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.

08 Jun
Event Postponed

Our Primate Family Tree

Public Talk with Ian Redmond

Come and listen to a leading animal expert and campaigner. Ian Redmond introduced Sir David Attenborough to the gorillas in 1978 and has worked tirelessly on their behalf since then.

09 - 23 Jun

Nature Writing

Share your love of the natural world

Facilitators: Stephen Moss, online

Nature writing is not only one of the most popular literary genres, it is also a great way to connect with the natural world, and to share your love of that world with others. Join naturalist, author and academic Stephen…

07 Aug

Earth’s Revolution Poetry Performance

Poetry, Cosmology, and Activism

Facilitator: Drew Dellinger

The first evening of teaching on his course “Poetry and Activism“. Come wrap your ears around some wonderful performance poetry by the renowned Drew Dellinger!

16 Aug

Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis Choral Concert

Sing-Through Choral Concert

Facilitator: Gavin Carr

Listen to an informal choir performance as a culmination of the Choral Experience Weekend, conducted by Gavin Carr. By donation to the Eileen Nesfield-Cookson bursary fund. Gavin Carr, director of the Philharmonia Chorus and the Bournemouth Symphony Chorus, is one of the…

19 Aug

Summer Strings

Concert with BSO Members & Students

Facilitator: Members of Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra & Students

Come and enjoy a play-through concert by students and members at Hawkwood’s second annual Strings residential weekend with the celebrated Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra! By donation to the bursary fund.

28 Aug

Concert of Sacred Sound

Facilitator: Ton Akkermans and Carolina Schomper

Come and enjoying the natural, healing sound of singing bowls, gongs, and bells played by master craftspeople and musicians Ton Akkermans and Carolina Schomper.  A relaxing evening concert which forms part of Hawkwood’s annual Create a Singing Bowl course

06 Sep

Indian & Abrahamic Spiritual Teachings

A public talk

Facilitator: Ravi Ravindra

The first evening of teaching on his course “Spiritual Search: East & West”.

15 Oct

RSA Talk: The Good Ancestor

How to think long-term in a short-term world

Facilitator: Roman Krznaric

Come and listen to a leading philosopher and best selling author who is always entertaining and engaging. His newly published book The Good Ancestor argues that the greatest challenge we face is not climate change, extreme inequality or terrorism: it…