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

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: lizcruse@googlemail.com 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.

18 December - at The Woolshed, Pukerua Bay, New Zealand-  11am - SUMMER SOLSTICE / ALBAN HEFIN / TE MARUAROA O TE RAUMATISummer Solstice, the longest day, arrives as the year is coming to an end and the holiday season is about to begin, Although this is when the sun’s light reaches its maximum, it is but the threshold of summer.  The crimson flowers of the pohutukawa fringe the coastline, dancing against the blue sea. Summer is also announced by the appearance of the star/spirit woman Parearohi shimmering in the sky with her consort Rehua (Antares, the red star in Scorpio).  Rehua was sometimes also referred to as the sun and people would say karakia to Rehua: Rehua is the sun, and if he did not shine the grass and vegetation would die and life would cease.  This time of the light of Parearohi and Rehua is also how The Grove of the Summer Stars got its name.In the Druid tradition, these words are spoken: We are met here on the shortest night of the year to celebrate the zenith of the Mabon, the Sun-Child of the Druid tradition.  We come together to honour a great mystery – that every zenith contains its nadir, as every nadir its zenith.  And we come together too, to celebrate the power of light and warmth and Summer.  The sun which has warmed and lighted us through the Wheel of the Year seems to stand still for several days.  This is the time of Great Light. This is also the time of Kiwi Christmas – a Summer Solstice rather than a Winter Solstice celebration in this part of the world. Let’s make this a real family Summer Solstice.  I’m hoping that as we did in previous Summer Solstices, Moira and Tony with the help of the children will have a wonderful story to enact as part of eisteddfod. Please arrive by 10.45am.  Bring any readings, songs, poems, music, dances or stories which you feel are appropriate to this celebration of light.  Also bring food to share for a Solstice lunch.  This is an ‘open’ ritual and all (adults and children) are most welcome. PLEASE NOTE: The Quarter Festivals (Beltane, Lughnasadh, Samhuinn and Imbolc) are for members of the Grove of the Summer Stars only.  The Sun festivals (both Equinoxes and both Solstices) are open to all and we look forward to welcoming you. The Woolshed, 144 Muri Road, Pukerua Bay, Porirua 5026, New Zealand. Phone: 04 2399 234. Email: pamela@thewoolshed.com Web: www.thewoolshedretreats.co.nz.

21 December - Winter Solstice Meditation and Festivities at The Chalice Well GardensThe 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.

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14 January - Practical Candle Magic - Afternoon workshop with Lucya Starza at Treadwell's Bookshop, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. If you always wanted to know how to do a spell, or if you are keen to be able to work simple magic in accordance with old traditions, today is for you. Candle magic is a basic and central skill in the repertoire of pagans, and Lucya Starza  leads  you step by step, and we provide all the supplies. By the end you will know how to do your own candle spells – and you will take home a prepared candle in addition to your newly-gained expertise. Lucya Starza is a practising  Wiccan, owner of Bad Witch’s Blog and the author of Candle Magic. Price: £20 (includes supplies). Register by phone 0207 419 8507 or book online. Time: Arrive 12.50 for 1pm start. Ends 3pm.

22 January - Zodiac Perfume Oils - A Day Class with Tanya Moulding at Treadwell's Bookshop, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. This class is dedicated to making a personalised celestial perfume oil, harnessing the qualities of the sun, moon and rising signs. Using fragrant, natural essential oils and absolutes, perfume mistress Tanya Moulding explores plant rulerships and their relationship to the zodiac signs and planets, delving into he perfumed cosmos to capture your unique nature in scent.   Fee includes all notes, equipment and materials.  Bring a note of your Moon, Rising and Sun sign to class: you can use www.astrodienst.com. Tanya Moulding, an historic perfume expert, is an engaging teacher who has taught at many prestigious venues. Price: £70 (£40 deposit, balance due on the day). Register by phone 0207 419 8507 or book online. Time: 10.50 am for 11 am start. Ends 5.30 pm

25 Jan and 7 weeks following - Tarot Intermediate Course Eight-week Course with Suzanne Corbie at Treadwell's Bookshop, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. For students who have done a foundation tarot class, this is the great way to go further. Join us for eight evenings of interactive learning to develop your interpretation skills, practice new spreads, and deepen your understanding. You will learn about reversed cards, connecting and opposing pairs, patterns and themes, myths and metaphors, archetypes, and challenging cards. Suzanne Corbie has been working with the tarot for forty years, and has been teaching tarot for 14. Her classes are hugely popular.  Do come along! Register by phone 0207 419 8507 or book online. Price: £210  (£110 deposit, balance due on first night). Dates: 25 Jan, 1 Feb, 8 Feb, 15 Feb, 22 Feb, 1 Mar, 8 Mar, 15 Mar. Time: 6.50 arrival for 7pm start. Ends 9 pm

