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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

Monteverdi Vespers of 1610 - Gavin Carr

Fri 11 Aug - Sun 13 Aug

A weekend Choral Course with Gavin Carr In Monteverdi's 450th anniversary year, join celebrated choral conductor Gavin Carr for a weekend exploring...

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Qi Gong Meditation Retreat - Andy Henry

Wed 16 Aug - Sun 20 Aug

The focus of these five days is the study of Taijiwuxigong (a Qi Gong system) for self-healing, allowing us to come more into our real nature or our...

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Living the New Story

Wed 16 Aug - Wed 14 Mar

You will never tell a more powerful story than the one you tell with your life. Hawkwood Centre for Future Thinking is thrilled to be joining with...

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Two eminent Grail scholars give a radical interpretation about the origins of the mysterious Sangreal, stemming from proto- and early Christian...

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Eminent Grail scholar David Elkington  gives the Chair of Wisdom inaugural lecture, open to the public, on the Jordanian Lead Codices.  ...

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This is a companion workshop to the Kabbalistic Summer School offering the opportunity to construct diagrams of the Tree of Life, Jacob’s...

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Enjoy a weekend learning woodcarving skills. You will be introduced to the techniques of relief carving and three-dimensional sculpture. The workshop ...

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Astrosophy

Fri 25 Aug - Sun 27 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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Kabbalah and Astrology - Jonathon Clark

Mon 28 Aug - Tue 29 Aug

The astrological principles embodied by the planets can often be been seen more clearly when placed on the Kabbalistic diagram of the Tree of Life....

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Kabbalah Summer School

Tue 29 Aug - Fri 01 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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What is a pilgrim soul ? What are the attitudes and characteristics of a pilgrim on a spiritual journey? Are they different from...

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In this retreat we will discuss in detail the meaning of a pilgrim soul.  What sorts of practices nourish a pilgrim...

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Join Mel for a long weekend of deep and nourishing rest to restore mind, body and soul, and leave feeling stronger, calmer and better than ever. Mel...

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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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  RSA Watch: Is there still Hope on Climate Change? In partnership with Hawkwood and Gloucestershire Climate Action Network (GlosCAN) Thursday 7 ...

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Are you seeking work that’s both fulfilling and of value in today’s world? Through discussion, creative activity and individual...

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This workshop will be active & interactive, creatively exploring: Who are the women that have inspired us? In what way? How do we inspire future ...

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Building Wellbeing Together NOW

Fri 22 Sep - Sun 24 Sep

PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO BOOK YOUR PLACE! This exciting, interactive event will explore how we can build wellbeing together; in our own lives, in wider ...

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Wild-Writing - Kevan Manwaring

Wed 27 Sep - Wed 29 Nov

Are your words too tame? Do your ideas need liberating? Let them out of the cage, and allow them to prowl the page! This rule-breaking writing...

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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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An Olivier Mythodrama event Shakespeare’s play As You Like It presents a world on the threshold of dramatic change. The themes encountered...

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Yoga with Ruth White

Fri 06 Oct - Sun 08 Oct

This retreat offers insightful teaching, meditation, yoga practice and relaxation. All levels of ability are warmly welcome. In fact your level of...

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

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This day will explore how to be kind to ourselves and develop a greater sense of well-being, peace and inner radiance.  Using mindfulness and...

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Rethinking time - the latest self-organising “time Management” system for work, home, community & planet Clock Time is central to...

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The Baka are thought to be the first humans to sing. The techniques of singing rainforest style, builds community, in a beautiful interlocking of...

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Alan Bec,  M.Ed.,(Psych. Ed). PGCE (PECT), FRSA, works worldwide as a time perspective consultant, international speaker, facilitator and...

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With the many inner and outer pressures of life how do we move into living from our centre. We will explore this and our own ‘natural’...

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This day will include breath work, listening, movement, meditation and a variety of approaches to engage your voice and your creativity, developing...

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This unique retreat is inspired by Chloe’s lifelong experience with sound and voice as a contemplative and reflective experience. Enjoy...

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Gently processed, the maximum amount of nutrients are preserved in raw chocolate, including antioxidents and compounds that are known to induce...

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Lino cuts, plant impressions, textures. £75 including a delicious lunch and refreshments.

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Ever wanted to decorate your own greeting cards or gift labels with beautiful lettering?  Then this is the perfect opportunity to come and try...

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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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Bear-faced Bassoonery at Hawkwood! is a rare opportunity for bassoonists (from grade 5 to diploma standard, in graded groups) to enjoy a full...

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Aurora Ensemble Autumn Octet Course

Fri 17 Nov - Sun 19 Nov

Our long weekend focuses in detail on the E flat major octets of Mozart, Hummel and Beethoven. Parts will be available in advance, and players will...

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A Worldwork training with Ana Rhodes The ability to embrace diversity and facilitate conflict to build sustainable relationships is at the heart of...

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Recorder Consorts with Piers Adams 2017

Fri 24 Nov - Sun 26 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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Transforming Trauma - Jane Chase

Fri 24 Nov - Sun 26 Nov

This weekend will explore the nature and meaning of trauma in our own lives and in the world today. What challenges and questions do wounding...

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Plant-based, chemical-free skincare! Make a range of wonderful products to nourish your skin this winter and pick up ideas for Christmas presents...

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VOICES OF THE GODDESS: POETRY & PROPHECY FROM THE DEEP LANDS Every country has its voices who speak for the spirit of the land. Britain and...

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Harmony Singing with Helen Chadwick

Fri 01 Dec - Sun 03 Dec

Join Helen for a weekend of singing together and an opportunity to sing one voice to a part for those who wish. The repertoire will include Georgian...

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During the Blacksmithing day workshop participants will have the opportunity to learn and experience the ancient elements of forge work: fire use and ...

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

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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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Over the course of  six days participants will be introduced to the contemplative practice of icon writing using the liquid egg tempera...

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A Mindful New Year - Sam May

Fri 05 Jan - Sun 07 Jan

Start the new year with a clear and calm mind - a weekend of meditation and mindfulness for health and wellbeing, for all levels of experience. For...

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The Naked Voice integrates a wealth of wisdom, and conscious core practices sourced from energy movement, sound medicine and vocal practices that...

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For the eighteenth successive year, the Aurora Ensemble returns to Hawkwood to run their popular Wind Chamber Music Course.  The course is open...

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The healing voice speaks directly to the soul, bypassing all barriers. In this course, we shall explore the use of the voice in shamanic practice,...

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Icons are sacred windows of genuine visions of divine beings and holy ancestors, already observed by the eye of the heart. Mediating the sacred...

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This unique retreat is inspired by Chloe’s lifelong experience with sound and voice as a contemplative and reflective experience. Enjoy...

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Keeping the hearth of the home harmonious is an essential rite, ensuring that souls are nourished and upheld. This course restores an ancient skill,...

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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