DIARY of Open Meetings & Lectures

This space is for drop-in talks and lectures, which may or not be experiential, not normally bookable in advance, the cost, if any will be indicated, and is payable at the door. We also link to organisations that run this type of event, in case they are not listed here. In addition to holistic events, watch this space for green and political events, often advertised at short notice. To have your event listed, contact us:

2017/ June-Sept 2018 / Forthcoming
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June 2018
Fri 1st June 2018 - from 6.30 to 9.30pm - AIKI-LAB - A MODERN APPROACH TO AIKIDO - Introductory evening with Sensei Corky Quakenbush (USA) at the Highgate Library Civic & Cultural Centre, Croftdown Road, London NW5 1HB - for further details go to: Aikilab
Fri 1st June 2018 - 7.30-9pm - Growing up Well: The Purpose of Education - with Dr Jenny Josephson - Childhood is a time for laying the foundations for adult life. How can education help children do this well, enabling them to reach their maximum potential? Rudolf Steiner House
Sat 2nd June 2018 - 7pm -£5/£3,50 - UFOs and the Extra-Terrestrial Message - talk by Richard Lawrence and Aetherius Society Spiritual Healers at Little Clacton Village Hall, London Road, Little Clacton Essex CO16 9RW - for details contacct Susan Vousdennn 01255 813511 or 07969 637705 - Aetherius Society
Sun 3rd June 2018:- 2-3pm at HQ -free/donations - The Ageless Wisdom for Everyone - with Edward Archer - a series of seminars covering the great, thought-provoking ideas of Theosophy which make sense of our lives and give them purpose rigfht now - Theosophical Society
Sun 3rd June 2018:- 4-7pm at HQ - £7.50/ £5 - TIMELESS TRUTHS OF THE SECRET DOCTRINE with Fiona Odgren - Theosophical Society
Sun 3rd June 2018: 7pm at HQ - Egypt, the Land of Al-Chemi, had their Healer Kings, the Druze their holy Uqqals linked to China's ancietn Brotherhood: the Druids had a sacred science that filled college-cities with 100000s of students - United Lodge
Mon 4th June 2018- 6.45-8.30pm - £3/£2 - CAFE DIPLO - A Basic Income for all- the answer to financial insecurity - with Professor Guy Standing - The Gallery 77 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EJ - near Farringdon tube - www.mondediplofriends.org.uk
Tue 5th June 2018 - 7.30-9pm - Owen Barfield and the Evolution of Consciousness - With Gary Lachman - Owen Barfield is perhaps best known as the great friend of C.S. Lewis, and for being one of the Inklings, the group of writers, including Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Charles Williams. But Barfield is an important thinker and writer in his own right, and his significant body of work deals with the themes of language, consciousness, and the imagination.... Rudolf Steiner House
Fri 8th June 2018 - 7.30-9pm -Rudolf Steiner and the Giant Albion - with Dr Andrew Welburn: Past and future are not just abstract ideas for a great poet-artist like Blake. We look to our own origins and our own potential. Blake and Steiner are very different in temperament, but they come together in their project of awakening the human to the world we inherit and help to recreate for the future - Rudolf Steiner House
Fri 8th June 2018: ON BOUGE: Anna Pack and Ravi Sawney: Anna is a wonderful diatonic accrion player and well-known for playing in a duo with Dave Shepherd. Here she is playing withhh our old friend Ravi, one of the early On Bouge members and always ready to play fiddle and nickelharpe. This is the last meeting before the summer hols: Pimms No 1 will be served - you can always bring strawberries to go with it: On Bouge
Sat 9th June 2018: - 2-3.30pm at HQ - £5 (free to members) - INTRODUCTION TO VEDIC ASTROLOGY with Theresa King - Theosophical Society
