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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.

We are open and have implemented a Safety Protocol in order to welcome you to a secure venue following recommended government guidelines (COVID Risk Assessment).

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01 - 04 Nov

Japanese Embroidery

Exquisite Traditional Art

Facilitator: Jackie Hall

This unique art form originated in Buddhist temples and is used for the elaborate decoration of Kimonos. This rarely taught skill has been based at Hawkwood for over sixteen years.  Using traditional methods and techniques you will produce truly stunning…

01 Nov
Fire Ceremony
Event Cancelled

Fire Ceremony

Samhain

Facilitator: Kate Dineen

The mystery of fire speaks directly to us and reminds us of our ancient selves, the calling of our ancestors whose wisdom we carry in our DNA. In prehistoric times fire was used locally for warmth, cooking; upon beacons to…

06 - 05 Nov

Reinventing Organisations XTRA [online]

Facilitator: Peter Baily & Paul Jackson

It is wonderfully ironic that, due to the COVID pandemic, we have had to re-invent our Re-inventing Organisation workshop. And even more ironic that we had to apply many of the workshop themes to create our online version – agile…

09 - 30 Nov

Tai Chi [online]

For Mind, Body and Spirit

Facilitator: Chris Taylor

Learn the ancient art of Tai Chi – slow and graceful movements that build health, focus the mind and connect you to the energy that flows through all life. * Please note that this is an online course, delivered via…

19 - 10 Nov

Sustainable Living: An eco-series [online]

A series to inspire practical eco-action in the home

Facilitator: Hawkwood Centre for Future Thinking

As a Centre for Future Thinking with an awareness of wellbeing, we felt it was only right that we put together a programme to inspire sustainable living in the home this winter. Amongst immense pressure, change, uncertainty and chaos, we…

19 Nov

Sustainable Living: Plastic with Chloe Turner [online]

An Eco Series: Session 1

Facilitators: Chloe Turner, Stroud District Action on Plastic

As a Centre for Future Thinking with an awareness of wellbeing, we felt it was only right that we put together a programme to inspire sustainable living in the home this winter. Amongst immense pressure, change, uncertainty and chaos, we…

20 - 22 Nov

Transformative Leadership Programme

How can we embed human connection in services and systems?

Join a 6 month Learning Marathon to explore the answer to this question and develop the craft of relationship-centred design, together with a dozen peers. Based in London with 2 residential weekends in Stroud, the Deepr Learning Marathon is powered…

20 - 22 Nov
20-470 Reconnecting with words Hawkwood college
Event Postponed

Re-connecting with Words

A Dark Angels workshop

Facilitator: John Simmons and Neil Baker

This practical workshop is a special opportunity to boost your creative energy as we head into the winter months. We’ll share some simple tools and exercises to help you connect with words in new ways. The weekend will be suitable…

21 Nov
Event Postponed

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…

22 Nov
Event Postponed

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…

23 - 30 Nov
Event Postponed

Icon Painting in the Russian Byzantine Style

Ancient Byzantine Icon Painting with the Prosopon School

Facilitator: Deacon Nikita Andrejev

In this year’s class, Deacon Nikita Andrejev will guide participants through the process of drawing and painting a forward-facing, shoulder-height female saint. After studying classical images from a variety of sources, each participant will choose and sketch a particular female…

24 Nov

Protected: Systems Thinking & Education for Sustainable Futures

The Hawkwood Circle: Conversation 1

The Hawkwood Circle has emerged via a collaboration between Sustainability Education (SusEd), the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) and Homerton Changemakers, University of Cambridge, in partnership with Hawkwood. Humanity faces a ‘historical moment’ requiring transformational new thinking,…

25 Nov

Awakening the Sage Within [online]

Exploring the work "From Age-ing to Sage-ing": A Live Talk

Facilitator: Felice Rhiannon in partnership with Sage-ing International

Life expectancy in the UK has increased to over 80 years. This gives us a remarkable opportunity to live long, full, meaningful lives. This opportunity has never existed before. We have been given the gift of changing the paradigm of…

26 Nov

Sustainable Living: Energy with Kit Dixon [online]

An Eco Series: Session 2

Facilitators: Kit Dixon, Good Energy

As a Centre for Future Thinking with an awareness of wellbeing, we felt it was only right that we put together a programme to inspire sustainable living in the home this winter. Amongst immense pressure, change, uncertainty and chaos, we…

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