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COURSES AND EVENTS

Hawkwood was established as an independent centre for learning in 1948 and today the registered charity offers an extensive array of courses. Both residential and non residential, ranging from one day to a weekend or week, the leading edge courses offer a unique mix of new, creative and exciting content often not otherwise available. Founded on Rudolf Steiner’s anthroposophical values, Hawkwood endeavours to uphold his beliefs which have had such a profound and positive influence on education, the arts and agriculture. The course programme has broadened and diversified over the years to realign the original design of Rudolf Steiner with the changes of our ever evolving world, but the original Steiner impulse is always at the heart of this organisation.

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Courses and Events at Hawkwood

Learn how to transfer colour from flowers, berries, leaves and waste foods, into beautiful repeat patterns using this simple steaming method. Create...

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This enlivening day with writer Fiona Longsdon will stimulate your imagination and help you tease out a story from the everyday material that...

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Poetic Edges Weekend - Jay Ramsay

Fri 29 Jul - Sun 31 Jul

  This course will help you to find new possibilities of expression through the written word working with a series of brilliant original...

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This course is now full. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list please call 01453 759034   During this weekend workshop participants...

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Ever wanted to try your hand at calligraphy? Then this is the perfect opportunity. Using straightforward techniques and easily available materials,...

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Bring your ideas and creativity to create your own song in a supportive group with singer songwriter Lara Conley £70

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This course is now full. To be placed on a waiting list please call 01453 759034   This course is part of the Creative Arts Summer School 24...

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Disillusioned by a cultural story of consumption and alienation, a newly married couple are called to action. Carrying with them their unborn child,...

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The Sacred Clown in Summer - Reuben Kay

Fri 05 Aug - Sun 07 Aug

This course is now full. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list please call 01453 759034   The Sacred Clown Summer Course This course...

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Dance the Circle Round

Fri 05 Aug - Sun 07 Aug

This course is now full. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list please call 01453 759034   'The silver apples of the Moon,...

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Qi Gong Meditation Retreat - Andy Henry

Wed 17 Aug - Sun 21 Aug

This course is now full, for information about another Qi Gong course happening in October please click here   This 5-day retreat offers a way...

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NATIVITY OF THE GODDESS AUSET: FOI 40th Anniversary Retreat.     With Caitlín Matthews, Cáit Branigan and...

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Kabbalistic Tree Building

Sun 28 Aug - Tue 30 Aug

As a complement to learning the theory of Kabbalah and its devotional practices this course supports the constructing of a diagram of the Tree of...

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Enjoy a weekend learning the skills of a woodcarver and how to choose suitable wood for a project.  You will be introduced to relief carving or...

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Astrosophy

Fri 26 Aug - Sun 28 Aug

Come and join an ongoing study group in a creative encounter with the stars. The gathering is inspired by the work of Rudolf Steiner and Willy...

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Make a Sun Hive - Rachel Hanney

Fri 26 Aug - Sun 28 Aug

Make a Sun Hive: A Hive for Natural Bee Keepers In conjunction with other like-minded beekeepers, the Natural Beekeeping Trust develops and ...

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Kabbalah Summer School

Tue 30 Aug - Fri 02 Sep

Kabbalah is a living tradition of universal principles of existence. In its classical and contemporary form it is relevant to every nation and...

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Eternal Wisdom with Ravi Ravindra

Fri 02 Sep - Sun 04 Sep

Eternal Wisdom Philosophy with Ravi Ravindra Friday 2 – Sunday 4 September This weekend retreat will bring together the philosophical and...

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This course is now full. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list please contact us on 01453 759034   RESTORE AND RECOVER RETREAT 2 - 4...

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Do you love playing the flute? Would you like to improve your flute skills in an encouraging and supportive environment? Elisabeth’s focus is...

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"To discover your mission and put it into action – instead of worrying on the sidelines – is to find peace of mind and a heart full of...

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Intuitive Herbalism - Nathan Hughes

Thu 22 Sep - Sun 25 Sep

http://www.ruskinapothecary.org.uk/contact/ A soulful approach to working with the spirit of plants A rich weekend exploring the abundance of plant...

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Harmony Singing with Helen Chadwick

Fri 23 Sep - Sun 25 Sep

Join Helen for a weekend singing her original material and improvising together. Helen's beautiful songs include heart warming harmonies, and "wisdom ...

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The Naked Voice: A Pathless Way

Sat 01 Oct - Tue 04 Oct

The Naked Voice: A Pathless Way Autumn Retreat   Saturday 1 – Tuesday 4 October 2016 This is a time of global unrest, evolution and...

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Meditation is a wonderful tool to enable us to be more present in our lives.  It gives us the opportunity to slow down, release stress and be...

