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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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Click here to view/download our Winter-Spring 2018-2019 Course Programme

Courses and Events at Hawkwood

Future Thinking Courses

Thu 15 Nov - Sun 24 Nov

Welcome to our Future Thinking events! Climate Change and Consciousness: Our Legacy for the Earth 20/04/2019 - 26/04/2019 Writing from Earth's...

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Arts and Crafts Courses

Fri 30 Nov - Sat 21 Dec

We warmly invite you to come to Hawkwood for our arts and crafts series. All are welcome - no experience necessary. Working with the hands with...

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Inner Life Courses and Events

Sat 12 Jan - Sat 21 Dec

The Inner Life In a busy world, we all need a still point. Come and nourish your soul. The tranquil atmosphere and warm welcome provide the perfect...

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Music Making Courses

Fri 02 Nov - Tue 30 Apr

We love it when the house is filled with music, whether it’s violas or voices. Come and enjoy music making in beautiful surroundings! Keynote...

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Inspire your creativity! At a glance* This tactile and engaging workshop will give you time to look outwards, and inwards.* Develop your...

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Keynote Wind Quintets

Fri 22 Mar - Sun 24 Mar

Two courses run alongside each other. Samuel Barber ‘Summer Music’ for players of grade 8 (minimum) upwards. This magnificent work...

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Beyond The Hero - The Second Adventure The first adventure of life is often about proving ourselves to others - yet the all important (and often...

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Deepening the Sage Within

Fri 29 Mar - Sun 31 Mar

Dive into the principles and practices described by SI's founder, Rabbi Zalman Shacter-Shalomi in the bestselling book, "From Age-ing to Sage-ing": ...

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Spring Sparkle volunteer week

Mon 01 Apr - Fri 05 Apr

Come join the Team at Hawkwood - help us shine! Here at Hawkwood we have many projects to do – Our outdoor classroom is built and now we need...

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Mindful Drawing with Anna Black

Fri 12 Apr - Sun 14 Apr

Mindful Drawing is an exploration of drawing as meditation and is suitable for all levels. Inspired by the work of Frederick Franck, author...

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Free your thinking and take action! "To discover your mission and put it into action – instead of worrying on the sidelines – is to find...

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  ‘Without a global revolution in the sphere of human consciousness, the catastrophe toward which the world is headed will be...

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The Art of Woodblock Printmaking

Fri 03 May - Sun 05 May

The timeless images produced by the ancient art of woodblock printing are still admired and produced by artists today. This short course with master...

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Every cell in our body is made up of elements of the Earth. We are extrinsically linked, not only physically, but also emotionally, mentally and...

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For Change Makers, Creatives, and Seekers This writing retreat offers a creative approach to the turbulent times in which we currently live. If you...

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Our Ancestors are calling us to heal inherited patterns in our blood and spiritual lineage. They want to communicate (work) with us to heal the...

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Join us for Hawkwood's annual May Day Festival! A fun day out for all the family. As well as live music, bbq, bar, ice-cream and children's...

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Take a closer look at the green world around us. Discover unexpected detail through focusing on leaves: the structure of veins, surface textures,...

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Hints and tips on writing about - and in - nature.  The days starts at 6.30am to make the most of light mornings and birdsong.  ...

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Awakening the Self

Sat 18 May

A day to connect with the deepest part of your Self. Journeying through the separate Self with eyes of compassion opens the way to Love; the One...

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Esoteric Philosophy with William Meader

Fri 24 May - Sun 26 May

The Silent Watcher Conveyer of the Soul’s Intention This is a seminar designed to help participants better understand their soul’s...

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Behind all that exists is found a pervasive life force called The Presence. Sometimes referred to as God, The Presence is the living and dynamic...

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‘It could be said that fragmentation and cohesion are parts in an ongoing dynamic and creative conversation…’ Through simple...

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The Ethics of Belief

Thu 23 May - Fri 24 May

When political leaders lie routinely, the internet is awash with misinformation and people express crazy beliefs, we can feel powerless. Or we can...

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Deep Collaboration with Miki Kashtan

Tue 28 May - Thu 30 May

Transforming our world without recreating the past An intensive seminar for change makers, activists and influencers  “Imagine a future...

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Mindfulness for Runners

Fri 31 May - Sun 02 Jun

Bringing mindful awareness to our experience can help us move beyond engaging with the world on autopilot as we learn to meet the present moment with ...

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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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A spring writing retreat - all levels welcome. At a glance ·       Guided writing exercises, nature connection,...

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Exquisite Japanese Embroidery - June

Sun 30 Jun - Thu 04 Jul

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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Using experiential practices, ritual, and myth Jennifer and Mark will show how the principles of deep ecology underpin and inform our personal...

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There is a shift in organisational life as the command-and-control paradigm has reached its limits. More effective ways to meet and make decisions...

