Friday, 27 August 2010

Ann & Dave Finnin - The Rest of the Story

Esoteric Source presents: Ann & Dave Finnin - The Rest of the Story

The saga of the American branch of the Clan of Tubal Cain from 1965 to the present day. Using old photographs and personal narrative, Ann and Dave Finnin discuss their 30+ year efforts into the reconstruction and practice of the tradition begun by Robert Cochrane and how they planted the seeds of the Clan of Tubal Cain in America.

Friday 10th September
7pm (for 8pm start)
Cost £5 per person

Upstairs at Devereux Arms, 20 Devereux Court, London WC2R 3JJ
Go down the Alleyway next to the George pub, opposite Royal Courts of Justice.
Food and drink available at the bar. for pub details

This event is sure to sell out, Tickets available on Esoteric Source website homepage - check out the top left of the page. If you have any queries, you can contact via the site too. smiley

Occult London Walk

Esoteric Source Presents: "Occult London" Walk, 11th September 2010

Meeting at Chancery Lane tube at 2pm, finishes about 5.30pm. Takes in various Crowley, Gardner, Montalban and other associated occult sites. You even get to touch Crowley’s knob! Also includes some snippets of London Lore. There will be a visit to Atlantis to see Madeline Montalban's Cloak and to a couple of London Pubs!

All welcome. Lasts about 2 1/2 hours. Cost £5

Payment will be taken on the day, before the walk begins.

Visit Esoteric Source website if you have any queries, or there is also a Facebook presence (see Events there).

Goblin King Masquerade Ball

An evening where the World Turn’d Upside Down; Where Fools become Princesses for one night.
Where Goblins, Nymphs, Ogres, Bad Faeries and other Creatures of the Night, beyond the realm of human vision, are free to make merry, tempt, seduce, carry out acts of foolishness and wantonness.
Dearest revellers cast aside your thoughts of the next day and abandon yourselves to the excesses of The Goblin King’s Court of Disorder.

We are very proud to announce our special guest Brian Froud, legendary artist and conceptual designer of the 'Labyrinth' and 'Dark Crystal' films.
Also featuring some warped, weird and wonderful creatures from Hellboy 2, courtesy of Creature Effects.

The Goblin King's Court of DisOrder
Saturday 18th September 2010
@ The Cavernous Troll's Chambers under London Bridge
9pm til Late

- Outstanding Live Bands & DJs
- Outlandish and mythical performances from the crème of the underworld
- Walkabout Creatures
- The infamous Goblin Market
- The wondrous 'Night Exhibition'
- Enjoy the Goblin Feast of disturbing dead and half living treats to tantalise the tongue and enslave your taste buds.
- Phantastical decor and set
- Discover other enchanting oddities from the disloyal subjects of the Goblin King.

Important Dress Code : Goblins, Bad Faeries, Pan, Mischievous Nymphs, Unpleasant Pixies, Neo Victorian, Venetian Masks, Steam Punk, Boggarts, Brownies, Dryads, Dark Elves, Fawns, Satyrs, Wicked Giants, Jinn, Ogres, Mab, Sprites, Terrible Trolls, Horrid Harlequins, Misbehaving Imps, Bogeys, Hags, Sylphs, Green Man, May Queen, Spirits of chaos and disorder…
Costumes or formal attire with mask encourage.. Imaginative and elaborate costumes recommended!

For the latest info and tickets please visit :

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Conference: Gerald Brosseau Gardner – ‘Father of Modern Witchcraft’

Esoteric Source presents a full day with Lois Bourne, Zach Cox, Philip Heselton, Professor Ronald Hutton, Fred Lamond, Philip Carr-Gomm Celebrating the life and work Of Gerald Brosseau Gardner – ‘Father of Modern Witchcraft’

Panel: Julia Phillips, Vivianne Crowley, Morgana, Rufus Harrington, Prudence Jones
Introduction by John Belham-Payne
Brian Botham – MC, Entertainment by Paul Mitchell – ‘A Far Better Pagan’

Tickets £20 in advance £25 on the day.

Sunday 12th September 2010

Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Sq, London WC1R 4RL Doors Open at 10 am Programme Starts at 11 am.

Information: 07733581504

All Funds are to help the Doreen Valiente Legacy Trust

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Testbed1 presents: The Island

Sample a wealth of parochial entertainments including: Music, Magic, Science and moving pictures with The London Snorkelling Team.
There will also be: Barbequed local meat, a licensed tavern, minature golf course, fortune telling, local market stalls, obscure traditional games.

