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 firstname.lastname@example.org
More Druid-related events can be found on the Events pages of The Druid Network and Druidic Dawn
4, 7 &14 December - A 1-day Bushcraft Bowmaking Course to take place in Sancreed, West Cornwall. Sit around the fire (undercover) in our woodland and make your own ash bow with wood taken from our coppice. We will cover wood types and selection for bows, shooting technique, floor tillering and tillering with a tillering stick until you have a bow you can test out in the woods before you take it away with you. £60.00 per person. Due to the nature of the tools used (knife, axe, drawknife and scraper), level of concentration and physical skills needed I have to limit the age of participants to 12+ years; however if an adult wishes to accompany a (slightly) younger archer then please call me to discuss.
9 December - Robin Hood's Adventures - Storytelling with Michael Dacre. Come to Treadwell's -33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1E 7BS - for a night of magical storytelling, all on Robin Hood. Michael's versions are drawn from the earliest ballads of 'Robyn Hode', the best version: fast and violent, earthy and satirical, sinister and revolutionary. Michael Dacre is a nationally-renowned storyteller, and this evening celebrates his new book 'Ancient Legends Retold: Tales of Robin Hood', copies of which will be on sale, and which Michael will be glad to sign. 'Performances combine erudition with accessiblity. Their love of language is infectious. I have seen them enthral toddlers, teenagers and university academics. Their work is unique: admired and respected among the storytellers of Britain.' Price: £7 Ring 0207 419 8507 or book online. Time: 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start
11 December - Herne: Dying God & Pagan Revival - Lecture by Dr John Callow at Treadwell's, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1E 7BS. From Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor, through Gothic novels, to modern television, Herne gives a powerful vision of paganism tied to place, nature and ecology. Along the way Herne has transformed from royal servant and spirit of nemesis, into a potent and loved figure in today's pantheon of pagan deities. A nightmare to some, a dream to others, his tread upon the forest floor continues to provide a vital link between the hunter and the hunted. Come hear his story. John Callow did his early work on witch hunts and has a forthcoming book on witch imagery with publisher IB Tauris. He is a gifted speaker and a friend of Treadwell's who returns at our invitation. Price: £7. Book by phone on 0207 419 8507 or book online. Time: 7.15 pm for a 7.30pm start
14 December - Yule: Custom, Lore, Magic - Day Workshop with Suzanne Corbie at Treadwell's Spend the day immersed in the ancient lore of the Yule, the Midwinter Solstice. You will be treated to folklore, traditional customs, pagan spiritual meanings -- and for ways in which it is celebrated in the present as well as in the past. It includes illustrated lecture, handouts, meditation and some traditional craft work. A full-participation ceremony completes the day. Ideal if you love folk customs, or if you are studying as a pagan. Suzanne Corbie is a practising Wiccan Priestess with over 37 years' experience. She brings a wealth of information and personal insight.Price: £45 (£25 deposit, balance due on the day). Time: 11 am – 5.30pm. Book by phone on 02707 419 8507 or online.
15 December - Tuatha de Bridget Mid-Winter Open Ceremony - 1-3pm. Normal meeting time is 1 pm in Pollok Park, Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow. Tuatha de Bridget is an open druidcraft group and welcomes friendly visitors. Contact Siusaidhc. Web - Facebook
15 December - Gorsedd of Cor Gawr – Alban Arthan Gathering - Stonehenge - 4.30pm - 7.30pm| Free. Join us at dusk on Sunday the 15th December 2013 to celebrate and honour the darkness of midwinter. The event is open to all, though is restricted to a maximum of 80 people by English Heritage, and therefore entry is by ticket only.
Requests for tickets, which are issued free of any charge, should be made using the Midwinter Gorsedd 2013 ticket application form, at Midwinter Gorsedd ticket application form.
Other methods of application may result in delays and/or failure to secure your ticket. Please ensure you indicate how many tickets you require, the names of all those attending, your home address and the email to which tickets should be sent. By applying for tickets you will become an Associate Member of Cor Gawr, and are agreeing to the terms and conditions of access required by English Heritage.
Due to the site changes, the arrangements will differ somewhat from previous years so please see the official Cor Gawr page for further information.
22 December - Druids of Caledon Mid-Winter Open Ceremony - 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm at Rouken Glen Park, Thornliebank, East Renfrewshire Glasgow, Scotland, G46 7UG. Normal meeting time is 12 -12.30 in Rouken Glen Park. Contact - Facebook
1-3 January - Workshops on Druidry with Philip Carr-Gomm at the Prana Centre, Coromandel, New Zealand. Details
16 - 21 January - Camp for OBOD members New Zealand - the first celebrations of the Order's Fiftieth anniversary. At Pukerua Bay, near Wellington. Details
24-28 January - The 13th Southern Hemisphere OBOD Assembly to celebrate the Order's 50th birthday. At Binna Burra Mountain Lodge located within World Heritage-listed Lamington National Park in Southern Queensland, Australia; a lush and stunningly beautiful sub-tropical rainforest hinterland. Nearest city: Brisbane. Details from email@example.com
30 January- 4 February - White Horse Imbolc Camp. Come and celebrate the Feast of Bride and the tending of the new flame of life with your OBOD community at White Horse Camps. This camp is at beautiful Wildways where the circles of snowdrops will be blooming after the winter. There will be accommodation inside as well as in a yurt with woodburners. For more information and bookings email.
