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
 

                

2018

Every Monday at 8pm GMT/UTC Join Philip Carr-Gomm, leader of the Order of Bards Ovates & Druids, for informal conversations and talks about the questions that matter. Live on video on the OBOD Facebook page. See previous broadcasts here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/druidry/videos/  

16-22 July - EAR TO EARTH RETREAT AT CAE MABONDo you need a reboot? If so, escape with us for some soul medicine. We'll be tapping into ancient wisdom, getting clear and refreshed, tuning into nature as guide, refuge and mirror, making ceremony, finding purpose, becoming calm and present and learning old knacks for survival. Facilitated by Robert Marques, Amy Clarkson and Eric Maddern. £350 for six nights including: accommodation, three meals a day, hot tubs, sitting round the fire in the Roundhouse, walks to sacred places, wise and experienced facilitator-teachers. For more details and to book, see www.caemabon.co.uk/events

22 July - Making Blended Incense for Magic - Afternoon mini-workshop at Treadwell's Bookshop, 33 Store Street, B;loomsbury, London WC1E 7 BS. Since ancient times, loose blended incenses have been used for purification, for summoning spirits, and in natural magic. This afternoon workshop introduces you to they key ingredients scents, then teaches you to make your own blend according to esoteric  principles of Western magic.  By the end of the session will have made an incense to take home; you will also have the knowledge to make incenses at home for spells, purifications and protection. Rebecca Beattie is a regular Treadwells tutor: she is a practitioner of esoteric arts, a doctoral student and a writer (author of Nature Mystics). All ingredients included. Price: £20. To book. Time: Arrive 12.50 for 1 pm start. Ends 3.15

25 July - A Ceremony Giving Love and Thanks to the Water at Chalice WellThe Chalice Well Trust, Chilkwell Street, Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 8DD. T: 01458 831154, 12.00 - 13.00 Join us for a simple ceremony offering love and thanks to water. You are very welcome to bring some of your own sacred water to this gentle ceremony. Normal admission applies.  FREE admission for Companions. If you pay for garden admission online, please print out your confirmation email and bring it with you. Thank you. Details here.

28 July - The Magical Forest: A Workshop with Jo Dunbar and Adrian Rooke. We all have a special gift that we bring into the world, which could be called your unique light, but so many of us keep our light hidden under a bushel.  Working with the inspiration of Ivy (Gort), we will create a magical map, as to how you can bring your vision into fruition.  We are talking about magic and manifesting here – it really works. For further information see: http://www.botanicamedica.co.uk/Walks-Workshops.html. Time: 09h30 – 16h30. Where: In a yurt, in a herb garden, at the edge of a forest, Near Petersfield. Price: £80.00 pp. Contact Jo Dunbar jodunbarlane@gmail.com or Adrian Rooke adeoftheoldways@hotmail.co.uk.

31 July- 2 August - A Celtic Spiritual Retreat to Celebrate ∞ Lughnasadh ∞ The First HarvestBegins 31 Jul 2018 10:00 AM - Ends 2 Aug 2018 02:30 PM. Join The Abbey Community to Celebrate the Celtic Festival of Lughnasadh. Tuesday 31st July to Thursday 2nd August 2018. Led by Molly Gowen, Irish Druid, Author and Artist www.mollygowen.com. This two night midweek retreat will be a time of transformation and healing within the Celtic Spiritual tradition, i.e. Anam Cara.  The theme of the retreat will include: The search for the Holy Grail of Arthurian legend, a journey towards the higher self, i.e. Christ Consciousness.The retreat will be a journey of self discovery guided by Molly, using visualizations, laying on of hands and creative expression to identify and clear any blocks that may hold you back from realising your full potential. This retreat will be mainly silent with writing drawing building fires, ritual and making corn dollies. The festival will culminate in a celebratory meal and ceremonial fire. We will share a sacred time in the intimate and healing space provided by The Abbey Sutton Courtenay. This will be the first of the ‘Four Quarter Days Celtic Spiritual Retreats’. The next retreat is to celebrate Samhain, 30th October to 1st November 2018. The costs vary depending on your ability to pay. For people who’s income is below £12,000  – £160. For people earning between £12,000 and £20,000 – £195.For people earning over £20,000 – £220. To Book Your Place Call Wendy on: 01235 847 401 or Email: admin@theabbey.uk.com.

