Imbolc, the festival of the first stirrings of spring, is on February 1, with events taking place over the next couple of weeks. Here’s a mixture of both online and in-person ways to celebrate the festival plus other magical talks, workshops and entertainment. I generally list things in the UK, especially in or near London, but some are outside that time zone. If you know an online or London-based event you want included, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Now to Imbolc Every Day; Join Mael Brigde for Daily Brigit Devotions, Nineteen Days and One. Mael will be sharing her personal practice each day via Facebook Live. Time: 7.45pm. Free. www.facebook.com/mael.brigde/
Wednesday 26 January; Herb Magic for Animal Relationships. Workshop with Hannah Sanders via Treadwells Online. Time: 7pm start. Tickets: £20/£18. https://www.treadwells-london.com/events
Wednesday 26 January; The Witching Hour on the Witches Inn YouTube channel. Time 8pm. Free. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw4Kl-MbdjsApFvodCnvANA
Saturday 29 January; Orchard Wassail. Ritual to waken the trees and encourage a good fruit harvest.Venue: Addiscombe Railway Park, 32 Burnham Gardens, Croydon CR0 6NP. A free event suitable for all ages. 2pm to 4pm. http://www.park.addiscombe.net/
Sunday 30 January; Woodland Bard Online, Willow part 1. Event by Walkwithtrees. Time: 6pm. Tickets: £7. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-magical-evening-of-meditation-poetry-ritual-connecting-to-the-willow-tickets-248580911197?
Monday 31 January; Historic Graffiti, Ritual Protection Marks and Apotropaics in the Gloucestershire Churches. Free Zoom talk by Wayne Perkins via GlosArch. Time: 7.30pm. Details: https://www.glosarch.org.uk/groupevents.html Registration: email@example.com
Tuesday 1 February; Online Imbolc Ritual with Cunning Folk. Time: 7pm. Price: Free. https://www.eventbrite.com/o/cunning-folk-7829505560
Wednesday 2 February (tbc but usually first Wednesday of the month); Drumming and Meditation Online with Taz Thornton. Monthly event. Time: 7pm Price: free. https://www.facebook.com/TazThorntonOfficial#
Wednesday 2 February; The Fires of Brigit and Hestia – for Imbolc and Candlemas. Online event by Xanthe Gresham Knight’s Goddess Lounge. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets by donation. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-fires-of-brigit-and-hestia-for-imbolc-and-candlemas-online-event-tickets-243640363887?
February; Imbolc Ritual by Shirlee of Wicca Moon, Eltham, South East London. Time: noon. Tickets £50. https://www.wiccamoonuk.com/shop/events-and-workshops/imbolc-ritual/
Sunday 6 February; Out of the Darkness and Into the Light. Online workshop with Sarah Jane Dennis via the College of Psychic Studies. Time: 1pm. Tickets: £75. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/