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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 30 Jun

Welcome to our Future Thinking events! Living the New Story - Cultivating Regenerative Societies  Rising Women, Rising World Monthly...

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Arts and Crafts Courses

Fri 30 Nov - Sat 30 Nov

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

Fri 30 Nov - Sat 30 Nov

The Inner Life The tranquil atmosphere and warm welcome provide the perfect surroundings for a deep dive into your inner life.  Beneficial for...

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Music Making Courses

Fri 02 Nov - Tue 30 Apr

Come and enjoy music making in beautiful surroundings! Advanced Gong Training 28/01/2019 - 01/02/2019 Viol Consorts 01/02/2019 - 03/02/2019

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A unique opportunity to work with a master iconographer in the traditional way. Over the course of seven days participants will be introduced to ...

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Enjoy a stimulating day learning basic techniques of woodcarving. You will learn about choosing suitable woods for a task and the correct selection...

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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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Our partnership with Findhorn Foundation continues with the NEW series 2  of Living the New Story co-creative online learning journey. Hawkwood...

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This is not just another painting class, this is transformational.  Painting is a language that speaks in pictures. When we understand them ...

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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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In preparation of Winter Solstice, before the flurry of Christmas, we offer a pause, immersing into the quiet of winter and resting in our senses to...

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Join our new Theory U community learning lab! Hosted by Hawkwood Centre for Future Thinking.  Click here for the introductory self-led...

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The Secret Garden Ongoing Being Training will come to Hawkwood, and spend New Year 2018-19 together at our beautiful residential venue, with...

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New Year Retreat - Joyful Loving

Sun 30 Dec - Tue 01 Jan

New Year Retreat. Spend the potent time before and after New Year celebrating the gifts of being and deep connection. There will be...

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Enter the new year on a retreat which offers the perfect opportunity to create time and space to pause, and take stock. Deep winter is a time for...

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A Mindful New Year - Sam May

Fri 04 Jan - Sun 06 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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A unique opportunity to see an outstanding selection of BBC documentary films  - including biographies of Tolstoy, Gandhi and C G Jung, and...

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At a Glance Writing exercises that stretch and inspire, whatever your writing genre New techniques to become a better writer Learn lessons from...

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There are many approaches to portrait photography. This course intends to only explore Sylvain Guenot's personal way of showing people in a still...

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Borrowing Time and Light Pressing the shutter release is only a small part of photography’s image making process. What follows that moment is...

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The course is designed for students already playing the gong who have had some training and wish to advance their technique and gain greater...

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Pre- formed consorts should apply, but see below about individuals, so that music can be selected and prepared in advance to get more out of the...

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Your authentic voice – spoken and sung – is your most intimate soul friend. It is a unique bridge between you and the rest of the world....

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An evening of dialogue on how we can all contribute to the More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible. The signs of turbulence and chaos are...

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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 offered abundant resources to help access and strengthen the inner resources that each of us have to better meet the challenges that...

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This singing weekend celebrates Leonardo da Vinci’s 500th anniversary. Through vocal music we will consider his art and life, weaving music by...

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The world is dreaming itself back to life. And we are part of that dream – the Earth’s immune system coming to life, bringing back health ...

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Exquisite Japanese Embroidery - March

Mon 04 Mar - Thu 07 Mar

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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Flutes Inspired with Elisabeth Hobbs

Mon 04 Mar - Thu 07 Mar

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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Bring new ideas, critical thinking, and enlightened public debate to a local area, giving Fellows the opportunity to meet, watch and discuss RSA...

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Stroud Film Festival 2018 will run at ten independent venues across the town and beyond, from its launch at the Prince Albert pub in Rodborough on...

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During this workshop, we will be considering the line, through observation, mark-making, and interpretation. Using these start points we will explore ...

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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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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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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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  ‘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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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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Textile Workshop

Sun 12 May - Tue 14 May

A course for those with an enthusiasm for colour and stitch.  More details coming soon!  Dorothy Tucker exhibits with the Textile Study...

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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

William Meader. An influential and respected teacher of The Esoteric Philosophy, William Meader has established an international reputation for...

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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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Dynamics of Flow: Art and the Body-Mind

Sat 25 May - Sun 26 May

It is noticeable at this particular time in Western living that many people are experiencing stress or a sense of fragmentation as attempts are made...

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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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Mindfulness for Runners

Fri 31 May - Sun 02 Jun

Running is one of the most popular forms of exercise in the UK. Studies suggest a range of benefits for the health of our body and mind when we run....

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Blacksmithing Day

Sat 01 Jun

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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Exquisite Japanese Embroidery - June

Sun 09 Jun - Thu 13 Jun

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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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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A weekend of painting with oils and palette knife, for all levels. Learn how to free up your style and paint more quickly, and on a larger scale....

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A day of painting with oils and palette knife, for all levels. Learn how to free up your style and paint more quickly, and on a larger scale. Subject ...

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A day of painting with oils and palette knife, for all levels. Learn how to free up your style and paint more quickly, and on a larger scale. Subject ...

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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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In the final analysis we count for something only because of the essential we embody...—C.G. Jung Every night we dream, and if we remember any...

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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.   Gavin Carr, director of the...

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Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO) presents its seconf 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 27 Aug - Tue 28 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

Thu 05 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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How can we build wellbeing together – in our lives, with others and in harmony with nature? The Network of Wellbeing (NOW) and Hawkwood Centre...

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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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Stunning Forged Jewellery

Wed 09 Oct - Thu 10 Oct

Choose from a variety of semi-precious metals or iron for your own unique piece of jewellery, such as a pendant or brooch. Learn how to cut out the...

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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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Archetypes How do we as women experience and embody these archetypes in the world, in our work, and in our lives? What internal resources do we need...

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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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