Sun, 02 Jun|
Occult Bloomsbury Walk 1pm
The occultists' neighbourhood! Druids, Wiccans, Golden Dawnies, Dion Fortune, Theosophists, queers, radicals. We pay respects on their doorsteps.
Time & Location
02 Jun 2019, 13:00 – 15:20
Treadwell's Books, 33 Store St, Fitzrovia, London WC1E 7BS, UK
About The Event
This two-hour walk visits occultists' addresses and ritual sites around Bloomsbury's leafy squares: the area was home, work and school to occult figures through the 18th - 20th centuries: Wiccan Gerald Gardner, witch theorist Margaret Murray, Theosophist Madame Blavatsky, classicist-pagan scholar Jane Ellen Harrison, occultist WB Yeats, and Bad Boy of magic, Aleister Crowley -- and more, including occult novelist Dion Fortune. This is a leisurely walk through the quiet neighbourood, to meet the great characters of occult London on their own doorsteps. The guide has many lively anecdotes and some tragic tales. The tour concludes back at Treadwell's with a complimentary glass of fizz and afternoon cake. All attendees receive a souvenir programme. Tour guide Esther Hills is our own beloved shop manager; she offers glimpses of an insider's perspective along with fascinating tales.
Meeting point: Treadwell's Bookshop . Also concludes at Treadwell's.
Time: Arrive 12.50 for 1 pm start. Ends 3.15 - 3.30 pm approx.
Occult Bloomsbury 1pm June 2nd£15.00