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

1 July -  ‘Setting Sail for Avalon – Our Potential for Creativity, Curiosity, and Leadership’ – an evening talk with Philip Car-Gomm in Graz, Austria. Details

1 July - Enter the Celtic lands of Sussex with Bushcraft, Storytelling and Foraging/HerbloreSummer Celebration - learn about the flora and stories of this land and share a fire as we enter the traditions of Britain. Suitable for all ages and abilities £5 per head. 8pm- 9.30pm Stanmer Organics, Brighton. To book and for further details contact : walkwithtrees@hotmail.comTel: 07891 333780 Website:  www.walkwithtrees.co.uk

2-3 July - Druid Magic & Healing: A two day workshop with Philip Carr-Gomm in Graz, Austria, to explore the way the old stories, and the sacred animals and plants used in Druidry, can help in our healing and spiritual development. We will work with the Druid Animal and Plant Oracles, and music and meditation, to deepen our experience of the gift of being alive in the world today. Along the way, participants will learn about the way Druids work with healing and the subtle powers of Nature to effect change and healing in their lives. Druidry is a spiritual way and practice that speaks to three of our greatest yearnings: to be fully creative in our lives, to commune deeply with the world of Nature, and to gain access to a source of profound wisdom. Each of these yearnings comes from a different aspect of the Soul, and we can personify these as the Singer, the Shaman and the Sage. In Druidry, Bardic teachings help to nurture the singer, the artist or storyteller within us – the creative self; Ovate teachings help to foster the shaman, the lover of Nature, the healer within us; while the Druid teachings help to develop our inner wisdom – the sage who dwells within each of us. In this workshop we will explore the many ways in which Druidry can help develop these three aspects of ourselves, and I will be co-facilitating with Christian Brunner, author of Mountain Magic: Celtic Shamanism in the Austrian Alps. Details.

2 July - Spiritual Bushcraft- Immerse yourself for a day in the traditions of Britain, learning practical skills infused with folklore such as foraging, herbcraft and fire-lighting. Enjoy a healthy lunch cooked over the open fire. £45 per person inc. factsheet, lunch and sumptuous herb teas. 10.30am - 3pm Stanmer Organics, Brighton. To book and for further details contact : walkwithtrees@hotmail.comTel: 07891 333780  www.walkwithtrees.co.uk.

2 - 3 July - Druid Magic & Healing - A two day workshop with Philip Carr-Gomm in Graz, Austria, to explore the way the old stories, and the sacred animals and plants used in Druidry, can help in our healing and spiritual development. We will work with the Druid Animal and Plant Oracles, and music and meditation, to deepen our experience of the gift of being alive in the world today. Along the way, participants will learn about the way Druids work with healing and the subtle powers of Nature to effect change and healing in their lives. Druidry is a spiritual way and practice that speaks to three of our greatest yearnings: to be fully creative in our lives, to commune deeply with the world of Nature, and to gain access to a source of profound wisdom. Each of these yearnings comes from a different aspect of the Soul, and we can personify these as the Singer, the Shaman and the Sage. In Druidry, Bardic teachings help to nurture the singer, the artist or storyteller within us – the creative self; Ovate teachings help to foster the shaman, the lover of Nature, the healer within us; while the Druid teachings help to develop our inner wisdom – the sage who dwells within each of us. In this workshop we will explore the many ways in which Druidry can help develop these three aspects of ourselves. Details.

11 July - Open Circle Evening workshop with Ritual - Ellie Hughes & Friends at Treadwell's Bookshop, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1E 7BS. If you are a solitary pagan looking for experience of group ceremony and learning, these nights  are designed with you in mind. This friendly evening starts with a presentation on a pagan theme, then opens up into  includes a  discussion, chant, activities and concludes with a group ceremony. It is led by Ellie Hughes and friends, people who are experienced in pagan traditions and are active in the pagan community in London. It's an enjoyable, well-structured experiential occasion which takes place on the second Monday of each month. Price: £10 Ring 0207 419 8507 or book online. Time: 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start.