6-8 February - Daughters of Fire: Honouring the Sacred Path of Women with Thea Worthington and Marjorie Penning. This series of 4 workshops follow the Lunar Cycle of the four great Fire festivals that are celebrated in the Druid Tradition and focuses on the Sacred Feminine. During our time together we will work to reconnect with the sacred wild fire that dwells within each one of us. These workshops are designed for women and through ceremony, creativity, bodywork, discussion and meditation we will explore and reconnect, honour and celebrate the Maiden, Mother, Wise-Woman and Crone who dwell within each one of us.
Please know this is a series of 4 workshops, each one dependent on the attendance of the previous workshops. The work that we do together builds and deepens throughout our journey as a group. And we ask for your commitment to attend all 4 workshops over a period of approximately 1,5 to 2 years. In February 2014 we begin the 2nd cycle in the Netherlands with an international group. The workshop will be given in English. Starting 6-8th February 2014. Fee per weekend is € 225 incl. food and lodging. Email
15 - 16 Feb - Druid Magic & Healing: A workshop with Philip Carr-Gomm 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. Near Graz, Austria. Details
7-9 March -Druid Gorsedd - An invitation to Druid Grade members of O.B.O.D. All druid grade members are invited to the Druid Gorsedd 2014 to spend a weekend in the company of your fellow Druids. Once again we will meet to share thoughts, intuitions, inspiration, ritual, and fun, this year around the theme of MERLIN AND THE WISDOM OF ALBION - She is not any common earth /Water or wood or air,/But Merlin's Isle of Gramarye/ Where you and I will fare. We will be staying at The Abbey, Sutton Courtenay, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 4AF. Tel: 01235 847401. The Abbey is a unique medieval building, set in extensive grounds, tucked away in the small village of Sutton Courtenay, just 10 miles south of Oxford. For further details of the venue please click here. For more details and booking form for the Gorsedd please contact Liz Cruse here.
5 April - Annual Ley-Hunter's Moot at Seekers' Trust, Addington Park, Kent. Speakers: Dr Manjir Samanta-Laughton, Susan Sheridan, Philip Carr-Gomm, Yuri Leitch, Maria Wheatly, and Laurence Main. Details
6 April -The Centre for Pagan Studies and The Doreen Valiente Foundation present A Witchcraft Conference in honour of PATRICIA CROWTHER. 10am-6pm at The Belgrave Rooms (Masonic Hall), Nottingham with talks by:
Vivianne & Chris Crowley
Rufus & Melissa Harrington
...plus the best in Pagan stalls & historic exhibition of Witchcraft Artefacts
Tickets are available at £15 each - BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE
We are continuing our series of “A Day For . . ” events and this year we will be honouring the achievements and contribution to the Witchcraft and Pagan community of Patricia Crowther. Patricia is one of the few remaining contemporaries of Gerald Gardner and has to be considered one of the true Elders of the Craft. She was initially reluctant to allow us to hold a day in her honour but we have persuaded her that the Craft and pagan communities deserve their chance to pay her their respects and celebrate her so we are very pleased to announce that all being well she will be our guest of honour on the day. We will also present talks by Vivianne & Chris Crowley, Rufus & Melissa Harrington, Philip Heselton and Patricia’s good friend and astronomy expert, John Harper.
This year we have taken note of past comments and decided to hold the conference out of London. Nottingham has played a part in the modern history of the Craft and is close to Patricia’s home town of Sheffield. Nottingham boasts a lively Pagan community, being the home of Pagan Pride whose volunteers will be on duty to support our event with us and our other major supporter, GreenMantle magazine. As a venue we have chosen the grandoise and magnificent Masonic Halls called locally “The Belgrave Rooms” which is on the tramline outside Nottingham Trent University less than 5 minutes walk from the city centre’s Market Square. On-street parking in Nottingham is readily available and Sunday rates are £1 per day on the meters.
The doors will open at 10 and close at 6, there will be refreshments and lunch available (you should be able to book your lunch on arrival) and we’ll have a selection of invited Pagan stalls as well as an exhibition from the Doreen Valiente Collection which will be “enhanced” with some on-loan artefacts as well.
Tickets are priced at £15 and all the booking information is available on the Doreen Valiente website. And if you sign up as a Doreen Valiente Foundation member you will receive discounts on tickets and information about other opportunities during the conference weekend. You can contact us here with any queries or suggestions.