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Join us for an RSA network evening aimed at creating social watching in the inspirational setting of Hawkwood: A Centre for Future Thinking. We will...

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Organised and facilitated by: Dick Baker, Fiona Ellis, Aggie Kalungu-Banda and Jez Le Fevre. Following the initial network session in Oxford in May, ...

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Qi Gong - Embodied Awareness

Fri 07 Oct - Sun 09 Oct

Embodied Awareness In this weekend we will absorb and practice the key principles of Qi Gong:   grounding, centering, settling, aligning;...

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Earthwalking - Dee Kyne

Fri 07 Oct - Sun 09 Oct

This weekend retreat allows you to spend time connecting with nature and walking on the Earth with supportive companions will enable us to let go of...

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Mindful Drawing in October - Anna Black

Fri 14 Oct - Sun 16 Oct

Mindful Drawing is a form of practice where we apply the principles of mindfulness – paying attention with kindly awareness and without judging ...

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This Facilitator Training will enable suitably qualified people to be able to deliver the basic InnerAction course, as part of...

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“Being a Planetary Citizen” PUBLIC TALK by Jude Currivan 8 pm Saturday 22 October £8 / £6 concessions  (ticket included...

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Recent world events have made the need for a new story for humanity more crucial and more obvious to all. We will spend a weekend...

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An Anthroposophical Approach Explore your creativity through painting and colour. Honour and cultivate your connection with Nature and the atmosphere ...

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During this course we will explore some of the thoughts and imaginations that underpin the biodynamic approach and learn how biodynamic measures can...

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Infinite Tai Chi - Jason Chan

Thu 03 Nov - Sun 06 Nov

We invite you to join us for a wonderful, relaxing and revitalising weekend of gentle movement, inspiring talks and guided meditations. Experience...

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This workshop is for people who care deeply about the world, who know that our current direction must change if there is to be a future for our...

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Passive Voice Relaxation - Lara Conley

Mon 07 Nov - Mon 19 Dec

Lie down and relax to improvised song. Mondays 6pm - 7pm. Starting Monday 7th November With Lara Conley £7

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Evolutionary Leadership - 'the readiness is all' Lessons from Hamlet A Mythodramatic journey using Process Work and Constellations Every so often it ...

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A special weekend with Philip Shepherd, an international authority on embodiment We are taught from childhood that mind and body are separate. This...

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The Alexander Technique is a self-help psycho-physical method that you can learn and apply to improve your skill in any life activity, ...

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Mindfulness and Breath

Sat 19 Nov - Sun 20 Nov

The science and practice of conscious breathing Learn and practice how to make your breathing both conscious and satisfying. Through...

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Soap making is a satisfying hands-on craft.  The course will combine collecting petals and discovering colours and textures in Hawkwood’s...

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9.30am - 5pm · Get a taste of stand-up with this approachable introduction in a supportive environment. · Explore one-liners, ...

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This unique art form originated in Buddhist temples and is used for the elaborate decoration of Kimonos. This rarely taught skill has been based at...

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Futuring with Stefan Hermann

Sun 20 Nov - Wed 23 Nov

Defining your future The future can be a scary thing leaving many people at the mercy of “whatever fate brings”. This workshop provides...

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Recorder Consorts with Piers Adams

Fri 25 Nov - Sun 27 Nov

An exciting and rare opportunity to work with one of the most charismatic recorder players of this generation. The weekend workshop will be tailored...

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Aurora Ensemble Autumn Octet Course

Fri 25 Nov - Sun 27 Nov

Our long weekend focuses in detail on the C minor octet of Mozart, and Krommer’s F major octet, Op.57, as well as arrangements of the Overture...

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The Grail is a quest for all living beings, keeping the apparent and unseen worlds in harmony. We will explore the mysterious Elucidation, a 13th...

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Resonance

Fri 02 Dec - Sun 04 Dec

Unlocking the Healing Power of the Voice James will lead you in toning practices from East and West; natural sound rituals; Taoist sounds for health; ...

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A day to explore and expand our understanding of love and our relationship to ourselves and each other. For singles or couples with Jay Ramsay....

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Make a range of wonderful products to nourish your skin this winter and pick up ideas for Christmas presents too. Products will include: moisturising ...

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Solstice means to stand still. What is offered here is that pause, immersing into the quiet of winter and resting in our senses to explore the...

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An Anthroposophical Approach Explore your creativity through painting and colour. Honour and cultivate your connection with Nature and the atmosphere ...

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"Hawkwood has all the ingredients we look for when running events and meetings –their ethical approach, from the fantastic food they serve to the way they manage their land, works perfectly for us. It’s a relaxed environment which is conducive to creative thinking and open dialogue, and the staff are so helpful."

Helen Browning, CEO at Soil Association