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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

The Sound and the Furry: Wild Soundscapes with Bernie Krause
16 Jul 2014

Nature’s Orchestra

Soundscapes with Bernie Krause

7:30pm for 8:00pm, Wednesday 16th July 2014

WILD NIGHTS: a Hawkwood ~ Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust Collaboration

Acclaimed musician Bernie Krause is coming to Hawkwood on a rare trip to UK that includes a premier at the Cheltenham Music Festival.

Since 1968, Bernie Krause has travelled the world recording and archiving the sounds of creatures and environments large and small. Working in Tanzania, Borneo and Rwanda, he identified the concept of biophony based on the relationships of individual creatures to the total natural soundscape within a given habitat.

During his life as a professional studio musician, he has contributed to over 250 albums, including those of Van Morrison, George Harrison, the Doors, and 135 feature films. His new book is The Great Animal Orchestra:Finding the Origins of Music in the World’s Wild Places.

The  Cheltenham Music Festival 2014 will premier a new symphony composed by Richard Blackford, with biophonies by Bernie Krause alongside the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. It is the first live performance piece to incorporate natural soundscapes as an integral component of the orchestration.

Tickets: £10 per person, including a glass of wine on arrival.

Booking essential as spaces limited

– book online now!

Prayerful Singing with Leo and Stella Sofer
23 Sep 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


Summer break July and August

23 September Sitting room

28 October Studio 2

25 November Blue Room

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.


Sika Sound Medicine Journey
13 Aug 2104

A Sound Medicine Journey to connect you to your love of the earth


Merging ancient and contemporary music to journey into other worlds.

A Shamanic Journey into the Depths of your Being.

£10. Conc £8 */ kids free * CDs on sale * Bar open





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


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