11-13 April - Little Pagan Monastery, Chalice Well Gardens, Glastonbury. If you’ve ever thought about living a pagan monastic life, I’ve decided to organise weekend 'retreats' that will follow and incorporate monastic traditions such as daily prayers, meditation, talks, lectures, chores and ritual for the Pagan. Set in the beautiful and sacred Chalice Well Gardens, this three day, two night weekend will follow a strict routine and regime that hopes to inspire you to incorporate more spirituality in your daily practice at home. Take what inspires you and run with it! The first weekend will be on 11 – 13 April 2014 at Chalice Well Gardens. We have booked St Michael’s Lodge, which is a lovely guesthouse designed for peace and relaxation in mind. Rooms are either single or shared, so be prepared to possibly share with a new friend! There is a library where books may be borrowed, but please return them at the end of the weekend. There is also a lovely kitchen, and a meditation room for daily practice and connection. The Meeting Room set right up against the gardens is where most of the weekend’s events will take place. We also plan to do some work in the garden, as well as take trips out to Glastonbury Tor and the White Spring, weather permitting. Come and experience the beauty of land, sea and sky atop the Tor, or take a healing plunge into the sacred pools of the White Spring, or simply come to enjoy the beauty of the Red Spring and the serenity of Chalice Well. The weekend will end with a ritual (if possible) by Chalice Well. All food, drink and accommodation are included in the weekend retreat price. A £50 deposit must be made up front to guarantee your booking, and will be non-refundable if you cancel within two weeks of the booking date. If you desire to taste the monastic life, to pray, meditate, work and enjoy the silence in a special holy site with like-minded people, then this is the weekend for you! £180 per person, cheque or paypal payment only. Please email to book your place. If you are booking for more than one person please let me know and we will allocate you the double rooms first. Please note that space is very limited, as we want to keep the numbers small. So book early to guarantee your place! Many blessings! Autumn Song (Jo)
25 April -2 May - White Horse Beltane Camp. Another camp at Wildways where the spring flowers will be adorning the woods. This is the time of fertility, for dancing round the maypole, for celebrating the union of the Goddess of the Land and the Horned God of the Woods. Come to White Horse Camps and do it in style, with the love and community of OBOD Bards, Ovates and Druids. For more information and bookings contact here.
16 - 23 May - Spring Cleaning: A Magical Retreat at Cae Mabon in Snowdonia led by Philip Carr-Gomm and Penny Billington, with story-telling by Eric Maddern, music from ZZ Birmingham, meditation, ritual, deep rest, and visits to Dinas Emrys and the Druid Isle of Mona. Details to follow.
29 May - 1 June - Roots & Branches: an international camp for OBOD members and friends in the Netherlands. Celebrating a diversity of expressions, rooted in ancient lores and wisdom, among modern druids and friends! For details and bookings visit the camp website
25 July- 2 August - White Horse Lughnasadh Camp - Lughnasadh camp is a temporary druid village in the Vale of the White Horse (from which we take our name). Join your OBOD friends to celebrate the first fruits of the harvest of the land and of your life. There will be ritual, feasting, games, songs and workshops. For more information and bookings contact here.
17 - 21 Sept - Meditation Retreat and Magical Summer School with Philip Carr-Gomm at EarthSpirit. Lying between the two hills of Dundon Beacon and Lollover in Somerset, Earthspirit is just on the edge of the small village of Compton Dundon, a few miles south of Glastonbury. On this retreat we will focus on deepening our spiritual practice, harvesting the experiences of the summer, and opening to the Great Mystery. The Earthspirit Centre is warm and comfortable, and in addition to extensive gardens that include an Ogham copse, there is a large indoor cedarwood hot-tub.
During our time together we will meditate, take Otherworld journeys, and explore the Perennial Wisdom Tradition and its relationship to the worlds of Druidry and Magic. In the evenings we will use the Tarot and oracles to gain insight into our lives and relax by the fire with music, story-telling and sharing. Details later.
updated 4th November 2013
OBOD Gatherings at Glastonbury 2013
8 - 9 June Summer Gathering
White Horse Camps - Samhain: 25 October- 2 November (Oxfordshire)
7 December - Winter Gathering
OBOD Gatherings & 50th Anniversary Celebrations 2014
16-21 Jan Camp New Zealand
24-28 Jan Camp Australia
White Horse Camps- Imbolc: 30 Jan - 4 Feb (Shropshire)
White Horse Camps - Beltane: 25 April – 2 May (Shropshire)
29 May - 1 June Dryade International Camp Netherlands
6-8 June Summer Gathering Glastonbury
White Horse Camps- Lughnasadh: 25 July – 2 August (TBC)
30 Oct - 2 Nov OBOD Retreat France
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