Chesterfield Pagans Moot
Second Tuesday of the month; 7.30pm start, until approximately 10pm.
229, Mansfield Road, Hasland, Chesterfield S41 0JJ

Cost: free

A monthly gathering of the group at a local pub for chat and drinks.  No rituals, no formality, no obligations. Features talks by members or guest speakers on various pagan-related topics, some workshops and the odd barter and trade at the Goblin Market.

Previous evenings have included meditation and drumming workshops; talks and discussions on shamanism; the use of henna painting in spell-craft; the Green Man; the Wild Hunt; astronomy; uses of popular herbs; stone circles; divination, making Yule wreaths and charms and aspects of mythology.

Also beer, and sometimes cake.

It’s a friendly sort of get-together, and you’re welcome to drop in, but if you think you’d like to speak to someone beforehand, you can e-mail us at the ‘Contact us’ address. We look forward to seeing you!

Drumming Night
Check our CALENDAR for dates. Meet from 7.00pm – 10.00pm
Eyre Chapel, Newbold, Chesterfield, behind the Nags Head Pub.  Turn into the pub car park, go through the big gates at the end and the chapel is just along the short path.
Cost: £3.50 per evening session, which includes a hot drink and biscuits and covers the hire of the chapel.

A monthly gathering of drummers and players of percussion instruments.   Open to all, there’s no pressure to play straight away, plenty of varied percussion instruments to try out, including djembes, congas, bodhrans, singing bowls, rattles, bells, wood blocks and tambourines.

There’s no formal instruction or leader, pieces develop organically and go on as long as the group plays; rhythms change spontaneously.  Players are welcome to drop out and join in as they please.  Come and join us even if you think you have no natural rhythm, or if you just want to try it out – you don’t have to bring your own drum, you’re welcome to borrow one of ours. 🙂

Somewhere in the middle we stop for a coffee break and biscuits, then it’s back to uplifting beats, ever-changing tracks and lastly, usually, to a slow, quiet piece with chanting to finish off.  The evening is a great stress buster, allowing you to return home relaxed and focused until next time.

If you’d like to find out more, you’re welcome to e-mail us here at the site, or simply turn up and grab a drum 🙂