Sun 10th June 2018: - 2-3pm at HQ -free/donations - The Ageless Wisdom for Everyone - with Edward Archer - a series of seminars covering the great, thought-provoking ideas of Theosophy which make sense of our lives and give them purpose rigfht now - Theosophical Society
Sun 10th June 2018: 7pm at HQ - 10th - "The Origin of the Mysteries": article by H P BLAVATSKY - Finally it became necessary to limit the number of those who knew - thus arose INITIATION.- United Lodge
Mon 11th June 2018: - 7-9.15pm -free/donations - Topic tba -City of London Cgers/ Sylvan Debating Club - The Old Bank of England, 194 Fleet Street, London EC4A 2LT- Cogers
Fri 15th June 2018 - 7.30-9pm - The Creative Word - with Geoffrey and Maria Norris - Speaking brings words to life. They are an expression arising from the inner experience of ‘The Word’ as a creative force working through us..... - Rudolf Steiner House
Sat 16th June 2018: -2-4pm -SACRED GEOMETRY - the basic structure of our human experience in Nature with Pamela El-Hosaini - at HQ free/donations - Theosophical Society
Sun 17th June 2018: -2-3pm at HQ -free/donations - The Ageless Wisdom for Everyone - with Edward Archer - a series of seminars covering thhhe great, thought-provoking ideas of Theosophy which make sense of our lives and give them purpose rigfht now - Theosophical Society
Tue 19th June 2018 - 8pm -free/donations welcome - The Ware Society of COGERS - The Breweery Tap, 83 High Street, Ware, Hers SG12 9AD - Cogers
Sun 24th June 2018: - 2-3pm at HQ -free/donations -The Ageless Wisdom for Everyone - with Edward Archer - a series of seminars covering the great, thought-provoking ideas of Theosophy which make sense of our lives and give them purpose rigfht now - followed by Introduction to the Theosophical society 3-6pm (please book) - Theosophical Society
Tue 26th June 2018 - 7.30 - "More to Life" - Transforming Violence. Working with young adults with complex needs and violent offenders - with Michael Chase - What is the nature of violence, from where does it come, and how can it be transformed? This interactive talk considers these questions in the light of Michael’s therapeutic use of masks with young adults with complex needs and violent offenders in a therapeutic community prison...... - Rudolf Steiner House
Wed 27th June 2018 - 7-9.15pm -free/donations welcome - City of Westminster COGERS - The Plumbers Arms, 14 Lower Belgrave St, Victoria (200 yards from Station), London SW1W 0LN - Cogers
July 2018
Sun 1st July 2018:- 2pm - The Ageless Wisdom for Everyone - with Edward Archer at HQ -free/donations - Theosophical Society
Mon 9th July 2018: - 7-9.15pm -free/donations - Topic tba -City of London Cgers/ Sylvan Debating Club - The Old Bank of England, 194 Fleet Street, London EC4A 2LT- Cogers
Tue 10th July 2018 - 7.30 - "More to Life" - Conscious beauty – and why it matters?
With Jayn Sterland
- Do you know what your skin is eating every day? Does this really matter? Jayn poses simple questions, explaining why she believes skin allergies now affect up to 1 in 2 people in the UK...... - Rudolf Steiner House
Tue 19th July 2018 - 8pm -free/donations welcome - The Ware Society of COGERS - The Breweery Tap, 83 High Street, Ware, Hers SG12 9AD - Cogers
Wed 25th July 2018 - 7-9.15pm -free/donations welcome - City of Westminster COGERS - The Plumbers Arms, 14 Lower Belgrave St, Victoria (200 yards from Station), London SW1W 0LN - Cogers
Aug 2018
Mon 13th August 2018: - 7-9.15pm -free/donations - Topic tba -City of London Cgers/ Sylvan Debating Club - The Old Bank of England, 194 Fleet Street, London EC4A 2LT- Cogers
Tue 21st August 2018 - 8pm -free/donations welcome - The Ware Society of COGERS - The Breweery Tap, 83 High Street, Ware, Hers SG12 9AD - Cogers
Wed 22nd August 2018 - 7-9.15pm -free/donations welcome - City of Westminster COGERS - The Plumbers Arms, 14 Lower Belgrave St, Victoria (200 yards from Station), London SW1W 0LN - Cogers
Sept 2018
Fri 14th Sept 2018: ON BOUGE: Back from Holidays : On Bouge
 
