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Hawkwood often stages various special events throughout the year, from concerts to lectures, open days, and retreats.

See below for the list of current events.

Meditation - Every Sunday 9am to 10am and Wednesday 8.20am to 8.50am
09 Apr 2014

buddha.jpgEvery 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.  info@hawkwoodcollege.co.uk

Martin Donnelly in Concert
19 Apr 2014

Martin Donnelly- Song Poet in concert

Saturday 19 April - Easter Saturday at Star Anise Arts Café - sponsored by The Cotswold Word Centre


£7 in advance from Star Anise Arts Café and £8 on the door, £5 concessions,


Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30 start and finish around 9.30pm.  Interval with delicious tapas and refreshments 8.15pm- 8.45pm

There is a very strong sense of place in Martin Donnelly’s songs. They reverberate with the rhythm of the seasons, the seas of Ireland and the flight of the birds, which are ever present in his imagery. In the songs, Martin strives to delve beneath the historical, social and political perceptions of the land and connect at a deeper, spiritual level.

Alastair McIntosh author of ‘Soul and Soil’ Aurum Press, describes Martins songs as, ‘the music of deep ecology’ while in ‘The Natural History of Ulster’, Blackstaff Press, they are likened to the ‘mystic poetry of Patrick Kavanagh.’

“The rhythm of my soul is with the tidal ebb and flow, of seasons for reasons deeper than we know.”  

from  Rathlin Island on album Stone and Light.

The songs are also of the human journey. Many find that the songs speak to them bringing hope and solace in challenging times of their lives. Baruch Urieli, author of ‘Male and Female,’ published by Temple Lodge, describes them as ‘full of compassion, humanity and truth.’ The songs have become an integral part of transpersonal psychology workshops and seminars he facilitates with his partner Linda McKeown. He and Linda Trained with Ian Gordon – Brown and Barbara Somers of the the London Centre for Transpersonal Psychology. 1989-90. They now run a year- long ‘Foundation In Spiritual Psychology’ bringing together the work of the transpersonal psychologists with Rudolf Steiner’s Spiritual Science.

As a performer Martin has tours regularly in Germany, Holland and Norway, England, Scotland and Ireland.

Martin has shared the stage with songwriting greats such as Si Khan, Townes van Zandt, Tom Russell, Jimmy McCarthy and Dougie McLean.

At present he is also collaborating with poet Tess Gallagher and ceramist Deirdre Hawthorne in concert/readings and in performance/talks respectively.

Martin has published three albums of original songs,

Stone and Light, Round Tower Music, 1995

Earthbound, 2002

Rushlight, 2010

For more detail visit www.martindonnellymusic.co.uk.

martin@martindonnellymusic.co.uk  tel. 0044 2890424607

martindonnellymus on  youtube

Tess Gallagher. www.poets.org



Prayerful Singing with Leo and Stella Sofer
22 Apr 2014

Prayerful Singing Evenings

Leo and Stella Sofer offer prayerful singing evenings at Hawkwood College, Stroud, on the fourth Tuesday of each month, from 7.30 – 9.30pm.

Leo and Stella began leading singing events at the Findorn Community in 2002. Since then they have led hundreds of singing events, with groups of many different sizes, from a dozen to several hundred! 

The singing evenings will include songs from Taize, a monastic Christian community in France, whose simple four-part songs are easy to learn and are sung over and over in a prayerful, heartfelt way. Leo and Stella also love the Harmonic Temple songs of Nickomo Clarke, and also songs from the Gospel tradition. The evening will feature a mix of these and other sources, and promises to be a chance to slow down, find your centre and sing in a nourishing and uplifting way, in the beautiful surroundings of Hawkwood College.

Dates - Tuesday evenings

25 February, 25 March, 22 April, 27 May, 24 June, 22 July.  Break over the Summer and resume in September.

Please arrive at 7.15pm for a prompt 7.30pm start, a contribution of £5 to £7 (sliding scale) is requested.

Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 7QW, Contact: Katie Lloyd-Nunn, 01453 759034, katie@hawkwoodcollege.co.uk, www.hawkwoodcollege.co.uk.


Open Day
05 May 2014


An enjoyable day for the whole family!

Free taster workshops from our extensive 2014 programme

tours of the grounds

stalls  by tutors, traders and partners

delicious home-made organic food and ice cream

children’s activities

live music and singing

Maypole dancing and peace dancing

Guest artist and weaver Norah Kennedy will be creating an original willow structure in the garden - with your help!

Free entry. Parking £3 per car.

Watch this space for more information coming soon!





Contact Hawkwood College
For all events please email for further details or telephone 01453 759034


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