1 August - Lammas/Lughnasadh at the Chalice WellChilkwell Street, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 8DD. T: 01458 831154. A time of ripening and the gathering of the first fruits. In life maturity brings a sense of purpose, the opportunity to begin to enjoy the fruits of life's labours. 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 gather at the well head at 12 pm for meditation until 12:30. At 12:30 we invite you to join us around the fire on the lower lawn for sharing and an informal ’conversation café’. 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. Details here.

2-9 August - Philip Carr-Gomm will be Joining Jack Gescheidt and Cara Gardner on their mystical tour through the English countryside: ‘Our group will dive deep into living history by spending time with sacred, historic and beloved trees hundreds of years old. And a famous yew forest with trees literally thousands of years old. In between, we’ll visit Neolithic monoliths from the dawn of European civilization.’ More details here.

4 August - Talliston Presents:BRIGHID'S FLAME (14:30 & 18:00). Tickets are £19:50pp and can be booked hereLAST TICKETS. BOOK NOW! A music and storytelling adventure staged in our late Victorian watchtower. Two shows. Each performance runs approx. 1.5 hours and includes light supper​. STORYTELLING, MUSIC & SONGBríghid’s Flame are Kevan Manwaring & Chantelle Smith, both specialists in bardic tales and song. They have been performing their unique blend of storytelling, ballad-singing, poetry and music (harp, guitar, shruti box, bodhran, bones) since 2014. In Forged From The Flames, Chantelle introduces you to the wealth of inspiration behind The Hallows, from the trip to Ireland that brought the places in the myths and legends to life, to the traditional songs and stories passed down through the ages, and the new songs from both the show and beyond that was inspired by the mythology and land of Ireland. The second show is called The Hallows, a tale from the future in the ancient storytelling tradition, going into darker territory – mixing Irish mythology with post-apocalyptic setting! For adults and older children. CLICK FOR FULL SHOW DETAILS, ITINERARY & ARTIST INFO

9-12 August - Oak and Owl Festival, 'Back to your Roots' Het Oak & Owl Festival is een groen spiritueel familie workshop festival voor jong en oud. Dit alles voor, met en door spiritueel geïnteresseerden. Het festival om kennis te maken met sjamanen, druïden, heksen, heidenen, helers en gewoon hele fijne mensen. De basis van het festival is Natuurreligie & Natuurbeleving met een vleugje authentieke Europese Mystiek. Van 09 t/m 12 augustus 2018 vind je Oak & Owl op Natuurcamping "De Banken" te Zeewolde. Tickets vind je hierOak & Owl thema's Het festival kent altijd 1 hoofdthema en dit jaar is dat: "Back to your Roots" A journey into western wisdom with family & friends. Wat kun je zoal verwachten, ervaren & beleven? Veel spirituele workshops, een vuurloop, kinderprogramma, tijd om te relaxen en mensen te ontmoeten, zweethutten, creatieve workshops, muziek, lekker eten & drinken, verhalen, kampvuur, drumcirkels, verbondenheid, dans, een mooie markt en zeer veel verschillende consult aanbieders. Naast het hoofdthema leggen we de nadruk op het maken van contact met oude en nieuwe vrienden en bekenden. Ook komen we allemaal samen om kennis, inzichten, mooie spulletjes en nieuwe ervaringen te vergaren. Een dubbele betekenis dus!

10th - 12th August Éigse Spiorad Cheilteach Clara, Co. Offaly, Ireland. You are very welcome to the annual Irish gathering of druids, shamans, and all those interested in Celtic Spirituality.  Come to the centre of Ireland for a weekend of workshops and talk, storytelling and song, and above all, friendship.   Now in it's 9th year, Éigse has moved to a new home, it is easily accessibly by road or train for those visiting from around Ireland or beyond. See eigse.net for information and tickets. Facebook page.

19 August - Making Blended Incense for Magic - Afternoon mini-workshop at Treadwell's Bookshop, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Since ancient times, loose blended incenses have been used for purification, for summoning spirits, and in natural magic. This afternoon workshop introduces you to they key ingredients scents, then teaches you to make your own blend according to esoteric  principles of Western magic.  By the end of the session will have made an incense to take home; you will also have the knowledge to make incenses at home for spells, purifications and protection. Rebecca Beattie is a regular Treadwells tutor: she is a practitioner of esoteric arts, a doctoral student and a writer (author of Nature Mystics). All ingredients included. Price: £20. To book. Time: Arrive 12.50 for 1 pm start. Ends 3.15.

