation and Festivities at The Chalice Well Gardens, The Chalice Well Trust Chilkwell Street, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 8DD. We gather at the well head at 12 noon for meditation until 12:30. At 12.30 we invite you to join us around the fire on the lower lawn for an informal Conversation Café. We hope this is an opportunity for people to meet, share ideas, thoughts and beliefs and increase connection through understanding. FREE ADMISSION to the gardens between 10 am & 12 pm. (Normal admission from 12pm - Companions FREE). Refreshments on sale between 10 am and 3:30 pm. Winter Solstice Festivities: Your are also welcome to join us at 2 pm at our Winter Solstice festivities when we gather together around the Winter Solstice fire for meditation and song. Further information. Book online or tel: 01458 831154
25-26 December - Chalice Well Garden - free admission - The Chalice Well Trust, Chilkwell Street, Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 8DD. On Christmas and Boxing Day each year the gardens are open to all, free of charge. Please take this opportunity to come and enjoy the peace and tranquility. The gardens are open 11 am to 3 pm.
1 February - Imbolc/First Stirring meditation at the Chalice Well Garden, The Chalice Well Trust, Chilkwell Street, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 8DD. Free Admission to the Gardens between 10 am and 12 noon. (Normal Admission applies from 12 noon - Companions FREE). This is the first of our 8 Wheel of the Year celebrations which mark the cycle of nature. We will be gathering at the well head at 12pm for celebration and meditation until 12:30. At 12:30 we invite you to join us around the fire on the Lower Lawn for informal ’conversation’. We hope this will be an opportunity for people to share ideas, thoughts and beliefs, and a chance to increase connection through understanding. Participants in the White Spring ceremony will be let in through the gate in Wellhouse Lane at 11.20 pm, as in previous years. Refreshments will be available until 1.30 pm. Please feel free to join us for all or any part of the celebration. Further details. Book online or tel: 01458 831154
18 February - Join us for the Wild Women's Winter Gathering -10am til Late Evening | Saturday 18 February 2017 | @ The Assembly Rooms, Glastonbury, Somerset | £50 per person. After the amazing success of the last two Wild Women’s Summer Retreats, in 2017 we are offering a Wild Women’s Winter Gathering in the heart of the sacred Isle of Avalon in Glastonbury. The Gathering will be a full day of wonderful, magical, wild delights and a chance for women to connect, re-connect and find out more about us. It will include Wild Women’s ritual, sacred singing, workshops, a marketplace and the usual brand of mayhem and fun. There will also be a bar available in the evening. The ticket price does not include meals or accommodation. There will be a break between 5pm and 8pm for women to eat and socialise. VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION Why not take part in the market? Stalls will cost £20 each with a £10 discount on the ticket price. Please reserve your stall with your ticket booking. To book: Contact Natalie at email@example.com Information, including how to pay, travel and accommodation recommendations, will be sent to those who book. A percentage of ticket sales will go towards an affordability fund for the Wild Women’s Retreats.
18 February 2017, 2-4pm - A talk with Philip Carr-Gomm at The Hamblin Trust, Bosham House, Main Road, Bosham, Nr Chichester, PO18 8PJ. Are You Spiritual or Religious? How do we hold true to our vision in these times? Philip is author of books on spirituality and leader of the Order of Bards Ovates & Druids will guide us in an exploration of these questions. For many of us, including H.T.Hamblin, the established religious institutions feel outmoded or restrictive, and yet we sense they hold deep truths and we sometimes yearn for the certainty and the heritage they offer. We live at a challenging moment in history, when the old forms seem to be dying but the new forms have not yet fully manifested. How do we hold true to our vision in these times? How do we relate to the worlds of spirituality and religion? For futher details contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01243 572109.
20 March - Spring Equinox Meditation at the Chalice Well Gardens, The Chalice Well Trust, Chilkwell Street, Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 8DD. 12.00 - 12.30. FREE ADMISSION to the gardens between 10 am & 12 pm. (Normal admission from 12 pm - Companions FREE). Refreshments on sale between 10 am and 1:30 pm. We will be gathering at the Well Head at 12 pm for celebration and meditation until 12:30. At 12:30 we invite you to join us around the fire on the Lower Lawn for informal ’conversation’. We hope this will be an opportunity for people to share ideas, thoughts and beliefs, and a chance to increase connection through understanding. Please feel free to join us for all or any part of the celebration. Further details. Book online or tel: 01458 831154.
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 : email@example.com , 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.
1 May - Beltane/Flowering Meditation at Chalice Well Gardens, The Chalice Well Trust, Chilkwell Street, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 8DD. The gardens open at 6 am and we hold a morning meditation around the Beltane fire at 7 am. Maypole dancing is at 8:30 am, accompanied by live music. We will also gather at the well head for midday meditation until 12.30. FREE ADMISSION to the gardens 6 am to 12 pm. (Normal admission from 12 pm - Companions FREE). Refreshments on sale 6 am to 1:30 pm. At 12:30 we invite you to join us around the fire on the Lower Lawn for informal ’conversation’. We hope this will be an opportunity for people to share ideas, thoughts and beliefs and a chance to increase connection through understanding. Please feel free to join us for all or any part of the celebrations. Further information. Book online or tel: 01458 831154.
21 June - Summer Solstice Meditation at the Chalice Well Gardens, The Chalice Well Trust, Chilkwell Street, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 8DD. FREE ADMISSION to the gardens between 10 am & 12 pm. (Normal admission from 12 pm - Companions FREE). Refreshments on sale between 10 am and 1:30 pm. We will be gathering at the Well Head at 12 pm for celebration and meditation until 12:30. At 12:30 we invite you to join us around the fire on the Lower Lawn for informal ’conversation’. We hope this will be an opportunity for people to share ideas, thoughts and beliefs, and a chance to increase connection through understanding. Please feel free to join us for all or any part of the celebration. Further details. Book online or tel: 01458 831154.
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 : firstname.lastname@example.org - Tel: 07891 333780 www.walkwithtrees.co.uk
updated 18th October 2016
10 December 2016 Winter Gathering for Members Glastonbury
3-4 June 2017 Summer Gathering for Members Glastonbury
9 December 2017 Winter Gathering for Members Glastonbury
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