   

Regular Venues
Aetherius Society - Meetings (free - donations very welcome) and workshops on healing, spiritual discovery, yoga and space age metaphysics - videos and Spiritual Healing also available - at the Aetherius Temple, 36 Kelvedon Road, London SW6 5BW • 020 7731 8822 www.aetherius.org
Biodanza: a dance of joy - release, re-energise and elevate your spirit, dancing solo, in twos and in groups. At our Open Group here are fast dances for co-ordination and vitality, and slow execises for letting go: Beginners first Fridays. Olga 07786 961523: www.biodanzaolgabastable.com

Birkbeck Open Discussion Society - (currently in recess) - a series of discussions, term-time Fridays at 6.30pm for 7pm start at Birkbeck (London University): Torrington Square, WC1 7HX - Between Malet St & Russell Square (next to SOAS) or Room G01, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD - see listing details or enquire at Reception. To join the mailing list, please email: open.discussion@inorbit.com

Brahma Kumaris - World Spiritual University: wide range of regular events are held in many different locations in the UK, in London at Global Co-operation House, 65-69 Pound Lane, Willesden Green, NW10 2HH. Find dates & venues in searchable Events page: www.brahmakumaris.uk
Cafe Diplo: Friends of Le Monde Diplomatique
- a forum for debate on contemporary international issues - 6.45pm -8.30pm - £3/£2 at the door (+wine) -usually Mondays, monthly, at The Gallery, 77 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EJ - near Farringdon tube - www.mondediplofriends.org.uk
The Cogers Society debates political topics with an emphasis on free speech and personal development in terms of public speaking skills. City of London meets second Monday of the month, 6.30-8.30pm at the Old Bank of England, 194 Fleet Street, London EC4 2LT - see website for other branches: www.cogers.org
Free Critical Thinking: Tuesdays 7-9pm at London School of Mosaic, Basement, No 73-96, Ludham House, Southampton Rd, London NW5 4SF (Gospek Oak overground and Belsize Park tube) - and daily blogs - on the fundamental drivers of poverty, wars, environmental destruction, and the enslavement of humanity. www.freecriticalthinking.org
EMIN: The Centre, 1 Bath Place, Barnet, Herts EN5 5XE - Saturdays 2-5.30pm, £15/ £10, Tuesdays 8-10.30pm £10/£7, Fridays Cafe Night drop-in plus Sundays monthly 2-6pm - www.emin.org
GLOBAL TABLE (aka London Global Open Table = LGOT) originally an outreach of CCMJ, now an Open Forum for Monetary Justice: Wednesdays 12noon to 2pm at School of Economic Science, 11-13 Mandeville Place, W1U 3AJ, followed by lunch in nearby Cafe: www.globaltable.org.uk
London JOHREI Centre - Channeling Divine Light - Drop-in: Monday-Friday: 2.30-9.30pm • Saturday: 2-8pm • monthly Open Evenings.- www.johreicentreuk.blogspot.co.uk
Kingston Environment Centre - works with a variety of local organsations to help secure a sustainable future for Kingston upon Thames. Events include a monthly film night, trips for a community gardening session. Regular newsletter: 1 Kingston Rd, Kingston upon Thames, New Malden KT2 3PF - 020 8942-5251: www.kingstoneco.org.uk
Lectorium Rosicrucianum
International School of the Golden Rosycross: Holborn Citadines Hotel, 94-99 High Holborn, London WC1V 6LF • www.goldenrosycross.orgwww.lectoriumrosicrucianum.org
LUCIS TRUST WORLD GOODWILL • TRIANGLES: Full Moon Meditations and occasional one-day Seminars
www.worldgoodwill.org
On Bouge: £9/£7 - 7.30pm, usually second Friday of the month at Primirose Hill Community Cetre, 29 Hopkinsons's Place, London NW1 8TN: a French (European) folk dance club - like a friendly ceilidh with a French twist. Dances include The Bourree, the Schottische, Mazurka, Polka and Valse, Breton dances, Gascon dances and Dances from Bearn and Pays Basque. Beginners welcome - www.onbouge.org.
PSYCHIC EVENTS - with Melchizedeck - several evening venues per month 6-10.30pm in and around London -with clairvoyance, tarot, numerology, etc: 020-8948-0265 - www.psychicevents.co.uk
R.I.L.K.O. (Research into Lost Knowledge): www.rilko.net  
RUDOLF STEINER HOUSE: Talks on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and Groups, Workshops: 35 Park Road, London NW1 (Baker St tube) Programme: 020-7723-4400 www.rsh.anth.org.ukWhat's On
TALKING ECONOMICS: formerly on Thursdays: 7.30-9pm at Rudolf Steiner House, 35 Park Rd, London NW1, with Christopher Houghton Budd - now also working overseas - see www.christopherhoughtonbudd.com
The Theosophical Society has over 36 Lodges. HQ - 50 Gloucester Place, London W1U 8EA -020 7563-9817 - runs regular workshops at 2pm on Sundays - for full details of theses and other events - those which are bookable are listed on our Workshops page see: www.theosophicalsociety.org.uk
UNITED LODGE OF THEOSOPHISTS: Robert Crosbie Houase, 62 Queens Gardens W2 3AH: talks and study group: Sun & Weds 6:45pm - free - 020-7723 0688 or 0775333 619 953 - www.theosophy-ult.org.uk
WE SEE TOGETHER is a community project for blind and partially sighted people, held fortnightly on Tuesdays at Finsbury Park Methodist Church, 1 Wilberforce Rd, London N4 2SN - 12.30pm Activities, 1.30pm lunch, 2.30pm Activities, 3pm finish - please book your place: 07701 331663.
FOR NORTHERN UK VENUES go to: MEET-NORTH


 

 

 



 


 

 

 

 

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