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
 

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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.

27 February - William Blake among the Druids - Lecture by Ruth Clydesdale at Treadwell's Bookshop, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1E 7BS. The later works of English artist William Blake (1757 - 1827)  are thickly sown with both verbal and visual references to Druids.  This evening we enter the enchanted islands of Albion where giants stalk the land, priests perform bloody sacrifices and the truth of the imagination takes precedence over cold facts.  We look at the bizarre history of druidry and the craze for them that forms the background for Blake’s work and ask: was William Blake indeed a druid, perhaps even a chief? Ruth Clydesdale is an author, astrologer and researcher with a special interest in esoteric aspects of art and literature. She is a gifted speaker and returns to Treadwell's by special invitation. Price: £8. Ring 0207 419 8507 or book online hereTime: 7.15 pm for a 7.30 pm start 

9 March - Temple of Levanah Meditation Circle with Vivianne & Chris Crowley at Treadwell's Bookshop, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. This monthly meditative circle led by Chris and Vivianne Crowley draws on the Western mystery tradition, Wicca and Buddhist practice. All are welcome for an evening of guided meditation, mindfulness practice, attunement, and visualisation, together with discussion and sharing. Open to people of all spiritualities, the Temple of Levanah aims to give insightful experiences to assist in the journey to personal wholeness. Vivianne and Chris Crowley have many decades of experience in teaching meditation, spiritual psychology and ritual practice. Price: £10   Register by phone 0207 419 8507  or book online. Time: Arrive 6.45 pm for a 7 pm start. Ends 8.45 pm.

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.

11 March - Herb Magic: Using the Plants of the 'Nine Herbs Charm' - Afternoon Intensive with Trefor Wickens at Treadwell's Bookshop, 33 Store Street. Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Anglo-saxon herb-magic is most famous through a spell called 'The Nine-herbs Charm'. Today's workshop teaches you spellcraft with herbs and plants, centring upon the herbs we find in England's oldest attested tradition. Come for group participation, powerpoint lecture, folktales, personal experience and hands-on activities, including  making several traditional charms of varying complexity. All supplies included. Trefor Wickens has been practising shamanic and historical herbal magics for many years, and is an experienced teacher. Price: £40.  To book, ring 0207 419 8507 or book onlineTime: Arrive 12.5 for a 1 pm start. Ends 5.30 pm.

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.

25-26 March - Opposites Within: Spiritual Psychology Weekend Workshop II in the ‘Know Thyself’ Series with Vivianne and Chris Crowley  at Treadwell's Bookshop, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Masculine and feminine, ego and shadow – the spiritual journey is a struggle to integrate the competing energies within, and to connect with the true self.  This workshop is aimed at those practising specific spiritual or magical traditions, and for those on their own personal path,  and is geared to aiding understanding of the inner self in all its complexity. There are exercises using meditation, inner journeying, symbolism and small group work. This is combined with theory to help you deepen your understanding of your inner self.   The tutors draw upon  spiritual psychologies,  the Western Mystery Tradition, and other traditions. Price: £120  (£65 deposit, balance due on first day). Information for registration, and online booking. Time: Saturday, 10.30 am to  5.30 pm. Sunday, 10.30 am to 5 pm.

29 March -Tarot Card Reading for Beginners - 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 40 years, and is a highly 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 the first night). Register by phone 0207 419 8507 with deposit,  or book online hereTime: 6.50 for 7 pm start. Ends 9 pm.

12 April - Bushcraft Wilderness Days for young people with Jonanthan Huet at The Sustainability Centre. Time: 10.30am to 3.00pm. Immerse yourself for a day in the woods learning how to survive. Each day will be packed with exciting projects to give each participant a Wilderness experience for the season. Learn to  to create fire, make shelter, learn to identify, harvest, and make food in the woods according to the season. If you complete all of the Bushcraft courses throughout the year you will gain a good grounding in all aspects of living and working in the woods. Ratio of adults to children 1:2 maximum. Ages 8+ £18.50
To book: www.sustainability-centre.org or ring 01730 823166

18 April - Bushcraft Wilderness Days for young people with Jonathan Huet at The Sustainability Centre. Time: 10.30am to 3.00pm Immerse yourself for a day in the woods learning how to survive. Each day will be packed with exciting projects to give each participant a Wilderness experience for the season. Learn to  to create fire, make shelter, learn to identify, harvest, and make food in the woods according to the season. If you complete all of the Bushcraft courses throughout the year you will gain a good grounding in all aspects of living and working in the woods. Ratio of adults to children 1:2 maximum. Ages 8+ £18.50. To book: www.sustainability-centre.org or ring 01730 823166

22 April - Spoon Carving Course with Jonathan Huet at The Sustainability Centre. Time:10:00 -16:00. Cost £65. Non-residential. Hot drinks included. Learn how to carve a spoon, spatula and butter knife on this wood carving course in the Hampshire South Downs. Our tutor, Jonathan Huet will teach you how to use a knife, saw, crook knife and axe to whittle items from locally harvested green wood. To book visit www.sustainability-centre.org or ring 01730 823166.

