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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.

05 - 08 Aug
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Flutes Inspired

Facilitator: Elisabeth Hobbs

Do you love playing the flute? Would you like to improve your flute skills in an encouraging and supportive environment? Elisabeth’s focus is on helping you to make real progress in your flute-playing journey. This intensive course includes flute choir,…

08 - 12 Aug
Fully Booked

Qi Gong Meditation Retreat

Facilitator: Andy Henry

The focus of these five days is the study of Taijiwuxigong (a Qi Gong system) for self-healing, allowing us to come more into our real nature or our true state of being. This is characterised by an increased sense of…

14 - 16 Aug

Strings Summer School

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Facilitator: Members of Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO) presents its second annual Strings Residential. Come and enjoy specialist coaching from string players of the world-class orchestra as you explore popular string orchestra repertoire, build ensemble and musicianship skills, as well as delving into the…

16 - 18 Aug
Fully Booked

Bach B Minor Mass Choral Weekend

A singing weekend with Gavin Carr

*Fully booked, please sign up for the waiting list – click on the “Register your Interest” button under prices.   Enjoy a life-enhancing weekend traversing the vast landscapes of one of Classical music’s greatest creations. Gavin Carr will bring his…

18 Aug

Sing-through Choral Concert

Bach Choral Concert

Facilitator: Gavin Carr

Listen to an informal performance of Bach’s B minor Mass, the culmination of the Choral Experience Weekend. One of the Baroque period’s most celebrated masterpieces, this Mass was Bach’s last major work before he died in 1750. It is widely hailed…

23 - 26 Aug
Hildegard
Fully Booked

Connecting Heaven and Earth

The Chant of Hildegard of Bingen

Facilitator: Emma Kirkby Dbe. & Caitlín Matthews

This course explores the life and chant of Benedictine abbess, Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179). On this singing Masterclass, which is open to all singers, Emma Kirkby will lead us in singing Hildegard’s sublime chant, which was written by the abbess…

26 - 27 Aug

Kabbalah & the New Sciences

A Kabbalistic view on science

Facilitator: Mike Bais

Kabbalah and science will be brought together in this intensive course, where we will primarily experience that the different paths of science and mysticism all lead to the same end. This is a workshop where theory and practice will come…

27 - 30 Aug

Kabbalistic Summer School

Making Kabbalah relevant in our contemporary world

Facilitator: Kurt Browne and Joanna Lapage-Browne

The Kabbalah Summer School offers a great opportunity to learn about (and to find meaning in) the universal Kabbalistic Tree of Life. The four days incorporate illustrated talks, guided meditations, devotional practice and time in nature, combining to bring Kabbalistic…

29 Aug

Anthotype Photographs

Meet the Artist - Residency Programme

Facilitator: Artist in Residence Nettie Edwards

Nettie Edwards will be an artist in residence at Hawkwood 26-30 August 2019 supported by the F W Reckitts Arts Trust. She works with historic photographic processes and digital technology combining vintage photographs and natural plant forms in the “anthotype”…

30 - 01 Aug
Classical Guitar Masterclass Hawkwood Craig Ogden
8 Places Left

Classical Guitar Masterclass

Facilitator: Craig Ogden

A masterclass opportunity to study with one of the best classical guitarists of our generation. This enjoyable, intense weekend study course is suitable for experienced players and advanced students with a minimum skill level of Grade 6 guitar. There will…

30 - 01 Aug
Fully Booked

The Alexander Technique

Take control of your movement and your pain

Facilitator: Robin & Béatrice Simmons

In each course, we emphasise the fundamental principles of the Alexander Technique and also make sure to address the needs and enquiries of each participant. The Technique can be applied to any activity so we are always interested to convey…