Day Courses

Immerse yourself in the Hawkwood experience on one of our residential courses, or simply join us for a day. We have a huge range of creative and inspiring courses: focus on movement and creativity with yoga or an art workshop, get involved with social change, reconnect with nature, or join us for a poetry, storytelling, classical music, woodwork, blacksmithing or embroidery course.

We offer a unique mix of vibrant and stimulating courses, often not found elsewhere.

Either browse our full list of courses, talks and events or select from a specific area of interest. You can also use the search bar option or take a look at our calendar which highlights all activities at Hawkwood month by month.

01 Feb

Deep Ecology: Imbolc

The Swelling Seed

Facilitator: Jenni Horsfall & Mark Graham

Using experiential practices, ritual, and myth Jennifer and Mark will show how the principles of deep ecology can be aligned to our personal journey of growth and self discovery. Understanding human consciousness as a component of the ecological process, we…

15 Feb

Blacksmithing Day

Spring at the Forge

Facilitator: Arian Leljak

During the Blacksmithing day workshop participants will have the opportunity to learn and experience the ancient elements of forge work: fire use and maintenance, heating the steel to around 1000 C, and hammering it on an anvil to produce graceful…

16 Feb

Blacksmithing Day

Spring at the Forge

Facilitator: Arian Leljak

During the Blacksmithing day workshop participants will have the opportunity to learn and experience the ancient elements of forge work: fire use and maintenance, heating the steel to around 1000 C, and hammering it on an anvil to produce graceful…

03 Mar

Warm Data Lab

New Patterns of Connection

Facilitator: Nora Bateson

Science and quantitative data are strong drivers in our world. Warm data recognises the uncertainties of life and offers ways to work with complexity and interrelationships. By understanding systemic patterns we can invite and support new societal responses to complex…

03 - 28 Mar

Kickstart Your Novel

From Idea to Page in Eight Weeks

Facilitator: Tessa Harris

Aimed at eager beginners, this evening course will cover all the basic aspects of novel writing, including researching, creating great characters and editing, to possibly seeing your work in print. Classes will meet on Tuesday evenings for eight weeks.

12 Mar

The Poetics of Architecture

A Guided Exploration

Facilitator: Tomas Millar & David Wilson

The spatial aspects of our surroundings exert a powerful influence on our sense of wellbeing, our emotional state and our interactions with others. And yet the concepts that relate to architectural space are frequently obscure, esoteric and inaccessible to non-specialists.…

21 Mar
3 Places Left

Blacksmithing Day

Spring at the Forge

Facilitator: Arian Leljak

During the Blacksmithing day workshop participants will have the opportunity to learn and experience the ancient elements of forge work: fire use and maintenance, heating the steel to around 1000 C, and hammering it on an anvil to produce graceful…

22 Mar
5 Places Left

Blacksmithing Day

Spring at the Forge

Facilitator: Arian Leljak

During the Blacksmithing day workshop participants will have the opportunity to learn and experience the ancient elements of forge work: fire use and maintenance, heating the steel to around 1000 C, and hammering it on an anvil to produce graceful…

27 Mar

Reinventing Organisations XTRA I

Connected Leadership (Module 1)

Facilitator: Peter Baily & Paul Jackson

This is the first module of an innovative training course that comprises three modules between March and September 2020. It builds on the world-recognised organisational model Reinventing Organisations, devised by Frédéric Laloux. We are asked to imagine an organisation where…

04 - 05 Apr

Handbuilt Pottery

Bowl of Light

Facilitator: Jayne Tricker

Enjoy learning a variety of hand-building pottery skills, using a range of tools and techniques to create your own beautiful piece. Guided by ceramicist Jayne Tricker, it is suitable for all levels, from beginners to advanced level students. Jayne uses these…

25 Apr

Blacksmithing Day

Spring at the Forge

Facilitator: Arian Leljak

During the Blacksmithing day workshop participants will have the opportunity to learn and experience the ancient elements of forge work: fire use and maintenance, heating the steel to around 1000 C, and hammering it on an anvil to produce graceful…

26 Apr

Blacksmithing Day

Spring at the Forge

Facilitator: Arian Leljak

During the Blacksmithing day workshop participants will have the opportunity to learn and experience the ancient elements of forge work: fire use and maintenance, heating the steel to around 1000 C, and hammering it on an anvil to produce graceful…

02 May

Deep Ecology: Beltane

Fertility and Sensuality

Facilitator: Jenni Horsfall & Mark Graham

Using experiential practices, ritual, and myth Jennifer and Mark will show how the principles of deep ecology underpin and inform our personal journey and how this relates to the seasonal cycle. Understanding human consciousness as a component of the ecological…

22 May

Reinventing Organisations XTRA II

Leadership with Horses (Module 2)

Facilitator: Peter Baily & Paul Jackson

Many might describe this as the most profound leadership intervention:  to actually see and feel your leadership style. This is not just to understand it cognitively but to witness and experience the leader that you are with no filters through…

06 Jun

Blacksmithing Day

Spring at the Forge

Facilitator: Arian Leljak

During the Blacksmithing day workshop participants will have the opportunity to learn and experience the ancient elements of forge work: fire use and maintenance, heating the steel to around 1000 C, and hammering it on an anvil to produce graceful…

07 Jun

Beginner’s Guide to Nature Writing June

Connect with the Natural World

Facilitator: Stephen Moss

Nature writing is not only one of the most popular literary genres, it is also a great way to connect with the natural world. Join naturalist, author and academic Stephen Moss for a day inspired by nature, and learn how…

07 Jun

Blacksmithing Day

Spring at the Forge

Facilitator: Arian Leljak

During the Blacksmithing day workshop participants will have the opportunity to learn and experience the ancient elements of forge work: fire use and maintenance, heating the steel to around 1000 C, and hammering it on an anvil to produce graceful…

08 Jun

Embracing Diversity and Inclusion

A living systems approach

Facilitator: Katherine Long

This workshop explores how leaders and change practitioners embrace and enhance diversity and inclusion as a key principle within their work, and the wider systems they engage in, by applying regenerative, living systems principles to a complex and challenging topic.…

27 Jun

Gardeners of the Forest

Apes, Elephants and Climate Change

Wildlife expert and campaigner Ian Redmond brings to life the important question of the ecology of apes and elephants in Africa and SE Asia, and the role they play in maintaining the health of the forest.  Using photographs, videos, virtual…

04 Jul

Blacksmithing Day

Summer and Autumn at the Forge

Facilitator: Arian Leljak

During the Blacksmithing day workshop participants will have the opportunity to learn and experience the ancient elements of forge work: fire use and maintenance, heating the steel to around 1000 C, and hammering it on an anvil to produce graceful…