Upcoming Courses & Events

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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.

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…

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…

07 - 09 Feb

I Fagiolini – Au Naturel

Friends of I Fagiolini Weekend

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. *This weekend is primarily for…

09 Feb
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Music Course Showcase Concert

A Sing Through

Facilitator: Robert Hollingworth

Join Robert Hollingworth and students 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. An informal sing…

10 - 14 Feb

Volunteer Week

Help Hawkwood Shine!

Facilitator: Hawkwood team

In the run up to Valentine’s Day, come and give Hawkwood some love! Help to make our place sparkle and shine for spring alongside other willing workers. Skills needed are: painting, decorating, carpentry, maintenance and more. In exchange for your…

10 - 21 Feb
Hawkwood Outdoor Classroom Stroud
Fully Booked

Outdoor Classroom Build Week

Outdoor Community Classroom Taskforce

Facilitator: Adrian Leaman

Volunteers are invited to work with wood and stone to complete a camp kitchen, flexible work surfaces and seating, a sheltered fire pit and twin compost loos. Warm, cosy accommodation and delicious food provided. We are looking for people who…

14 - 16 Feb

Viol Consorts

Facilitator: Jane Francis and David Hatcher

This weekend invites players to try their hand at different sized consorts, working at times from facsimile music on renaissance instruments. Expect to be stretched and encouraged in your practice within a supportive atmosphere. There will also be new content…

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
Fully Booked

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…

20 Feb
Fully Booked

Created @ Hawkwood

Spoken Word, Puppetry, Music and Sound

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

23 - 26 Feb

Japanese Embroidery

Exquisite Traditional Art

Facilitator: Jackie Hall

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