Pre-Conference 7th October
Main event: 8th 9th October 2021
On the 22nd February, the UK Prime Minister announced that we may be back to ‘normal’ life after the 21st June. If this is the case, then events will be able to run without restrictions. I am excited yet still cautious. The venue is booked and the programme for 2021 already looks amazing for our 18th Conference when we will honour the Tarot card of ‘The Moon’. I hope to personally meet and welcome you on 8th and 9th October 2021, renewing old friendships and creating new. This year, for the first time in our 18 year history, we are offering a virtual ticket, as we plan to stream live from the venue, this means that, where ever you are in the world, you can join us and see for yourself what happens at the UK Tarot Conference, London!
Speakers: Kristoffer Hughes, Janine Worthington, Chris Butler, Lara Van Zuydam, John Matthews, Neil Kelso, Darren Shill, Marion K Kirk, Steven Bright & Toni Puhle
Kim Arnold – Let’s talk 2021!
Kristoffer Hughes is Chief of the Anglesey Druid Order, the ancient chief-seat of the British Druids. He is an award-winning author of several books, and is the designer and creator of the Celtic Tarot and the forthcoming Bee Tarot and Yule Tarot. He is a Druid graduate of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids, and its 13th Mount Haemus Scholar. Hughes’ first language is Welsh. He can be found teaching Tarot and Druidry in workshops, conferences and classes worldwide and online. He resides on the Isle of Anglesey. angleseydruidorder.co.uk
Workshop – Tarot & The Big Questions – Join Druid and Tarot author Kristoffer Hughes on a dizzying journey to discover the meaning of life itself – hidden in the 18th card of the Major Arcana, and how the Tarot can help us make sense of our place in the universe. Can the Tarot really answer life’s biggest questions? The path of the Moon in Tarot opens the doorways to profundity, profanity and frivolity in equal and bewildering measure. Dare you pass beyond the towers and peer into mystery and quiddity
Chris Butler is a multiply published Tarot author and illustrator. He created the Healing Light Tarot and Healing Light Lenormand Oracle, (Lo Scarabeo). For Schiffer/Red Feather, he has authored and illustrated The Son Tarot – Mysticism, Meditation and Divination for Gay Men and Lenormand Cartomancy. He’s also the illustrator for Kay Stopforth’s Quantum Tarot 2.0, (Lo Scarabeo). Chris also works as an artist/illustrator, has a degree in Theology (but the collar wouldn’t fit)! (Workshop content to follow)
Workshop – We are the Moon – Chris will show how we as people are reflected in every single element and symbol within the Moon card, from the Moon itself, through to the dogs, the pathway, the Towers and even the Yods falling from the Sky. We will also look at how a variety of Tarot artists, ancient and modern have interpreted the Moon archetype. We will ‘live’ the Moon Tarot image, and by the time we’ve reached the end of the workshop, the Moon card will have become a mirror/portrait for every participant’s life story. In following this process, we will be able to build a checklist of Lunar revelations, affirmations and resolutions, applicable to our individual circumstances.
Janine Worthington creator of The Inbetween Tarot – ‘Bridging the Tarot’ – making sense of those invisible knots. Today we will journey through the Court families and engage with the ‘Bridging spread’ helping us to understand better the flow of Tarot.
Lara Van Zuydam The Light of Night: Working with the Moon in Tarot and Astrology Examining how the Moon in the Tarot compares with the Moon in both western and Indian astrology, and modern and traditional (Hellenistic) astrology. We will look at the lunation cycle (new, waxing, gibbous, full moon etc.) and how the different phases of the Moon might be leveraged in day-to-day life, using the Tarot as a form of sympathetic magic. Engage in the natal Moon: A real-time exercise to establish and understand our natal Moon signs. Lara will lead us through an exercise to highlight Moon sign messages through the Tarot. Where moon signs cannot be established, the Tarot will be used to fill in gaps.
John Matthews launches The Beowulf Oracle (Schiffer) and The Goblin Market Tarot. (Watkins).
Neil Kelso – Tarot, Theatre, and Other Rituals – Our daily rituals and the stories we tell shape our past, present and future. In this interactive workshop, theatre-maker Neil Kelso leads an exploration of tarot reading as a collaborative moment of transformational theatre. Learn new spreads and explore new rituals to invigorate your tarot practice and magical rituals.
Darren Shill Co Founder of Liminal11 – Tarot as a Tool for Healing. The way that tarot nourishes mental health and allows meditation and resolution to concerns that burden.
Friday Evening Entertainment – To the Moon and Beyond A magical Tarot show by Neil Kelso. A magicians ideas escape from his notebook. Reality starts to unravel around him. Prepare yourself for bizarre, surreal and unforgettable moments of mystery in this musical magical show by Neil Kelso. The cards have taken over, and all is not quite what it seems. Together we might climb into a matchbox to find out what happens when gravity isn’t looking, When magic words are whispered, time may go backwards, and forgotten memories might be unlocked. Are you ready for this shared experiment in wonder?
Pentacles Ticket only – Saturday Working Lunch (included) and workshop with Marion K Kirk – The Dark Side of the Moon In this interactive workshop we will explore the Darker side of the Moon Card and how by facing our shadows and hidden selves we can find a deeper understanding of who we really are. Using a specifically designed tarot spread to help us unlock our own hidden mysteries.
Lunchtime Workshop –Toni Puhle & Steven Bright The Kipper Card System – A walk through the Kipper deck and share an easy method to compliment your Tarot reads with clear advice. Practice decks will be provided – all you need is your enthusiasm for a new divination system and to take off your Tarot hats for a while!