25-26 August - The One Tree Gathering‘One Tree Gathering’ is a project initiated by the ICCS (International Center for Cultural Studies) and OBOD (the Order of Bards Ovates & Druids) to explore values shared by Pagan and Hindu cultures. The aim of the annual gatherings is to provide a platform for our communities to exchange ideas and form relationships based on friendship, mutual understanding and shared values.

This year the One Tree Gathering is on 25th-26th of August at the beautiful Beaumanor Hall, near Loughborough. During the weekend we will have an opportunity to meet like minded people and take part in inspiring talks, discussions  and interactive workshops as well as get to know each other around bonding activities. This year it will be based on the ‘Tree” and exploring your own 'birth tree' and what its values and qualities are. There will then be a tree walk to go and find your tree. The price for the weekend is £50 and £60 with accommodation in the bunkhouse. Website can be found here: https://www.iccsuk.org/otg and tickets can be purchased here: https://www.iccsuk.org/otg-2018/ticket-otg-2018. To enquire please email m.snopinska@gmail.com check our Facebook page https://m.facebook.com/events/367555513716960#

25 August - Tarot Cards Introduced, for Absolute BeginnersAfternoon workshop with Sue Terry at Treadwell's Bookshop, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. If you've always been curious about the cards, but don't know where to start, this afternoon is for you.  You'll meet the characters: kings, queens, knights and pages, then learn ten number symbolism keys.  From there you'll dive into the basics of reading the cards, with exercises for everyone to try. Tutor Sue Terry is a gifted teacher: her workshop is packed with activities, providing a structured, fun interactive environment. Sue Terry is one of Treadwells in-house tarot readers with many happy clients and students.  This workshop works on the Minor Arcana - you can also take the day focussing on the Major Arcana. Price: £40  Ring 0207 419 8507 or book online. Time: Arrive 12.50 for 1 pm start. Ends 5.30 pm.

21-23 September - CELTIC TRIAD D-A-CH MEETING 2018 - A German spoken Camp organised by OBOD members will be held in the three-country-corner of Germany-Austria and Switzerland. The Camp will be in the Region of Bregenz and will take place on the 21-23 September 2018. There will be workshops, talks, ceremony and Eisteddfod to inspire you! To learn more please visit the website: http://druiden.org

4-7 October - The Mystic Garden and the Sanctuary of the Heart – An Autumn Retreat with Philip Carr-Gomm at the Fintry Retreat House, home to the Fintry Trust, set in beautiful countryside in the Surrey Hills with woodland walks and extensive views across the landscape. The atmosphere of the house and grounds is perfectly suited to this contemplative retreat, with time for poetry and conversation about the spiritual life, and time for individual reflection, interspersed with healing and restorative meditations and exercises drawn from psychology and the wisdom traditions. Details.

                                                                                         2019

March 21-24, 2019 Gulf Coast Gathering -Druidry's Role in a Sustainable Future - Join us amidst the live oaks and cypresses in beautiful Fontainebleau State Park on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain, as we leave behind the mundane world and spend a long weekend communing with the earth, trees, and skies of Southeast Louisiana as we look at the ways we, as Druids, can play a part in promoting sustainable practices, help to preserve pollinators and native plants, and connect with the needs of the earth. GCG 2019 will be our fifth annual gathering, and we are delighted to announce that our special guest will be Eimear Burke, OBOD’s new Chosen Chief designee. Eimear, along with her late husband Howard Campbell, founded the Kilkenny Druid Grove in Ireland. She is also a storyteller and harpist, with a deep love of the Irish tales. And for lagniappe, our friend Susan Jones, former OBOD mentor co-coordinator and the Mt. Haemus award winner for 2019, will return to share with us a sneak peek at her upcoming Mt. Haemus Lecture. Registration will open October 1, 2018; full details and registration at OBOD Gulf Coast Gathering. (http://gulfcoastgathering.druidry.org/.)

 

updated 19th July 2018

OBOD Gatherings

Glastonbury Winter Gathering 2018: 8th December
Glastonbury Summer  Gathering 2019: 8th-9th June
Glastonbury Winter Gathering 2019: 7th December

  

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