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

29 April- 6 May - White Horse Camp: Beltane at Wild Ways. Community Druidry on the land at Wildways on the Borle, Shropshire. Shamanic work with Grey Wolf; Beltane Fire Ceremony; the History & Mystery of the Greenwood with Ronald Hutton & Ana Adnan. Closed period with God & Goddess lodges open to all, led by Adrian Rooke & Elaine Gregory including the choosing of our King & Queen of the Wildwood. Woodland walks, maypole dancing & lots more. If you already work with a woodland spirit or spirit animal, please bring your mask, costume, facepaints, musical instruments  etc. Communal sleeping & all meals included. campbookings12@gmail.com or go to http://whitehorsecamps.co.uk

29 April - 3 May - Spirit of the Marsh Beltane Camp & GatheringCelebrate Beltane with three days of camping in the beautiful Lincolnshire countryside at a family gathering that aims to keep ancient traditions alive. 2016’s event will be packed with talks, workshops, music, meditations, plenty of Pagan and spiritual ceremonies, childrens entertainment and of course, the Beltane fire. For further details and to book visit the website.

1 May - at 10am - Orkney Rituals Beltaine at the Ring of Brodgar. All welcome, these are inclusive, family-friend rituals, based on OBOD ceremonies, that honour the seasons. Please bring Bardic contributions or volunteer for a reading part. Usually we meet afterwards in a local hotel for a social. For more information please contact Helen & Mark Woodsford-Dean info@spiritualorkney.co.uk or refer www.spiritualorkney.co.uk/open-rituals or join Orkney Pagans on FaceBook.

7 - 8 May - Talk with Philip Carr-Gomm, Eimear Burke and Danu Forest all teaching at 'Animystics - Seeing Spirit In Everything’, Dunderry Park, Co.Meath, Ireland -  www.animystics-ireland.com . Super Early Bird tickets now on sale.

14 May - ‘Druid Wisdom’ – a talk by Philip Carr-Gomm for the Fintry Trust at their retreat house in Surrey. Details.

21 - 26 May -  Retreat for OBOD members in Kilkenny, Ireland. With option to travel afterwards for a further three days to visit New Grange, Tara, and other sites. Details in Touchstone.

29 May - ‘The Waters of Inspiration – Poetry, Bardism, the old stories – How Druidry works to re-enchant our world and our lives’ a talk  by Philip Carr-Gomm at the Open Studio of Artist Courtney Davis by the Hill of Tara, Ireland. 7.30pm. Details.

5 - 7 June - A workshop on how to give talks and workshops with Philip Carr-Gomm and Dr. Susan Jones. Glastonbury Sunday evening, all day Monday, Tuesday till noon. For OBOD members. 

4-5 June - OBOD Summer Gathering in Glastonbury. 

9-14 June - Poetry, Place & Pilgrimage - A Retreat in West Cornwall run by Roselle Angwin. Together we’ll explore the megalithic sites, holy wells and coastpath of this magical area, after starting each day with some quiet writing and the inspiration of some poetry of place. Each walk will be in shared silence, but the afternoon sessions will be given over to guided writing, and the evenings to reading back our own poetic responses. For full details and to book see hereResidential retreat at Boswedden House, Cape Cornwall. Full (vegetarian) board and en suite shared-room accommodation £550 (EARLYBIRD £495 before 31st March). BOOKING NOW

11- 12 June -The Shamanic Lands - Philip Carr-Gomm opening the space and presenting, Conway Hall, London - www.theshamaniclands.com. Limited Early Bird Tickets released on 21st Dec 2015.

17-21 June - The Wild Women's 2016 Summer Solstice RetreatFriday 17 June (arrivals from 4pm) until Tuesday 21 June (after lunch). Calling all wild and wonderful women. Tickets are now on sale for the 2016 Wild Women's Summer Solstice Retreat. This year we will meet when the highest sun kisses the brightest moon, on our stunning hidden retreat in Dorset, overlooking the majestic curl of the Jurassic coast and the deep blue mysteries of the Atlantic. Here among soft flowers, candlelight and cushions we will gather as women to connect deeply with the land and our true wild self, held safely in the arms of our sisters and the incredible wild women community. As well as four days of fun and friendship, fine food, meditation, yoga, coffee, conversation, camping and deep soul laughing, the 2016 retreat will focus on our relationship with nature and the natural world; the high sun, the full bellied moon and the ever shifting sea. We will walk the paths of the ridgeway, searching for herbs, animals and trees; bathe our bodies and our spirits in the beauty of the goddess, connecting to the land, ocean and stars, and one another, which in turn will connect us to our wild primal selves. Due to the success of last year's retreat tickets are in limited supply, so if you are considering coming get in contact now.  Ticket Info: Standard Tickets £225 (Camping tickets available to everyone.) Premium Tickets £325 (Six bed spaces available). Concession Tickets £150 (only eight available). Working Ticket £100 (only seven available). You will also need to pay a £75 non-refundable deposit (£50 for working tickets). All tickets come with the option to pay in instalments. For further information see the Wild Women Retreats Website or contact Natalie Green by email.

17 - 19 June Summer Solstice Weekend with 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. As we celebrate Midsummer, the energetic zenith of the year, the heat and extended light levels fill the land with a sense of it’s buxom potency. All about us are plump strawberries, zinging elderflower concoctions, the sweet scent of honeysuckle and fulsome sunshine filling our bodies with the warmth and energy of summer time. We have reached the meridian of the year and feel at our most expansive and open, as does the land. From this point onward the longest day begins to recede and the shortest night to fill. It is the beginning of the turning inwards again and we hold this knowledge as a counterbalance to all the emergent and pulsating energy that has culminated in this seasonal climax. Come and join us to celebrate the full and vibrant energy of the Summer Solstice at this most heated and creative time of the year. 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. 

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.

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! 

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 a way of understanding the male psyche, based on the work of Jungian analyst Robert Moore, and others, that sees men needing to evolve out of their immature ‘boy’ psyches into mature adult manhood. 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 to follow.

13-16 October - Celebrate! A four day retreat at Hourne Farm in Sussex. Set in 100 acres of garden and oak forest with sweeping vistas of the Downs, Hourne Farm is the beautiful retreat centre we have chosen for this time together. The retreat is open to OBOD members who have taken our celebrancy training (see details here) or who are celebrants, and for those who are interested in exploring celebrancy as an avenue of service. More details later.

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

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.

 

updated 26th April 2016

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