Hawkwood Centre for Future Thinking is set in 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 aim to encourage people to make a considered difference to today’s society and to our future, and our place provides an ethical, peaceful and inspirational environment to enable individuals and organisations to grow and develop.
We focus our work in three key areas:
A Place to Grow
Providing residential and non-residential courses in the arts, music, wellbeing and sustainability.
A Place to Create
Providing artists from local, regional and national arts organisations with support and full board and lodging to create work.
A Place for Conversation
Providing events, talks, debates and films addressing the pressing issues of our time to inspire people to make a difference, as well as providing a venue for exciting and forward-thinking organisations.
We aim to be a beacon of sustainability both in the way we work and how we manage our land. The estate occupies forty-two acres and is run along biodynamic lines. Twenty acres are leased to Stroud Community Agriculture, a community supported agriculture collective which ensures a sustainable organic approach to land management.
Supporting creativity and innovation is at the heart of our work. We strive to be a warm, welcoming and collaborative organisation – looking to the future but also with a deep respect for our past.
Annual Review 2018
Read our 2018 Annual Report and Impact Review for an in-depth look at how we work, and our progress over the year.
Thank you to all of our visitors, course attendees, supporters, staff and volunteers who made 2018 another successful year for Hawkwood.
Annual Reports & Finance Review
Read about our progress 2015-2017.
Our reports track our progress against our charitable aims. Hawkwood is an independent residential centre for education and has been running educational activities for more than 65 years. With the benefits of lifelong learning increasingly recognised by individuals, Hawkwood as an independent learning centre is growing and developing its reach. We aim to provide an educational programme within a sustainable environment that encourages people to develop their full potential.