Tours depart from:
33 parkgate road
sw11 4np

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Talk: The Knights Templars in London

South East London Folklore Society presents:
Rob Stephenson: The Knights Templars in London
This illustrated talk will discuss places in London that were either occupied, owned or had some connection with the Knight Templars and their dramatic downfall, including the sites of their imprisonment and interrogation.

Robert Stephenson is the chairman and lecture organiser of RILKO - the Research Into Lost Knowledge Organisation.

SELFS meet every second Thursday of the month at The Old King's Head, Kings Head Yard,
45-49, Borough High Street, London SE1 1NA.

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Secret Subterranean London


The Basement Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old Street, London, EC1V 9LT


9th Sept 2010 - 15th Sept Open daily 11am-7pm Free


Thursday 9th September 6pm – 10pm Free

Everyone welcome, please arrive early to avoid disappointment

Illumini Event 2010 will be held in an underground rustic location in London, and promises to be an exciting and historical look into the history of the secret underground city. The old rustic subterranean dark labyrinth, with its many rooms, alleyways and cells, will be transformed by artists’ and prop makers into several areas of historical underground London, e.g: World War bunkers, disused stations, crypts, historical waterways and many more, the long-forgotten hidden secrets of London.
The event will start with a grand opening night, which you are invited too with free entertainment; where everyone is welcome. Live acts: stilt walkers, light shows, magicians, illuminating dancers, tarot reading, travel back in time with historical costumed performers, and much more. We hope to see you there. Please arrive early to avoid queues.Opening night Thursday 9th Sept 2010 Free 6pm-10pm

Event includes:

Tour of Shoreditch Church Crypt, by Torch light 10.45am Friday 10 Sept , 2pm Tues 14 Sept . Booking in adavance is essential. The tours will last at least one hour. Meeting point will be at the front of the church situated at St Leonard's Shoreditch Church, Shoreditch High Street , Shoreditch , E1 6JN

Cilla Conway -The Occult World of Subterranean London. Fri 10th sept 11am Free

Scott Wood - Crypts, Creatures and Caverns: the Folklore of Subterranean London. Fri 10th Sept 2pm Free

Tony Clayton - Subterranean City on Fri 10th Sept 5pm Free

Brunel Museum Special event: Sat 11th Sept & Sun 12 th Sept Tours of the Grand Entrance Hall of The Thames Tunnel Tickets £5

Rosie Murdie What lurks beneath - spirits and spectres of subterranean London on Sat 11th Sept 4.30pm Free

Member of London Underground Staff  - Mysteries & ghosts of London Underground sun 12th Sept 3.30 pm Free
Much much more at the Illumini website.

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

The Hendrick's Lecture September Series

Talks and Lectures announced by the The Last Tuesday Society this autumn, from shrinking heads to Mad Animals & Women of The Golden Dawn.
Educational & Informative Talks start at 7pm on the dot at Viktor Wynd's Little Shop of Horrors, 11 Mare Street, E8

13th September 2010
Documentary & Myth Making with the Light and Shadow Parlour
The Light and Shadow Parlour will present a programme of short films that explore notions of documentary as myth-making, the threshold between fact and fiction and how to generate and perpetrate collective and personal memories and experiences through art and film.Tickets £7 or £4 with adequate proof of extreme poverty.

14th September 2010
Charming Augustine with Zoe Beloff

Charming Augustine is inspired by series of photographs and texts on hysteria published in the 1870s in Paris. It is an experimental narrative based on the case of a young patient, Augustine.Tickets £7 or £4 with adequate proof of extreme poverty.

15th September 2010
Bataille, Haiti and Voodoo with Dr John Cussans

The presentation will address the mythopoeic role of the Bois-Caïman ceremony in the story of Haitian Revoltion, its influence on sociological imagination of Europe in the forthcoming century, and the subsequent racialisation of the collective, revolutionary unconscious. Tickets £6 or £4 with adequate proof of extreme poverty.

23rd September 2010
Hysteria with Julia Borossa

In her talk, Julia will explore the history of hysteria in relation to psychoanalysis and examine the hysterical identifications' of our time, from dictatorship to pop culture. Tickets £7 or £4 with adequate proof of extreme poverty.