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In a post-truth world, what can we do to keep truth alive? What is truth? What are our responsibilities with regard to truth and to the people around ...

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Have you ever wanted to be able to tell a story? Have you ever wondered how storytellers remember all those folktales and yarns, or have you...

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Introduction to Watercolour Painting

Sat 29 Jun - Sun 30 Jun

This course is ideal for beginners or those whose painting has lapsed and need a refresher class. Julia will guide you through the process of...

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Many homes are affected by intrusive energies and environmental residues which impact our health. Using traditional practices of shamanic...

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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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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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Enjoy two days responding to the beautiful landscape around Hawkwood. Part taught, part demonstration, part experimentation, this two-day course...

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Indian block printing is a traditional craft still in use today to produce beautiful fabrics. The day will start with looking at images, fabrics and...

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PLEASE NOTE THESE DATES ARE 2019!! Friday 26 July to Sunday 4 August 2019. The ten days/nine night full Gong Master Training comprises both theory...

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Gong Master Training - Module One

Fri 26 Jul - Tue 30 Jul

MODULE ONE Commences after the included evening meal Friday 26th 6.30pm – Tuesday 30th 5pm Gong Practice, Meditation and Sound Therapy Read More +

Gong Master Training - Module Two

Tue 30 Jul - Sun 04 Aug

MODULE TWO Commences after the included evening meal Tuesday Jul, 30th 6.30pm – Sunday Aug, 4th 5pm Shruti, Voice, Performance Art and Gong...

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Flutes Inspired August- Elisabeth Hobbs

Mon 05 Aug - Thu 08 Aug

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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Qi Gong Meditation Retreat - Andy Henry

Thu 08 Aug - Mon 12 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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Enjoy a life-enhancing weekend traversing the vast landscapes of one of Classical music’s greatest creations. Gavin Carr will bring his...

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Listen to an informal performance of Bach's B Minor Mass, the culmination of the Choral Experience Weekend. By donation to the bursary fund. Gavin...

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Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO) presents its second annual Strings Residential. Come and enjoy specialist coaching from string players of the...

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The visionary music of Benedictine abbess, Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) came to popular attention nearly 900 years after her life with the album,...

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Kabbalah and the New Sciences

Mon 26 Aug - Tue 27 Aug

During the past few decades, there has been a growing interest in drawing together the principles of spiritual traditions with the material sciences. ...

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Kabbalah Summer School

Tue 27 Aug - Fri 30 Aug

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

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The Alexander Technique is a self-help psycho-physical method that can be applied to any life activity, from everyday actions to specialised...

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A masterclass opportunity to study with one of the best classical guitarists of our generation. This enjoyable, intense weekend study course is...

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An eclectic mix of repertoire from classical to folk and contemporary. Craig's amazing skill and entertaining delivery make a winning combination for ...

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Rest and Restore Retreat - Mel Skinner

Fri 06 Sep - Sun 08 Sep

Mel is delighted to return for our annual Rest and Restore retreat at this very special time of year. As we slowly transition from summer into...

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In order to discover and live in harmony with my real Self, I need to undertake an impartial and in-depth self-inquiry to find out the major...

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The one single lesson of all the scriptures and sacred writings tell us that unless searchers undergo a radical transformation of the whole of their...

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This event will bring together leading thinkers and activists in the happiness and wellbeing movement, to map how we can build a future of wellbeing...

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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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Rudolf Steiner's Future Thinking Course

Fri 04 Oct - Sun 06 Oct

What kind of society do we want? How do we get there? You are invited to explore how to create a more free, equal, mutual and sustainable...

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Create a Singing Bowl - October

Thu 10 Oct - Sun 13 Oct

A meditative process with a master craftsman Generations of smiths and coppersmiths have dedicated their work to the search for the One Perfect...

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Using a combination of reflection, creative exercises, and small group constellation coaching we will rehearse the embodiment of ten archetypes...

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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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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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The Art in Listening

Fri 25 Oct - Sun 27 Oct

Authentic Sound, Contemporary Soul Starting in stillness, we will work with the breath, listening, movement, meditation and improvisation to engage...

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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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Japanese Embroidery - November

Sun 10 Nov - Thu 14 Nov

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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Our culture is largely death-phobic, yet it is something we all must face at some point. This workshop reduces potential stress for family...

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Yoga Retreat with Ruth White

Fri 29 Nov - Sun 01 Dec

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

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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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After Homer’s Illiad and Troy’s fall, Virgil recounts the wanderings of its last survivor, Aeneas. Legend continues with the adventures...

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PLEASE NOTE THESE DATES ARE DECEMBER 2019 Paint your own icon of St Nicholas, legendary for his secret gift-giving, now linked to Santa Claus! Read More +

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