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.

4 May - The first annual OBOD Mid-Atlantic Gathering of the United States or MAGUS for short. Coming 4-7 May to Fpur Quarters Interfaith Sanctuary in Artemas, PA. Please join us for three and a half days of ritual, eisteddfod, workshops and initiations in Western Pennsylvania and Four Quarters Interfaith Sanctuary. The best part about it, there is a 200 ft. wide Stone Circle available for our use. Yes, there will be Druids in a Stone Circle! For more details and to register visit our website.To get the latest MAGUS information or if you just want to liven up your feed, please join the FaceBook group.

19-21 May - Roots Gathering is a fabulous new event taking place on 19th – 21st May at Hole Park near Rolvenden, Kent. It’s founder, Philip Cowley Jones describes it as a ‘micro festival…about coming back into right relationship with the land we live on and exploring the bones of our culture through arts and traditional crafts.’ There will be some fantastic workshops and talks on offer; Philip promises ‘traditional crafts and arts like wood carving and clay sculpture, earth mandalas and bull roarer making. We will also have talks on European mythology and folk traditions, drumming, meditation and camp fire performances and much much more!’ The plan is for the festival to become an annual thing, so do please show your support. For further details and to book tickets visit the website.

27 May - Adult Bushcraft One Day Course with Jonanthan Huet at The Sustainability Centre. Time: 10:00 -15:00. Cost: £65. Non-residential. Refreshments and lunch included. Enjoy a one day bushcraft course in the Hampshire South Downs near Petersfield. Spend a day in the woods, learning how to light a fire, build a shelter and forage for wild food. This course will not only teach you those important survival skills which help build confidence and self-reliance in living outdoors but will connect those skills to the traditions of Woodsmanship in this country. To book visit www.sustainability-centre.org or ring 01730 823166.

31 May - Bushcraft Wilderness Days for young people with Jonanthan Huet at The Sustainability Centre. Time: 10.30am to 3.00pm. Immerse yourself for a day in the woods learning how to survive. Each day will be packed with exciting projects to give each participant a Wilderness experience for the season. Learn to  to create fire, make shelter, learn to identify, harvest, and make food in the woods according to the season. If you complete all of the Bushcraft courses throughout the year you will gain a good grounding in all aspects of living and working in the woods. Ratio of adults to children 1:2 maximum. Ages 8+ £18.50. To book: www.sustainability-centre.org or ring 01730 823166

6-15 June - Tarot Magic in Merlin’s BritainTreat yourself to a magical journey through the mists of time with Tarot High Priestess Mary K. Greer from 6-15 June. Join Mary as she calls in the spirits of mythical figures such as Merlin and Arthur, and the very real artist, Pamela Colman-Smith, who created the iconic images in the Waite-Smith Tarot deck. What messages will come through to us in the 21st century? Full itinerary and registration here, including a video with highlights of the magical places we visit. Major drawcards include a dawn ritual inside the Stonehenge circle, time in the Witchcraft Museum in Boscastle and a visit to Avebury and West Kennet Long Barrow with local guide, Steve Marshall, author of Exploring Avebury published in 2016.

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.

