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.

06 Feb
Fully Booked

RSA Talk: The Kindness Economy

A Conversation with Mary Portas

Facilitator: Mary Portas

Join us for an evening of conversation with global retail authority, author, entrepreneur, TV personality and TED speaker Mary Portas. Mary believes we are entering a new era, where people as shoppers, as workers, as friends, in every part of…

09 Feb

I Fagiolini Concert

A Sing Through

Facilitator: Robert Hollingworth

Join Robert Hollingworth to experience a wildly eclectic mix of music – from Renaissance Germany to Britten in playful mood, Rheinberger’s serene choral hit Abendlied,  some French jazz and a song about the Inuit winter.

20 Feb

Created @ Hawkwood

Spoken Word, Puppetry, Music and Sound

An evening of spoken word, shadow puppetry, music and sound design.

05 Mar

RSA: There Is No Planet B

Public Talk

Facilitator: Mike Berners-Lee

Warnings of looming environmental catastrophe rain down on us with increasing frequency, and only the most ardent climate change sceptics deny we live at a crucial point for the Earth’s future. Mike Berners-Lee cuts through the noise with practical advice…

11 Mar

Stroud Film Festival

Southern Journey (Revisited)

Facilitator: Matt Shaw

Enjoy the glorious soundtrack to a muso-geographic road trip through the American South by two outsiders. This film retraces the route of a song-collecting trip from 1959 – a time of monumental change. Burning Bridges presents A Fifth Column Films…

19 Mar

Stroud Film Festival: Beyond Solastalgia

Reimagining a Better Future

Facilitator: Peter Moseley

Come and view the premier of Peter Moseley’s latest film during the Stroud Film Festival. Discussion with Peter follows the screening. This documentary premier examines causes of and future solutions to the climate emergency.

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…

01 May

The Birth of a New Humanity

Public talk by Andrew Harvey

Facilitator: Andrew Harvey

Listen to an inspiring speaker who will surprise, challenge and delight you with his eloquence and passion about mystical poetry, activism and human transformation.

03 May

The Vessel and the Weaving

Illustrated talk on contemporary fibre art

Facilitator: Gizella Warburton

Come and listen to a leading artist talk about her approach to contemporary textiles, as part of Select 2020 festival.

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.…

08 Jun

Our Primate Family Tree

public talk

Facilitator: 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.

07 Aug

Earth’s Revolution Poetry Performance

Poetry, Cosmology, and Activism

Facilitator: Drew Dellinger

Drew Dellinger’s spoken word performances are exquisitely intelligent, witty and rhythmic. He presents the political and social challenges we face within an expansive universe. One minute hard-hitting and the next tender and celebratory, his work expresses the wonder and contradictions…

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 and Abrahamic Spiritual Teachings

A public talk

Facilitator: Ravi Ravindra

The main difference in the two major spiritual traditions lies in the fundamental enunciation about the manifested universe.  In the Abrahamic traditions God created the world and no creature can be like the Creator.  Anyone who claimed that, as did…

15 Oct

RSA Talk: The Good Ancestor

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

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…