Welcome to Hawkwood College
Hawkwood College A registered charity and an independent centre for adult education. Its founding anthroposophical ethos provides a welcoming context for short courses on the theme of creative exploration. These include personal and spiritual development, arts & crafts, music, health & well-being as well as nature and sustainability. There is a friendly, informal atmosphere and no formal qualifications are needed to participate.
Seed Festival 2013 - Planting Big Ideas
Musicians, Poets, Artists, Movers and Shakers, Inspiring Eco speakers and YOU!
The Seed Festival inspires a more intimate and personal connection with our living world and our place within it.
Create * Debate * Celebrate
Hawkwood - The ideal place for all sorts of events Are you looking for somewhere to hold your away day or residential gathering? We have six meeting rooms including a large hall, a peaceful library and two studios that are ideal for arts & crafts. Our overnight accommodation comprises of twenty nine comfortable bedrooms with original features, looking out onto the beautiful valley. All of this is supported by our friendly staff to help plan your event and make it a success.
Hawkwood - Our place The attractive early 19th century grade II country house is surrounded by its own extensive grounds and is situated at the head of a Cotswold valley with panoramic views down the Severn Vale.
We have a beautiful and peaceful setting for our retreats, conferences and courses. All the land is under bio-dynamic management - a uniquely sustainable organic approach to agriculture which aims to enhance soil and plant vitality and produce tasty and nutritious food.
There are ten acres of woodland bounding the estate, acres of grass land Managed by Stroud Community Agriculture; a Victorian half-walled garden growing fruit, herbs, flowers and vegetables for the house; award winning pond and wetlands system processing household output; mature ornamental grounds with a magnificent sycamore and beside it the constantly flowing Hawkwood spring.
Tucked away in the woods is our Meditation Space, a place for quiet and stillness. There are regular gathering times but it is also available for use by Hawkwood guests and the wider community.
Hawkwood - Courses We have many courses to take you on a journey of creative exploration. Joys, passions, inspirations, challenges and growth - what better way to find these than through exploring your creativity in company and community with others. We have courses in creative expression, arts & crafts, nature & environment, spiritual exploration, well-being & life skills, and music.
Hawkwood - Ways you can support our work By Volunteering - Helping run our events - Spreading The Hawkwood Message - Helping with Land Management - 50/50 Club - Become a Friend of Hawkwood.
Hawkwood - Our partners
Amber Sculpture Studio is the creation of artist David Lovemore. David has over twenty years' experience teaching people of all ages and abilities in the art of clay modeling, wood carving, stone carving and basic casting. David runs courses all year round in his well equipped studio.
Waldorf Early Childhood Teacher Training This two-year part-time training course has been based at Hawkwood for over 10 years. Course organiser Lynne Oldfield is author of Free to Learn: Introducing Steiner Waldorf Early Childhood Education. The course is a validated Level 5 diploma.
School of Homeopathy This school, which was established in 1981, is the longest running homeopathy school in the UK and been based at Hawkwood for the last three years. This school is recognised for clarity of vision, for precision in homeopathic prescribing, and for its professionalism.
Waldorf College runs outdoor activities at Hawkwood for their Stroud-based Bridging the Gap educational programme for young people aged 16-19. This course includes creative arts, theatre skills, green woodworking, gardening and other practical crafts.
Stroud Community Agriculture is a co-operative of two hundred members managing an organic/biodynamic farm in the grounds of the college. There is an active community life around the farm with regular work days, shared meals and seasonal activities.
Our programme of courses is led by experienced tutors and leaders from the fields of arts and crafts, personal development and spirituality. Alongside our course programme will be a series of talks and performances as well as the ever popular Open Day in early May. Other seasonal celebrations are also planned. You can keep informed of developments and news of new events added throughout the year by regularly keeping a check on this site or by joining us of Facebook or Twitter (the links for which are above).
Hawkwood is a truly inspirational place, which lifts the spirit, nurtures creative endeavour and refreshes and inspires the soul.
Come and join us!