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DOREEN VALIENTE FOUNDATION – TALKS, CONFERENCES & EXHIBITIONS

    

The Doreen Valiente Foundation is dedicated to sharing Doreen’s legacy with its true spiritual benefactors – the wider Pagan community, but also to educate and raise awareness among the global public as a whole and we are actively seeking venues, events and locations to talk about Doreen, her legacy and display a selection of artefacts from the collection (please get in touch if you know of a location/group/event that would like to book a talk / exhibition).

For up to date information about events, please check social media including Facebook.

Forthcoming Talks & Exhibitions featuring the Foundation:

2021 ONLINE TALKS

Please visit our page for details of our 2021 Online Zoom Talks

Our 2020 season of talks was entitled “Kitchen Table Talks” see the details of our great speakers here

Previous Talks, Events, Exhibitions & Conferences:
Theosophical Society – London, Orkney and Glasgow
Womens Institute – Essex
Children Of Artemis – UK wide
Masonic Lodges – London and Essex
Unitarian Churches – London and Essex
Representation at Interfaith Meetings
We will update this as we get confirmations, and also post events on our Facebook page
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Artemis Gathering 11-14th August 2017 – Horley, Oxon
Witchfest International 6h-7th October 2017 – Brighton, UK
Framework – charity & local authority paganism training day, Nottingham 28th July 2017
Wolfstone Camp, Nr Preston, Lancs 15-17th July 2017
Witchfest International – Brighton 25-26 November 2016
Sage Paracon – Dorridge, West Midlands 8-9 October 2016
Artemis Gathering – Horley, Oxfordshire – 12-15 August 2016
Pagan Pride Festival, Nottingham 7th August 2016
Mansfield Moot, Mansfield, Notts 2nd August 2016
Wolfstone Camp, Nr Preston, Lancs 15-17th July 2016
Staffordshire Pagan Conference – Rugely, Staffs – 28th May 2016
Scottish Pagan Federation Conference – Edinburgh – 23rd April 2016
Witchfest International – Croydon, London – 14th November 2015
Buxton Wytches Fayre – Buxton, Derbyshire – 31st October 2015
Centre For New Age Studies – Buckby, Northants – 25th October 2015
MBS Event – Mansfield, Nottinghamshire – 24th October 2015
Artemis Gathering – Horley, Oxfordshire – 14-17 August 2015
PF London Conference:  “Sacred Journey” – Leytonstone, London – 27th June 2015
PF Summer Solstice Festival – Moonhenge, Cambs – 20th/21st June 2015
Staffordshire Pagan Conference – Rugely, Staffs – 30th May 2015
Spirit Of Lindum Festival – Lincoln – 18th April 2015
British Paranormal Association – Derby – Friday 13th March 2015
Spirit Of Bridget Conference – Cardiff – Saturday 7th February 2015
[Lecture & Mini-Exhibition] – Paracon UK – Derby Conference Centre – 22nd/23rd November 2014
[Lecture] Witchfest International – Croydon Fairfield Halls – Saturday 15th November 2014
[Speaking Tour & Exhibition] – Various Events, Florida, USA – 28th April-12th May 2014
[Talk & Mini Exhibition] – Mansfield MindBodySpirit Event – Saturday May 10th 2014
[International Conference] A Day for Patricia Crowther International Witchcraft Conference – 6th April 2014
[Talk & Mini Exhibition] “Gerald Gardner” – Nottingham Pagan Network – 16th March 2014
“Paganism & The Environment” – 5 talks, Leicestershire school Viewpoint Day, year 10 students  28th Feb 2014
[Interfaith conversations] Ammerdown Conference Centre Somerset 31st January – 2nd February 2014
[Talk & Mini Exhibition] Hospice, Nottinghamshire 24th January 2014
[Presentation & Lecture] Brighton Architecture Students 17th January 2014
[Presentation & Discussion] East Midlands Ambulance Service 17th December 2013
[Talk & Discussion] Methodist Church Group, Newark 18th November 2013
[International Conference – Lecture & Exhibition] Witchfest, London 9th November 2013
[International Conference – Lecture & Exhibition] PFI Conference, Lisbon, Portugal 28th October 2013
[Presentation & Discussion] Pagan Federation National Council, London 14th September 2013
[Talk & Exhibition] Lindhu Gathering, Lincolnshire 10th August 2013
[Talk & Exhibition] Milton Keynes Community Centre 21st July 2013
[Talk & Exhibition] Mansfield Moot Group Sutton In Ashfield 10th April 2013
[Talk] Mansfield Mind Body Spirit Fair 14th October 2012
[Talk & Exhibition] The Mystic Moon Shop Nottingham 17th October 2012
[Talk & Exhibition] The Mystic Moon Shop Nottingham 20th October 2012
[Talk & Exhibition] The Mystic Moon Shop Nottingham 25th October 2012
[Lecture & Exhibition] Castle Bytham Lincolnshire 30th September 2012
[Talk] Irish Centre Nottingham 22nd September 2012
[International Conference] A Day for Ronald Hutton (DVF hosted) London 16th September 2012
[Talk & Exhibition] Nottingham Pagan Network Nottingham 13th September 2012
[Talk & Exhibition] Pagan Pride Festival Nottingham 5th August 2012
[Talk Nottingham] Pride Festival Nottingham 28th July 2012
[Talk & Exhibition] Nottingham Goddess Camp Nottingham 21st July 2012
[Talk & Classroom Presentation] South Notts Academy Nottingham 18th July 2012
[Lecture & Exhibition] PFNE York 21st April 2012
[Interview] Sky TV London 1st April 2012
[Interview] BBC TV “The Big Questions” Leicester 18th March 2012
[Lecture & Exhibition] Nottingham Empyrean Nottingham 5th October 2011
[Talk & Exhibition] Pagan Pride Festival Nottingham 8th August 2011
[Talk & Exhibition] Nottingham Goddess Camp Nottingham 17th July 2011
[Talk & Exhibition] PF Moot Lincoln 17th June 2011
[Presentation] Nottingham April 23rd 2011
[Presentation] PFI Conference, Madrid, Spain December 10th  2011
[International Conference] A Day for Gerald  (DVF hosted) London September 19th 2010
[International Conference] A Day for Doreen  DVF hosted) London September 13th 2009
[Lecture] Gathering of The Tribes Georgia, USA Jun 3rd 2007
[Lecture] Americans Club Fuengirola Spain August 2005
[Lecture] Conferencia E Encontro Da PFI Outubro Portugal October 2002