30 June- 2 July - The Gathering around the Linden Tree 2017 in Germany with the Theme “Tools of the Druids” will be from Friday 30th June to Sunday, 2nd July 2017 in Germany in the Naturfreunde Haus in Schwerte-Ebberg (near Dortmund). We’ll have a house in the forest with plenty of indoor beds and a limited space for tents.You would like to enjoy the gathering atmosphere longer than 3 days? If you are able to, you´re invited to arrive already on Thursday evening, 29th June. On this evening there will also be Initiations for Bards and Ovates and (if there are enough participants even into Druid grade). The opening ceremony will be on Friday afternoon. The Tools of the Druids In our druidic practice we find good friends and helpers accompanying us: Drums, Ritual Clothing, Songs, Herbs, Poems, Tarot Cards  …….there are many tools of a Druids life that help us work with our spirituality and creativity in this world.This Gathering offers you the possibility to go deeper with the use of druidic tools – or to create them!Got a drum you still want to paint? Got a ritual bag that lacks the final finish? A poem you feel that wants to be written? A song to be sung? Carve the long needed wand? Learn about how to use oracle tools? Or…….? Find your personal dream to be manifested!This weekend aims to provide the time, the circle and knowledge for creating dreams you carry in your heart, for finishing things you have started and for trying out new tools in a sacred space and in community. And of course you’ll experience all the other wonderful things that create the special atmosphere in a Druid Gathering: Eisteddfod, sitting by the fire, go deeper in Grove talks, meet old friends and make new ones, sharing powerful rituals…..feel welcome to join in.More informations (costs, workshops, registration details, timetable,…..) you can find on: http://en.linden-gathering.beith.euRegistration starts on 21st December 2016. If you have any ideas for a special workshop about “The Druids tools” – please let us know!

4-16 July - Sacred Scotland: A soul journey in the highlands and islands of Scotland. Tour highlights include:The enchanted fairy glen at Rosemarkie, Islands of Orkney with their wealth of pre-historic sites – the Neolithic stone circles of Stennes and Ring of Brodgar, the burial chamber of Maes Howe and archeological excavations on the Ness of Brodgar which show that these sites probably pre-date Stonehenge and Avebury by some 500 years. The Callanish complex of megalithic sites on the island of Lewis. The stunning fairytale landscape on the island of Skye. The beautiful island of Iona which radiates a special energy that brings peace to your soul. Full itinerary and registration here.

6 August - Gaia's Wellness Experience at the nonprofit Shadowcliff Lodge, 100 Summerlands Park, Grand Lake, Colorado. Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. This full seven-hour day will cover four basic topics. We begin the day with an hour of Dancing Gaia movement and meditation with handout on all movements. After a short break we will have a Wellness Discussion that will include an 80-page handout booklet covering multiple self-care topics. Then after a wonderfully nutritious lunch catered by the Shadowcliff Lodge we will continue with three hours of both Aromacraft and Herbalcraft. These segments will cover the benefits and uses of both herbal remedies and essential oils and students will take home six all-natural products they made themselves along with a handbook full of useful information. Purchase tickets here. For further information visit here and here.

11-15 August - 16th OBOD Southern Hemisphere Assembly, the grip of Winter may still have its hold but the first signs of Spring will be starting to shine through. As the lambing begins and the days slowly grow longer, all members of the Order of Bards, Ovates & Druids are invited to come together and celebrate Imbolc at the 16th OBOD Southern Hemisphere Assembly in Sydney Australia. Contact chris@druidryaustralia.org  for more details or visit http://www.druidryaustralia.org/assemblies/ 

19-20 August - put these dates in your diaries for the magnificent One Tree Celebration. The One Tree project sees members of the Druid and Dharmic Communities come together through cultural exchange to explore both their similarities and differences in a spirit of openness, friendship and learning. This year's gathering will be two fantastic days of talks, workshops, music and food at Beaumanor Hall, Leicester, with its amazing Yew grove (https://www.beaumanorhall.co.uk/). Full details of the program of events and where to book tickets will be available shortly. If you are interested in learning more about the One Tree Project check out this link on the OBOD website: http://www.druidry.org/events-projects/one-tree-project.

14 October - Spoon Carving Course with Jonathan Huet at The Sustainability Centre. Time: 10:00 -16:00. Cost: £65. Non-residential Hot drinks included. Learn how to carve a spoon, spatula and butter knife on this wood carving course in the Hampshire South Downs. Our tutor, Jonathan Huet will teach you how to use a knife, saw, crook knife and axe to whittle items from locally harvested green wood. To book visit: www.sustainability-centre.org or ring 01730 823166.

24 October - Bushcraft Wilderness Days for young people with Jonathan Huet at The Sustainablity Centre. Time: 10.30am to 3.00pm. Immerse yourself for a day in the woods learning how to survive. Each day will be packed with exciting projects to give each participant a Wilderness experience for the season. Learn to  to create fire, make shelter, learn to identify, harvest, and make food in the woods according to the season. If you complete all of the Bushcraft courses throughout the year you will gain a good grounding in all aspects of living and working in the woods. Ratio of adults to children 1:2 maximum. Ages 8+ £18.50. To book: www.sustainability-centre.org  or ring 01730 823166

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 20th February 2016

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