23 July - Making Perfume Oils Workshop with Tanya Moulding at Treadwell's Bookshop, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1E 7BS. Learn to make perfume oils using traditional methods and ancient ingredients . Tanya Moulding will teach historical plant use for fragrance, introduce perfume history and explain the magical folklore of the plants. You will then make your own perfume oil, blending one to take home. As well as all supplies and ingredients, there is teaching, handouts, follow-up information and personal guidance. Tanya Moulding brings over fifteen years experience; she is a skilled teacher who has taught at many prestigious venues. Price: £70 (£40 deposit, balance due on the day). Register: ring 0207 419 8507 or book online. Time: arrive 10.45 for 11 am start. Ends 5.30 pm

31 July - Spirit of the Greenwood - Join Adrian Rooke (Druid celebrant) and Jo Dunbar (Medical herbalist) for a day exploring the magical and physical interactions humans can experience with the forest. Humans always take from nature.  On this day we shall be focusing on the spirit of the forest, paying particular attention to what we can offer in service to the forest. The workshop will include beautiful ritual, walking through the forest talking about the medical uses and lore of plants of the forest, but particularly Oak, Ash and Thorn.  Through guided meditation we will take a journey into the mystical forest to learn what the Dryad of the Forest wants to say to each of us.  There will be chanting and drumming, and we will create a collective gift of symbolic offering to give back to the forest. When: Sunday 31st July: 10am – 4.30pm. Where: Near Petersfield, Hampshire. Cost: £80.00 per person, includes lunch and afternoon tea.  Advance booking only. Email info@botanicamedica.co.uk to book

7 August - Sunday 7 August - Tarot for Absolute Beginners Workshop with Suzane Corbie at Treadwell's Bookshop, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1E 7BS. If the mysterious tarot cards have always held a fascination for you, this may be just what you’re looking for. The day sets you on a journey of exploration, entering the magic of these symbolic icons, and exploring their archetypes. Suzanne leads the talks, exercises, discussions and  meditations to unlock the symbols. Suzanne Corbie has been reading cards for forty years; she's  an experienced fun teacher. By the end of the day you will know how to use tarot in meditation and to do simple readings for yourself. 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 on the day). Register: ring 0207 419 8507 or book online. Time: Arrive 10:45 for 11 am start. Ends 5:30 pm.

8 August - Open Circle Evening workshop with ritual - Ellie Hughes & Friends at Treadwell's BookShop, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1E 7BS. If you are a solitary pagan lookingto try a bit of group ceremony, these nights  are designed with you in mind. This friendly evening starts with a presentation on a pagan theme, then opens up into  includes a  discussion, chant, activities and concludes with a group ceremony. It is led by Ellie Hughes and friends, people who are experienced in pagan traditions and are active in the pagan community in London. It's an enjoyable, well-structured experiential occasion which takes place on the second Monday of each month. Price: £10 Ring 0207 419 8507 or book online. Time: 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start.

12-14 August - WildHeart Devon - Hiya Wildhearts, our Devon event is on the horizon with an amazing line up forming with multitudes of engaging workshops we look forward to seeing you at the enchanted  A,S,H, Pony Sanctuary a few miles from the beautiful Slapton & Blackpool Sands beaches on the Devon Coast.  We have an exquisite weekend planned updates will be on the web site soon and tickets are available now.

13 August - (9am - 12am) Éigse Spiorad Ceilteach (Gathering of Celtic Spirituality) at Slí Na Bandé, Newtown Mountkennedy. With Cait Brannigan, Philip Carr-Gomm, Luke Eastwood, Dave Fadden, John Ahearne, Sophia Boann and Pól Corcoran. A day of talks, workshops, fireside entertainment in a beautiful rural setting - Newtown Mountkennedy, Co. Wicklow, Ireland. Tickets from www.irishdruidnetwork.org/eigse or call +353 86 3119660.

19-21 August - Barmoor Druid Weekend. For all those on a druid/pagan/nature-based spiritual path, please join us for the 4th annual Barmoor Weekend at Hutton-le-Hole, a delightful village in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park near Pickering. The main theme this year is divination but there will also be a variety of other workshops. The weekend is about sharing friendship, sharing our skills, our dreams and spiritual practices. £45 all inclusive of vegetarian meals and accommodation. Places are limited to 27 so please book early. Please visit our Facebook page to book or to find our more information: https://www.facebook.com/NorthernDruids/

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! 

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.

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

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 28th June 2016

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