26th September 2010
Guided Tour of The Curiosity Museum

Guided Tour of The Curiosity Museum with its Curator in Chief, Viktor Wynd. Touch a human skull, play with surgical instruments and learn the history of his shrunken heads. Tour commences at 7pm, tickets £5

29th September 2010
19th Century Anarchists and the World that Never Was with Alex Butterworth

Alex Butterworth will present and discuss a revelatory portrait of an era with uncanny echoes of our own. Tickets £6 or £4 with adequate proof of extreme poverty.

30th September 2010
Tim Knox on the Strange Genius of Sir John Soane

Tim Knox, Director of Sir John Soane s Museum in London draws upon Soane s own archive to paint a fresh picture of this strange, tormented genius of British architecture. Tickets £7 or £4 with adequate proof of extreme poverty.

Further details and the October & November program also available on the website

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Austin Osman Spare exhibition at Cuming Museum, South London

Austin Osman Spare - Fallen Visionary

Tuesday 14th September - Saturday 13th November, 2010

This landmark exhibition celebrates the work of Austin Osman Spare (1886–1956),
who lived and worked in Southwark in the early twentieth century. His singular
life and vision will be charted with numerous self-portraits and other diverse
works, this Autumn at the Cuming Museum, South London.

Uncanny Valley

A new show from Spacedog and Professor Elemental.

7:30pm and 9:15pm (show lasts 75 minutes) Thursday 26 – Saturday 28 August 2010
Hen & Chickens Theatre
109 St Paul’s Road
London N1 2NA
Tickets £8.50 (book online)

Musicians play live with decrepit dolls, theremins and robots in this eerie entertainment, exploring our fears of the almost human – from golems to ventriloquists’ dummies.

Hot from their sell-out run on the Brighton Festival Fringe, dreamlike musical and mechanical inventors Spacedog join forces with gentleman rapper Professor Elemental, known for his YouTube sensation Cup of Brown Joy, a paean to the pleasures of drinking tea.

Death ballads, unsettling live robotics and tales of the professor’s extreme taxidermy experiments, in a night that will take you to the darkest reaches of your mind.

“One of the most inventive acts playing at the moment”, Melita Dennett

“Eerie, evocative and hilarious – tremendous fun”, Roger Highfield.

“A stand-out moment of psychedelic neo-Victorian rap genius”, Monkey Boxing magazine.

Not suitable for children.

Friday, 13 August 2010

Crowley & Jung – A Look At The Common Ground Behind

Tuesday, 31st August, 2010 – Paul Weston

“CROWLEY AND JUNG – A Look At The Common Ground BehindThe Book Of The Law And The Seven Sermons To The Dead”

The Secret Chiefs meet fortnightly upstairs at the Devereux public house (20 Devereux Court, off Essex Street, London WC2R 3JJ). Nearest tube is Temple. Meet from 7.30pm and the talk starts at 8.30pm. Admission is £2 (£1 concs). All are welcome.

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Social: Write Club London

WriteClub gives professional writers, enthusiastic amateurs and anyone else with an interest in writing a place to meet. WriteClub is a very open group (that means that everyone is welcome) with no agenda, no format and no plan. WriteClub is just a way for writers and non-writers to meet each other in a friendly, relaxed setting. They meet on the third Thursday of every month, in the upstairs bar of the Blue Posts at 81 Newman Street, London W1T 3EU.

The next meeting is Thursday 19 August from 6pm.

Saturday, 7 August 2010

North London Pagan Picnic

August 14 · 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Mudchute Farm, Pier Street, Isle of Dogs London , E14 3HP

Once again the North London Pagan Picnic has decided to go on holiday! We are holding London's longest running Pagan Picnic at Mudchute Farm. Entrance is free.

We are meeting people at two set times. Midday at Mudchute DLR station and at 12.30pm at Mudchute Farm gates. If you think that you may be arriving later than these times, call Jon on 07576504133 so that we can direct you to where we will be.

As usual, families welcome but no dogs/pets as this is a working farm.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Social: Laydeez do Comics

Laydeez do Comics is a monthly comics forum, that meets in Brick Lane,London. 'Laydeez Do Comics', focusses on graphic novelsbased on life narrative, the drama of the domestic and the everyday. Launched in July 2009 by two women, illustrator Nicola Streeten and artist Sarah Lightman.

LDC is open to all sexes. Artists, academics and fans are invitedto speak and present, and each month a chosen book is discussed. There is also a regular platform for comic artists to test works in progress. In addition, wine and delicious homemade cookies accompany each meeting.

The next meeting will be on August 23rd 2010, The Rag Factory, 16-18 Heneage Street, London E1 5LJ