Sun, 02 Jun|
Occult Bloomsbury Walk 2pm
The occultists' neighbourhood! Druids, Wiccans, Golden Dawnies, Dion Fortune, Theosophists, queers, radicals. We pay respects on their doorsteps.
Time & Location
02 Jun 2019, 14:00 – 16:20
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. The guide relates the information, leavened with lively anecdotes and some tragic tales. The tour concludes back at Treadwells, with a complimentary glass of fizz and afternoon cake. All attendees receive a souvenir programme. Tour guide Christina Oakley Harrington is Treadwell's founder and a former academic historian; she offers glimpses of an insider's perspective along with fascinating tales.
Meeting point: Treadwell's Bookshop . Also concludes at Treadwell's.
Time: Arrive 1.50 for 2 pm start. Ends 4.15 - 4.30 pm approx.
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