EVENTS

Find all our future library events here:

Last Updated May 2021    Also see the calendar below. 

TALES from the WILD with HELEN JR BRUCE  *LIVE !*

Tuesday, 18 May 2021 from 7 PM TO 9 PM BST
Entry by Magic Hat donation towards the Library of Avalon.
This event will take place in the courtyard outside the Library of Avalon
and will also be live-streamed via our FaceBook page.
Tales from the Wildan evening of traditional folktales with Helen JR Bruce
Join Helen, a local Somerset author, artist and storyteller, on a wild ride through some of our most loved folktales. Tremble at the tale of the Green Knight, learn the magic of the golden apples and wonder why the crow is no longer white. Plus, explore the mystery of the Gurt Dog of the Mendips and consider his relation to Black Shuck of East Anglia and other canines in folklore.
Discover some of the myths which have inspired Helen’s book ‘Heat of the Hunt‘ and join her quest to reclaim our inspiring folkloric heritage.
Learn more about Helen’s writing at

www.facebook.com/heatofthehunt
 We are limited to 30 people per event, so please come early to ensure your place. After the storytelling evening, Helen will have a book signing of her novel Heat of the Hunt. If you are interested in her novel, please contact her directly or click on the link provided.
This event will take place in the courtyard outside the Library of Avalon,
so please come prepared. This event will also be live-streamed via our FB page for the benefit of all our members and supporters who might not be able to watch live – a donation link will be provided accordingly.
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The LoA AGM 2021 

  • Was held via Zoom on Saturday 24th April
  • TRUSTEE ELECTION RESULTS:
  • Andy Scott was re-elected to the office of Chair
  • Richard JL Newman was re-elected to the office of Secretary
  • Sandra Cole was re-elected to the office of Treasurer
  • ANNUAL REPORTS:
  • The Annual Reports by the Chair and Secretary, together with the Annual Finacial Report by the Treasurer were received and adopted by the 40 association members who responded.
  • Thank you to all those who attended and also responded to our online vote. We were delighted with the turnout which exceeded previous years.

EVENTS AND OPENING TIMES “LIVE” CALENDAR. The Library is now Open from 1:30 till 4:30 pm Monday to Saturday inclusive. Reading Room Bookings can now be made for events in the mornings and evenings and includes the option for hiring the use of a full conference system including a  4k, 55 inch Monitor screen, 4k 180 degree camera, and group microphone/speaker system!

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Saturday Matinees at The Library of Avalon 

12 Noon to 1.30 pm on the first Saturday of each month.

LoA Matinee Talks to go Online.
Share your Wisdom & Support your Library

Plans are afoot to move our Saturday Matinees online via Zoom. These fortnightly talks proved popular and were one of the ways we raised much needed donations.
If you want to support your library into the future a great way would be to :
● Give an LoA Saturday Matinee talk on any subject with an esoteric aspect. Talks based on personal experience as well as on learning are most welcome.
● Attend an LoA Saturday Matinee in person or on line and donate what you can afford. All donations go towards the £150 the LoA needs to raise weekly.
● Technical support for the online broadcast will be given and talks will be advertised on the library Facebook and events pages, website and Newsletter.
● A live audience of four and an unlimited worldwide online audience can attend.

Coming Soon          Music with Poetry Performance!:  

Kim Ridgeon will be reading his original poetry accompanied by Ishtara Veen with live classical music on the piano, viola and violin.

Introduction by Kim while Ishtara plays Gymnopedies 1 & 2 by Eric Satie on the Piano.
Poems on spring
Sky Dance – Gymnopedie 3 , Eric Satie on Piano
January Dream and Beneath All This – Sicilienne Op. 78 , Gabriel Fauré on Viola
Awakening – Sonata 1 Largo & Allegro , William Flackton on Viola
A Slight Seasonal Uncertainty – Sonata in D Allegro Op.1 No.13 , G.F. Handel on Violin
April Morning at Withiel Combe – Sonata in A Adagio Op.1 No.14 , G.F. Handel on Violin
May Afternoon Morte Point – Idylle Op.4 No.1 , Edward Elgar on Violin

To close: 3 Autobiographical poems combined with Gnossiennes 1, 2 & 3 by Eric Satie on the Piano.

             Shadow on the Tor on Dragons (Francis Oliver Brad Crowley)

             Palie Maridly?? on the Mystical Rose?

             Peter Longdon Sacred sights in Spain


BOOK SALES

We hold book sales every few months to raise money for our collection. We are very grateful for all donations of non-esoteric books for this as well as esoteric books for our collection. 

 BOOK SALES on occasional SATURDAYS 

(see Facebook and notices for dates)

12:00 – 4:00 

at the Library of Avalon: 

Occult and esoteric books, health and self-help, science mysteries, literature and much more! 
 

And Card of the Day 

Tarot and Oracle Readings 

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