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COURSES AND EVENTS

Arts

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 anthrosophical 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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Arts Courses and Events at Hawkwood

She Stoops to Conquer or The Mistakes of a Night

Hawkwood is delighted to welcome the Rococo Players to perform their 2017 summer production  She Stoops to Conquer or The Mistakes of a Night,...

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Colour, Mark and Composition - Gizella Warburton

During this textile workshop we will be considering collage and layering processes in relation to colour, mark and surface. Participants will follow...

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Organic Silk Printmaking with Fresh Flowers- Babs Behan

Organic silk printmaking with fresh flowers. Learn how to transfer colour from flowers, berries, leaves and waste foods, into beautiful repeat...

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Monteverdi Vespers of 1610 - Gavin Carr

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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Introduction to Woodcarving - David Lovemore

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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Flutes Inspired September- Elisabeth Hobbs

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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Painting the Seasons: Autumn - Liri Filippini

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

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Stand-Up Comedy - Chris Head

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

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The Art in Listening: Nick Twilley

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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Simple Printmaking with Laura Ible

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

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Calligraphy for Greeting Cards

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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Exquisite Japanese Embroidery - November

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 with Laurence Perkins

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

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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Recorder Consorts with Piers Adams 2017

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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Harmony Singing with Helen Chadwick

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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Introduction to Blacksmithing - Arian Leljak

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 - Jonathan Code

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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Painting the Seasons: Winter - Liri Filippini

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

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Lifelines: A midwinter drawing retreat - Morag Donnelly

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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Ancient Byzantine Icon Painting with the Prosopon School

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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Aurora Ensemble Wind Chamber Music Spring Course

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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"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