Hawkwood is an arts and educational charity providing courses, facilitating training and offering venue hire, set in a stunning location in the Cotswolds.

Hawkwood is a beautiful, sustainably run estate. As a charity, we bring together people and organisations from many backgrounds in support of creative endeavour, a flourishing community, and a sustainable environment. We provide a specially curated programme of courses covering leadership, music, arts & crafts and well-being, as well as hosting artistic residencies and events. Many people return to Hawkwood year after year because of our ethos, our fantastic team, and our delicious food.

Interested in booking one of our courses? You can call our office on 01453 759 034

Conor McNally Installation. Photo by Natali Marinez

Who We Are

Our Programme

Culture & Creativity

Venue Hire

Our Venue

Hawkwood offers a serene and characterful rural setting for management retreats, residential courses and away days. Choose from various rooms and spaces to host your group of up to 100 people. We actively support ethical organisations to run their own training programmes or events on a fully catered residential basis or simply for the day. Guests can make full use of our facilities including our Woodland Meditation Sanctuary, our onsite natural spring, and the beautiful gardens and surrounding countryside.

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 Culture & Creativity

Hawkwood Centre for Future Thinking has a growing national & international significance as a place offering high-quality, innovative creative opportunities for those in the arts & cultural sector, connecting them with global thinkers in sustainability & wellbeing. Artists, creatives & changemakers come to nurture their thinking & creative endeavours. We provide a public cultural education programme, covering new models of creative leadership, performing & visual arts, create health, artistic & changemaker residencies, festivals & talks.

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Our Community Work

Our grounds are open to the public and free of charge all year round. We work closely with local community groups in and around Stroud, developing environmental and sustainable practices. We provide a neutral, levelling space, bringing diverse groups together and offering space for thinking, creativity and decision making. We spark new ideas, unique collaborations and cutting edge conversations, working towards positive change and improving the quality of life for communities.

Not just a place people come to learn, but a source of ideas, challenging dialogue, art and artistry, new understandings, personal growth, and human development.”

Our Supporters

The School of Homeopathy
European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development
British Council
Arts Council

Our Partners

The Music Works
Schaubühne Berlin
Midlands Arts Centre
The Lyric Hammersmith
Art Shape
The Roundhouse
Arts Council
Royal Court Theatre
The London Theatre Consortium
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Cheltenham Music Festival
Strike A Light
The Francis W Reckitt Arts Trust
English Touring Opera
Create Gloucestershire