Our rich programme of short courses and events covers a wide range of interests and is delivered by experienced tutors.
Highlights of the programme include winter retreats to focus on the year ahead, wellbeing and personal development courses and practical creative courses in arts and music throughout the year. We are proud to welcome the first 2 year residential Spiritual Companions training diploma starting in September, accredited through Crossfields Institute.
Our work around leadership includes courses on change management, conflict resolution and systemic practice, which are suitable for continuing professional development (CPD). Certificates can be supplied on request.
In our celebration year, music features prominently. From artist residencies to ensembles and orchestras, our place will be singing with music. Young professional singers will be working with two acclaimed vocal groups, Harry Christophers’ The Sixteen and Emma Kirkby’s Dowland Works.
We are a cultural hub in the heart of the Cotswolds supporting artistic professionals of all ages in partnership with local, regional and national organisations.
Since 2016 we have welcomed over 100 artists to be in residence and to create new work. This programme has national impact across a range of art forms and provides painters, musicians, writers, theatre practitioners and cross disciplinary artists the opportunity to come and stay at Hawkwood.
By offering professional artists time and space away from their usual environment and obligations we can provide a time of reflection, research, collaboration, presentation and/or production.
2018 boasts some impressive partners including Strike a Light (Gloucester), The Courtyard Theatre (Hereford), The Roundhouse (London), English Touring Opera, Bristol Old Vic and The Royal Court Theatre.
This exciting programme is generously supported byThe FW Reckitt Arts Trust.
For more information and how to apply please visit: www.hawkwoodcollege.co.uk/artist-residencies
Hawkwood provides a space for people to explore pressing issues for society and our environment. Since 2014, we have showcased topics ranging from sustainable food models to climate change, new forms of organisational leadership to world happiness. We are associated with innovative thinkers and organisations such as The RSA whose aim is to enrich society through ideas and action. In 2018 we will be hosting research initiatives on super resilience in partnership with Scanning our Future, a ground breaking project led by Alan Heeks and The Schumacher Institute.
The Centre for Future Thinking is emerging as a valuable community resource and a magnet for world leaders in social change.
Some special evening events to look out for in 2018 include:
19 January Mac Macartney – The Privilege of Being Alive
6 February How to Flourish in the Age of distraction. RSA Watch
9 April Scilla Elworthy – Business Plan for Peace
11 June Theory U Network Day
12 June Food and Farming. RSA Watch
5 July Roman Krnzaric: Carpe Diem Regained
6 September Transformation – It’s in our Nature: Tim Smit Film. RSA Watch
15 October Jonathon Porritt: Rethinking the Personal and the Political