28 January - Herbal Magic with Macbeth's Witches - Afternoon Intensive with Trefor Wickens at Treadwell's Bookshop, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1E 7BS. Learn the herbs used by the Bard and their magical applications - both those used in the plays and in other records of the time. Historical Folk Magic practices will be taught to the group, with ideas for practical application in the modern world.  You will make some items, and conclude the day with a group working based on the Hecate scene of the play.  Those attending will come away with the skills and knowledge to do some traditional folk magic, to work with some of the herbs at the heart of English folklore. Trefor Wickens is a longstanding herbalist and traditional practitioner in the cunning man tradition; he is an experienced and friendly teacher. Price: £40. Ring on  0207 419 8507, or book online. Time: 12.45 fro 1 pm start. Ends 5.30 pm

1 February - Imbolc/First Stirring meditation at the Chalice Well GardenThe 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 info@wildwomenretreats.co.uk  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 TrustBosham 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 office@thehamblinvision.org.uk or phone 01243 572109.

24-26 February - The 2017 OBOD Druid Grade Gorsedd: 'Space the Final Frontier'Friday 24th February to Sunday 26th February (arrival from 3pm, meeting at 5pm, dinner is at 7pm) at Holland HouseYou are invited to join us for a journey of discovery as we explore both inner and outer space. What is space? What is our relationship with space? How does the journey into outer space reflect our journey into inner space? Pleased bring an open mind, curiosity and a sense of humour! I am so looking forward to meeting you and sharing the journey. Please also bring something special to wear for the traditional Saturday night Gorsedd (could be Star Trekkie if takes your fancy) plus stories, songs, music and poetry if you want to share. Our next evolutionary step could be beyond our imagining. Watch this space! Tel: 01547 529689.

10 March - "Golden Goddess of Birch and the Birth of Wisdom -  A deep journey of story into Northern Myth, Ritual, Runes and Cosmology by Norse Storyteller - Andreas Kornevall at Treadwell's Bookshop, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. An evening of storytelling and lively conversation into Norse Myths and Culture.  We will hear the Norse Creation Myth and the story that lies at the very heart of Norse Mythology: the Birth of Wisdom. The story of the Birth of Wisdom tells us of the ancient war between the Sky Gods (the Aesir) and the Nature Spirits (the Vanir), a seemingly endless struggle that only met its peaceful resolution through a being called Kvasir, Wisdom.  We will ask: where is Kvasir today?There are two parts to the evening: the first will be a storytelling performance and in the second half we will explore these sacred stories together.Andreas will also link the runes to the creation myth, and show how each sequence of the creation myth have a corresponding rune symbol.  Much of the material presented in the workshop has never been translated into English. Expect an evening of insight into the Northern myth-world. Andreas Kornevall is a Swedish storyteller, mythographer, writer and environmentalist living in Lewes, East Sussex.  He is a contributing author of Ancient-Origins.net - a site which brings together top experts and authors writing about myths and folklore. In 2014 he worked with with Sussex Past, the oldest archaeological society in the UK, to revive the ancient Pagan Anglo-Saxon Creation Myth, telling stories inside the iconic Lewes Castle. He is also an active member of the “Forn Sed” (Old Customs Association) in Sweden which works closely with ancient Norse culture and traditions, unearthing old legends, forgotten folklore and endangered Norse languages. All his tellings are accompanied with musical instruments such as drums, frame drums, flutes and horns." Telephone: 020 7419 8507. Email: info@treadwells-london.com. Website.

20 March - Spring Equinox Meditation at the Chalice Well GardensThe 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 : 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.

1 May - Beltane/Flowering Meditation at Chalice Well GardensThe 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.

17 June - The Wild Women's Summer Solstice RetreatA hidden corner on the Jurassic Coast, West Dorset - Saturday 17 June to Wednesday 21 June 2017. We can now announce the third ever Wild Women's Retreat, dancing in the silvery ribbons of a future not yet spun. The last two retreats have been incredible and we can hardly wait for the next one. If you feel the same then why not sign up to our reserve list and get the option to buy your ticket/s a week before general release. Tickets go on general sale on 7 December 2016. To get your name on the RESERVE LIST and/or book a PREMIUM TICKET (comes with limited bed space in a shared or single room) email Natalie at info@wildwomenretreats.co.uk. More info at http://www.wildwomenretreats.co.uk/.

21 June - Summer Solstice Meditation at the Chalice Well GardensThe 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 : walkwithtrees@hotmail.comTel: 07891 333780  www.walkwithtrees.co.uk

 

updated 5th December 2016

OBOD Gatherings

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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