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.

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 - 03 Nov

Climate Action Lab IV
Virtual Event

#ShakeUpTheSystem #COP26

Facilitators: Climate Action Lab IV created by Hawkwood Centre for Future Thinking in partnership with CAT's Zero Carbon Britain, One Resilient Earth & Network of Wellbeing

Hawkwood’s flagship climate action lab is a three-day intensive conference to #ShakeUpTheSystem! Welcoming world leaders at the forefront of change. Take a stand and play your part to ensure a greener, more resilient & creative future for all. Welcoming Vandana…

01 - 22 Nov

Global Philosophy
Virtual Event

An Introduction to the Philosophy of India, China & the Muslim World

Facilitator: Darren Harper

Much of the world’s philosophy has historically been ignored by the West. Yet, if philosophy is a love of wisdom, there is no doubt that the philosophy of cultures from all locations and times can enrich us. This course will…

01 - 22 Nov

Awakening the Sage Within
Virtual Event

From Age-ing to Sage-ing: In Partnership with Sage-ing International

Facilitator: Felice Rhiannon

With the remarkable opportunity to live longer, healthier and more fulfilled lives, we have the choice to change the paradigm of ageing…we can age outside the box. Using the interactive model created in the ground-breaking book “From Age-ing to Sage-ing”,…

03 - 08 Nov

Birds and Words
Virtual Event

Birds through Time, History & Culture

Facilitator: Stephen Moss

What have birds ever done for us? For millennia, we exploited them for food, created myths and legends around them, and hunted them for ‘sport’. Gradually, though, our relationship with birds changed: we protected them, saved the places where they…

13 Nov

The Art in Listening

Personal Presence, Nature and the Lens of Self-Awareness

Facilitator: Nicholas Twilley

The Art in Listening is a forum for self-awareness practices. We use the mediums of sound, rhythm, stillness and awareness to navigate within our collective enquiry. Expanding awareness to include nature is the gateway for our embodiment of personal presence.…

14 Nov

Storytelling from Life

How Our Reality Is Created By The Stories We Tell Ourselves

Facilitator: Adam Fotheringham

A one-day workshop looking at the way we shape our experience through the stories we tell ourselves and others. We will be sharing stories from our lives, and considering how we arrived at these versions of events. We will be…

15 - 20 Nov

Wild Ways to Writing
Virtual Event

A Mentoring Journey into Deeper Nature Connection

Facilitator: Helen Moore

Wild nature writing offers a unique creative writing journey into deeper Nature connection. Assisting participants to develop a ‘co-creative writing practice’ inspired by the natural world and our ‘wild self’. Helen offers guidelines and themed assignments to inspire your outdoor…

20 Nov

The Art & Craft of Soapmaking

An introduction to soap making using plant oils, colours and scents

Facilitator: Jonathan Code

A one day workshop that introduces participants to the art and craft of soap making through an exploration of the history of soap, the use of herbs and essential oils in the making of Victorian washballs and the steps undertaken…

20 Nov
Blacksmithing Day
Fully Booked

Autumn Blacksmithing Day

Autumn at the Forge: Blacksmithing Workshop

Facilitator: Arian Leljak

During the Blacksmithing day, you 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 and…

21 Nov

Small Steps to Less Waste

Tips and techniques for a green home

Facilitator: Claudi Williams

In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to make your home more natural, and free of harsh chemicals. We will make a number of simple skincare and beauty products, as well as easy and effective cleaning products. There will…

21 Nov
Blacksmithing Day
Fully Booked

Autumn Blacksmithing Day

Autumn at the Forge: Blacksmithing Workshop

Facilitator: Arian Leljak

During the Blacksmithing day, you 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 and…

30 - 21 Nov

Wisdom of Self-Healing Systems: Winter
Virtual Event

Winter Season

Facilitator: Katherine Long

Spanning the Spring and Autumn equinoxes, and the Summer and Winter solstices, this quartet of online retreats provides the opportunity to deepen your relationship with Self in a flowing exchange within the wider body of Nature.