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.

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.

04 - 06 Mar

Climate Change Action Lab

Practical Steps to Support a Thriving Planet

Facilitator: Hawkwood College Team with Mike Berners-Lee

In this two-day residential workshop, we will look at practical tips on what we as individuals can do within our homes and work to limit our impact on our planetary resources. This action lab will offer keynote talks on understanding…

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…

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.…

15 - 19 Mar

Your Voice as a Gateway into Presence 2020

The Naked Voice Wisdom School - Spring Retreat

Facilitator: Chloe Goodchild

This unique retreat is inspired by Chloe Goodchild’s lifelong experience with sound and voice as a contemplative and reflective experience. Enjoy exploring a range of sound skills for self-inquiry, conscious movement, and the healing medicine of dynamic silence. You will…

21 Mar

Blacksmithing Day – 21 Mar 2020

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

Blacksmithing Day – 22 Mar 2020

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…

23 - 26 Mar

Relaxing Woodwind Playing

Facilitator: Laurence Perkins

Relaxing Woodwind Playing has a particular focus on well-being and relaxation. Suitable for players from grade 5 to advanced level, the programme includes music by Mozart, Vaughan-Williams and Copland, alongside medieval plainchant and traditional folk melodies. The ensemble will play…

27 Mar

Reinventing Organisations XTRA March

Module 1 - Connected Leadership

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…