|Meditation - Every Sunday 9am to 10am and Wednesday 8.20am to 8.50am|
17 Aug 2014
Every Sunday at Hawkwood 9am - 10am a group meets to spend an hour in meditation. This is an open and friendly group. Perhaps you would like to come along one Sunday for a peaceful hour.
There is a mid-week session on Wednesday at 8.20 - 8.50am. This is a space in the working week for us to gather and be together in silence and stillness.
See below for some writings about Meditation...
The Meditation Space is available at other times by arrangement with the front office. Tel: 01453 759034. firstname.lastname@example.org
|Inklings of Spring Bardic Showcase|
31 Jan 2015
Inklings of Spring ~ Bardic Showcase
Saturday 31 Jan 2015
7.00pm in the Main Hall
Cotswold Word Centre
Poetry, Storytelling and Music in Praise of the Festival of Imbolc
Light a candle for the return of Spring
Get involved in the Bard of Hawkwood Contest 2015!
Come and find out about the Bard of Hawkwood contest, hear fine examples of modern bardism and celebrate Imbolc, the festival sacred to Brighid, Celtic Goddess of poetry, smithcraft and healing. Bring an Imbolc wish and sow your seed for the coming year. Bring a candle to have it blessed at this traditional time (Candlemas).
It’s helpful but not necessary to book in advance.
Special Guests Peter Adams, Gabriel Millar, Jeff Cloves, Josie Felce, Robin Collins, Fiona Eadie, Peter Please, Kirsten Bolwig, Marko Gallaidhe, Kevan Manwaring, Chantelle Smith and others, plus limited floor spots (3 minds, arrive early, seasonal contributions preferred)
MC ~ Kevan Manwaring
Entry by donation. Refreshments
More information on the Bard of Hawkwood contest:
|Talk on Creative Writing by Jamila Gavin|
06 Mar 2015
We are thrilled to welcome Jamila Gavin, patron on the Cotswold Word Centre, to given a public talk on creative writing in celebration of the !st Anniversary of the Cotswold Word Centre and World Book Day.
7.30-9.00pm with Q & A
£7 / £5
Bar and refreshments
|Hawkwood Open Day|
04 May 2015
An enjoyable day for the whole family!
Free taster workshops * tours of the grounds * stalls by tutors, traders and partners
delicious home-made organic food and ice cream * children’s activities * Maypole dancing and peace dancing
Free entry. Parking £3 per car.
(Timetable may be subject to change on the day)
Opening in Main Hall
11.00am - 4.00pm
Workshops on the hour (lasting 45 mins)
Through the day - Music, stories and games for families, and tours of farm, woodland, gardens
1.00pm Bard of Hawkwood competition
2.00pm Maypole – (with collection at end for musicians)
Departure – Thank you for joining us. (SEE BELOW FOR LIST OF FREE WORKSHOPS)
CHILDREN must be accompanied at all times by a parent or responsible person.
DOGS must be kept on a lead at all times.
|Esoteric Philosophy Public Talk|
22 May 2015
Friday 22 May 8.00pm
Walking the spiritual path requires that we recognize the changing nature of vision in our lives. We are not here referring to the sightedness conveyed by our two eyes, but the vision of the soul as revealed through the third eye. Sometimes called the Eye of Vision, this organ of perception slowly opens over the course of many incarnations. By so doing, it gradually gives us the capacity to sense the deeper truths expressed through our individual lives, as well as outer events. In this talk, William Meader will present a deep understanding of the Eye of Vision and how to recognize its influence within one’s day-to-day perceptions. He will also discuss methods to further facilitate its opening.
£7.00 / £5.00 concessions
Books and CDs on sale
|Crystals for Healing Ourselves and the Earth|
18 Sep 2015
At this time of shifting energies and ecological uncertainty there is one thing that can be relied upon to assist. Crystals help to stabilise both you and the planet. In this talk Judy will introduce not only crystals that can be helpful for protecting and maintaining your own energies but also those of Earth. Crystals will be available for energy sensing. There will also be an Earth healing meditation with crystals.
Presenter: Judy Hall has been engaged in personal and Earth healing for over 45 years. She has an enduring interest in sacred sites and their links to specific crystals. In addition to the Crystal Bibles, she is also the author of Earth Blessings and Crystals and Sacred Sites amongst numerous other books.www.judyhall.co.uk
Books and crystals will be on sale.
|HAYA TWENDE! African Music Concert|
19 Sep 2015
“Let’s Go For It!”
Soulful, soaring, deep, and divine,
Mim's presence and music is a blessing.
Mim Suleiman has been described as a pint sized performer with a planet-sized personality. She sings Afro-beat mixed with global fusion, mostly in her native Swahili, with occasional detours into English and other languages such as Fulani. Mim Suleiman is a versatile vocalist, a generous and vibrant performer. Together with her own rhythms and dance moves Mim is gifted with a big voice, a charismatic and ecstatic personality.
Recently Mim performed as one of the 80 members of the highly acclaimed Africa Express train tour of the UK, and in the BT River of Music as part of the pre-Olympic world music festival. A Real World recorded and WOMAD listed artist, Mim also runs singing and storytelling workshops.
Presently Mim is writing a book about the food, music and stories of Zanzibar. Her knowledge will inform her weekend workshop on The Scents and Sounds of Africa. http://www.hawkwoodcollege.co.uk/courses/scents_and_sounds_of_africa_and_beyond
Together with filmmaker Zippy Kimundu, she is also working on a film "uSISTA", travelling across East Africa encountering a variety of women who tell their stories, leading us to a different understanding of the way the world turns.
Mim Suleiman has released two solo albums. She also sang backing vocals on the award winning album 'Tell no Lies' by Justin Adams & Juldeh Camara (aka JuJu).
Mim Suleiman is a singer songwriter who revels in her East African musical heritage, driven by powerful soulful vocals, sung mostly in Swahili and delivered with a big heart and exuberant dance. She facilitates memorable and engaging workshops and Swahili rooted cultural shows and regularly performs at Womad. She is currently researching the cultural gems of East Africa as part of a major project.
|Marko Pogacnik Public Talks|
07 Oct 2015
How to build a culture of peace and freedom for all participating worlds
Two lectures, open to the public 8.00-10.00pm Entry £8.00 or £6.00 concessions Books on sale
The Basics of Multidimensional Perception - Wednesday 7 October
A new way of seeing reality as composed of different dimensions demands a new approach. What are the tools of perception to be used? How does the perception process work? What is the rold of imagination on one hand and the logical mind on the other hand?
Subtle Traces of the Fairy Worlds in the Landscape - Thursday 8 October
The Bosnian pyramids and other semi-invisible landscape features are testimony to the existence of a premeval civilisation of the Earth, that the Celts called "Sidhe" (pronounced she). The author presents his explorations of the elemental worlds and their meaning for the present moment.
Marko Pogacnik lives in Sempas, Slovenia. Starting with Land Art in the 60's his artwork is combined with olistic ecology called "geomancy." He has developed lithopuncture, a method of Earth healing and the language of cosmogrammes. Books include: Turned Upside Down, Nature Spirits & Elemental Beings, Sacred Geography, Gaia's Quantum Leap and others. In 2014 Marko was awarded UNESCO Artist for Peace by the Secretary General in Paris because of his global work for the health of the Earth.