Our annual conferences (entitled Charge of the Goddess Conferences) each spotlight a particular pagan path, tradition person, and ideas and to share knowledge. Our speakers are all accepted as qualified and recognised experts in their particular field and we have as a regular core: Professor Ronald Hutton (History, Bristol Uni), Rufus Harrington, Melissa Harrington, Phillip Heselton (Author and Historian), Prudence Jones (Theologian and historian), Julia Phillips (Author), Peter Nash (Alexandrian Witch), Marian Green (Founder Quest),  Morgana (Pagan Federation International), Isobel Andrade (Pagan Federation Portugal), Christopher Crowley (Pagan Federation), Vivianne Crowley, Lois Bourne (Author and witch elder) and Yvonne Aburrow. We have also had guest speakers including Will Kale (USA), Francis Cameron (Oxford Uni), Caroline Wise (Fellowship of Isis), Fred Lamond (Author), Philip Carr-Gomm (Order of Bards Ovates, Druids).

Upcoming Events:

We have a big presence at Witchfest in Croydon UK 15th Nov 2014 with John Belham-Payne and Ashley Mortimer speaking about our work

Recent Events:

13th June 2014 Gerald Gardner Heritage Plaque Unveiling With evening entertainment By Damh the Bard and a talk by Gerald Gardner biographer Philip Heselton – see here

6th April 2014 A Day for Patricia Crowther See photos and reviews here:

10th August 2013 – Ashley Mortimer speaking at the Lindhu Gathering in Lincolnshire http://www.lindhuesotericgathering.co.uk/festival.html

21st June 2013 Unveiling of Doreen Valiente Blue Plaque

21st June 2013 Open Midsummer Ritual (Brighton Steine Gardens)

Here are our past conferences:

2012 A Day with Ronald Hutton and Friends

2010 A Day for Gerald Gardner

2009 A Day For Doreen Valiente

We have various talks and presentations throughout the year and this is a list of our past talks/presentations

[Talk] Mansfield Mind Body Spirit Fair 14th October 2012

[Talk & Exhibition] The Mystic Moon Shop Nottingham 17th October 2012

[Talk & Exhibition] The Mystic Moon Shop Nottingham 20th October 2012

[Talk & Exhibition] The Mystic Moon Shop Nottingham 25th October 2012

[Lecture & Exhibition] Castle Bytham Lincolnshire 30th September 2012

[Talk] Irish Centre Nottingham 22nd September 2012

[International Conference] A Day for Ronald Hutton (DVF hosted) London 16th September 2012

[Talk & Exhibition] Nottingham Pagan Network Nottingham 13th September 2012

[Talk & Exhibition] Pagan Pride Festival Nottingham 5th August 2012

[Talk Nottingham] Pride Festival Nottingham 28th July 2012

[Talk & Exhibition] Nottingham Goddess Camp Nottingham 21st July 2012

[Talk & Classroom Presentation] South Notts Academy Nottingham 18th July 2012

[Lecture & Exhibition] PFNE York 21st April 2012

[Interview] Sky TV London 1st April 2012

[Interview] BBC TV Leicester 18th March 2012

[Lecture & Exhibition] Nottingham Empyrean Nottingham 5th October 2011

[Talk & Exhibition] Pagan Pride Festival Nottingham 8th August 2011

[Talk & Exhibition] Nottingham Goddess Camp Nottingham 17th July 2011

[Talk & Exhibition] PF Moot Lincoln 17th June 2011

[Presentation] Nottingham April 23rd 2011

[Presentation] Madrid December 10th 2011

[International Conference] A Day for Gerald (DVF hosted) London September 19th 2010

[International Conference] A Day for Doreen DVF hosted) London September 13th 2009

[Lecture] Gathering of The Tribes Tampa Florida Jun 3rd 2007

[Lecture] Americans Club Fuengirola Spain August 2005

[Lecture] Conferencia E Encontro Da PFI Outubro Portugal October 2002

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